War of the Melanthir

(1175-1179/3) The War of the Melanthir was a conflict between the First Alliance and the Gauth and orc armies of Alokkair.

This war saw the Seven Champions of the West unite and defend Corwyn against the eastern barbarians for the first time.

The war ended with a stunning victory over Alokkair’s armies at the Battle of Thürdrum, in which the nine armies of the East and the West battled for control of the continent.

After the battle, Alokkair was captured by Eradan Myrnäe, imprisoned at Castle Myrdon, and the war came to an end.

This great victory of the so-called "Seven Champions" allowed those men to subsequently raise seven new human kingdoms in western Corwyn: Alveron, Amar, Cyrendar, Eldara, Ralas, Rhodara, and Thalar.

This massive victory also led to the eventual expansion of western influence into the East, both by the realms of Amar in the north, and Eldara in the south.

This war also saw the end of the Gauth domination of the East, as most of their folk were slain or driven into obscurity during that conflict.