|Period||1505 - 1511|
The Orchish Empire waged this war to capture the Toomrur city-states of Dumugon and Khatúlg. The remote location of this area, rugged terrain and unexpected strength of the Toomrur hordes made this an unexpectedly difficult war for the Fograth. In the first year of the war, the city of Dumugon fell to the invaders.
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"
The 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, to delay the enemy; burning fields, false retreats, and heavily garrisoning the most insignificant outposts. The war became protracted. The drain on the economy of the Orchish Empire was beginning to cause unrest in the cities bearing the brunt of supplying the Fograth. In the last two years of the war, the Toomrur armies began to bring more formidable troops into their ranks. These crack soldiers were specially bred creatures. The most notable of these were skullcrusher ogres and war trolls. The Othmurkú, spy agency of the Orchish Empire, soon learned that Savagor, Entropy's beast division, were behind these new creations. They were also behind the sale of no less than two-hundred skullcrusher ogres and fifty war trolls of fighting age to Khatúlg's leader, the Ogre Lord Morbakh.
The Ageless Emperor, aware that continued fighting would only weaken the empire, put out peace feelers. The Orc-Toomrur Ceasefire, actually a peace treaty, was signed on 4 Temporal 1511. The key signors to this were the Ageless Emperor and the Ogre Lord Morbakh. As part of the treaty, Dumugon was abandoned, with neither side allowed to occupy the place for as long as they exist.