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This article is likely to be split into several smaller ones, but putting it all here for now.

"Centuries Ago": The Unforeseen War / The Sudden War

For more details, see The Unforeseen War.

Drekissin and Akuban War.

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Akuba invades by surprise. They take Tulwikk (Outlast) in a single day to use as a staging area for an invasion of Kronwikk and Iron Ridge. A surprise attack on Cawksport sinks most of the Drekissin navy in the Shallow Sea. Forces are landed in the southern region of Iron Ridge, splitting to attack Kronwikk and Krublin.

Iron ridge stops the invasion at Whalers Bay. Akubian navy takes Bon' Dundisyr. While Akuba's main force sieges Kronwikk and Whalers Bay, a secondary forces pushes across the country taking Renkore and making for Bergshire but are rebuff by defences along the forest line. The siege of Cawksport ends after a year after disease ravages the defenders. Kurshwikk is attacked at the start of the Cawksport siege and taken, but cannot be held. Akubian forces retreat after a few months, burning the town as they leave. The Drekis fleet is rebuilt in secret just west of Fen Den after Kurshwikk is burned.

The new Drekissin fleet is launched and immediately resieges Cawksport. Drekissin ground forces retake Arum County before moving west to Stoneport, and then north to Renkore. Troops are landed near Tulwikk and the city is sieged for the first time. The Akubian fleet makes it way to fight the new fleet. The Akubian fleet is destroyed and the Drekissin fleet is crippled. The remainder of the war is a grind of Drekis slowly taking land and Akuba slowly giving it up.

1380: Conquest of Gadia

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In 1380, Eridon conquered the Kingdom of Gadia, the small Kingdom that resided on Gade Isle. Eridon's size made the war short-lived affair. So quick and one-sided was the war that the people of Gadia had no choice but to accept new rulers. The Eridonian forces landed on the south-east coast of Gade Isle and were met with resistance right away. They arrived at the forest outside of Pinespur and were met with resistance. Then there was the battle for Pinespur itself. After these three battles, each a decisive victory for Eridon, the Kingdom of Gadia was as good as taken. The last holdout of the invasion were the villages around Gator Beach.

Pinespur, the former capital of the kingdom, became the County Seat of the new Kell County. The existing nobility were reduced in rank as new people were placed in positions of power across the island. The language of Gadian was suppressed and Eridonian was taught instead. Very few today know Old Gadian. A few former Noble Family went into self-imposed exile to avoid Eridonian rule.

In the hundred and thirty years since the war there have been no rebellions and no uprisings. Eridon has had no desire to change the way of life in Gadia, only to redirect the taxes to their own coffers. People change the flags moved on with life, while the island fell into decline.

1485: The Never War

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The 3 Prong Attack

Eridon tried to conquer Mahtava in 1485.

Forces made a 3 prong attack. One prong by sea in the south. One prong over land through the Giant’s Hills. One prong flown in over the canals near Peatsburg using wizards to send elite troops into the Riverwind Forest.

The invading ships were caught in a storm near the Lost Coast, destroying a fifth of the fleet and damaging another fifth to the point they had to turn back. The surviving ships met the Mahtavian fleet south of Yunta in a one sided battle. Eridonian forces retreated, but many of the ships that were damaged in the storm were too slow to escape and were hunted down by the Mahtavian fleet.

The overland prong was attacked by Xorathis' chlorine breath weapon on the edge of The Overgrowth. The remaining troops ran into packs of hill giants, and eventually were turned back without having seen a single Mahtavian soldier.

The elite troops flown in were successful in gathering undetected, but without the main invasion branches, there was little to do. They attacked and successfully conquered Vistria, holding it for a few months. Eventually they were overrun.

The war was a massive defeat for Eridon and almost a footnote for Mahtava.

1508: Hemdorkas Incursion

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In early 1508 Grell appeared in the Hemdorkas Hills at the farth north of the Kingdom in huge numbers.

Queen Kiara, at age 19 in the first year of her reign, asked Nixiem to drive back the monsters. Nixiem refused, telling Queen Kiara this was her first big test as a queen and that she would never earn the trust or respect of her people if she didn’t do something about it herself.

After much arguing, Queen Kiara called her banners and sent General Mofkers to quell the grell.

The Grell proved to be more troublesome than expected. Their abilities of levitation surprised the Eridonian forces and huge numbers of men died when swarms of Grell descended from the sky at night onto unsuspecting troops camped below. This would prove to be a favorite tactic of the Grell, one that gave them their best victories, and one that eventually would be their downfall.

The incursion lasted 9 months, and badly bled the kingdom. So many soldiers died in the first four months of the campaign with no sign of progress that barons began appointing new landlords to replace knights sent to war under the expectation that they would not return. Many knights returned to find their lands and holdings given away or repossessed. Soldiers that were paralyzed by Grell, but ultimately survived, were shunned under the belief that Grell reproduced by laying their young inside those they paralyzed but did not kill.

The source of the grell was never found, but after their defeat at the Battle of Highland Camp, where the Eridonian forces set an ambush for the grell, they fled back into the hills and vanished. The ambush, comprised of building a fake camp for the army while hiding bowmen and wizards on the back edge of camp, resulted in the deaths of many Eridonian soldiers by friendly fire. Some would go on to call the use of soldiers as live bait, and the indiscriminate fire into their ranks (which were swarmed by grell), a betrayal of the very soldiers sent to fight these monsters.

Aftermath
The Bastards of the Firewood are veterans of this war, who felt betrayed. Based out of the Firewood led by Kerak the Vengeful, a cleric of Velthara, and the disavowed knight Zaerin, that has been raiding and sacking nearby villages and even Anvil itself. The area has been attacked over and over in the last six months of 1508. In the last month of 1508 one of the temples in town was burned, and the keep was attacked. The gatekeeper and guards on the walls were slain, the keep itself was raided, but the captain of the guard and the men in the keep managed to push back The Bastards of the Firewood, who fled with a sizable amount of loot. The captain of the guard died of his wounds.

In response, Anvil called it banners and marched into the Firewood. Somehow the bandits got word of this plan, and used it as an opportunity to sack and burn to the ground three keeps at three different villages. In exchange, the Bastards of the Firewood lost all their supplies and the fortified camp they had built in the woods. The bandits have been laying low since then, but it is only a matter of time before they strike again.

1510: Demon Invasion of Eridon

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Circle: Confirmed Survived. Crosses: Confirmed destroyed; Diamonds: Destroyed by 3rd parties. Unmarked: Unknown

In early 1510, a Demon Invasion struck the cities and towns in Eridon of Shirebrook, Thornwood, Rainwood, Peatsburg, Anvil, Plainsview, Tassel, Misty Rapids, Newfort, Cauldron, Heatstroke, Limestone. Projections that at least 30% of the nation's population were slain in the attacks (~57,000 urban & ~215,000 rural).

Kneecap, Longcast & Weatherlight were attacked but survived. The Demons failed to make any ground at the Capital Stromheim. The Longcast firepits were made to burn the bodies of dead demons were so large they were seen from Mistrya.

During this time period the population of Whiteshore disappeared (urban pop 4,700), this was blamed on the Curse of the Shadow Mountains. Also Cyclopes attacked Mil Faldur, destroying much of the surface of the city.

Aftermath
In March of 1510 it was stated that Stromheim & Copperhill still stand and are still under Stromheim's control. (Misscliks Devotion: Episode 37)

The northern cities fell into chaos and are now independent city-states, which towns survived up north however weren't specified. (Misscliks Devotion: Episode 37) The city-states were raided by Mistrya a year later for their wealth. (Akuban Knights: Episode 01)

Kneecap also became a City-State, but was suffering a famine in the aftermath of the demon invasion.

Gade Isle is isolated after the fall of Eridon an factions wanted to re-establish the Kingdom of Gadia. (Dicing with Death: Malcifer Winter)

The status of Wake County is unknown.

Zweihard Blacksteel observed a large demon presence in Heatstroke and a odd blight transforming the very ground, radiating out from the city. (Dicing with Death Episode 141)

1510-1511: Drekis War of Expansion

Following the Demon Invasion of Eridon earlier in the year, Drekis saw it as an opportunity to expand their country into an empire consisting of the Mistryan and Eridonian lands.

March 1510
The Caldonian Expediton were informed by letter from the mainland that the war was started by a letter from High Princess Sela Suulwikk. Also that it was very important that the the Caldonian Expedition turn a profit for the war effort. (Letter 151003 Sela).

April 1510
1510-04-09, two fleets are sent to Eridon to raid it's wealth from Bon' Theris. One of the fleets disappears the next day while passing the Lost Coast. (Letter 151005 Richard & Hardcore Heroes: Episode 42)

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May 1510
On 1510-05-15, the siege of Old Vodan begins. The Rwalwikk family has sieged Old Vodan. A hundred mounted knights rode Through Bridge Gate and down the eastern bank of the river while their levies were brought up through the woods east of Bon' Theris by Princess Giselle Rwalwikk and a few hand picked knights. The siege is in place, although Drekis expects Old Vodan to hold out for at least a year. (Letter 151007 Richard)

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August & September 1510
Major Tavington lead the Rwalwikk cavalry to take Honeyreach and sack it on 1510-08-14, and then sack Halfhill on 1510-09-27. With the southern towns and villages of Mistrya under Drekis control, the Drekissin consider themselves in a position of great strength.

The siege on Old Vodan continues.

The attempts by Drekis to loot Eridon are not going well. The forces at Peatsburg have been slaughtered. Unknown how the other battles are going due to forest cover. (Letter 151009 Richard)

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November 1510
The Mistryan King was been overthrown by Count Alex Guilder, who is now King Guilder.

Halfhill has been razed, effectively giving Drekis control of the fertile southern half of Mistrya. (Letter 151011 Richard)

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March 1511
Drekis considers themselves in a solid position to overrun the remaining armies of Mistrya, and predict in six months the war should be over and six months after that the territories of Eridon and Mistrya will be fully brought into the fold. (Letter 151103 Richard)

Scoria and King Alex Guilder have made a deal, with the full implications unknown. King Guilder also has actively raided Eridon for wealth much like Drekis had been attempting, but with far more success. He used these new funds to make a secret arms deal with Akuba. (Akuban Knights: Episode 01).

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May 1511
Stoutend is sacked on 1511-05-02 and Dawngate is sacked on 1511-05-13 by Drekis.

Drekis captures a a number of Mistrya soldiers and turns them into slaves. A few of these are sent to Caldonia as a work force.

The free city of Goldhill is captured by two of Scoria's Offspring & the Mistryan Military. One of the two Offspring are killed by Drekissin mercenaries from Bergshire, but the town remains in Mistryan control. (Shenanigans Episode 113). Scoria arrives 10 days too late to save Nessy.

On 1511-05-22, the Drekis armies marching on Bridgelight are attacked and destroyed by Scoria. Scoria then attacked and destroyed the occupying forces at Dawngate. (Letter 151108 Richard).

1511: Akuban Civil War

The Akuban Civil War had been building for some time as King Haraziem was seen as a weak King. While the conclave wanted Haraziem gone, nothing could be done legally as long as he was crowned and alive.

However 31th March, 1511 the conclave found out that King Haraziem was assassinated by an alleged member of Drekis while on a secret arms deal in Mistrya. With the heir to the throne having lived in Drekis for a long time and having no political clout with the families, the conclave voted the Haraziem Family out of power, as the law permits, before Prince Budariousz Haraziem was inaugurated.

The conclave however could not decide on which family would rise in rank. On 24th April, 1511 the Akuban Civil War broke out, at least in Tal'Ushar, but it is expected fighting broke out in all Akuban cities.

The factions:

  • Gil'daaren (Treasury), Stone'song (Commerce), Tezro’han (Travel Infrastructure)
  • Sha'zaaren (Justice) & Spark'steel (Armory)
  • Aboudad (Equestrian), Baladin (Faith), Questari (Rangers)

Currently unaligned families: Orran (Scholarly), Sha’zhar (Magic) & Zazaren (Farming).

A Sha’zhar representative in Tal'Ushar warmed the Haraziem family, allowing them to escape the city.