Last War

The Last War was a conflict raging between Aundair, Breland, Cyre, Thrane, and Karrnath. Its purpose was to reunite the Kingdom of Galifar after the succession conflict that occurred upon the death of King Jarot. The conflict lasted over a century and ended with the signing of the Treaty of Thronehold in 996 YK.

Background:


As King Jarot of Galifar approached old age, questions about the succession of his throne ran rampant. Although by tradition, his eldest scion, Princess Mishann of Cyre was to claim the throne, others doubted her ability to rule. Prince Thalin of Thrane felt he was far more fit to rule instead. However, on the king's deathbed in 894 YK, he gave Mishann his blessings and bade Prince Wrogar of Aundair to honor his decision.

At the funeral shortly thereafter, Mishann discussed the details of her coronation with her siblings, but they were deaf to her words. Indeed, they personally threatened to send their soldiers to Thronehold to prevent any such action. Only her brother Wrogar remained allied to Cyre, bound by honor. Later in the year 894 YK hostilities commenced. Alliances were formed, shifted, and were broken over the course of the war. Virtually no part of the continent was unaffected.

The Treaty of Thronehold was signed in 996 YK, two years after the Day of Mourning destroyed Cyre. The treaty effectively put an end to the conflict while at the same time recognizing twelve of the fifteen new nations that had come into existence during the Last War. Although the signatories abide by the treaty, many feel that the current peace will only give way to more warfare. Until one nation defeats the others and claims the throne of the ancient Kingdom of Galifar, many believe there will never be a true and lasting peace.

Timeline:

 

894 YK: King Jarot, the last ruler of Galifar dies. Thalin, Kaius, and Wroann reject the succession of Mishann. Wrogar backs his sister's claim, and the Last War begins.

896 YK: Order of the Emerald Claw established.

897 YK: Desperate to save Karrnath from the ravages of the Last War, Kaius I of Karrnath pledges his kingdom to The Blood of Vol

910 YK: Kaius II ascends to the throne of Karrnath after Kaius I disappears

914 YK: The Mror Holds declares it's independence from Karrnath. Thalin of Thrane dies and the Church of the Silver Flame assumes control of the nation as a theorcracy.

918 YK: Unknown saboteurs destroy the Glass Tower of Sharn.

928 YK: Duke Ven ir'Kesslan leads settlers from Cyre to forge the nation of Qbarra.

956 YK: Southern annex of Cyre becomes the Elf Nation of Valenar.

958 YK: The Eldeen Reaches declares itself an independent nation under the protection of the Wardens of the Wood and the guidance of the Great Druid Oalian.

961 YK: Boranel becomes king of Breland.

962 YK: Zilargo – always an independed protectorate of Breland – formally aligns with Breland while simultaneously declaring full independence.

965 YK: House Cannith perfects the modern-era warforged, living constructs designed to fight the Last War.

969 YK: Haruuc leads the hobgoblin rebellion against the nation of Cyre & Breland, and the nation of Darguun is born.

976 YK: Regent Moranna of Karrnath (ruling for the child Kaius III) outlaws the Order of the Emerald Claw.

980 YK: Queen Aurala's reign of Aundair begins.

986 YK: A trio of hags known as the Daughters of Sora Kell invade western Breland with an army of trolls, ogres, and gnolls. Unable to confront both the monsters and fight its opponents in the Last war, King Boranel pulls settlers back and seals off the land west of the Graywall Mountains. The Daughters of Sora Kell declare the sovereignty of the nation of Droaam.

990 YK: The first elemental airships go into service for House Lyrandar.

991 YK: Kaius III's rule of Karrnath begins upon his 20th birthday.

993 YK: Jaela Daran, at age 11, is selected by the Silver Flame to assume the power of the Keeper of the Silver Flame.

994 YK: A magical blast of unprecedented power obliterates the nation of Cyre creating the Mournland.

996 YK:  The Treaty of Thronehold officially ends the Last War. The treaty officially recognizes the nations of Aundair, Breland, Thrane, Karrnath, the Talenta Plains, Zilargo, Q'barra, the Lhazaar Principalities, the Mror Holds, the Eldeen Reaches, Darguun, and Valenar. The treaty further commands House Cannith to destroy the creation forges (the devices used to create warforged).  Remaining warforged are granted the rights of sentient beings.

Last War

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