The Battle for Ufilsas

The Shortest War in History

The Juraedon-Ufilsas War was a military conflict fought between the Empire of Juraedon and the small city of Ufilsas on 27 August, 943 Year of Huraedon. The conflict lasted between 38 and 45 minutes, marking it as the shortest recorded war in history. The immediate cause of the war was the death of the Mayor of Ufilsas Yinnis Botaris on 25 August, 913 Year of Huraedon and the subsequent succession of Mayor Chrysotomos Petrokis. The Mayor Chrysotomos Petrokis was, in many regards, absolutely insane and believed he was destined to found a new empire. The Imperial Government considered this a casus belli and sent an ultimatum to Chrysotomos Petrokis, demanding that he order his soldiers to stand down and leave the mayoral castle in Ufilsas. In response, Chrysotomos called up his castle guard and barricaded himself inside the castle.

The ultimatum expired at 09:00 AM on 27 August, by which time the Imperial Government, perhaps reacting strongly due to prior rebellions in Eastern Huraedon, had gathered three hundred Wizards and two Imperial Hosts. The Imperial Hosts were under the command of Asklja Vardavë while the Wizards were under the command of Archmage Daedalus. Around 300 Ufilsas guards defended the castle; most were recruited from the civilian population, but they also included the mayor's castle guard. The defenders had two Wizards to defend against the siege. After teleporting en masse, a bombardment opened by the Imperial Wizards at 09:02, set the castle on fire and disabled the defending guards. The flag at the palace was shot down and fire ceased at 09:40.

The mayor's forces sustained roughly 30 casualties, while only one Imperial soldier was injured. Mayor Chrysotomos was taken forcefully and imprisoned. The Imperial Government quickly placed Mayor Alesado in power at the head of the city of Ufilsas. The war marked the end of the Eastern Huraedon region as being an economical, political, and cultural power somewhat separate from the central Imperial Government.

Conflict Type
Battlefield Type
Start Date
9:02 AM, 27 August, 913 Year of Huraedon
Ending Date
9:40 AM, 27 August, 913 Year of Huraedon
City of Ufilsas



300 guards, most civilians; two wizards
1 Imperial Host; 300 Wizards


30 guards


Defend the Mayor Chrysotomos
Show of force to intimidate a region

Cover image: by Jordy Lakiere


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