The River of Death
is a river in
. After a loyal army led by General
Detinan Civil War
, it advanced into Peachtree Province for the first time since that province declared its rebellion against King
Army of Franklin
, commanded by
Thraxton the Braggart
, reinforced by
James of Broadpath
's wing of the
Army of Southern Parthenia
, met the southrons in battle along the River of Death. They enjoyed a rare numerical advantage over the loyal forces as well as some effective spells cast by Thraxton, and they soundly defeated Guildenstern's force, driving the southrons out of Peachtree Province and back to Franklin. If not for the heroic rear guard action of
, the southrons would have been routed altogether. This battle would prove to be the northerners' last decisive tactical victory of the war.
The Battle of the River of Death is analogous to the Battle of Chickamauga in the
American Civil War. That battle was also named for a nearby river. The name "Chickamauga" translates to "River of Death" in the language of the Cherokee Indians.