Somir used to be a territory belonging to the Southern Republic (Which at that time was known as Contiege). Somir was their main trading region, and was also a source of industrialization and farming. Contiege ended up overworking the land and caused it to become infertile and widespread deforestation led to the soil becoming very volatile. Mudslides became commonplace after heavy storms. The island territory was also heavily taxed and often was considered a minor priority when it came to housing and food distribution. Somir was on the brink of poverty and felt taken advantage of.
These factors forced Somir to the brink and in 1526 the island revolted. King Vaillant II would not let them go quietly. He sent in battleships to seize the island back from rebel control and execution anyone who questioned Conteige authority. For a year the country was kept under the watchful eye of the royal military.
In 1527 a rebel by the name of Helen Montique contacted Amir and pleaded for them to help the country escape oppression. Amir, who had left the Kavik States roughly a century prior, was highly sympathetic to the Somirian cause. In the winter of 1527 seventeen Amirian battleships surrounded the island and an additional ten lined Contiege’s shore. Their intent was simple, let Somir succeed or engage in war. Contiege chose war.
The war lasted five entire years with each side striking notable victories. In 1530 Contiege burned Somir’s port city, Hephaestus, to the ground, killing thousands. In 1531 Somirian troops intercepted an attack on Minerva and held them hostage. Finally, in 1532 King Vaillant II sent a peace treaty to Helen Montique, the unofficial leader of the rebellion. She signed it, officially freeing her people from the oppressive rule of the King.
The main reason Contiege had decided to allow Somir to succeed was due to purchasing an extent of Westille’s south and Poldamine. This new land was larger than the unruly island and showed more complacency.
After the war Somir was neck deep in debt. Amir offered to wave the miscellaneous expenses associated with the war in exchange for Somir’s aid in trading and their advanced technology. Dremir also offered the new island nation food in exchange for more efficient technology. Somir accepted these terms and this began the unofficial union between the three islands.