Tales of the Fortune's Favored
The Nightmare Army
“The Nightmare Army” is a collective term for the many monsters that have flocked to the banner of Illisuspira, the Red Queen of Nightmares. The army is comprised mostly of goblinoids, whose black priests reinforce the army’s ranks with undead abominations. The goblins employ worgs and wyverns as mounts and are supported by a large clan of Frost Giants led by a mighty Jarl named Yokulhart. The Damaran Defense Forces have also encountered maroon-cloaked men, whose identity and nature have not been uncovered.
General Yokulhart, one of Illisuspiria’s generals, was captured by the Damaran Defense Forces during the Battle of Highgate, his army routed and scattered. The General was under a powerful Geas that prevented him from betraying any of his mistresses’ secrets and caused him great pain at any attempt to do so. He was slain in his prison cell by Sir Shaffer Iben Thad, an act of mercy in the Calishite’s opinion. With their Jarl missing, the remaining Frost Giants began deserting the Red Queen’s army, weakening it significantly.
A Tenday-and-a-half after the Battle of Highgate, forces from the Nightmare Army sacked the village of Summersend in Vaasa, carrying the villagers away to the fortress known as Strangler’s Hold. Agents of the Damaran Defense Forces quickly responded by laying fire to the fortress and destroying its monstrous inhabitants and further weakening the Red Queen’s forces. Unfortunately, they were too late to save the villagers. All that remains of Summersend is a lonely tower that stands over the flattened ruins of a once-thriving community.