Legacy of Orphans
Record of Riverwars
Record of the Riverwars
The Riverwars (CB 221 – 225) were a series of battles during a four-year campaign led by Prince Liam of Andera, royal kopt of karn Bludsten and brother of High King Shua IX, after initiating martial rule in Arata. From taxes levied on the merchant princes of the Ostland and northern Riverland kanton, Liam hired armies of mercenaries to shatter the ruling river pirate cartels.
While benefiting the lands of southwestern Polm in the long run, the Riverwars were considered foolish by nobles and commoners alike since many of the so-called “Prince’s Men” were in fact pirates themselves who ended up hiding in many of the river hamlets. The larger cartels, most notably the crews of the Brom the Bloody Beast, were merely divided into smaller companies of river brigands.
Record of the Riverwars is a collection of mercenary adventures told by seanachai across Polm recounting the battles along the great rivers of western Polm. Several decades later a stirring and embellished tale of the Riverwars is sure to win a wandering storyteller a generous tavern audience.