The Kingdom of Guaderia was a Vanolosé-human nation in northern Zarhuy, by the shores of the Caritz. Modern Guaderia issued it's declaration of independence from the Gastronomic Empire at the 3213 a.a.H.
Guaderia was often seen as an oddity: While in most of the shores of Tok and Caritz, the human rule was imposed -with the Kanov nations as well merging into one with the human nations-, one after other, the free cities of the Vanolosé, states and realms fell under human rule... with the exception of Guaderia.
Guaderia was a region inhabited mostly the Guaderos, a human Bazik ethnic group. However, while in other nations of Caritz the non-humans had become insignificant minorities with no political or economical influence, the Kingdom of Guaderia was ruled by a minority of orcs.
The Gogdos were the descendants of the Vanolosé orc trading cities of Caritz, who to keep themselves in power, did a great deal of juggling with different powers, keep key travel routes and markets, and as well, converse in apparience to the Islam, religion of their neighbors and subjetcs, in what is called the sect of the Mayoinessi, a rather free vanolosé interpretation of the islamic precepts and laws, without some elements -as dietary restrictions, fasts and such things a Vanolosé couldn't endure-
The Gogdos of Guaderia where capable of keeping their power, due a complex game of equilibration: but eventually the valance was broken, and then come wars, either against their neighbors of Sretor, or from the Tork Empire of Cretor.
Kingdom of Guaderia Edit
Dependence of the Tork Empire of Cretor Edit
Anglasecuarnian Wars and division of Cretor Edit
Ignacian Protectorade Edit
Surrounded by the more powerful nations of Bazikstan -who saw itself as a successor of the Cretorian state and rejected it's division-, Sretor and the colonial ambitions of Motzabili, Guaderia was quick to attempt to form a national army to defend the interests of the ruling Vanolosé.
However, due the negligence of the Royal Guaderian Army (ERG) -the Gogdos officers bought their ranks, rather than earn them being of a military profession... and as they bought the rank, they saw as their duty as Vanolosé, to make profit of it, selling their own troopers equipment, munitions and supplies, and cutting the payment of the soldiers. As well, they didn't reported the losses of their forces in combat, to keep receiving more payment for the soldiers and munition, that they kept for themselves. And meanwhile, the troops, badly paid, without moral, with obsolete weapons, without supplies and without discipline, didn't had much will to fight for their Gogdos masters-, they where in the need to hire mercenaries, and as well, to fund rebelions in the foreign countries, and to seek for foreign support.
The Gogdos will place them as a native elite who helped the colonial administration of the Gastronomic Empire, extending their influence in this role over Moritania, Tunecern and territories occupied by the Ignacian in Bazikstan, Uresikstan and other Zarhuycan Ignacian territories.
Independence, Guaderian-Moritanian War Edit
Ignacian colonial rule of the Dezai will be interrupted due the War of Moritania between Südchristophenia and the Gastronomic Empire at the 3201 a.a.H, which resulted in a brief Ruhenian occupation that lasted until the end of the following Bazco-Christopherian War (3201-3202), with the retreat of the Ruhenians by treaty, a brief occupation of Bazikstan only from a legal point and the return of the Ignacian, began the journey of the ignacian colony of Dezai to independence.
As the Gastronomic Empire began their retreat -for their own interests, wanting to create a buffer state between Tuncern and Bazikstan-, the peaceful process was interrupted by the increasing differences between the Moritanian, ethnic human mayority of the western Dezai, and the Gogdos vanolosé orcs, that during colonial times ruled along with the empire:
the Gogdos where concerned that after the retreat of the Gastronomic Empire, they would have to face the wrath of the Moritanian they opressed.
As advanced the timetable for the independence, with the referendum getting closer -being clear that the Gogdo minority was doomed to fail in votations against the numbers of Moritanian-, the Gogdos issued an unilateral declaration of independence of Guaderia from the Dezai at 3213, claiming as territories of the new nation the eastern territories, where the Gogdo minority rule was stronger.
This will upset the whole independence process, as the enraged Moritanians reacted against it, and later, claiming the Guaderian independence void. Because of this, they didn't attended to the referendum, and instead claimed the Constitutional Monarchy of Moritania. Meanwhile, in the south-east, the province of Gar-Zer, where the referendum for independence was completed, claimed their own democratic government.
The unilateral declaration of independence of Guaderia and the claims of the new Kingdom of Moritania made them clash in a military way as soon the Ignacian forces pulled out, beginning the Guaderian-Moritanian War war at the 3214 a.a.h.
Then, over 20.000 Moritanian irregulars -as the regular Moritanian army didn't took part, fearing the return of the Ignacian forces as peacekeepers if this was a total open war- crossed the blurred border between Guaderia, ruled by the old Gogdo vanolosé oligarchy, and the Kingdom of Moritania.
the Gogdos, who during the colonial times where excented from the military, lacked proper armed forces and training, quickly putting together some poorly trained, poorly equiped militias -human militias-, commanded by the Gogdos. While smaller on extension, Guaderia was more densely populated and a richer state, and so, the Gogdos opposed to the fanatic irregulars of the Moritanian -mostly experienced fighters from the former Ignacian army, and equiped with weapons and uniforms left behind by the colonial power- numbers, movilizing over 60.000 men during the war.
The Moritanian will advance quick over the Guaderian opposition, and if somebody stopped the Moritanian from reaching Ji-Jiz, capitol of Guaderia, was more the Gastronomic Empire stepping by to force a peace treaty that ensured a stalemate between Guaderia and Moritania, rather than the Gogdos forces.
The truce of 3214 didn't solved any of the grievances between Guaderia and Moritania, and for the next century, will be a century of skirmishes, minor wars, all out war and uneasy, shortlived truce.
Maurician Wars Edit
As the Moritanian king Maurice I asumed the throne of the old emperor of the Calintropian Empire, Santiago VII., Emperor Maurice I began a serie of acts of territorial reaffirmation of the old Calintropian empire, suppressing violently several nationalistic rebellions, which sparked conflict with Ruhenia and the UPC at the 3238-3239 a.a.H.
Guaderia, observing member of the UPC entered into the war to defend their own interests, worried by the Moritanian expansion, serving as base for a Ruhenian invasion of Moritania.
Guaderian expansion and the Tris Tigris Edit
During the decade of the 3240, the Gogdos expanded their sphere of influence to the zarhuycan states of the Bareds: while they didn't made a territorial empire, they will install an economic rule over most of the Uresikstan, along with allied and vassal states and warlords -which will form a great part of the mercenaries who served in the Guaderian army.
With the creation of the alliance of the Tris Tigris, between Bazikstan, Münzen and Gofondria at the 3249 a.a.H, The Vanolosé state of Guaderia will become observer of the Treaty. In such role, they provided sporadic support to the Tris Tigris during the Tris-Tigris-Hidraulic War (3250-3256 a.a.H), but ultimately never fully involved themselves at the war, thus avoiding the final Tris Tigris defeat.
However, still at odds with the Hidraulic Alliance, the tensions will finally break into the Hidraulic-Guaderian War of the 3258 a.a.H: there, a failed invasion of the mercenary armies of Guaderia to Südchristophenia will lead to the final Guaderian defeat -and the end to the Guaderian expansion and role as one of the protagonists of the Zarhuycan shores of the Caritz.
While Guaderia is a self-proclaimed mostly islamic nation -with over a 95% of adherents-, about 70% of the Guaderos -and almost all the Gogdos- follow the Bid'ah of the Mayoinessi, a hetedorox doctrine of the Islam often seen as heretical by their muslim neighbors.
The Mayoinessi -adaptation of Islamic precepts by the Vanolosé orcs- basically were made by them in terms of comfort: they renounced to fasting, alms-giving, charity, pilgrimage and reduced daily prayers, and renounced to any dietary prohibition.
Bazik muslim scholars often denounced as the Mayoinessi as "false muslims" and an "Islam for the lazy, who only wanted to keep appearances of faith".
The Defense of Guaderia depended of the Royal Guaderian Army (ERG).
Historically, the ERG was composed of Gogdos Vanolosé commanding officers and human soldiers and non-commissioned officers. Relatively a small force, using extensive conscription and mercenaries, the Guaderians sometimes mobilized massive -yet, obsolete- armies.
After Guaderia joined the ALBA in the 3293 a.a.H, Bazikstan will take numerous efforts to support Guaderia in the modernization of their armed forces, but rampant corruption of the commanding officers never quite made the Royal Guaderian Army into a fully effective combat force.