|They've activated the self-delete! Nah, I'm just messing with you. |
The theory behind the assault was that by swiftly and efficiently eliminating a land nation, the Deluvians could cow all other land nations into submission, leaving the Illud without terrestrial allies. However, between a stronger than expected Verandian defence and interference by Laric, Vistria and Lady Vasarus, the entire war turned into a complete quagmire for the Deluvians. This was not helped by the fact that none of the Deluvians' slave races could survive for long on land, meaning that the casualties were actual Kua, as opposed to the predominantly slave casualties seen in underwater warfare.