Dyrian-Altorian Trade War
Dyrian is an elven kingdom bordering the human empire of Altorian. While the two capitals were far removed from each other, a dispute over trade routes sparked a terrible war. A common, neutral trade hub along their two borders had long been a shared land, it allowed traders of all races and nations to come together and exchange their wares. However, as is a common happenstance in the world, humans began settling in permanent structures. They began to claim that, as they were there year round, maintaining the roads and land around it, it rightfully belonged to them, and to the whole empire of Altorian. Dyrian would have none of it, and there followed a back and forth, violent land struggle for a hundred years. Only after Altorian slowly lost several miles of land, and Dyrian suffering an exceedingly high death toll, did there come a ceasefire. In exchange for return of much of their land, Altorian allowed Dyrian rights to the border trade routes. Dyrian immediately set about building a well defended trading post at the main crossroads, which grew into the xenophobic trade hub it is today.