The Mists of Paoru
The Fourth Cycle
The Fourth Cycle
3168 – The Merchant Principalities make contact with Baozuo by acts of piracy at sea
3170 – The Principalities begin sacking coastal villages in Baozuo
3171 – Baozuon ships prove to be far inferior in naval warfare spurring ingenuity in the learning centers of the kingdom
3175 – The Horizon War between Baozuo and the Principalities begins. The war is marked by each side attempting to create faster and better ships.
3191 – The war is further confused by the introduction of the Perlyan Pirates into the fray as they attack weakened vessels at sea.
3196 – A secret meeting between Empress Amu-Tsun and the Merchant Princes halts the Horizon War in favour of a temporary alliance against the Perlyan Pirates
3200 – After three years of naval warfare against the Perlyans, the combined naval might of the Principalities and Baozuo zero in on their island homes and destroy the nation of Perlya. Hostilities between the Principalities and Baozuo resume after both sides claim dominion.
3211 – The Horizon War comes to an end with a declaration of cease fire on both sides.
3213 – The Accords of Atirstam is signed ending the war officially and sets up economic relations between the Principalities and Baozuo
3215 – First diplomatic relations between Tanah Baru and Baozuo occur through the Principalities
3218 – Baozuan ships exploring along the coast of Eoda discover a coastal city of Jiyun, they are met at sea by an ambassador that tells them the Baora are not allowed in Jiyun
3223 – Empress Ama-Tsun assigns a diplomatic committee to improving relations with Jiyun
3230 – Foreign Minister Ong-Lak travels north to Jiyun in a flotilla of 7 unarmed ships.
3240 – Jiyun forces the flotilla to wait anchored off shore for almost ten years before finally answering their missives.
3241 – Minister Ong-Lak and Chancellor Ramatsuga sign a treaty of non-aggression opening up diplomatic channels between the two countries
3260 – a misunderstanding between a contingent of merchants from Tanah Baru and Jiyun erupt into outright aggression between Jiyun and Baozuo plunging both nations into a combined land and naval war
3268 – the Graceless War lasts almost 8 years before diplomacy can be restored between Jiyun, Tanah Baru and Baozuo.
3270 – After two years of diplomatic relations between the four nations of Eoda, the first Eodan Council takes place hosted by Baozuo. The council lasts for 3 months and is cause for much celebration as the Eodan Accords are authored and signed by all four nations pledging support and defining diplomatic relations. The council takes place every 5 years, being hosted in turns by each nation.
3390 – A strange ship coasts into port in Tanah Baru and weighs anchor in the middle of the Bay of the Shining Sand. A boat is sent with a minor port minister to make contact and is summarily destroyed by magic. The ship leaves port immediately.
3393 – Late one night in the summer, a flotilla of strange ships attack and raze a coastal city in Tanah Baru. The flotilla disappears immediately.
3395 – the 25th Eodan Council is hosted in the Principality of Yodlokara. Principality Naval Captains expound further on the tactics and bearing of the ships attacking Eodan cities. Jiyun reports seeing the strange ships near their shores. The council decides to send ships from each nation to scour the Thundering Ocean to make official contact.
3402 – The Eodan Fleet makes contact with the ships and a battle begins before any words are said. The Eodan Fleet is barely a match for the strength of the Enemy Ships even outnumbering them 5 to 1 but manages to turn the battle in their favor. Instead of returning home, they chase the ships back to their home farther west where they discover the continent of Ystoria and the Kingdom of Ystoria.
3409 – After returning home for reinforcements, the entire Eodan naval fleet returns to Ystoria and is met at sea by the Ystorian Fleet. A naval battle ensues lasting almost a year. The war is called off by ceasefire by the Ystorian fleet and a single message to leave them alone as they return to their land.
3416 – The injured remains of the Eodan Fleet limp home. The Eodan economy tanks from the costs of war and the first depression hits the four nations hard, lasting almost 20 years. The Depression combined with several blights skyrocket the poverty rates.
3458 – The economy of the Eodan nations has finally recovered from the last war as the Chancellor of Chenmo in the Empire makes a grab for the throne. The Battle of the Eyrie is fought in the Rosewylds against the powerful Yokai who controls most of it, resulting in her downfall at the hands of a few of the brightest and most powerful spellcasters from the Four Nations. The Wylds are free for exploration for the first time in Eodan History.
3459 – The Eodan Council convenes an emergency session to make concessions for the freed land in the Wylds. They pass an edict which is made law through all four nations that only those who represent their respective governments can explore and stake land there. The Wylds are divided up between the Four nations equally. The surviving spell casters who fought in the Battle of the Eyrie reveal deep levels of corruption at Chenmo and force the Emperor to remove the seat of the chancellor there and place it under direct control of the throne.
- The Onmyoji Wei Yuting establishes a satellite school of magical study in the Imperial Wylds. The school is located at Heitou’s Monastery and is named Heitou’s Tower. A specialized program for primal magic is started there to study the antimagic and primal magic of the lake.
- The Yushijin Nakamaru Tenn returns home a hero and is given an honorary position at the Temple of the Wood where he begins a program to delve deeper into musical magic. After a few years, he begins a new order within the Temple called the Tenijin who specialize in bardic magic.