War:War of the Wigs

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War of the Wigs

Urguan-Oren war.jpg

Date: 17th of First Seed, 53 S.A. - 11th of the
Snow's Maiden, 72 S.A.
Place: Holy Orenian Empire, Grand Kingdom of Urguan
Result: Tripartite Victory
  • Oren cedes half of Upper Grenz
    to Haense
  • Oren cedes the West Waters
    region to Urguan
  • Oren agrees to fund the
    purchase of the Deep Plains region for Urguan
  • Oren agrees to refrain from
    meddling in the Tripartite's internal affairs
  • Oren pays the Ferrymen
    7,000 Mina
  • Oren recognizes the titles
    of Haense and Savoy
  • Oren pays Krugmar 20 stacks
    of leather
  • Oren recognizes the reign of
    Ragnvald Eiriksson Ruric in Norland
  • Oren provides Savoy with a city
    blueprint
  • Indirect spark of the Brothers' War
    following the sudden death of Philip III
Belligerents
Imperial Alliance:
OrenianFlag.png Holy Orenian Empire
GaspardVanAert.png County of Blackvale (from 60 S.A.)
ferrymen.png Ferrymen
(60 S.A. - 68 S.A.)
The Tripartite Accord:
Urguan Emblem.png Grand Kingdom of Urguan
BackgroundHaenseCoatBiggerCrown.png Kingdom of Haense (from 54 S.A.)
norland.png Kingdom of Norland (from 54 S.A.)
(53 S.A.-60 S.A. ; 69 S.A.-Present)
Rexdom Of Krugmar Flag.png Iron'Uzg (from 62 S.A.)
Savoy.png Principality of Savoy (From 70 S.A.)
ValeCOA.png The Vale of Nevaehlen (From 70 S.A.)
new sedan2 .png Principality of Sedan
ferrymen.png Ferrymen
Ceru Tower COA.png Rustlers (Until 69 S.A.)
GaspardVanAert.png County of Blackvale (Until 60 S.A.)
Commanders
OrenianFlag.png Emperor Philip II
OrenianFlag.png Emperor Philip III
OrenianFlag.png General Erik var Ruthern
OrenianFlag.png General Anastasios Basrid
ferrymen.png Basiyl 'Banjo' Mareno (From 60 S.A.)
GaspardVanAert.png Prince Gaspard van Aert (From 60 S.A.)
Urguan Emblem.png Grand King Ulfric Frostbeard (Until 68 S.A.)
Urguan Emblem.png Grand King Bakir Ireheart (From 68 S.A.)
Urguan Emblem.png Grand Marshal Volden Frostbeard (Until 59 S.A.)
Urguan Emblem.png Grand Marshal Agnar Ireheart (From 59 S.A. - 62 S.A.)
Urguan Emblem.png Grand Marshal Kronk Stormheart (From 62 S.A.)
BackgroundHaenseCoatBiggerCrown.png King Sigismund III
BackgroundHaenseCoatBiggerCrown.png Lord Marshal Johann Barclay
norland.png King Vane Freysson Ruric (Until 70 SA)
norland.png King Ragnvald Eiriksson Ruric
Rexdom Of Krugmar Flag.png Dominus Jiangsu’Lak
Savoy.png Prince Lucien I
ValeCOA.png Matriarch Miven Caerme'onn
ValeCOA.png Tali'mordu, Wild Chief of the Vale
new sedan2 .png Prince Leopold I
new sedan2 .png Prince Frederick I
ferrymen.png Basiyl 'Banjo' Mareno (until 60 S.A.)
GaspardVanAert.png Prince Gaspard van Aert (until 60 S.A.)
Ceru Tower COA.png Boss Elsiimah'Ceru

The War of the Wigs, also known as the Sinners' War, was a major scale conflict between the Tripartite Accord spearheaded by the Grand Kingdom of Urguan against the Holy Orenian Empire. The war began when the Grand King of Urguan Ulfric Frostbeard issued several demands to the Holy Orenian Emperor Philip II, Holy Orenian Emperor. The Emperor immediately denied the demands and accepted the Grand King's offer for an Honor War. Prior to the war, tensions had begun over the Imperial State Army clashing with two members of the Ireheart Clan of Urguan. After several diplomatic attempts had failed and the vassals of Urguan making fervent calls for war the war was ignited. The war is seen as being rather unique, since beforehand both Grand King Ulfric and Emperor Philip II agreed to an Honor War, meaning no allies or mercenaries would be called into the conflict except for vassal-states of either Oren or Urguan. Later on, with the ascension of Philip III, the Honor War was changed to being a regular conventional war with the Tripartite Accord being formed by the Grand Kingdom of Urguan, the Kingdom of Norland, and the Kingdom of Haense.

The situation surrounding the continuation of the war by the Holy Orenian Empire and the remarks made by Emperor Philip III would lead to a significant event within the Church of the Canon dubbed the Michaelite Schism.

Prelude

Imperial Statement on Ireheart Aggressions - Archchancellor of the Holy Orenian Empire responding to alleged Ireheart Aggression

From the Sons and Daughters of Urguan - Grand King of Urguan responding and making further demands of the Holy Orenian Empire

Imperial Response to the Grand King of Urguan's response and refusal of demands

Skirmishes, Battles, and Sieges

Timeline

  • 53rd Year of the Second Age
    • The Grand Kingdom of Urguan issues an ultimatum to the Holy Orenian Empire following a failure of diplomacy between the two nations. [1]
    • The Holy Orenian Empire immediately refuses the demands, causing the Grand Kingdom of Urguan to issue a declaration of War. [2]
    • A warband of Urguani raiders attempts to disrupt an Orenian event within the Orenian Vassal of Ephesius, sparking the Battle of Ephesius. The Orenians are able to successfully repel the Urguani assault and causes the survivors to flee into the forest.
    • A sizeable force of Urguani soldiers assault the newly constructed capital of the Holy Orenian Empire, causing the Battle of St. James. The Urguani forces emerge victorious after defeating the Imperial forces on the field and causing them to route into the Capital.
    • The Holy Orenian Empire, under the new Emperor Philip III, issues new demands of surrender to the Grand Kingdom of Urguan [3].
    • The Grand Kingdom of Urguan outright refuses the demands, preparing for a continuation of the war. [4]
  • 54th year of the Second Age
    • The Holy Orenian Empire launches a daring raid to capture Grand King Ulfric in the night whilst most guardsmen were asleep. They managed to successfully kidnap him and forcefully shave his beard. [5]
    • In retaliation for the kidnapping of Ulfric, Urguani soldiers assault the Orenians along the road to New Providence, beginning the Battle of Jarad's Tavern.
    • Members of the Grand Kingdom of Urguan capture the Archchancellor of Oren, causing the Holy Orenian Empire to send a rescue army to where he is being held captive. This sparks the Battle of Stone Tower, which turns out as an Urguani Victory.
    • The Grand Kingdom of Urguan signs an alliance with the Kingdom of Haense and the Kingdom of Norland, bringing both into the war. [6] [7]
    • The Kingdom of Haense, Norland, and Grand Kingdom of Urguan form the Tripartite Accord and prepare to march on the Urguani-Orenian Border [8]
  • 55th year of the Second Age
    • Fighting on the roads between The Tripartite Accord and Oren intensifies, leading to several small-scale skirmishes
    • During festivities within the Orenian vassal of the Municipality of Ephesius, a band of Tripartite raiders assaults the town and sparks the Second Battle of Ephesius
    • A Tripartite raiding party encounters a band of Orenian soldiers on the road to Jarad's Tavern, sparking the Second Battle of Jarad's Tavern
    • A large host of Ferrymen clash with the Imperial State army near New Providence, causing the Battle of New Providence Bridge
    • In an attempt to gain naval superiority over the Empire, the Grand Kingdom of Urguan sends out an Ironclad ship to combat the Orenian navy. This sparks the Battle of Cape Whitcombe
  • 56th year of the Second Age
    • No major battles occur, yet small roadside skirmishes occur frequently.
  • 57th year of the Second Age
    • On the 15th of the Snow's Maiden, a large-scale tripartite raiding party attacks Oren, sparking the Raid of New Providence.
    • Soon following the raid on new providence, Imperial soldiers and Tripartite raiders engage in the Battle of the River Petra.
  • 58th year of the Second Age
    • A band of Tripartite raiders breaks into the heart of New Providence where they are intercepted by Imperial State Soldiers, sparking the Battle in New Providence.
    • The Tripartite Accord marches on the Orenian Castle of Southbridge, sparking the Siege of Southbridge. The Siege is a resounding tripartite victory.
  • 59th year of the Second Age
    • Both sides use the year to recover from the siege of southbridge, and no major confrontations are held
  • 60th year of the Second Age
    • Both the Ferrymen and County of Blackvale switch from the Tripartite's side in the war to join the Holy Orenian Empire after receiving payment in the form of land, titles, and mina agreements.
    • During an Urguani religious festival dedicated to Armakak, a band of Ferrymen attempt to disrupt the festivities and take the Grand King hostage. This sparks the Second Storming of Kal'Darakaan, which is a Tripartite victory.
    • A large band of Imperials, Ferrymen, and Blackvale warriors enters Urguani lands, later being confronted by a combined Urguani force. This leads into the Second Battle of Stone Tower, which ends in an Imperial victory.
  • 61st year of the Second Age
    • A large army of Imperials, Ferrymen, and Blackvale soldiers go to the keep of Stone Tower within Urguani lands. The Nations of Urguan, Haense, and Norland band together to repel the Imperial alliance from Urguan, which sparks the Sacking of Stone Tower. The battle is a decisive Tripartite victory.
    • A raiding party of Imperials, Ferrymen, and Blackvale soldiers attempt to raid the Haeseni capital of Karosgrad. After hours of fighting, neither side is able to best the other, and the Battle of Karosgrad results in a stalemate.
  • 62nd year of the Second Age
    • The Imperial Forces march towards the city of Haverlock, with the Tripartite Coalition marching to meet them in the field. This sparks the Battle of Lower Petra, where the Tripartite assault is repelled.
  • 63rd year of the Second Age
    • A large Urguanite party patrols the border with Oren- namely near Unification Bridge, a party is formed within Oren to counter this and they sally out from Providence, sparking the Battle of Haverlock Fields.
  • 64th year of the Second Age
    • The Imperial State Army and their allies launch an assault on the Sedanian capital of Haverlock, sparking the Siege of Haverlock. The Imperial forces prevail and Haverlock is conquered by the Holy Orenian Empire.
  • 67th year of the Second Age
    • Peace talks between the Tripartite Accord and the Holy Orenian Empire begin.
    • Peace talks come to a short conclusion as the Grand Kingdom of Urguan refuses the Holy Orenian Empire's terms for peace.
  • 68th year of the Second Age
    • Following four years of no major fighting, Ulfric Frostbeard resigns as Grand King and is replaced by Bakir Ireheart, who promises to bring glory to Urguan in his coronation speech.
  • 69th year of the Second Age
    • The Holy Orenian Empire proclaims its new offensive on Urguani lands in order to annex the borderlands that the County of Blackvale once sat on.
  • 70th year of the Second Age
    • The Principality of Savoy declares war on the Holy Orenian Empire and joins the Tripartite Accord.
    • A few months later, The Vale of Nevaehlen signs a defensive alliance with the Grand Kingdom of Urguan and joins the Tripartite Accord
  • 70th year of the Second Age
    • The Imperial State Army, backed up by the County of Blackvale, marches towards Urguani lands. They are intercepted by the forces of Urguan, Haense, Nevaehlen, and Savoy in the neutral zone of Eastfleet. This sparks the Battle of Eastfleet, which is a decisive Tripartite victory and later becomes known as Philip III's Folly.
  • 71st year of the Second Age
    • After the failure of the Imperial offensive, the leaders of the Tripartite begin negotiations with the Holy Orenian Empire.
  • 72nd year of the Second Age
    • Following lengthy discussions, Emperor Philip III surrenders to the Tripartite Accord, ending the War of the Wigs in a Tripartite Victory.