I see many graduates from Wizard's Peak University among you! Welcome fellow alums! WPU! I haven't been back to Magus Valley for many years, I hear it's still growing and growing!
Old Magus Valley! I've never been, but my great to the sixth grandma was in the invasion force that sacked it after the Disintegration!
Magus Valley was founded in the valley below Wizard's Peak to support the construction of Chagroth Durinhelm's Wizard's Peak Academy in 2995. It grew from the camps of workers and support staff who were just stayed after the school was completed. As the university became a hub of activity during The Lichwars the valley below filled with the people needed to make food, supply clothes, and build infrastructure.
Destruction and Rebuilding
The nascent community suffered horribly after the Disintegration of Kirinal. Wizard's Peak was a lightning rod for wild magic surges. The original campus was blasted into rubble along with many of the original buildings in the town below. The students, faculty, and residents suffered massive casualties.
The remaining population was almost wiped out by orcish raiders before Chagroth returned from Kirinal to find his family. He drove off the raiders and decided to pull back from the rest of the world to raise his children and rebuild his school and town. He focused as much as possible on building up the school and the community of Magus Valley, planting the seeds of greatness that would bloom in the coming centuries.
Hub of Invention
As he rebuilt the university and the town, Chagroth ensured that only the best methods and materials were used. He thoughtfully planned the layout of streets and buildings to promote peace and thoughtfulness. He needed an intelligent and focused population for his grand goal of taming the chaotic wild magic of the Kirinal Pit.
The tools and methods required to save the world did not exist. He built great magical foundries and factories to make the tools and arcane engines. He built the minds to use those tools in the university. In the end the Orrery of Worlds provided salvation for Erathia.
Magus Valley is the center of magitech research and innovation in the world. There is a direct rail line from the Kirinal Concordance Zone, bringing materials and wonders from other worlds directly to their labs and research centers. Many graduating students stay in town to join the many guilds and companies untangling the mysteries of otherworldly magic and technology.
Humans, gnomes, elves, dwarves
Halflings, goblins, soulforged