The Clock Strikes 12
Battle of Briarville
The Battle of Briarville has been denoted by the historians of Alloria as the official ending of the Time of Trials. In total, over 1,500 Allorian and Aellian soldiers were killed, but were able to fend off over 2,000 creatures of the Dark Army, under the control of a mind-bending creature called an Aboleth, which was claimed to have originated in the deepest part of the Eastern Sea.
While other battles against the Dark Army were fought by the combined forces of Alloria and Ael Llaen, this battle is generally considered to be the most decisive – primarily due to the heroic actions of a few very notable legendary heroes and the overwhelming power of The Black Legion, whose true power became known when they suddenly brought forth a force of over 800 darkly clad soldiers which had previously been unknown to either of the allied nations.
The major heroes of this battle, around whom the most significant and widely-known stories revolve, are:
F-CDR Erik Edwards – known for his heroic charge into battle at the head of the cavalry
W-CDR Vistelle Ihlestrielle – known for rising above her rank to direct the skyguard
Duar Lythaneon – an Elven wizard, who rained fire down on the Dark Army until he collapsed of exhaustion