The First Great War
The first war, but far from the first and last conflict
The First Great War... yeah don't let the name fool you. It wasn't grand in any way, it wasn't even that organised. No one won, because both sides had laid so much ruin to the other that none of them could continue in the end.The first all-consuming war between the The Kingdom of Edrea and The Country of Ildres. It lasted decades and left the continent of Morlea in complete ruin. The humans and Iwachi had been in skirmishes with each other long before this point in history, but never like this. For the first time, both races had formed in bigger organizations, nations even. It made the battles completely different from the ones seen before. Instead of small battles with 40 men on each side, there were now battles with thousands of participants; and thousands of casualties.
The war officially lasted for 64 years, but in reality, the war was in shorter intervals in that time frame. Both sides experienced major resource shortage during the war, and at some points, they just held smaller breaks. In those breaks, they pulled most of the troops back home and guarded the borders instead of attacking.
Since the organization of the troops weren't as good as they could've been, the strength of the respective armies is not a fixed amount. Many civilians tagged along with the troops to plunder the opposite side. The number of deaths is mostly a guess from historians based on the sources from the war, many disagree on the actual numbers.
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The Battle of the Valley of the Damned
Many major battles were fought during the war. One of the most notable was the battle of the valley, the valley is now known as the valley of the damned in the Kingdom of Edrea, because they suffered huge loses and lost to the Iwachi. Many other battles have been fought all along the border as well as far into both nations.
The battle of the valley of the damned happened approximately 11 years after the First Great War started. It happened in the year 309 AK in the spring.
The battle was more of an ambush since a group of Edrean soldiers had made camp in the valley and Idrish scouts had spotted them. This led to a surprise attack from the Iwachi in the early morning hours. The attack came way before most human soldiers were even awake. This led to devastating loses on the Edrean side, with minor loses on the opposite side.