War of Storms

(485-491/6) The War of Storms was a conflict between the nations of Orel and Thûle.

This war was unique in that the Thûlians were defeated by weather more than by Orellian naval strategy. During the initial period of the war, much of the Thûlian fleet was lost in a series of violent gales off the Orellian Bloody Coast.

Then five years later, during the Battle of Shult, another Thûlian fleet was lost in another series of terrific gales that swept through the Sea of Orel. During this same battle, many Orellian ships were also lost; including the Orellian flagship carrying King Agathar II; the last monarch of his Dynasty.

At the conclusion of the conflict, Orel came to be ruled by King Byron Zheren. Orellians still call this the "War started by Myrival" for many more sailors died due to bad weather than to enemy action.