Southsward as once a quite place. Peaceful creatures and all in harmony. Until Shanng Redclaw came..
With his mate Sayra, they conquered Southsward in a single season. Enslaved all, and the ones who refuse were killed. Including Gael Squirrelking, Muta, Rab Streambattle, and his mate Iris. Serena Squirrelqueen, Benji, Wincey, Rab's son Ruddy, and Figgs were all spared, but through as personal slaves.
All was ruined in Southwards, until Sayra had a daughter with silver fur; named Sala.