|Period||995 - 999|
After coming to power in 993, the Eldritch Conclave faced public distrust and dislike. The latter came from the elite families, the Minâth-Nôrî, who did not like the idea of being run by a wizard cabal. After two years of unrest, the Conclave looked to shift internal unrest to an external foe. Border problems with the Burterinii were made a pretext for punitive action. The Conclave War started with the Siege of Thular-Tûr. Presaging what was to come, Thular-Tûr fell to a seemingly wrathful storm of arcane energy. The Conclave and their web weavers, awed by such great power, were to continue abusing the Web of Magic for this siege and many others.
In 997, the Tragarans managed to kill two high ranking mages of the Eldritch Conclave. They did this with special constructs called void assassins. These stealthy golems made their way behind enemy lines and took out both of their targets. The golems then exploded. This created a temporary rip into the continuity of the multi-verse, a void. Everything within twenty feet of this void, and that wasn't bolted down, was sucked in and lost forever. After these assassinations, the Conclave took extra precautions against these type of golems.
In the Battle of Woad, the army of the Eldritch Conclave was surprised when the forest seemed to come alive and hamper their movement. The druidic magic of the Burterinii was unexpected. As a result, many troops were killed from strangulation by vines, poison thorns, and falling branches. The druid's aggressiveness ended up costing the lives of all the top druids of the Burterinii. Their sacrifice allowed Ing-Serold to bolster it's defenses and provide more time for the evacuation of the city's non-combatants and refugees.
Early in 998, the Eldritch Conclave began the siege of Ing-Serold. This siege lasted a year. The initial assault on the city was made at night by a dozen mages under a fly spell and improved invisibility. Each hurled a fireball into the city. This was followed by a barrage of catapult missiles and arrows. These attacks had little effect on the city. The place was fortified for a magical war and it's sixty foot thick walls were lined with lead and magically buttressed. There were twenty major assaults on the place before Ing-Serold fell. The fall of this city ended the Conclave War.
In the Siege of Ing-Serold, refugees and non-combatants were ferried across the channel to Sillutho. From there, they were taken north to the new settlements being built on the eastern coasts of Tha'lith.