Kreskan Archers
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Hailing from the Orellian Freehold of Kreska, the Kreskan Archers is an Order of legendary bowmen who often hire themselves out as mercenaries.


Over the years, these archers developed a world-famous reputation for their deadly accuracy with both their Sablewood Bows and their use of poisoned arrows.

Growing up in the thick forests of Ravenwood, these bowmen train from childhood, and only the very best are selected for membership in the Order.

Historically, Kreskan Archers have served as mercenaries for several kingdoms; including Eldara, Gwynne, and Orel.

History


Kreskan Archers were first hired by Rygar Alesard in his rebellion against Eldara; these mercenaries served him very well during the epic Battle of Stonehedge; which ended the Second Eldaran Civil War in the year 1248/4.

In the year 1264/4, the archers won further acclaim at the infamous Battle of Naskan Bay. 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 even saw an Orellian soldier.

The third, and most famous, exploit of the Kreskan Archers was the "Red Rain;" a slaughter of 20,000 Vilzari warriors in a matter of minutes, which took place during the Battle of Relanoth in the year 1279/4. Sages consider this attack the deadliest feat in military history.

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 against Eldara.

Never again has Kreska allowed its archers to be hired out for use in an evil cause. However, small independent units are still employed throughout Corwyn, often as mercenaries with morally questionable employers.

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

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