During the Cleansing of the Territories, the crown was used as a supply depot and jumping-off point for some expeditions.
There were two routes up into The Crown.
The first was by the main road, a zig-zagging wau up the tail and over the back of the mountain, with many gates and chokepoints along the way. Accounting for docking, unloading, reloading, and navigating up the trails, that was almost a full day's worth of daylight.
The other way, which Anzon was proud about, was a series of kinetic ladders dotted up the cliffside. He placed his hand on a plaque set into the foot of the cliff, and pulsed a simple spell into it. Within an instant he felt himself lifted by unseen hands and shot upwards, carried up and around the formations until he was standing on another ledge with several more, including one with a question.
To be Malisyk is to have the urge to consume until the shell is hollow, the plaque read. What do we consume the most?
Anzon placed his hand on the option for the self, and again shot upwards. One wrong answer and he'd be diverted inwards into downwards-angled narrow tunnels too small to even crouch in. He would be stuck there until someone salvaged him. During a siege, they could all be changed to carry someone up to the top of the cliff before shooting them out over the ice at breakneck speeds.
He reached the top in just a few minutes and looked down, he could barely even spot them from up here, same as down on the ice.
18988: Cortica, in an effort to weaken Sathiid control, sieges and takes Anzon's Crown.
19468: Eiuka brokers with Cortica, using Aempian money, to take over Anzon's Crown.
19630: Aempis bombs the Crown, ending its influence.
19599: The Crown sees brief, intermittent use as an exploration basecamp.