In 4714, on the 12th of Gozran, a man named Rogvald led an immense army into Brevoy. He used dragons to wear down defending forces and destroy supplies, giants to lay siege to castles, and huge battalions of men and goblins to sweep across Brevoy, completely overtaking its infrastructure. He has raised magical barriers around his most important strongholds, placed regional governors in every settlement, and eliminated all opposition, starting with the seven noble families. Few survived the assaults on the nobles. The few that did have banded together in secret; living in small villages or remote hideaways. Each soldier in the army is tested by mages to prevent moles from breaching the organization.
Rogvald’s force is nearly 10000 strong. He has thousands of human and goblin troops, and has courted orc tribes in the area for a new alliance. Hundreds of giants serve his cause, and have been trained to lay waste to castles in blitzkriegs. The two red dragons, Nebuz and Chranatdiz, were awoken by Rogvald himself, and a secret deal was struck. The deal has never been revealed, but whatever it was has made the dragons entirely loyal. Rogvald rewards his troops with wealth, women, and wine, and finding a disloyal soldier is nigh impossible.