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From 1052 to 1412, the Merchant Guild of Leuda operared Trading Branches in Lillorainen.

History

Initial contacts (before 1052)

The Treaty of Leuda and Lillorainen (1052-1167)

Early Trading Branches (1167-1280)

Macha Taise in Lillorainen (1226-1236)

The Crusade (1280-1325)

During the Crusade, the Lillo-Seafarers engaged in piracy against the attacking crusaders, aiding the Selkie involuntarily - especially the smaller city states of Lillorainen engaged in this piracy. Still, by the end of it,

The MGoL continued trading with the city states in Lillorainen for quite some trade volume, but that was diminished as the Selkie had to hire local talent for their protection as Selkie preferred to fight in their homeland. The trade turned unprofitable for the merchants and their Guild.

Decline (1325-1412)

After the Crusade, the Selkie were powered out and broke, so the trade declined by itself,

- 1390s: Foundation and expansion of the Storöer-Bund, the large trading network of Lillorainian cities, which formed a counter-block to the MGoL.

1412: Battle in the Northern Seas

epic naval battle. 3rd of June, in front of Nienhagen and Lollerup

Aftermath

For the next two centuries, the MGoL and their vessels usually avoided harbours in Lillorainen, although a few daring souls probed the waters every now and then with good offers and better silver - by the end of the 16th century, Selkie-vessels could approach Lillo-harbours without threat of getting shot at, business relations forming on professional levels.

The Städtebund, by that time, did not see a threat in the MGoL anymore, mainly due to their focus lying elsewhere, with Shamsiyya - and for the MGoL, the trade with the Desert-People (or Fasaine in their parlance) was of importance, even if it was 'only' by intermediary. Main goods transported from Shamsiyya to Kyrenaia by two intermediaries were precious stones and gems, as well as parfume.

It took far more time then that for the relations to thaw to a point, where both sides were able to form more lasting relations, but by the 19th century, this was accomplished by a treaty between the MGoL and the Lillo-cities of Nienhagen and Lollerup.

See also

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