Tomes in Amber
The Night of Spears
Under the rule of Queen Illo Webrian, the armies of Thron marched on the Ruggy Hills to the south of the throne. The rugmen had been harassing the farmers and caravans in the region and the queen wished to make an example of the hill-dwellers.
The army of Thron arrived in the dead of night and thrust their longspears into the burrows and huts, killing and injuring the rugmen indiscriminately. Aside from the anomaly at Red Hill, the assault was an overwhelming victory. The rugmen surrendered without a fight.
The Night of Spears represents the first in a long chain of events that saw the rugmen go from living free in their lands to living as the underclass of the Kingdom of Thron. It is a dark memory in the hearts of all rugmen.