The Battle of the Cold Vale was fought between the orcs of Many-Arrows and the Silver Marches, represented by Citadel Adbar, in the Year of the Awakened Sleepers, 1484 DR.[1]

The dwarves of Adbar had been tricked off-course by Doum'wielle Armgo, and led into springing this trap. The orcs used ambush tactics, luring the dwarven army to commit before revealing their main force—one including frost giants and the dragon Arauthator, ridden by Tiago Baenre. The dwarven host was quickly obliterated, with King Bromm captured and executed by Hartusk. Oretheo Spikes of the Wilddwarf Brigade, having been bested by Tiago, was stripped naked and sent back to Adbar to warn of the orcs' coming.[1]



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