Second Ugradrath War

Period1517 - 1523
TheaterCinazan, Grashakh
Orchish Empire VS Khazarkar Empire

In Dras'ee's War (1517 - 1519), thousands of Fograth soldiers, armed forces of the Orchish Empire, styled themselves as mercenaries, joining the rebel queen and her Hive Army. As a result of this indirect aid to the enemy, the Khazarkar Empire declared war on the Orchish Empire, starting the Second Ugradrath War.

The Khazarkar Empire attacked with four armies, two through the Benâth Pass, and the other pair turning the southeastern tip of Ugradrath and attacking Valangrim.

Benâth, the most heavily fortified area of Brucrumus, checked the advance of the northern Khazarkar battle group. The Khazarkar generals expected this, as this was a diversion for the main attack by the southern battle group. Valangrim was sacked and garrisoned by Khazarkar troops. The Khazarkars pushed south and took the great city of Matak. The Orchish Empire made attempts to recover both cities. The half-hearted assaults to liberate the two cities were noticed too late by the Khazarkar Empire. While the battles were being fought for Valangrim and Matak, the orcs secretly moved their forces through the tunnels between Ghatúb and Ghoronk. The troops then moved through more tunnels beneath Ugradrath. The orc armies pierced the left flank of the Khazarkar Empire, taking Aphalê. The remainder of the war resulted in the taking and retaking of fortresses and the aforementioned cities. Aphalê changed hands five times, leaving the city in ruins after the war. No living creature above an ant suffered the depredations and diet of the forces that occupied the city.

In 1523, the Pharzîmrâth, theocracy of the Khazarkar Empire, sued for peace. Having suffered economic damage from two wars, they signed the Treaty of Aphalê. As part of the treaty, the land and possessions were returned to their rightful owners. For the Khazarkar Empire, the real reason for ending a war they were winning was because of an internal assassination. This murder of the reigning Setarch, the work of the Aphallanâth family, led to new rule, a desire to focus on the economy over conflict.