Centuries before the Brigardine Conquest, much of Ardenaldt was ruled by the Regensean Empire. Even Brigard, which at the time was little more than a small tract of land in the south, was unable to escape its expansive rule. But in an indirect way, this occupation ended up eventually benefiting Brigard. That portion of the empire was going to be used as the starting point for an invasion on the nearest and biggest threat of the time: the kingdom of Aexia. Although that invasion never happened, the infrastructure remained and was widely used by citizens of Brigard for generations afterward.
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