War of Tears

Conflict lasting from 1044-1049/6, between Eldara and Vilzar. It began with a surprise Vilzari invasion from both land and sea. The Vilzari soon captured the city of Sathay and carried away most of its population as slaves. The Eldaran army eventually drove the Vilzari south across the border, into the desert, and chased them to the city of Eto. The Eldaran king Lazar II ordered the city burned and its entire population put to the sword in revenge for earlier Vilzari atrocities. The war got its name from the terrible misery suffered by both sides in this long and bloody conflict.