Battle of Keslyn

(1289/4) Keslyn was the site of bloody battle between an alliance of Orel, Eldara, Melinarë, and Alveron against a fanatical army of Rhodara and its mercenary allies.

On the marshy fields of Keslyn, the War of Annexation came to an end. Rhodara’s "Mad-King" Gayorg Gwynnett was slain by the Elf-King Alzeraf in this battle, and Stormbringer; his Elanthir sword, was captured. Keslyn was the bloodiest conflict ever fought on the soil of Gwynne. Many noble houses were ended here, including King Dareon Arellani of Eldara, who was killed after being struck by an arrow while leading a cavalry charge.

The Battlefield Today

The site is considered by many local folks to be haunted. Strange lights and sounds are heard there constantly, especially at night. It is said that the dark spirit of the Mad-King Gayorg prowls the battlefield in search of his lost Elanthir. The grounds here are quite marshy and more than 60,000 fallen soldiers are buried here. Occasionally, corpses will rise to the surface of the murky, shallow pools of the Keslyn Marsh.