First Ogre War

Thingrorn
CategoryWars
Period1505 - 1511
TheaterGrashakh
Belligerents
Orchish Empire VS
Dumugon
Khatúlg
MapThingrorn

For hundreds of years, since the capture of Matak by the Orchish Empire, the people of Thingrorn had felt the threat and attack by their more organized neighbors. From the perspective of the High Command, the Orchish Empire's military leadership, they saw the fragmentation of the area's power centers as ripe for the taking. The Orchish Empire set their sights on the Toomrur city-states of Dumugon and Khatúlg. The remote location of this area, rugged terrain and unexpected strength of the Toomrur hordes led to a difficult war for the attackers.

In 1505, Dumugon fell to the invaders.

The Toomrur city-states and their armies were led by Ogre Lords and Demacian advisors. The latter were Vaprak proselytizers from Tiya'lith. These proselytizers would plant the roots that would give rise to the Church of Vaprak.

Also on the side of the Toomrur city-states were dozens of military advisors sent from the Council of Bile.

It is obvious what these advisers are doing, their masters back at Drakhôr hope to destabilize the empire and wishfully see us waste boots and resources in a drawn-out war. What they and others continue to forget, is that the Githirmil don't fight because they have to, but because they want to.

- Blac'drugulois, excerpt from his personal diaries - "Brightstar 1507"

Strategists of the High Command thought that the war would be over after a major enemy defeat. This was not to be, the Toomrur continued to fight, using tactics since the days of Talothand's wars with Zeymah'kein, delay, burning fields, false retreats, and heavily garrisoning the most insignificant outposts. The war became protracted. The drain on the economy was being felt across the Orchish Empire. Signs of unrest were becoming more noticeable for the cities bearing the brunt of supplying the Fograth.

In the last two years of the war, the Toomrur brought more formidable troops into the field. These crack soldiers were those made for war, skullcrushers and war trolls. The Othmurkú, spy agency of the Orchish Empire, were to learn that Savagor, Entropy's beast division, were the suppliers. One of the stolen documents read:

200 skullcrusher, 50 war trolls of fighting age to Khatúlg's leader, Ogre Lord Morbakh.

Blac'Druguluois, then emperor of the Orchish Empire, realized that continued fighting would only weaken the empire for little gain. The Orc-Toomrur Ceasefire, actually a peace treaty, was signed in 1511 by Emperor Blac'Drugulois and Morbakh. As part of the treaty, the Ogre Union had to give up Dumugon to the wild. Neither side are allowed to occupy the place for as long as they exist. This agreement was signed in the presence of an Oathbinder genie.