The Re’knorr System

The Re’knorr System is located on the Gnobo-Wun’Tux border. Its main planet was once (around the start of the human Second Age) occupied by the Gnobo League but became a focal point for Wun’Tux aggression when the two races first met. The Emberforged Mercenary Brigade fought tooth and nail to defend the planet but were ultimately unsuccessful; thousands of Gnobo colonists were taken as slaves and the planet abandoned.

The Battle at Re’knorr was the accumulation of an extensive defensive campaign by the Emberforged; they had successfully interdicted Wun’Tux naval forces at various sites along the border and protected more developed colonies from invasion. Re’knorr III was the weak link in the chain with regards to defensibility and terrestrial conditions; the terrain favoured Wun’Tux walking armour and heavy infantry.

The Wun’Tux assault fleet outnumbered the defending vessels three-to-one. Even so, the Gnobo fought effectively and bravely – destroying half of the escort fleet and numerous troop transports before they could land. It wasn’t to be enough, however, and the defenders on the surface were unable to defy such overwhelming odds. They fought to the last soldier but their defeat left thousands of males and young to be taken as slaves.

The Emberforged had damaged or destroyed enough of the Wun’Tux ships to blunt their offensive; a number of colonists were snatched and the slavers withdrew to their borders with the spoils of war. Even still, the Gnobo League regard this battle as the most dishonourable of defeats. The Emberforged were removed from the position of League defenders and carry a collective sense of guilt with them to this day.

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