The Lagoas-Sibiu Wars were a series of wars between these two maritime nations, fought several centuries before the Derlavaian War. The wars, motivated by mercantile rivalry and carried out mainly by the two countries' respective navies, ended with a decisive Lagoan victory, leaving Lagoas as a major military and economic world power while Sibiu was relegated to a secondary position in world affairs.

Admiral Velho was one of the great heroes of Lagoas' ultimate victory in these wars.[1]

Though in later times Lagoas and Sibiu were drawn together by the growing threat of Algarve, the bitterness and distrust engendered by their earlier enmity had not entirely dissipated. This had a part in the alienation felt by Sibian exiles such as Cornelu when they were forced to seek refuge in Lagoas.

An artistic representation of the Second Battle of the Strait of Valmiera adorned a reception hall in the royal residence at Setubal, the Lagoan capital.[2]

Literary commentEdit

The Lagoas-Sibiu Wars are analogous to the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century, which culminated with the decline of the Netherlands and the rise of the British Empire.


  1. Rulers of the Darkness, p. 406-407, HC.
  2. Darkness Descending, pg. 253., mmp.