Battle of Crittendon
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Crittendon was the site of a horrific battle that took place in the year 423/6, which ended the Halberon Uprising.


The battle, infamous for its ferocity and brutality, was fought between two Erindair factions; the Loyalists of the Orsini monarchy and their hired mercenaries; against the rebellious army of the Halberon Alliance

By the year 423/6, the Halberon Uprising had been going on for over eighteen years, and the loyalist faction was clearly losing; over two thirds of the Erindari noble houses had gone over to the banners of Heremmer Halberon.

The rebel army finally began their march on the capitol city of Chelstad. As the loyalist army encamped on the fields of Crittendon, the rebel army attacked them; gaining complete surprise.

The loyalists were soundly defeated and King Estris Orsini II was killed in single combat by Heremmer. Shortly thereafter, the remaining loyalists and their hired mercenaries surrendered. It is said as many as 25,000 men were slain that day, three-fourths of the casualties were on the loyalist side.

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Heremmer then took over ruler-ship of Erindar, and proclaimed himself king. King Heremmer was not the forgiving type; after his coronation, he soon ordered the loyalist noble houses banished and their lands seized. These vanquished nobles later joined with Amar to form the kingdom of Ammarind.