Galvarino was written in history books as the last king of Zealandia, she was known as a teacher and a rebel against tyranny. She stood as one of the last great heroes of Zealandia.
Galvarino's part in the third Zealandian civil warEdit
Galvarino was a former watcher who played a major part in organizing a resistance against the tyrannical government prior to the third Zealandian civil war. Progress was slow for many years as many watchers had been imprisoned for refusing to quit. Huge stockpiles of weapons had been seized after the disbanding of the watchers. This left many resistance members unarmed. The official reason being that the main military was strong enough to deal with any threat, blatantly ignoring the countless times where a single well armed and organized village had been a deciding factor in many a battle.
It didn’t take long for all former watchers to be declared criminals, those in charge saw them as a threat to their power and took any insolence as an excuse to lock up or execute them. With such widely recognized tattoos, those that were not immediately captured were forced deep into hiding. What had once been marks that had made every watcher extremely proud were now brands labeling them for execution and incarceration.
Most villages and many small towns were almost entirely supportive of the Watchers for they had been integral parts of their society since the formation of Zealandia. Larger cities that relied on full fledged academies for education and training were more accepting of the criminalization of the Watchers. With this in mind, Galvarino spent much of her time keeping lines of communication open for the members of the resistance and trying desperately to rally support wherever she could while keeping her head down to avoid those that would stop her. Nearly all Watchers that remained free were loyal to her and believed in her cause, for in truth, they knew rue history better than most and knew what a sham Zealandia had become.
Galvarino, although able to stay one step ahead of being caught herself, was unable to keep all of her supporters from being caught and interrogated. Examples were made(Wilheim for example) and at times support for the rebel cause was rather shaky.
She never gave up hope and the day she heard that the leadership on the White Crows had been overthrown, she rushed to the capital to speak with her old friend Adriel. Upon arriving she found her friend the new leader of the king’s own elite task force. She also found that the white crows had been branded traitors and the main military forces now stood to break them into submission. Adriel refused to give into their corrupt wishes, preferring to die with honour than to live a lie.
Adriel was more than happy to join forces with Galvarino’s rebels in the fight against the other generals. Galvarino sent the word out that the revolution had begun and her watchers organized the rebels. Those that were close enough travelled to the capital before the main army had gathered beyond the gates and the rest began raids on supply routes and armoury caches. They redirected these resources to other rebels and snuck much of it into the city through secret caves revealed to them by the White Crows.
Galvarino and her watchers aided the White Crow shock troops by showing them the secret routes they’d been using for the last few decades to avoid persecution. This helped move the Crows into positions where they could do the most harm and the enemy could never know when they were going to be hit and from where.
When Darius arrived he shared joint command of the rebels with Galvarino in defence of the city. When the war was eventually settled and the opposing generals either dead or surrendered, Galvarino was declared by the people as the next king of Zealandia.
Galvarino and the final warEdit
She would live to rule Zealandia for twenty years, during which time she reshaped Zealandia to be well on its way to following the decrees Barak had originally set down and much of the devastation brought by the war was repaired.
After a very brief time of peace and recovery, the Boonish ships began landing on the western shore and Zealandian blood was being spilled anew. However, Zealandia was once again united and they fought hard, giving no quarter to the armies of Boon and their powerful magic.
Shortly after the Western front seemed promising for Zealandia, Dwarven messengers from all the major Dwarven cities brought news of Swiftish legions advancing through the caves, their forces innumerable. Although the dwarves were ready to fight, Galvarino felt compelled to send additional forces to their aid. Students from the academies trained in explosives and magic were sent to help the dwarves in collapsing the major tunnel routes to funnel the Swiftish army into narrower tunnels where their numbers meant little.
However, even with the superior ground, the dwarves were steadily losing to the millions of Swiftish soldiers that made up the massive war machine rolling through their tunnels.
The hope that had been shining on the coast began to fade as some critical forces were pulled back to aid the dwarves.
Galvarino eventually led her royal guard into battle after the Swiftish legions began pouring out of the caves, she was not convent to sit in her castle when her sword arm was as strong as any Zealandian’s and her royal guard were eager to shed the blood of the god sworn invaders.
Galvarino met her end in the northern foothills of Zealandia, her dead enemies strewn all about her. Her sacrifice did not cripple the morale of the Zealandians, rather it tempered their resolve to fight for what was right and what was theirs. She proved to the invaders that no Zealandian, from the peasants to the kings were afraid to fight and die. Every inch the invaders took lost them gallons of blood.
Not a single face in Zealandia, human, elf, nor dwarf surrendered. Not all of the invaders could say the same despite their greater numbers. So few of them even knew why they were fighting, but the Zealandians did. They fought for the freedom they had earned time and time again.