Around 200 men come together, led by Matthew Gendair, to make camp near Herrings Bay. They are some of the greatest warriors and soldiers and come to hold council about Gendair's idea of an army of mercenaries. Later in the year they return, now counting 800 men. Gendair announces that they shall call themselves the "Ráhaz-Dáth Mercenaries", after the Ráhaz-Dáth Desert.
After the Founding of Dasai, the "City of Soldiers", the Narfost Plain is visited more often, some hunters try their luck, but not many return. The traderoute along the Sharadon Forest is then opened, in the beginning used mainly by the Ráhaz-Dáth Mercenaries to reach Thaehavos.
The siege of Milkengrad is also the biggest job of the Ráhaz-Dáth Mercenaries so far. They are called upon by the Stratanian government to help with the siege against Milkengrad. After the last three days of the siege, called the "Battle of Three Suns" by the mercenaries, Markus Kale invents arm blades, a new weapon.
Kindo Gendair, second commander of the Ráhaz-Dáth Mercenaries, commissions carpenters and other builders to make a fort at the annual camping ground of the RDMs and names it "Fort Dasai". It is named after Dasai Gendair, great grandfather of himself and the late Matthew Gendair, first of their line and, among their family, a legendary warrior.
Thus 610 b.S. is marked as the official beginning of the Ráhaz-Dáth Mercenaries. Their main base, which is a large fortress, represents the cause for a whole city to spring up. The Mercenaries have a slow start, but many vendors, smithees, etc. and begin to flock there to get business. It grows as more and more civilians came to live and work there.
Schools are introduced for children in Dasai, training facilities are established also. The fortress of the Mercenaries expands its walls to encompass the town and integrates with it. Since the beginning Dasai is known as the "City of Soldiers", even though a town hasn't been officially founded yet. The expanded fort also houses a nice harbour and ship-manufacturing plants.
Blacksmiths, magic shops, markets, and practically everything you can think of starts springing up, as well as the houses for the soldiers' families who wish to be closer to their relatives, husbands, and fathers.
The "Twin Blades", a new division of the Ráhaz-Dáth Mercenaries, are founded. Many are impressed by the new fighting style which uses two swords. They are counted as some of the most elite warriors in the mercenary army for their mastery of the blade.
The City of Dasai is officially founded, as it has grown swiftly around the fort of the Ráhaz-Dáth Mercenaries. Those who first were setting up businesses only also build houses now, though usually closer to their work places than the fort.
Dasai is used as a military installation until the disbanding of the Ráhaz-Dáth Mercenaries in 450 b.S. It is in fact nothing more than an average city with above average smithees since then. It is a site, however, for several battles which are famous in the history of the RDMs.
Disbanding of the Ráhaz-Dáth Mercenaries
Delin Gendair, on the 200th anniversary celebration of the RDMs on the Day of Gendair, announces that they shall officially be disbanded on the next day. The army has shrunk down to only 2500 men, and all consider this a good decision. Even to this day, though, the Gendair family controls Dasai, and have yet to fail their duties through all of the years.