After being deceived by the Artificer, the leaders of Ashtan looked for new ways to strengthen their city. Turning their eyes to nearby tribes, they began negotiations that lasted for months. As things were about to be finalized, the mages of the isles rose up against the newcomers and decided to stand up their own leaders. The rebellion was quickly beaten down by Truft, Akayn, Ilythla and others, before the new guards were welcomed to the city to replace those who retired.