The Kingdom of Sargos (Sargonic: Kingdom of Sargos), was a Middle Human Age monarchy in northwestern Aels, being one of The Five Kingdoms of the Weseuros) that were founded by the successors of Aleks I of the Weseuros after the repartition of the Weseringian Empire.
The Kingdom of Sargos was officially founded at the year 1743 a.a.H, with the Treaty of Karentia, after 32 years of squabble between the sons of Aleks I of the Weseuros, being one of the Five Human Kingdoms of the Northwest. The territories that conform Sargos where the royal holds, in the west bank of the Osorio Valley, having as capitol the city of Millbridge.
One of the first preoccupations of the new Sargonic kings of the Weseringian Dynasty would be the montangards Kanovs, that while the successors of Aleks I of the Weseuros squabbled and fought each others, the clans of the hills had become stronger and bolder, extending the reach of their raids to the lowlands. For about 40 years, it would be an continuous conflict with the Kanovs of the highlands, which weakened the royal power of Sargos, as the kings where unable to protect their vassals and had to make concessions to the nobles. While finally at the 1800's a.a.H the montangard Kanov clans treat will disappear, it will leave behind a legacy of bandit bands of former mercenaries, bandit lords and castles and fortifications in the hands of the noblemen, that contested the royal power. This situation of fragmentation will last most of the XIX century, but slowly the Kings of Sargos will began to try to regain some of their lost power to the noble families. Under the rule of King don Pablo Huneeus (reigned from 1930-1968 a.a.H), founder of the Huneeus Dynasty, after defeating in the War of the Dukes and the Cities the magnate -high nobility-, but thanks to an alliance with the cities and the lower nobility. After this, the figure of the King of Sargos will reach a much more centralized an important role in comparison to the other rulers of the Five Kingdoms.
Expansion of Sargos, 1974 - 2200 Edit
Sargos, unified under the rule of their Huneeus kings, will begin to seek for expansion of their realm, which will result in a first attempt of an expansion eastwards, to Degoland, in the first -and failed- First Sargonic-Degoland War (1974-1986 a.a.H). While finally unsuccessful in this expansion war against the powerful realm of Degoland, this didn't stopped the imperial ambitions of the Huneeus. In order to prepare for the next war against Degoland, they wanted to expand their force and expand their realm, so they shifted their attention to the Kanov montangard clans of the Highlands first (Sargonic campaigns in the highlands, 1988-1994), and then, to the kingdom of Huncle. Sargos, who had achieved the support of the bishopric of Karentia, claimed to be the benefactor of the Order of Trébol, instead of the king of Huncle who hadn't paid the stipendium to the order, but this was really due the ambition of reaching the sea of Sargos: this will lead to the War of the Clover (1998). Successful in this expansion to the northwest, they will as well push to the south, annexing Botania at the 2006.
Having seized ports, they were quick to build a navy for Sargos, seeking to expand their control to the islands of western Aels, which will lead them directly to conflict against Valknyria, in the Sargos-Akresh War, (2014-2022 a.a.H). The casus bellum of the war was that the son of the deposed and brutally assassinated king of Akresh, Prince Joole asked for help from Sargos to retake his father's kingdom from the usurper Isai. In this war, the Akreshi and their usurper, backed by the Grey elfs and his loyal humans, defeated the newly created Sargonic fleets, having defended his island, but being unable to land a sizeable force in the Aelian shores, the Akreshi actions were limited to coastal raids.
The defeats at sea will stop the expansionist drive of the Huneeus, as they lost fleets and armies in their adventure in Akresh, and later were forced to defend the coastal lands against the raiders. As well, the successive expansion wars of Sargos, made that Huncle, Degoland, Tardos and La Cruz, fearful of the Sargonic expansion, made several wars against their Sargonic neighbours. But as soon one of the Five Kingdoms became stronger, the alliances shifted against the stronger of them: this situation of recurrent wars among the kingdoms of the northwest, will last for about 170 years, from the 2030 to the 2200 a.a.H.
Sargos during the First War of the Power Edit
But as the storm clouds of the Confederation of Free Peoples shadowed over the human kingdoms of the northwest, some voices claimed for an union of humanity against the hordes that hold the banners of the Dark Legion: but most of these voices where unheard, until the First War of the Power (2203-2223 a.a.H).
One by one, the human kingdoms of Degoland, Sargos, Tardos, Huncle, La Cruz and Botania, fall to the imparable tide of the Dark Legion:
In Battle of Degoland the Degoland army fought alone against the Dark legions, as the Sargonic -under the rule of the king don Camilo I Huneeus (2191-2234) waited behind the Osorio river, hoping that the river would be enough of a barrier to stop them -being mistaken, and defeated as the Dark Legion crossed the Osorio and defeated the armies of Sargos in the Battle of Sargos. As the two kingdoms of the Osorio Valley fell, the kings of the west thought this would be the end of the demonic offensive, and while they reinforced their armies and fortresses, they didn't try to make a common front against such a powerful enemy.
In the northern front, the demonic forces who crossed at the Navatiak Pass -delayed due the resistance of the Dwarven Mines of the north, in the Battle of Navatiak, arrived and began sacking the northern marks of Huncle, while other armies crossed the Östergate, sacking and destroying Huncle on their path. Against this, the armies of Huncle tried to face the dark legions, being defeated in the Battle of Huncle. This finally made the humans kings of the north-west realize the danger of the situation: this wasn't just other demonic campaign, but a war for which the dark legion had for long prepared.
The remnants of the armies of Huncle retreated to the south, to Trebol -a region that had been since the War of the Clover occupied by Sargos, where they joined the forces of the Military Order of Trebol and survivors of the sargonic and degoland armies: but closely followed by the dark legions, these armies marched to the south, to gather with the forces of the kings of La Cruz and Tardos, as well the forces of the archbishopry of Karentia. The Order of the Clover stood in their castles, trying to delay the advance of the dark legions from the north.
But the armies that advanced from the east fall over the forces of Tardos and La Cruz at the meeting point before the human Christian armies had gathered, defeating them completely. Later, when the forces of Karentia arrived, they where surprised to find instead of allied armies, the dark legions, being defeated as well. And in the same day, will arrive exhausted from their march the remnants of the armies of Huncle and Sargos. There, after the battle begun, the cavalry of Huncle will retreat, leaving their infantry on their own, and being their king captured by the Dark legion: these three successive battles are known as the Battle of La Cruz.
After this battle, the Dark Legion took a long time besieging and suppressing all the resistance points they had left behind in their initial assault, which would ultimately give time for the north-western humans to re-group their forces in La Cruz and Tardos, receiving supplies and support from Akresh and the Empire of Uslen.
In Tardos, the last major battle in the north in the initial phase of the war, the armies of humankind will be once more time routed. Tardos, and later Botania, had fallen.
Between the 2.203 and the 2.208, all the main human kingdoms of Aels had fallen, and only existed as pocket of resistance the remnants and the weaker kingdoms.
However, some Sargonic refugees, who escaped from the fall of the Kingdom of Sargos to the island of Liohn, fearing that even there the Dark Legion could reach them, or the local subjugated population of Grey elfs could betray them, sent some expeditions to discover a new safe haven for them: and so, they discovered the Continent of Ushaenor, and they found the High Elven Empire of Whide Axis.
The human-elven alliance will be able to turn the tide of the war, finishing with a human-elven victory at the 2223 a.a.H, with the main demon lords imprisoned and the dark legion disbanded.
Thinking the victory was definitive, soon the human kingdoms of the Northwest began again to their petty disputes, this time over the spoils of war of the former dark legion, the right to set down colonies in Polforia and for the pre-war boundaries of their nations.
Sargos during the Middle Human Age: expanson and consolidation Edit
King Martin the Conqueror (2234-2297 a.a.H) in his long reign will expand the might and power of Sargos, actively mingling in the business of neighbouring lands -as in the Rivierie peasants revolts he suppressed in Huncle-, and as well extending his realm to the south, creating the River Guard, and doing campaigns against the barbarians of el yermo and the Kanov clans of the mountains, having as well lead some invasions of Polforia in defense of the human colonies, annexing the kingdom of Degoland at the 2265 a.a.H.
However, as the old warrior grow older, he couldn't ride anymore with his armies, and the influence of Sargos achieved by the might of the sword began to vanish in the neighboring kingdoms and Polforia, and as he died, Degoland will slip again from the hands of the Sargonic crown, being reinstituted the Degolandic monarchy.
While Sargos remained at the strongest military of the human kingdoms of the Northwest, after the costs of the expansion of Martin the Conqueror, his successors will live in a process of relative peace and prosperity of the kingdom of Sargos for the next century.
When king Don Camilo II The Magnificent (2398-2428 a.a.H) became king of Sargos, he ruled the human nation of the northwest with the largest, strongest army and largest economy.The Sargos-Degoland Union
Don Camilo II The Magnificent, King of Sargos, had as his first victory -a diplomatic one- the marriage with Princess Phillipe of Degoland, making a deal with her grandfather, King Diego V, that once he die, Don Camilo will become king of Degoland, due the lack of a male heir to the degolian throne.
He became then the first king of the United Kingdom of Sargos-Degoland at the 2.399 a.a.H. Then, he proceeded to expand his influence and dominions, adding the archbishopric of Karentia and the kingdom of La Cruz to the west, and consolidating his control over Trebol and influence over the Kingdom of Huncle. As he supported the arts, science, culture and religion, began new efforts to settle in new areas and expand the areas of human influence: In the Alan Isles, iin the island of Liohn, and closer, expanding the settlements to all the western bank of the Osorio river, and as well influencing Erenian, Botania, Tardos and other territories, such as Roccasone on the old Olga's Wall, into the damned lands of Polforia.
However, his policies where toward the creation and conformation of a human, Christian kingdom, and so, the situation of the non-humans within the borders of Sargos worsened, as of the Montangard Kanovs -who rebeled several times-, grey elves and others.
Meanwhile, using a rhetoric of a crusade against the monsters, the armies of Sargos led a systematic cleansing of orcs, ogres, goblins and other creatures considered "enemies of mankind" of the annexed territories, being common the news of massacres, killings and persecutions of non-humans.
It was precisely the expansionist policy of Sargos toward their human neighbors -wanting to unify under Sargonic banner the christian-human northwest- and the excesses against the non-humans, that triggered the Sargonic wars (2407-2420 a.a.H), war fought against a coalition of Christian-human kingdoms -Huncle, Tardos, Akresh, and later, la Cruz, Enkelt- and the Montangards, Yermenios and Gorbegean Kanovs, fight along with wars against orcs, goblins, demons and elves.-
Sargos will be defeated. With their capitol sacked and their cities destroyed, Don Camilo II The Magnificent escaped to Ushaenor, to the colony of Ne'Sargos, which was proclaimed at the 2420 as the Kingdom of Ne'Sargos. Meanwhile in Sargos, a pretender was raised to the throne of the union of Sargos-Degoland, who blamed Camilo II for the misery of Sargos after the war.
While Don Camilo II The Magnificent will die in Ne'Sargos at the 2423 a.a.H, as the pretender of the throne in Sargos rule grew unpopular, due to the exactions and tolls and humiliations of Sargos to their neighbours, reading the moment, the Huneeus king don Camilo III The Warrior (King of Ne'Sargos 2423-2440 a.a.H, king of Sargos 2431-2440 a.a.H) will return at Sargos at the 2431 a.a.H between the cheering of the crowd and the pretender escaping to exile in the kingdoms that once put him as new king of Sargos-Degoland.
While the other four kingdoms saw worried the return of the Huneeus, they were worried even more by the rumours of the return of the Demons, and as the fear of demons became a reality with the beginning of the Second War of the Power, many were thankful of the leadership role of Sargos.
Sargos during the Second War of the Power Edit
While Camilo III was quick to rebuild again the fortifications and raise armies of Sargos at least to the point of the Sargonic Wars, and this time that the Northwest, acknowledging the danger of the Dark Legion -especially after the fall of Roccasone, he was able to lead an alliance of the Five Kingdoms:
But against the armies massed by the Dark Legion in their great invasion of Sargos at the 2440 a.a.H., there was little that the Christian human armies of the north west could do as they faced them in the Battle of the plains of Sargos, and when the luck seemed to be all out and the fate of the Northwest sealed, a prophet appeared, commanding the Sand Beings, which -in what was called a miracle- meant the annihilation of the demonic army.
After this, having seen the might of the reunited Dark Legion, the princes of the Northwest heard the death-bed council of the Prophet, to hunt the holy relic of Eden to defeat the demon lords: and so they will prepare for the Holy Wars of Eden (2452-2499), in which the king don Camilo IV the Pious (2440-2464 a.a.H) will lead the sargonic efforts, and after his demise, by his brother, Camilo V The Warrior (2464-2499 a.a.H), who while ultimately defeated, was able to capture the holy relic.
Holy Sargonic Empire Edit
The leading role of Sargos during the Second War of the Power and the Holy Wars of Eden, granted once more time the title for Sargos to be the first of the Five Kingdoms. After the Holy Wars, and preying on this sense of Christian unity in the northwest, despite the defeats, Camilo VI will proclaim the Holy Sargonic Empire, becoming the first Emperor of it at the Christmas of the 2501 a.a.H.
During the existence of the Holy Sargonic Empire, the Kingdom of Sargos continued to exist as an entity within the empire, being the Emperor as well the King of Sargos, until the War of the Three Emperors, Blazakhov and the invasion of the Sukkeses in the early 2600s.