San Salvador del Norte Incident
The San Salvador del Norte Incident (Creeperian Spanish: Incidente de San Salvador del Norte), was a skirmish between Creeperian Army factions loyal to opposing claimants to the throne of Creeperopolis which occurred on 2 January 1933. The incident marked the beginning of the eighteen year-long Creeperian Civil War.
Course of events
Emperor Adolfo IV died on 2 January 1933 to Creeperian Malaria at 9:02am San Salvador Time (SST). The news was given to both Romero and Miguel, but both declared themselves the next rightful Emperor of Creeperopolis.
Hearing the news of Romero I declaring himself Emperor, Miguel ordered that the Creeperian Armed Forces immediately have Romero I arrested. Romero I did the same, and ordered the Creeperian Armed Forces to immediately arrest Miguel VII. The Creeperian Armed Forces quickly splintered into factions of the armed forces backing Romero I while the other half supported Miguel VII.
Romero I ordered the Armed Forces loyal to him to not attack soldiers loyal to Miguel VII for the time being. Miguel VII did the same, and ordered the Armed Forces loyal to him to not attack soldiers loyal to Romero I for the time being. However, at 7:23pm SST, soldiers loyal to Romero I encountered troops loyal to Miguel VII in a barrack in San Salvador del Norte. Both forces were ordered to secure the barrack to prevent the other side from securing the weapons inside. At 7:25pm SST, firing began, and both sides started to fire on the other. The soldiers loyal to Miguel VII overran the soldiers loyal to Romero I and forced them to retreat the barrack. The soldiers loyal to Romero I took up positions one block from the barrack taking the city capitol turning it into their fortification. It remains a mystery who was the first to fire their rifle in the barrack.