The Seven Empires

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Erratum on Sat, 10/24/20, 12:08 AM UTC: In a previous version of the puzzle, there was an error in the 3rd table. The line "Fleet BAR H" should have been in the column with the header "R", before "Fleet BAL-SWE". This has now been fixed.

Matt and Emma see players reenacting the conflicts of ages past. When asked about the seventh player, they insist that there are no missing armies. In fact, they say she is involved in every battle. How do these disparate battles combine together into a single history?

AFGIRT
Army GAL-RUM
Army SER H
Army ALB-NAP
Fleet TYS-TUN
Army APU S Army ALB-NAP
Army GRE S Army SER H
Fleet MAO S Fleet ENG-IRI
Fleet BLA-ANK
Army BUD-SER
Fleet ENG-IRI
Army RUH-BEL
Army BUL S Army BUD-SER
Army PIE-MAR
Army ANK H
Army NAP H
Army ARM-SEV
Fleet GOL-TUS
Fleet TUS H
Fleet TRI-VEN
[See original puzzle for images]
AFGIRT
Army POR H
Army SYR H
Army HOL-BEL
Army RUH S Army HOL-BEL
Army SMY-SYR
Army VEN-TRI
Army LON H
Fleet ENG-IRI
Army BEL H
Fleet TUN-NAF
Fleet MAO-POR
Army PIC-BRE
Army WAL-LON
Fleet CON-AEG
Fleet NAO-CLY
Fleet NWG S Fleet NAO-CLY
[See original puzzle for images]
AFGIRT
Army BER-KIE
Army SIL-WAR
Army PRU S Army SIL-WAR
Fleet GOL C Army LVP-PIE
Fleet BEL-HOL
Fleet BRE-ENG
Army VEN-ALB
Army TRI S Army VEN-ALB
Fleet PIC S Fleet BRE-ENG
Fleet WES C Army LVP-PIE
Army LVP-PIE
Fleet NWY-BAR
Fleet ROM-TYS
Army PIE H
Army WAR H
Fleet APU-ION
Fleet NAO-CLY
Fleet NAP S Fleet APU-ION
Fleet BAR H
Fleet BAL-SWE
Fleet MAO C Army LVP-PIE
Army ALB H
Fleet NWG-NTH
Army TYR S Army LVP-PIE
[See original puzzle for images]
map
A
Army GAL-RUM
F
Army SER H
Army ALB-NAP
Fleet TYS-TUN
Army APU S Army ALB-NAP
Army GRE S Army SER H
Fleet MAO S Fleet ENG-IRI
G
Fleet BLA-ANK
Army BUD-SER
Fleet ENG-IRI
Army RUH-BEL
Army BUL S Army BUD-SER
I
Army PIE-MAR
R
Army ANK H
Army NAP H
Army ARM-SEV
Fleet GOL-TUS
T
Fleet TUS H
Fleet TRI-VEN
images

map
A
Army POR H
Army SYR H
Army HOL-BEL
Army RUH S Army HOL-BEL
F
Army SMY-SYR
Army VEN-TRI
G
Army LON H
Fleet ENG-IRI
I
Army BEL H
Fleet TUN-NAF
R
Fleet MAO-POR
Army PIC-BRE
Army WAL-LON
T
Fleet CON-AEG
Fleet NAO-CLY
Fleet NWG S Fleet NAO-CLY
images

map
A
Army BER-KIE
Army SIL-WAR
Army PRU S Army SIL-WAR
Fleet GOL C Army LVP-PIE
F
Fleet BEL-HOL
Fleet BRE-ENG
Army VEN-ALB
Army TRI S Army VEN-ALB
Fleet PIC S Fleet BRE-ENG
Fleet WES C Army LVP-PIE
G
Army LVP-PIE
Fleet NWY-BAR
Fleet ROM-TYS
I
Army PIE H
Army WAR H
Fleet APU-ION
Fleet NAO-CLY
Fleet NAP S Fleet APU-ION
R
Fleet BAR H
Fleet BAL-SWE
Fleet MAO C Army LVP-PIE
T
Army ALB H
Fleet NWG-NTH
Army TYR S Army LVP-PIE
images