Feuding Feathers

During the 9th Imperial period, within the lush province of Nerou, the dying king decreed his final request for peace in the land. A disagreement caused two members from his noble regiment to fall out. They each divided into separate sects, notably with both using a colored robin as their designated emblems. The Greater House displayed a blue robin. Only the wealthiest dignitaries could join The Lesser House displayed a grey robin with a combination of upper and middle-class nobles. Together, they would control most territories through political ambition.  

A series of brutal wars between the two houses created a hostile environment for civilians around the entire nation. Countless deaths took a toll on the supply of natural resources. Citizens were forced to choose sides and were allocated status according to decrees regarding a caste system from the wealthiest to the poor. The houses of each sect were riddled with corruption and scandal.

 A prominent military general known as Benavides, assembled colleagues who held neither sect in high regard. They formed an institute in the countryside of Emor, where the ruins of a coliseum were reconstructed into a conservatory for military officers. The Calvary Academy enrolled teenage children of influential households to be trained in academia, as well as combat. Certain exceptions were made, so a poverty-stricken gifted child could also meet the criteria to attend this school.

If a child was neither wealthy nor considered well endowed with talents, they were started into battalions of infantry troops. There was a lottery for each state that demanded the first-born son of every family be called to arms. If there were no sons to enlist, the father would take their place. Healthy daughters could also be drafted to replace any sickly or dead male family members.

Thus, the generals formed a rebellion hoping to overthrow both sects, unite the governing state, and return Nerou back to its former glory.

The Warring Robins, Intro

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