haven't wrote a war related post in a while, hopefully this turned out alright. not gonna add pings because i know people won't delete them when quoting.
Now the papers on Mateusz's desk were piled to chest level. Daily schedules for the month, reminder for a physical checkup for this year, newspapers, and just papers that needed his signatures. They were all brushed to one side of the desk while he typed away at his computer. The desk phone made a small whistle and an aid spoke up.
"Mr. Tkaczyk, Secretary General Strozky is here to talk to you."
Mateusz pulled his hand away from the keyboard and pressed the speaker button. "Send 'im in."
A few minutes went by and Juliusz opens the door. "Mateusz. Long time no see," he said jokingly. Mateusz looked away from the monitor and made a quick grin towards him. Juliusz sat in the chair across from Mateusz and began to feel comfortable. "News rang from Unistan: Levantin and the HUR are at war."
"No surprises there," Mateusz rasped, looking at the monitor. "Are you saying you want to initiate the new warplan, Strozky?" Juliusz looked to his left and looked out the window which oversaw the mighty Tylissellium Bay. "About that. The HUR is involved in an anti-Levantin coalition, which mostly comprises of western-based nations with the exception of one other country."
Mateusz clicked off the paragraph and looked across the desk to Juliusz. "That is an issue. I suppose we'll have to enter the conflict as a third party. We'll remain neutral with the coalition, but I do expect the warplan will begin."
Juliusz looked back and nodded. "Will there be a war declaration?" Mateusz leaned back in the chair and thought it over. "I'll treat it as expansion, not war. Maybe then the International Court and the rest of Parliament won't get pissed off at us."
Juliusz nodded and stood before giving a firm salute to Mateusz. "I'll get it done."
Seven hours later, the 3rd Task Force split off from the Interiorem Fleet to prepare an SNLF landing. The Task Force is under a cover of jamming countermeasures to protect it from missiles and radars of a Levantine ambush. The Task Force had officially went "off the radar" once it entered the Devlonian Island Chain (that chain on the east of Unistan). The location of the Task Force should be unknown to a foreign fleet.
In the Ankobrystani mainland, defence lines are properly manned and are prepared for an aggressive naval landing. The public is encouraged to purchase war bonds for the effort.
The Ripeke have expanded further south and west, stopping at some mountains and taking one of them, while the Satu expanded onto the coast and peninsular areas of what's known today as Santa Defensa. Various smaller tribes were absorbed onto those two kingdoms by either conquest or submission.
Years after the conquests and ongoing conflicts, the Apimagnum came in to the war. A leading general and commander Alcesimus Lucan was leading his troops marching while he was on a horse. He ordered his men to set up camps for them to prepare the conquest of those two kingdoms. Lucan has already conquered territories of modern day southern San Sierra, and Apimagnum is looking to expand more. Next week, during a Satu attack on the Ripeke, Alcesimus Lucan finally marched his troops to battle against those two Kingdoms. After a while, Alcesimus has won battles against the Ripeke, taking 7 villages and torching one of them that showed resistance. This made the king Muireach Sheenani be forced to pull his men from the occupied towns previously owned by the Satu and fight against a stronger empire invading them.
Apimagnum commanders and lords named the Ripeke 'Quinterior', meaning 'inner people' and the Satu 'Extehomine', meaning 'outer people'. Soon in 312 B.C., Apimagnum have won the wars against both Kingdoms, and have annexed them as provinces, they would even rename all villages and the two cities with their language names, naming Mochaini (capital of the Ripeke) as Agrosque and Satu as 'Fonsmunitis'.
Provincial footmen and troops have been ordered to expand the empire further west, since the conquests of two Kingdoms wasn't enough to "bring civilization" to the tribes of their northern selves. Many tribes and smaller Kingdoms were absorbed into the empire by conquest, submission and intimidation.
Even though Eripir Christus was killed in Nonscio, the religion was first born somewhere in modern day Levantin and was brought onto the lands of Apimagnum. People inside the empire were slowly converting to Christianity, but the empire outlawed it.
At 273 A.D., after two centuries of persecution against Christians, the religion of Christianity was finally legalized, and churches were being built. Even though the province of Fonsmunitis were not the first ones to convert to the religion, they were the first one to gladly convert to the religion, building churches and so. The divine of Christ is here.
The Fonsmunitis province "broke away" form the collapsed empire, renaming it's province and new nation as the Kingdom of Sanctmunitis, which means "Holy Fortress". The Kingdom of Sanctmunitis was thought by the Germanics and Apimagnum settlers to be a rump state of the empire.
After recovery and re-population, King Tertius ordered at least the conquest of three Germanic held villages, he wanted to do this to restore the glory of the Apimagnum empire. The conquests were successful, but not long after Germanics started pushing back, making a renewed attempt to take the city of Sanctmunitis, the event was called the "Second Battle of Sanctmunitis", this time Germanics winning it. The Germanic occupation didn't last long however, not even a day. Due to fiery resistance from settlers, Germanic troops had a hard time keeping the peace, King Tertius of Sanctmunitis returned to the city with his soldiers in the night. After just another battle in the same day, a Germanic lord is killed by a knight in the city.
Days after the rapid restoration of the Kingdom, King Tertius ordered a renewed attempt to reconquer, this time successfully. The Kingdom of Sanctmunitis was slowly taking villages and cities occupied by Germanics, massacring "pure" Germanic settlers and replacing them with ethnic Natin people. King Tertius appoints the brother of the fallen Fierce Knight Servius, Petrus Servius as an heir of the Kingdom. A day after the appointment, King Tertius dies of a disease, a reason for appointment. Same day, the Sanquis Catholic religion is born, and it's new Pope Epidicus crowns Petrus Servius as King of Sanctmunitis, honoring Tertius' quest of reconquest.
A decade later, in 693 A.D., trade with Unistani tribes and merchants was popular in Sanctmunitis. King Eligius IV took it as an opportunity for economic prosperity and as a way to make more funds for the continuing reconquest. Half of the Unistani merchants were near-humans such as nekos who adapted to Arab societies in their home continent. The very first of them, Alma Al-Sabir, was brought by a sailor named Baebo Andronicus.
Although the Unistani merchants (especially near-humans) did not help in the war against Germanics, they did help bring prosperity to both Unistani tribes and the Kingdom of Sanctmunitis. Despite prosperity, nekos (named Alcatus by Sanctish people) were discriminated by pure humans for being not "pure humans" and "disgusting demi-humans". Half of the near-human merchants did not care, but the other half did, either retaliating or moving to friendlier neighborhoods. Most of the demi-humans have converted to Sanquis Catholicism, changing their Arabic names to Latinized Arabic names such as Anaritius and others, while some still had native beliefs such as Islam (yes, Islam was made in the 7th century).
Abderrahim Samie climbed down the mountain, and headed towards the populated village. The village was named Villaflum, and it had a large population of near-human settlers and Unistani merchants, that it was considered a near-human majority town. Samie went to visit his partners and friends of the village about a dream he saw, it was "holy", that it involved a man with a sword and wearing a "lion armor", and that the man behind the armor said that Christ and Muhammad were not pacifists, if not manipulators, that he was sent by God. Samie's friends did not believe him, but after he pointed out what Sanctmunitis did such as massacres and others, his partners were now being convinced. Same day, a new religion was founded named Nabua, which means 'Prophecy' in Arabic.
Just after the conquests have stopped, King Lampadio was very unhappy to hear the news from his royal advisors of lost territory to a new "Kingdom" that the near-humans he disliked named it an "emirate". This huge territory loss was a rude interruption for a five century old quest.
And hearing of the religion of Nabua, the King himself ordered the Kingdom's council to outlaw the religion and to make guards enforce prevention of this so-called "Prophecy" from spreading.
At the Annayad Emirate, villages conquered by it had their human populations replaced with near-human alcatuses by the orders of Emir Adil. During the realm of Emir Adil and his Samie Dynasty, the Annayad Emirate became an isolationist kingdom, building itself and recovering from the wars they've fought.
At 999 A.D., one year left for the thousandth anniversary of Eripir's death, the Kingdom of Sanctmunitis has conquered a small portion of Germanic territories in the western part, but instead of annexing it, they have made an independent Natin and Catholic kingdom named the Kingdom of Santapal.
Same year, but months later, the Kingdom of Sanctmunitis would change in a religious way. At the Church of Ludex in the city of Sanctmunitis, King Eligius Sancho, along with Kingdom's own Pope Ferdinandus, showed themselves. This is a ceremony, and during prayers, the King himself has given a speech to re-name the country of Sanctmunitis into a name of a region given by his ancestors... formally declaring Imperii Hispaniensis, famously known as 'The Empire of Hispania', with Pope Ferdinandus crowning King Eligius no longer King Eligius Sancho, but Emperor Eligius Sancho.
Three years later, at 1110 A.D., ten Annayad explorers, despite their Emirate being isolationist, had a secret task from a military commander who disliked the Samie Dynasty's isolationist decisions, first saying the known quotes by historians:
"Would the Prophet himself know what is happening outside of the emirate? If so, I would suggest you would head out with our strong ships capable of holding you from the Prophet's wrath of Sea Attrition. The Samie Dynasty trapping us inside the lands is preposterous."
This was a rough translation of a dialogue according to a note written by an explorer named Aquila Leon, who was given a Natin name, but never said the name of what he claimed what was a military commander. The ten explorers, all near-human alcatuses, 9 male and one female, were sailing into the seas with a trade ship while carrying goods and gold. After days of sailing and sea sickness (but everyone surviving), the ship's crew finally saw distant lands that seemed tropical, so they headed there. Upon getting close to said lands, they have seen that people were already there, looking at the crew with mixes of fear, worrying and curiosity.
One of the explorers, Safwan Amarus, got down from the ship by a ladder, came to talk with a newly discovered civilization named the Caldheir in modern day Yucanoa. After conversations, explorers and natives have decided to trade a little something.
Days later, the explorers came back to the Annayad emirate, spreading news of discovery upon the settlements. The news was very spread, even the Annayad emir Hudu Samie heard about it. Following numerous trade requests with Caldheir, the emir rejected, following his dynasty's decisions of isolationism. Two months later, the isolationist Samie dynasty, after numerous renewed attempts to trade, finally decided to break the emirate's isolationism and agreed to trade with Caldheir. This led to happiness upon trades and merchants, who later sailed to Caldheir lands to trade with them.
News of the Yucanoan civilization and a new trade route being discovered spread across the neighbors of the Annayad Emirate, including the Empire of Hispania. Emperor Eligius Sancho, seeing this as an opportunity, sent merchants and Sanquis Catholic missionaries to said discovered civilization of Caldheir.
The Annayad Emirate, during the times of Hispania's linguistic changes, was very, very open to trade now that their decisions of isolationism has been abandoned by the Samie Dynasty, they were even trading with Germanic Batarians whenever they weren't at conflict. They have kept upgrading their weapons and armor in case of a war.
Before the war began, not only Hispania's names and linguistics had changes, but so did their weaponry, especially siege ones. They have gained what would be widely used for centuries... gunpowder, telling their cannons. In 1264 A.D., war has been declared on the Annayad Emirate by the Imperii Hispaniensis.
Now that war has been declared, both nations clash once again with bloodshed and the sounds of swords clashing. The Annayad Emirate was ready for this, but what they weren't ready for was the Empire's cannons. The emirate's first encounter with cannons was on a siege of the town of Wadyalsa, where a Hispanic knight named Cristoval ordered for cannons to be fired. Within that battle, the results were several walls of the village's fortress being destroyed, allowing easier access for Hispanic footmen and lighter knights would enter and fight the Emirate's troops. This came to Hispanic victory, capturing the town and beginning for la Reclamación.
Three years after constant battles, Emir Salimasso Samie looked from the city of Qarynahr (capital of the Annayad Emirate) with shed tears at a marching Hispanic army involving Emperor Lorenzo. He couldn't defend a nation that his ancestors founded, what he vowed to protect and expand. Emir Salimasso looked at his recently married wife who was shocked and quietly sobbing, and back at the marching army, he knew he had to face them to show that he wasn't a coward.
Hours after, according to most historians, Emir Salimasso has died in combat after slaughtering more or less than thirty Hispanic troops with fury, only to be left by a deep stab wound. This was the year of 1267.
Same year, the Annayad Emirate was annexed into the Empire of Hispania, but not fully, since they had to deal with resistance from an Annayad rump state named the Kingdom of Al-Labar in the archipelago of modern day Langos Islands, which took less than a year to conquer and annex. This was a great victory for Hispania, and same year after annexing and dealing with resistance, troops have been given orders by the emperor to slaughter Alcatuses who worshiped Nabiin known as "The Prophet", forcing survivors to convert to Christianity, which saved the Alcatus/Hispanic neko race from extinction.
When Béltrane Vela took the throne of Emperor and Hispania, he established a Sanquis Catholic Theocracy soon after, religion ruling much more supreme than before. Sanquis Catholics, who make up nearly all of Hispania feel divine by this new emperor, while non-catholics hiding from the tyrannic emperors fear this new "divine" happening.
One year later at 1498 A.D., the army of Hispania founds the Serpie units from the previous Santino Unit used by the Sánchez Dynastsy in the wars against Germanics and the Annayad Emirate. These Serpie troops have new weapons as well, made with gunpowder and with ideas brought by an other-continental man with a "strange name" of Tang Huo, although the weapon is made in Hispania. The weapon is named the Arquebus, which the empire would then use for few centuries.
Now that they have taken the peninsula, they have named it Dolorém, which is now being fortified and being converted to Sanquis Catholicism. This has sparked fury in both countries of the Free City of Vindholm and the Reformed Tyrist Kraterocracy, calling Hispania's conquest an 'insult of thousands of years of reigning', this is where the Dolorém Conflicts would begin. The pope Alonso Martin, same one who crowned Emperor Beltráne Vela, has crowned his cousin Agustín Vela as client king and despot of the Despotate of Dolorém.
Vindholm as an army had mostly well trained militias, vikings who would later be recruited and fortune seekers who wee also recruited. The RTK had a more dangerous army of powerful and heavy knights, even very strong archers. Seeing the RTK was a Krateocracy, they preferred heavy armored knights than light-armored ones. The Hispanic army in Dolorém made up mostly of Serpie Conquistadors, armored arquebusiers, swordsmen and Christian militias of the peninsula.
Both Vindholm and the RTK, although despising each other, have made a strike towards Dolorém at the same time. The Serpies' first encounter was with heavy armored Tyrists of the RTK, which made them pray before defending a fortress. Tyrist knights have fought well against the Serpies, but they have yet lost their battle with them due to the armor-penetrating arquebuses used by the Serpies (although they had a hard time on melee combat with said knights, even injured ones). Second encounter was with Vindholm, who were still hard to fight, but easier to do so due to lighter armor.
Even though Hispania won most battles, there have been some that they lost to both nations, which are the ones in the northern territory, with churches built by them burned on the ground by the RTK. The most 'glorious victory' that Hispania ever had was conquering the coastal lands of Vindholm, then making them a landlocked nation. Hispania and the Despotate of Dolorém had opportunities to advance north, but lost them due to the thick mountain ranges defended by both nations.
The conflict would end in 1522, with the Despotate of Dolorém annexing coastal lands of Vindholm, but losing northern land to Vindholm and the RTK. Despite the conflict ending, skirmishes continued, and the Empire's grip on Dolorém were slowly becoming unstable. Reasoning for slowly losing stability were the conflicts between Vindholm and the RTK intensifying with nations breaking away.
The Sanquis Inquisition was an era of multiple events including series of religious persecution against non-Sanquis Catholics that was launched to keep religious stability of the Empire of Hispania. Although the events started in 1512 A.D. and ended in the 1790's, this part will focus more on post-medieval history. The inquisition was even responsible for multiple conquests and religious missionaries converting outside countries to the religion.
In 1513, the Kingdom of Santapal has discovered where the man who brought gunpowder originated from... Kianese Kingdoms. Santapal, part of the inquisition, started trade with the Kianese societies. Months later, they have discovered a similar society, that being Shinnokawa. Same year the Dolorém Conquests ended (ten years later), the Empire of Hispania has annexed the Kingdom of Santapal, continuing communications with Oriental civilizations.
Trade between Shinnokawa and Hispania have begun, but once the centralized imperial council of Shinnokawa saw Sanquis Catholic missionaries trying to convert people, they have demanded them to leave, for they did not accept foreign religions. This angered the missionaries, who ere told to inspire and incite rebellions inside the country by numerous religious speeches. This incitement would create a century long conflict that would be named by historians 'The Hundred Years Rebellion', with rebels supported by Serpie units with arquebuses.
Same year and one month later, many missionaries from Hispania came into the Caldheir empire, they were asked if they were here to trade, but the missionaries, including the leading one named Gonzalo (who later became a priest of a church), responded by saying that they are spreading the message of Eripir Christus and how God would bless the people living inside the civilization, this led to the guards on the coast to allow them to spread their faith, but weeks later, after Gonzalo became a priest and missionaries were still attempting to convert people, the monarch of Caldheir remembered that Hispania destroyed an old trading partner and culture influence shaping nation, which of course was the Annayad Emirate, and fearing that Sanquis Catholicism would destroy Caldheir culture, demanded the Christians to leave the empire.
Discovering what went wrong in Caldheir, Emperor Beltráne Vela has ordered a full on invasion of this empire he called a "land of wretched peoples", appointing numerous Serpie commanders into process. Months later, possibly in late 1513 A.D., Hispanics arrived to Caldheir once again, this time with a fleet of ships containing gunpowder weaponry, cannons and Serpie units such as pike-men, trained swordsmen and arquebusiers. It begins with a bombardment on the coasts with cannons against a coast, and even a blockade. Serpie troops, when ships start to get on the sandy levels of water, jump off ships to walk through the salt water into the coast. This mainly happens with swordsmen, while arquebusiers still on the ships support the swordsmen by firing at any men with swords, bows or even spears. After the battles on the trading area ends, the result is Hispanic victory, with the Caldheir empire's main trading port captured, although there have been casualties in the Hispanic side.
Inland battles and sieges would go on and on for a decade. In 1523 A.D., with Caldheir left with barely inhabited valleys, has been crushed by the pushing force of Hispanic Conquistadors. This would bring an end to Caldheir, and a foundation of a colony named the viceroyalty of San Gonzalo Sacerdote (Saint Gonzalo Priest), named after a missionary who later became a priest. Just after foundation of the colony, conquistadors and new guards started to burn records of a previously existing Caldheir civilization, and inquisitors were brought in to enforce the Sanquis faith onto the natives. After the complete collapse of the civilization, a conquistador Esqive del Lunar was appointed and promoted to being governor of the viceroyalty due to being the best commander in the conquest, which of course he led brutal orders of massacres of natives and torchings of villages. One year later, the promoted governor has died of a disease that the lands of what's now San Gonzalo has had, appointing a new one later.
In late 1523 A.D., months after the establishment of the San Gonzalo colony, Serpie units and conquistadors have sailed Western Unistan, only to find that the sultans and arab tribes were quite different from what the ancestors have put in their records. Sultans and emirates have grown bigger and stronger, yet with inferior technology to the Hispanics. That same year, the clashes have begun, firstly with the Sultanate of Tlath Biyrat (modern day former Dubokia), and with a decade of fighting and conquests, Hispania has taken all coasts of Tlath Biyrat and some of other nearby kingdoms. This triggered the western Unistani kingdoms and sultanates to form up a confederacy by the name of Harakiya, which roughly translates to "Freedom Movement". Some tribes and kingdoms were able to use captured technology from the Serpie Units, but they still have lost almost majority of battles with the empire.
This fighting would last nearly a century, with Harakiya finally captured by Hispania and annexed as two grand viceroyalties, the first one being the colony of Dubokia in 1612 by Garcia de Figueredo, and the second one being the viceroyalty of "Utopia" in 1622 given by a conquistador Hernando Santiago in 1604 due to it's beaches being beautiful. After establishments of viceroyalties, the Sanquis Inquisition has spread further while the Hispanic army kept upgrading itself.
The third conquest would bring the Vela Dynasty's Hispania to it's greatest extent, having a chunk of it's mainland in Nonscio, having a despotate in the Dolorem peninsula and three grand viceroyalties ruled by the crown and Empire of Hispania. However, this wasn't the total greatest extent in Hispania's history.
Added one more. God, that was long. I still haven't finished, but what do you think, Zukchiva?
When HUR and lev respond tomorrow I’ll send the Inotoriam and the exotoriam fleets in
HUR be out here making alliances faster than Lerasi.
Didn't think that was possible 👀
This invasion of Levantin was a long time coming. You be anti-west long enough and the west will eventually knock you upside the head. That's Newton's lesser known 4th Law of Motion. Curious to see how the Urabi regime will deal with it tho.
Hearing the bells' commotion, the men in front picked up speed. Twenty huge siege ladders, the only thing remotely similar to siege engines in the Tyrist arsenal, are deployed, and the Knights begin climbing. The ones with smaller weapons, like single-handed swords or axes, with the occasional hammer here and there, go first, keeping their shields on their backs and making themselves small targets. Their goal is to make it to the top and distract the guards while the remaining Tyrists climb.
The first wave sees two Tyrist knights climbing each ladder, with the second knight hiding behind the first to keep themselves even more shielded. The remaining Tyrists hold their position at the ladder, ready to defend it or to climb it, whatever their King may command of them.
A couple dozen out of the large host carry longbows and some arrows. They aim their powerful bows, which are anywhere from 50-100 pounds in draw weight, and they launch the razor sharp arrows at the guards atop the walls.
In an attempt to spread chaos and confusion, King Gotthard orders a few men set fire to the gate and any wood structures they can reach. Fires are additionally lit in the grass to either side of the army to create a shield of flames and smoke that would protect them from the line of sight of potential enemies. They leave an outlet open just in case they need to retreat.
To augment the chaos and confusion of all the volleys of arrows, flames and smoke, and climbing soldiers, the rest of the host bang their weapons on their armor or shields and shout battle cries. Whether to increase their own morale, or to scare or confuse the Hispanics, it is hard to say.
(OOC: Idk how realistic this is because I have never written medieval battles before and my formerly strong memory of irl medieval tactics and such is fading into obscurity while the fantasy is coming out.)
I decided to rework some of the stuff from Dibergia like Gudbrand Osulf and certain other things.
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You've successfully tricked me into trying to translate something that doesn't have any actual translation.