The Battle of Dix-Sept (Oster Gate, Huncle, 10 June 2.260 a.a.H) was a battle fought between the peasants of the Commune of Öster Gate against the forces of Phillipe II Vautur of Huncle and Martin the Conqueror. The Commune of Öster Gate will be defeated, finishing the Rivierie and beginning a process of repression.
Campaign Background Edit
As a result of diverse causes, the peasantry of Huncle were more and more malcontent with the nobility, as they felt that the nobles weren't able to protect the country of the roaming bandits and routiers, and their raids against villages. There was also a long simmering anger in the belief that the nobility had failed Huncle during the First War of the Power and also, more recently, against the rising taxes and impositions that characterized the post war era:
This will lead to a peasant revolt -the Rivierie- at the 2.258 a.a.H.
The King of Huncle, Charles IV, unable to suppress the rebels, signed the Pacts of Christmas, that conformed the Commune of Öster Gate. However, as violence and tensions continued -along with a succession crisis due to the untimely death of Charles IV-, the King of Sargos Martin the Conqueror wanted to seize the opportunity to extend sargonic influence towards his northern neighbor.
The Battle Edit
Martin the Conqueror and the peasant army opposed each other near Dix-Sept on 10 June 2.260 a.a.H.
There, the large but untrained, unequipped and without discipline peasant army -depending on the opinions on the chroniclers, numbering between 20,000 to 60,000, but some modern estimates place them around 10,000 riviers- was ridden down by divisions of knights cavalry in the ensuing Battle of Dix-Sept. The Sargonic-Hunclech army was formed from around 2,500 to 7,000 men.
The Battle was followed by a campaign of terror throughout the Oster Gate region, where soldiers roamed door to door in the countryside lynching countless peasants and killing thousands and thousands in the fury that followed.
The nobles and the sargonic soldiers plundered the cities and churches and set fire to all eastern Huncle, which burned for two weeks, overrunning the countryside, burning cottages and barns and slaughtering all the peasants they could find.
The reprisals continued through July and August. There was one massacre after another as Martin The Conqueror and his Sargonic army slowly advanced now to western Huncle, where the regent Charles le Gross, who feared both the rebels and the Sargonic army, didn't do anything to stop the invasion of their southern neighbors until the Rebellion was smashed...
Then, instead of fighting the invader, Charles le Gross gave the crown of Huncle to Phillipe II Vautur, making Huncle an allied state of Sargos.
A Declaration of Amnesty was issued then by Phillipe II as the Sargonic army returned to their own country -leaving an important garrison to ensure the "loyalty" of the now king Phillipe II-
The leader of the revolt, Disette Rivier, disappeared after the Battle of Dix-Sept. Some say, she died in that battle. Others, that she was captured and interned as a nun in a monastery... and others said, she left, to become a spirit of rebellion of Aels.