The War of the Rose

The World of Langthil
War

Also marked down in history as “dumbest ever way to start a war”, a (not-yet-named) city-state went to war with another (also-not-yet-named) after a citizen of the latter stepped on a rose in one of the former’s gardens.

In reality, tensions between the two cities had been rising for over a century, and by this point war was inevitable. The Rose Incident was just the excuse to finally unleash it. Orators in the city wasted no time in quickly spinning the incident into a deliberate and grand insult to their leaders and their beloved city at large. The rose-crushing citizen was swiftly executed for “high crimes” – to the cheers of the populace. The war that followed was long, and brutal, and in the end neither city could be said to have “won”, especially as both exist now only as long-abandoned ruins.

In the end, neither can really said to have been the victor, as both cities now lie as long-abandoned ruins.

Also marked down in history as "dumbest ever way to start a war", a (not-yet-named) city-state went to war with another (also-not-yet-named) after a citizen of the latter stepped on a rose in one of the former's gardens. In reality, tensions between the two cities had been rising for over a century, and by this point war was inevitable. The Rose Incident was just the excuse to finally unleash it. Orators in the city wasted no time in quickly spinning the incident into a deliberate and grand insult to their leaders and their beloved city at large. The rose-crushing citizen was swiftly executed for "high crimes" -- to the cheers of the populace. The war that followed was long, and brutal, and in the end neither city could be said to have "won", especially as both exist now only as long-abandoned ruins. In the end, neither can really said to have been the victor, as both cities now lie as long-abandoned ruins.
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