Prince Krojak of the Cloudbourne
Krojak, son of the Giant King, was blessed with great strength and intellect in battle that was not common amongst the Cloud Giants. Under his leadership, an army began to change the tides of the Giant Wars in favor of the Giants, securing territory that would expand the Kingdom of Giants. His plan was seen as foolproof, the Elves too weak to counter his army, but his plan would fail during the Battle of Krojak's End.
The Giant Wars were little more than skirmishes over territory that amounted to little. For centuries, the Giants and the Elves fought over the border between the Elven Forest and the Neither Tundra, battles occurring and then silence for years. In 3500 IM, this pattern began to change under the leadership of Prince Krojak of the Cloudbourne.
Under the direction of his father, Krojak amassed an army, mainly of Cloud Giants but others joined the ranks as well. Quickly this group became well-known as they forced battles multiple times a month, breaking the ebb and flow of battle the Knights of Yggdrasil had become used to. This army forced an offensive against the northern border of the Elven Forest, pushing the Elves back further than ever before.
Prince Krojak's offensive was the most successful of the Giants' attempts at gaining ground in the Elven Forest. His goal was to push forward and take Yllvalion, a strategic point that would allow his army greater access to the Elven Forest and the "Metallic Council" while still remaining defensible. His efforts were heavily rewarded as village after village, outpost after outpost, fell before him and his army. His march would continue until he met Alaric Ylyndar on the banks of the Eye of Kallex.
The Giant Wars
Battle of Krojak's End
The death of the Giant prince Krojak brought some measure of peace between the Giants and the races of the lands south of the Neither Tundra. The Giant Wars officially ended and no evidence of further conflict has appeared in the millennia since.
Caretakers and others chose to build on the hallowed ground, making sure the upkeep of both the cemetery and fallen sword were not neglected. Soon a village formed, taking the name of Krojak's End.