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Empire of Kvatch was the main government that succeeded the Republic of Tamriel. Kvatch turned against the Republic during the War of Succession and overthrew it. King Savlian Matius was the first king of Emprie of Kvatch. Without any resistance in the Cyrodiil province, King Matius was able to conquer with haste. Matius was succeseeded by his son Halderus Matius in 4E 25.
Rise of the EmpireEdit
In the year 4E 17, High Chancellor Bendu Olo was assassinated. No longer owing any loyalty to the Republic of Tamriel, the Kvatch City Guard turned on their former comrades, and began to wage war on the Republic. Savlian and the Kvatch City Guard quickly overtook and occupied Bruma, and the marched south and laid siege to the Imperial City, along with the forces of Skingrad, Anvil, and the rebuilt city of Sutch. The Imperial City quickly fell. The Elder Council and High Chancellor Ocato were quickly executed, and Savlian returned to Kvatch at the head of a victorious army.
Skingrad and AnvilEdit
After the bloody war, Savlian, now with Bruma and Cheydinhal under his rule, began to envision a new empire, one with Kvatch at its center. With the populations of Bruma, and Cheydinhal under his rule, he quickly expanded the Kvatch City Guard, which he renamed the Kvatch Protectors, and made them the army of Kvatch. With this new army, Savlian's eyes looked west towards Skingrad, and Anvil.
The Skingrad forces were quickly routed, but managed to defend the walls of Skingrad for several hours before eventually being forced to retreat to Castle Skingrad, where they prepared to make their last stand. As the Kvatch Protectors began to move towards the bridge, the Skingrad forces collapsed it, leaving no way into the castle. Savlian, however, came up with a brilliant idea, while his engineers worked on rebuilding the bridge, his soldiers attempted to scale the walls. This plan worked, but many Protectors were killed by the lethal magicks of Count Skingrad, Janus Hassildor.
With Skingrad under his control, Savlian's forces assaulted Anvil. Anvil quickly fell, but revolted soon after Savlian returned back to Kvatch. The rebellion was quickly put down.
After Savlian's conquest of Anvil, King Roderick of Sutch, allied with Savlian, adding his extensive and excellently trained army of mercenaries to Savlian's already impressive military might. With these extra forces under his command, Savlian quickly assaulted the Imperial City, and captured it after just over eleven hours. This victory marked the final defeat of the Republic.
Fifteen years later, Savlian resumed his war of conquest. His armies swiftly swept south and assaulted Bravil, taking it after a siege of several days. Savlian, determined to finally unite all of Cyrodiil, proceeded with his army south to Leyawiin, and quickly crushed all resistance. Finally, he had united all of Cyrodiil.
Several hours after his successful conquest, Savlian learned that King Roderick and his mercenary army had betrayed him. They had taken control of Anvil as soon as he left, and had already begun to besiege Skingrad.
Savlian rushed to Skingrad with his army. Roderick's forces, surprised at Savlian being back so soon, were quickly routed, but at a cost. For Savlian was struck on the head by a piece of the crumbling Skingrad walls, and went into a coma. Savlian remained in the coma for several weeks, but eventually died. His body was laid to rest in the newly built Kvatch Imperial Gardens.
Long live the King HalderusEdit
With his father dead, it was up to Halderus Matius to lead his people to victory. He quickly gathered his armies and led them in an assault on Anvil. It was successful and Anvil fell within days. Turning his eyes to the northwest, Halderus set his sights on Chorrol. The governor of Chorrol at the time was Prince Kurt, who even though he was friends with Halderus would not surrender. The Kvatch Protectors and the Sutch Mercenary Army met on the plains before Chorrol. After over twenty four hours of grueling and bloody fighting, the mercenaries of Sutch were forced to retreat into the Chorrol.
Halderus's army, still reeling from the bloody battle, marched forth and began to assault Chorrol's walls. Prince Kurt, however, proved himself to be a skilled commander, on par with Halderus himself, and Chorrol continued to resist. It was not long, however, before the people of Chorrol began to starve, and a traitor opened the gates for Halderus. Chorrol was captured and burned. Kurt, who had last been seen fighting on the battlements of Castle Chorrol, had fallen off of the battlements and was presumed dead. With his victorious army, Halderus marched northeast and assaulted Sutch, quickly overruning its weakened defenders.