New Age of Ivalice
The Lion War
The Lion War, or the War of the Lions, was a conflict that ended 14 years ago (932 P.M.) It arose due to conflict of ascension to the throne of Ivalice. At the end of the Fifty Year War King Omdoria passed away from the Black Plague, leaving dispute as to whom would succeed him. Prince Bestrada Larg supported the young Prince Orinas as the legitimate successor to the throne. However, Prince Druksmald Goltana supported the adopted Princess Oveilia for the throne.
Prince Bestrada Larg had the support of the the commoners, but Prince Druksmald Goltana had the support of the merchants and the knights. This lead to a conflict in the courts as to who would succeed. Since House Goltana and House Larg were the two major houses, the dispute split the court in two. Once Princess Oveilia was rescued and brought to Prince Druksmald Goltana, she was placed on the throne as Queen. In response, Prince Bestrada Larg places Prince Orinas on the throne with himself as reagent. This sparks a civil war in Ivalice and with both House Goltana and House Larg using a lion as their animal, one black and one white, the conflict gained the name the Lion War, or War of the Lions.