|Period||1517 - 1523|
In Dras'ee's War (1517 - 1519), thousands of Orchish Empire troops styled themselves as mercenaries and joined the ranks of the Hive Army. As a result of this indirect aid to an enemy, the Khazarkar Empire went to war with the Orchish Empire, starting the Second Ugradrath War.
Benâth, the most heavily fortified area of Brucrumus, checked the advance of the northern Khazarkar battle group. The Khazarkar generals expected this, as this was a diversion for the main attack by the southern battle group. Valangrim was sacked and garrisoned by Khazarkar troops. The Khazarkars pushed south and took the great city of Matak. The Orchish Empire made attempts to recover both cities. The half-hearted assaults to liberate the two cities were noticed too late by the Khazarkar Empire. While the battles were being fought for Valangrim and Matak, the orcs secretly moved their forces through the tunnels between Ghatúb and Ghoronk. The troops then moved through more tunnels beneath Ugradrath. The orc armies pierced the left flank of the Khazarkar Empire, taking Aphalê. The remainder of the war resulted in the taking and retaking of fortresses and the aforementioned cities. Aphalê changed hands five times, leaving the city in ruins after the war. No living creature above an ant suffered the depredations and diet of the forces that occupied the city.
In 1523, the economic damage caused by Dras'ee's War and this war led to the Treaty of Aphalê. As part of the treaty, the land and possessions were returned to their rightful owners.