Things were calm for the next few weeks as the kingdoms maneuvered and plotted against each other. The Dwarves decided on an ill fated campaign in then Zorn-aligned Muetar, leading their forces in an attack on the forces camped outside of Basimar.
The battle turned out to be a slight loss for the Dwarves but, King Usshin of the Dwarves died in the battle. The Dwarve's play at hegemony ends here.
What follows from that fateful day, is more maneuvering between the three major powers of Minaria. Where Elfland is able to add Muetar to it's alliance thanks to diplomatic maneuvering. What follows is an all attack on Muetar's capital, by Zorn-aligned forces, to eliminate the middle kingdom as a threat.
Meantime, Mivior and it's allies nibble away at another elvish ally, laying siege to Castle Lapspell.
The defenses fall quickly under their combined assault and the castle is plundered.
Back in Muetar, the kingdom's regulars make an assault of one of the large goblin stacks making their way through the countryside of the kingdom. Unfortunaately, the battle is aloss and many die.
In Hothior, the Miviorines continue their campaign through the country eventually coming to siege Port Lork.
The battle is ultimately a stalemate but, with both sides taking heavy losses it can be considered a loss for Muetar.
Not much to add here that hasn't already been said but, I think we're really starting to understand the strategies involved in the game. I didn't see Jared's attack on Pennol coming. Even then I took advantage of it to get an siege in northern Immer. There's a bit more thinking to be done for sure. Until then though, it's not over yet.