The Orcfastings War was a war between orcs and humans that took place in 936 DR in and around Nimoar's Hold, which would later become Waterdeep. It took place in a number of individual battles and eventually it was won by the humans.[1]


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The Battle of Whirling Blades was won by the orcs.[1]

The Battle of Sarcrag was won by the orcs.[1]

The Battle of Withered Fields was won by the orcs.[1]

The Battle of Burning Cliffs was won by the humans and marked the point at which the humans broke the orc siege of Nimoar's Hold.[1]

The Battle of the Westwood was won by the humans. Uruth Ukrypt, the orc king, was killed in this battle.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 8. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.

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