Blood-The Price of Tribute
Cape Renda Disaster
Two years following the successful Rape of Thay in 705, another fleet of ships gathered at Keron Island and a second raid was launched on Thay. This fleet was comprised of over one hundred ships, with vikings from Ivinian kingdoms adding forces to the Orbaalese fleet. This force was likely to overwhelm the city walls of Thay and the city was destined to be looted.
As the fleet was rounding Cape Renda a freak storm came up, sinking many ships and driving others to disaster on the Renda Rocks. The base on the Island of Keron was also destroyed. This storm was barely felt in Thay. Many believe that the Mages of Melderyn were responsible for the storm.
The disaster nearly wiped out a generation of the finest warriors in Orbaal and Ivinia, and many clans had to look to the second or third born sons to assume leadership with the deaths of many clan heads.