War of the Pretender

(1293-1297/4) The War of the Pretender was a massive conflict fought between the Second Alliance of the West, and the forces of Alokkair, which ended with his destruction.

The War of the Pretender is chiefly remembered as the West's final victory over Alokkair, which led directly to the creation of the Ravinian Empire a few years later.

It was also the last in a long series of wars planned by the Lich-King, who had been the mastermind behind several earlier conflicts, all of which were designed to weaken the Kingdoms of the West.

Alokkair had long controlled the nation of Adar, and to increase his strength, he signed treaties with Kurand, Üthrar, and many orc tribes. Along with his Gauth soldiers, Alokkair controlled vast hordes of troops when he invaded the West.

The conflict caused so much widespread fighting, all of western Corwyn thrown into chaos. There were a dozen seperate campaigns fought simultaneously throughout the entire continent.

In 1297/4, the war finally ended at the climactic Battle of the Dawn, in which Alokkair was slain by the Rynnish King Eromir III of Alveron, and the Sword of Akhmahra captured.


The war led to the collapse of the kingdom of Adar, and the end of the Penrose Dynasty. It is considered the greatest historic victory for the forces of the West and led to the creation of the Ravinian Empire 44 years later.