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Kaldor 2013 In Defence of New Wars
Five fortifications (a sixth of the present fortifications) were constructed during late 3rd and early 4th centuries. Of these, three (Getha, Nenda and Jedes) were constructed on the borders of the kingdom, possibly to consolidate areas reclaimed and/or re-colonized after the Migration Wars. The other two fortifications (Esenor and Kiban) were built on the Nephen River, inside Kaldor proper, probably for political and economic reasons. After the consolidation of the kingdoms of Kephira, Serelind and Pagostra, this area became the heartland of the new kingdom. Similar reasons probably led to the founding of Sirendel. The fortification projects during the 100 years following the Migration Wars point towards a restoration of cultivation, increasing economical assets and increasing population numbers.
Kaldor, M 2013 In Defence of New Wars
Like the previous building period, the time after the Kaldoric Civil War speaks of restoration and perhaps even resettlement of areas cultivated prior to the Migration Wars. Population increase is probable. Hence this building period can be seen as a continuum of the previous building period, i.e. as part of the restoration process following the Migration Wars. This trend of building new keeps and renovating old ones ended with Shebra keep. Over a generation passed before the construction and renovation of fortifications was continued. Possibly the building projects of early 5th century had used up assets available in the kingdom. Of course, Pendeth Keep may have been under construction for several decades, thus bridging the gap between Shebra and Pendeth.