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Before I can continue the Xorian story I have to add some stuff about the Amazons and the foundation of Dradelden to the timeline. I wrote about the initial Amazon invasion back in my Kingdoms Sprouting Up Part 5 post, but I never committed those events to a particular date. My notes say about 800BCE, so lets get going with that!
799BCE: Amazon Queen Saikolok invaded Western Cimmeria. Her warriors tore through the outlying settlements of Colchis, Nox, Jeutontic, Cecilia, and Makotako. The barbaric warriors were unable to pillage the walled cities themselves. Queen Saikolok concluded peace settlements with each of the city-states in exchange for tribute. She established a colony named Dradelden to be the Amazon power in the area. Saikolok returned to Scythia and left a subordinate in charge.
692BCE: Queen Jakontago felt the power of the Xorian Kingdom was strong enough to end the tribute paid to the Amazons. She ended the payment and immediately the Amazons raided villages within Xoria.
691BCE: Queen Jakontago attacked Dradelden and put the city under siege. Queen Ishpaka of the Amazons brought the main force in from Scythia to relieve Dradelden. A battle ensued outside of the city and Jakontago perished in the fighting. Her brother, Teushpa, succeeded her to the throne. His first act was to reinstate the tribute paid to the Amazons.
679BCE: With the Xorian army recovered King Teushpa led them in an invasion of Assyria.
678BCE: King Esarhaddon of the Assyrians defeated the Xorians. As part of the peace terms, King Teushpa would have to provide one thousand Xorian soldiers for the Assyrian army.
675BCE: To recoup losses from the Assyrian invasion, King Teushpa led the Xorians in a raid through Anatolia. These raids continued every few years throughout Teushpa’s reign.
669BCE: King Teushpa started a war with King Gyges of Lydia, a rising power in Anatolia.
660BCE: King Teushpa died of old age. His son, Lygdamis, was even more aggressive in his attacks against Lydia. King Gyges asked for Assyrian aid.
657BCE: With the help of Assyria, King Gyges defeated Xoria. As part of the peace terms, King Lygdamis relinquished Xorian control over Urartu.