Battle of Irithul Belgrath



Battle of Irithul

Overview
Molthal-Belgrath War of Supremacy 369 A.C. Gate of Irithul Dwarven Victory
Combatants
Molthal Legion
Commanders
Gerra of Molthal, Telemachus, Maho Sparhawk
Strength
~6,000
Casualties
Over 5,000

Prelude

After conquering the fort of Lor Holdram, which guarded one of the great underground tunnels that served as the low-ways into Belgrath, Gerra gathered his legion and stormed through the tunnel, intending to seize the large Gate of Irithul that stood between him and the city of Belgrath proper. A dwarven commander known as Haelen Blacklocks organized resistance along with the mage known as Douglas Haley

Battle

Gerra launched his troops into the tunnel en masse, but this proved a grave mistake. Dwarven ambushes in the dark were frequent and they had laid many traps and cave-ins. The use of dragon-scale shield walls against incoming enemy fire were not as effective and Dwarves armed with cheirosiphons were able to use the hand-pumped weapons to spray liquid fire into the massed heavy infantry, leaving many dead.

Relying on Telemachus to conjure a mighty golem from beyond to break the Gate of Irithul, Gerra hoped only to hold out long enough for Telemachus to complete the summoning. However, something went horribly wrong and the conjuration failed. As a result, the majority of Gerra's forces were slaughtered almost to a man.

Aftermath

The half-giant, fearing the wrath of his father Menalus, fled from the disaster at Belgrath all the way across another continent, until he reached the edge of the western world in Amol-Kalit.

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