Making of a Realm
Choral the conqueror invaded Issia and Rostland in 4499 AR. Knowing that the conquest of Issia would be troublesome due to the rocky terrain and rugged warriors, Choral agreed upon an alliance with the Surtovas, a pirate family which controlled much of the pirate activities in Issia. This alliance, a pledge of marriage between himself and Myrna Surtova, ensured that the Surtovas kept most of their power and influence at the same time that spared countless resources from Choral's army. This allowed for a faster assault on Rostland and the subsequent subjugation of it at the Valley of Fire.