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The Grenish War of Independence
19 Desnus 4715. Greenmark declares independence.

22 Desnus 4715. The Grenish invasion of Brevoy begins. The Grenish main body, consisting of the Greenmark Rangers, the Royal Cataphracts, the First Shrikethorn Regiment, the Bronze Phalanx, and the Elk Templars, marches from Fort Trappingrounds across the Brevic border, into the Rostland plain. The Grenish fleet sails up the East Sellen River toward Lake Reykal. The Queen, riding with her knights, coordinates allied strategy on the move through Ganelin’s magic. Meanwhile, the Swordlords of Restov and their Mivoni Swordlord mercenaries march westward to rendezvous with the Grenish force. Surtova forces besiege the Orlovsky capital of Eagle’s Watch and the Garess capital of Grayhaven. A force of Medvyed knights and light cavalry rides forth from Stoneclimb to the aid of Orlovsky.

23 Desnus 4715. Garess forces and their dwarven allies dig in for a protracted defense. Orlovsky hippogriff riders fly sorties to attrit the Surtova siege army.

24 Desnus 4715. The Surtova besiegers attempt to storm Eagle’s Watch. Orlovsky’s mountain clansmen repel the assault, but at the cost of most of their number.

25 Desnus 4715. The Battle of Rostland Plain. The southern Surtova forces at New Stetven meet the Grenish main body in the farmlands south of the city. The Queen is victorious. Captain Farro Lodovka of the Lodovka marines is captured. An unknown Surtova commander escapes. Orlovsky hippogriff riders continue their sorties against the Surtova besiegers.

26 Desnus 4715. The victorious Grenish army occupies New Stetven without resistance, only to find that Noleski Surtova and his nobles had fled the city for Port Ice as soon as they received word of the invasion.

29 Desnus 4715. The Battle of Eagle’s Watch. Medvyed cavalry arrives to lift the siege. The Surtova army of mercenaries and druids, trapped against the walls of the fortress, is destroyed. The archdruid escapes in animal form, but the mercenary commander, Dame Rodonna Dunbar, is killed. In the south, the Swordlord army arrives at New Stetven and the Tempest destroys a Lodovka warship on Lake Reykal.

30 Desnus 4715. The Medvyed rest and refit at Eagle’s Watch before riding to the aid of House Garess. Orlovsky hippogriff riders find and destroy a Lodovka marine patrol hiding in the mountains, capturing its commander. At New Stetven, word arrives of large bands of trolls and drakes raiding the lands around Candlemere. The Bronze Phalanx marches south from New Stetven to defend against these raids. The Tempest also flies south to reconnoiter. Leaving New Stetven in the hands of the Swordlords, the Grenish main body crosses the East Sellen into Lebeda territory.

31 Desnus 4715. The Battle of Tuman Woods. The Grenish army meets Surtova loyalist forces of House Lebeda and a ship’s complement of Lodovka marines in the woods on the south shore of Lake Reykal. The Queen is again victorious, securing Greenmark’s hold over southern Brevoy. Four Surtova commanders are captured, including Noleski Surtova’s sister, Natala.

1 Sarenith 4715. Grenish forces march north with all haste to lift the siege of Grayhaven. The Medvyed ride from Eagle’s Watch to meet them.

6 Sarenith 4715. The Battle of Grayhaven. Grenish and Medvyed forces arrive at Grayhaven to lift the siege. In the largest and bloodiest battle of the war, the Grenish and their Brevic allies defeat House Surtova’s largest field army. Two Surtova commanders are killed; one escapes.

7 Sarenith 4715. The loyalist houses surrender. The Swordlords, fearful that Greenmark might take advantage of the chaos to annex part of Brevoy, politely ask the Queen to return her armies to her own lands. She honors her alliance and withdraws with magnanimity, but leaves the Griffon at New Stetven and the Fossegrim at Silverhall to ensure Grenish interests in the war’s aftermath.

21 Sarenith 4715.
The last Grenish land forces cross the border back into the Greenmark. The Swordlords control Rostland from New Stetven, and the allied houses of Brevoy control the north. The throne of Brevoy remains unclaimed, but Grenish independence is secure.
Session: Online session 39 - Tuesday, Jun 28 2016 from 1:00 AM to 4:00 AM
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Declaration of Independence
ISSA, of the House of Medvyed, Queen of the Greenmark, Justice of the Realm, Paladin of Erastil, to her priests, abbots, chancellors, wizards, justices, knights, captains, rangers, guildmasters, servants, and to all her officials and loyal subjects, Greeting.

KNOW THAT BEFORE THE GODS, for the health of our soul and those of our ancestors and heirs, to the exaltation of the holy Church of Erastil, and the better ordering of our realm, at the advice of our reverend fathers Greyfeather, prelate of the Verdant Hearth, high priest of all the Greenmark, and patriarch of the Church of Erastil; Vasili Ovcharenko, chancellor of Medvyed University; Ganelin, master diviner of the Olomanteion; Geirmund Goldenharp, ollamh of the Doss Conservatory; Kesten Garess, Galrin Copperglove, Bede Reichard, Oleg Leveton, Svetlana Leveton, and other loyal subjects:

WE DO HEREBY DECLARE the Greenmark shall henceforth and forevermore, be our sovereign kingdom by right of the sword and the grace of Erastil. By our law, the people of the Greenmark shall enjoy all its ancient liberties and free customs, both by land and by water.

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Kingdom Turn 62: Desnus 4715
Stability check succeeded. -1 Unrest.
Paid 0 BP Consumption.
Royal Enforcer reduced Unrest. Loyalty check succeeded.
No hex claims.
Terrain improvements: none.
Settlement improvements: Cathedral (Erastil) in Temple of the Elk. Academy (discounted) in Temple of the Elk. Caster's Tower (discounted) in Temple of the Elk. Mansion (discounted) in Temple of the Elk. Hospital in Temple of the Elk. Herbalist in Temple of the Elk. Park in Temple of the Elk. Stable in in Temple of the Elk. Everflowing Spring in Temple of the Elk. Mansion in Marsby. Stable in Marsby.
Armies: Recruit Elk Templars (4 BP) and First Shrikethorn Regiment (5 BP).
Diplomatic edict: independence!
Withdraw 1 BP = 2000 gp, split 4 ways is 500 gp for each of us. +1 Unrest.
187 BP taxes.
Kingdom event: none.
Ending: size 56, Control DC 90, 201 BP.

Kingdom Statistics and Map.
Session: Online session 37 - Tuesday, May 24 2016 from 1:00 AM to 4:00 AM
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