War of the Ruffians

From Lord of the Craft
Jump to: navigation, search
Nashifan war


Date: 75 S.A. - Present
Place: Grand Duchy of Balian & Kingdom of Norland
Result: Ongoing
The Southern Alliance:

balian.png Grand Duchy of Balian
norland.png Kingdom of Norland
Hyspia.png Viceroyalty of Hyspia

The Nashifah Alliance:
nashifahseal20px.png The Nashifah Confederacy
nashifahseal20px.png Southern Ruffians

Commanders and Leaders
balian.png John I, Grand Duke of Balian

balian.png Ledicort Vuiller, Magister
balian.png Jarad Munnel, Legate

norland.png Ragnvald Eiriksson Ruric, King of Norland
nashifahseal20px.png Chief Shaffan of the Nashifah Confederacy ✝
nashifahseal20px.png Bashar Aradah of the Nashifah Confederacy

The ‘War of Settlement’ is an ongoing conflict between the Grand Duchy of Balian, their Norlandic allies, and the Nashifah Confederacy, the original inhabitants of the Balian region. The war has witnessed several small skirmishes, some within the Capital of Balian, Atrus. The primary cause is the city's settlement; the Nashifah, while a nomadic people, lay claim to the territory by ancestral right - stolen, when the Imperial remnants forced them out and constructed Atrus, C. 1869. Talks were briefly held in St Lothar's square but broke down quickly as emotions ran awry on both sides, resulting in an impromptu siege of the Ducal Courtyard. While they were forced from the city, the Nashifah managed to wound several dozen citizens, soldiers, and the Duke himself. A warning was given to the inhabitants of Balian by the young Bashar (Prince) Aradah - that the tents of his people would be put out, and a war waged.

Skirmishes, Battles, and Sieges

  • 75 S.A. - Battle of the White Lily Tavern - Decisive Balian Victory
  • 76 S.A. - Siege of Monterosa Courtyard - Decisive Balian Victory
  • 76 S.A. - Battle of the Bastion - Pyrrhic Balian Victory
  • 76 S.A. - Battle of Senna Circle - Pyrrhic Balian Victory
  • 76 S.A. - Battle of the Raenr Canal - Pyrrhic Norlandic Victory
  • 77 S.A. - The Wall Skirmish - Stalemate
  • 77 S.A. - Battle of the Mural - Balian Victory
  • 79 S.A. - Battle of Atrus - Stalemate


  • 75th year of the Second Age:
    • Outside of the White Lily tavern thirty Chouhada (‘Natives’) gather to enter Balian.
    • The Grand Duke orders them to leave at once as he sees hostile intentions brewing, this sparks the Battle of the White Lily Tavern.
    • Battle of the White Lily Tavern draws 2,700 Balians to arms to fight the Nashifah numbering three hundred and fifty with all but twenty Nashifahs being slain; it is a decisive Balian victory. Shortly thereafter the Nashifahs commit suicide in their cells rather than be subject to execution.
  • 76th year of the Second Age:
    • The Nashifahs regroup outside of Balian and slowly march in over the day eventually during the night seizing the NGS and constructing an impressive wooden wall.
    • After the Nashifahs seize the NGS and Ducal Library during the night, the Grand Duke looks over the gardens and issues a call to arms alerting his Norlandic Allies to come to Balians' aid. This results in the Siege of the Monterosa Courtyard. Balian and Norland rally 3,500 men while the Nashifahs inside had 1,500 men at hand. The Siege lasts for several hours when finally Sir Jarad Munnel lights the wall on fire resulting in a massive push by the Balians which ends the battle in a decisive victory. Following the battle, the Nashifah Bashar is captured and briefly put on trial before being thrown in jail and his guards executed.
    • The King of Norland publishes a missive entitled 'Your Home No Longer', resulting in the Sa'id of Nashifah issuing a warning to Balian.
    • A single Brigade of Nashifah Footmen is dispatched to the Grand Duchy of Balian to rescue their captured Bashar, word reaches the Brotherhood and they send out a total of three hundred soldiers to deal with the threat. Fighting ensues and the entirety of the Nashifah brigade is slaughtered while the Balians suffer heavy injuries with two hundred men being treated for stab wounds from the initial charge of Nashifah.
    • A Nashifah brigade detachment numbering six hundred is dispatched to Balian with the mission of capturing a civilian and building to demand the Bashar back. They were met with seven hundred Balians and fighting ensued in which all the Nashifah were slaughtered while all seven hundred Balians were injured with five hundred being deemed severely injured.
    • The Nashifah Brotherhood detaches a single regiment of soldiers towards the Kingdom of Norland the two armies collide at Raernland. The Nashifah rally 7,200 men while Norland and her allies rally 1,200 men. The battle lasts for nearly three days with arrows flying before the regiment of the Nashifah break and 1,200 men flee the battle retreating towards Southern Almaris. This becomes known as the Battle of Raenr Canal.
  • 77th year of the Second Age:
    • The remaining 1,200 men of the Nashifah from the Battle of the Raenr Canal March back to Southern Almaris and bait the Balians who rallied 1,100 men, thinking they leave before mounting an attack upon the walls sparking the Skirmish of the Walls. Both sides retreat after heavy losses with four hundred men from the Nashifah falling and three hundred men on the Balians side falling gravely wounded. This results in the first retreat of the Balians in the war and the first stalemate.
    • Later in the year, a caravan containing one of the Chieftain arrives in the Grand Duchy of Balian requesting to meet with the Grand Duke and King of Norland. They honor his request and peace talks are briefly held before a rogue citizen attacks the Nashifah and the Battle of the Mural begins as it was fought above the mural of St Lothar's star. In the end, all seven hundred Nashifah are slain including the Chief. Out of the 1,300 men that the Balians and Norlanders rally six hundred are injured.
  • 78th year of the Second Age:
    • No fighting occurs as both sides recover from the previous year's large engagements.
  • 79th year of the Second Age:
    • At the beginning of the year, a large column of Nashifah soldiers depart their encampment heading towards the capital of Balian, Atrus. They number 3,200 and sneak into the city through the back walls at night. At dawn, the Balians hear the hushed whispering of the soldier and sound the alarm rallying 2,500 men to fight for Balian and sally towards the church to fight the enemy. The fight rages on for nearly one day with the Nashifah at first gaining the upper hand before the Balians mount multiple magical attacks and kill several hundred soldiers. At this point, both sides suffered severe losses and retreated. Nashifah stood with four hundred survivors and Balian at 800.