THE HEROINE CAEORPHYNN THE ORKENSLAYER
(311 b.S. - 288 b.S.) Originally a fisher's daugther at Carmalad who in her devoted fighting against the orcish hordes at the very beginning of SW III, the War of the Coming of Coór'Melór, became one of the most adored heroines of the Caltharian Kingdom ever.
|Caeorphynn the Orkenslayer. Picture drawn by Vaelaron.|
It is told in many stories that the maid Caeorphynn lost all her ancestors at
the Battle of Carmalad at 292 b.S., the final battle at the Battle
of Four Swords where the orcs for the first time ever threatened to conquer
the Sarvonian regions south of the Tandala
Highlands. Many people of all races
joined the famous Flight from Carmalad searching a new home somewhere in the
midst of the Adanian Sea. But Caeorphynn refused to leave the continent without
having taken revenge for the death of her family. Instead she joined small
troups who fled south and she finally participiated in the counterstrike, the
Recapturing of Carmalad, freeing her home town and killing more than six dozens of orcs with her own hand.
Caeorphynn the Orkenslayer as she was titled later on was well known for her
courage to ride with the severed head of the orcish captain Hourelin on top of
her spear into the midst of the orcish horde, chasing the troops into all
directions with her determined presence only. Caeorphynn died weeks after the
defeat of the orcs at a malicious illness named Urgroum's
Call, a mysterious
feverish infection of which many brave men died at this war who had fought in
close combat against the hordes of the darkfriends.
Hundreds of years later a statue of the maid Caeorphynn was errected in the town center of Carmalad, showing her glorious beheading of the orc Hourelin near the Silvermarshes.
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