Siege of Southbridge

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Siege of Southbridge
Part of the Urguani-Orenian War


Date: 10th of Sun's Smile, 58 S.A.
Place: Southbridge, Holy Orenian Empire
Result: Annexation of Southbridge and
surrounding areas by the Grand Kingdom of Urguan.
Preceded by: Battle in New Providence
Followed by: Second Storming of Kal'Darakaan
Holy Orenian Empire:
OrenianFlag.png Holy Orenian Empire
SonsOfNagg.png Sons of Nagg
The Tripartite Accord:
Urguan Emblem.png Grand Kingdom of Urguan
BackgroundHaenseCoatBiggerCrown.png Kingdom of Haense
ferrymen.png The Ferrymen
GaspardVanAert.png County of Blackvale
OrenianFlag.png Emperor Philip III
OrenianFlag.png General Erik var Ruthern
OrenianFlag.png Jack Daniels
OrenianFlag.png Olivier Renault
SonsOfNagg.png Warboss Fishbref
Urguan Emblem.png Grand King Ulfric Frostbeard
Urguan Emblem.png Grand Marshal Volden Frostbeard
Urguan Emblem.png Grand Admiral Atandt Irongrinder

BackgroundHaenseCoatBiggerCrown.png King Sigismund III
BackgroundHaenseCoatBiggerCrown.png Lord Marshal Johann Barclay
BackgroundHaenseCoatBiggerCrown.png Field Marshal Ailred var Ruthern ✝
ferrymen.png Basiyl "Banjo" Mareno
GaspardVanAert.png Count Gaspard

~8,600 Infantry ~16,200 Infantry
~7 Dwarven Ironclads
~8,100 Dead or Wounded ~1,600 Dead or Wounded

The Siege of Southbridge was a decisive siege battle that occurred during the Urguani-Orenian War that saw the Tripartite Accord besiege and storm the Castle of Southbridge. It is widely considered the largest battle on Almaris to date, beating the Battle of Outer Arentania which previously held the title.


The Tripartite Accord drafted siege plans to invade the Holy Orenian Empire. The combined Tripartite armies from Urguan, Haense and the Ferrymen established a siege camp outside of Southbridge, laying siege to the port-side citadel. The Tripartite wished to siege Southbridge so that they could take the strategically valuable location and use it to cut off Orenian trade, travel, and troop movements. A garrison of 8,600 Imperial State Soldiers were garrisoned at Southbridge at the beginning of the siege. At the war camp to the South-East of Southbridge, the Tripartite set up trebuchets to besiege the fortress.

Over the course of a few days, the castle was broken and fell while embroiled in conflict, the triumphant Tripartite Accord taking control of Southbridge and its neighboring territory.


The Tripartite forces of Urguan, Haense, Ferrymen, and Blackvald surrounded the fort of Southbridge, held by the Imperial State Army. Dwarven battleships laid in wait for the attack to commence, readying their crews and war machines. At the sound of a giant warhorn, trebuchets from the dwarven ships and the alliance's war camp set up on the Orenian beach opened fire unleashing dozens of boulders into the air crashing against the fort. The Holy Orenian Empire had trebuchets of their own aimed at the Tripartite's camp but their siege machines were quickly destroyed by the volley of Urguan and Haenseti trebuchets. The Tripartite army stayed back, firing their trebuchets until the Orenian fort had the resemblance of a ruin. At the command of two commanders from Haense and Urguan, the Tripartite's army pushed into the fort ruins and debris, routing what remained of the Imperial State Army.


Following the retreat of the Orenian survivors, Alliance forces occupied the courtyard of Southbridge where they tore down Imperial colors and replaced them with their own. After doing so they all marched along the road to the Orenian capital placing alliance banners, signifying their victory over Philip III and the Orenian throne. The conquest of the southern Orenian Crownlands led to the exodus of its Imperial population to the City of Providence, with many of its key structures abandoned or destroyed outright during the retreat.