Battle of Menzoberranzan
The year leading up to the battle was a period of small skirmishes and espionage for both sides. The forces of the Ardent, including Alpha Team and Beta Team began much of the early investigation and attacks to stop the plans of House Helvirae, or at the very least delay them whilst the Ardent could organise an offical response. This period of early action from the organisation was spearheaded by Nathxena Fey, who had begun the investigation after she had noticed that members of her own family had started to stray from their traditional worship of Lolth.
House Helvirae, began deals with Fierna to gain power in the early half of 1492 DR. This was followed by the collection of fey artifacts to power a semi-permanent gate spell. This gate would permit Fierna to send her forces directly into Menzoberranzan. Beta Team tracked them through the Feywild and Shadowfell to try to stop them from collecting the necessary parts. Alpha Team was working to deal damage to their supply lines, however all of these efforts became overwhelmed after Fierna took direct action by helping the heads of the house cast the spell with her own magic.
With the forces of the Ardent battered and bruised, they finally convinced the houses of Menzoberranzan still loyal to Lolth to help in a final assult, which would become the Battle of Menzoerranzan.
House Helvirae troops made their way into the streets of the city causing chaos and began targeting points of interest. Their mages began creating smaller gates linked to the main gate, allowing for Fierna's devils to make their way into the city.
The main base of operations for House Helvirae had been located in the south months before by Ardent scouts and spies. This central structure was supported by three other smaller outposts which where providing permanent locations of devil gates.
"There are going to be three strike teams. Alpha Team, you'll head west and follow the road past Lolth's Web. Beta Team, you'll head east through Duthcoim and Eastmyr. I wil lead a force with the loyalists and spies through the centre of the city and hit them where it really hurts."
Beta Team were the first to reach their assigned outpost to the east at Donigarten. They made quick work of the defences there and shut down the operations. They then headed to their safehouse outside Qu'ellaz'orl, and set off their signal flare.
Alpha Team made their way west past Lolth's Web and attacked the outpost to the south. They faced serious resistance and eventually made their way to an outpost just outside the Kyorbblivvin. As they arrived, they saw the flare from Beta Team, entered and set off their own.
The strike team which contained elite loyalist forces and Ardent scouts was lead by Aial Vock Tal. They made their way through the centre of the city, past the Bazaar, and through the bulk of the enemy forces. They faced the heaviest resistance as they attacked their outpost and were the last to reach their outpost to send of their flare.
All three teams eventually made their way to the main base, a tower in Qu'ellarz'orl, where the enemy forces were waiting for them. Aial Vock Tal's team and Alpha Team created a distraction for Beta Team to make their way into the tower. Beta Team defeated the forces and traps to reach the top where Alpha Team joined them in a fierce battle to capture Talraena Helvirae. Once Talraena was in custody, the portal was quickly disabled and most of the Helvirae surrendered.