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The Marshland WarsDuring the collapse of the old empires, the wolvans were on the rise as well. It is unknown how they came about, but they did have a close neighbor which suggests a connection that the Carawands spawn intelligence. Their neighbours were the otterun people. During the initial growth between their two species grew tense quickly. Due to their inherit cultural and physiological differences, conflict was inevitable. The forests to the north and the wetlands and plains to the south couldn't contain them both. The wolvan tribes struck first with a multiple stage raid on the otterun tribes that were settled in the marshlands. The first stage was to harass the local population until the tribes either held their ground of fled. Most stayed which was expected. Stage two was to target their agriculture. Within months their food supplies were demolished and their supplies from other tribes were destroyed. By this point the northern otterun began uniting to combat the threat which was what the wolvan's expected. Finally, they enacted stage three, to stage a full scale attack on the preparing otterun mega tribe. The battle known as the Battle of Hornwind. It lasted three days with the wolvans coming out victorious. The The Carawand Marshes became theirs. Years later and with the creation of the human kingdoms to the north, so did the wolvans. They founded the Carawand Monarchy lead by Edward Carawand leader of the Carawand tribe. The otteruns, who lusted for their ancestral lands began to look for opportunities to retake their lost land. With the slowly growing world economy, they began to set their plans into motion. The wolvans began using the main river that divided the march called Pellobrook. The Pellobrook river was the main way to move goods down the marsh without going through it. The otteruns knew this and thus brought their newly constructed naval fleet to contest the opening of the river and the river itself with many smaller ships. Without any preparation to fight in the sea, their supplies slowly began to be drained. The wolvans knew they could beat the otteruns this way, so they prepared an invasion force by land. The otteruns were ready, but not the extent that came. When the force arrived, several battles took place between their lands. Many died on both sides, but the wolvans had the skill and numbers. This was due to the otteruns' insistence in attacking by sea. The wolvans pushed forward until only a few towns remained. Fearing total annihilation, they called back their fleets, who had taken a few wolvan cities, back home. By the time they returned the final assault had already began. The remaining otterun feld on to their ships never to set foot on these shores again. The wolvans were victorious.
100 Year AllianceAt this point the Carawand Monarchy was the only remaining kingdom of wolvans. The other tribes either joined or fell to the humans to the north and west. They lucky had avoided conflict for many years up until the Aulus Imperium had formed and marched on the Ethonia Republic. Many wolvans fled to the Carawand Monarchy during the war as refugees. This started them all. What power could cause the republic to be in fear? They found out that a human by the name of Aulus had conquered the northern region of Fairley and now set his eyes on the Ethonia Republic. Fearing that they could be next, they began to build an even stronger military than they had when they fought the otteruns. It would be in vain however when Ethonia Republic fell, scouts reported that they were at least twice their size militarily. It would seem that there would be no hope for them. War never came however. With a such a strong military, they turned themselves to the far south. The orcs had yet form a strong enough country to keep them unified. They took this advantage, but would fail. The Wol-Orc War was considered the worst tactical decision made in history. It united the orcs under one banner, the Pagomas Council and retook all their original ancestral lands. The wolvan had to retreat back into Carawand territory. It would be several years later until the Aulus Imperium marched again. Many refugees had returned home by now to discover, that their fear was unfounded. There was hope that maybe war wouldn't come. This ended when the Aulus Imperium declared war on the Rasselfall Kingdom. War on them was surely inevitable. Instead a diplomat arrived one morning offering a 100 year alliance in exchange for support in the war against Rasselfall Kingdom. This diplomat was a wolvan, a proud Imperium citizen. Baffled by a wolvan working in a human kingdom was unimaginable, the royal family demanded an explanation. When he explained,
Why must nations be divided by race? There is no reason why, I, a wolvan, could not assist that country who has protected us from the bandits from the south or the Giant Ice Giants. They Imperium needs every able body person to help and I wanted to do just that. If a wolvan can do just as much as a human then there is no reason why I shouldn't be here. We are equals among them, just as you are equals with your Arwoo.the royals agreed. Instead of fearing the outcome, they embraced their new neighbours. The treaty of 100 Year Unity created the famous 100 year Alliance. The two worked together and prospered for many years.
The Economic ConflictWith the Aulus Imperium has a great ally, war was now a fleeting thought.. They soon turned towards their biggest strength, crafting. They became the talk of the world until their two greatest enemies joined the world economy. The Otterun people dominated the navel trade and with their new floating nation, any goods to pass through the gulf, passes through their eyes first. The Orcs began to rise up in wealth due their business. The two stole many technological advances, art, and money from the wolvan people. This brought them into economic collapse, which the Aulus Imperium bailed them out of debt. It would only be stopped thanks to the Aulus Imperium's trade deal referred to as the Free Peoples Trade Agreement. It prevented targeting other based on their race or country. Of course the two had to accept due to the Imperium's recent success in conquering the Sor-Ta Empire and their economic presence in the world. This allowed the wolvans people to get out of this economic depression. For years later, the humans and wolvans worked side by side as great allies. While humanity does take most of the glory, the two have helped influence many of today's events.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
PrimiaryHuman - Our greatest friends and allies. Our bond goes beyond mere treaties, but mutual trust and friendship. Narigita - They are not pleasant, but can be very enjoyable company if they desire to do so.
SecondaryDwarf - Our small friends. We are one of the few races they can say "friendly acquaintance" Orc - These pig headed people have no sense of morality. Thei greed blinds them like no other. Griffirca - We get along quite well, but their orderly life is a bit odd.
TertiaryFexian - If humanity wasn't our greatest friends, these would be. Now that they are connected to us by the Imperium, relations will soon grow tremendously. Otterun - They hold on to grudges for a long time. They need to get over it. Lormoors - There is something different about them. We can't quite place it. Melfloor - Rock are made to bend into teh shapes we desire, not what they desire. They are abominations.
"A proud people that have grown into something special even in the age of humanity." - Head Archivist Octavian
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