The Red Paw was established after the last Rat King, Rodrik, abandoned his crown as the Ferrets invaded and his kingdom fell into chaos. In his absence, the five Rat barons united their forces and drove back the Saltarian warships.
Their was no heir to the throne, as the Stone of Ascension had been lost in the shipwreck that killed Rodrik. The barons, led by Osdrik, assembled an emergency council to restore order to the Rat kingdom. They annexed the lands of Muridea, and used ruthless tactics to quell unrest.