Ghyll:Plain of Brahang
The Plain of Brahang is 40 lele northwest of Iganefta. It is bordered to the north by the Qestarius River, the major tributary to the Dagger Sea Marty, and is bounded on the south by the Yérplat Ridge, which is better known as the Cataract Road these days since the completion of the roadway from the Evesque Valley over to Iganefta and Iganefta-on-the-Sea and then the foothills of Mount Yurch.
This large (1250 square sugro-nanit) field has been the site of several bloody and brutal battles. It was named after the small inn and turnpike on the ridge which featured a trail even as far back as -400 EC.
The first recorded battle of the Plain of Brahang happened on the Varhookan the 18 of Baros of -281 EC1. The Wakanpantricist guard had barracked on the road and had such a stranglehold on the little nearby fishing village of Thungerbarg that the town eventually surrendered complete control to them. The battle fought there at the Plain of Brahang was short and brutal and laid the groundwork for the Lord Glosfordshier to take control of the town.
The next item of note came upon the Ween the 21 of Lom of -99 EC when the normally peaceful folk of Iganefta rushed City Hall and carried out the despotic Geoffrey Prepuce, the Mayor of Iganefta, and burned him alive while trying his effigy for crimes against the people (the folk of Iganefta never have been known as bright). This may have been why his wife, Izzimae Grommie, was so motivated to reach the top of Mount Yurch the following year2.
The most recent conflict was fought in -37 EC over a valuable Aelfant coprolith that was hurled onto the field by a NeoAlezanian trying to incite a riot. While he was very successful in that regard, the death toll of 35 Ghyllians that day was less than funny.
Persons of Note
York of Brahang was the son of the innkeeper of the Brahang Turnpike Inn. His historical account of the Lord Glosfordshier’s First Iganeftan Mercenary Company is doubtless culled directly from the lips of drunken mercenaries or their beleaguered victims. It was his penchant for bald truth in recording the facts that led to his book being suppressed for nearly 200 years.
- As recorded in the rambling narrative poem known as The Traveling Minstrel.
- In her book Lurch up Yurch, Izzimae mentions that it took her over a year to complete her journey. The timing of the removal of her husband from office with her beginning the journey seems too much of a coincidence to ignore.
--Dr. H. L. Ackroyd 19:40, 25 Jan 2005 (EST)