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.

Julie's Eyes
    While Newton was busy dealing with this, a young Tiller named Julie, to whom he was devoted, took on final tremmenation after receiving what would otherwise have been a mortal wound.  She became Ethereal Eldar - something greater than faerie but less than goddess.  Not only did she appear and disappear like other Eldar, but she was able to give the sight necessary to end the war, since Clintock's attacks had forced the Guides to abandon the Captains.  Although able to conclude a victory, it was hollow.  Adm. Newton's love for Julie and her disappearance made his return personally meaningless, and his reputation was fixed either as a merciless killer or as an impotent commander, unable to direct and control his troops.  The Admiral refused to return to the Gao Republic.  With victory seemingly assured, the Governor's Council shamefully removed him from power.  He was condemned in absentia to exile, and many of his men went with him.