The Sand Wall

The World of Langthil

The Sand Wall was built along the northern boundary of the Central Desert. Built by a coalition of several of the northern nations, it spans the entire width of the continent, fortifying the southern borders of several nations against the growing threat of the Council of Seven and the undead hordes of their armies, as said threat was rapidly conquering the nations south of the Desert.

Two things contributed to the Wall’s failure:

First, the Council mounted their assault against the northern nations much earlier than anyone expected, before they had finished conquering and consolidating the southern lands. Unfinished sections of the Wall were simply marched right through.

Second, the Wall simply didn’t work. Nobody knows how, but there are several confirmed reports of Council forces showing up on the northern side of completed sections of the Wall, attacking the defenders stationed there from behind (the Wall was specifically engineered so that if taken, it served virtually no defensive value to attacks from the north, similar to the way the Maginot Line in our own world was built) or simply advancing north.

The going theory though is that traitors opened the few heavily-fortified gates to Council forces, or otherwise aided them in infiltrating the north. Nobody’s been able to confirm that, however.

The Sand Wall was built along the northern boundary of the [[Central Desert]]. Built by a coalition of several of the northern nations, it spans the entire width of the continent, fortifying the southern borders of several nations against the growing threat of the [[Council of Seven]] and the undead hordes of their armies, as said threat was rapidly conquering the nations south of the Desert. Two things contributed to the Wall's failure: First, the Council mounted their assault against the northern nations much earlier than anyone expected, before they had finished conquering and consolidating the southern lands. Unfinished sections of the Wall were simply marched right through. Second, the Wall simply didn't work. Nobody knows how, but there are several confirmed reports of Council forces showing up on the northern side of completed sections of the Wall, attacking the defenders stationed there from behind (the Wall was specifically engineered so that if taken, it served virtually no defensive value to attacks from the north, similar to the way the Maginot Line in our own world was built) or simply advancing north. The going theory though is that traitors opened the few heavily-fortified gates to Council forces, or otherwise aided them in infiltrating the north. Nobody's been able to confirm that, however.
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