The Battle of Shaitan PassEdit
saw Zaza Racoco of Dace crushing the Marju Orda under Gunsukh Khan. Though the Khan was not present, 20,000 of his finest troops, two of his suns, and Tsubokei, his chief warlord, were captured. All of the officers met hideous ends, and 19,000 of the captives were blinded, with the remaining 1,000 being left with their sight to lead the others back to the steppe.
The Battle of Black DayEdit
was the last great battle of "The Heathen Tide," a force of northmen pursued by Zells and their own Genosized countrymen who attempted to invade the Slivers to take refuge from the storm.
This occurred shortly after the Krajini-Clachish war that so devastated the islands, and the Krajini were no match for the invading army. After several decisive defeats, Queen Dahaka I sold her daughter's hand in marriage to the Zellish admiral Vectre Brune in return for his intervention in the invasion.
The "Battle" of Black Day resulted in the sinking of thousands of ships, and the deaths of nearly a million men and women. Accounts of the battle state that the sea itself opened up, and that all of the horrors of the deep emerged to drag the heathens down to the abyss in a sinuous cyclone of tentacles, teeth, and eyes with annular pupils.
The Battle of the Silver RingsEdit
was a famous conflict fought between the Gallians under King Clovis XXIX, who successfully repelled the greatest host ever assembled by the Kaselreich in a battle in the valleys near the Tigurnian/Gallian border on an intensely foggy day. The two armies met while on the march, but neither side could properly use its missile troops, or gunpowder, or even properly see their adversaries, and the battle quickly turned into a chaotic meat-grinder of a melee that resulted in catastrophic losses for each side, including eight princes (three Gallian, five Kamen) nine dukes, and nearly fifty thousand men total. Neither Clovis, nor the Emperor of Kasel Maximilian XVII, were aware that the battle was happening until it was over, because of the poor visibility and confused troops.
The battle is so named because a great many of King Clovis's friends from the Reich died in the battle, as they had been leading the column with the intention of treating with him and discussing terms. Upon hearing of this and fearing for his worthy adversary's peace of mind, the Emperor sent Clovis a silver ring for each friend he had lost, after withdrawing from the country, and peace was discussed soon afterwards.
It is said that Clovis XXIX is buried with a chest of silver rings that weighs almost as much as he does, and a great many grave-robbers still seek his hidden grave to try and steal this bounty.