The King's Remittance
50 years ago, the city was devastated by an event known as the Sack of Hygrove. A planar rift opened in the heart of Hygrove, spewing forth demons, aboleths, and abominations that proceeded to destroy half of the city and devastate the surrounding coastland for miles. It took the Grey Guard and the army several months to close the rift and purge the city of the extraplanar infestation. The city has still not fully recovered from the Sack – large areas of the city are still in ruins, and in these slums crime and extreme poverty run rife.