|Period||1749 - 1760|
During the fight to reach the shores of this vast inland sea, the Fograth had a lot of opposition from regional powers, both large and small. The jara posed a constant threat, with their mobility and vast numbers; only the erection of strong points and walls could keep them in check. The jara used Arinthil to hide their movements and to retreat to after their raids.
Another group the Orchish Empire had to deal with were the numerous Forstneblin tribes holed up in the Quellestir Forest. These gnomes proved a tough nut to crack with their skilled guerrilla tactics; skills they learned from centuries of warfare with the Jara. During the Orchish advance north, the Forstneblin were pushed deeper into the forest where they dug-in, using their vast underground warrens to mount surprise attacks.
Troops of the Fograth also had to deal with a magma-belching tower at the Farengrath fortress of Midrurgrune. The fire giants of Farengrath had an amusing time shelling the troop movements. As a result, Fograth soldiers moved against Midrurgrune. Besieged, resisting ten assaults, the place was only taken after a team of commandos infiltrated the fortress, take out its core leaders. On 17 War March 1750 the dragon ruled state of Farengrath fell.
The Fograth also had to deal with probing attacks by the Khazarkar Empire. The Khazarkars did not want the Orchish Empire to reach the Core Sea and then have a base to launch attacks against them from another direction.
The Khazarkar Empire claims that the orcs lost more than 100,000 troops during their advance north to the Core Sea. The conclusion of the war extended the territory of the Orchish Empire to the Core Sea. This territorial gain poses a serious threat to the Khazarkar Empire. The orcs are now able to invade the Khazarkar Empire from both land and sea.