Battle of the Bloody Road

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Battle of the Bloody Road
Part of the Third Crusade
Battle of the Bloody Road.jpg
Battle of the Bloody Road, 1638
Date: 4th of the Grand Harvest, 1638
Location: Adelburg, Oren
Result: Decisive Norlandic Victory
Followed by: Battle of Rochdale
Holy Orenian Empire and Allies:
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Empire
Haense Arms.png Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska
reiter.png The Reiters
Kingdom of Norland and Allies
norland.png Kingdom of Norland
Santegia-Haria Greater Arms.png Kingdom of Santegia
Kaz'Ulrah.png Kingdom of Kaz'Ulrah
warhawk.png Warhawke Chiefdom
KRUGMARFLAG.png War Nation of Krugmar
Commanders and leaders
Holy Orenian Empire and Allies:
imperialorenia.png Adalwulf Horen
Norland and Allies:
norland.png Javier I, King of Norland
Santegia-Haria Greater Arms.png Leo, King of Santegia
warhawk.png Prince Erolas Ba’ikana
Kaz'Ulrah.png Verthaik II Frostbeard, High King of Kaz'Ulrah
Holy Orenian Empire and Allies:
3,500 Imperial Conscripts, 2,000 Mercenaries
Kingdom of Norland and Allies:
8,000 Infantry, 1,500 Cavalry
Holy Orenian Empire and Allies:
~2,500 Dead or missing
Kingdom of Norland and Allies
~1,000 Dead of missing

The Battle of the Bloody Road of 1638 (Dwarven: Krazdan Hohekk Ardolum) was the opening battle of the Third Crusade, in which the Coalition Forces, led by the King Javier Ruric and his son Jevan Ruric engaged in combat with the Orenian Conscripts; a decisive victory for the Coalition forces.


As the opening act of the Third Crusade, the conflict was sparked by hostilities of the Imperial forces for when they sacked Seahelm, Javier, after helping Kingdom of Kaz'Ulrah conquer the Grand Kingdom of Urguan, deciding that it was time for Norland to finally get its revenge, He rallied the Ruricguard in Vjorhelm, summoning all Coalition leaders to march their armies to the island of the Krag, once all the Coalition forces were assembled, Javier marched his men towards Adelburg, only to be met on the road by the Imperial army.


Javier set his men into formation, Norland and Kaz'Ulrah forming a shield wall in front of the Santegian archers, alongside any other archers the other Kingdoms rallied, the Orcs and Dwarves were to attack Oren from the right and left flank with their massive amount of Cavalry, Warhawkes were to stand behind the Santegian archers, ready to defend the archers if the Empire was to ever get through. A group of Orenian mercenaries pushed out all of their heavily armored soldiers, only to be met with a barrage of arrows, quickly being shot down, the Orc and Dwarves charged into the Imperial army, cutting through them quickly, forcing a large sum of the Imperial Soldiers to run down towards where the Dwarf and Norlandic Shield wall was, Adalwulf ordered his men to charge right into the Dwarven and Norlandic shield wall in an attempt to break it and take out the archers, the imperial soldiers hesitate for a moment, before charging into the Shield wall, quickly being cut down by the Norland and Kaz'Ulrah soldiers. The Coalition armies say the battle was over in only a few minutes.


The forces of the Coalition came out victorious, destroying the Imperial army. The commander of the Black Guard, Adalwulf somehow managed to get away alongside a small Regiment of Imperial Soldiers, fleeing to Haense. Javier continued to march the coalition armies onto Adelburg - halting his army's advance, however, upon hearing the news of the city's capture by Lord Canonius.