Wrath of the Righteous
4692AR – 4707AR
A new leader emerged amongst the demons in 4692 AR, a powerful balor known as Khorramzadeh, the Storm King. He and his forces were able to damage the Kenabres wardstone and cross the frontier, but were eventually driven back after the balor was almost slain by the dragon Terendelev. This worrying development led to calling of the Fourth Crusade in order to defeat the Storm King before he had the chance to unite more of the demons under his banner. Lasting 15 years, this was the longest and most exhausting of the four crusades and ended in 4707 AR more out of sheer fatigue on the part of the crusades than any major victory or other positive tactical development. The Fourth Crusade also marked the appearance of the Order of Heralds, a knightly order tasked with reigning in the excessive purges and inquisitions of the Third Crusade. Their efforts were largely successful, although the cleansing fire of purity still glows the strongest in Kenabres to this day.