Accord of Teladir formed
|Accord of Teladir formed|
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History at a glance:
- The Teladri leadership knew that pushing the Sovereignty out of Teladir would not bring a lasting end to the war.
- The future Paragons had been pushing for Teladri unity for decades.
- Eventually, a limited military alliance was reached between the Teladri tribes and the Tinkers.
- This military alliance came to be known as the Accord of Teladir.
- The Accord expanded gradually, expanding from a purely military agreement into a broader leadership framework.
During the slow push to drive the Sovereignty invaders from Teladir, some dared hope that their eventual expulsion would bring a lasting peace. It was hoped that the sheer volume of bloodshed on both sides would deter the Sovereignty from crossing the seas once more. The leaders of the Teladri tribes were not so naive. They had witnessed the interrogations of Sovereignty officers and they knew the endless store of will that stood behind the threat they faced.
The future Paragon of Air, Aradis Sedell, had been lobbying, cajoling and pressuring for decades. Along with the Paragons of Fire, Ice, and Earth, he pushed for the splintered Teladri tribes to set aside their differences and join together for the common survival of their people. Highly individualistic and jealous of their individual authority, the Teladri tribal leaders resisted tooth and nail, ultimately offering only limited aquiescence in the face of an existential threat.
Initially the Accord, as it came to be known, was a purely military agreement. The parties would agree to work in concert in all matters pertaining to the defense of the continent while retaining full autonomy over all other matters. The fiercely independent tribesmen and the wary Tinkers were uneasy about the idea of a more integrated alliance.
Over the next twenty years the Accord members would gradually come to see the value of integration beyond the military. The obvious strength of the Sovereignty on the field of battle emerged in large part from their domestic unity of purpose and administration. Even with broadly unified militaries, the Accord members suffered because of the limited nature of their alliance. Eventually, it was decided that a far greater integration was needed and the tribes joined with the Tinkers to form a true union, though the question of overall leadership would remain open for a few years yet.