Rise of Emperor Bradwick
In the distant past the city of Greyport was on the brink of collapse. The current Emperor Alastair was trapped on the brink of death with no heirs to take his place on the throne. The nobles that led in his absence led with greed and cruelty, the city dying of a strange sickness that hardened the flesh until the victim died a painful death as they suffered from Mummer. During this time magic was strictly banned and hunted by the Church of the God of Man, inquisitors would hunt all those from the main land with impunity on massive witch hunts. During this time a commoner from the lowest part of town stepped out from almost no where with the backing of the legendary God King He took command as the undisputed ruler of Greyport and the surrounding lands of Greyport. Sealing peace with the dwarves and Elves that also lived on the island he banished the church and established magic as a lawful and noble practice. To the commoners there was never a ruler that seemed to be on their side more than King Bradwick (dropping the Emperor title to signify the end of the wars with the mainland). As if by miracle the mummer was cured overnight people waking with full use of their limbs and no trace left of it. King Bradwick ruled for many decades after being set up, often coming against the ruling nobles as he pushed back against years of their power and greed setting the laws in the land. When King Bradwick died the common people had a week of mourning for their fallen leader.