War of the Corsairs
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This long and brutal conflict came about as a result of a series of bloody raids against the kingdom of Ralas by the Corsairs of Tar Vielca, led by their mysterious Pirate-King. The war lasted from 1240-1244/4. The war began when raider ships carrying Eloysian pirates, began to pillage the coastal regions of the south. These raids and sneak attacks lasted for nearly five years, growing in size and brutality. Whole coastal regions of Ralas were left nearly unpopulated; their peoples either slain or carried off as slaves. These raids continued until the entire fleet of the Pirate-King was annihilated at the Battle of Rastios in 1244/4. The kingdom of Ralas won a great victory against the Sea Raiders at that epic naval battle, but King Malenvar Rennarë III, the last monarch of his dynasty and holder of one of the seven Melanthir, was lost at sea. Even today, there is still much hatred and bitterness among the Ralani in the Southlands region towards Eloysians, over those brutal coastal raids from so long ago.

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