Modern-day Edgeville, the site of the battle.
|Kinshra - White Knight Conflicts|
|163 of Fifth Age|
|Arrest of Solus Dellagar, appointment of new Kinshra Lord, increased political tension in Asgarnia, dilapidation of Ghost Town|
|Solus Dellagar||Kinshra, Temple Knights, White Knights, Ghost Town residents|
|Solus Dellagar||Lord Shadwell, unknown Temple and White Knight leaders|
|One powerful wizard||1000+ each of Kinshra and White Knights, unknown number of Temple Knights|
|None||800+ each of Kinshra and White Knights, 800+ civilians, unknown number of Temple Knights|
|Siege of Varrock|
|Battle of North Falador|
The Edgeville Incident was a civilian massacre and military conflict that occurred in 163 of the Fifth Age. The battle involved more than 2,000 trained soldiers, all of whom were engaged in combat against a single wizard named Solus Dellagar, thereafter referred to as "Murder Mage". Information regarding the event is somewhat limited and sometimes contradictory. This could be partially due to Temple Knight censoring. This event is referenced heavily in the Commorb dossiers used during the Wanted! quest. When speaking to Sir Owen in Varrock Palace, he mentions that he was also present at the Incident.
The battle began during an unknown Kinshra operation in the then-unincorporated town of Edgeville, called Ghost Town at the time, in north-western Misthalin. The Lord of the Kinshra at the time, Lord Shadwell, was working in co-operation with Dellagar, who had assisted Lucien in an undead assault on Varrock almost a decade before. For an unknown reason, Dellagar switched allegiance during the proceedings and began to use Ancient Magicks to slaughter the civilians and even the Kinshra whom he had only moments before been allied with. The battle continued for several days and nights, and Dellagar singlehandedly slaughtered some eight hundred residents of the town.
White Knight and Temple Knight forces were sent by Asgarnia to end the attack, but ultimately nearly 2,000 were killed before Dellagar was apprehended by an alliance of all three knight orders. Shadwell himself was killed in the attack. A new leader for the Kinshra, Lord Milton, rose to power consequently.
In the aftermath of the battle, word quickly spread around the continent and distrust of wizards increased significantly as people began to fear what a capable magician could do. The Ghost Town itself became all but deserted, suffering heavy damage in the attack. King Roald appointed a governor to take care of the town, but he failed to do so as it became a hub for criminals and outlaws from the Wilderness. Meanwhile, Sir Amik Varze, who had as of recently been governing Asgarnia in King Vallance's stead, decreed that the Kinshra were to wield no more political power, to which Milton responded with a war declaration that led to the Battle of North Falador.
- According to the barbarian priestess Arisha, the battle was visible from Gunnarsgrunn due to the many colourful spells it saw. Some of the village's inhabitants thought a dragon had launched an attack on the town, while others feared the End of Things had begun.