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War of the Crowns

Military action

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The High King of Tolpereth attempts to gain the Crown of the Kingdom of Dunedor by conquest. He cannot take the Duchy of Dunedor and the Duchy of Keldony, the Duchy of Forndandor is captured, and the Duke of Ivenia defects to the King of Dunedor.


Against the advice of his Privy Council, the High King of Tolpereth attempts to gain the Crown of the Kingdom of Dunedor by conquest. Launching an invasion across the Tolpereth Channel, his army attempts to directly conquer the Duchy of Dunedor, using additional forces drawn from the Duchy of Forndandor, and the Duchy of Ivenia, which were all relatives of the High King of Tolpereth- even though they were also vassals of the King of Dunedor.   However, due to the extensive preparations necessary, the King of Dunedor was able to prepare his people and army, drawing on support and troops from the Duchy of Keldony, loyal counts and his own direct vassals in the Duchy of Dunedor. Keldony troops delayed the High King of Tolpereth in the Duchy of Dunedor, while troops from the Duchy of Dunedor evaded the army from the Duchy of Forndandor and then captured the Duchy of Forndandor. The Duke of Fordandor is himself captured by the army of the Duke of Keldony, and the Duke of Ivenia then defects to the cause of the King of Dunedor.   Meanwhile, diplomatic initiatives from the King of Dunedor bear fruit, and the Kalenish Principalities begin raiding the Kingdom of Tolpereth from the west, while the Kingdom of Callenand begins raiding the Kingdom of Tolpereth from the north. This pulls much of the High King of Tolpereth's support from his own nobles, as the Earl of Norwood, the Earl of Farek, the Marquis of Walmarch and the Marquis of Wesmarch have to return home to defend their lands. The Earls and the Marquis of Walmarch negotiate a peace with the Kingdom of Callenand, and the Marquis of Wesmarch ravages the Kalenish and thoroughly discourages them from ever considering such behavior ever again (See A Kalenish account from the War of the Crowns, A Dwarvish account from the War of the Crowns, and A Halfling Account of the War of the Crown).   The High King of Tolpereth is forced to negotiate a truce and withdraw back to Tolpereth which is still in effect, having lost all of his continental possessions in one form or another.

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Dunedor (Region)
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