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The Snake Eyes War
Date March 16th, 2019 - August 10th, 2019
Casus belli Botched diplomacy over unauthorized raids
Status Ended
Preceded by
NpO-NADC War
Succeeded by
Yin-Yang War
Combatants

Rfi
Roll For Initiative


Dragonwolfnovawar
FTW

CLAWS 2
CLAWS

Flag of Argent
Argent

Gatoflag2
GATO

LegionFlag
The Legion


Others


LOSS New Flag
LoSS


COBRA
The COBRAlition


Mandarin's Banner
COBRA

Flag of Kashmir
Kashmir

TIE
TIE

SRA Flag War
Screaming Red Asses

210px-Carthage standard.svg
Sellswords


Non-Coalition Belligerents


Ngwar
Non Grata

SuperFriends
Gibsonistan

Commanders
Strength
Dragonwolfnovawar: 140 Nations

CLAWS 2: 144 Nations

Flag of Argent: 31 Nations

Gatoflag2: 61 Nations

LegionFlag: 107 nations

LOSS New Flag: 14 nations

Mandarin's Banner: 22 Nations

Kashmir Campaign Ribbon: 39 Nations

TIE: 5 nations

Sellswords: 9 nations

SRA Flag War: 7 nations

Non Grata Campaign: 25 nations

The Snake Eyes War (known to COBRA as The Korlithican Wars was a war between the Freehold of The Wolves (and allies) and COBRA (and allies) over failed diplomacy in the wake of a raid against an alleged FTW protectorate. A likely secondary cause was bad blood from previous conflicts between the two alliances (The FTW-Kashmir War and the Interstellar Wolf with Claws - COBRA war, both fought in 2018).

PreludeEdit

On March 3rd, 2019, the nation of Korlithica, a member state of the Sellswords, a COBRA mutual defense partner, launched two unauthorized raids against two ANiMaLz nations. The aNiMaLz AA was under the protection of FTW until March 3, the date of the attacks. FTW felt that the protection was inclusive of that date,and that only 89 days had passed, while COBRA maintained that March 3 meant the protection had expired. Peace was offered, then rejected by the two aNiMaLz nations. Communications were established between FTW leadership and that of COBRA's, but the diplomacy was verbal and ambiguous: It was decided that Korlath would fight two rounds of war.

On March 13, Korlath moved to the Kashmir AA while still fighting a second round of war with FTW. At this point, Sellswords and their allies (Kash/COBRA) were all under the impression that this was the end of the dispute as they had believed rounds to mean individual wars, instead of the amount of time Korlath would be at war. A 'round' is 7 days and is generally used to describe an amount of time two entities are at war, not the individual wars between said entities. FTW understood the agreement as an amount of time to be at war with Korlath and launched another individual war on March 15.

FTW leadership messaged COBRA letting them know the latest attacker would peace with the rest at the end of 2 rounds. Again, diplomacy failed the parties: COBRA leader General Kanabis claimed that, due to RL/Time Zone complications, the attack was not called off. FTW believed his claim an excuse. Hostilities began that night with COBRA declaring war on FTW. Each alliance's arguments can be read in detail in the COBRA Dow thread.

WarEdit

The war began officially on March 16th, 2019, with COBRA's Declaration of War against the Freehold of the Wolves. Eventually, the Roll For Initiative bloc, of which FTW is a signatory, entered on their behalf as did new ally LoSS. COBRA was joined by allies Kashmir (who were in turn supported by the Screaming Red Asses) and The Imperial Entente. This entry caused ruffled feathers in the FTW coalition, as the legality of TIE's entry was disputed by FTW, who claims TIE did not properly and clearly cancel their treaties with FTW prior to attacking. TIE denies this. Argent would subsequently counter SRA in defense of FTW.

Other, seemingly unrelated, entries into the war were by Non Grata and Gibsonistan. Neither seemed to have any motive or interest in the nexus of the conflict; Non Grata likely entered as an extension of Caustic's Balls of IRON/End Times campaign, while Gibsonistan, who entered as a single nation under the long-defunct SuperFriends marquee, possesses motives that may never come to light.

On July 14th, 2019, General Kanabis, King of COBRA, announced that at the end of the war, he will be retiring and handing the reigns over to Johnny Apocalypse.

Peace TalksEdit

On May 5th, 2019, COBRA approached FTW and the rest of Roll For Initiative at the behest of NpO to begin peace talks.

RFI's offered the following terms:

  • Kashmir admits defeat
  • SRA admits defeat
  • Korlath will face two rounds of war
  • COBRA, TIE, and Sellswords admit defeat
  • COBRA, TIE, and Sellswords agree to sell 75,000 tech at 6/200 rates to buyers at RFI's discretion
  • COBRA apologizes for their manipulation and deceit to KoRT and explains what they did publicly.
  • COBRA acknowledges that tech dealing with people at war is a breach of etiquette and can be considered a valid CB.
  • COBRA writes a 1,000 word fanfiction story about RFI & LoSS fighting the COBRA coalition. RFI & LoSS are to be portrayed as heroes and the COBRA coalition as goblins.
  • TIE apologizes to FTW for their betrayal
  • TIE renames to X-WING for one month
  • Half of Sellswords members will fly the Argent flag for one month

These terms were rejected in short order by COBRA Coalition.

By the middle of July 2019, the COBRA Coalition had agreed to admit defeat and end the war, while Non Grata and FTW agreed to continue fighting. On July 19th, 2019, Non Grata officially declared war on FTW. This led to the The Yin-Yang War. During this time, GATO and the Legion insisted on following a tedious voting procedure, which delayed peace talks even further. Had they made up their minds sooner, Peace would have been established well before the NG dec of war. As this was not the case, COBRA had time to express last minute concerns about the peace agreement, which led to another delay and eventual silence.

On August 10th, 2019, Johnny Apocalypse, the King of COBRA announced that the Cobra Coalition admits defeat to the Roll for Initiative. All current wars are allowed to expire. No new wars will be declared between the two forces.

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War

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