ONYX ENMITY WAR

Greroch
CategoryWars
Period915 - 920
TheaterFaeglor
Belligerents
Runelderil VS Sigatharkin
MapGreroch

This war occurred in sector Greroch of the Underdark region Faeglor. The objective of the dark elf empire Runelderil was to capture Sigan-Kûn's's rich fungal farmlands. Sigatharkin's leaders grew desperate when a second drow army appeared far behind the battle front, putting their home city under seige. Sigatharkin sappers undermined the high point of the great cavern Zarag-Gûn. This resulted in a hole under the Nermanis Sea. It is said that Sigatharkin's priests were convinced by Tarâk, with him telling them that the only sure way of bringing an end to the war which they had no chance of winning. The drow account of the episode says that their enemy did not realize that the 500' high roof of this cavern served as the bed of the Nermanis Sea. Mîmêk descendants say this is foolish talk, and that engineers miscalculated the amount of black powder and the strength of the bedrock. When the demolition went off, the entire sea ended up draining into the Underdark, destroying the two armies at the front and then flooding cities across Greroch.

The draining of the Nermanis Sea had severe consequences for the peoples that relied upon it. On the surface the Nermanis depended on the sea for trade and fishing. The draining also exposed the once submerged kuo-toan city Gholompotl. Exposed to the outside climate and sunlight that burned their skin, they too abandoned their home.

Some of the refugees of this war went north and settled in Mulun-Dûna. About a thousand drow went to the eastern reaches of Izen'nâth and formed a settlement that would grow to be the capital of Nîndûnturgac. The Mîmêk city-state of Sigatharkin was flooded and washed away with the draining sea. The refugees fled north and east. Those that went north created settlements that would later become holdings of Zandûl-Khâl.

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