The Bone War

Soaked to the bone by the falling rain, gripping tightly his sword held in front of him, the corpse of the undead creature lay still beneath him. Until it wasn't still, being slain just moments ago by the knights blade the corpse began to stand once more. Straightening in stiff creaking movements, the fatal wound still open wide, dripping in black ichor. It took a step forward, the knight raised his sword again.

The Conflict

Prelude

Members of Heldrin and the surrounding area whom were once deceased began to show up across the kingdom. This was very unsettling to the general population who at the time did not understand that the newly risen folk were not aggresive or looking to cause any trouble. Eventualy however these undead would began to wander towards a location south of Opco where they would all congregate. In a panic the armies of Cassarei and Heldrin would align and make a presumptious strike against the amassed Unfallen.

Battlefield

The clash itself was brief in comparison to other wars waged by the allied nations. It consisted of several small skirmishes over one singular day, during the late night hours and early dawn of the next day. With the meeting for terms of a ceasefire occurring in the afternoon of the same day. Overall the war would start and end within a span of twelve hours.   The battles themselves were brutal and fairly onesided, sludging through rain and mud filled conditions the well-armed and well-trained armies of Cassarei and Heldrin slaughtered the confused, unprepared, and largely unarmed forces of the Unfallen. The Unfallen Armies biggest advantage was that they never truly died, raising moments after being slain to fight back again. This was a huge moral blow for the allied armies, and certainly a frightening sight to see the mangled corpses of a recently slain enemy get back up.

Outcome

Both sides would cease fighting after twelve hours and agree to meet to discuss terms. Both sides would agree to give a large expanse of land to The Unfallen so that they could have a homeland to call their own. The biggest caveat was that The Unfallen are forbidden to leave this land. The Unfallen would agree to the strict terms. The armies would part, with The Unfallen marching towards their new territory.

Aftermath

The Unfallen would claim the land, known to outsiders simply as the Unfallen lands. They would found a city named after their god, christened Keldavor. There they would spend the next twelve years building upon their new dwelling and cultivating a culture of their own. None have yet broken the truce and left their territory.

Conflict Type
War
Battlefield Type
Land
Start Date
737
Ending Date
737
Conflict Result
Stalemate and Agreement to terms between the alliance of Casarei and Heldrin with the army of The Unfallen
Location
Opco

Belligerents

The Allied Armies of Cassarei and Heldrin

Led by

Strength

An undead army whos ranks would rise from death even after being struck down.
A large number of expertly trained troops organized to fight a long conflict.

Casualties

Many hundreds, even thousands. But none stayed dead very long.
In the hundreds, though the opposing army lacked in skill they did not stay dead.

Objectives

To protect themselves from the attacking forces of Cassarei and Heldirn. Eventually, they fought for their independence and a place to call their homeland.
To eradicate and army of the undead that they assumed was hostile.

Maps

  • Map of Fyria

    This map shows the entire continent of the lands of Fyria. It is currently unfinished as I wish to write about each land before designing it onto the map. Currently, the finished locations include the Empire of Aldelgis in the North, the Kingdom of Heldrin directly below it, and the broken lands of Keldavor to the southeast.



Cover image: Invasion! by Zivko Kondic

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