Severing War
Severing War
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Date 1372 - Ongoing
Location Vatharond, Tir'Ein, Ten Horns
Belligerents
Vatharond Allied Kingdoms of Nora
Ilefain
Canstice
Commanders and leaders
Sergei vel'Fitigern
Yzen Dragonskull
Aleksander vel'Heerser
Brutalathrax
Ozark Quarzkolben
Two Trees
Amerigo es'Porano
Silas Valligan
Nny
Aurrigo Dolore
Battles
Reizahn Fortress - Alexandria
Against the Elder of Annhilation
Shadow Bridge - At the Black Dragon

The Severing War, also known as the Wizard War, is an ongoing conflict between the Allied Kingdoms of Nora and the Brotherhood of Vatharond. The War was officially declared by Garnet XVII on Kithal 28, 1372 after the Battle of Alexandria.

The war was largely caused by the military campaign of the Black Dragons lead by Sergei vel'Fitigern.

Causes


1358

Beornin of the Blue Dragon dies and leaves Bjergen, his son, as king of Vatharond.

1367

Bjergen is killed by an Earth Titan at age 16 while taking a regular trip into the Wyrmspires. He leaves no heirs. The Vathroni nobles begin fighting over succession.

1368

Vatharond asks the Noran crown to moderate the situation. The High Crown asks Kristopher Loria to go, but he sends his younger brother, Nicolas Loria, instead.

1370

Due to the mediation of Nicolas Loria, Ioan Alexandru is crowned king and swears fealty to the Noran Crown. This is done to much controversy, Ioan Alexandru is a noted supporter of Nicolas Loria and of the Noran Crown. Over the next year, several Vathroni forts are given over to Noran military control, taxes are raised, and the duties of civil protection of western Vathroni cities are given to Noran military.

1372

Vatharond forces, lead by Sergei the Giant Killer, takes back all the forts from Noran control save four. These are held ransom. Nora tries to send supplies to one of these forts, but the civilian supply ship is attacked and sunk.

Nora openly invades to create a route to evacuate the people in these forts, but are routed and pushed back. The Vatharond onslaught follows these forces past Hammerstock, into Ten horns, all the way to the walls of Alexandria. There, they are finally defeated and as the route back is lightly manned, the Vatharond forces quickly move far back and hold at Hammerstock.

Overview


list of known participants in the Severing War

Battle at Reizahn Fortress (1372)

see Battle at Reizahn Fortress

Vatharond Victory

Fall of Forty Flags (1372)

Vatharond Victory. In a span of ten days or so, around forty fortresses fell due to uprising of the Brotherhood of Vatharond.

Battle of Rosewood Hill (1372)

Vatharond Victory. Battle occuring outside Hammerstock. Vatharond seized the city before quickly moving on in order to attack Alexandria with as little preparation as possible.

Battle of Alexandria (1372)

see Battle of Alexandria

Noran Victory

Battle Against the Elder of Annihilation (1373)

see Battle Against the Elder of Annihilation

Noran Victory

Battle of the Shadow Bridge (1378)

see Battle of the Shadow Bridge

Noran Victory. Beginning of the Shadowspill and the founding of the Shadow Crusade.

Battle at the Black Dragon (1379)

see Battle at the Black Dragon

Vatharond Victory. Near Pyropus Insuadibilis.



After King Ioan was appointed, many of the high nobles of Vatharond were incensed. Talk of insurection was whispered. The King was crowned in Vyknir and was under the protection of the White Dragoons.

In order to ensure the peace and conrol of the new king, several fortresses are given over to foreign control. These forts were in Westencairn, mainly along the road from Dawntown to Vyknir in order to ensure the extranction of King Ioan to Alexandria if needed. Several other forts were also chosen to obscure this reasoning.

The major Westencairn cities were given to Noran noblemen. Including Stromlitz, Falkenburg, Koniginstadt, Torvischier, Rozenport, Helena, Ostaras, Straussheim, Newald, Pinnacle Gate, Neverport, Lyre's Harbor and Dawntown.

In the early parts of the Severing War, a Noran military regiment in the service of Sir George of Brehr known as the Black Band were sent to suppress the rising aggressions in the Vathroni populace. The Black Band were notorious as a violent military force; when their pay was insufficient or lacking, they would extract payments from local villagers and one winter, the Black Band plundered Sergei's village, then allegedly raped and killed his wife, and burnt to the ground both the village church and Sergei's home. Seeking revenge, Sergei started a guerrilla war campaign against the Noran military occupation.

Sergei's armed band, known as the Black Dragons, were warriors mainly active against the Norans within Vatharond.

The founder of the Black dragons is Sergei, whose lands had been burned down and whose kinfolk had been killed by a marauding military regiment. Since the regiment had been employed by the Noran authorities to suppress the civil peasant uprising, Sergei put the blame on the authorities. After this he gathered angry peasants and some petty noblemen from nearby cities and formed the Black Dragons.

Several houses began talking rebellion. Sergei spoke with the house known most for their diplomacy and they agreed to rebel.

The ones who joined with greatest ferver were the Munthreki, those descended from the Dragontribes. The Midgardian Western Lords and the

Higher nobility were the last the hold out.

First fort to be attacked was Reizahn Fortress, near Ulthar, intending to secure the Kros river if the King needed to escape via the sea.

Several other forst were taken without much incident. The Noran forces were allowed to retreat in peace. The armies to take the forts were organized by the Western Counts.

The White Dragoons of Vyknir refused to surrender and the Castle Glittering fell to Vathroni forces.

It was only here that House vel'Laufen agreed to join the cause. The one known most for their warrior career was the only hold out. The lord was overthrown in a coup, and the new leadership agreed to the new Brotherhood of Vatharond.

A force of Norans attempted to invade with the purpose of retaking Straussheim in order to create a safe route to evacuate refugees. The forces were beated back, surprised that House vel'Laufen had joined the Brotherhood.

The Western Lords pushed forward into Ten Horns, despite reservations from Sergei that the push was too much too soon. The Western Army attempted to seige Alexandria, but was routed back to Hammerstock.

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