In 715AUC the Scythians invaded Noreia in force. Setubogios Of Matisco was the first to challenge the foe.
After defeating the Scythian vanguard he took up a defensive position on the river crossing, leaving Suadugenos Of Lemonum to continue the assault.
Suadugenos was able to push the invaders back but took great losses in doing so. He returned to Noreia while Setubogios defended the river crossing
from Saurmag the Scythian warlord.
In the summer of 716AUC our forces were exhausted and recovering in Noreia. There was to be no let up from the Scythian hordes. Orbitalos Of Mosa
attempted to hold the river crossing with an Illyrian force but was defeated by Spargapeithhs. Orbitalos died in a desperate and noble attempt to turn
the battle but his luck did not hold and the Illyrians fled.
It was left to Couxollios Of Cenebaum to hold back the invaders while our forces retrained. This he did ably and, after two defeats, the Scythians
were wary of crossing our borders again.
As the Scythians hesitated in their invasion, the Romans thought they saw an opportunity and sent a legion under the command of Marcus Flaminus Nepos
to attack Noreia. They were stopped decisively by Suadugenos and his spearmen.
By 718AUC reinforcements from Gaul had arrived. Villaorix Of Arausio led the Royal Guard while our King was indisposed with grave illness. He successfully
defended the river crossing against yet another Scythian assault.
By now the Scythians were reduced to small scale incursions, which our forces were able to hold off with ease, but in the winter of 719AUC Suadogenos
was defeated by a large Scythian force at the river crossing. His army was destroyed and he died in the battle. However, he was able to inflict enough
damage on the invaders that they retreated after the battle.
In the years that followed both Rome and Scythia made some tentative raids on Noreia but they were all resoundly defeated. By the winter of 723AUC the time had
come to strike out at our aggressors.
Villaorix led the assault on Eborunum with Setubogios forming a rearguard with his ambush force. Couxollios took up a position to the west of the city,
waiting for an opportunity to strike with the elite Volcae force.
Villaorix struck first, attacking the Scythian force north of Eborunum. He defeated the warlord Kimerios and moved to defend the northern pass from any
Couxollios then laid siege to the city, choosing to attack on a freezing winter night. The Scythian arrows were useless against the walls of our great towers and the Volcae
overpowered the defenders. After bloody close combat our warriors were able to force the gates and let the cavalry finish the job.
After destroying the remaining Scythian forces in the area Villaorix and Setubogios returned to Noreia. Eburonum was given to the Cimbri. Cuoxollios and the Volcae moved north
to punish the Scythians yet again for their treachery. This was to be a lesson they would find it more difficult to recover from.
After a long and difficult march north they took the Scythian town of Campus Venedae with little resistance. Seeking to inflame age old rivalries, Cuoxollios
expelled the Scythian rulers and left the local Cimbri chieftain in charge, moving south before the winter was out.
Even far from familiar territory our warriors were at home in the forest and managed to ambush and destroy entirely a large Scythian force north of Carrodunon.
Their position revealed, they were set upon by another Scythian army but easily defeated the warlord Hurzad.
Finally, in 727AUC they took Carrodunon from Scythia, allowing the Cimbri chieftains to take control.
Cuoxollios and his men made their way back to Noreia, raiding Scythian villages on the way. So much destruction did they cause that the town of Leucaristus,
fearing for its own safety, rebelled against its Scythian rulers. Cuoxollios Of Cenebaum had inflicted great damage on our enemies and we are rightly feared.
The year is now 730AUC. Noreia has survived yet another invasion and her defences are stronger than ever. In the south Rome still raises her armies for an
assault on the city. However, with Scythia now weakened we are confident of victory.
Carthage has completed its conquest of Iberia. We have declared ourselves allies with that mighty empire but it would be foolish to lower our guard - their
territory is vast and their armies great in number. If they are to turn their eyes on Gaul we will be prepared.