Kain Darkwind's Savage Tide
Witchwarden Civil War
The Witchwarden Civil War was a conflict fought on Abadius 1 of 598 within the Witchwarden’s Tower that involved virtually the whole of the Witchwarden organization. It was a major part of the Madness in Sasserine plot and began when High Warden Lux Seoni – or a creature controlling what remained of Lux Seoni – reappeared in the tower while High Mage Tarmon and most of the Steel Wyverns were astrally projecting to combat an astral dreadnought. Immediately reasserting control over the tower, Lux accused Tarmon and others of being cultists to the Crawling Chaos and had them thrown into anti-magic cells (Tarmon and the Wyverns) or banished into the Chardanook painting. During the course of her assertion of control Red Dagger Soelma Serlin was beaten and publicly raped by an ogre for opposing Seoni, Lord Defender Thorgrim was banished into a maze (which had the effect of ejecting him far from the tower due to the astral storms), and Bianka Altanish was given over to the mi-go to experiment on and play with. Serlin and Delinda Knorrbertal along with hundreds of others were cast into Chardanook. In addition, many others were slain outright.
In time White Dagger Katrina Islaran and the rest of the Wyverns were able to convince their jail keeper, Jan of the White Blade, to release them from the cells. At that point they began a rapid and extremely violent campaign to retake the tower from Lux that involved the defeat of Gregor Fennwick and Dalton Zelsohn, the rescue of Altanish, and eventually a massive conflict in the depths of the tower that pitted Thomas Kenzil and Lux along with many of their remaining minions against the Sea Wyverns. That battle left both Lux and Kenzil dead, Altanish as the new High Warden, and ended the conflict.