Signs and portents
In 712 the Kandian Earl of Kuseme sent some knights to enforce his claims on villages to the east and north of Eidru. Two of these were within the borders of Ramala province. The Senate ordered the Marshal of Ramala, Kronas Elernin, to attack and take Kuseme. He invested Kuseme and left a small force to maintain the seige. After a few months of countermarching, the Ramala Legion and the Kandian army fnally met outside of Eidru. The Kandian force was routed and Eidru Keep taken. Before hostilities could resume, Kanday and the Republic concluded a peace treaty ceding Kuseme, Eidru and their territories to Tharda. Andasin IV hadn’t wanted war to start with, and the Senate did not want to see Kronas cover himself with glory. His supporters in the Senate were able to arrange for him to be appointed both Marshal and Magistrate of the new Eidel Province.