Hlothangi Insurgency

Zyrath
CategoryWars
Period740 - 746
TheaterNorthern Hordelands
Belligerentscivil war - Dugnod Empire
MapZyrath

This civil war started with the gnoll tribes of Hlothangi. The tribes of this area felt marginalized and all but forgotten by the elites of Kennel and Broken Teeth. They were squeezed economically by the major landowners and merchants and felt helpless before the high courts of Kennel. In 740, they and other tribes rose up against the Dugnod Empire starting a civil war that would last six years.

Near the beginning of 745, the Drugnod family were faced with an even greater threat than the insurgency in the countryside. This came in the form of vampires taking control of leading members of society. This control came in the form of charms, and domination, and some becoming vampire spawns. The vampires behind this concerted attack on the leadership came from an ancient cult of vampires called the Widows of Modrerthim. This vampire cult came after the Drugnod to collect souls as part of a deal they made three centuries earlier with Demogorgon. This deal with Demogorgon was the Drugnod Pact. The basis of the pact was that in return for Demogorgon's aid in improving the families fortunes - like getting rid of obstacles, and making them bear future leaders, the Drugnod would have to give over a dozen of their family members in a future generation decided upon by Demogorgon.

In 745, Demogorgon decided to collect his payment for the Drugnod Pact. Most of the Drugnod family had no idea about the Drugnod Pact. Those that did know about it, the Shamanic Conclave, were quick to make an escape and wait out the bloodbath. This internal conflict in the Drugnod family and magical domination of leading citizens of the city led to chaos, tyranny, and an orgy of carnage in the streets. In the last few months of the empire, there were daily reports of vampire attacks in the streets. The empire's military records of that time say that 8% of Kennel's population were vampires.

In 746, the insurgency and the soul collecting by the Widows of Modrerthim brought down the Drugnod Emire.