The Widge War:
Lt. Commander Clintock, Albion, and the Banishment of Newton
The Widge War brought unheard-of horrors. When the Captains finally had enough of Widge atrocities, they became overzealous and sometimes brutal, even pursuing Widge that had never harassed Tiller Lands. The conclusive act of violence occurred when Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel Clintock attacked Albion, a group of Widge Isles that had long resisted the Regime of the Warlord. Many of the Albion Widge had worked as Guides to the Captains, helping them through barriers to attack the Widge Warlord. Although Admiral Newton was en route to Albion when the attack occurred, enemies at home published the account of the attack accompanied by pictures of him at the site.
Although able to conclude a victory in the Widge War, Admiral Newton found it hollow. His return became meaningless, as his reputation was fixed either as a merciless killer or as a commander unable to control his troops. When the Admiral refused to return to the Gaohund Republic, the Governor's Council shamefully removed him from power. He was condemned in absentia to exile. Many of his men went with him.
Commander Holliston was engaged in another theater of operations. Upon Admiral Newton's removal, Commander Holliston became the high-ranking officer.