Lord Harshion was born a poor commoner in the lands of Hispania thus making him a commoner of non-noble desent. Lord Harshion would lose all of his siblings, and both of his parents during the Fall of Hispania, and only he was able to escape to the safety northward. Lord Harshion has become the most important commander in the army of Kevin Zegars army, and he has become twisted in the gifts he has been given by Slanaash.
Lord Harshion would be born within the Hispanic capital of Castille where he was a commoner of non-noble descent but apparently had a happy childhood as he rejects this as a reason for why he became what he became in following Kevin Zegars. Lord Harshion would flee Hispania with his older brother eventually making there way to Dresdan where they spent several years living within the walls of Dresdan where they formed a small criminal group which eventually became a Knightly Order known as the Knights of Castille. Lord Harshion would take part in the Second Arnor War when he joined Kevin Zegars in attacking the Arnorians and during this fight Lord Harshion would capture hundreds of people north of Frostmore in raids, and send them back to Fort Valeria in chains where they awaited a fate worse then death.
Lord Harshion would be born within the Hispanic capital of Castille where he was a commoner of non-noble descent but apparently had a happy childhood as he rejects this as a reason for why he became what he became in following Kevin Zegars.
Lord Harshion would flee Hispania with his older brother eventually making there way to Dresdan where they spent several years living within the walls of Dresdan where they formed a small criminal group which eventually became a Knightly Order known as the Knights of Castille.
Valerian Peasent Revolt
Main Article : Valerian Peasent Revolt of 5122
| Valerian Peasent Revolt|
We are filled with traitors. Surrounded by the men who murdered our mother, and father.
Following this news Leighton Zegers visits the capital of the Kingdom of Trasnet and its massive Trasnet Castle with her brother Scotty, his wife and children, and sister Emily of whom are to meet with the king of Trasnet in the form of King Albert Tonminton and his court about the rumors of the court of Trasnet supporting rebels in the Empire of Valeria. The King is shown to be a very kind man of whom without outright admitting his involvement admits to supporting the rebels but will stop if Scotty will promise that the food rationing put in place by his father will be stopped. Scotty understands the logic of what he says and the two agree that when he returns he will put an end to the rationing through whatever means necessary. During this meeting they are also introduced to Larenic Ornris of whom is the Numenorian Chancellor of the Kingdom of Trasnet and is shown to be just as kind a man as the King but also speaks more harshly of the situation then the king also bringing up the plight of the Atlantians in the Kingdom of Valeria to the north. With the negotiations over Scotty Zegars and his wife and children are escorted by the King into the gardens of Trasnet, and while at first wishing to go and see them Leighton sees several youth around the same age as her and leaves her brother and sister to go and meet them. Meeting the other youth she learns they are the two younger children of the King of Trasnet in the form of Edmund, and Triss Tonminton and the three spend hours together playing until finally she is found by her older sister Emily of whom brings her back to the group as they are going to head home. The chapter ends with Leighton riding with her family and looking back at the city and seeing Edmund, and Triss waving to her from the walls of the might fortress.
Death of the Emperor
In the days leading up to the murder of the Emperor, and his wife the Empire of Valeria underwent serious riots due to the fact that the emperor was withholding large amount of food, and charging more and more taxes to pay for his expensive hobbies. This was quickly devolving into street warfare which Scotty was placed in charge of putting down due to his father's love for him. Scotty dealt with the rioters brutally in that he basically instigated a curfew which if broke you were deemed to be a traitor to the Kingdom. When this heavy hand didn't stop the day time riots he brought the elite palace gaurd of Munchen to the fray and massacred a crowd of two hundred people rioting at the local market. This massacre was the last straw and the rioters launched themselves into a frenzy in which brought them to the steps of the palace. There were so many rioters that the forces under Scotty's command were not enough to hold them back so they begin breaking inside the palace itself. During this chaotic time the rioters managed to get inside the throne room of Trance Zegers and proceeded to cut his head off and carry his lifeless body through the streets.
Second Arnor War
Main Article : Second Arnor War
| Second Arnor War|
This right here is a line. If you cross that line my friend we are going to have issues. Stay away from Arnor. Leave it to its own devises and our two nations can have peace...If you threaten them, then I'm going to threaten you....It is that simple.
| Valerian Invasion of Arnor|
The Valerians have sacked the west. The prince is dead. The Empire is flooding the east.
Valerian Invasion of Arnor
Main Article : Valerian Invasion of Arnor
Following the succesful coup of Kein Zegars against his brother Scott Zegers the Empire of Valeria had become a hotbed of chaos activity that was only resisted by his sister Leighton Zegers of whom was leading the Free Army of Valeria against the chaos forces of her brother. Kein would draw hundreds of chaos knights to him from all across central Europe, all of whom brought with them hundreds upon thousands of cultists of which swelled his forces in Valeria to the point he begin plotting his next move. Of the five kingdoms that made up of the Valerian Empire there was only two that were out of his control in the form of the Republic of Frenlick, and the Kingdom of Trasnet and while this was worrying it was still a very positive time for him but instead of feeling secure he would instead he became paranoid and fearful of rebellion against him. This paranoia would be fed by the Councillors around him of whom fed him false information that he was being laughed at by the Republicans of Frenlick about his embarrassment at the hands of Chris Hemsworth so many years previously. Believing he was never going to be respected and loved until he had gotten his revenge Kevin would begin open hostilities against the already overstretched forces of Arnor. Bringing with him an army of his forces he begin wiping out small villages and farms all across western Arnor, and from these acts he would instigate the army of Loust into fighting him on the field of battle.
Massacre at Yein
Main Article : Massacre at Yein
The city of Loust was led by the experienced commander Dur-Arnet Hartas of whom led some ten thousand troops onto the field against the army of Kevin Zegars of whom had some where around four thousand but many thousand were cultists and ill equipped. This force of Loust was nearly half the entire forces that Arnet could bring to bear and hearing about the scale of the attack he had decided quickly to not take the attack lightly. The two forces met near the village of Yein, and Arnet would deploy his forces in a standard defensive posture and waited for the forces of Kevin to come to him. Kevin though was now answering to a higher voice, and the night before the battle hundreds of captured farmers, and villagers were sacrificed to Slanaash, and this led to the summoning of dozens of monstrous demons, and thousands of smaller demons. These demons moved at the front of the army, and the forces of Arnor awoke to horns alerting them to the coming attack. The demons hit the army of Arnet with a ferocity that was unseen among mortals, and fear struck them as they fought monsters from their nightmares. The demons ran rampant killing dozens of Arnor soldiers for very one of them that fell, and then what little moral remained in the Arnor forces collapsed when N'kari a keeper of Secrets massacred the entire command regiment of the army and nearly ripped Arnet to pieces before he was taken from the field by his son. What little remained of the army attempted to retreat but the majority of the army was massacred trying to retreat by the mortal forces led by Kevin of whom had moved in behind the army to complete the destruction.
Nearly the entire army of Loust that had left the town was massacred but small groups managed to flee the field including Arnet Hartas and his son Grehlion Hartas of whom found themselves unable to move towards Loust and instead moved northward. Finding themselves crossing the border of Arnor into the Kingdom of Trasnet they would be caught during the night by a border guard force of Trasnet of whom took the commander and his son back to the capital of Trasnet. Following the defeat of the Loust forces at the Masacre at Yein it was Olivia Hartas who watched as her uncle Teri-Voust Hartas III. took command of House Hartas with her father and brother both believed to be dead, and despite offering him advise she was ignored and her uncle would plan a defense of Loust which was not aligned with what Olivia would have done.
Word filtered back to eastern Arnor about the invasion through the words of the few survivors of the massacre, and through this they came to understand the consequences of what was going on. The men who returned spoke stories of demons, and monsters among the enemy, but this was taken as madness by the leadership of Loust so they never sent this information eastward towards Fornost. The King of Arnor in Jonas Hemsworth by this point was clinging to life, and thus Chris Hemsworth took control of the situation and decided very quickly that he would lead a large force west to deal with the monsters. Chris would raise some sixty thousand troops of whom he gathered within two weeks and was marching on Loust with all speed. Another army from Frostmore was assembled, but it was forced away from the conflict by the harassment of Lord Harshion the most senior Lord of Kevin's forces. Lord Harshion would capture hundreds of people north of Frostmore in raids, and send them back to Fort Valeria in chains where they awaited a fate worse then death. Whenever the army of Frostmore led by Sif Hemsworth attempted to engage him he simply vanished into the forests, and escaped the chase. While he was raising the army, and marching the forces of Kevin had besieged the city of Loust of whom was completely cut off from assistance. Kevin by this point had swelled his army to some ten thousand mortals, and nearly twenty thousand demons. His demonic army swelled as he massacred all the villages, and farms east of Loust that had thought themselves safe from the threat. So by the time that Chris was assembled the forces of Kevin numbered nearly fifty thousand of many different kinds of troops. The Demonic army maintained the siege of Loust while Kevin and his mortal forces ran around the Loust province killing and plundering the entire area in the name of Slanaash.
Battle of Loust
Main Article : Battle of LoustWhen Chris Hemsworth arrives at the besieged town of Loust he is horrified to see a massive army of Chaos demons surrounding the city instead of the normal military of Valerians that he assumed were attacking the city. Chris would fight a pitched battle now called the Battle of Loust where he and Kevin Zegars fought on the southern outskirts of the city. As Chris led his forces into the Battle he was forced to deal with the two different armies of Valeria and he chose to attack the demons first believing them the greater threat. After making early success against the demons, his lines begin to crumble as the army of Kevin smashed into them, and Chris was forced to move against the smaller army of Kevin while the main force continued to fight the demons off the walls. As the melee continued once again the tide turned when N'kari the Greater Demon defeated Chris's second in command in a duel, and routed his squad of cavalry. Causing a panic the retreat of his cavalry and the seemingly invincible nature of the demon meant the infantry around the fight begin retreating causing near mass panic. Chris attempted to sway the retreat but quickly discovered his army in near full retreat. Is-Rillion Vensworth who pointed at the massive demon that was butchering their troops and asking her to follow him she did but with great fear and together the two confronted the demon N'kari. After several minutes of fighting the demon knocked Hermione to the ground and without her magi support Rillion was destroyed by the Fade as it overwhelmed him sucking him inside the fade itself, but Hermione overcome with rage at his death got back to her feet and fought against the demon. As the two fought to a standstill Hermione Granger talked with the demon who revealed herself as a titan named N'kari and as they fought and talked Hermione was painfully aware that the Arnor forces around her had all but collapsed and eventually she became surrounded by demons and mortal cultists and as they pushed in on her she released her guards sundering the ground around her killing hundreds of cultists and demons but knocking herself out. Hermione would wake tied to a tree with a man sitting on a stool beside her who told her that she was a hostage and the man revealed himself to be a Dark Magi in the service of Keven Zegars in the form of Kieth Schwartz and the two talked briefly before she was shocked to see Kevin Zegers the man that Christoph had come to stop come towards her. Kevin wanted to have her executed but for some reason Kieth Schwartz lied to Kevin telling him that she was a member of the Circle of Magi and could be trusted. Saving her life the two would talk, and Kieth told her that he did this because Bill had told him that she was worthy of protection, and it was his best friends final command to him.
Despite the battle being lost he moved his royal guard forward and went towards the position of Kevin Zegars hoping to end the war in one fight. Kevin had moved into a ruined farmhouse, and Chris and his guard crashed their way into the farm killing their way through the guards of Kevin. Kevin seeing Chris entering the house laughed before turning around showing Chris the now nearly demonic form of Kevin. Realizing in that moment his mistake, Chris still attempted to fight Kevin but was quickly overwhelmed by the mutated version of Kevin Zegars. Chris was taken hold of by the remaining knights of Kevin and brought to kneel before Kevin, where Kevin forced terrible images of Natalie and her coming death into Chris's mind. As he screamed in agony Kevin used his demonic gifts to destroy Chris's mind, and as this continued Chris slumped to the floor in pain but Kevin released him before he died. Reveling in the pain he was causing Chris he grew overconfident and didn't notice one of Chris's guards lay nearly dead near Chris's broken form. Realizing the fate that awaited his master, the guardsmen threw a sword to Chris who jumped towards Kevin stabbing him through the chest. As he pushed the sword deeper trying to finish Kevin he felt the sword go limp in his hands as he felt the sword pierce his heart and looked down to see Kevin had stabbed him with his own sword. Chris fought to stay alive hoping to see Kevin die, but was shocked when Kevin simply pulled the sword from his chest, and his wound healed nearly in front of Chris's eyes. Chris's death shocked Arnor, and the demoralized army of Arnor could do nothing to help as Loust was sacked and completely wiped out by Kevin and his chaos forces. Chris's body was cut into hundreds of pieces and sent to Fornost as a final insult to the honorable heir to Arnor.
| The Fall of Arnor|
You told me about lines. I didnt want to cross the line. But here were are.
Austrian Invasion of Arnor
Battle of Krost
Main Article : Battle of Krost
As the Empire invaded southward into Arnor the fortress of Krost was one of the areas they planned specifically against, and they would bring heavy artillery against the fort, alongside some ten thousand men at arms and two thousand knights would be sent under the command of Deiter Stroh of whom was a seasoned commander of whom was well aware of the skill of Liam and wasn't going to walk into a defeat as many previously had. Liam organized his defenses knowing they had to damage the artillery as best they could in the beginning or else their defenses would be greatly weakened, and for this he would array dozens of skirmishers in the trees before the army of the Empire was marching, and in the gaps large pits were constructed that would collapse when the siege machines passed over them. Deiter Stroh weakened much of this plan when he marched irregular troops first, and was well prepared for ambush from the trees and because of this the Arnorian skirmishers were heavily damaged and did little damage to the Empire army. The pits though were a different matter and they would destory upwards of half the siege machines in the Empire army while heavily delaying them as well as they filled them in so that they could keep moving.
Fall of Fornost
Main Article : Battle of Fornost
Marcel Lovie II. would lead the army of the Kingdom of Lucerne into the Second Arnor War as the vangaurd of the larger force that was being gathered by William Lovie III. Travelling through the lands of the Kingdom of Stor they used the tunnels of the Dwarves of Dun Garek in order to reach the besieged land, and they were joined by several hundred Dwarves of whom remained behind in Frostmore instead of heading to Fornost. Marcel Lovie II. would arrive to find the city completely surrounded by the forces of Austria and in this way he moved into the surrounding forest and awaited darkness.
Using the night as an ally he was able to get very close to the Empire army before they knew what was happening, and ambushing them while most of the army was either asleep or facing the wrong direction a brutal melee ensued. Marcel and Fredrick Clegane would cut their way through the army of the Empire with their personal elite gaurd and find the command structure of the army and Marcel defeated Driam taking him prisoner. With the defeat of Driam Troy the rest of the forces begin surrending, and Marcel would quickly send the prisoners southward towards Frostmore while he took Driam Troy into Fornost where his additional forces allowed Fornost to hold against the siegers all around them.
With the capture of Driam Troy Marcel and the other commanders attempted to use diplomacy to push The Empire back, but discovered none of their attempts were met by even communication. Realizing there would be no end to this fight and it would be fought to the last drop of blood Sif Hemsworth, and Marcel would come to the conclusion that they needed to hold at Frostmore where the defences were greater. Due to this plan Marcel would be influencial in keeping the royal family of House Hemsworth alive after he made them aware of the fact that the Empire forces had made threats of what would happen if they captured the members of House Hemsworth. The siege of Fornost would become even more dire and potentially disasterous when the illusive Priam Troy would arrive with a larger army and a clear thought of defeating Fornost through whatever means neccessary. With the knowldge that the city was going to fall he would lead his forces and some of the defending Arnor forces out of the doomed city and prepare to move to Frostmore where they would make their last stand. Marcel would do his best to console his cousin Natalie but was unable to convinse her to hide, and because of this he was forced to sadly say goodbye to his cousin who was so brave, and took Britney, and Lucie Lovie with him out of the city and southward towards Frostmore. Inside Fornost the defenders led by Sif Hemsworth remained resolute in dying in defence of the city, and they held the walls to the last man as the siegers led by Priam Troy broke through the walls in several areas. Charging through the gaps in the walls the defenders would initially attempt to hold the gaps, but overwhelming numbers forced them to retreat back to the keeps that lay within the city, and defend themselves from there. Falling one by one the keeps and strongpoints were no match for the unending armies of Austria, and thus the final stand was made at the Royal Fornost Palace.
Priam Troy stood with the army for the first time demanding for Driam Troy's return but Sif Hemsworth laughed at him from the walls lying that Driam was dead, and that only his body would be discovered by the Teutons. Priam instead of ordering the storming of the keep would bring forth catapults and ordered dead cows fired into the palace grounds and did this the entire day causing disease to spread amongs the Atlantians. As the Palace grounds were bombarded with disease the rest of the city was pacified and the many nobles unable to retreat southward were taken into their control, including several members of House Hemsworth. As the defenders of the palace died in their dozens Priam begin firing burning oil into the palace and so few were the gaurds that they were unable to combat the fire and it spread horribly throughout killing the remainder of the defenders. Sif Hemsworth and a handful of defenders opened the Palace gates and attempted to meet their end in honorable combat, but Priam Troy would fire on them with archers, and crossbowmen killing them before this could happen.
Britney Turns Away
As the army of Marcel Lovie retreated southward it was still filled with several thousand troops of the Order of the Black Numenorians led by Britney Hemsworth, and it would be this force that would dramatically change the outcome of the Battle of Frostmore. As they approached Frostmore she would be alerted by one her agents using one of the Magi Stones of Lucerne that the region of Lorderon had gone up in flame after discovering that Arthas Menathil was a chaos servent and was heading north with an army now no longer aligned with Lucerne. Realizing that no reinforcements were incoming she knew the fate of Arnor was sealed, but she also knew she needed time to get away, and thus she ordered her forces to sneak eastward during the night as they camped. Not alerting Marcel to the betrayal of Arthas Marcel was shocked in the morning when a quarter of his army was gone, but had no choice but to continue on to Frostmore. Britney took the entirety of her force as well as draining some of the defenses of Frostmore and traveled eastward before traveling southward into Dun Garek where she and Lucie bid goodbye to Arnor and made their way southward to new horizons.
Arthas Moves North
Last Stand of Marcel Lovie
As Marcel planned the defences of Frostmore alongside others he was horrified when the banners of the Empire of Valeria begin appearing on the western front, while The Empire's banners also begin appearing on the northern side of the fortress. Marcel upon all of these changes would make top priorty be the surival of as many of the Arnorian people as he could and they flooded southward into Dun Garek in increasing numbers as Frostmore turned into the last bastion of Arnor outside of Talheim. As the southern exit from Frostmore begin to be shut by the Valerians the remaining people inside Frostmore were forced to accept that they may be doomed, and Marcel did his best to quell the fear in the city, but it was as fear hit them that the Valerians struck against the western walls. The Valerians struck with hundreds of cultists, and more terrifying a few thousand demons struck the western walls and broke the moral of the defenders until Fredrick Clegane rallied them when he killed a larger demon. As the defenders rallied Fredick was struck by a black arrow killing him just as Marcel Lovie arrived to congratulate him on his turning of the tide. The defenders wanted to break and pull back but Marcel fought side by side on the western wall and held it for a time. During this desperate last defence while defending against cultists climbing up ladders it was Reingard Highdor that would be stabbed and slashed leaving his one arm gone and bleeding terribly from a wound to his stomach. Realizing that he needed help quickly or he would die it was Marcel that took him inside the tower they were defending and after telling Reingard that he would go and get a healer for him they both heard the fighting outside intensifying and opening the door saw the wall was falling. Realizing the situation Reingard would demand that Marcel leave and save the city over just him, and both crying they said goodbye as Marcel locked the tower door behind him leaving Reingard to bleed out in the tower.
Marcel would arrange his forces into Frostmore following this because he was sent ravens by Arthas Menathil that his forces were incoming, and that he should remain there as the entire Lucernian army was only days away. As Frostmore was surrounded Marcel was confused as to where the relief was, but remained rresolute in following what he had been told, and for this reason he didn't retreat from Frostmore. The Valerians finally broke inside the walls, and he was told that The Empire forces had disaspeared from the north heading northward, and thus renewed that perhaps they were retreating in fear of the coming Lucerne army he fought with new passion in the defence of the city. As the city fell he defended the keep to the last, and was defeated in single combat by a Valerian man who had wings sprouting from his body and was just barely alive as he watched the forces of Valeria pull back. Marcel would wake up and find Arthas standing over him, but Arthas had completely given in to Chaos and would kill Marcel before desecrating his body and leaving the city.
Alice Discovers the Truth
While uncousioness the link between her and Marcel leads to her feeling his final moments from his point of view, and after this she wakes telling everyone around her that Marcel is dead.