|Period||1701 - 1704|
In 1697, Deep Six voidships began coming under attack by Void Lurkers of the Trelshum Syndicate. By 1701, these attacks had cut Deep Six foreign trade revenues by 80%. In the same year, Deep Six declared war on them and any backing them, thereby staring the Zharr Rikkaz ("Fire Hammer") war.
The Deep Six, unable to close with the Trelshum stealth craft, decided to take the war to the source. The Dumakthar decided that punitive actions must be taken against the wallets of these raiders. Deep Six attacked their sponsors, the fire giant empire Goth-Dyvermoir. In the engagements that followed, great bombing runs, a dozen Deep Six voidships were lost over Goth-Dyvermoir's strongholds and cities. The fiery denizens of this empire, having no skyships of their own, brought down the enemy's flying ships by expelling volatile gas into the atmosphere, and then igniting it as Deep Six vessels passing through them. Many Deep Six soldiers perished in these infernos, including the decorated Khazaglindîm. This transport ship was carrying 3,000 combat troops when it was set aflame, and then crashing into Orias Vual.
In 1704, Goth-Dyvermoir sued for peace and paid reparations in the amount of 5,000,000 gold pieces.