The Jowston Army was the standing national army of the City-States of Jowston from its inception in 314 until its collapse in 460. Individually maintained by each member of the Jowston Alliance, the Jowston Army had been involved in many conflicts with its neighbours, most infamously against the Scarlet Moon Empire, and later, the Toran Republic.
Formed as a result of the signing of the Jowston Alliance in 314, the Jowston Army was created, along with the nation, to protect the city states from the increasing aggression of the neighbouring Highland Kingdom.
War with Highland came to pass in 428 with a Highland invasion of Muse. Weak leadership saw much of Jowston territory fall early in the war, but great tactics and leadership from Genkaku saw the war turn on its head by 432 and the two forces were in deadlock when a peace agreement was signed in 434.
In 447, it was Jowston who invaded the Scarlet Moon Empire in an attempt at territorial expansion, igniting a short-lived but fierce war between the two regional powers which would sour relations over the following decade. The Jowston advance was repelled the following year with an upsurge of pro-war opinion within Scarlet Moon, thanks to the notorious Kalekka Incident.
The Jowston Army once more attempted to occupy Scarlet Moon territory in 457, occupying Senan as part of a ploy by the Toran Liberation Army to force the surrender of Kasim Hazil. In 458 , war flared between the newly established Toran Republic and Jowston and the occupying Jowston forces were eventually repelled.