The Warlord’s forces controlled large regains of Golthorian at this time. In an attempt to defeat there strongest foe utterly, the Svirfnebli pushed the majority of their forces on towards Palandria. The dwarves of Palandria were forced back to their own gates when the long awaited reinforcements arrived. A host of men from the east Golthorian came to aid the Khad-Kurham and their allies but the Svirfnebli were prepared. Using one of the nobles they had dominated they tricked a battalion of dwarves to attack the Golthorian army. This caused immediate panic among the troops and a hasty retreat was sounded. The men of Golthorian retreated to their own strongholds believing that the dwarves had betrayed them.
Left to receive the full fury of the Svirfnebli armies the Khad-Kurham were driven back deep into their stronghold