War of Creeperian Unification

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War of Creeperian Unification
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Map of the war's progression.
Date520AD – 537AD
(17 years)
Location
Result Amacha victory
Belligerents

Pro-Ozchaxar League

Pro-Ahuiliztli League

Commanders and leaders
Ozchaxar I †
Alīxāntzei
Huemoze  Executed
Hueztācho
Huemotzē
Catzlóche
Ahuiliztli
Huetan
Alqunotzō

The War of Creeperian Unification (Pre-Old Creeperian: իյաոյոուհ ցուէպիեոպոխուեճուետա կունաճույոտզ, pronounced Iyaoyouh Cuēpieopoxūechueta Qunāchullotz; Old Creeperian: Պատերազմը Քրիփերեան միավորման, pronounced Paterazmy K’rip’erean Miavorman; Creeperian Spanish: Guerra de Unificación Creeperiano) was a war waged in the Creeperian Confederation between rival tribes who disagreed over a succession issue.

The war eventually lead to the establishment of the Old Kingdom of Creeperopolis in 537AD and is considered to be the first civil war in Creeperian history. The war established the Amacha Tribe, later the House of Amara, as the dominant family of Creeperopolis that would stay in power until 1120, when it was replaced with the House of Martínez.

Background

The Creeperian Confederation was established in 220BC by Machtitín I of the Chihueta Tribe who held the title of Kuaitl Tlatoani, or Head Chief. He died in 198BC and was succeeded by his son, Machtitín II. The other six tribes of the confederation opposed such form of succession, as the Chihueta would hold the title of Kuaitl Tlatoani indefinitely. The seven tribes of Creeperopolis: the Amacha, Chihueta, Iloqutzi, Imnoqueti, Llohechue, Tzachu, and Xuhuetí agreed that upon the death of the previous Kuaitl Tlatoani, each tribe would present an eighteen year old tribe member, or a tribe member close to that age, who was the descendant of the current tribe leader, and they would elect a new Kuaitl Tlatoani. Upon the death of Machtitín II, the tribes selected Matzio I of the Tzachu as their next Kuaitl Tlatoani.

The electoral system established under Machtitín II had survived throughout the entire lifespan of the confederation. In 520AD, Ahuiliztli I of Amacha died and the tribes convened to elect a new Kuaitl Tlatoani. The tribes selected Ozchaxar I of Chihueta as Ahuiliztli I's successor, but his grandson, Ahuiliztli objected the election and strongly disagreed with the process. He claimed that as the eighteen year old grandson of the previous Kuaitl Tlatoani, he was the rightful successor and heir. The other six tribes disagreed and recognized Ozchaxar I as Kuaitl Tlatoani. Ahuiliztli proclaimed himself as the true Kuaitl Tlatoani and declared war on the other six tribes.

Early Amacha defeats

Ahuiliztli returned to Tecuauh, the capital of the Amacha, and prepared to launch an invasion of the six northern tribes. The six tribes, however, declared in 521AD that the Amacha had been evicted from the confederation, effectively making the Amacha independent. Ahuiliztli halted all war preparations and decided to accept his tribe's independence.

In 533AD, however, he decided that he wanted to assert his claim as Kuaitl Tlatoani and assembled an army to march north and secure himself leadership of the confederation. He marched north with the aim of capturing Xichútepa, the capital of the confederation. The leaders of the other six tribes were made aware of the Amacha movements and assembled their own armies to stop Ahuiliztli. Ozchaxar I, Hueztācho, and Catzlóche lead a joint Chihueta-Llohechue-Xuhuetí army and intercepted Ahuiliztli's army near the Chicxulub Volcano. In the ensuing battle, Ahuiliztli was defeated by Ozchaxar I's coalition.

Following the defeat, Ahuiliztli changed plans and marched south to Hetzetat, the Xuhuetí capital in an attempt to crush Xuhuetí morale and possible earn some defectors. Ozchaxar I followed Ahuiliztli's army and again defeated his army in battle near Hetzetat.

Later Amacha victories

Following these defeats, he marched north towards Iloqutzi territory in an attempt to switch the northern tribes to his side. In 535AD, he attacked the city of Cuyua, the capital of Iloqutzi. Ozchaxar I, Alīxāntzei, and Huemotzē lead a Chihueta-Iloqutzi-Tzachu army to defend the city, but the Amacha emerged victorious. During the battle, Alīxāntzei was killed, and his son, Huetan, sided with Ahuiliztli, earning the Amacha a northern ally.

The Amacha and Iloqutzi marched east towards Motzocho, the Imnoqueti capital. In 536AD, Ozchaxar I, Huemotzē, and Huemoze lead a Chihueta-Imnoqueti-Tzachu to defend Motzocho, but the Amacha and Iloqutzi emerged victorious again. Huemoze was executed after the battle, and his son, Alqunotzō, sided with Ahuiliztli, earning the Amacha another ally.

Ozchaxar I and Huemotzē marched south, but Ahuiliztli marched northeast to secure Tzachu territory since it was abandoned. After securing the Tzachu, Ahuiliztli marched south and secured the Llohechue. He marched south to Xichútepa to engage the joint Chihueta-Llohechue-Tzachu-Xuhuetí army under Ozchaxar I, Hueztācho, Catzlóche, and Huemotzē. On 15 September 537AD, both armies fought outside of Xichútepa. The battle was the first and only time in the confederation's history that all tribes engaged in battle. In the end, Ahuiliztli arose victorious. Ozchaxar I and Hueztācho were both killed in battle. Catzlóche and Huemotzē made peace with Ahuiliztli and recognized him as Kuaitl Tlatoani.

Aftermath

With Ahuiliztli's victory, he eliminated the confederation and established the Old Kingdom of Creeperopolis under the House of Amara, the successors of the Amacha. In 540AD, he converted to Catholicism and had the transition from Pre-Old Creeperian and Old Creeperian finalized. His lineage remained in power until 745AD when the Caliphate of Deltino destroyed the kingdom and established the Emirate of Rabadsun. The Amara remained as Emirs until 1120, when the lineage died out and was replaced with the House of Martínez.

See also