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The Battle of Losarcum was a battle during the Lost Battles in 19 PC. It was fought between Knights of the Divine Hammer of the Holy Empire of Istar and the Wizards of High Sorcery at the Tower of High Sorcery at Losarcum.

The Preparations[]

The Kingpriest of Istar received magical seeds from a mysterious benefactor ( Fistandantilus) that would allow entrance through the magical groves that protect the Towers of High Sorcery. Beldinas decided to have his Knights of the Divine Hammer attack the Tower of High Sorcery at Losarcum first, then the Ergothians were to attack the Tower of High Sorcery at Daltigoth, and finally the Solamnics were to attack the Tower of High Sorcery at Palanthas. While this was the Kingpriest’s plan, it was not what occurred.

The wizards were also preparing. Highmage Jorelia had the wizards remove as many artifacts from all the towers and move them to the Tower of High Sorcery at Wayreth. She also suggested that they may have to destroy the towers.

The Attack[]

Unknown to the knights, Lord Praetor of the Imperial Armies Serl Kar-Thorn attacked his tower early in the Battle of Daltigoth. The result was the destruction of the tower and a quarter of the city. Khadar, Master of the Tower of Losarcum, sent Leciane do Cirica to talk with Grand Marshal Cathan MarSevrin. She had to flee before she could warn him of what happened in Daltigoth.

The next day the Cathan reluctantly used the magical cypress cone to make a giant black cypress that spoke magical words to make a path through the Tsorthan Grove. The knights charged forward and were met by the Malachite Guardians of the tower. Khadar knew the guardians would only slow them down. Similar to what happened in the Tower of High Sorcery at Daltigoth, the mages gathered in the Heartchamber. Together they released the magical energy and destroyed the tower as the knights were about to enter the room. The colossal explosion also completely destroyed the city of Losarcum. Only Cathan and his one time squire Tithian managed to escape the catastrophe with the help of Leciane. She herself died from an arrow wound after saving the two knights.

Kender Tales[]

One source said that the tower was destroyed by a spell cast by mages of all orders gathered in the Tower of High Sorcery at Palanthas. This is untrue.

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