The War of Two Suns: Second World War Military Conflict in Caelum Prime | World Anvil

The War of Two Suns: Second World War

The Conflict


The uneasy peace established after The War of Ash: First World War remained fragile. Ethinic tesnsions immered and resentment toward the Treaty of Aethel festered. The rise of totalitairan regimes in the Erbeilian Empire and the Methaca Empire fueled a new wave of nationalism and militarism. Meanwhile, the Quad-Powers struggled to maintain unity, with internal political divisions weakening their resolve.   The Spark
The invasion of the Kingdom of Lacri by the Methaca Empire in 1939, fueld by territorial claims and a desire for resources, ignited the conflict. The Quad-Powers, bound by treaty, declared war on the Methaca Empire. Erbeilian Empire, initially hesitant, saw an opportunity to exploit the situation and expand its own influence. They declared war on both the Quad-Powers and the Methaca Empire, aiming to dominate the continent.


The war became a global conflict, engulfing nations across Caelum Prime. The Quad-Powers, now joined by the Kingdom of Vepar, contended with a war on two fronts, facing off against the might of the Erbeilian Empire as well as the feared Methaca Empire.   Western Front: A brutal trnch war reignited along the borders of Methaca Empire and the City-State of Vict, with even more devastating weaponry employed.   Eastern Front: Methaca Empire launched a brutal mechanized offensive against the Erbeilian Empire. At the same time the Erbeilian Empire fought against the Kingdom of Vepar.   Southern Front: Methaca Empire attacked the Kingdom of Vepar, hoping to secure a strategic foothodl in the south.   Colonial Struggles: The conflict spilled over into distant colonies, with brutal compaigns fogt across diverse landscapes.


The war saw a significant escalation in brutality and technological advancements:   Trench Warfare: Even more fortified and deadlier, with new chemical weapons and mechanized assaults further adding to the carnage.   Satai Scír Warfare: The Methaca Empire emplyed fast-moving tank divisions and aerial bombardments to overwhelm enemy Defenses.   Airship Fleets: Airships became a dominant force in the skies, raining down destruction on cities and clashing in spectacular aerial battles.   Naval warfare: Massive battleships and technologically advanced submarines dominated the oceans, vying for control of vital trade routes.


The war brought unimaginable suffering. Cities were reduced to rubble by aerial bombardments. Civilians faced starvation, disease, and persecution based on ethnicity or political beliefs.

The Engagement

The war was a brutal and complex affair:   Western Front: A bloody stalemate with limited territorial gains on either side.   Eastern Front: The Methaca Empire achieved initial success but was eventually pushed back by a combined Quad-Powers and the Kingdom of Vepar's military.   Southern Front: The Kingdom of Vepar, utilized cunning tactics and advanced weaponry, successfully invaded the Erbeilian Empire.   Colonial Struggles: A mix of guerilla warfare, brutal suppression, and the use of monstrous creatures like genetically engineered monstrosities plagued these battlefields.


  • Tens of millions dead and countless wounded.
  • Widespread infrastructure destruction.
  • Global economic collapse.
  • Rise of new political ideologies and social unrest.
  • Nuclear proliferation: The devastating potential of nuclear weapons is witnessed for the first time in the final days of the war, forever altering the geopolitical landscape.


  • The Treaty of Nova Caelum left unresolved territorial disputes and ethnic tensions, creating a breeding ground for future conflicts.
  • The emergence of a bipolar world order with the Veparian Kingdom and a reformed Erbelian Republic vying for influence.
  • A deep-seated fear of nuclear weapons and a newfound focus on international cooperation to prevent their use.
  • A cultural shift towards a darker, more cynical worldview, reflected in art, literature, and philosophy.

Historical Significance

The War of Two Sun continues to be a subject of intense study and debate. Historians grapple with the decisions that led to the war, the ethics of using weapons of mass destruction, and the long shadow the conflict casts on the present day.


The War of Two Suns is a stark reminder of the consequences of unchecked nationalism, militarism, and totalitarian ideologies. It serves as a cautionary tale for future generations, urging them to strive for peace and cooperation in the face of unimaginable threats.

In Literature

The war's impact continues to inspire countless works of art:
  • "Echoes" by Lyra II of Lacri - A haunting collection of poems exploring the war's human cost.
  • "Iron Sky" by Unknown - A gripping historical novel detailing the experiences of a group of soldiers on the Eastern Front.
  • "Ballad of the Broken Wings" by Valerie of Vepar - A poignant tale of love and loss set against the backdrop of a Veparian airship squadron fighting for survival.

Technological Advancement

The War of Two Suns saw a terrifying leap in military technology:
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction: The devastating Void Bomb ushered in a new era of fear and a global arms race.
  • Advanced Weaponry: Rockets, long-range bombers, and deadlier chemical and biological weapons were all developed during the war.
  • Communication and Surveillance: Advancements in communication technology and radar significantly impacted battlefield tactics and intelligence gathering.
Conflict Type
Battlefield Type
Start Date
1 Harvestide 1936 IE
Ending Date
2 Harvestide 1945 IE
Conflict Result
By 1945, after eight long years of devastation, the war finally ended. No clear victor emerged. The war itself combined with rebellion and internal collapse forced all to the table. The Treaty of Nova Caelum brought a fragile peace.

Cover image: by Lady Wynter


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