The Defense of Aerephon

The Patoros horde had amassed outside Aerephon in the Third Era and was preparing to assault the city and wipe out man. Inside the city, King Falwhen was preparing his final defense against the, so far, unstoppable force. He readied a small force of his best men at the main gate and ordered the rest of his men to flank the enemy as they entered the city. He also ordered a few men to prepare burning oil above the gate.

The ensuing battle was a slaughter, first of Falwhen’s men (of whom there were ten left by the end of the battle) and then of the Patoros army as they were flanked, hemmed into the gateway and coated with the burning oil. By the end, the gateway was nothing but blood and burnt corpses and the walls surrounding the gate are still covered with burn marks to this day.

During the fighting, Falwhen lost a hand to a Patoros axe the that cut straight through his shield but he survived the battle and continued to rule until he died of natural causes. His use of a three way attack in the battle earned him the nickname of The Trident King.

The Defense of Aerephon

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