Because the Highland Kingdom has had antagonistic relations with other cities and nations since its establishment, great efforts had been put into the development of its military. Each general of a company was expected to rise to the position by merit, in order to ensure that only the strong and elite would battle the enemy.
In addition, Highland actively hired mercenaries and incorporated them into their forces. Also, organizations such as the Unicorn Brigade trained young boys as soldiers, developing those who would be making up the Highland Army in the future.
- Genso Suikoden Encyclopaedia (ISBN 4-575-16297-3), page 338
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