Fire Emblem: The Age of Legend
Yeorian Succession Crisis of 2A 3214
A fairly typical Yeorian political incident. Like many countries outside the Northwestern Nations, it was ruled by a fairly typical, unstable monarchy. The country nobles who helped run the feudal state have a great deal of power and want more. In the Northern Principalities there is no king, only various petty princes like Orivin of Tejian vying for power with one another. Until 2A 3049 when King Dinmerfin of Yeor managed to more or less secure control over much of the country well enough to pass it on to a successor 50 years later, Yeoria too had been a confused mass of little states run as their rulers pleased. Especially in the northern regions of Yeoria, many of the dukes looked enviously at the freedom and local power of their counterparts across the border.
For the several years while King Treferdin of Yeoria grew steadily more ill, some of these northern dukes led by Duke Grenfeld plotted a rebellion. Besides making up a sizable portion of Yeoria’s Akt, they have backing from many rulers in the Norther Principalities and to a certain extent the blessing of Peruvia. Both these hostile nations would like nothing more than a chance to carve out lands and plunder from a weakened Yeoria.
With the old king dead in 2A 3213, Prince Rinvolin of Yeoria was the obvious successor. However, the Council of Peers delayed giving him their formal approval, with the traitors tying up proceedings stealthily. Having used this time to build their forces and prepare for war, the traitors then revealed themselves by announcing Duke Grenfeld as their choice for the new king, accompanied by written approval from their northern allies. Prince Rinvolin in turn called up his loyal armies and any mercenaries he could find, and the war began.