The Battle of Tel Atoll
The Story of the Battle that brought an end to the First Age is almost as old as time itself. Each bard has his or her own spin on the who, the when, the why, and the how. The story here is from Colektions of Anchient Werse, and is generally considered the least biased.
The Battle of Tel Atoll
in Erlfallows 189:1, The growing divide between the followers of Daemon’s magic and Daedalus’ staunch tradition erupted into a series of skirmishes. The final battle was at Tell Atoll, the highest mountain in all of Tuatharah. It was here that the Primus Brother’s first laid eyes on each other since their parting 66 years ago. Remembering the words Daemon spoke, Daedalus said nothing, but merely drew his sword. Daemon fashioned a spear made of lightning, and the two began to fight.
As brother fought brother, the full force of their armies surrounded them. Magic clashed against steel, but kept clear of the Primus Brothers. chunks of rock flew from the side of the mountain as Daemon lashed out, but he could not score a blow against his foe. It is said the fight lasted for three days and three nights; Daemon used his magic to leech stamina from the ever hardy Daedalus in order to match pace. At the end of the third night, Daedalus, fatigued from battle and magic, left himself open. Daemon struck forth with all the magic that remained in him. With a cacophonous roar, the mountainside erupted in a massive storm, the likes of which had never been seen before. The armies gave pause to watch the cataclysmic fire that consumed the mountaintop, and began washing down toward them. As men from both sides realized what was happening, shouts of pain and death gave way to panicked cries. As fire consumed the battlefield, the armies fled in every direction, scattering to the four winds. All of Tuatharah would have been reduced to ashes were it not for the torrential rain that the storm brought with it. Legends all portray the rain as tears; some say the tears Daedalus, in sorrow of what came to pass. Some say they were the tears of Daemon instead, in regret and penance for the prophecy he nearly fulfilled. There are few who believe the rain was tears of both, as they reconciled in the afterlife.
Regardless of means, magical or mundane, Tutharah was spared annihilation, and the rain washed away the old age, and brought in the Second Age of Terra.