The war Edit
The war officially stemmed from an assassination attempt on Syndic Admiral Mordaph'eh'nuroudo by a group of Chiss nobles. Phehn and the other target, the Shadow child Lukas Iktotchon, survived these attempts and prepared to strike back at the Ascendancy.
Recently promoted Aristocra Fir'uin'nuroudo had been a major player in the conspiracy and knew that the Empire would soon strike back. He acted independently as the voice of the ruling houses. This did not bode well with the Chiss, leading to infighting. The Aristocra however, was skilled in military tactics, forming a grand fleet to destroy the Imperials.
Mordaph'eh'nuroudo was equally, if not more skilled than Ruinn. He had won many victories and had the combined military knowledge of the Chiss and the Imperials.