By 700 BP the new Kingdoms of Samuelonia, Dascunya and Uestadenia had found independence from the Lilani Empire. The Angal Kingdoms had fought numerous wars and it was the Kingdom of Lagod, the Kingdom of Morangol, the Kingdom of Tyrana and the Kingdom of Aigador which were the four major Angal kingdoms that remained.
Last of the Lagodian kingsEdit
816 BP - 756 BP
King Olwyn I of Lagod was a well respected monarch of Longerath. His reign was spent carefully balancing relations with neighboring states and Olwyn was skilled in diplomacy. Olwyn had three sons, Baldwin, Edward and Arthur and two daughters, Emma and Jane. His five children were all married into neighboring nobility, with his eldest son, Baldwin married to Sarah of Uestadenia. The marriage was created to form an alliance between Lagod and the powerful Kingdom to the north.
His children were married to form alliances as follows:
- Baldwin (b. 799) - Sarah of Uestadenia
- Edward (b. 797) - Emma of Morangol
- Arthur (b. 794) - Ellen of Tyrana
- Emma (b. 794) - Richard of Claremont
- Jane (b. 791) - Edmund of Aigador
However, Baldwin died without issue in 783 BP after being killed in battle, supporting the Cruisian Republic of Correana. Edward's marriage to Emma of Morangol also produced no children and Olwyn's third son, Arthur, died in 777 BP after falling from his horse. Arthur's pregnant wife, Ellen of Tyrana, gave birth to a son, Francis, in 778 BP.
Olwyn's two daughters had married minor nobles from Samuelonia and Aigador. Emma produced three son's, Edmund, Henry and William, whilst Jane produced two sons, Peter and Albert, with her marriage to Edmund of Aigador.
Upon Olwyn's deathbed in 756 BP, he named Francis of Lagod, the child of his youngest son, Arthur, as heir to the Lagodian throne. When Olwyn died, Sarah of Uestadenia, the former wife of Olwyn's first son, Baldwin, claimed the Lagodian throne for herself, along with her new husband, Richard of Tyrana.
Richard of Tyrana captured the young heir, Prince Francis of Lagod and had him executed. Richard had himself and Sarah, proclaimed King and Queen of Lagod, resulting in the Lagodian War, which saw three rival claimants battle for the Lagodian crown, Richard of Tyrana, Edmund of Claremont and Peter of Aigador.
After 9 years of brutal warfare across the Angal lands, Edmund and Peter agreed to form an alliance against Richard. Edmund as the elder cousin and rightful heir, would marry his son to Peter's daughter and Peter would become Duke of Aigador and Morangol, in exchange for Peter supporting Edmund's claim for the Lagodian throne. Six months later, the combined army of Edmund and Peter defeated Richard of Tyrana at the Battle of Malstyn. Richard was captured during the battle and executed shortly after.
Kingdom of AngliyaEdit
King Edmund was successful in uniting the Angal lands, which stretched from Angliya in the north to Aigador in the south. He gained the loyalties of enemy barons by promising them lands and titles in Achenar and Solanchatka.
Trinia, fearing the strength and might of Angliya, began to build up its military capacity, but this was not enough to fend off an Angliyan invasion in 715 BP. Trinian forces were defeated at the Battle of Malaker, and Emperor Bariţel of Trinia became the first Trinian ruler to die in battle against foreign armies.
In 712 BP, the Angliyans crossed the Velamnian mountains into the southern half of Trinia, and won another victory at the Battle of Lior — Bariţel's two hastily-appointed successors, Garudiom and Dorinavol, were unable to resist the invading forces. Later that year, the city of Kurin was captured, and Trinia fell to Angliya.
The city states of Solanchatka, which had provided support for Trinia were then invaded by Angliya. The independent city states failed to form a united defence against the Angliyan's and those cities that refused to surrender were devastatingly crushed.