For centuries, Hakonian officials felt alienated and ignored by Gamerian officials in the capital. Gameth frequently turned its attention towards foreign affairs and costly wars, ignoring the environmental concerns raised by local Hakonians. The situation reached its breaking point when Gamerian officials raised taxes and harvested thousands of acres of forestland in Hakon to rebuild after Cpt. Gordiefsky's failed invasion of Gameria in 783, leading to widespread revolts through Hakon by the start of the 820's.
- Initial Skirmishes (821 - '24): Gamerian forces began their advance into the Kelethian Woods, routed after several punishing encounters with Hakonian rebels. More used to naval campaigns and invasions by sea, Gamerian soldiers were inexperienced with forest combat and fell prey to various traps and spells laid by Hakonian forces.
- Oftin's Abjuration (825): Oftin, home of the wizarding school Eldermere University, became enveloped by a large force field in the early spring of 825. Eldermere's faculty, exhausted by years of warfare, set out to establish Oftin as an independent territory where spellcasters from both Hakon and Gameth could study the arcane arts in peace. This independence was respected by both sides after some initial grumbling, its autonomy surviving for years after the Hakon Dispute.
- The Rooted Years (826 - '33): The dense forests of Hakon slowed the pace of combat to the point where battle-lines never moved more than a couple of miles any given week. Trenches were buried and positions staked out by both sides, a bitter stalemate with neither side willing to abandon ground. Hakon was fighting for its political survival, and Gameth ignored all other issues to the sole focus of maintaining its hold on Hakon. Gameth's political influence diminished on the global stage, and the nation racked up enormous war debts with Sardivelia to fund its costly civil war. To this day Gameth continues to pay its creditors for debts accrued during the Hakon Dispute.
- The Redpox Plague (833 - '35): Gameth's breaking point came in the fall of 833 when a vicious plague of Redpox spread across the continent of Liat. The plague disproportionately affected spellcasters, killing off most of the Gamerian royal family and its highest-ranking generals. Unable to continue its war of attrition, Gameth acceded to Hakon's demands for independence in 836, leaving Gameth shattered and diminished in stature.
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