Tunston Uprising

Bitter civil war lasting from 1033-1036/6 within the kingdom of Elyria. Rival nobles, led by Viscount Silas Tunston of the freehold of Grüenwald, attempted to steal the Elyrian throne from the Crannock Dynasty. After nearly four long and bloody years, King Corbray II was slain in the Battle of Wendonford and the uprising ended. The rebels soon captured Erôn-Kelerath and prepared to coronate Silas as their new king. However, rival nobles led by Duke Furion Anselm planned a bloody ambush within the castle on the night of the victory feast. This treacherous act came to be known as the ‘Night of the Red Knives,’ in which Silas, his entire family, and all his vassals, were butchered within the castle walls. After the massacre, Furion Anselm proclaimed himself king of Elyria.