A World Reborn
Mjolnir, situated on the south-west coast of the Great Inland Sea in Hitara, was the military presence in the region. Mjolnir, ruled by the greatest warrior in the city, was home to the only professional military in the region. Throughout the ages, this has always been the case. However, this military never marched to war. The Warrior Kings never marched on Vale, weak as it is, as his men would have revolted upon attacking the center of their religion. While the men would have welcomed an attack on Heimdohl, the Warrior King could not afford to go without the goods and income that was earned hiring out guards for the wealthy merchants. Thus, the military might of Hitara was confined to hunting down bandits, orc tribes, and providing guard service.
During the uprising of Koryuu and his servants, Mjolnir was unable to provide much assistance. They were not able to mobilize quickly enough to reach Byakko, despite being the closest to his location. The substantial guard force that was hired out by Heimdohl was wiped out by Seiryuu’s tornadoes. And then came Suzaku, who’s volcano laid Mjolnir to rest under a graveyard of ash. To this day, no substantial effort has been made to rebuild Mjolnir, as the few survivors lucky enough to have been away from the city have not been able to muster enough support among the rebuilding citizens of Vale or Heimdohl.
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