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The Whitestone Army was formed following the completion of the Whitestone Council at the Whitestone Glade of the free people of Ansalon. The free people included those from SolamniaMount NevermindNorthern ErgothSancrist IsleQualinestiSilvanesti, and Thorbardin. The majority of the army was made up of Knights of Solamnia with those from the other nations supporting them. The army was led first and foremost by Lord Gunthar Uth Wistan, and he then appointed Laurana Kanan as general of the Whitestone Forces. With Laurana, or the Golden General, at the head of the army they were able to drive the Dragonarmies from all the free realms of Ansalon with final defeat being in 352 AC.

Whitestone Army (352 AC)

Commander: Laurana Kanan riding Quallathon

  • Elven Windriders: 1 company of 60 griffon cavalry
  • Palanthas Army: 5 companies of light infantry, 1 company of heavy cavalry, 3 companies of light cavalry.
  • Solamnic Army: 3 companies of heavy infantry, 7 companies of light infantry, 3 companies of heavy cavalry, 4 companies of light cavalry.
  • Gold Dragonwing: 4 Gold Dragons
  • Silver Dragonwing: 7 Silver Dragons
  • Bronze Dragonwing: 15 Bronze Dragons
  • Copper Dragonwing: 20 Copper Dragons
  • Brass Dragonwing: 26 Brass Dragons

Structure

Solamnic Infantry

The Solamnic infantry is basically comprised of professional soldiers and volunteers mixed together, with Knights heading up the command structure. Once in a while loyal soldiers of the Solamnic Knights will be put in command of troops, but mainly you have knights serving in all officers positions.:

  • Type: Infantry
  • Commander: Rose Warrior Lord
  • 1st Brigade: 1 Rose Lord Knight, 1 company of 60 human heavy infantry, 2 companies of 180 human light infantry, 1 company of 60 human archers.
  • 2nd Brigade: 1 Sword Lord Knight, 1 company of 60 human heavy infantry, 2 companies of 240 human light infantry, 1 company of 100 human archers.
  • 3rd Brigade: 1 Crown Lord Knight, 1 company of 60 human heavy infantry, 3 companies of 240 human light infantry, 1 company of 100 human archers.

Solamnic Cavalry

The cavalry is the heart of the Solamnic forces, usually being led by the Lord Warrior and Lord Knights. The companies of soldiers are made up of Knights and of professional soldiers only.:

  • Type: Cavalry
  • Commander: Rose Warrior Lord
  • 1st Brigade: 1 Rose Lord Knight, 1 company of 60 human heavy cavalry, 1 company of 160 human light cavalry, 1 company of 60 human mounted archers.
  • 2nd Brigade: 1 Sword Lord Knight, 1 company of 60 human heavy cavalry, 1 company of 160 human light cavalry, 1 company of 100 human mounted archers.
  • 3rd Brigade: 1 Crown Lord Knight, 1 company of 60 human heavy cavalry, 1 company of 160 human light cavalry, 1 company of 180 human light cavalry, 1 company of 100 human mounted archers.

Dragon Forces

Once the Metallic Dragons joined with the armies of good they normally would attach themselves with Knights. All five colors are a part of the forces with most being of the mature adult or younger age, and one very old Silver Dragon, two old Bronze Dragons, and an ancient Brass Dragon. In total there were 4 Gold Dragons, 7 Silver Dragons, 15 Bronze Dragons, 20 Copper Dragons, and 26 Brass Dragons fighting for the Whitestone Forces that began with The Vingaard Campaign in 352 AC.

Elven Forces

Main article: House Protector

Main article: Qualinesti Army

Most of the elves in the Whitestone Army were Qualinesti Elves with a few Silvanesti Elves mixed in. Most of the Silvanesti went back to their own homeland to fight Lorac's Nightmare. The elves were also known to have have Griffon riders who assisted in scouting and fighting of the Chromatic Dragons.:

  • Type: Cavalry and Infantry
  • Commander: Lord of House Warrior Amrilas Sirtirinan
  • House Archer: 1 Qualinesti brigade commander, 3 companies of 120 elven light cavalry, 1 company of 180 elven light cavalry, 1 company of 60 elven light cavalry griffon riders.
  • House Rider: 1 Qualinesti brigade commander, 2 companies of 120 elven infantry, 2 companies of 240 elven infantry.
  • House Warrior: 1 Qualinesti brigade commander, 2 companies of 120 elven infantry, 2 companies of 240 elven infantry.

Dwarven Forces

The dwarven forces were based out of Thorbardin, never actually assisting in the north. They had their hands full with the Battle of the Temple and the land outside of Thorbardin following the death of Verminaard again. Dwarves of Kayolin served Solamnia in the southern portion and have assisted them since the beginning of the war.:

  • Type: Infantry
  • Commander: King of Thorbardin Glade Hornfel Kytil
  • Hylar: 1 brigade commander, 2 companies of 120 dwarven infantry, 1 company of 60 dwarven crossbowmen.
  • Theiwar: 1 brigade commander, 2 companies of 240 dwarven infantry.
  • Daegar: 1 brigade commander, 2 companies of 120 dwarven infantry.
  • Klar: 1 brigade commander, 3 companies of 240 dwarven infantry.
  • Aghar: 2 companies of 240 Gully Dwarf infantry.

Mercenary Infantry

These are humans that have journeyed from outside of the realm of Solamnia to fight for the Whitestone Forces. Most of these people are from all over Ansalon and might not understand each other in their languages, and so don't fight as well as Solamnic Infantry.:

  • Type: Infantry
  • Commander: Human Warlord
  • 1st Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 2 companies of 120 human heavy infantry, 3 companies of 120 human archers.
  • 2nd Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 2 companies of 120 human infantry, 2 companies of 240 human infantry, 1 company of 120 human archers.
  • 3rd Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 3 companies of 120 human infantry, 2 companies of 120 human archers.

Mercenary Cavalry

The mercenary cavalry fight in the fore front of the army and fight almost as hard and well as a trained Knight. They are usually paid much better than common infantry for their fighting skills, but the Whitestone Council really didn't have a choice whether to pay them or not needing troops quickly. They were also known to have come from all corners of Ansalon.:

  • Type: Cavalry
  • Commander: Human Warlord
  • 1st Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 1 company of 60 human heavy cavalry, 2 companies of 120 human light cavalry, 1 company of 120 human infantry, and 1 company of 120 human archers.
  • 2nd Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 1 company of 120 human light cavalry, 1 company fo 240 human light cavalry, 1 company of 240 human infantry, and 2 companies of 120 human archers.

Kender Army

Kronin Thistleknot formed the Kender Armies by talking, coercing, and bribing all of the soldiers into the army. They were based out in Northern Ergoth and never really saw and action during the war. The kender army had the ability to taunt the entire enemy army into charging against it. The army also had the most commanders per soldier of any army known to date.:

  • Type: Infantry
  • Commander: Kronin Thistleknott
  • 1st Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 1 company of 120 kender infantry, 1 company of 120 kender archers.
  • 2nd Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 1 company of 120 kender infantry, 1 company of 120 kender archers.
  • 3rd Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 1 company of 120 kender infantry, 1 company of 120 kender archers.
  • 4th Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 1 company of 240 kender infantry, 1 company of 120 kender archers.
  • 5th Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 1 company of 240 kender infantry, 1 company of 120 kender archers.
  • 6th Brigade: 1 brigade commander, 1 company of 240 kender infantry, 1 company of 120 kender archers.

References

  • War of the Lance (Sourcebook), p. 214-224
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