War of the Celadon
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(551-553/6) The War of the Celadon was a bloody civil war that resulted in the nation of Ralas being broken into two separate kingdoms; Rennsfar and Serathyr. The chaos of the war also allowed the royal colony of Kendar to declare itself an independent nation.

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 discovered the crime and challenged the crown prince to single combat. During their duel, Alaron killed Prince Drexel fairly, enraging his father; King Durendil. The King immediately ordered Alaron arrested and all his family lands seized. It appeared Alaron would soon be executed for treason.

KING DURENDIL ORDERS THE ARREST OF DUKE ALARON


To escape the King's wrath, Alaron fled south to the Isle of Renthara, King Durendil 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 Serati 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.