In 701, Lord Gordan Carver – originally a merchant of Gerrin’s Landing – halted the movement of Runestone to Solgard and the Rebbon at the time made a deal to pay outrageous sums for the Stone. The Emperor did not endorse the decision and a war broke out between Magi loyal to the Order and those loyal to the Throne.
Carver fortified Falldallow against attack and fielded troops, intent on breaking off from the Empire. He was defeated in 703 when a group of Auminian mercenaries snuck into Gerrin’s Landing and opened the gates. These mercenaries fought with curved blades and earned the title “Falchioneers.” Returning to Masagar in 704, the Falchioneers were made an official elite unit of the Imperial Army.