While at first it appeared that Warriors of the West had risen above all other rivals, they did not account for the fact House Ragewater had built their capital around the remains of one of the mighty Giant Watchtowers. While the Warriors of the West celebrated their victory House Ragewater launched a counter attack from within the city and repelled the invaders.
House Westwind’s capital city has been destroyed by House Onyx, and the statues honoring the ancient line of Westwind Kings have been reduced to rubble. Across the land peasants revolt, and in the East, House Dauntless defies the authority of the Eastern Empress, claiming the Wailing Highlands as their new home.
The banners of the Free People of Spartonvlier fly high and proud over the palace of the Grand Duchess of Aurora. House Spartan has liberated the Fields of Plenty from the Tyranny of the Warriors of the West. Elsewhere, two more territories change hands.