war of settlement

When the first airships were created, travelers spent years trying to chart the many islands. For the first time in half a millennium, other sentient species stepped on Knossos. When seeing the minotaurs, and being unable to communicate with them initially, the misunderstanding invited arrogant humans and tieflings bent on conquest and wealth. Though elves moved in shortly after and taught the minotaurs common and elvish, it was already too late to prevent the breakout of war between the minotaurs and the less civilized humanoids. The skills that the minotaurs had acquired as both hunters and earthly magicians was put to the ultimate test.

For the first time in over 500 years, the Knossians had to fight for survival. In forging new axes and carving new clubs and in fighting the puny humans and half humans, they regained much of their primal nature. For 74 years the battles raged and minotaur numbers slowly but steadily declined. The humans, many eager to prove their fighting skills against the now infamous beasts, came and died like swarms of insects. Eventually, the humans quit sending their youth to die and moved on to easier islands; besides, few humans liked the fact that though they looked like beasts, they spoke common and elvish back at them.

war of settlement

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