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Chronology of Anarian Involvement in the Shangti and recent Kamuran History
02-12-2018, 01:37 PM
Post: #11
RE: Chronology of Anarian Involvement in the Shangti and recent Kamuran History
I don’t know what if any real support I can contribute, but I’m here if Auresia needs to have a presence.
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02-22-2018, 01:44 AM (This post was last modified: 02-22-2018 01:46 AM by TeamBattleaxe.)
Post: #12
RE: Chronology of Anarian Involvement in the Shangti and recent Kamuran History
Kamuran-Auresian War (pre-7500 RH)

From a Kamuran perspective

Prelude

The Kamuran Empire under the Hanayakaav Dynasty had constructed a widespread trade web across the Shangti Sea that was protected by a strong maritime hegemony that lasts centuries. One strategic area for Kamura was the Raian Archipelago and the Meandering Seas where the Empire held tight control over it's tributaries along the trade routes emanating from Mainland Raia. Raian trade goods by the later Hanayakaav Era became as important to Kamuran shipping magnates as Davaian and Altaian products but due to the Raia's geography and complicated political landscape, Kamura had to impose it's will more forcefully that in other area's of her geopolitical sphere.

Kamuran agents had over successive decades leading up to the Auresian War been intervening in Raian affairs, accumulating economic dominance and toppling uncooperative leaders and replacing them with loyal rulers in the numerous kingdoms of the Raian Islands. Some anti-Kamuran factions managed to endure until Anarian navies began to ply Shangti waters and saw these new actors as potentially valuable allies and rivals to their Kamuran overlords. On Anarian entity that became very involved in Raian affairs in the 7400's was the CHAIM, the main colonial body of Auresia.

Outbreak

Hostilities broke out between Kamuran warships and a CHAIM trade convoy of the coast of Khudat island where a rebellious prince was believed to be importing Anarian weapons in preparation for a war with Kamura to be fought alongside a league of other Raian Princedoms. The Kamuran fleet fire upon and seized these initial CHAIM clippers however most of the Auresian sailors were able to flee to Khudat and the Kamuran Admiral had to demand the sailors be surrendered by the Prince of Khudat. He however refused and the Kamurans decided to invade the island with the aim of replacing the Prince with a friendly pretender and braking the Rebel League.

News of the hostilities spread to Khudat's nearby allies and they began raids against the Kamurans near their shores and in their territories while offering refuge to any CHAIM affiliates who feared for their safety as they were being dragged into the frey. Initially apprehensive about fighting a distant war in the Shangti, Auresia came to the decision to send it's highly advance naval fleet to Raia in order to defend it's citizens and the Raian factions that had aligned their interests with CHAIM.

Conflict

Though powerful the Kamuran fleet at the time of the war was less technologically advanced that the Auresian fleet though at first the extent of gap in technology was not obvious to the Kamurans and they enjoyed some early successes and crushed the Rebel League on Vungnui Island. The Prince of Khudat however managed to evade capture and continued a strong resistance in the Khudatese interior, well equipped with some Auresian rifles. When the Auresian task force arrived in the Shangti it took the Kamurans by surprise due to it's ironclad ships and it's size. The Auresian force delivered a hammer-blow against the Kamuran Navy at the Battle of Don Gio with their ironclads disintegrating many of the Kamuran Junks and Turtle Ships which were mostly made of wooden materials still. Following this Auresian marines made a landing on Khudat and relieved the Prince held under-siege by Kamuran and Pretender forces. Auresia quickly consolidated the island and then alongside Rebel League allies on other nearby islands, including Vungnui, they successively closed pockets held Kamuran infantry units and also destroyed yet another Kamura naval task force.

Having suffered two major naval defeats, the loss of dozens of ships and the complete loss of control of the outer Raian Archipelago, the Senakan and the Hanayakaav leadership felt compelled to cut their losses and sue for peace with Auresia in the hope it would limit an already humiliating loss of face.

Aftermath

As part of the peace settlement Auresia was awarded the right to set up a more permanent presence in the Raian Archipelago and soon after established the colonial administration of Westhold. Kamuran naval presence was not permitted in the waters between Westhold's territories which would be patrol by CHAIM ships regularly but civilian shipping remained unrestricted. Kamura was still able to access the Meandering Seas and the Northern Shangti was largely unaffected by the war itself. A major concession the Auresians demanded was the allowing of a trade post on the coast of West Davai with unrestricted access. This was considered a huge disgrace by many in the Kamuran establishment and many begun to fear a further weakening of Kamura's hegemony in the Shangti and the prospect of more wars.

For Kamura there were greater long-term consequences of the war. Firstly Kamuran national pride had taken a massive blow since this was the first time Kamura had been outclassed at sea in centuries. It lost control of a highly strategic region that brought security to it's more integral holdings and allowed control over the whole of the Shangti. For the Hanayakaav the knot seemed to have been broken and they appeared weak and ineffectual. Economic uncertainty and hardship and opportunism by rebellious agitators based within an beyond the Empire would see more outbreaks of violence in the Shangti Region and aggressive posturing by other Anarian powers seeking to exert influence over a crumbling empire.

The downward trajectory of Kamura going into the 7500's would lead to a boiling over of tensions that caused the Altaian Secession and ultimately the Kamuran Revolution. Another more positive consequence of the loss of this war for Kamura was that it prompted an effort to catch up with Anarian powers technologically and catalysed the Industrialisation of Kamura and sweeping social and military reforms in coming decades.
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02-27-2018, 10:54 PM
Post: #13
RE: Chronology of Anarian Involvement in the Shangti and recent Kamuran History
Is Tom with you on this outline? It seems well thought through, this might serve as a good basis for the more recent history of 100-150 years.

VITTMARK:"This mess is a place." --- FISKS:"Fisk you!"
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02-28-2018, 12:27 PM
Post: #14
RE: Chronology of Anarian Involvement in the Shangti and recent Kamuran History
I've discussed it with him and decided to put this up to get things started. If Tom wants to add an Auresian perspective to flesh this out some more he can post it here. I would like the war set some time in the mid to late 7400s.
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02-28-2018, 04:41 PM
Post: #15
RE: Chronology of Anarian Involvement in the Shangti and recent Kamuran History
Sounds jolly good to me, which is a nice remark when we're talking about warfare!

VITTMARK:"This mess is a place." --- FISKS:"Fisk you!"
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