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The Lagrachán-War was a conflict fought in the Northern Islands from 1652 to 1654 by Selkie-Mercenaries on behalf of the Merchant Guild of Leuda.

Prelude

The Lagrachán

Trading Posts of the MGoL

The first settlement in the general area was founded in 599, Conall Curach, the City in the swamps. Every summer, whalers and trawlers departed the city for the rich fishing grounds of the Northern Islands, stories of inhabitants of these lands soon spreading. It took until 754 to formally establish contact.

The MGoL founded its first trading post in Conall Curach in 1102. Trade soon began, usually characterized by fur animals hunted by the Lagrachán for iron wares, from weapons to tools from the Selkie. In 1291, the first treaty between a tribe of the Lagrachán and the Selkie was established.

New Treaties of 1640

In 1640, to easier facilitate the trade between the two parties, a new treaty was established, including the establishment of two permanent trade posts and settlements, namely Rua and Bunáit. Not all Lagrachán were convinced, but the clans, which ruled the corresponding lands, were agreeing, so all was fine, as far as the MGoL was concerned.

Around 1642, Rua began to attract miners and prospectors, who soon found ores and resources of precious nature. Siana Báigh of the Tribe of Fermanagh was one of the leading prospectors and soon established a mine, unearthing copper near Rua, the Fualear Copper Mine. However, these mines needed space - space, which the Lagrachán were not willing to give. Conflict broke out,

The New Treaties are broken

In 1649, the first outlying mining settlements were attacked by the Lagrachán.

From 1651 to 1652, the MGoL assembled an army under Liam Folracht of the Tribe of Antrim. He mustered them during the 1652 Redruth Spring Festival. After the conclusion of the festival, they turned north.

The War (1652-1654)

Aftermath

Since 1905, since the Unification of the Free Lands, the Northern Islands are a part of the Free Lands of the Selkie.

Order of Battle of the Force of Liam the Red

For organizational tables, see Main Article: Military History of the Selkie in the Second Golden Age (1412-1863).

Land-Component

  • General-Captain of the Land: Aonas Claimthereach of the Tribe of Antrim.
24 Scatai, 5 of which are foreign mercenaries
Two 'Scatai' of Monomi (mercenaries).
Three 'Scatai' of Teressian Musketeers (mercenaries).
12 Banners
6 Batteries of Artillery

Sea-Component

  • General-Captain of the Sea:
  • Convoy-Captains:
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