In 2041, the Order of the Dust decided that the Federal Republic of New Providence was an oppressive regime due to their usage of slave labor. The Order declared war and sent troops to the area to free the slaves.
There had been movements to eliminate slavery since the beginning of the 40-year-old FRNP.
On March 15, 2045, the Head Knight Team, led by Aaron Johnson, massacred hundreds of civilians in the city of New Providence. This ended the war with an Order victory, but the act became extremely controversial inside and outside of the Order of the Dust. Grand Collar Keptel Smith, who commanded the massacre himself, blamed Head Knight Aaron Johnson and Commander of the Army Paul Jackson, two people that he knew had become displeased with his power.