Second War of the Races

Second War of the Races

Details

Combatants:
Trolls
Humans

See Also:
First War of the Races
Third War of the Races

Books

Occurred During:
First King of Shannara

Mentioned In:
The Sword of Shannara
The Elfstones of Shannara
The Wishsong of Shannara

The Shannara Chronicles

Mentioned In:
Pykon

The Second War of the Races occurred during First King of Shannara.

History

Six months prior to First King of Shannara, Troll marauders, led by an unknown leader, swept down from the Charnal Mountains and subdued the whole of their land. Some managed to flee but all those who resisted were killed. The remainder then served him and the Northland were placed under the rule of the army’s leader. It took less than three months to crush all resistance.[1]

First King of Shannara

The army of Trolls led by Skull Bearers had moved eastward. There were thousands of Trolls, their numbers growing as others were sent to serve. They controlled everything from the Streleheim Plains north.[2]

When Bremen met with Kinson, he confirmed the Warlock Lord was still alive, with the Skull Bearers leading the enslaved Troll army. The Warlock Lord had possession of the Ildatch and had learnt of the Black Elfstone.