Of the Kingdom of Altar and war casualties
Summer 163 A.C.
With Urlusuen conquest still fresh, Chuck receives news not to his liking. Apparently, there is a Pioneer of a Kingdom known as Altar that is to the north of the new Mundanian city. Chuck knows what that means: Altar cannot be too far from there.
Fall 163 A.C.
But before he can deal with the new menace, he is told that they can start learning spells. Chuck doesn't like the sound of that as he has banned magic from his dominion. He refuses to learn any spells and for the time being, leaves them to simply research spell levels so he han focus on the Altar topic.
Good news come from the capital as mundanians have rediscovered the secrets of harvesting. As Urlusuen has an iron deposit nearby, it's great news for the Kingdom. Chuck quickly orders to focus on warfare to improve the Kingdom's offensive capabilities.
"Hah! He is still using a club!"
- Chuck, of King Relias of Altar.
After some talk with Relias, King of Altar, Chuck decides that although the war with Gilden is still unifished and with Markinn missing, mundanians must go to war against Altar and stop them before they can become a menace for their security. And so the war against Altar begins.
Summer 164 A.C.
King Chuck and his companions discover Altar's capital, Ibrotaen, but despite all the information pointing at the advantage of Mundania, Chuck's party didn't have the strength to assault the capital where Relias, his wife and a champion were defending.
Advised by Yoje and Janusk, Chuck decides to retreat to Urlusuen and recruit some more troops to create a more solid offensive against Altar.
Spring 165 A.C.
Markinn sends a message asking for the end of the war. Chuck dismisses it as Markinn has no land to claim as his own and is weak.
Spring 166 A.C.
While taking a walk in Urlusuen, Chuck notices a strange building. It happens to be an arcane laboratory, which is the responsible for all those unwanted spell research. The mundanian lord orders its inmediate demolition.
Spies report how Relias' wife, Xanayi, has adquired somehow a spear, increasing Ibrotaen's defense.
Fall 166 A.C.
Researches give Chuck great news when they inform the King that they have rediscovered the old techniques to create new equipment for the troops. Chuck congratulates the researchers and asks them to keep researching warfare stuff.
But before the mighty Chuck can go to the shop to see the new equipment options he receives bad news from the capital: Markinn has founded a new city, Rirbiri, to the north of Chuck City.
"Sometimes you need a break from beating your enemy. For those moments, you need a good armour."
- Chuck, of the importance of armours.
With all that information in his advisors' minds, he buys some armour for himself and for his good friend Janusk. The coffers don't allow much more. All for the incoming battle against Relias. He also orders that it is necessary to produce a new type of soldier that can use the new equipment. Someone like a woman with spear. And so is done.
"Now we are talking serious business."
- Chuck, of the benefits of giving women better equipment.
By then any plans of using Pioneers to expand have been scrapped and more Women with Sticks have been trained and sent to Urlusuen. Although Women with Spear are to be the next wave in mundania military might, Chuck is not to risk much longer that Altaria can develop a serious military.
Spring 169 A.C.
Chuck feels confident with the current situation and the recent advances of his Kingdom. His army of Women with a Stick, plus a Woman with Spear that had been trained in Urlusuen, approach the altarian border and gets ready for more battles.
Summer 169 A.C.
The next wave against Altar begins in what Chuck plans to be also the final one. Chuck leads his army against some altarian pioneers that were trying to cross the frontier.
Fall 169 A.C.
As the Gilden city of Rirbiri remains undefended, Chuck decides that the troops from Chuck City must take it before Markinn is back or defenders are trained in Rirbiri. The mighty Chuck won't allow the chance to control that threat to go by.
Winter 169 A.C.
While a couple of Women with a Stick camp next to Rirbiri to assault the still undefended city during the next season, Chuck finally reaches Ibrotaen and enters battle with Relias' army. The difference isn't as big as Chuck wants but he has the edge in it and hopes to have the Women with a Stick to soak most of the altarian offensive power.
The mundanians let the altarians approach and when in range they attack the defenders viciously. Queen Xanayi falls to the attacks of the Woman with Spear and the mundanian army celebrates. But they celebrate too soon as some moments later the altarian champion Muvueratha kills Janusk in duel.
Chuck is enraged by the death of his friend. He takes down Muvueratha and tries to do the same with Relias. The wounded Sovereign doesn't have the intention to die though and tries to scape from the battlefield. He is intercepted by the Woman with Spear and mortally wounded but before she has the opportunity to kill him, he uses strange magics to disappear from the battlefield. Chuck swears that he won't rest until Janusk is avenged and the coward Relias dead. Yoje tries to remind Chuck that in battles usually people dies on both sides and that the war was started by him, but to no avail.