Tunston Uprising

The Tunston Uprising was a long and bitter civil war within the kingdom of Elyria, that lasted from 1033-1036/6.

The Uprising began when several rival Elyrian nobles, led by Viscount Silas Tunston of the freehold of Grüenwald, attempted to usurp the Darkwood Throne from Corbray II of the Crannock Dynasty. These rebels were secretly supported and financed by Duke Furion Whitacre

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 Lord Furion, 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 Whitacre proclaimed himself the new king of Elyria.