Kreskan Archers

The Kreskan Archers are legendary bowmen, who hail from the Orellian Freehold of Kreska. Kreskan Archers often hire themselves out as mercenaries.

Over the years, these archers have served as mercenary soldiers in the service of Orel and earlier, in the service of Eldara. Their deadly accuracy is well known, as is their reputation for use of their famous Sablewood Bows and their poisoned arrows. The most famous exploit Kreskan Archers was the 'Red Rain,' a slaughter of 20,000 Vilzari warriors in a matter of minutes during the Battle of Relanoth in 1279/4.

Another famous use of these bowmen was at the Battle of Naskan Bay in 1264/4. During this battle; a force of 1,000 of these mercenaries was crucial to the defeat of the Thûlian invasion force, who suffered over 5,000 casualties from the infamous "rain" of Kreskan arrows. Most of those killed never saw an Orellian soldier.

It is not as well known that several units of these archers were later hired by the Mad-King of Rhodara in his bloody War of Annexation against Eldara. Never again have these fine mercenary troops been hired for an evil cause. However, independent mercenary units of these famous archers are employed throughout Corwyn.

The most famous Kreskan unit is the Iron Eagle Regiment; based in the Orellian capital of Ordana.