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1868
Octobre
House Kaedon begins to send out messengers to the Faithful of the many and to rebuild the County's military structure.

House d’Armaz begins a program of public education throughout their county.

The Goblin King Jaryth awakens to his full power and begins to awaken the Lesser Sidhe in the Ergonian Mountains.

Novembre
Lady sir Helena Shepherd calls on all Knights, noble or Hedge who worship the Many to her side. Combined with their retinues they form the beginnings of the Order of the battleborn, Knights of the Many sworn to protect the faithful.

Four Corners opens the Sorceror Academy to try and learn the intricacies of Magik. All nations are invited and all nations have a wing of the Academy.

Decembre
Galenthian Fire Jars are discovered and created by Lady Belladona Ulsen.

During the All Feast Day celebrations, the Queen of Galenthia bestows honours on various Galenthian regiments that fought at Goldhollow - the title "Royal Goldhollow Regiment" for that force, battle honours for the colours of all present and a special double gold stripe for the Royal Regiment of the Burnished Spur, recognising their selfless sacrifice at the last battle of the siege.

1869
Janvier
Prince Sylvain al’Ramar convinces the Lord Admiral of Navlai to leave the war of the West in an impassioned speech that captures the hearts of the Senate of the West. Navali leaves the war and adopts a stance of Neutrality, but swears to continue watching the waters for White Hall.

Fevrier
While conducting a clearance in force for the Fallow Lands garrison at Oracla, a small army composed of Chandus, Sedar and Njorfolk soldiers is ambushed on three sides by a much larger Rikton host under Cardinal Varyth Teleko which had completely eluded detection. The Galenthains, commanded by Baron Thomas Chandus, draw back into an all around defence and are assaulted by wave after wave of enemy troops. A quick plan for a breakout his hatched by the commanders. The integrity of the line is held by Sedar spearmen and men at arms while the Chandus Sun Shield Guards smash through the rear of the formation, screened by Njorfolk Vigamandr.

Led by Baron Sedar and his children, the Sedar force takes massive casualties under the onslaught, resulting in the extinction of their noble line. The Chandus and Njorfolk take fewer dead, though they are still badly mauled, and Jarl Ranulfr Raudi is captured by the forces of Rikton. This defeat marks a setback for Galenthia's forces in the Fallow Lands, as these banner forces are impelled to withdraw from theatre to reconstitute. However, Rikton's forces make no further moves over the next several months due to the amount of soldiers that the ambush has cost them.

D'Rana is conquered by the Legio III of Kentaire.

Marse
Dario Tevino moves the ancient water spirit of Flumel to the lands of House d’Armaz giving her the Fiorello as her new home.

Avril

Mai
Battle of the Sidhe Steel: The Arrani Legion after resting from the battle of Evalle, moves to confront the Kentaire Legio II. Both commanders wield Sidhe Steel swords and clashed personally multiple times. The sparks of the two blades were said to light the ground on fire around the two combatants. In the end, the Legio II was driven from the field.

Juin
For a reward of services to the Crown, and to further stabilize the kingdom of Aequor, Baron Ramius d'Arran is elevated to the noble rank of Duke, and granted territorial rights and privileges of a Duke. The new al'Arran is also granted the lands of d'Kemp, and the clan heads of house Arran are granted Greater Lordships.

Juliet
Through much experimentation and more than a few destroyed laboratories, Sir Bertram of Harcourt and several court alchemist of House d'Armaz develop several types of encased, explosive 'pods', terming them grenades. Beyond generic explosive grenades, they also develop "smoke pots". The research also results in improved and more reliable satchel charges, delighting engineers everywhere.

The grenades require extensive fuse work in order to utilise, confining them to trained engineers. Even well made grenades have a tendency to dud at least a third of the time and are extremely heavy due to the eccentric mix of compounds within them, significantly limiting their range. However, they prove their use, especially urban warfare and siege breakthroughs, though they certainly do not revolutionise warfare.

Aout
The Battle of Nightmares: The Lord Marshal Gauvain Tarris enters into a long field battle with the Cardinal Varyth Teleko. Over the course of the month, the two sides clash in multiple full scale battles with neither side declared the true victor. Attributed to the violence of the clashes, almost any soldier who fought there will claim that they had nothing but nightmares when they slept. The most common being that of a monster wielding a sidhe steel sword cutting down innocents and drinking their blood.

Septebre
Months of negotiations by Baron Thomas Chandus result in the hiring of a full Dragon (2,000) of mercenaries for Galenthia. Arriving in Firen, they then march out and provide strong reinforcement to the Fallow Lands defences, stabilising the Galenthian line after a bad campaign year. The mercenaries are coordinated by the experienced hand of Lord Julian Venantius and retained on a rotating contract that regularly replaces their forces in theatre.

Octobre
On Spirit Day, The Goblin King Jaryth unleashes his hordes and Lesser Sidhe on the Ergonian Mountains, claiming the mountain range as his own. He begins to push out the native Caltu tribes that reside there.

Novembre
Four command positions are created in the Galenthian Army, one per Duchy. These new Brigadiers are enrolled as officers of the Royal Order of the Griffon, and will both command and organise all royal forces in their respective Duchy. Initially, two are appointed - Baron Thomas Chandus for the Duchy of Tarris, and Sir Xavier Arkanin for the Duchy of Wayston.

Decembre

1870
Janvier
Secure on their defensive line, a full Galenthian Royal Regiment lands in Aequor while a cohort of the Argent Legion lands in Galenthia to do exchange. Meanwhile, the Royal Galenthian and Royal Aequorian Navies conduct exchanges with each other and with Ryalta's nascent navy, assisting in the development of that force that will eventually lead to the formation of the Red Ocean Fleet in 1872. These exchanges help bind the three allied countries together and their differing ways of fighting help foster improvements in tactics and techniques among all sides.

Fevrier

Marse
Battle of the Red Sands: This marks the first encounter of the Mitanga in the West. A few Mitangan ships landed in southern Kentaire. There a Civil Legion numbering close to Five Thousand troops arrived believing they were being raided by White Hall. Upon finding only five hundred warriors there, the legion maneuvered to engage and were promptly engaged by the Mitangan Warrior Caste there. After several hours the Legion was routed, and the Praetor’s Heart was ritualistically cut out and eaten by the Mitanga War Leader.

Avril
House d’Rana is liberated by the combined efforts of Lord Zayne d’Rana and the Lord Elios d’Rana. After a long guerrilla war against the Legio III of Kentaire, the lands are freed from Kentaire in the Battle of the Bears. While the Lordships of d’Rana are freed, there is terrible damage done to the lands which will require years to restore.

Mai
Having been pushed both north and south, the Caltu Tribes finally leave the Ergonian Mountains. In the North they approach the Duke of al'Arran and ask to be allowed admittance to his territory, swearing to bend the knee to his king, and the Duke himself. A few of the tribes move to the bordering city state where they are welcomed by the Many Worshippers there.

In the South, some the Caltu approach Viscount Thomas Chandus while others approach Viscount Sonya Kaedon for refuge. Both Counties and the Northern Duchy accept the refugees. Both House Chandus and House al’Arran are attacked by the Caltu's pursuers, forces of the Goblin King led by Lesser Sidhe Knights.

Though both houses engage the enemy on separate days, they both defeat the enemy. Both Duke al'Arran and Baron Chandus are challenged directly by the Lesser Sidhe Knights and they both slay the enemy commanders in single combat. They are both the first victories and the first battles against the Goblin Kingdom.

Juin
Battle of Fire and Sky: Mercenary Altair, a sorceror battles the Praetor of the Legio V who is also a Sorceror. The battle took place over the better part of the day, and denotes the first clash between Sorcerors in the field of battle. The site, in southern Fiorello bares the scars of the battle where the ground was burned to coal and glass, and then shattered by the impacts of Altair's force magik. In the end, Altair is successful and gains the Praetpr's Sidhe Steel blade, as well as the By name of Dragoon. He is also officially adopted by Adriono d'Armaz and Knighted. From this day on, he is now Lord sir Altair d'Armaz.

Juliet
Under the sponsorship of House Chandus, missionaries for the One Faith are sent primarily into the Galenthian lands of the Many. They stick to works of charity, peaceful preaching and are welcomed with open arms by many of the communities they arrive in. They do not venture into the lands of County Kaedon, however.

Aout
The Arrani Legion again confronts the Legio II and this time is defeated in the Fiorello River Battle. The Legio II moves to secure the northern entrance of the Fiorello’s supply and the Arrani Legion moves to counter. In a protracted series of battles the Duke Ramius al’Arran is forced to leave the supply line and the Legio II establishes a base from which to raid d’Armaz lands.

Septebre
Several years of reverse engineering following Lord Eisen d'Geroux's capture of Kentairish firearms before 1868's All Feast Day battle in Aequor results in the widespread adoption of this weapon throughout the West. The new weapon, called the musket, replaces the older long cannon nearly everywhere. It is far more reliable and consistently performing and its components are mildly less expensive than its predecessor. However, it still suffers from the same issues of range, accuracy and reload time, though the latter is marginally improved. Notably, the adoption of the new muskets along with Kentaire's mortars serves to partially negate the Principality's advantage in technology.

Octobre

Novembre

Decembre

1871
Janvier
The Inquisition makes its first attempt to kill a Sorcerer. Believing her weakened by her pregnancy, the Inquisition chooses Sonya Kaedon for their target A battle is fought in the rooftops of the Kaedon capital as her Husband, Viscount Dertan Kaedon fights off the Inquisitors.

Fevrier
After several shaky years, the Sedar Barony of Leodis merges with the the Chandus Barony of Repton March. Leodis, now a Greater Lordship, is awarded to Lord Henry Chandus, Baron Thomas's brother. Consolidation begins along the entirety of Repton March and massive infrastructure projects are set for the spring and summer.

Marse
The Battle of the Thaw: House Sokar tries to feint the Rikton troops in the Fallow Lands, but are beaten back. The Heir of House Sokar, Jarret Sokar, also the Army commander is severely wounded., although he makes a full recovery.

Avril

Mai
The Blood Axe’s Revenge: Jarret Sokar returns to the Fallow Lands at the head of the same Army. There he has a rematch with the army that defeated him and this time utterly routes the Rikton forces there. This frees the coastal town of Coastmire.

Juin

Juliet
House Kaedon begins the building of multiple fortifications under the watchful eye of their Viscount, Dertan Kaedon.

Aout

Septebre

Octobre
The Burning of Coastmire: Cardinal Teleko recognizing that the city of Coastmire is providing much needed supplies via the Red Sails attacks Coastmire again. This time, the city is burned to the ground. Many claim in the chaos that the dead rose against the living, explaining the Cardinal’s outnumbered forces as the work of Dark Magik, but these are mostly dismissed as rumors and the victory is granted to the Cardinal’s exceptional military prowess. The Battle took place on Spirit Day.

Novembre

Decembre

Lord Wulfred de Ufford is raised from Lesser to Greater Lordship and awarded the entirety of the fief of Aspendon in the Queen's All Feast Day honours.

1872
Janvier

Fevrier

Marse

Avril
Amidst a thunderstorm, a terrible battle is fought in the rooftops of Alsburg along the Great Salt. A creature, after attacking Jarret and Lysette Sokar, is hunted down by Lord sir Altair d'Armaz. There the pair engage in mid air battles leaping form rooftop to rooftop. As lightning crashed the two added thier own thunder, as they threw kinetic magik back and forth at each other. In the end, it appears that Sir d'Armaz defeated and killed the creature, called Goldeneyes, but it is said to have whispered words making Altair believe it is still alive, somehow.

Mai

Juin

Juliet

Aout
Battle of the Red Waves. Kentaire sends an invasion fleet to attack the Kingdom of Galenthia's capital Firen. The newly minted Red Ocean Fleet form the Kingdom of Ryalta joins with the Sokar Red Sails, and engages the Kentaire Privateer Fleet within cannon shot of the Capital city. The battle rages for three days, but in the end no Kentaire troops landed in southern Galenthia, and the Kentaire fleet was driven off.

Septebre

Octobre

Novembre

Decembre
Baron Thomas Chandus is raised to the Viscountship. The County of Repton March is one of the smallest in the Civilised West, but highly successful infrastructure projects and a booming economy help it build on solid foundations. In recompense for losing a large chunk of territory, The Reine County Windholme receives the Riven Barony of River Wood in recompense. Viscount Thomas also helps arrange the marriage of Sir Corwin Ashedown, Duke Gauvain's bastard son, to Lady Talmir, the last of her line. The Talmir lordship passes over to the new Lord Ashedown and this near defunct fief is revived, also strengthening County Windholme's holdings.

1873
Janvier
With the approval of the rulers of County Kaedon, the Chandus sponsored missionaries of the One Faith enter these Many worshipping lands, again sticking to works of charity and peaceful preaching. They especially rely on a close relationship with Viscount Dertan Kaedon, one of their few religious fellows in the County.

Their preaching elsewhere in Galenthia has won a significant amount of new believers in the One Faith and weakened the hold of the Many in those houses that still profess polytheism. The population in the lands of Houses Ulsen, Charwin, Thalesia, Thrace and Rosendal tilt to mainly worshipping the One, though none of the houses themselves change their official faiths. The One Faith is also strengthened in the lands abutting these Many worshipping houses by the same missionaries.

Fevrier

Marse
The Queen of Galenthia sends the Lord Marshal, Duke Gauvain Tarris with all four Royal Regiments to the lands of Kaedon to confront House Kaedon’s growing military presence. The goal is to assure the Crown that the sudden very militarized Many worshipping County of the Sokar Duchy is not plotting a religious war. The Archduchess Isabel Sokar takes offense to a Tarris leading troops on her lands, and sends her son, the Lord Jarret “Blood Axe” Sokar to intercept and confront the Lord Marshal.

The two forces have a brief skirmish, with the Royal Regiments not only defeating the House Sokar troops, but disarming them as well. On the very same day, Tarris Vassal, House Riene attacks the Barony of House Rosendal. The Battleborn, Knights of House Kaedon had been on maneuvers and engaged the House Riene troops and defeat them. Undeterred Viscount Varian “Blood Dragon” Riene challenges the head of the Battleborn, Lady Sir Helena Shepard. The Viscount defeats her and House Rosendal surrenders.

House Reine absorbs the Rosendal lands, and two days later the Baron and Baroness of House Rosendal die when their ship exploded due to a magazine failure. Viscountess Sonya Kaedon reaffirms her allegiance to the Throne, and three days later, the Lord Marshal confronts his Viscount and forces him to reaffirm his loyalty as well.

Avril
The Kentaire forces in Aequor begin a push in several fronts. Heavy skirmishing and raids are condictred against the Argent and Arrani Legions, both take considerable casualties but manage to hold the line.

Mai

Juin
After a freak accident with a pair of crystals that were retrieved from a skirmish deep in Goblin Kingdom territory, Aequor and Galenthia bring in a slew of engineers to examine the objects. Months of experimentation result in the development of powered flight. The caveat - these crystals are only available deep in the Ergonian Mountains, and they are extremely rare.

Never the less, airships and dirigibles both spring into existence. Airships are modeled after naval vessels and require large crystals to enable flight. They number less than ten in the entire Civilised West and laws quickly spring up restricting anyone other than Royal authorities of using them. Dirigibles, powered by a combination of crystal fragments and directed air, are slightly more common but unstable and still difficult to build, numbering less than a dozen per Kingdom.

The implications of these craft are still unknown, but Four Corners has been quick to pounce on sales of crystals with the alleged intent of starting up a neutral transport service. It remains to be seen whether or not this occurs.

Juliet
The heavy skirmishes and raiding comes to an end in a final battle between Kentaire and the Aequorian force composed of the Argent Legion and some elements of the Arrani Legion. This battle and the others over past four months have become to be called by the Aequorans, the Battles of the Burning Months.

Aout
The Arrani Legion takes advantage of the recently pushed back Kentaire Legions and destroys the fortress of the Legio II in Fiorello. Despite the route, the Legio II escaped mostly intact, and the Praetor began several lighting strikes in surrounding towns to slow the Arrnai Legion form pursuit.
The Sokar heir, Sir Jarret, is badly wounded on the battlefield. While he recovers from his wounds, he loses a finger.

Septebre
Having slowed the Arrnai Legion, the Legio II moves to the coast, and soundly defeats an army of House d'Geroux. They take over the surrounding lands of a Defunct house, allowing the d'Geroux host to pull back while the repair and refortify the Keep there.

Octobre
The Queen of Galenthia summons both the Archduchess Isabel Sokar, and Duke Gauvain Tarris as well as their vassals to answer for the actions of the two houses. After a tense verbal sparring, the Queen makes both houses swear to put aside differences for the betterment of the kingdom and to avoid a second Civil War.

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