Gauth War

(250-252/3) The Gauth War was a terrible conflict that began when Alokkair marshaled an army of Gauth and orc soldiers, and attempted to destroy the Council of Sorcerë.

The war came to an end at the pivotal Battle of Orgorod; where Alokkair was defeated by the combined strength of men, elves and dwarves of the West.

For a long time after, many believed mistakenly that Alokkair was slain in this conflict; that is how he was able to secretly regain his strength. Once he did so, Alokkair rose again as a threat the West in the War of the Elanthir.