Ivan Yevgenich after IAAWT

In early 1711, Ivan watches with growing worry as Dietrich Berger, kreisarch of Bergkreisen, becomes increasingly aggressive towards Demmenkreisen. Matthias Burgmeister, the kreisarch of Demmenkreisen, has been as good of a neighbor to Zapad Oblast as any other kreisarch, but for a variety of reasons, Ivan cannot intercede directly on behalf of Matthias.

He does send Raakel Zapadnyj, one of his best pomestniki, and Edward Aethelredson to aid Matthias. Unfortunately, Dietrich's assault is successful, Demmen and Demmenkreisen fall, Raakel dies, and Edward barely escapes.