The Reduction of Kabatnos
OverviewThe first and last significant military engagement involving the Rothilimion since the invention of the stellospheric core. Keep Kabatnos, seat of the royal family of Dornia, was reduced to flaming rubble in a sudden aerial strike that ended Dornian aggression against Rothilimion.
ApproachUnder cover of darkness, three Rothilimion naval vessels, empowered to fly by the addition of stellospheric cores, slipped the Siege of Rothilimion and traveled unhindered to Kabatnos. The strike team, led by Admiral Lederehrel, came in high above the city and took up positions well over the keep.
EngagementThe actual engagement lasted only a few minutes. A well-rested group of wizards from the College of Evocation teleported to each vessel. Residents of the surrounding city districts woke to the sounds of explosions and stone walls collapsing in the pre-dawn light. The main gate of the keep was reduced to rubble and the keep itself was scourged with fire. Anything flammable on or inside the walls of the keep (and visible from the air) was destroyed. The strike team was careful in their targeting; the city itself was ignored and only incidental damage was done in the residential and commercial quarters near the keep. (Stray flames started one fire, which the Admiral immediately ordered to be doused with a carefully targeted water spell.) Their work done, the wizard teams teleported back to Rothilimion.
AftermathAdmiral Lederehrel invited the surviving members of the royal family aboard her flagship to negotiate Dornia's complete surrender. A subdued Dornian court delegation agreed to travel back to Rothilimion as guests of the Admiral, carrying new orders for the officers conducting the siege. The naval blockade was lifted, the siege engines were dismantled, the approaches to the city of Rothilimion were rebuilt, and the army retreated in good order, all under watchful patrols from the sky. The reparations for lost trade revenue and loss of life during the invasion were paid in full by the Dornians. The disastrous outcome of the invasion destabilized Dornia, ultimately leading to the abdication of the royal house and Dornian participation in the establishment of the Republic of the Reaches.
Following the Reduction of Kabatnos, Rothilimion neutrality has become firmly rooted in the political landscape of Liggjavard.
/* Admiral Lederehrel */
/* REC Sword of Rothilimion */
Takes care of that.
Rothilimion Engineering Command
Dornian Royal Guard
Three experimental airships; 27 initiate, master, and grandmaster members of the College of Evocation.
120 guards, assorted castle staff.
One broken ankle during sudden maneuvers.
End the siege of Rothilimion.
Protect Keep Kabatnos from invasion.
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