The War for the Western Heartlands

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The War for the Western Heartlands

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The Current State of the War - 22nd Mirtul 1358

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The war between the Lords Alliance and Darkhold starts to show its consequences further away from the walls of Darkhold Vale. While the joined forces of Elturel, Berdusk and Iriaebor lay siege against Darkhold, sparks of conflict start close to their homelands.

The Zhentarim attacks farmlands and supply lines avoiding conflict with the Lords Alliance's main armies, showing no mercy for the innocents involved. An expeditionary force of at least one thousand soldiers was spotted north from Triel, moving to the south east.

Some foul ritual was completed in the farming areas close to Berdusk and Iriaebor, destroying miles and miles of fertile land with an unnatural and violent weather.

The Black Dragon that destroyed the Alliance's woodcutting operation in the Reaching Woods attacked once again to destroy the bridge on the River Reaching, south west from Hill's Edge.

It seems that Drow raiding parties have been spotted attacking the farmlands around Triel and Elturel as well.

The cities of the Alliance mobilitate more soldiers to defend the farmlands and supply caravans, meanwhile up to the north, the sieging army shows no immediate interest in attacking the enemy's walls. It seems that Lord Dhelt wants to test Darkhold's resilience and food reserves before making his move.
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No Evil shall remain Unchallenged - 25th Mirtul 1358

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As the news spread of the violent and merciless attacks on the farms and caravans of the Lords Alliance, many more join the war to defend the innocents.

It is said that reputable adventuring groups are being hired in all the cities and towns of the Western Heartlands to help the Lords Alliance defend their caravans and farming communities.

Many seem to join as volunteers, priests, paladins and do gooders from the region gather to offer their swords. Disgusted and saddened by the recent atrocities.

The Church of Chauntea makes itself particularly vocal about the loss of so many innocent farmers with their families, and the consequent destruction of their precious and bountiful lands. Meanwhile, the Church of Tempus declares its profound disgust for the recent display of so called dishonourable warfare and tactics aimed to target the weak and defenseless.

With the aid of many, the Alliance prepares to defend itself from any further attacks and raids.
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The Zhentarim shows its Fangs - 6th Kythorn 1358

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The Zhentarim's Expeditionary forces marches into the Reaching Woods.

A couple of nights afterwards the farms between Scornubel and Triel are raided by soldiers and beasts. Rumours talk of drow fighting alongside the Zhentilar as well as werewolves.

The area becomes the theatre of relatively frequent skirmishes between the Lords Alliance and the Zhentilars.

While the countryside is obviously being affected by these attacks, this time the Lords Alliance seems to answer these raids more readily and effectively. Even so, it seems that the Zhentarim's main strategy is to avoid losses and they swiftly disengage from any battle that might cost them too many troops.
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