The peasantry has for some time demanded economic, religious and political amendments. Their dissatisfaction has grown to such an extent that violent revolts are becoming a common day practise. Even though there is no central leadership and they lack proper armament, they have still managed to pose a challenge to the authority. Several monasteries and castles have been burnt and plundered as a protest against the clergy and nobility.
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Regional revolts and protests are erupting all over our nation. Furious peasants are demanding immediate reforms of the social and political order. The weight of the heavy taxes and the cruelty of their landlords have finally driven them over the edge.
has the flag: “The Peasants’ War”.
This event occurs only once during a Peasants’ War.
The ideas of the reformation have appealed to a large number of the oppressed peasantry. The appeal is in many cases based on social motives, many believe that they will receive support and that their hardship will lessen. This isn't necessarily the case, as the revolt has gained momentum and atrocities at the hands of the peasants have become more widespread, the reformists have begun to oppose the ‘murderous peasants’.
Military research and the introduction of gunpowder has more or less made our former armed forces obsolete. Their high status being something of the past, they now find themselves struck by poverty and frustration. Their misery has gone beyond reason and they are pressuring the authority for financial aid.
During the first stages of the Peasants' War, the rebels have gained ground simply by overwhelming the lords and knights. Due to our already politically decentralised nation, what started out as several smaller, local uprisings has spread over the provincial borders and engulfed a larger part of our nation.