Fernusi soldiers continued to march deep into Korintheyan lands. In the aftermath of the assault of the Mevoni village, Mevoni soldiers believed it was Korintheyan raiders who snuck around the edge and attacked. When a Mevoni regiment enters a Korintheyan village, the local elder tell them they aren't associated with the raiders wreaking havoc despite the many weapons found in the village. Angry at the Korintheyans for what they thought was a raid on their homeland, and looking for any excuse to bring revenge, the soldiers disobeyed orders and slaughtered the village. Men, women, and children, all either killed by soldiers or crushed under burning rubble. In reality, what the soldiers saw as evidence for their involvement with raiders, were weapons used to defend against those same raiders. In this war, it seems... Nobody is safe from death.
Local garrisons attempt to hold off the attackers to little effect. Those who survive send word to the capital of the new threat.