A map of the Saurai civil war in five phases.
Katarsus and the Naikai Alliance are in open rebellion against their saurai opressors. The Free People’s Alliance and Murasaki networks are rallying their forces and beginning paramilitary strikes on infiltrated worlds in and lay claim to vast swathes of ill-enforced regions.
The white-crests declare independence and mobilise for total war.
In response, the blackscales declare independence and trying to relieve their forces stranded in the Ingvar system and try to bridge a connection between their two territories. All the while, the Blackscales do what they do best: Dig in.
The Greybacks, stuck between two nemesis, seek to defend both themselves and restore the status quo from before the revolts, for which purpose they also declare independence.
The whie-crest’s aggregrate several major victories and lay claim to much of the human territories, crushing a significant portion of the first and second wave Murasaki and FPA rebels.
Under the immense military neccecity, the beleagured Kingdom of Katarsus - whose domain now lacks Katarsus - merges with the Free People’s Alliance, forming the the Katarsus-Oväderskov Union.
Under Similar military necessity, the Murasaki finally agrees to the terms of alliance set by the Naikai Alliance, forging the Murasaki-Naikai pact.
Greyback insurgents manage to usur power around Paraxus, but they suffer significant naval defeats on the main front, whilst they cannabalise some of the remnants of the Kingdom of Katarsus.
Idealogical fissures within the whitecrests split them into several factions. However, their rapid outward expansion continues unthwarted. The fighting over the core worlds, however, remains a virtual stalemate as the faction split has allowed the greybacks to secure their supply lines. However, they greybacks fail to secure territory from the newly formed 56th independent legion.
The Blackscales agressively expand and, where they cannot, cannibalise many practically independent worlds formally under their charge in order to fuel the engines of war.
ultra-pacifists begin laying waste to a large swathe of territory, rendering it devoid of life.
most splinter-states of the white-crests have been annihilated, assimilated or dissolved.
The KOU disintergrates and the remnants quickly ally themselves with several differing factions. Most human-ruled remnants fuse with the Murasaki-Naikai pact to form the Second Empire of Man.
Most Karnod elements migrate towards their homeworlds where they form a new kharnate, formally with the ‘blessing’ of the various successor states of the 47th, which are on the verge of total collapse.
The militant wing of the Templar order of Taioh Shi splits off and begins open warfare as the 329th independent legion.
The 214th emerges from greyback and blackscale dissidents. The success rate of their coups is remarkable and their initial battles are met with success.
The Greybakcs begin resorting to human auxilliary forces on a systematic basis.
the 214th, having claimed the economic heartland of the blackscales, have crippled thier efforts to (re)gain territory.
All templars orders have comitted to open warfare at this point, though most do have the resources for conquest and only destroy.
The blackscale forces are in diaspora and can no longer effectively patrol their own controlled space. Despite this, their dogged defence in many battles have left them with a still far from insignificant territory.
The greybacks are now for a reliant on human auxiliaries to retain combat effectiveness.
The whitecrests have consolidated their position and have readied a large-scale offensive against the bulwark, capital and strategic command of the blackscales. They believe that the offensive will effectively outright defeat the remaining blackscale forces, leaving them free to “mop up” the “vastly less competent” remaining factions and ending the civil war. Only the latter-most belief proved correct.