• 708 DR [Year of Bound Evils]
  • Three nycaloths (Aulmpiter, Malimshaer, and Gaulguth) escape their dimensional pocket prison that floats invisibly high above Cormanthyr. Their freedom depends on a "red dragon that never held malice or greed in its heart over the coronal's throne". As Saeval Ammath and his adopted dragon-mount Garnetallisar flyabove Myth Drannor, they weaken the dimensional prison enough for the nycoloths to escape.

    The Khov'Anilessa (as the elves called them, or the Trio Nefarious) were also aided by the summoning rituals being performed (poorly) by a flind shaman for to the north, above the Dragon Sea, and they traveled to it immediately upon breaking their prison, so none knew of thier breakout. Despite the beliefs of the flind shaman, the fiends were free of anyone's control. »

  • 709 DR [Year of the Earnest Oaths]
  • The three freed nycoloths (Khov'Anilessa or Trio Nefarious, Aulmpiter, Malimshaer, and Gaulguth) slay their flind "summoner" and spend the next twenty nine months drawing together their forces amid the mountains and hills north of the Dragon Sea (including summoning servant yugoloths). In all, thier army consists of orcs, ogres, bugbears, hobgoblins, gnolls, flinds, trolls and an ever growing assortment of lesser yugoloths. »

  • 712 DR [Year of the Lost Lance]
  • Hammer 25 Twilight's Falling (Weeping War: Campaign #2)
    A.K.A.: "The Harp Falls Still"; Lady Steel's Last Clash; The Last Scepter War (by schoolars of Hlondath and Neteril); The Two Marches' Terror; "Six Survived under Each Star of Seven"
    Little conclusive information is available on this battle outside of hidden lore kept secret among the modern Harpers. Like many of the activities of the Harpers at Twilight, their victories went unlauded, their losses unmourned. This was the first of two public battles that recorded the Harpers and their good deeds for posterity, though both are tinged with great tragedy. It is believed that the impetus of this battle sprang from the lich Laummas' search for elf magic (a quest that was embraced by Malimshaer and his mezzoloths later).

    While the forces of darkness collected two marches of gnolls and flinds from the Army of Darkness under their new ally the lich (and newly made Major) Laummas, the Harpers at Twilight and some remnants of the slyvan tribes decimated by the Army's advance numbered only a total of a few hundred. For four days, the vastly outnumbered forces held their ground against the Army using their magic and woodcraft, keeping pitched battles limited to skirmishes among small groups (though the Harpers were almost always outnumbered five or more to one). While they almost always won, the Army's victories were not decisive and the Harpers well hidden.

    Much of the Harpers' strategies fell to small groups of spies infiltrating the Army's camp to sabotage supplies and cause disarray among temperamental gnolls and flinds. When Laummas or his traitor-associate Nezras were on the field, the Harpers' magic proved the lesser, and often their own dead would be animated against them. At dusk of the fourth day of battle, Laummas fell before the furious swordplay and spellcraft of Lady Dathlue Mistwinter, the Lady Steel and the Harpers' leader. Emboldened by the death of Laummas, Lady Steel pressed on despite her fatigue and reduced spells and meeting her death soon after from Nezras' spells and her drawing-and-quartering by the animated remains of her own Harper troops. At least in death, her pre-set spells claimed the lives of more than three parties of gnolls. Enraged by Lady Steel's death, the last 90 Harpers forged a charge that cost the enemy over 500 more troops. Unfortunately, rage is a motivator, not a strategic plan. The charge left the final Harpers trapped in the midst of three full squadrons of bloodthirsty gnolls.

    The Harpers battled on, accepting their deaths heroically and united in a strong battle song that sustained them while half of their number fell. Only the chance appearance of a woman spellcaster, upon the low hillock known as Jalmyra's Mound, saved even a few of the overwhelmed Harpers toward the dawn of the fifth day. While she apparently spoke only once when not casting spells of awe-inspiring destruction and power, the wild-haired woman bid the 42 survivors "Flee, lest the Harp be stilled before its tune is done. Seek out those Chosen of Seven Stars, and they shall guide you. I shall hold guard, now and always." Harpers and many bards have since taken to calling her "Darkeyes", Jalmyra's Mage", "the Harper-Mage", Lady Star", or "The Savior of the Harp". Some priests of Mystra insist this was a manifestation or avatar of Mystra, perhaps even her mysterious alias as Myrjala Darkeyes, though no being alive today can confirm this theory. In fact, of the few accounts heard, elves saw an elf save them, while humans saw a human female, thus adding to the confusion about her identity. Regardless of her true identity, her spells (some said to be on par with those of the High Mages) destroyed more than half the remaining forces of darkness and sent them into panicked retreat.

    This event lasts until Hammer 29, 712.

    Other deaths include Ruehar Oakstaff and Major Tlaak (a flind chieftain). »

  • Midsummer The Forest's Fangs (Weeping War: Campaign #4)
    A.K.A.: The Slingwar; Pipeweed's Mettle
    This battle, while hardly considered a major conflict by the elves or the war in general, is of interest as the sole conflict where no allies were lost but the Army of Darkness suffered setbacks. The allies were four groups of halfling scouts, armed merely with slings, spears, and trip wires. Attacking from under cover, they managed to harass and slay over four entire squadrons of ogres and orcs and another march of mezzoloths and flinds! Even more amazing than their lack of casualties was the fact that the Army of Darkness never once uncovered their enemy, which excelled at fighting from among the branches and from underbrush!

    This event lasts until Elesias 2, 712. »

  • Uktar 6 The First Greenwing War (Weeping War: Campaign #5)
    A.K.A.: Eclipse of the Monarch
    The spelljamming ship Monarch Mordent engages the Army of Darkness. It's presence brings victory for the Allies, and causes the death of the Shadowshowl flind tribe and the Snowblooding orc tribe. However, the First Copse of Khaalindaan is also all killed.

    This event lasts until Uktar 9, 712 DR. »

  • 714 DR [Year of Doom]
  • Alturiak 22 Wyvern's Crest (Weeping War: Campaign #10)
    A.K.A.: The Sevenspears, The Barbed Spears of Wolmue's march, the Routing of Wolmuc's march
    The Allies find victory in this battle, as it sees the death of Wolmuc, the flind chieftain. »

  • Kythorn 23 The Mythalashing (Weeping War: Campaign: #12)
    A.K.A.: Battle of Lightnings' Kin, Fall of the Flind King
    The Army of Darkness gains victory in this battle. This battle sees the death of Euchoe Songolden (last elder elf mage of the city) and Captain Cyrukkis ("the Flind King"). »

  • 1298 DR [Year of the Pointed Bone]
  • The Book of Fangs and Talons appears in Elversult where Malarites hold an open conclave to plan their dispositions in the lands north of Amn, east of Iriaebor, and west of Vaasa. The book is featured as a holy object in many rituals during the long tenday gathering. It is known to have been taken north by a certain Onglukh Neirim, who styled himself the "Holy Stalker of Malar". Onglukh set about breeding great cats and other rare, large predators in secret near the Border Forest, feeding them on orcs, flinds, and ogres (whose decline in the area dates from this time). »