Author Topic: Sorraine vs. Ohnar West  (Read 36258 times)

Indirik

  • Exalted Emperor
  • ******
  • Posts: 10849
  • No pressure, no diamonds.
    • View Profile
Re: Sorraine vs. Ohnar West
« Reply #165: January 04, 2013, 04:27:17 PM »
That was not the goal agreed on by the Queen's council when discussing the war. Yes, I understand that's what Mathilda may have said when declaring the war. But it's not the war the rest of the realm agreed to start.
If at first you don't succeed, don't take up skydiving.

Scarlett

  • Noble Lord
  • ***
  • Posts: 407
    • View Profile
Re: Sorraine vs. Ohnar West
« Reply #166: January 04, 2013, 07:59:55 PM »
Quote
But it's not the war the rest of the realm agreed to start.

Tough to imagine Sorraine suddenly stopping a war they were winning without taking Sasrhas. Especially since they attacked Sasrhas.

I get that the forums are mostly propaganda but this one is tough to swallow IC or OOC. It doesn't even make sense: if you were going to take a diplomatic hit for starting a war with a casus bellus nobody accepted to begin with why would you leave a 2-region realm guaranteed to hold a grudge on your flank?

Indirik

  • Exalted Emperor
  • ******
  • Posts: 10849
  • No pressure, no diamonds.
    • View Profile
Re: Sorraine vs. Ohnar West
« Reply #167: January 04, 2013, 08:12:05 PM »
Guarantee of a future war? Also, even if you don't declare a goal to kill the other realm, you can be reasonably sure that they wouldn't surrender. Therefore Sorraine would have to, "with great regret and full of sorrow", put an end to Ohnar West. That's how you play the polotical game. You declare something small, figuring that the other side will push it to the end. But that's their fault, not yours.
If at first you don't succeed, don't take up skydiving.

Indirik

  • Exalted Emperor
  • ******
  • Posts: 10849
  • No pressure, no diamonds.
    • View Profile
Re: Sorraine vs. Ohnar West
« Reply #168: January 04, 2013, 08:14:38 PM »
Also, it would have left them with 3 regions. Nbasah didn't defect until later. And, honestly, my character didn't give a damn what it would have left OW. She would be happy if they just got it over with and died.
If at first you don't succeed, don't take up skydiving.

Arundel

  • Noble Lord
  • ***
  • Posts: 345
    • View Profile
Re: Sorraine vs. Ohnar West
« Reply #169: January 05, 2013, 08:51:45 AM »
Sorraine's official goal (as transmitted by its official mouthpiece) was very much to wipe out OW. Mathilda was very unambiguous about that.

That about sums it up.
The adherents of different religions in a realm should compete for power, influence, and fresh converts. They don't even have to be killing each other to do so. I wish people promoted the prosperity of their religions the same way they promoted the growth and prosperity of their realms. - Geronus

Shizzle

  • Mighty Duke
  • ****
  • Posts: 1537
  • Skyndarbau, Yusklin, Yarvik, Werend and Kayne
    • View Profile
Re: Sorraine vs. Ohnar West
« Reply #170: January 05, 2013, 12:40:10 PM »
Yay for Solo Slim and chickening out.

Gabanus family

  • Moderator
  • Mighty Duke
  • *
  • Posts: 1340
    • View Profile
Re: Sorraine vs. Ohnar West
« Reply #171: January 05, 2013, 12:56:29 PM »
Yay for Solo Slim and chickening out.

Yay for what?
New account active chars:
Garas: First Oligarch - Goriad: Astrum - Goriad II: Obia'Syela