Band of Battlehammers
Warlord Thrull leads the largest orc uprising in history.
North of the Moonsea, south of the wilds of Thar, the town of Melvaunt was distracted by infighting. The large orc armies from the wilds of Thar, emboldened by their new Warlord Thrull, swept into Melvaunt, taking the defenseless town in just a couple weeks.
The Elven Court offered no help of course, and watched unconcerned from the far side of the Moonsea as orc territory grew, unthreatened due to the natural border formed by the sea.
Zhentil Keep remained “neutral”, feigning concern over the “growing orc menace” and bolstering their forces, but had already cut a deal with the orcs. In exchange for control of thier rival city Mulmaster, Zhentil Keep would form the western border of the new orc empire.
The attack and victory had come so swiftly, no one noticed the majority of Thrull’s forces had been moving through Bloodstone Pass. By the time they claimed Ironfang Keep, the new base for Warlord Thrull’s dominion, it was too late for Mulmaster to do anything, and they were just as quickly overwhelmed as Melvaunt.
Finally with threats closing in, the elves of the Elven Court Gathered to meet the orcs in battle to the east in the Flooded Forest. They were surprised by both Zhentil’s forces approaching from teh west, and the great green dragon Vanthavaxxus, who burst forth from the Moonsea, allied with the orc armies. The Elven Court did not fall as swiftly as the rest, but it fell none the less.