The deep gnomes inhabiting Aventine, and much of the city, was destroyed by drow aided by crinti and arkaiun. Though the drow and crinti did not suffer many casualities during the attack, the arkaiun, or shebali, were nearly wiped out.
Queen Melanith's consort, Sadalar, was killed during the conflict. For their suport, the drow awarded the crinti with prime drow males with whom to breed. Melanith selected a new consort from this bunch.