The Battle of Niagara Falls was part of the Great Lakes Campaign and an action of the Accordance War.

Overview Edit

The city Niagara Falls, New York was a Royalist stronghold. Late in 1973, the sidhe attacked Niagara Falls, Ontario in an effort secure the entire falls for themselves. The commoners of Ontario took defensive positions on the Canadian side of the Rainbow Bridge and awaited the onslaught. A company of about 50 mounted sidhe, led by Countess Aife Silvesta, attempted to dislodge the commoners who held the Bridge. The sidhe hurled blade, arrow, and cantrip at the defenders, landing many blows, few of them telling.

During the melee, Doireann ni Scathach crossed the rough and frigid river and climbed the gorge face on the American side until she could see the sidhe leader. Doireann’s arrow flew over 80 yards. The stories say it passed between two bodyguards before burying itself in the countess’ chest. Their leader dying, the Royalists redoubled their efforts against the commoner shield wall, but could not break through. Both sides were much reduced, but it was the nobles who withdrew from the field. Though the sidhe were constantly probing the Canadian defenses, no major attacks occurred during the war.

References Edit

  1. CTD. Fool's Luck: The Way of the Commoner, p. 38.
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