1104 was a particularly hard year for the Unicorns. While the
year began on a high note, with an Alashan festival of remembrance,
things soon took a low turn as Narduk once again returned to
challenge the Unicorns. After a four day campaign that lost
Mauritanja the vast majority of her armies as well as her army
leaders, the body of Narduk was eventually broken and the lich
was believed to be defeated.
The Moots that followed brought more attacks from the Tainted,
as well as from Narduk's former followers. A mystirious number
of poisoning also occurred, killing a number of Unicorns. The
tainted also showed a higher degree of organization than previously
expected with the assassination of Lucas Fairfax, one of the
primary investigators into their activities.
Come the Gathering, attacks from these quarters had come to
a peak, before the Empress Akasha duPont revealed her intentions
and turned upon the Faction, leading to Vadek Cain being announced
as Prince Regent and leading the armies of Mauritanja to a siege
on Akasha's city of Bedlam. Akasha's forces were either destroyed
or routed, with Akasha herself mysteriously disappearing.