Raid on Southbridge

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Raid on Southbridge
Part of the Tenth Nordling War


Date: 14th of the First Seed, 22 S.A.
Place: Southbridge, Holy Orenian Empire
Result: Norlandic Victory
Holy Orenian Empire:
OrenianFlag.png Holy Orenian Empire
Kingdom of Norland:
norland.png Kingdom of Norland
OrenianFlag.png Leopold Draskovic-Kovachev
OrenianFlag.png Ledicort d'Azor, Archchancellor of the Holy Orenian Empire
OrenianFlag.png Simon Pruvia, Viscount of Pruvia-Provins
norland.png Donovan Freysson II, Marshal of Norland
norland.png Hali Olavsson Kvitravn, Chieftain of Clan Kvitravn
norland.png Caedric Edvardsson, Hand of the King
norland.png Arthas II, Chamberlain of Norland
~1,000 Infantry ~900 Infantry
~0 Dead or Wounded ~0 Dead or Wounded

The Raid on Southbridge also known as the Looting of Southbridge was the first engagement of the war between the Kingdom of Norland and the Holy Orenian Empire. The Raid was meant to demoralize the Orenian population and hoped to score a major victory against the Orenians early on. The Raid was a Norlandic victory and boosted Norlandic morale significantly.


At the immediate outbreak of the War, Donovan Freysson was tasked by Sven Edvardsson to begin waging war against the Holy Orenian Empire. Donovan rallied a force of nine hundred men, including the marshal of the Dwarven Legion. With this assembled force, Donovan marched his army to Southbridge where he intended to cross into the Empire and begin a series of raids along its borders. Unbeknownst to Donovan, a force of roughly one thousand soldiers of the Imperial State Army were stationed at Southbridge and were preparing to head south to begin talks with the City-State of Luciensburg. Upon reaching the settlement, Donovan's army spotted the ISA garrison and prepared to raid the fortified settlement.


The battle itself was quick and bloodless. Donovan ordered his soldiers to fire arrows inside the Settlement, which lightly wounded the Imperial Garrison. Despite the superior numbers of the Imperial garrison, the order was given to withdraw through the rear gate. The garrison routed from Southbridge and made its way to Providence. Donovan ordered his forces to pursue them with minimal arrow fire being exchanged from both sides as the chase ensued. The Imperial forces were able to make it into the City with Donovan's army hot on their tail and the gate was closed before Norlandic forces could enter the city. The Norlandic army quickly withdrew back to Southbridge to capture the fortification.


Immediately following the small scale battle, Donovan ordered his soldiers to occupy and loot Southbridge. The Ferrymen were tasked with breaking into the Barracks to loot supplies while the Kvitravns and his own Bannermen were tasked with causing as much damage as possible. After the majority of the settlement was looted, the Norlandic forces occupied it for roughly three days before being ordered to withdraw back to Varhelm to not be surrounded by Orenian territory. A majority of the actual defenses were left intact however a good portion of the settlement's supplies was taken by the Norlanders in the withdrawal, and Southbridge was left in a state of vandalism by the Norlandic forces.