Storm of the North

The Storm of the North was a period of ferocious winter weather that was unleashed by Alokkair upon the northern kingdom of Thalar to mask his assault upon that realm.

The storm lasted for forty years, from 785-825/4. When the great storm subsided, the realm of Thalar was overthrown, and its capitol city of El-Gerath was completely destroyed, along with its sister-city of Al-Enoth. In addition, the Thalari fortress of Sol-Kathad had fallen to an army of Dark-Elves, who were secretly working with Alokkair to overthrow the North. The Dark-Elves took the fortress as their own, and the two Thalari cities were laid waste and never rebuilt. The Storm of the North also had another evil effect. After it subsided, the North began to be plagued by wandering spirits called the Ice Wraiths, vengeful ghosts of Thalari warriors, bent on revenge and seeking the blood of living men. Edgerd Marothë III, the last King of Thalar was slain during this storm and PEACEMAKER; his Melanthir sword was captured by the Dark-Elves and carried off to the fortress of Sol-Kathad. That sword has never been recovered.