War of Nárfaltuin

CategoryWars
Period1048 - 1130
TheaterGrashakh
Belligerents
Orchish Empire VS Lorthrindal
MapInirthak

In 1048, Blac'drugulois, leader of the Githirmil of the Arduous March (1041 - 1096) contested the territorial claims of the people of Gúluzgash and Nárfaltuin. In these deep woodlands the orcs began fighting with the wood elves of Lorthrindal. The adversaries became entangled in a war that would last nearly a century. The War of Nárfaltuin would be the beginning of the end for the Lorthrindal. During the fighting, advance parties of orcs and other humanoids continued to march north into Grashakh and build outposts and settlements.

In 1060, the army of the Ageless Emperor sacked the ancient elven city of Elalmoth. The wood elves, with bloodlines to Galadriël, fought on in the woods of Nárfaltuin. For two decades they fought on in guerilla fashion, harrying the northward expansion of the Orchish Empire, waging pitched battles with the invaders as they cut military roads through elven land.

By 1081, Nárfaltuin was largely under the Fograth, now the name of the Orchish Empire's military. The refugees fled southeast into Maar'tolaak and to their capital city Estandarenya. Blac'drugulois, refusing peace overtures, took the war across the Glumgard and into the home lands of Lorthrindal. In 1130, Estandarenya fell to the Orchish Empire, ending Lorthrindal's reign.