• -9 DR [Year of Fell Traitors]
  • The Circle of Flames, a wizards' cabal, forms in the city of Cormanthor. The group consists mainly of retired or current Akh'Faer wizards and their apprentices. »

  • 276 DR [Year of the Burnished Blade]
  • The forges of the dwarf clans Snowbattle and Honedaxe produce three great gifts in gratitude for their new homes in Myth Drannor: the Beljuriled Belt of Battle for Coronal Eltargrim, the Shield of Briars for the Arms-Major, and the Herald's Horn for the Spell-Major of the Akh'Faer (which becomes better known later by its primary wielder's name as The Harking Horn of Ishilde). »

  • 462 DR [Year of the Empty Helm]
  • Demron completes Faervian, the fourth Baneblade and the only one for the Akh'Faer. »

  • 500 DR [Year of the Flame Tongue]
  • Josidiah Starym mounts a campaign to recover the lost Soldier's Blade of Cormanthyr after nearly eight hundred years, he does this as a way to prove to Eltargrim Irithyl that the heir of House Starym is noble enough to marry his niece and heir, Aravae. The opening gambit of this search sees a temporary fall of the garrisoned drow at the Twisted Tower, since that was where the Soldier's Blade was lost to Cormanthyr, Josidiah and his troupe of bladesingers and Akh'Faer venture into the Underdark beneath the Tower, vowing to return in a century with the lost treasures. »

  • 656 DR [Year of Peaceful Seas]
  • The Circle of Flames completes the Scrolls of Ardentym this year. Akh'Faer scholars and strategists receive six incomplete fragments of the Scrolls, but only the Circle of Flames and the Srinshee have complete copies of them. »

  • 674 DR [Year of the Nomad]
  • Josidiah Starym returns to Myth Drannor to a hero's welcome as he brings not the expected Soldier's Blade but the Akh'Faer's Artblade, retrieved from a deep dragon's lair far beneath the Storm Horn Mountains. Unfortunately, his reward is personal heartbreak as he realizes all he worked for is gone with the passing of both the Coronal and Aravae. Josidiah does not take up his rightful place as Lord-Speaker of House Starym, but he does (by right of the elfblade he restores to Myth Drannor) take over the leadership of the Akh'Faer and thus rise to a seat on the Council of Twelve.

    Josidiah refuses to discuss it, but many notice that he no longer walks with his magnificent cat Guenhwyvar, and some whisper he had to trade the cat's figurine of power for the blade.

    Of his 12 original comrades, only one survived: Onas Ulondarr, an elf bladesinger of House Ulondarr. Returning to the city married to Maira Sheildark, a human wizardess from Arabel, they bring with them four adult half-elf children (three women, one man; all rangers): Alupiira, Vaeala, Shaeia, and Rahsil. »

  • 708 DR [Year of Bound Evils]
  • High Mages and three battalions of Akh'Faer mages battle a resurgence of evil beasts and cultists of the fallen god Moander near the site of his fallen temple. While the cult is dispersed, numerous "lost spells" of Moander's clergy are recovered from the ruins by the elder priests and restored to use. »

  • 712 DR [Year of the Lost Lance]
  • Ches 3 The Siege of Dlabraddath (Weeping War: Campaign #3)
    A.K.A.: The Clash Under Four Moons (when considered in conjunction with Templestar's Rise), Battle of Selune's Tears/The Darkness Undone
    A more balanced battle than the preceding one, Dlabbradath's Siege is notable for only in its length and the amount of destruction. In the morning after being forced east of Oacenth's Stream, the Army of Darkness fought defensively and was slowly being surrounded on their southern flank in one of their own tactics. With the properties of the mythal disrupted due to their mezzoloth commanders, the fleeing regiments were all able to set fire to the northern quadrant of Myth Drannor to cover their retreat. For that day and much of the next, the elves either shored up the city's defenses and put out the fires or patrolled the perimeter of the city, slaying and stray enemy parties.

    Many foolishly thought the war was won, and the hot-headed Spell-Captain Paeris Haladar heedlessly led four companies of Akh'Velhr and Akh'Faer (all acting against orders from their superiors) into the forest north of Myth Drannor to "end the threat of the Army of Darkness forever". He and his soldiers walked into a trap, since the Second Legion's Icepikes and Five Blades battalions arrived from the east to reinforce the ragged forces remaining from the Templestar's Rise. The Captain's Dark Charge, a now-ignominious footnote in the Weeping War, showed the elves they had no room for stupid, arrogant, reckless moves such as this, as all but four young camp runners died in their less-than-strategic attack on the Army, believing their foe to be fewer and far more demoralized than they proved. Though all within the Charge were later given honors as war heroes, few raise Haladar's name any longer as a good commander, and nearly all have forgotten this once-lauded tactical spellcasting.

    Despite this poor strategy and the unexpected reinforcements of the Army of Darkness, the allies still won the day tactically, as they broke the grip the invaders had on Myth Drannor and drove them out of the city by battle's end. Strategically and emotionally, the Army of Darkness won this battle simply by setting fire to the elves' trees and homes and unsettling their normally unshakable resolve.

    This battle saw the death of High Captain Paeris Haladar, and High Court Mage Khyssoun Ammath.
    This event lasts until Ches 5, 712 »

  • Ches 4 The Woodsheart Wars (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: "Cormanthyr's Carnage"
    The longest of the campaigns, this operation also has the most objective information to report, despite the wide fronts and constant activity. The bulk of the campaign occurred as skirmishes between small groups of scouts and perimeter patrollers. With the Army of Darkness digging in within the mythal, it took outside allies much of the year to uproot them and drive them from the mythal.

    The brief incursion of the Dalesmen early in this campaign is the only outside support Cormanthyr received during the war, and this lasted merely until the Army was removed from the mythal. Whether the Dalesmen allies left of their own accord or were dismissed by elves believing their aid to be unnecessary is unknown. After Higharvestide 712 DR, the Dalesmen only guarded the fringes of the forest and their own home Dales, with two exceptions: the Dalesmen forces (and those few AWOL War Wizards of Cormyr) sent to the Battle of Snowsblood Trail and Standing Stone's Blood were crucial in gaining a victory after the fall of the limited elf defenders.

    Once the Army of Darkness' choke-hold on Myth Drannor was broken early on, much of the campaign concerned forcing the Army of Darkness out of the mythal and east, since south would expose Semberholme. A secondary action during this campaign involved the drive eastward to re-establish the older seat at the ruins of Old Elven Court. Arms-Captain Hachaam Selorn led the Fourth Legion, the Eagle Wing cavalry of the Akh'Velahr, and the Dragonwing and Wyvernwing of the Akh'Faer as the primary army in change of reclaiming the area from the drow corruption.

    This event lasts until Marpenoth 712 DR (219 days). »

  • Tarsakh 11 Silvergate (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: The Second Siege of Myth Drannor, the Nameless Sacrifice, the Chosen's Choice
    The battle at Silvergate is one of the most storied and heroic tales of the entire Weeping War. The Army of Darkness was driven east, and its northern and southern factions merged and punched through the elf defenders on the western front as they pressed, allowing them a second charge on Myth Drannor. The bulk of this battle occurred among the streets of the old city Cormanthor, and its climax centered on the Silvergate, the magical gate to Silverymoon Pass.

    While the military fought bravely on all fronts, this battle was primarily one of magic and thus spearheaded by Spell-Major Josidiah Starym, Elminster, Symrustar Auglamyr, and the Nameless Chosen. With many elf forces exhausted from the previous battles, only the cavalry and two-thirds of the available Akh'Faer froces were in the city for its defense until the arrival after battle's start of the Wing cavalry, some gold, silver, and electrum dragon allies, and the three Chosen.

    The spellcasters and military worked together to isolate and destroy the reduced and tired battalions (the Cruelty, the Colossus, the Grievous, Battalion Arcane) of the Army of Darkness. In all, the Army of Darkness suffered the loss of a battalion's worth of troops, losing 11 marches and 4 regiments in the melee. Among them, four entire tribes of gnolls were totally destroyed as was the most powerful march in the Army, Cvor's all mezzoloth March of the Second Cruelty Regiment.

    Cvor's March ("the Whipmaster's March") laid siege to the Silvergate at highsun on the second day of battle. The Namelss Chosen became enraged by the destruction of his native city and the abrupt slaying of a trio of young bronze dragons that had emerged through the gate to lend aid requested a tenday ago. The Nameless One lost his temper and his patience.

    The Namelss exploded through the roof of one of the Six Tyrl Towers, his body glowing and his hair and robes ablaze in silver flames! He dove headlong into the amassed forces of the besieging Army, driving a wedge through the forces, he converged on the Silvergate, where Colonel Cvor and his mezzoloths stood. Fully aflame now, the Nameless reached out with his silver wings and flung the nycoloths into the gate, which opened at his merest word. Spelltraps lying in wait activated at his will, causing explosions that claimed more evil lives as he walked unharmed within them. Over 600 mezzoloths , goblins, and other creatures fell before the fury of the Nameless, and Myth Drannor's defenders rallied once more. With a large wedge driven into the Army's forces, the Akh'Faer and the cavalry had openings they could exploit and drive the Army before them.

    The razor-studded whip of Cvor wrapped about the throat of the Nameless One, and the two fell into the Silvergate. Flying to his aid, Elminster entered the Silvergate and shut the gate behind him to isolate Cvor's march. Back to back with the elder Elminster, he fought hundreds of mezzoloths within the rocky Silverymoon Pass, and the glow of his silvery form drew attention from Silverymoon.

    Colonel Cvor then used a captured elf artifact (the Harness of the Giant-Slayer Alayris) to grow to a giant's size and seize the flaming mage by hand and foot. Cvor brutally pulled the Nameless Chosen nearly in half by sheer strength! The explosion of magical power and fire utterly consumed Cvor and over 200 nearby mezzoloths. The Nameless One lay dying, his torso laid-open. The High Mage of Silverymoon, Ecamane Truesilver and his supporting wizard forces protected the body of the fallen Chosen from the remaining mezzoloths. Together, while the Nameless One was sent magically to Silverymoon for healing, Elminster and the elderly and frail Ecamane destroyed the gate to Myth Drannor, detonating it from within and at its exit. The explosions slew the remnants of the Fourth Regiment surrounding it at Myth Drannor as well as clearing Silverymoon Pass of its remaining brethren.

    As a result of this battle, Myth Drannor's forces won the day, but unknowingly paid a high price. Elminster was lost among the planes for a time, due to his task of destroying the gate from within, while Ecamane Truesilver died due to the strain of breaking the gate from its exit point at Silverymoon Pass. The Nameless Chosen lay like one dead for more than the next year. His elf nurse, gave him the name Akhellbhen; upon his awakening, the Nameless Chosen, once called Arun's Son is introduced to the new High Mage Aglanthol as Khelben Arunsun. His body healed but forever scarred across his chest and back where he was nearly torn in twain, he banishes his vanity and keeps the wedge of silver-white hair and beard to remind him of the silver flames dancing within it and how it does not make him invincible. It also signifies his debts, as it reminds him of Silverymoon and what he owes its people as well.

    Other major deaths of this battle includes Wollys Silvershield (high priest of Sehanine).

    This battle lasts until Tarsakh 13, 712 DR. »

  • Kythorn 6 The Exiles' War (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: The Bone and Briar Battles
    Farther east of the mythal lay the towers and tree-homes of a number of exiled elf wizards and necromancers not welcome in Myth Drannor. Still, with the Army of Darkness forced through their lands and plundering as they went, these disparate exiles still banded together (with themselves and various N'Vaelahr agents) for the war effort. Notes about this battle include the necromancers' animation of those they slew among the Army, not to mention at least one enslaved green dracolich. The Exiles achieved victory by their swift strike of fireballs that destroyed the charge of a lending orgish party, which they then animated against their comrades. Most Exiles were merely concerned with defending their own lands and towers, caring little about the elves who denied them welcome in Myth Drannor. However, the humility of some elves (especially Spell-Major Josidiah Starym) and the obvious challenge drew a few out of exile and into the Akh'Faer.

    This event lasts until Kythorn 10, 712 DR »

  • 713 DR [Year of the Firedrake]
  • Alturiak 5 The Winterclaws War (Weeping War: Campaign #6)
    AK.A.: Battle of Miasmic Corpses; Crimsonsnow Steaming; the Crushed Circle of Copse
    Despite some lost skirmishes and routing of smaller groups, the Army of Darkness reunited many of its scattered groups at this corpse south of Myth Drannor. The few forces that refused to give ground to the nycoloths soon became trapped between assembling forces and only five Akh'Faern survived.

    This event lasts until Alturiak 6. »

  • Marpenoth 9 The Tomb Wars of Trohiilaern (Weeping War: Campaign #7)
    A.K.A.: The Battle of Running Rocks, the Rout of the Griffonwing, the Trenches at Trohiilaern, "Dying among the Dead", the War of Artifacts-Lost, the Seven Rings Raid, the Sundering of the Ruby Rod
    The Fourth Legion finally received reinforcements of both cavalry and Akh'Faer magic, and Artair Tromostar overruled the petty arykerym and took command of the remnants of the Fourth Legion. In fact, rather than face court-martial proceedings after the war, the craven Iolas Eyriendor fled Cormanthor with the arrival of the reinforcements, never to return to the forest or the War (and his fate remians unknown even today). Still, despite some masterful strategies and a final coalescing of the allied forces, the Army of Darkness had taken the measure of the troops and knew just where to hit them. Of course, they'd also found the time to unearth the Tombs of Trohiilaern, plunder the magical treasures, and learn how best to use them in the month before this final battle. While casualties were far lower than they might have been, the gnomish Councilor and a number of other, far more competent officers fell during the four-day assault among the opened and desecrated tombs.

    This even lasts until Marpenoth 12, 713 DR.

    Deaths in this battle include:
    Faernaa Artair Tromostar (Akh'Faern illusionist officer and gnome Councilor), Faernil Wyqhael Maerdrym (3rd of the House, lesser Akh'Faern officer). »

  • 714 DR [Year of Doom]
  • Kythorn 23 Fallen Flight (Weeping War: Campaign #12)
    A.K.A.: Overmantle's Bane, Final Fate of Nezras
    This disheartening battle is notable for the corruption and loss of the primary power of the mythal: the elven overmantle that allowed them basic defenses and flight! While the early parts of the battle showed tactical advantages for the elves in troop placement and battle magics, the unexpected loss of mobility and flight by the elves led to a rout, especially after the initial loss saw many elves plummet from the sky directly onto mezzoloth-held spears. The only heartening note of the battle was the death of Nezras the Traitor at the hands of the Akh'Faern mage Juppar, a young moon elf whose unrequited passion for Captain Iliathorr lent him the rage and fervor to destroy a whole party of orcs to reach Nezras and engolf him in no fewer than three fireballs, leaving nothing but smoking bones as testament of his passing.

    SECRET: Nezras used some lost magic to exchange places with another traitor human mage before dying from Juppar's spell strikes, and his fate is unknown; No word ever reached Cormanthyr that he survived, since he has slain every elf he has met since this time. However, three centuries after the Fall, some Harpers discover that he survives as a lich and has various lairs about Faerun, including one in the mountains north of the Vilhon Reach. The strangest, unconfirmed rumor about Nezras was that the wild magic of the Time of Troubles restored his youth and life, and he is now an ancient mage in a youth's body.
    Among the deaths of this battle include the Spell-Captain Phyrra Iliathorr, Nezras the Traitor. »

  • Kythorn 25 The Battle of Stars Shining (Weeping War: Campaign #12)
    This is the final battle of both the bladesinger Spell-Major Josidiah Starym and the last of the Akh'Faer. Rather than allow Aulmpiter (or any other marauder) to claim the prize of the Speculum (the guild hall of the Wizards, Conjurers, and Enchanters), Josidiah and 17 mages stood atop the ramparts or at the front colonnade and slung spells of devastating effect against the invaders, while others worked frantically inside either to remove or destroy the guild's great magical-items cache.

    As the afternoon fracas lengthened into a night battle, two bold moves by the elves turned the tide of battle such that, while the ground is lost, the moral victory became Cormanthyr's. One Prannith Springheels, a halfling scribe of the guild (whose dream of wielding magic was never quite realized), saw his master die just a few feet from him, and he seized a staff of the magi before it could be claimed by the yugoloth. Drawing a number of mezzoloths about him with taunts and shouts, Prannith leapt off the highest surviving tower of the Speculum and wielded great magic for once in his life. He broke the staff as he fell into the horde of mezzoloths unleashing a retributive strike that broke their ranks and killed more than a quarter of their number.

    Spell-Major Josidiah was soon the last Ally standing in defense of the Speculum. As the fell creatures strained to break his magical barriers and overwhelm his position, a beam of light from the night sky wrapped about him. The Artblade hung high aloft, and Josidiah wields the divine empowered (by Mystra and Sehanine it is said) sword and drop the final standing tower, killing all the invaders inside. Josidiah then rides a mighty lightning bolt down in the midst of a mass of enemies, the blast slaying a few and scattering many. With one last two-handed swing of the blade, he stabbed the blade deep into the flagstones of the courtyard, and white flames and magic burned all that remained of the Speculum, including Josidiah himself and his Artblade. »