This book describes the retaking of Freemarch from the Warlord Jakub in the point of a view of a citizen of the March:
From the papers of Dunbart's Guide to Telara: Freemarch
The Freemarch took its name when Jakub the Tyrant was overthrown as ruler of the March. When the Eth Empire fell in the Convocation, many local rulers rose up to the fill gaps in leadership, squabbling to carve up the world. Few were just or kind. The people of the March, however, overthrew their warlord and instituted a system of elected leadership known as the March Wardens, which survived the rise of the Mathosian Empire and still flourishes today.
The following is a recently discovered account from the perspective of one farmer who survived the slaughter of the final battle against Jakub:
"The way I remember it, and I am a very old man now so am sure these things have gone fuzzy with time, but I remember that we had almost no trained soldiers left on our side. They'd all been bought by Jakub or died in the early fighting. What stood before Jakub was nothing more than the small folk armed with whatever they could find. But we were fighting for more than they were. We were fighting for the right to live with our bellies full, to choose how we would live, who to live it with and where our steps could take us. We were fighting, in short, for everything. Dying didn't matter, cause there was nothing to live for if we lost. In the end, I can think that's the only reason we won. We had a will to win. That and Elliam. Without Elliam none of us would have had the courage to rise up to begin with."
According to a different artifact set, Eliam set some fair and reasonable laws down after becoming the first March Warden of Freemarch. The artifact set "Scrolls of Eliam" reads that Warden Eliam put down edicts of social justice into scrolls for future Wardens to follow to keep Freemarch safe:
- Scroll of Consent
- Scroll of Liberty
- Scroll of Justice
- Scroll of Consanguinity
- Scroll of Peace
- Scroll of Happiness
I think I could live with those edicts.
References: This is taken from the book "Liberation of the March" found in Freemarch. The information belongs to Trion and is not mine in any way or form!!!! I think it's an interesting look at the history of the March, which by the way, used to be called Emerald March.