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In the swords of Night And Day, Skillgannon's regenerated clone recalls fighting armies of vicious tribesmen known as the Zharn. Though we do not know for sure it is heavily implied that after the events of white wolf Skillgannon heads north to fight for the young Angostin king. Having established himself as the king's best general Skillgannon settles down hoping for peace. Enter the Zharn tribes. Similar to the Nadir, they wanted to conquer the world or as much as they could. They massed under the warlord Bakila and lunged at the border point of the Chiatze territories and the salt wastes inhabited by the Varnii nomads. But here they suffered a set back Accompanying the the Chiatze and the Varnnii were forces from Kydor (northwest from Chiatze across the Jian sea) and Skillgannon led an Angostin army as well. This battle cost Bakila thirty thousand troops but soon after he made an alliance with the Sechuin whose navy he used to shield attacks from Kydor allowing him to focus on the other nations, swiftly eliminating the Varnii then using the plunder to boost his army which he then used to turn Kydor into a charnel house with stunning ferocity he descended upon the Chiatze slaughtering their people until they they surrendered promising to pay a yearly tribute the Angostin king did the same but after a year Bakila's legions marched to Angostin but in a suicidal attack with the purpose of killing Bakila Skillgannon and his deputy Vakasul cast the die and succeeded though they both fell prey to Zharn spears after this uprisings began in every single Zharn territory and the Sechuin also turned against their allies attacked on all sides and with civil breaking amongst themselves soon the cruel fist of Bakila was broken.

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