You know what I realized while reading back through the Cheliax Campaign Setting?
The Glorious Reclamation really dropped the damn ball. Like completely and utterly dropped the ball. That and the Silver Ravens could have made so much head way in some locations along the Hellcoast.
The Reclamation could have headed for then Brastlewark and gotten the Gnomes on their side by unseating Thornfiddle
Dekarium is another hot bed, and while it would have been on the front lines of a fight with Egorian they would have had access to river travel.
Remesiana would have given them a coastal launching point for what ever ships they could muster to their cause, of course if any could actually run the blockade.
The Silver Ravens meanwhile could have turned their eyes further south to protect their southern sea border by helping with the chaos in Pezzack and allying with the Giantsb on Thuryan.