The Second Blight occurred in 1:5 Divine and lasted 90 years.
Battle of NordbottenEdit
Darkspawn attacked the city of Nordbotten. The people gave a spirited but futile defence, and the entire city was slaughtered. Following this attack, the Grey Wardens managed to get word out about the advancing horde.
Battle of CumberlandEdit
In 1:16 Emperor Kordillus Drakon I of Orlais led his troops to Cumberland, where droves of darkspawn were slain, and many cities saved. Though many years of hardship followed, the tide had begun to turn.
Battle of StarkhavenEdit
In 1:95, the Grey Wardens led a final push against the horde. Orlais stood beside them, led by Emperor Kordillus II, along with the army and mages of the Tevinter Imperium. Both sides suffered heavy losses, but the darkspawn were finally defeated by the Grey Warden, Corin. His mage lover and fellow Warden Neriah sacrificed herself, using her own body to shield Corin from an emissary's bolt. She was slain in an instant, but Corin cut through many darkspawn to plunge his blade into the Archdemon. He too was killed.
While the newly formed Chantry was overshadowed by the Blight, its founder (Kordillus Drakon I) left an impression on the Grey Wardens. Shortly after the fall of Zazikel, the Wardens converted to the Chantry.
Despite the glorious triumph of the Orlesians in many battles, the Orlesian empire began to decline following the ascension of Emperor Kordillus II.
The Anderfels broke off from the Orlesian empire, declaring their independance.
Notable veterans Edit
- Corin (killed in action)
- Neriah (killed in action)
- Emperor Kordillus Drakon I
- Emperor Kordillus Drakon II
- While Kordillus I fought in many successful engagements, he died of old age in 1:45 Divine, and was not slain on the battlefield.
See also Edit