Ala Mhigo

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Subregion

The highlands of Gyr Abania in the eastern reaches of Aldenard were once under the control of a martial nation known as Ala Mhigo. It was, perhaps, the historically conflicted nature of the territory that forged the country into a significant military power. Even as this aggressive nation sent its forces to conquer in the west, it repelled repeated attempts at invasion from the east. In the Year 1557 of the Sixth Astral Era, however, it finally fell to the incursions of the Garlean Empire. From that time onwards, the country became merely another imperial territory under the governance of its usurpers. Though the people of Ala Mhigo once revered Rhalgr, the Destroyer, as their patron deity, any such religious observance has since been forbidden by the controlling authorities.[1]

Zones

Region: Gyr Abania
Landmass: [[]]
World: [[]]
Weather: varies
Lore
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Roughly 80 years before the Calamity, around 1500 of the Sixth Astral Era, Ala Mhigo invaded the Twelveswood, beginning the Autumn War. This inspired the city-state of Ishgard to ally with Gridania, fearing for their own territories. When the Ala Mhigans began to claim victory, Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa joined the battle on Gridania's side, ending the Autumn War as quickly as it began. This also resulted in the creation of the standardized Gil coin used as currency in Eorzea, as well as the invention of Chocobo Barding.

In year 1552 of the Sixth Astral Era, twenty years before the Calamity, King Theodoric of Ala Mhigo declared himself the scion of Nymeia. Outlawing worship of any gods save for the Spinner, he began systematic purges of the Monks of the Fist of Rhalgr, nearly wiping them out in their entirety. Theodoric's paranoia only grew, eventually gaining him the name "King of Ruin" as he purged any noble who might threaten his rule. In the end, the King of Ruin chose suicide over death at the hands of his own people when they rose up against him in revolt.

In 1557 of the Sixth Astral Era, the forces of the mighty Garlean Empire launched an attack on Eorzea. Ala Mhigo fell to their overwhelming firepower and behemoth airships, already weakened by the reign of the King of Ruin. Ala Mhigo was home to greatly influential Lancer legions, the Monks of the Fist of Rhalgr, and the majority of the Highlander clan of Hyurs. Their royalty is survived by Theodred, a nephew to the King of Ruin who survived the purges, hidden away by his mother in a temple of the Fist of Rhalgr.

Notes
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The Guardian Deity of Ala Mhigo is Rhalgr the Destroyer.


References

References
  1. Final Fantasy XIV Official Website