brave effort to bring civilization
The Emporer of Grond, Kell Hasbur, was enjoying the hight of his empire. His entire rule would prove to be peaceful and profitable. It would also prove to be the last such time period for the Empire.
At one point his scholars suggested his empire would need room to grow, to the west the Kingdom of Sirus was still in the middle of it’s final collaspe, and the land was basically a war zone. To the south the city states of the Onsilyn coast were stable and peaceful trading partners of the Empire. So that left only the long abondoned north as a possible peaceful direction for the empire to grown. So he began raising funds and looking for a loyal and skilled leader to take charge of the protect.
Sending nearly 10 thousand of his best warriors north the Prince managed to carve out a viable land, but there were enemies he had to deal with. Orc rampaged through the land often, requiring many armed men stationed in keeps all through the land. Barabarians warred with anyone and everyone from time to time. And of course the was the giant war, in which the north was nearly lost. The empire was spending vast amount of wealth and soldiers to keep the expansion going. Some point to this as a reason why when 50 years after his death the Empirial coffers were empty leading to what many believe was the quick collaspe of the empire.