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What are the major Greyhawk battles

darjr

I crit!
What are the major Greyhawk battles? Has anyone reenacted them?

Emery(sp?) Meadows was the original temple of elemental evil battle, and the reign of fire wasn’t so much a battle as a apocalypse. What others are there? Wasn’t there a Greyhawk City one?
 
@darjr - Emridy Meadows

Battle of a Fortnight's Length (I think Nyrond vs Aerdy, but it's been a couple of decades so my memory could be wrong!)

I think there is some account of battles which led to Keoland's border states breaking away - I'd have to go to my books to get the names.

I don't recall any details on battles between Baklun and Suel, just the fact that there were many of them.

There are battles described between the "vikings" and Ratik and involving the Bone March - I don't think any of them have names.

The post-From the Ashes books describe various battles associated with, or consequence upon, the Greyhawk Wars.
 

Sacrosanct

Slayer of Keraptis
Well, the obvious were the Greyhawk wars. And shortly before them, Gary had the armies of Tenser chase Robilar all over the place, eventually taking over Robilars castle outside of Greyhawk city.
 

darjr

I crit!
I wish his plans for a war game campaign for Greyhawk had come to fruition. I wonder if any of that will see the light of day.
 

Shiroiken

Adventurer
Also, are you looking for specific battles or wars? There's the Short War, also called the Little War, where Imperial Keoland moved against Veluna, who as aided by Furyondy.
 

David Howery

Adventurer
there was the Battle of the Opicm River (I think that's how it's spelled), where Iuz and the Horned Society joined forces to whomp the Rovers of the Barrens...

and it really depends on if you're talking before or after the Wars....
 

Azzy

Cyclone Ranger
I was going to mention Osson's Ride (wee, I just did), but I forgot where it was originally mentioned so I can't give any detail.

Edit for More Detail: It was a sucidal raid into the Great Kingdom and its domain by Almorian forces under command of the titilar Osson to draw the GK forces away from Almor. You can read more about it here (especially the last three posts.
 
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darjr

I crit!
OK! I know you folks want more from me but I have to say “I don’t know” and you’ve already made this thread awesome! More please. Teach me.
 

Shiroiken

Adventurer
I looked through the 83 boxed set, and found the following:

Battle of Shmblefield (Caldni Vir’s Charge) – Aerdians (precursor of Great Kingdom) vs. Fruztii (Snow Barbarians) for control of the Bone March.

Battle of Medegia 572 CY – naval battle between Duxchaners (family of Lordship of the Isles) vs. Sea Barons

Hateful Wars 498-510 CY – demi-humans from the Ulek states, Celene, and Kron Hills vs. evil humanoids for control of Lortmil Mountains (humanoids driven to Pomarj)

Battle of Jetsom Island – naval battle between Keoland and Ulek states vs. Hold of the Sea Princes to keep Sea Princes piracy in check.

Short War/Small War – Keoland vs. Furyondy for conrol of Veluna and Bissel
 

David Howery

Adventurer
EGGs updates to the WoG in Dragon Magazine had a few more battles... Iuz vs. damn near everyone he borders (I recall attacks into the Wolf Nomad land and the Vesve Forest), Horned Society vs. Rovers of the Barrens, another battle near Ratik (Bone March humanoids vs. Ratik with Frost Barbarian allies), others...
 

Shiroiken

Adventurer
EGGs updates to the WoG in Dragon Magazine had a few more battles... Iuz vs. damn near everyone he borders (I recall attacks into the Wolf Nomad land and the Vesve Forest), Horned Society vs. Rovers of the Barrens, another battle near Ratik (Bone March humanoids vs. Ratik with Frost Barbarian allies), others...
Oh there are a lot a battles mentioned throughout the various Greyhawk sources, including the Dragon articles you mentioned, but AFAIK most of these were never given a name. Lacking a name, these seem to be less useful for "major" battles, depending on what the OP's use for them is (I assumed they needed something for a story or adventure hook).
 

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