|Period||1131 - 1231|
|Theater||Drarthiel, Onvorn, Imgangreth|
The Tradeway Wars were wars of territorial aggression by the Chari'they Alliance. The goal of the dark elves was complete control of the Great Tradeway and enslavement of all civilizations along its lengths.
By 1222, the drow were well on their way of controlling the entire Tradeway. During this long conflict, the remnants of the crushed empires and displaced peoples joined together. Some intelligent leaders changed their tactics to meet the drow threat. This lead to guerrilla fighting and clandestine activities against the leadership of the Chari'they Alliance. Many drow began dying from assassinations, and deep behind the battle fronts, drow cities suffered from plagues and sabotage.
In 1231, the alliance of drow-cities was broken. An internecine conflict occurred among some of them, as suspicions arose over who was to blame for the increasing number of dead drow priests and leaders. In addition, riots were becoming frequent in the drow cities due to the crippling effects of the war on both economy and life.
Three years after the end of the Tradeway Wars, veterans of the conflict established the Sanguine Whispers.