Ethialan History (most recent first)
The city of Topenah has just held a tournament to mark the coming of the New Year. Attended by over 50 nobles from many different realms, the tournament was a great success. Nobdy from the Grand Lodge was victorious in the Swordfighting section, with Mercutio from Batesaor the runner-up, whilst in the Joust, Sarig from Nighthelm successfully defeated Aethelwulf from Ethiala in the final.
With the Lasanar army engaged in the Highlands, a large joint force from Taith Aenil and Svunnetland attemped to assault the Lasanar city of Colasan. It fell to Ethiala to help out her close ally, which she did. Ethialan troops held the city whilst the Taith Aenil forces broke against it's walls. Svunnetland, for reasons of her own, chose not to attack with the Taith Aenil force. With the TA force now beating a hasty retreat, Ethiala was free to leave Colasan in the safe hands of it's home defenders, who were soon able to see off the remaining Svunnetland troops.
King Thrasymaque was wounded by an unknown infiltrator, although sources suspect someone within the realm ranks itself. In the immediately following election, Serko became the new ruler of Ethiala. However, due to protests of mistrust in Serko, and cries for a fairer election in which more people were given the chance to vote, the new King was forced to step down. In the next election, Thrasymaque was proclaimed the rightful ruler of Ethiala once more.
Ethiala is at war with her close neighbour, Arcaea. The conflict recently intensified when Arcaea publically executed by stoning a noble of Ethiala whom they captured after battle. The two sides remain remarkably evenly matched, although Ethiala is the only one to have made a foray into enemy territory so far.