Aestivan History

Aestivan League
Aestivan Appearance
Aestivan Culture
Aestivan Geography
Aestivan History
Aestivan Religion

The Aestivan League is purported to have a history as long as Iridine's, but
its constituents have only begun to keep written records in recent centuries.
What is known is that the Aestivan League's ruling council has always been
made up of seven generals who keep the land under strict organized rule and
are usually 'elected' for life, whether through prowess in battle or a talent
for superior strategy. Despite this military slant to life, the Aestivan
League has had few revolutions, and everyday life is not unduly harsh or
oppressive, being, in fact, better than many other 'freer' countries. The
people of the Aestivan League take to order, discipline, and duty as ducks
take to water, and thus, military rule is no hardship. It has been surmised
that far in the past, the ancestors of the current Aestivan people were
a landless company of soldiers, either a legion or mercenaries, who chose to
settle in what is now the Aestivan League and carve a permanent home for
themselves. No records exist to prove or refute this, though Aestivans are
inordinately proud of their military accomplishments, holding them up against
those of Altenes and Iridinians for comparison.

Timeline

  • 136-201 EK — Long war with Iridine begins during the reign of Iridine's Tulca II.
  • 213 EK / 1 YP — Peace with Iridine. See Valstaron Martius.
  • 6 YP — The Aestivan League agrees to send emissaries to Iridine in the hopes of finding a peaceful resolution to the continuing conflict. A small faction within Iridine manages to assassinate the emissaries, and the war with Iridine resumes.
  • 15 YP — The Iridine army wins a decisive victory against the Aestivans at the Battle of the Legion of Oaks. Effectively ends the war against Iridine.
  • 19 — Four years after the Battle of the Legion of Oaks victory, a treaty is signed with Iridine, officially ending hostilities. (?? Aestivan League gains control of Astraea ??)
  • 100 — Aestiva loses control of Astraea to Cinera.
  • 159 — Relations with Iridine become tense, and deteriorate further after a visiting Aestivan dignitary is killed in Iridine. War is inevitable.
  • 162 — After several strategic victories, Aestivan advances are repulsed by Iridine.
  • 163 — The Iridine Senate and Aestiva sign The Second Aestivan Treaty. Popular support for the treaty is absent in the Aestivan League, and many are unhappy with the stipulations concerning trade with Iridine.
  • 215 — The Aestivan League joins the war with Iridine on the side of Cinera.
  • 217 or 218 — Aestivan General Narisse seizes the Monlon fort, destroying an Iridine cohort in the process.
  • 219 — Alliance with Cinera against Iridine reaches a turning point.
  • 233 — Cinerans assault the city of Monlon. Aestivans temporarily ally with Iridine to defend the Holy City. Sordo Calsuan awarded with the name Cinius for his valour against the Cinerans.
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