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 ====Preceding events==== ====Preceding events====
-First of all, tensions between the Labarean Empire and the Kingdom of Laeryll reached an all-time high when [[Lloridan]], an ancient elven city in [[Zhai]], was invaded by the Imperial Army in [[903 LC]] in order to curtail the trade in magic items. This added to existing frustrations about the Labarean treatment of elven heritage elsewhere, as well as persistent rumors that the Labareans were active within the borders of the Kingdom of Laeryll.+First of all, tensions between the Labarean Empire and the Kingdom of Laeryll reached an all-time high when [[Lloridan]], an ancient elven city in [[Zhai]], was invaded by the Imperial Army in [[903 LC]] in order to curtail the trade in magic items. This added to existing frustrations about the Labarean treatment of elven heritage elsewhere, as well as persistent rumors that the Labareans were active within the territories of the Kingdom of Laeryll. Some scholars have added to this that the Labarean [[Magic Ban]] threatened the very nature of elvenkind, especially after centuries in which elven influence receded to accomodate for [[race:humans]] and [[race:gnomes]]
  
 Secondly, the assassination of Supreme General [[Kalied Ilbaereth]] that same year put [[Drynieth Herell]] in charge of the Laeryllian military. Where Ilbaereth had been opposed to war with the Labareans, Herell was eager to join the fight in Zhai. Secondly, the assassination of Supreme General [[Kalied Ilbaereth]] that same year put [[Drynieth Herell]] in charge of the Laeryllian military. Where Ilbaereth had been opposed to war with the Labareans, Herell was eager to join the fight in Zhai.
  
-Thirdly, one day prior to King Olyxx's traditional state speech, [[the Citadel of Prydisyrr]] was hijacked and this event was erroneously attributed to agents from the Labarean [[Blade of Dorgoth]] and considered an act of war.+Thirdly, one day prior to King Olyxx's traditional state speech, [[The Citadel of Prydisyrr]] was hijacked and this event was erroneously attributed to agents from the Labarean [[Blade of Dorgoth]] and considered an act of war. This event was testament to the fear in which the elves of Laeryll lived: there was a widespread sentiment that an attack by the Empire would only be a matter of time. 
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 +Fourthly, not all Province Keepers participated in the talk leading up to the king's speech and those who were present were all overtly optimistic about the military capacity of the kingdom. The refugees from Zhai, wood elves from [[Qosid]], dwarven clans from The Porcupine were all expected to join a well-trained, motivated Laeryllian army. Driving back the Labareans and renegotiating a peace was thought to last no more than a mere decade.
  
-Fourthly, not all Province Keepers participated in the talk leading up to the king's speech and those who were present were all overtly optimistic about the military capacity of the kingdom. The refugees from Zhai, wood elves from [[Qosid]], dwarven clans from The Porcupine were all expected to join a well-trained, motivated Laeryllian army. 
  
 =====The Bulwark Alliance===== =====The Bulwark Alliance=====
-Only after the declaration of war, the Laeryllian Crown pursued the construction of alliance that would "halt the Labarean onslaught" and that would "serve as a bulwark against the monstrous machinery that seeks to enslave and oppress a continent." To this end, they sped up an already existing mission to The Porcupine, enlisted human refugees from Zhai through the work of [[Hef Hasin]], entered negotiations with Qosid, set up a magic-wielding paramilitary force ([[Light of Llorix]]) and reached out to anti-Labarean factions across the continent.+Only after the declaration of war, the Laeryllian Crown pursued the construction of alliance that would "halt the Labarean onslaught" and that would "serve as a bulwark against monstrous machinery that seeks to enslave and oppress a continent,to use the words of [[Valthyx the Evoker]], a True Wizard from [[Prydisyrr]] stated it. To this end, The Crown sped up an already existing mission to The Porcupine, enlisted human refugees from Zhai through the work of [[Hef Hasin]], entered negotiations with Qosid, set up a magic-wielding paramilitary force ([[Light of Llorix]]) and reached out to anti-Labarean factions across the continent.
  
 The result became a loose-knit network named the Bulwark Alliance, which consisted of: The result became a loose-knit network named the Bulwark Alliance, which consisted of: