War! The flood gates of evil have opened and unleashed a deluge of suffering across the Flanaess. The defining event in the recent history of the continent of Oerik was the series of conflicts known collectively as the Greyhawk Wars (CE 582-584).
From the mad Malachite throne in Rauxes to the bejeweled city of Chendl in Furyondy, the Flanaess is at war! In the east, Overking Ivid V thirsts for conquest. Vatun, Great God of the North, meanwhile unites the barbarians and Fists into a fearsome force. Not to be outdone, the dread Iuz masses humanoids and fiends in the northwest. A new menace rises in the Pomarj, and giants descend from the Crystalmist Mountains. The Scarlet Brotherhood in the south hangs over all the Flanaess, pulling the strings of war like a mad puppeteer.
Click here to download a PDF version of the official history of the greyhawk wars by David “Zeb” Cook and prepared for online publication by Roger E. Moore.
The Greyhawk Wars commence with The Fall of Molag by Gary Gygax. This version of the original story by Gary Gygax is edited, augmented, and harmonized with later Greyhawk canon like Greyhawk Wars and Iuz the Evil.
Read the fascinating story behind the rise of Turrosh Mak, Despot Emperor over the Orcish Empire of the Pomarj, in “The Making of Turrosh Mak.”
The Greyhawk Wars never ended on the northern border of Furyundy and in the Shield Lands. Read this communique from the captain of Border Post Four: Border Watch Dispatch from Barduk.
Other Wars in the Flanaess
A Brief History of the Knights of the Hart tells the tale of Iggwilv’s conquest of Perrenland, her fall from power, and the rise of Iuz.
Get the inside story on the Battle of Emridy Meadows, the war that set the stage for the classic module Temple of Elemental Evil.
Read the story of the Dwur Queen of the Lortmil Mountains in The Hateful Wars: Saga of Kristryd Olinsdotter.
Here’s a Living Greyhawk campaign from the Theocracy that tells the story of a “Troll Interactive” in the form of a fierce battle during the “Troll Winter in the Pale.”
More stories are coming soon.