The Sack of Terra (TE 381)

After the Battle of Karphos (TE 361) the Empire continued to weaken. In TE 361-380 Patala took over much of the Transgeled. On 26 August 381, Patalanian forces made a surprise raid against Terra, defeated Terrad, and sacked New York and other Terran cities.

The Empress withdrew to Laxus, which became the new Capital of the Empire.

Over a period of tendays, the attackers were defeated (mostly through valiant efforts of the Terran Home Guard), and Terra was restored to self-rule -- but Laxus remained the Capital.

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