GAT Scales of War
The proud city of Rhest, capital of the Kingdom of Rhestilor, once stood as the center of civilization in this region, its rule extending far to the east and west and south. After three hundred years of glory, a combination of corruption, treachery, and civil strife weakened the kingdom to such an extent that is was unable to withstand the horde that assaulted it two hundred years ago. This last great goblinoid uprising before the present day saw the kingdom destroyed and the city of Rhest sacked. As the goblin horde looted the burning town, its remaining defenders made a fateful decision and destroyed the levees that held back the waters of the Stonewash River, flooding the city and drowning the horde.
In the aftermath, the survivors abandoned their homes and resettled in Dennovar, Brindol, and similar communities to the south. For the last two centuries, the city of Rhest has slowly been sinking into the sodden Blackfens.