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The North American Timeline
1171-1262 (418-509 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus) 1262-1285 (509-532 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus)

1285-1300 (532-547 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus)

The Post Huritian Northeast

In the start of the year 1273 (520 AD) the legend of the Huritian league and the several chiefs as well as their downfall had spread to almost all of the tribes around the Great Lakes as well as the ones up the Nixkamich (St. Lawrence) River and even out to the coast and as low as Delaware Bay. Other tribes were beginning to start to take up the same cause that they had heard about in legends. This did not exclude Hurit itself or the cities of what was the Enola-Huron which had conquered the Huritians and then fell apart themselves. The Huritians were not prepared to give up on their own city though it seemed like everyone else expected it to fade into obscurity after losing so much power and influence.

The Twin Chumani and the Huron Cities

New Cities were growing all around this region as well. The feelings of the independent and peaceful cities of the Huron had faded. The dependent and weak feelings of the other cities on Lake Chumani had also given way to ambitious leaders. On the other side of Lake Chumani there were twin cities named Cha’risa (Toronto) and Tablita (Ottowa). They were part of the Chumani Confederation but their hegemony fell apart when their tributary cities fell with the whole of the Great Lakes region. They chose to fend for each other rather than separately as they both could see that they would always be trying to conquer each other and never be able to take anyone else. This relationship worked very well and allowed them to expand into the areas north of the Great Lakes rather far. The conflict with this order did not come until these Chumani cities reached Lake Huron. The cities of Zitkala (Bay City, Michigan) and Cheboygan fought to keep these from taking Lake Huron. The alliance between these two would not extend over the waters of the Huron. They took what they wanted from the defeated Twin cities of the Chumani but refused to give up their own hostilities.

  • Cheboygan in Red
  • Chesapeake State in Light Blue
  • Enola in Blue
  • Minwaking in Yellow
  • New Hurit in Purple
  • Qochata in Black
  • Chiefdom of Cha'risa and Tablita in Orange
  • Zitkala in Green


The least bothered of the new cities was on the edge of the influence of the Great Lakes. In Minwaking (Milwaukee), Lake Michigan was their home and their mode of transportation. However, with the largest cities being so far away the movement of good from great cities like Hurit was long and many ships could not carry the necessary amount of good as well as supplies for the merchants carrying them. Minwaking grew despite their marginal place in the complex politics of the other cities. Their first Chief, named Hesutu, began to build the kinds of irrigation and military technology that they heard about in the stories of the great Abukcheech and his Huritian League. Minwaking was the only major player so far away from the others and they wanted to make their presence known. They had the resources to intrude on the dominance that the Enola, and the cities of Cheoygan and Zitkala had on the Michigan Peninsula.

The Rebirth of the Iroquois cities and the rival on the Nixkamich (St. Lawence) River.

Hurit (Rochester) had fallen into disarray after its conquest but many of its buildings still stood and once the Enola-Huron fell back to their homes the process of reconstruction began promptly. The other cities of the Huritian League began to turn their arms into farming tools to repair their fields which were so destroyed by the Enola-Huron. These cities were Keme (Syracuse, NY) and Megedagik (Buffalo, NY) and they formed the new Huritian League, though it was not nearly as powerful as it was when it was first built. Their main enemy was the bordering country, on the other edge of the Great Lake region, which was actually once part of the League’s dominion, was the Kingdom of Qochata (from what is Quebec in OTL) which inherited technology, loyalty, and money from what was the territory of the League. Qochata was ruled not by a Chief but by a man styled King because he had an extensive family tree which extended back for generations and to the founding of the Huritian League. Qochata made the Nixkamich River more than just a movement of water that was out of sight and mind. They wanted fame and recognition and to be released from obscurity like almost all the other states emerging at this time.

The Chesapeake State

I say almost because there was one group of cities, and surrounding forests, which did not want to be seen by anyone. They had a fair amount of land and many of their military leaders were inspired by stories of men like Abukcheech and Sitsi but they were so lacking in self-confidence that they feared any possible rival. Though they had success they were not ones who were subjects to the pride and vociferous cries of the people for conquest like some of the other states. This may have been partly due to the fact that there weren’t many rivals around them. They were defended by mountains and water mostly but they were able to defend themselves and feared the possibility that they could not. These were the Conoy-Nanticook who were started around those two cities, corresponding to Baltimore, Maryland and Dover, Delaware respectively, as well as their close neighbor of Tocho, which corresponds to Philadelphia.

Though some cities were new and others had long histories they both emerged after the fall of Enola Huron and the Huritian League. The shadow of men like Abukcheech and the other chiefs could not be filled so easily, however, and they all knew that. To overcome this inadequacy they engaged in feats that would change their world.

The Culture of Fear

All of the new states of the Great Lakes Region were suspicious of their neighbors. The reputation of Hurit, known for their massive conquests of vast amounts of land, made it particularly fearful of its neighbors as well as create the reverse emotion in these other states, should the Huritians renew these ambitions

In the year 1280 (527 AD) a new mine was opened in the Chiefdom of Cha’rissa and Tablita. It was rumored that they had discovered a new sort of gunpowder was discovered there and that the Cha’rissa Chiefs had made a new weapon that could demolish the walls of the cities which were protecting these cities. Though Cha’rissa and Tablita did not confirm the rumor it did not keep it from spreading to the whole area. The Chiefs of New Hurit and Enola began what was called the Ten Years’ War.

Simply the idea that the Cha’rissa State could attack their neighbors initiated the conflict. It started with simply the New Hurit, who were also likely acting in the interest of proving that they still had the power to attack. The Huritians were entering the coasts of Lake Chumani and were moving in on the city of Tablita. The Cha’rissa moved once they got word of the landing of the Hurit on their shores. They entered on the back of the Huritian troops and hoped that Tablita would move to attack the front and they could defeat the Hurit by closing in from both sides. Tablita was not doing this though.

The forces of the Huritians moved back from the city to take on the annoyance which had emerged behind them. The people in Tablita did not move out from their city until after their ally had been essentially defeated. The confusion that this created became mistrust of one city for the other. The Tablita and Cha’rissa began to move away from each other but there were still reasonable amounts of cooperation between the cities. By the end of the first year the Huritians had been pushed mostly off of the land of the twin cities. This did not stop the rumors and the Huritians actually told the Enola and the Qochata that the rumors were true and that was the reason that the victory came to the Cha’rissa and Tablita. Plans were also manufactured by the Huritians and given to these neighbors about how the Cha’rissa were planning to take these other states when in reality they had no such ambitions.

The Cha’rissa had no idea why this was happening to them. The destruction the Huritians brought to their crops was immense and many people starved in the big cities. The Cha’rissa moved out to take the land from their neighbors which was so much more fertile than their own. This confirmed the suspicions of the Qochata and the Enola states. Again the Huritians attempted to take on the Cha’rissa, since they knew now that the Cha’rissa and Tablita had no such great new weapon. However the generals decided that rather than move into the Cha’rissa and Tablita state, they should wait until all of these areas had destroyed each other and then move, gaining four states for the effort of one.

The Cha'rissa-Enola War of 1281 (528 AD)

The long border on the peninsula between Lake Enola and Lake Michigan had been hotly desired since the start of the expansions of these states. Cha’rissa held grasp of the upper half but the Enola held the other and were able to counter almost all of the moves of any country against them. The Enola invaded through their border, which did hold a superior position, and the Cha’rissians had very few options. Despite this they kept a large advance from happening and when they came through int he end,spite a smaller total force, there was cause for rejoicing. A small village near the border, but actually on the Enola side, became the focus of attack. It was considered a key to the border as it was the most developed area around. It was called Kachina and when the Cha’rissa captured it there were not going to be a peaceful day for the people there.

The Cha’rissian commander, Comi, was making sure to protect his gains in the city of Kachina. The nearest Enola Command Center in Hanola (Woodstock, Ontario) was preparing to take back this important city. The Cha’rissians came down from the higher ground to meet the troops from Hanola. Comi met the Enola commander and questioned the nature of this war. He was told that it was a preemptive strike against the more powerful state. Comi killed the man, without knowing about the misunderstanding which led to this war. The swords of the Cha’rissians were covered in Enola blood, but, the Enola Chief in the capital at the end of the lake which is their namesake was not satisfied with the performance of his highest commander.

Chief Uzumati of Enola and Commander Comi were going to ace off in the city of Hanola. The Cha’rissian were building up all their forces in the buildings of Hanola, which they knew would be the site of the Enola response. Uzumati brought a much larger force with a much more competent commander than could be found before. A contingency of Uzumati was sent around the city and told to move in from the other side and increase their chances. Uzumati would come in first and serve as the first distraction and give the troops on the other side time to attack. With Uzumati’s forces now being considered a distraction the Cha’rissians would be forced to choose between the two armies. Uzumati split them both equally so that neither side would seem like the focal point. Comi was not able to see through this tactic until it was too late and the city was retaken at the expense of his life. The victory in Hanola was followed by a recapturing of Kachina. In the year 1284 (531 AD), Uzumati was ready to move into the actual state of Cha’rissa and Tablita.

The Tablita-Qochata Peace of 1283 (530 AD)

Qochata was the outsider in the relations of the states on the Great Lakes. It and Minwaking, on the other side of the lakes, were ignored by the several states clustered in the more developed part of the Northeast. This not even mentioning the distance and complexities between these and the Chesapeake State. The River around which the Qochata were founded played an important part in its development in the same manner as their older neighbors. This ships being built by the forest rich hinterlands of Qochata were not any different than those of other states but they made many more than their neighbors. Tablita was one of the early states which was resting on its reputation and age to take on the Qochata. The leaders of the state which these two cities did not seriously question the purpose of the Qochata or the Enola when the invaded.

The large navy of the Qochata, which dwarfed the Tablita due to their earlier wars with the new Huritians and the ongoing war with Enola, came on heavily to the border areas between these two states. The defensive maneuvers of the Tablita, as well as their blockade of Lake Chumani (Ontario) from the Nixkamich (St. Lawrence) River, won them apparent victories though they were very costly. The Qochata Generals eventually met with the Tablita Commanders and made formal peace with the state after a stalemate was all that was happening between them. However when the Tablita troops, those that were left, began to move back to their military centers in the main cities they approached a miserable set of events.

The Chumani War

The Siege of Cha’rissa

{C}The Enola were preparing to move into the city of Cha’rissa and the troops of Tablita were arriving on the news of the impending danger to their sister city. This is the time when the New Huritian State began to mobilize its forces dually. They understood that to take on two enemies at once would be a gamble for them, as they were no longer the only military power on these lakes. The gathering of the movements and interactions of the armies around Lake Chumani was intense by the allies and workers of New Hurit and secrecy was key. The Enola still did not entirely understand the circumstances which led to their war but they were pushing forwards with the goal of capturing at least the city of Cha’rissa. It was a bright endeavour as the Cha’rissians were much weaker at the start of the Chumani War then they were when Cha’rissa and Enola fought just a few years ago.

Enola capture Cha'rissa

Enola after their conquest of Cha'rissa in Dark Blue.

The Enola moved up their namesake Lake (Lake Erie OTL) and into Lake Chumani. They moved in from around the city of Cha’rissa and try as they did they were pushed back all the way to the main earthworks guarding the city and then its walls. The population of Cha’rissa were not cowering however. They were dropping many sorts of heavy boulders, as well as a simple alcohol container with a fuse of grass or cloth which would burst when they landed or were thrown too hard. The Enola actually did suffer more losses than they intended and the siege on the city of Cha’rissa. The last nail in the coffin for the city came when the sea reinforcements came behind the land troops from the border. Fighting of many of the Enola was focused on the sequestration of the native Cha’rissian citizens. The nearby areas were taken by the Enola but the city of Tablita was claiming the right to these lands.
Hurtian triumpant

The New Huritian League

The Final Battles

{C}The city of Tablita and the Enola people met in between the who cities on the shores of Lake Chumani. This was the moment that the New Huritians decided to move themselves. With the Chief of Enola and the best of their army outside of the City of Enola the Huritians believed that their success there was all but certain, and for the most part this was true. When the City of Enola was besieged in the year 1285 (532 AD) the Enola army had not idea what had happened. It wasn’t until they and the small tablita army were both consumed by the New Huritian Invasion force. Celebration came as the imprisoned leaders of Tablita and Enola were paraded through the cities of Hurit (Rochester), Megedagik (Buffalo) and Keme (Syracuse). Tying up the loose ends and rebellious minorities which lived between the major cities and thrived in the proud villages became the main task of the New Huritian League. Chief Hinto of New Hurit, second Chief of the New Huritians, began to be compared to the older Chiefs, like Abukcheech and Sitsi.


The North American Timeline
1171-1262 (418-509 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus) 1262-1285 (509-532 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus)

1285-1300 (532-547 AD) (L'Uniona Homanus)

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