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The Battle for Marnadal was a battle in the First Northern War between Nilfgaardian and Cintran forces that took place at the Marnadal Stairs.

History

In 1263, Nilfgaard realized their only chance to defeat the North meant they had to take Cintra and thus the Nilfgaardian Army, led by Menno Coehoorn, began to move on the kingdom.

In July, after crossing the Marnadal Stairs of the Amell Mountains, the Nilfgaardians encountered the Cintran Army at the foot of the pass. The two sides clashed and while Queen Calanthe and her husband, King Eist Tuirseach, led the Cintran forces, they were eventually overwhelmed after a day's time, with Eist being shot through one of his eyes with an arrow, instantly killing him. Despite being encircled by the enemy, Calanthe managed to gather the few survivors left and escaped back to the capital city, even though she was seriously injured.[1]

Outcome

Unfortunately for Cintra, due to having used all their able fighters at the ill-fated battle, the capital city wasn't able to be defended and led to the Slaughter of Cintra.

Known Participants

Cintra (defenders)

Nilfgaardian Empire (aggressors)

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