War of the Celadon
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Bloody civil war that destroyed the ancient kingdom of Ralas. The conflict lasted lasted from 551-553/6 and resulted in the realm of Ralas being broken into two separate kingdoms; Rennsfar and Serathyr.

BACKGROUND


The civil war began when King Durendil's son; Prince Drexel raped the Lady Amarei; wife of a Ralani noble named Alaron Baranthyr, during her pilgrimage to the Celadon Forest. Alaron soon found out and challenged the prince to single combat. Alaron killed Prince Drexel fairly, but the King ordered him arrested and executed for treason, and all his family lands seized.

KING DURENDIL ORDERS THE ARREST OF DUKE ALARON


When Alaron fled south to Renthara, the King sent many soldiers to burn his lands and butcher his people. This cruelty sparked the southern nobles of Ralas into open revolt and a great war for independence began.

THE INVASION OF RENTHARA


King Durendil was a cruel and hard man, and he ordered his troops to show no mercy as they invaded Renthara. There were a great number of atrocities committed by the loyalist forces. But every act of brutality made the rebellion grow stronger.

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AFTERMATH


The war ended with a brilliant victory by Lord Alaron Baranthyr over the Ralani loyalists at the Battle of Edgecliffe, in which King Durendil Serathë II was slain and the Kingdom of Rennsfar was created. Another important development of the conflict was that the five southern Ralani colonies on Avokhar declared themselves the independent republic of Kendar.