War of the Dragons

(975-5028/1) The War of the Dragons was the first major conflict on the continent of Corwyn.

The War of the Dragons was fought between the Silvar-Elves of Ectharë, and an alliance of noble Metallic Dragons on one side, against a powerful alliance of evil Chromatic Dragons bent on domination of the continent of Corwyn.

The war was both long in duration and terrible in its rampant destruction; caused by both dragon-fire and magic. However, this war was completely unconventional in the sense there were few large battles and no marked political boundaries.

Instead, the "War" was actually a period of thousands of years of harassment and bloody encounters as the evil dragons were eventually eradicated from the continent of Corwyn by the elves and their dragon allies.

The war ended with the climactic Battle of Merizath, in which Calegorax, the leader of the evil dragons was slain by the elven-King Ainurion Alessarë.

As he lay dying, Calegorax uttered a famous curse upon the Silvar-Elves that they would wither away on Corwyn. Many sages believe that this curse contributed to the fall of Ectharë after the War of Wrath, and the fall of the later elvish realms of Wyntharë and Thekarë.