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Battle of Ojjeirin

The Battle of Ojjeirin was a major battle in the Varonian Civil War that was fought on 11-12 Yota-Eimarae, 24538 AYM in the city of Ojjeirin by Rottolian and Sangian forces. In the battle, Rottolian king Lysath successfully repulsed an attack by the Sangian king Fathwar, dealing significant casualties and effectively ending the Sangus Plan. Because of the sheer destruction of both armies, it is often regarded as the most important battle of the early stages of the war.


The Sangian king Fathwar and his top general Errhosat planned the Sangus Plan starting in 4 Heta-Eimarae. This was a grand unification plan, widely supported by Sangian citizens, that first called for Fathwar and Errhosat to conduct two simultaneous campaigns to conquer Rottol and Sachelu before moving on to Lienorak and Viderent.
Their first step in executing this plan was to establish the respective campaigns into their target territory, which was accomplished via the Hivoer-Imohaus Invasion on 8 Yota-Eimarae, 24538 AYM; Fathwar conquered Imohaus in Rottol, and Errhosat conquered Hivoer in Sachelu. With these footholds on Rottol and Sachelu, Fathwar then set his sights on Ojjeirin, the most populous city of Rottol. Many of the Imohausian citizens escaped during the invasion, however, and a 900-strong volunteer force was quickly gathered and stationed in Ojjeirin. Others warned Erimskel as well, and a 500-strong force was created and sent to Ojjeirin under the leadership of Crossurn. Due to the distance, they did not arrive until the 12th.
For Rottol itself, the tribe had gone into decline during Lysath's reign; from his coronation in 24542 AYM, the rising political instability cut off trade from others, mainly Erkanal and Sachelu. This in turn led to a deterioration of the military, leaving Imohaus and Erimskel exposed.
Ojjeirin itself had been a major trade center, and its architecture was a clear example of this. The city was composed of a densely-packed circular area of houses and streets, all bound together by a stone wall 2 meters thick. Outside of that was the outer wall, 4 m thick and 15 meters from the inner wall. Only 8 gates were positioned around the outer wall. Between these two walls trade was done, and also provided an extra layer of security from attackers.


Before the battle, the 900 men under Lysath were placed inside the outer wall, protecting the civilians beyond the inner wall.
Fathwar and his 2,000 strong army arrived at Ojjeirin on 11 Yota-Eimarae, and immediately began funneling in through 2 of the 8 gates. The size of these gates meant that only a few could enter at any given time. As such, Fathwar's men suffered severe casualties in the early hours of the war before some broke down sections of the wall, in turn inflict heavy casualties on Lysath's forces. By the end of 11 Yota-Eimarae, 500 of Lysath's 900 were dead and 700 of Fathwar's were dead.
In the early hours of the 12th, Crossurn and his army arrived and immediately charged into the section of Fathwar's army that was still outside the outer wall. Fathwar, seeing the situation rapidly turning against him, had his army charge towards Crossurn. The two sides clashed heavily, while the remnants of Lysath's army retreated back through the inner wall.
Fathwar and Crossurn clashed for several hours, and both sides were stretched out over the length of the broken wall. At last, Fathwar personally charged, alongside the majority of his current army, into the middle of Crossurn's army, killing Crossurn and escaping with only 500 of his 2000 army still alive. Crossurn's army was also decimated, down to 50 survivors, while Lysath's army was also left with 50 survivors.


The Battle of Ojjeirin had lasting impact on the viability of the Sangus Plan; with Lysath's men reduced to such a degree, the possibility of the dual conquest faded, and Lysath and Errhosat combined their armies in Hivoer.
The Battle of Ojjeirin also elevated Rottol's status politically and militarily; Lysath's men combined with those of the newly-mobilized Sachelu in the First Pact of Artalion, with each tribe taking half for themselves. Trade was also reestablished between the two tribes, and Imohaus and Ojjeirin were fully rebuilt in only 3 years.
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Conflict Type
Battlefield Type




900 (under Lysath in Ojjeirin) 500 (under Crossurn arriving from Erimskel)




To conquer Ojjeirin, and, by extension, the whole of Rottol
To defend Ojjeirin from Sangus


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