Course of the battleEdit
In Sasunra, Nova and a group of several Tei'kaliath attempted to fight off a Black Sun berserker, and took shelter in the settlement's medical station. After the Black Sun lost interest in them they were able to sneak in through the Western Gate and rejoin the rest of the Tei'kaliath fighters.
Mana specialist Lua'nar attempted to disrupt the golem using earth sorcery from the top of the East Gate, but she was unsuccessful and began to suffer from mana deprivation. When the golem finally reached the eastern wall, enemy engineers atop the golem lobbed mana bombs at the defenders atop the walls. When they made contact with the defenders' mana shields, the bombs went off with a tremendous explosion and a sizable hole in the eastern wall. Miracously noone was killed in the explosion.
Sayatt engaged war master Taruna in a surprise attack, and the 20 warriors with her were all taken out of action by the resulting attack. The armored pack lizard was also killed in this fight.
A combined effort by the scouts, crafters and mana specialists was eventually able to disable the golem after Kitab was able to fight off the pilot.
In a desperate attempt to turn the tide of the battle, Kir'ima took one of the unused mana bombs and performed a kamikaze run against Sayatt. The blast resulted in heavy casualties on both sides, and though it did not kill Sayatt it did stop the momentum of the attacking troops, who withdrew from the field. By the time the Val'Nal'Sarkoth, who had come to the cavern's edge, were able to make contact with a few Tei'kaliath, including Ambassador Xenon, who was carrying the wounded Kitab, the Black Sun had completely withdrawn. The Nal'Sarkoth also reported that the Val'Sarghress were massing at the cavern's edge, but were being held back, and this helped convince the Tei'kaliath that Ther'avare should be abandoned and they should take shelter in the Nal'Sarkoth's fortress. In total the battle only lasted for about six in-game hours.
The battle was a heavy loss for the Tei'kaliath and showed that they were vulnerable without aid from allied clans. To the rest of Chel'el'Sussoloth watching, this battle was a clear indication that the Tei'kaliath were unsuited to the task of guarding one of the most important gateways to the city.
However Rel'lumia Val'Nal'Sarkoth still saw potential in the Tei'kaliath. She proposed to An'jhali that while political fallout from the battle would make it difficult for the Tei'kaliath to resettle in Ther'avare, it might be possible for them to form a Nal sponsored colony on the surface far from Chel'el'Sussoloth. Ultimately the Tei'kaliath agreed and eventually formed the surface colony of Ama'varde, where they now currently reside.
While the Tei'kaliath have yet to encounter the Black Sun since the siege, the memory of the clan that was responsible for the destruction of two homes still occupies the Tei'kaliaths' minds. Ama'varde's defenses were constructed with the lessons learned from the Black Sun Siege and much of the Tei'kaliaths' modern military policy is dictated by making certain the mistakes of the Siege are not repeated.
List of Tei'kaliath casualties Edit
- Balebessio Sequentis
- J'hon D'rak
- Kerr Nigit
- Lumini'alo Aura'elial
- Relylitha Thessar
- Tarin Van'Cald
- Vholk Kal'daka
- Wil'liraen Kusen'val
- Zhanghara Shirlossen