War of Maelstrom's Rebuke

During the Court of Empires, diplomatic relations between Dischordia and Lazarus' Kingdom failed. Dischordian nobles learned of a dark ritual planned by the Prince Alyosha Buljiev. In response, Dischordia launched a coordinated attack on Buljiev's domain of Carpathia. Their attack, seen by Lazarus' Empire as unprovoked, precipitated the conflict. The hostility between the two kingdoms erupted into the War of Maelstrom's Rebuke.

Floki was eager for battle. He had spent the past year honing his leadership and building his army. He hoped to reclaim the Wolves' Nordic and Germanic homeland. As many other domains focused on Carpathia, Floki was certain his claims would remain undivided.

Floki's first battle in the Netherlands established a beachhead against Germany. Yet his victory was costly. Lazarean forces captured his oldest vassal, the Nameless Baron.

Yet Floki showed little interest in rescuing his baron. Instead, he pressed the attack into Hamburg. His callous disregard for his vassal sowed seeds of distrust among his other officers. Despite their second victory against the enemy, their morale was deeply damaged.

Extending his campaign into Berlin, Floki encountered strong resistance. Survivors from his previous battles had regrouped and fortified Berlin. Traps laid along the way harried his troops and diminished their lust for battle. When they arrived, explosives unleashed cold-iron shrapnel into Floki's army. Many of his Fae soldiers were unwoven, and Floki was wounded. Captured and shackled in cold iron, Floki was a prisoner of war for its duration.