After the death of King of Etlia – Louis VII – a civil split began in the country, which soon escalated into a civil war. The brother of the late king, supported by some aristocrats, did not acknowledge the illegitimate son of the monarch – Charles – and declared himself as the new king. General Covali de Villefort – the commander of the royal forces of Etlia, as well as the regent of the young monarch – remained loyal to the late king and is trying to protect the heir and get even from the opposition.
Seeing the state of the kingdom, Nordkönigraich, in the person of Kaiser Alexander III the Ferocious, under an imaginary pretext, declares war on Etlia and occupies its northern territories. Sarioantia, in the person of Emperor Serginian ebn Julius, fearing that the northerners will occupy the gold mines and trading centers of Etlia, announces that Etlia has violated neutral status and introduces its troops into the southern territories of the country, in an attempt to prevent the north from strengthening in the region.
General Kovali de Villefort, now forced to fight at once with Sarioantia, the Northern Kingdom and the rebels, asks for help from his eastern neighbor – the Greatunion Tsardom, which is now ruled by the young and ambitious Vladislav IV – the Terrible – the son of his great father, with whom the late King of Etlia had friendly relations.
In a small kingdom, a war has now begun between four forces, each of which sees itself as a beneficiary of this war. In addition, the situation is complicated by groups disloyal to De Villefort, who either situationally enter alliances or fight against everyone.