The Dragonian War (Part 1)

The Dragonian War is considered by most to be the most important factor in shaping the world’s politics after its initial creation. The war involved all the people of Viridia except the Lyndor human faction, who at the time was maintaining strict neutrality. On one side stood the Alliance, the Emarion army with soldiers from Bangarash and Aeria covering more specialized roles. On the other stood the Dragonians, who though alone in their efforts had both numbers and training above that of the Allies.

The war started when the Dragonians suddenly attacked and slaughtered most of the population of Fort Dragonia, an Emarion-owned fort and town that marked the border between the two nations. The current King, Odessa, sent two diplomats to investigate why Dragonia did such a thing, but they were assassinated before they even had a chance to see Dragonia’s Emperor Shota. When Odessa confirmed the death of his men, he was noticeably outraged and had several scryes patrol the borders directly from Alexandria Castle.

It quickly became apparent that Dragonia wanted war, and soon troops were marching across the border, wiping out what was left of Fort Dragonia and marching southwest to Antioch. Odessa mobilized every branch of Emaria’s army from the Paladins to the Dragoons (led by Anselm Skyerun and Eathanu Highwind, respectively). They arrived at Antioch before Dragonia got there and set up defences on the town.

When the Dragonians arrived, it was clear they would be fighting a losing battle. Quickly after the fighting began both Anselm and Eathanu were pulled from the front lines and sent by Odessa to Bangarash, where they met with representatives of both Bangarash itself and Aeria. They pleaded for help from the other nations, who after a series of lengthy talks agreed to join the fighting on the Emarions’ side. This negotiation was also the first time diplomacy was issued between the Aerai and Bangarash, and due to this treaty a strong alliance was forged between the two nations that lasted well over three thousand years, even after their close ties to Emaria were reduced.

Anselm and Eathanu marched with the Bangar and Aerai armies to find the Emarions pushed back almost to Alexandria itself, their army decimated and a trail of burning villages behind them. This quickly changed with the sight of their two most beloved heroes carrying the banners of their neighbouring countries, a mass of shining winged knights and reptilian warriors in tow. Their morale replenished and their numbers almost doubled, the Emarions hacked and slashed their way back to the Dragonian border and beyond, all the way to Hyjahl.

Legends dictate that the night before the Alliance sieged Hyjahl, Eathanu travelled, alone, down to Kaipo, stood at the water’s edge, and prayed. He was answered in person by Histan and Leviah, who told him that Emaria would win, but the casualties would be extraordinary. Nobody but Eathanu knew of what else happened at the oasis that night, and the following morning Eathanu marched with Anselm up Hyjahl mountain, crushing the Dragonian defenders, and finally fighting all the way up to Hyjahl citadel.

Armed with his spear, Gae Bolg, Eathanu ascended the citadel in a single leap (not impossible for a Dragoon) and confronted Shota himself. He dispatched the human guards, and by the time Shota was alone and defenceless Anselm has followed him up the tower on foot. Even to the end Shota resisted, using powerful magics previously unknown to be even possible for humans to use, but eventually Eathanu drove his spear through Shota’s back.

The Dragonian War is entirely too big and important for one entry. Expect the second tomorrow (or between now and next week).

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One Response to “The Dragonian War (Part 1)”

  1. Eathanu Says:

    Commentary: No notes for today. I do hope to finish the second part by tomorrow.

    Actually, scratch that. A few notes:
    1. Gae Bolg is a spear from Celtic mythology. I take a lot of inspiration there.
    2. Glad I provided you all with a map, eh?
    3. Dunno if I’ve mentioned this before, but “Bangarash” means “of the Bangar” in their language, and applies to the city, region, language, and planet, among dozens of other meanings.
    4. The next part includes a lot of important stuff. Like, a lot.

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