The Three Year War of Erybis
Originally an independent land claimed by a clan of nomadic mountain dwarves, Erybis was a small collection of stone huts and a slowly developing infrastructure. Come the nearby arrival of humans and the tremendous startling of the dwarves, the settlement went into hyper development with a lot of fortification upon buildings and unity upon the people. During this short period of time, Dwarven Architecture was truly realized and the Erybian culture began to develop. However, due to the fright of the dwarves, everything was done with haste and it all began to fall apart as the infrastructure crumbled and society broke into a crumbled wreck when the nearby humans discovered the settlement.
Driven by ignorance, and therefore, hatred toward the dwarves, the humans settling nearby waged destruction upon the Dwarven people. The dwarves however did not sit idle and collapse. Although hastely developed and weakened, the time the dwarves had put into fortification and development came in handy as they were able to use their wits and crafting ability, as well as architecturally adept buildings suited for war as an advantage. On home ground, the dwarves dominated the battlefield, slowly gaining the strength to take on the enemy on foreign land.
Many missions were executed to gain Intel on the human settlement, with few casualties. The intel provided proved to be enough, as the Dwarven armies prepared to engage. Led by the four war captains of the dwarves, Artemis, Apollo, Gredden, and Poh, the dwarves charged the human land. Tragically, upon arrival, they found nothing but empty buildings. Red flags acknowledged by Gredden and Poh, the Apollo wanted to charge forward and destroy the land, reducing it to ash. And so, they did. Every building collapsed, every farm burned until nothing remained.
Staying in the home front with a small group of highly trained defenders, Artemis held ground at base. Watching over the forest for incoming attacks, there was nothing to be found.
Suddenly, Artemis and his men heard an explosion to the southwest.
"The enemy comes from the north, how did they make way South?" Artemis panicked and yelled, immediately ordering his men, one quadrant to the west, one to the South, one to defend north and one to remain at the watchtower post to defend the civilians.
Many civilians had already been evacuating and running deeper into the mountains and caverns, some falling victim to the humans and others to wild reptiloxies. Many lucky individuals found shelter in mining outposts, deep within the mines.
The human army advanced from the south unto the Erybian land with weapons never before seen. Some held Spears, others held sharp blades as swords and daggers. Some even had flaming torches equipped with tipped ends to stab with. Armed with explosives, Artemis heard booms and screams from every front as more humans approached from the north and more from the West.
Buildings, civilians and warriors alike fell to their demise as the humans marched further inland. At his wits end, Artemis surrendered , waving his white flag. To no avail it was, however. The buildings continued to crumble until none remained. Artemis held his ground for the sake of his fallen comrades until the moment his head fell too.
The humans returned north as the dwarves came east, passing each other on alternate ends of the mountains. Each group arrived at home only to witness complete destruction. The human army reunited with the evacuated civilians, as the dwarves searched for theirs on the caverns. It was truly a devastating war on both ends, three years in the making, and so it was branded the Three Year War.
Weeks had passed until a group of humans approached the dwarves who had been busy building camps outside the caverns. Hostile but hesitant, the dwarves gritted their teeth in fighting stances toward the approaching humans, so the humans halted. They yelled from the distance to the dwarves.
"We come in peace! We are here to negotiate!"
It was at that point, the first treaty, also known as the Declaration of Civil Cooperation and Trade, was negotiated and declared.