Like with cocao, it started in a market. The justification given for the Sang invasion were the murders of a trading envoy in a market at Epexos by a mob of market traders. Sang traders have been venturing further and further south for many years before the start of the war. They were learning as part of a directive to bring back insight, as well as goods, onto the settlements' inner workings so the Sang can better integrate themselves as more and more of them immigrate into the plains.
Border ConflictsAfter the failed Expexos expedition, and the Coil's lackluster response strategy, the Sang aimed to maintain an aggressive posture and prod their defenses and willingness to fight. This continued on for two decades, all this time, fellow wargs added themselves to Crochide's strength which would prove vital for later battles.
Deeper IncursionsAfter a serious political dispute fractured the coil, 15 years after the first raid, resulted in Crochide dividing its 60,000 size armies to attack a weakened Coil on many front at once. This was blindingly more successful than the sang could have predicted leading to ten years of occupation.
Skinning the HideThen, the Toiks revolted. Crochide's combine Sang and Warg companies stationed to defend the home position were either too exhausted, priory disbanded or redeployed to the front. The end result was an open route from the College to Crochide where the Toiks utilized terror birds and the vertigo vomit tactic for the first time leading to such a defeat that would traumatized the sang for years to come.
Escape from the GardenCompletely shattered, survivors ran in the direction of their fielded contingents and reported what had happened to the commanders. But rather than wanting to strike back, the majority warg leaders of the Nidae, Leggi and Beron tribes decided that they had had enough of the fighting and moved around the desolated Crochide back to the shadow plain. They were never as invested in moving out of the shadow plain as the Sang and when they lost their home, the remaining tribes went back to theirs. Suddenly militarily inferior and surrounded, the Sang lifted their temporary camp and swore to become vassals to Ocumtit and to transition into an island people on the Black Salt Islands in Lake Coco. At the time, it was widely and derisively believed that they agreed to such isolation to be as far away from their victims as possible.
- Loss of military prominence for the Sang.
- First display of the Vertigo Vomit and the savagery of Terror Birds as mounts.
- Defeated groups of far flung Sang remained separated for several generations.
- Long standing enmity from both sides.
- Fostered a combined sense of independence and cohesion between the cities settled in the Garden Plot.
- Sacking and dissolution of the Sang's first city of Crochide.
- Vassalization of the Sang to Ocumtit and forced migration to the stony islands that will eventually become Sangsalgu.
It seems anti-dramatic. Skins were the hallmark of Sang warrior culture. Perhaps it is telling that once we left the Range, we simply forgot how to fight.
Warg allies and mercenaries25,000
College of Birds1,500
Warg allies and mercenariesunknown
College of Birds453
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