The Era of the Heavenly Empress
The Lion-Unicorn War 1172
A fierce conflict between the Lion and Unicorn armies, chiefly the Akodo army as led by Akodo Shigerin. While after enjoying some success in taking both territory and villages from the Unicorn, Shigerin appeared to exploit an opening in the Unicorn lines, force-marching nearly the entire army right up to Shiro Moto. Unfortunately for the Lion, Moto Chagatai used the superior (and magical) mobility of the Unicorn to surround and crush them between his army and the walls of the castle.
Only the recovery of the Lion Clan War Banner prevented the war from being a total defeat for the Lion, as the Akodo army was killed almost to a man.