1210's Saltisian War for Independence
Following the 1205 War of the Cleric and in the wake of the Kavirian Civil War, the principality of Saltis was vulnerable to raids from roving bands of Wolfmen, who capitalized on the political turmoil and the Saltisian troops taking time to realize that the kingdom of Kavir, and all of its associated diplomatic relations and agreements, are things of the past. Saltisian scouts and outposts reported the advancement of the Army of Osternfel towards the Siege of Navara yet haven't seen them return; this made the Prince of Saltis and his military advisers wrongfully conclude that the siege was ongoing, and they were completely unaware of the march on Ader and the battle of Ammand. With the principality preparing for war, they dispatched desperate calls for help to Ader; however, when messengers returned, they bore with them grim news: Ammand has fallen. Hoping for the shift in power to be swift, the principality had no choice but hold on its own and wait; however, since The Second Salemizia only ended in 1241, this lasted for three years. Less than a week after they eventually fended off the invaders and ended the conflict with their northern neighbors, the prince of Saltis, Guy D'euponnet, and his countrymen proclaimed Saltis as an independent principality, officially seceding from the empire. In response, the Queen of Ader, Isolda Artzmit, ordered to blockade Saltis, cutting off its trade routes and threatening to sink any merchant ship the Aderian navy encountered.