Menosophia has recently gone through a major political shift given that only 7 years ago, the world was isolated from the rest of the universe, below a summary of the new political groupings of the world can be found:
Below is the recent history of Menosophia, featuring most notably the conflicts that have lead to the return of Menosophia to the rest of the universe.
THE FIRST MAURDÓRNIE WAR
Viscaronn II a royal grey drake, who ruled Máurdorne for almost 1,000 years sought peace and friendship with the rest of the world, specifically Oskiliath. A rise in nationalism and fear of dragons across the neighboring state of Oskiliath led the leader, Grande Amir Unsuel to actively hunt drakes and the dragonborn people, throwing them in prisons, deporting them or killing them. It was the attacks on his kind, the dragonborn, and rise of the racist discrimination of that brought the nations into a time of contention, leading Viscaronn II to declare war upon Oskiliath.
The war lasted for more than 10 years, with heavy losses to the Oskiliath side, especially that of the vassal state of Bukká Mortainé. The vassal states of Bukká Mortainé, BeJórne and Seabart Pictorius surrendered in 18,049. This is believed to be due to the cascading support effect – with Bukká Mortainé surrendering first, Seabart lost its coastal support and defences, and with Seabart surrendering, BeJorne lost its main land buffer. A large offensive push by Máurdórne prompted the start of the surrenders. Viscaronn II pleaded with the other vassal states to turn on the capital of the Vale and Unsuel’s administration, to which the state of Skalt accepted, turning against the protectorate in 18,052. It is said that Skalt always being a less subservient nor loyal vassal state, they were compelled to change sides by the fact they were fighting an uphill struggle.
In 18,056 with increasing pressure to surrender, Unsuel took drastic action by sending an elite taskforce to the shores of Máurdórne, capturing the dragonborn city of Rankratz. And with it, Viscaronn’s two sons, and last remaining descendants of the grey drake line. Baited by the plight of his children Venarínn & V’saries, Viscaronn personally led the attack to retake the city and a last-ditch effort was made by the Oskilaith invaders. However, Unsuel had laid a trap, as he had given one of his soldiers and Anduwin artefact, to use against Viscaronn. The use of an Anduwin artefact caused a mighty explosion, which wiped out over 80% of the Máurdórnie populous, vanquishing the dragon, his children and the Oskiliath task force. The event is referred to as the Sundering, or in Bukká as ‘J’al von terribé’. It is not clear whether Unsuel was aware that the artefact would cause that much destruction, and as a result in 18,057, Bukká Mortainé seceded from the Protectorate.
THE OSKILIATH CIVIL WAR
After the sundering, Maurdórne essentially but unofficially surrendered. But the matter of Skalt vs. the protectorates remained – as such Bukká Mortainé washed their hands of the whole thing, becoming independent, and Skalt appealed to the two now independent states of BeJórne and Seabart Pictorius to join the cause in removing Unsuel’s administration. A steady alliance between the two states and Skalt formed on the belief that Unsuel had committed war crimes. The whole nation plunge into a civil war which was quite passive as both sides were completely out of troops and money, which is why things progressed at a snail’s pace.
In this period, Oskiliath broke in half, with the then loyal states to Unsuel forming eastern Oskiliath, and the others forming the west. Unsuel ruled the east until 18,168, when he was assassinated by Máurdornié sympathisers from the west. The remainder of Unsuel’s delegates and forces were crushed by the leader of the west, Yemil de Kord. Yemil reunified the nation over the course of 15 years before Oskiliath finally became whole again and promised a time of peace, making efforts to rebuild the nation. He also offered aid of up to 50% of Oskiliath’s wealth to Máurdórne for the next 50 years as a token gesture in the hopes that the change of governance and power in Oskiliath would mark the end to Maurdórnie persecution. The unstable governance of Máurdórne that barely held much sway over the anarchy of the lands it claimed to rule, declined the offer.
THE SECOND MÁURDÓRNIE WAR
After nearly 350 years of relative peace and silence, rumours travelled the world that there had been a hike in activity over the late 18300’s in Máurdórne, and that a new Emperor of false heritage had unionised the nation. In 18,406, a single vessel of overwhelming size, flew across the Máurdórnie straits. It was able to float high above the sea, and was constructed out of forged metals. It would later become known to the people of the world as ‘The Orion’ It floated above the sea just of the coast of Seabart Pictorius in Oskiliath for more than 50 days, with most in Oskiliath seeing it as a boast of power and strength. But on the 13th of September 18,406; it opened unleashing such a torrent of firepower, using devices and armaments of unknown design. The coastal lines of Oskiliath fell within hours, and a land invasion begun. Some theorise that even with the bloodthirst of revenge in the tip of Máurdórne’s tongues, they still upheld Marr’s teachings to allow an honourable combat, by giving Oskiliath 50 days to prepare.
Yemil de Kord addressed the world on the 14th of September 18,406, formally declaring war upon Máurdórne which was quickly followed by declarations from The Peaks of Anduwin concerned by the unjust warmongering and Bukká Mortainé due to the age-old alliance installed at the start of Yemil’s rule. An unbalanced war raged on for 30 long years, with many fighting until the last breath, with magic being the only thing that could seem to defend off the barrages from the Orion, once again Oskiliath was fighting a losing battle.
The Hooded Figure
On august 1st 18,436, a hooded figure stood in the direct line of fire of the Orion, holding out his hand in the air, he shone of pure light some witnesses say, as he deflected all its fire back upon it. Badly disabling it and leading it to crash into the ground. At the exact same time, reports from across the globe came flooding in that the Anduwin’s great machines had started glowing, moving or operating. Light shone from ancient armour and relics and the people of the world saw this as a blessing.
Following the disablement of the Orion, and the strange phenomena across the world captivating the minds of all world leaders, the Máurdórnie Emperor agreed to an Armistice, annexing some of the Oskiliath lands, including the area in which the Orion crashed in BeJórne. All attempts to discover the identity of the figure have failed, as reportedly he vanished from sight after the Orion fell, but major magical collaboration has told that to have deflected that much force would have been ‘only possible from an Anduwin’.
THE EMPERORS DEFEAT
In 18440 the aggression of the emperor and the maurdorne as a whole begun to build once more. The armistice collapsed and the world fell back into war. Fighting in Oskiliath broke out after it was found out that the Emperor had secretly annexed Bukka Mortaine, and used unknown magic to conceal this from the world. The Andromeda, the second Maurdornie warship, laid waste to Oskiliath, destroying the city of Emmelrost, and capturing multiple key points including the Vale.
Meanwhile, a last band of heroes had traveled to the Ozmit, where they were able to call upon Y’shaj to assist in the destruction of the empire. Although successfully recruiting her to their side, they were powerless to stop what had seemed to be inevitable…
The Emperor was just a puppet for the fallen Anduwin know as Nezhar – who had driven Venarinn, the Emperors rtrue identity – mad from grief of his fallen brother. This madness allowed Venarinn to assume multiple identities unbeknownst to each other. It was at the Cataclysm of Nezhar that this was brought to a head, and with the help of Viscaronn II, they were able to kill and thus lay Venarinns soul to rest. The Grey Drake dynasties blood truly spent, the Maurdornie war was brought to an abrupt end.
THE CATACLYSM OF NEZHAR
The Cataclysm of Nezhar is the period straight after the death of the Emperor, where the true orchestrator of the events of the years previous finally showed their face. Nezhar, a dark and insidiously twisted Anduwin, daughter of Y’Shaj, had been buried under the Monolith for thousands of years. She had been awoken by the Sundering, and since then been posioning peoples minds and manipulating even the most powerful house of Grey Drakes to her will.
At her order, Venarinn in the form of V’saries had unionized, industrialized and organised his fallen people, and waged war to distract the world whilst she grew in power. Venarinn had done this with the help of another emperor, Zhaklash – Emperor of the Sea, who had loaned his technology to him, believe it would be used to control the ever invasive ‘ground people.’
Once Venarinn had begun to collect the 6 Anduwin artifacts required for her release, under the guise of wanting to gain more power, the Heroes of the planet begun to take notice, including the Sultan of Derimyre. The climatic end of this was to collapse of the Edict, again by manipulating the Emperor of the Sea with her whispers into thinking this would be a good idea. Once the edict collapsed, and the Emperor had the Orion crash into the Monolith, Nezhar was free. This caused a cataclysm which could be felt across worlds, and planes. The Universe now is very much awake to the return of the world of Menosophia, and her sole prisoner.
THE WATCHFUL PEACE
The watchful peace is the period after the Cataclysm of Nezhar. It is a time of great change, and territorial expansion.