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==History==
 
==History==
The expansion of the Valyrians into the western coastal regions of [[Essos]] threatened the great city-states of the [[Rhoyne]], a vast river network. Most of the wars were short-lived and local in nature. The wars included the [[First Turtle War]], the [[War of Three Princes]], the [[Second Turtle War]], the [[Fisherman's War]], the [[Salt War]], the [[Third Turtle War]], the [[War on Dagger Lake]], and the [[Spice War]], among many others.  
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Although the expansion of the Valyrians into the western coastal regions of [[Essos]] was welcomed by the Rhoynar at first, the Valyrian outposts eventually became a threat to the great city-states of the [[Rhoyne]]. What began as disputes between the citizens of rivaling Valyrian and Rhoynish cities, grew into a series of short-lived and bloody wars. The first war was the [[First Turtle War]], fought between [[Sar Mell]] and [[Volon Therys]]. Over the course of two and a half centuries, other wars were fought, including the [[War of Three Princes]], the [[Second Turtle War]], the [[Fisherman's War]], the [[Salt War]], the [[Third Turtle War]], the [[War on Dagger Lake]], and the [[Spice War]], among many others.{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}}
  
The conflicts between the Rhoynar and Valyrians flared on and off for about two and a half centuries. The Valyrian dragonlords did not turn their full attention to the conflicts of their far-away colonies, preferring to focus on their endless feuds in their capital. The only exception was when their colonies were in danger of being overwhelmed, at which they would come to turn back the Rhoynar offensives, only to leave again as soon as the threat had passed. The Rhoynar did not wholly devote themselves to an all-out conflict either, as their six independent city-states did not present a united front: when the tide of war turned against them they would temporarily ally with each other to turn back the threat, but when they grew very powerful they would stop fighting the Valyrians to fight each other in petty disputes. The tide of war and peace ebbed and flowed in this desultory fashion for generations.
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The conflict escalated when [[Sarhoy]] was destroyed by the Valyrian dragonlords in the [[Second Spice War]]. The remaining five Rhoynish city-states were united by Prince [[Garin]] of [[Chroyane]], to end the threat of the Valyrians once and for all. Garin achieved early successes at [[Selhorys]], [[Valysar]] and [[Volon Therys]], which caused the dragonlords in Valyria to concentrate their full attention and power on the Rhoynar as never before. After a massive battle outside [[Volantis]] involving three hundred dragons, Garin's army was crushed and he himself was captured. The cities of [[Sar Mell]] and Chroyane were sacked and their people enslaved.{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}}
  
The destruction of [[Sarhoy]] escalated the conflict, however, which resulted in Prince [[Garin]] the Great uniting the remaining five Rhoynar city-states into a grand alliance, to try to end the threat of the Valyrians once and for all. This final conflict was known as the [[Second Spice War]], and though Garin achieved early success, this caused the dragonlords in Valyria to concentrate their full attention and power on the Rhoynar as never before. After a massive battle outside [[Volantis]] involving three hundred dragons, Garin's army was crushed and he himself was captured. The remaining Rhoynar cities were sacked and their people enslaved.
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In response, Princess [[Nymeria]], the ruler of [[Ny Sar]], quickly led her people out of Essos using whatever ships and barges they could find. The story of their flight became known as the [[ten thousand ships]]. Their refugee fleet wandered the lands of the [[Summer Sea]] for many years before eventually arriving in [[Dorne]], the desert land in southern [[Westeros]].{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}}
 
 
Princess [[Nymeria]], however, the rule of [[Ny Sar]], quickly led the survivors to flee Essos using whatever ships and barges they could find - known as the [[ten thousand ships]]. Their refugee fleet wandered the lands of the [[Summer Sea]] for many years before eventually arriving in [[Dorne]], the desert land in southern [[Westeros]].{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}}
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 20:05, 5 July 2021

The Rhoynish Wars were a series of wars fought between the city-states of the Rhoynar and colonies of the Valyrian Freehold. The last of the wars, the Second Spice War, was fought a thousand years ago. In total, the series of conflicts spanned most of two and a half centuries.[1] They are described in Beldecar's History of the Rhoynish Wars.[2]

History

Although the expansion of the Valyrians into the western coastal regions of Essos was welcomed by the Rhoynar at first, the Valyrian outposts eventually became a threat to the great city-states of the Rhoyne. What began as disputes between the citizens of rivaling Valyrian and Rhoynish cities, grew into a series of short-lived and bloody wars. The first war was the First Turtle War, fought between Sar Mell and Volon Therys. Over the course of two and a half centuries, other wars were fought, including the War of Three Princes, the Second Turtle War, the Fisherman's War, the Salt War, the Third Turtle War, the War on Dagger Lake, and the Spice War, among many others.[1]

The conflict escalated when Sarhoy was destroyed by the Valyrian dragonlords in the Second Spice War. The remaining five Rhoynish city-states were united by Prince Garin of Chroyane, to end the threat of the Valyrians once and for all. Garin achieved early successes at Selhorys, Valysar and Volon Therys, which caused the dragonlords in Valyria to concentrate their full attention and power on the Rhoynar as never before. After a massive battle outside Volantis involving three hundred dragons, Garin's army was crushed and he himself was captured. The cities of Sar Mell and Chroyane were sacked and their people enslaved.[1]

In response, Princess Nymeria, the ruler of Ny Sar, quickly led her people out of Essos using whatever ships and barges they could find. The story of their flight became known as the ten thousand ships. Their refugee fleet wandered the lands of the Summer Sea for many years before eventually arriving in Dorne, the desert land in southern Westeros.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships.
  2. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 12, Tyrion II.