Wail of a Thousand Voices
It was to Mivon (pronounced mih-VON) that many of the Aldori Swordlords fled after Choral the Conquerer overthrew the nation of Rostland to create modern day Brevoy. Many swordlords settled in Mivon bringing with them the experience and knowledge of the ancient art of the swordlords. Warriors from as far as way Garund make pilgrimages to Mivon to learn the secrets of the swordlords, in order to do this the applicant must best a series of increasingly tough duels. The city also has a large fishing industry that specialises in catching eels in the pools surrounding the city. It is said that due to the violent nature of the city many of the eels have tasted human flesh and the phrase “a walk to the fishponds” has a very sinister meaning as the person normally does not return.
Mivon is locked in a longstanding state of quiet hostility with Pitax. Half the time these two River Kingdoms are in a state of open skirmishing and half the time they are “at peace”. During some of these extended times of peace, groups of Mivonese often sell their services to Brevic factions. In general, they prefer not to serve the Royal House of Brevoy, though for enough gold or a chance to face Swordlords they may take the job. Any work that is likely to bring them in conflict with the Swordlords of Brevoy is eagerly accepted and usually at a discount rate. Mivon feels their good name and honor are besmirched by the false accusations of cowardice by the foolish Brevic Swordlords.