Oratu Iru

Dinosaur Battletitan
RegionAerie of Dragons
Ownerstone giants of Tu Naar
Built17 Temporal 9048 GE
MapHiznaar Goz

Oratu Iru is a great wall at the center of Boulder Toss Pass. It was built in the God Era by Tharuz, son of Danzar-Khâl, along with thousands of Turkûn and hundreds of stone giants. The Turkûn were those with skills at working stone and construction that far out shined their skill with sword and board. The stone giants were descendants of those that served Geb in the Creation War. To make amends for his actions in that war, Geb encouraged those that formerly served against the Nawirrûs Covenant, to side with the Covenant of the Demon Spawn War (8972 GE - 9493 GE).

The Turkûn and the stone giants did the meat of the work raising Oratu Iru. Covenant enchanters were brought in for magically fortifying areas of the wall that were not protected by bands of naanabrak. The builders used up all of this type of stone in the pass and considered getting more from Ag Krenok. Tharus wanted to make the entire wall out of this anti-magic stone. The plan was declined by Asmodeus, saying their was not enough time to build such a wall.

Oratu Iru is almost a mile long, with the lowest fighting deck 50' above the ground. The base of the wall is 400' thick. The wall is sloped and tiered with 5 separate fighting decks, each 50' apart. The wall was modeled on the design used by Naraz-Nâru at Nâzel.

The hordes of Orcus are advancing, closer and closer each day, an endless stream pours out of Ghak.

- Tharuz, from his field journal, "Observations of the War"

In the Hoof Front (9245 GE - 9262 GE), Oratu Iru was assailed by Orcus's demon legions. They never succeeded. The most harrowing battle was the Nightmare Onslaught. This battle occurred at night, under the cover of a deep magical fog. Nearly 10,000 demons attacked the wall. After getting troops inside, a great melee ensued for sixteen hours. The battle was turned when Asmodeus teleported to a zone free for magical transport. He joined the fight, felling scores, fighting side by side with Tharuz. Outside the wall, Bahamut and his retinue of gold dragons made strafing runs against the demons clambering up the wall to openings rapidly being dug out. These opening were being made by demon worms that they aptly referred to as bores. These translucent worms were far less resistant than the demons to fire, they burned in a smoke so foul that even the demons around them could not hold their last meal. Oratu Iru held on that day.

When Orcus's forces reached Agiid Hil, Oratu Iru was 150 miles behind enemy lines, and still under daily attack. Five months later, in Operation Crab Advance, the defenders of Oratu Iru were relieved when they saw the banners of Asmodeus coming up the pass. Their supreme general mounted on a huge dinosaur battletitan, saluted them, and then said in magically loud voice - "Open the Gates". It was the first time that the gates of Oratu Iru were opened since they were set into their thresholds.

After the demons were driven back to the Abyss, and the gods and angels left the realm to the mortals, Oratu Iru lay abandoned to the wild. It came to be the home of wandering stone giants and wild beasts scattered across living areas that once housed a garrison of fifteen thousand across dozens of levels.

The stone giants of this area have long used Oratu Iru in controlling and securing the pass. Tolls from travelers go to maintenance and security. The area changed hands in the March of Resalth (898 HE - 933 HE), with Balfroglemis capturing the wall. After the fall of the Dominon of Resalth (887 HE - 946 HE), the stone giants took back their old homes in Oratu Iru.

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