Jaguar Wars

The Jaguar Wars were savage conflicts between nations of men led by the Many Kings during the First Age. Although a grouped name for a wide array of smaller conflicts, there were many varieties of Jaguar War.


Cold War

Cold Wars were wars that, while not bloody, were fought with indirect tactics similar to a proxy war or including smaller proxy wars. Primary methods were through scrying and conjuration, blackmail, espionage, or prestige. The Unknown King, whose name has been stricken from all records, was known to engage in constant cold wars.

Hot War

Hot wars are what is traditionally imagined in warfare, where the conscripted poor and professional soldiery are forced into conflict with their brothers.


Territory wars and invasions are over land and resources for little reason beyond the greed of their monarchs.


Rather than a straight war, massacres resemble invasions for bloodlust rather than resources. It was not infrequent for armies to invade neighbor's countrysides for no reason except to raze hamlets and slaughter their inhabitants. Kings under the influence of elves or the Kullites frequently committed these atrocities.


Holy War

Although not all gods cooperate, they do not engage in open warfare. Their followers, however, are not as kind. Although kept in check, the guilds of the Penitent Crusade and Sleeping Forest edge dangerously close to these holy wars of the First Age.

Proxy War

Rather than fight directly, many times powerful kings would force weaker kings under their influence to fight for them as a show of force. Only the weakest of men would make another fight on their behalf.

Purity War

Many of the kings controlled similar societies to each other and would wage wars over perceived slights because of minute differences in law that they found offensive from afar. The most pedantic kind of war.

War of Conquest

Most invasions were for naked conquest, motivated by the ambition of power only. These men saw no way to communicate their wishes to reality except by the bloodshed of their people.

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