Wars of the Continent Military Conflict in Pathfinder 2e Project | World Anvil

Wars of the Continent

The Wars of the Continent are a series of revolutions started on the Continent of Setica against the various imperial powers which controlled colonies there. Starting in the southern reaches, the revolutions spread like wildfire and local military groups found themselves quickly overwhelmed.   One of the largest reasons for the failure of the Aedrian Royal Army came because of their overestimation of their own fighting force and the underestimation of the resistances that were to be expected. It was clear that at the start of the conflict, many in the Old World either refused to believe or refused to accept the idea that these small, ragtag militai groups and resistance fighters could truly put up a match against the experienced veteran armies of the Old World. Compounded by this was that many of the first armies that arrived were quickly overwhelmed by the demand of logistics which became increasingly hard to commit to, as well as the fact that much of the resistance was made of army officers and soldiers who had initially deserted the Aedrian Army.

The Conflict


Which was largely owned by the Imperial military and authorized by Imperial Magistrates. Over a century, revolutionary groups committed to actions such as strikes and slow downs to get the empire's attention of the oppressive nature that the colony had gained. Members of Aedria's Imperial Government expressed the horrors of the beatings, torture, and even death rate (where 4 out of 10 people were said to not survive) of Setica but those in power were pressed to see that Setica was profitable and working. Finally, in 1733, the Setican people tired of the abuse, set to work. What started off as skirmishes with the military turned into full pitch battles. However, their disorganization and lack of combined vision often caused the movements to fall apart before they even started really making change. At the same time, Imperial Magistrates began pushing for stronger prisons and new laws to oppress such rebellious behavior. Military officers saw to smashing houses, closing bars early, and even taking people in the streets to ensure compliance. Ironically, these actions of removal made many who were neutral to the cause change to either loyalists or revolutionary overnight. As well as that, many of the disjointed revolutionary leaders were found either confined to prisons like Stormbridge OR being shot without trial. This pushed many revolutionary groups together and formed the Free Setican Resistance which managed to defeat the Aedrian Royal Army in 1735 and push for  aviolent resistance. Full war was declared in 1736, with the charge of Aedrian General Romulus Breakspear declaring the Free Setican Resistance as "The Greatest Enemy To The Empire".

Start Date
Ending Date
Conflict Result
Old World Empires cedes control of colonial territories to the Setican Revolutionary Council.


Setican Revolutionaries
Imperial Powers


Army & Militia
91,000 (estimated)
32 war sloops
12 frigates
Aedrian Imperial Army:
108,000 (estimated)
Aedrian Imperial Navy:
Untold Fleet Percentage
Setican Loyalists:
42,000 (total)


18,680 dead in battle (estimated)
5,475 wounded
30-100,000 disease or starvation dead
34,700 dead in battle
7,600 deserted
Setican Loyalists:
18,000 total dead
6,400 dead of disease
7,200 deserted


To secure independence from the Imperial Powers of the Old World.
To put down revolutionary activities occurring in their colonies.


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Aug 7, 2023 20:08 by Diane Morrison

While I know for a fact that you did this in a rush, this is an excellent example of what I'm looking for in a military conflict article. I want to know who's fighting, why they're fighting, how many troops are on each side (at least roughly,) what the major points of conflict were, what the outcome was, reasons for that outcome to have been realized, and what the long term consequences were (if it was long enough ago that one can judge that).   I also know that you are a military historian, and that you did this in a rush for the badge as opposed to the conflict; so I will be weighting that accordingly. ;)   Still, these are the essentials of what's needed in a military conflict article in my opinion, and I would point readers in this direction to get an idea of the essentials required.   Do I know you could have done a lot more with more time? Yes. If you'd been going for the award, you'd have added detailed maps, HeroForges of the various military uniforms of either side, more spotlights on specific battles, maybe some information about the leaders of the conflict.   But yes, this here is what I need to know when I'm looking into a conflict, and I'll be sure to mention you in my Reading Challenge so people have a reference point. Good job, Sparkles.

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Aug 18, 2023 07:20 by Nathalia Books

Barbarosa, I knew you were a legend, but this surpasses everything. What an article.

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