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From The Citadel

This is the current timeline of events as agreed upon by the IC Head Agents to the Diplomat of the factions. The entries should always list the correctly spelled city-state name, not peoples name, and not nick names so that someone might search this page for all entries relevant for their city-state. To add new events, the city-state Head Agents to the Diplomat must agree with the entry to be added, then submit to Branwyn.Emerald.

Year 1121
  • Jarnfell continued to execute a series of raids in response to the taxation on travel that turned them into a menace at the Telrae'dor borders, and even danger at times. During one such series of attacks, the youngest child of a Duke was taken Hostage. They have yet to be released and word has it that the Breton's are bringing them to the Citadel for negotiations.
  • Jarnfell begins to use the road into Wylo Moors and subsequently Albion, preferring time lost with extra travel to coin given to Telrae'dor.
  • A feast is hosted at Halberg, with Khonzhou, Fendahl, and Rusavik dignitaries in attendance.
Year 1120
  • Jarnfell and Valgard band together to battle a sea serpent who was ravaging the coastline.
  • War games Hosted by Valgard at the Drasill Grasslands, the victor being the Rus.
  • Jarnfell began to raid Telrae'dor.
  • Albion's 5 year reparation ends.
  • The 20 year philosophy agreement between Bheka and Tenysia ends
  • Halberg and Fendahl dignitaries are invited to the coronation of young Emperor Kong Lingxin of Khonzhou, with the latter mostly invited to smooth over relations after the last decade. The newly appointed Emperor was presented with gifts from each of his tutors, advisors, councilors as well as all noble families attending.
Year 1119
  • Music Festival hosted by Jarnfell and Valgard at the Hill of the Kings.
  • Valgard acknowledges that it owes Telrae'dor one unspecified vote in the Arcovian Diplomatic Court.
  • When the Emperor suddenly became ill in Khonzhou, the first person to come under suspicion was naturally the recently hired court sorcerer, who was little more than a glorified apothecary and fortune teller. Using what amounted to smoke and mirrors tricks, the condemned sorcerer managed to escape his bindings and flee all the way to the outskirts of Fendahl to seek asylum, which they were more than happy to give someone who might help cure the strange conditions of their relatives.
Year 1118
  • Joint "wargames" exercises conducted between Halberg and Khonzhou in the Ulikh steppes, gauging mobility, quickness to field armies and ability to strategically take and hold land.
  • Alfarian Riddari raid Telrae'dor farms after a trade agreement for cabbage falls thru.
  • House Triarius, a noble family in Tiberia, suffers catastrophic losses when all male members of the house, to include next in line for house leader, dies in a naval accident off the coast. The remaining family member eligible for succession is a female.
Year 1117
  • Sweating Sickness consumes the Continent, no city state is left unaffected.
  • The popular rumor in Khonzhou is that the sweating sickness originated from their exceptionally strange southern neighbors. The Warlord responds by blockading traffic to and from Fendahl for the duration of the epidemic.
  • Albion and Telrae'dor found themselves embroiled in battle once more, this time their shared religion the catalyst. With Dyrlings on one side and the Frem on the other, each sought to assert the legitimacy of their beliefs over the other. The battle however quickly ended in a cease fire as the sweating sickness ran through the masses of soldiers. The two armies returned home, further spreading the disease.
  • Tension between Bheka and Tenysia is put on hold since sickness had spread. Trade borders are not crossed and a temporary truce has been enacted
Year 1116
  • Due to the destroyed grain in the previous year, Valgard has to buy seed from Halberg to offset the seed lost in the grain famine.
  • In Tiberia, The war of Broken Oaths takes place, The king had sworn to protect Rachel daughter of House Castelan. The king, so enamored with Rachel, demands she become his concubine instead of his wife. This culminated in the rape of Rachel and the war of Broken Oaths.
Year 1115
  • In reparation for the loss of beasts, Albion gave the Breton's 80% of their export monopoly for the course of 5 years.
  • The Grain Famine of the Drasill Grasslands, resulted in a destroyed cereal crop for the Alfarians, though they were not the only ones to feel it's effects.
  • Albion's decades long practice of Moorland burning fell upon a dry season. The purposefully started fire in an attempt to promote better grazing grounds quickly went out of hand and ended up killing several of the Breton's herds.
  • Bantu diplomat is mistakenly killed by Sythian pirates. There is an uproar from Bheka and Tenysia fails to take responsibility for it which in result starts more strife between the states.
Year 1114
  • Tiberia requests assistance from Fremfolk in a pending war between Arjat/Bheka and Tiberia.
  • A Tournament is held on the peak of the center mountain of the Ulikh Steppes to commemorate 70 years of peace between Halberg and Khonzhou, with fighters invited from all over east Essealas. It is practically impossible not to immediately recognize that the Jurchen Emperor and Astolfo von Roth is in attendance, with the ivory colored Imperial Guard practically overflowing from one booth and the painful glare of highly polished dress armor in the other. All contestants fought admirably, but ultimately the winner of the tournament would be a champion who hailed from Chayuan.
  • Tiberia requests payment back thrice the sum of what the resources are currently priced at. The situation is sent to the diplomatic courts in Arcovia.
Year 1113
  • A deadly disease wracks the land of Arjat putting the working population out of commission during a crucial harvest. Arjat suffers a massive economic blow. Diplomatic relations between Tiberia and Arjat are established, Tiberia sends food and resources to cover the loss. No formal agreement was documented.
  • A Rusavik fishing vessel had run aground off the northeastern coast of Essealas while fishing in Khonzhou waters and was subsequently scuttled by a nearby patrol before the crew could get the vessel back underway
Year 1112
  • Telrae'dor fashion shifts to mimic Alfarian fashion for the first time in two hundred years, this generates a great deal of frustration on part of the Alfarian who feel mocked, and further strains politically discussion.
  • Highland Games hosted by Albion, Halburg won.
Year 1111
  • Telrae'dor begins to tax the roads leading to the Citadel. Effectively concentrating their efforts on monetary extraction from Jarnfell and Valgard.
  • The son of a respected Khonzhou house that married and lived in Fendahl to forge an alliance was buried with Fenrii traditions, angering his relatives, who in turn severed political ties to the Fenrii family.
Year 1110
  • The Battle of Wylo Moor. The Albion army went face to face with the Telrae'dor's Calvary. The Dyrlings wanted to assimilate the more genial Frem and expand their nation's borders. The Telrae'dor's proposal included the banning of the tartan and the prohibition of clan land under separate Lairds. The victory fell to the Frem, though it was a narrow one at that.
Year 1109
  • Halberg bans the recently adopted fashion of codpieces within their city walls, and Arcovia follows.
Year 1107
  • Jarnfell raiding party goes too far and kills a high-standing Alfarian Jarl's child, the Jarl, holding great political sway launches a blood feud that goes up to the Royal Courts.
Year 1106
  • Aoibhínn and Isla O'Scanlan took control of Albion. Jarnfell and many other countries vied for a political marriage with the two sisters, but none prevailed.
Year 1104
  • Nothwulf's bride Zasha, died, ending the watery treaty.
Year 1102
  • Tiberia requests stallions from Arjat. Arjat refuses to export to Tiberia. Tiberia sets about to capture and steal these favored stallions. Arjat, incensed, refuses to deal with Tiberia in any matters of trade for the next 40 years.
Year 1100
  • Widespread potato famine caused the unusually sober legions of Rusavik to resort to rustling Jurchen cattle from the Ulikh Steppes. Although no official declaration of hostile intent was ever signed between either city-state, the situation forced General Shen Xinyue to divert several armies from his horde. Attempts to keep lasting control of the stolen herds were largely unsuccessful for both sides, with other city-states mockingly dubbing the conflict the "Yak Wars." The fast-paced skirmishes would continue until both city-states came to an agreement, several hundred heads of cattle/barrels of airag in exchange for a cut of next year's potato yield.
  • Traditional Bantu find Sythian philosophy tainting their own. As a result, a twenty-year treaty was conducted to prohibit confusion in the state.
Year 1098
  • Devastating Avalanche which prompted a treaty between Valgard and Jarnfell.
Year 1096
  • Fendahl stopped all Silver trade with their northern Neighbors, for a period of days equal to each arrow that was fired at their Ducal family.
Year 1095
  • In an attempt to deal with a group of local bandits smuggling their goods by river, a patrol of Khonzhou archers sat waiting in ambush along the bank of the delta. It was only until the last arrow was fired and the vessel searched that it was revealed to be a Fenrii Ducal family. Suffering one of the most shameful diplomatic incidents in the city-state's recent history, the Warlord ordered every member of the patrol's execution in and effort to make amends with Fendahl. Denied the right to die by their own sword, the condemned soldiers were stripped and hung like common criminals.
Year 1089
  • Nothwulf Nader, Warlord of Jarnfell, married Zasha Petrovich, niece to the ruling family of Rusavik, fulfilling the Jarnfall/Rusavik treaty.
Year 1088
  • After a particularly devastating battle, the Alfarian's stepped into the 'ring' drawing up a ceasefire treaty for the Bretons and Rus. This contract stated that a political marriage between the two countries should occur and join fleets.
  • A sycophantic Lady of the Reed Life, leaves Khonzhou and begins working out of Halberg to expand her clientele network. Some time after, she is is ran out of town as many of her clients ended up being high ranking officials, causing an uproar in the courts.
Year 1081
  • Conflict erupts between Telrae'dor and Jarnfell in the Islinglam Valley as Telrae'dor makes a grab for the fertile grasslands and cereal crops.
Year 1079
  • Saw the start of a 10 year battle on the Kenning between the Bretons and Rus. Both wanting to dominate the watery passage and as a result, each losing their fair share of ships and persons over the course of the battle.
Year 1078
  • There was an uprising of the Albion clans in an attempt to overthrow King Bendigeidfran. He having grown a bit mad with age and power. The uprising was victorious and saw the new reign of the O'Scanlan monarchy.
Year 1075
  • Hill at the top of Cyning Fjord (lies between Jarnfell and Valgard) was a equally sore point to both sides. The ownership often changing depending on who you ask. It is site of the Holy Tree, Yggdrasil for the Alfarians and Irminsul for the Bretons and fanatics on both sides use it as a point of contention.
  • After much abuse to the chosen Dyrling diplomat, the Bretons prematurely trick the Telrae'dor out of their position.
Year 1068
  • The fifteen-year war ends when Arjat enters the fray on the side of the north, forcing everyone to table to negotiate peace.
Year 1062
  • Citing ancestral birthrights and apparent inability to defeat their enemy, a charismatic rival to the Khonzhou Warlord and self proclaimed claimant to the throne appeals to the Steppe tribes to amass an independent horde set on reconquering old territory. Khonzhou and Halberg unite to combat the Hunnic uprising that threatens east Essealas, the second attempt to re-establish an eastern empire in the last 200 years. Rusavik surprisingly agrees to assist as the war draws further north, all too eager to kill Jurchen. Unprepared to face the collective force of three city-states at once, the upstart Warlord and his horde are swiftly defeated, their family and banner destroyed.
Year 1061
  • Failed Political Marriage between Valgard and Jarnfell, The King of Valgard was to marry King Ecgfirth of Jarnfell's daughter, Banu. However upon the Valgardian ruler learning of certain behaviors by his intended (think Elizabeth Bathory), he rejected the match and took for his bride an Alfarian woman. This launched one of the worst bloodletting in Essealas History and with no decisive victor.
  • Jarnfell suffered a low yield of ore, with most going to the very Alfarian's they were fighting. As a result, they turned to the Dyrlings for assistance, being the closest neighbor, next to the genial Frem. King Ecgfirth bit his tongue and worked out an agreement, a diplomat to sit on the Breton's small council for no less than a sixteen year timespan and in exchange they were provided the necessary finances in order to wage their war.
Year 1059
  • During a bad crop year, the rye crop contracted ergot. Due to the needed delivery of iron ore, the grain merchants delivered bad grain to Jarnfell rather then fail to keep up their end of the grain delivery. Ergot caused wide spread issues in both Jarnfell and Valgard as ergot causes both hallucinogens and miscarriages. After a lot of shouting and threats, cooler heads prevailed and a revised treaty allowed for a larger supply of grain to Jarnfell with the understanding they would stock pile grain against normal yearly shortages. No matter what the reason, the grain-ore treaty is one of the few ways in which Jarnfell and Valgard remain allied.
Year 1055
  • When an escaped prisoner is found hiding in the central mountains of the Ulikh steppes, tensions come to a head between Khonzhou and Halberg regarding the exact borders of their agreement and jurisdiction over the prisoner. Caring little for the life of a lowly criminal, the Jurchen Force Commander ordered his Strike Leader to tie the prisoner between two horses, that he may be split evenly. Expecting open conflict after such an insult, the search parties of the two city-states were further reinforced from garrisons from their own respective sides of the border. A standstill would ensue between battle lines that would last several days before each side ultimately went their separate ways.
Year 1053
  • A fifteen year war between begins; Jarnfell, Valgard and Rusavik on one side vs Telrae'dor, Albion and Tiberia.
Year 1050
  • The peace treaty between Bheka and Tenysia fail and border wars continue
Year 1045
  • The Fremfolk conducted cattle raids upon Jarnfell livestock, the action prompted return border raids from the Bretons.
Year 1044
  • A decades old land feud between Khonzhou and Halberg over parts of the Ulikh steppes is resolved in a treaty, dividing the territory using the centermost mountain range. In addition, both city-states agree not to let enemies of the other travel through their half of the steppes unchallenged, creating a mutual wall of security, a de facto alliance from shared interest.
Year 1042
  • A Khonzhou cattle stampede is driven into the black forest where the normally docile cows are confronted by the Halstein wild boars. The resulting chaos provided much finger pointing as to who was actually at fault, but in the end, the Halsteins paid a fair wergild to the farmers whose cattle was torn to pieces.
Year 1035
  • Jarnfell moved upon Albion, determined to expand their lands. Albion rallied together under the banner of Bendigeidfran, who was promptly made King at the expulsion of their Northern invaders. The Breton's lost ground and the advantage of surprise with the unfamiliar mists that inhabited the High Moors of Wylo.
Year 1031
  • After 6 years of attritional mountain warfare between Khonzhou and Rusavik, a cessation of hostilities was finally signed following a duel between rival Warlords. The duel, which took several hours to resolve, ended in a stalemate which mirrored the nature of the conflict. The fiercest fighting occurred during the first two years, with the next four being almost exclusively conducted at range. The average soldier was just as likely to die of the cold and malnourishment as much as an enemy arrow.
Year 1025
  • A legion marching from Rusavik destroys the recently established monastery of the Five Paths, attacking any monks who refused to flee. Rusavik claims the monastery was constructed within their lands and therefore an insult to their own gods. This would be the straw that broke the camel's back, the Jurchen Empress in Khonzhou officially declaring open war.
Year 1022
  • Aggressive expansion by the Rus in the Khongrol mountains as well as Jurchen settling further west had resulted in a number of territorial conflicts. Although mostly among peasants at first, armed patrols would eventually be dispatched from both Rusavik and Khonzhou, leading to a number of armed skirmishes over the next several years.
Year 950
  • Tiberia promises nobles to wed Fremfolk in order to secure borders between the two city states should war break out. Tiberia sends 5 men from noble families to help secure this alliance.
Year 918
  • After centuries of the same families wielding power in Tiberia, a night of death occurs shattering the status quo. Disease rips through the nobility causing untold casualties. Many think it's poison, others believe it's a punishment from God for the nobles breaking their contract with the citizens. One man believes it's a disease born from water not properly cleaned from the bathhouses.
Year 916
  • The great bathhouses are built in Tiberia, leading to debauchery and an obsession with opulence over a focus on war leading to a decline and a shrinking of the empire to a mere kingdom.
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