City-state located to the west of Vassagonia and to the south of Sommerlund and the Wildlands. This city is independent of all surrounding kingdoms and is mainly a trading centre. It is usually first in line when Vassagonia starts getting expansionist.
Part of the Lone Wolf world, it appears substantially only in one of the Legends of Lone Wolf novels, where Lone Wolf briefly passes through the city and notices extremes of wealth and poverty (which is not, incidentally, an accurate depiction of the type of medieval city-state on which Casiorn is modelled).
Casiorn was besieged for many months by the Zakhan's forces.
The capital of Casiorn is... Casiorn.
The fourth battle of the Wars of Beleriand and the most disastrous for the Noldor. The name means Battle of the Unnumbered Tears in Sindarin.more...
The battle was initiated by the sons of Feanor in an attempt to reclaim the Silmarils from Morgoth and to defeat the evil forces which were steadily creeping into Beleriand from Angband. The forces sent against Morgoth were formidable: the host of the sons of Feanor was joined by Turgon's forces from Mithrim, humans from Ossiriand, Hithlum and Brethil and small companies from elsewhere, including a company led by Gwindor from Nargothrond. Turgon also sent a host forth from Gondolin after hearing of the situation. However, the elves were weakened by the absence of larger contingents from Doriath and Nargothrond, as a result of preceding events in which Elwe of Doriath had obtained a Silmaril and in which the sons of Feanor had made a bid for power in Nargothrond.
The armies were split into two forces. The eastern force, led by Maedhros, was to draw Morgoth's forces out, after which the western force, led by Fingon
Abbreviation for the June 18th 1999 Carnival Against Capitalism, an event held simultaneously in over 80 countries.
London J18: protesters converged on the City of London and shut it down. McDonald's and some other places got a makeover Bakunin style, and other companies were forced to shut down. The cops turned up and started attacking people but were driven back repeatedly. The most successful anti-capitalist protest in Britain to date.
Nigeria J18 - probably the only one bigger than Britain. Workers invaded and tore down the offices of Shell in Nigeria, because shell are trashing the Niger Delta.
Eugene J18 - the biggest and most militant of the US events, featuring a street party which cops attacked, leading to some of the fiercest clashes anywhere. Persecution is also worst in America. One protester was victimised under the Three Strikes law and is still in jail.
Cologne J18 - pre-Seattle, and really the first of the big anti-summit protests - and the reason for all the rest. Protesters besieged the summit in Cologne and tried to get past security cordons.
Pakistan J18 - anti-nuke protesters got into a nuclear base and got arrested and told they would be charged with treason (but they weren't).
Not to be confused with C18 - although sections of the British press somehow managed this.
This was the first of a number of acronyms used for anti-capitalist protests, e.g. N20, S11, etc.
Orcs and Goblins, and related creatures (including Space Orks, Gretchin, Hobgoblins, etc.). It's apparently exclusive to the Games Workshop range of games.
If Orcs really existed, this term would probably be considered racist (especially since some Orcs, the Black Orcs, do not have green skins in Warhammer).
The fortress was besieged by a ravening horde of Greenskins.
City in Magnamund, the capital of Anari. Located at the centre of the country, across a broad plane, Tahou is the seat of the government and also of the Cauldron of Tahou, a mysterious passageway, normally sealed (but accessible by secret passages), leading down into the ruins of Zaaryx, an ancient, buried city from the time of Agarash.
Tahou is populated by humans, but Zaaryx is home to ghouls, and also the mysterious but ultimately good-aligned Crocaryx, as well as other monsters.
Tahou is besieged in Lone Wolf 9: The Cauldron of Terror, meaning that Lone Wolf has to battle or sneak into the city and later to defend it from attack by the united forces of the Darklords, the Drakkarim and the Vassagonian Zakhan.
The battles in Tahou include attempts to drop Giaks into the city by over-flying Kraan. However, this was anticipated after the fall of Suentina, and giant crossbows and wizards had been placed in high places in the city.
Fortress-city in Beleriand, mentioned in Tolkien's work The Silmarillion. It was located in the Falas and was part of the realm of Cirdan. Like Eglarest, it became a haven for elves fleeing after the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, until it was successfully besieged and sacked by Morgoth's forces. Surviving elves fled to Balar.
It is a coastal city with a mighty tower.
One of the two youngest of the 7 sons of Feanor in Tolkien's book, The Silmarillion. Always pops up in the phrase "...and Amras".
One of the marshals of the border during the period when Morgoth was besieged in Angband; later dropped out of the story until he showed up in a battle in Doriath, where he was slain.
They're rhyming couplets almost
Maglor and Maedhros
Celegorm and Curufin
Amrod and Amras