Pelenhar the Damned
Night of Broken Shadows
Age Swords, Year 1, 1st of Garendar 6-1-1-1
During the Black Winds of 5-511 [[Eliban II]] returned, greatly changed and calling himself Osgrig the Grey, an undead Necromatic Master, risen again to destroy in death what he could not before. As great as his threat was, in 5-512 [[Sir Kendrin]] of Iron Legion and The Three Champions of Hazifor slew him in his own hall. His final words were “Finally the Azure Star and the Iron Legion serve me. The Daelisian throne is no more.”
At the moment of his death as the fifth age turned to the sixth, the Wraith Lords were born and the Night of Bloody Shadows began. Osgrig had planned on his demise and used his destruction to trigger his dark vengence. Across Pelenhar the dead rose from their graves as his agents had secretly desanctified the grave yards. The Karith Thanor descended from their mountain stronglholds. Death Cultist, dedicated to dark and forgotten Gods spread murder and terror throughout the kingdom as assassins. Dread and mighty beast rose out of the great forests and brought ruin to all in their wake.
Most baneful of all, the Wraith Kings were born and in their wake the Shadow Kin, the Karith Thanor and the followers of Izrakhar the Bloody. In a single night they slaughtered the entire population of the Royal Hall of Ivendor. In the battles that followed Kordin, Galinthora, Ascaril and Badenshire all fell. Badenshire would later be reclaimed by the armies of Rathadra Twin Axe and Lilarin Silvermantle. Finally the Wraith Lords were driven back to Ivendor.
In the Battle of the Two Suns both the armies of the Wraith Kings and the remaining armies of Pelenhar were shattered. King Galador III was slain, ending the line of Kardyz of Daelis. Izrakhar the Bloody was killed by Athenaril Mistwalker, one of the Wraith Lords, when he tried to take his forces into the ruins of Ivendor. The Karith Thanor fell upon the remaining Knights of the Azure Star and slaughtered them to a man but at such a price that they could never again raise their Three Horned skulled again.
In the face of the combined armies of Bandenshide and The Khazador, the Karith Thanor fled Galinthora, putting it to the torch in their passing. It is said that the Silvered Palace of Isilanthillia burned like a star for a week.
Finally Lilarin Silvermantle gave his life to defend Ratharda Twin Axe who had fallen battling the Wraith Lords themselves. Lilarin overcame Hisdria the Black and Myrincandor Blacksong but in the end was overcome by Urindar the Unmaker.
Peace returned to Pelenhar but it was the peace of the broken. No force remained strong enough to claim more than the territory where it stood. The remaining Wraith Lords remained in Ivendor, biding their time. The armies of man and the fey retreated to their remaining strongholds. The Karith Thanor split apart and fought amonst themselves over the looting of Kordin and three other Khazdain strongholds.
Within a year Parindil was abandoned and Kirinsport fell to it’s own internal disorder and decay. Across the land stories of horror and dismay spread. It was predicted that the Wraith Kings would reconstitute their armies and finish their conquest.
In the Early Spring of 6-002 Prince Marada of Ilinsluria landed amongst the ruins of Parindil with an Army, declaring himself willing to hold against “the very shadow of the Darken Void.” Brave words from a brave man. He was murdered within two years but his armies held, renaming Parindil, Maradril.
The other bright bit of news was reported that year that yearwas of of a battle on the Ithridin Planes between the forces of Urindar the Unmaker and Kadrish the Hammer. The unity of the Wraith Kings was falling apart.