The Fellhorn Crusades Military Conflict in Pronathea | World Anvil

The Fellhorn Crusades

"They are only barbarians, m'lord. They shall hold no force to oppose us.."
- The Advisor General to the Crest of Kirchwal
  Hailed as possibly the grandest mistake that the Kirchwal empire has ever made, the Fellhorn Crusades lasted less than a month and cost thousands of soldiers their lives.  


The Crusades started with the decision by the Crest to inhabit the island of the Wild Enclave that sits north of the capital of Siren's Port. After the initial deployment was sent to the Wild Enclave, the Crest kept in contact with the ships with a series of sending stone, ensuring that they would know of their success or demise as quickly as possible.   Though there was minor storm damage inflicted en route to the Wild Enclave, the deployment arrived mostly intact. Upon arrival, they found their landing spot unoccupied and set upon to begin construction of barracks and defensive positions to ensure that the landing site would remain intact for other deployments.   Merely a week after their arrival, the would-be crusaders were fired upon by an unseen enemy, with arrows raining from the skies. Only moments after the arrows struck the deployment did their new enemy come storming through their palisade.   The so-called barbarians of the Wild Enclave made swift work of the crusaders, leaving none alive.   A secondary deployment made landfall not two days after the massacre of their initial forces, and upon discovery of this, relayed the fate of those men to the Crest. However, before they could make an attempt to leave the Enclave, they too were struck down by the Kel'ur'ni.   After days of no updates from the forces, the Crest decided against staging another force. They announced the deaths of the thousands of men they had sent to the Wild Enclave and declared that none shall set foot on those lands again on pain of death.
Conflict Type
Battlefield Type
Start Date
Year 750 A.C
Ending Date
Year 750 A.C
Conflict Result
The Fel'ur'ni claimed victory


The Fel'ur'ni


Several hundred plainsriders
Several thousand fighters


No known casualties
Several thousand recorded casualties.


Cessation of assault on their land
To claim the Wild Enclave for themselves


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Jul 25, 2018 06:53

Several hundred killed several thousand? Yikes. What were the numbers like? Low thousands, high hundred, or..?

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Jul 25, 2018 06:57 by Andrew

A good estimate from some of the advisors to the Crest would say upwards of eight hundred Plainsriders defeated over five thousand Kirchwal soldiers.

Jul 25, 2018 08:23 by Michael

Interesting! Always a fan of an underdog situation. I'd love to see maybe something recovered? Perhaps someone was writing a letter home during the siege, abruptly broken off when attacked to give some insight into the minds of the crusaders. Or maybe add a few technical details on the tactics used by the plainsriders that were responsible for the overwhelming ass-kicking they gave the crusaders. Good work!

Jul 25, 2018 09:35 by Andrew

The problem with something recovered is that you have to be there to recover it. The few people who have ventured into the Wild Enclave without dying almost immediately didn't particularly feel like they had time to grab some scrap of paper that's been degrading for over a hundred years. Same premise with the plainsriders, can't tell you what they used if you have no reason to know. This is a compendium of knowledge, after all!

Jul 25, 2018 12:49 by AmazingChi

Ouch, that was brutal and one sided. Oh and that quote, a fine example of "famous last words"...

Jul 25, 2018 13:19 by Andrew

It's the best kind of battle, one with a suddenly appearing enraged foe!