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Local History of Domglund
Domglund is the largest trade city in all the kingdom. It’s population is the third largest to Dashport and Icatia City as of the last census in 1375CE. Domglund was originally a garrison for the armies of Prince Edard the Traitor in the 12th century during the Border Skirmishes betwixt Icatia and the Pictish tribes of the Dales. It was here in 1208CE that Edard’s successor, King Arnold Stuart I signed the peace treatise with Chieftain Foster Keith whom later became the appointed High Chief and whose family still holds power. The treaty is still on display in what is now the Guild Council Hall along with the quill and royal seal (Edard’s ironically enough).
For the next fifteen years or so the garrison remained under the control of the military until it was decommissioned as a fort and placed within the province of Domia. Several years later the people drafted a municipal charter and attained status as a royal city. Since then, because of its location and prominence, Domglund has grown rapidly entirely from trade between West Icatia, East Icatia, the Skycrown Mountains, the Thane, Elmshire, the Dales, and Faerie. Most trade between these nations must pass near or through Domglund which reaps the rewards. Almost all life in Domglund is based on this trade and is dependent on it.
The only important difficulty faced by the people of Domglund in its history was in 1329CE when the city was quarantined because of a plague which was localized to Domglund and the surrounding shires. This was not only tragic for many noble families but for the Guilds as well who were entirely cut off from their business. The malaise was enigmatic in that it persisted for 6 years. During which time it consumed a full third of the population. The Davidian Order found that it was powerless to stop the pandemic by means holy nor mundane. The old garrison was composed of barracks built upon massive stonemason foundations which penetrated the ground sometimes three stories deep. These foundations also served as a secret tunnel network for the foot soldiers occupying the fort. After its decommission the layouts for the undertunnels were lost and many of them still remain unexplored. During the plague, the Lord Mayor ordered most of the known foundations sealed to help isolate the disease. During the work many engineers and masons disappeared or died mysteriously. There are many superstitions surrounding the undertunnels to this day.
The king of Icatia, the predecessor to King Charles Stuart II, finally asked the Arcane Order of Mystral to help. The Davidian Order threatened excommunication but King Charles I proceeded to allow Guild Wizards on Icatia’s shores. The magi claimed the plague to be a curse emanating from Feralwood, the monks accused the Order of charming the city, but either way the plague seemed to end as suddenly as it came without any specific cause.
Today, the city prospers better than ever. The Arcane Order has spent the last year arranging to establish an outpost which is currently under construction. The original monastery is now run by the Abbot Jonathan Garrisson who has established a scholastic academy. The biggest attraction in Domglund is Market Square, the largest bazaar in all the continent held 6 days a week where almost anything may be bought at almost any price.