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The Duchy of Broughton

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Broughton in 1209
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Preceded by
Succeeded by
Faction of Broughton
The Krystallic Empire

The Duchy of Broughton, commonally known as Broughton was a


The Kindred Synod

Broughton was one of the original formal tribes in Glaskarn. In 701, they asisted in establishing the eastern tribal alliance the Kindred Synod. This loose governing organization allowed only the 10 most notable tribes to partake, they were: Stowbridge, Broughton, Ebonmeadow, Wimbourne, Timberdale, Thornacre, Goldvale, Florani, Easthaven, and Sagecoast. Embracing their eastern identity, in 702, they formally established a border against the west on the western borders of Stowbridge and Ebonmeadow. This angered the west, but Chief Kadvor of the influential tribe of Grjota calmed the calls for war and persuaded for peace. The eastern view of western ignorance and uncivilized nature was basis for much strife and future tensions. While the East was quite harmonious seeming in structure, internal affairs often caused rifts between tribes. The most contentious were the tribes of Ebonmeadow and Stowbridge. Caught between the East and West conflicts, these conglomerations of peoples were unidentified with either side, eventually joining the Kindred Synod. Broughton was quite influential, and often had control over many situations and actions of the Synod. In fact, many criticized the Synod for being a false cover for a faction ultimately controlled by the Broughtons. They profusely rejected this notion. A tribe that also rejected Broughton’s claim to authority was Wimbourne.

War Against Timberdale 707-734

As a highly influential tribe, Broughton had been involved in a lengthy trade dispute with Timberdale. They both claimed a piece of land and its resources, but had been disagreeing on its ownership. The Kindred Synod had little power and lacked the willingness to settle the dispute, leading to Broughton’s request for a change in the governance of the Synod. After little changes were made, Broughton became frustrated with the inefficiency and lack of influence over the governing body, took matters into their own hands. Broughton declared war on Timberdale in 707, but their own populace rejected the war, citing economic downfall and crisis in their communities. Certain Brutoans wanted peace, and civil infighting plagued the nation. Due to this, the war lasted long, battles occurring on and off, leading to further instability of the tribes. Timberdale was a strong tribe, and met the attacks with equal force. The war was longlasting and disorganized. Various peace talks had taken place and broken down. Both tribes went through various stages of leadership. After five years of the war, the Kindred Synod voted to remove Broughton from the group. This put a strain on the tribe’s resources, but nevertheless continued the war. The Synod’s decision led to a formal civil war.

Kindred Synod Civil War

The Broughton Peace Militia was formed and stated their goal of a unified tribe, but with new leadership and governance. Many pro-democratic figures joined this movement, hoping it would advance their own goals, not caring much about peace, but for democracy. The civil war occurred from 712 - 723, ending in what was left of the BPM in control. They established reforms such as a democratic government, an electable Chief of the Tribe. The first Chief, Chief Abulak was an aged peace and democracy freedom fighter. He refused to wield a weapon and was often the negotiator for the BPM. He was already in his old age when he took office as Chief, and two years later died before ending the Timberdale/Broughton war. The next elected chief was Chief Pytyr, a middle aged freedom fighter, focused on democracy instead of ending the war. He had every intention to end it, but wanted a proper deal, not simply an end to the conflict. This was widely unpopular, and after six years he was removed as Chief.

Chief Pavelya Election

In 731, Chief Pavelya was elected, a younger BPM member, and despite arguing for peace only, once elected his views drastically changed. He felt Broughton needed to win the war to get what they deserved, and poured endless resources into the war. He increased military pressure on Timberdale, neglecting most of his other duties. He passed decrees declaring elections be put on hold until the war was ended. Any claim against him he declared treasonous. Those who has just fought for independence were extremely angry, but aged and decided to see if he could win the war. He fought hard for three years, eventually finding strategies to cut off supplies and resources to Timberdale, destroying their economy in doing so. The Timberdale tribe called for peace in 734, and signed away their tribe to Broughton’s authority. Peace came again to Broughton. 41 years they stayed out of conflicts and re-established their dominance. The Synod fell into disarray during the Broughton-Timberdale war, and was formally declared defunct in 736.

First War Against Thornacre 775-780

Ending their 41 years of peace, Broughton invaded Thornacre, only to be defeated.

Second War Against Thornacre 783-793

Their second war against Thornacre was an eventual success after a lengthy war.

Formal Establishment of the Duchy

In 793, after Broughton defeated the tribe of Thorancre, they decided to move away from the elected Chief of the Tribe, to a Duchy. The Duchy had descended from a line of royalty and pure-blooded people in Broughton. This changed later to a council decision for the Duke. The true seat of power for quite some time was the Grand Marshal. He was selected by the Duke, but primarily positioned by other military officers to lead the military. The Grand Marshal was typically quite savvy in political, economic, and international affairs and was the primary face of the government of Broughton. The Duke handled internal matters and managed the elite class, but the Duke was a figurehead.

Council of Three

In 800, the Council of Three was founded by Broughton, Wimborne, and Sagehaven.

Alliance with Elkifjor 970-974

Elkifjor allied with Broughton to assist in their fight against Stowbridge. This angered Wimbourne.

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International politics and agreements