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The war with Hybern is the name given to the war that breaks out between the forces of Prythian and its defenders against Hybern.

History[]

Background[]

Since the outcome of the War the King of Hybern wanted to regain his control over the mortals, who were slaves in his domain, and since then he planned to restore the power of the Cauldron, a magical item that had the ability to destroy the Wall that was erected after the war to separate the Faerie realms from the Mortal Lands.

A Court of Mist and Fury[]

In order to return the Cauldron to its former glory, he has to find its three feet, which are hidden in three different temples guarded by priestesses, one of those temples is located in Cesere. After he is able to find them, he needs both halves of the Book of Breathings in order to reassemble it, but when the Treaty was signed, the Book, which contained the spell to put the Cauldron's parts back together, was divided into two parts: one of it was left in the care of the High Lord of the Summer Court, and the other half in the care of the Mortal Queens.

Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court, upon discovering the King's plans travels with Feyre Archeron and her second-in-command, Amren, to the Summer Court and the steal half of the Book, and then have a series of meetings with the mortal queens, who refuse to give him their share of the Book, but then one of them surreptitiously gives it to him since she knows that the other queens want to be immortal Fae and intend to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

One of the tactics Rhysand uses to convince the queens is to show them, using the Veritas orb, the city of Velaris, which displays the majesty that faeries are capable of and counters Rhysand's ruthless reputation in the eyes of the queens, but this only serves to make the queens sell the information to the King of Hybern, who sends an army led by the Attor to attack the city. The queens ask in exchange to be Made High Fae with the power of the Cauldron and Jurian, who had been given his body back by the king, brings them to Hybern.

Since Feyre had gone to the Night Court with Rhys and abandoned Tamlin, he sought revenge and thus allied himself with the King of Hybern, and his High Priestess kidnaps Feyre's sisters, Nesta and Elain Archeron and brings them to Hybern.

When Rhysand and his Inner Circle arrive in Hybern to stop the Cauldron, they are trapped by Jurian, who brings them before the King and with the Book of Breathings gives the Cauldron the power it needs and then turns Feyre's sisters into High Fae, to show the mortal queens that any mortal with enough willpower could become one of the immortal Fae. The King then reveals his alliance with Tamlin and his future plans to bring down the wall and invade the mortal realms from the Spring Court.

A Court of Wings and Ruin[]

Once again at the Spring Court as a spy Feyre is part welcoming the delegation from Hybern made up of Jurian and the twin nephews of the King: the princes Dagdan and Brannagh.

They have come with the supposed mission of inspecting the weaknesses in the Wall, but later it is revealed that in reality since they arrived they were poisoning the residents of Tamlin's manor with faebane, in small doses so it wouldn't be noticed but the effect was cumulative.

Feyre begins to collect all the information that can be useful to her, from plans to number of troops and locations of attacks. During her stay she tries to make Tamlin and Ianthe jealous by being close to Lucien Vanserraand causing him to lose his faith in Tamlin by allowing the latter to hurt her during one of his anger fits. She also sows discord among the residents of the manor, especially the Sentries, by showing them that Tamlin will always side with Ianthe, and through her daemati powers, implants in them the idea that, after killing Dagdan and Brannagh she had to flee because Tamlin did nothing to stop them from trying to kill her. The news spread through the court and there is an internal rebellion that gives way to the forces of Hybern having no resistance when it came to invading them.

Feyre and Lucien make their journey back to the Night Court but have to cross the Autumn Court, where they are attacked by Lucien's brothers: Eris Vanserra and two brothers, at the request of their father, Beron Vanserra, the High Lord of the court. They manage to flee the brothers and cross the border into the Winter Court but are once again attacked by Lucien's brothers and are only saved when Cassian and Azriel come to their rescue and Morrigan winnows them away to Velaris.

Once on Velaris they begin weighing their various potential allies and Rhysand sends letters to all the High Lords to schedule a meeting.

Feyre's sisters, Nesta and Elain are living in Velaris, recently turned into High Fae but with peculiar powers, especially Nesta, and as the King of Hybern wanted back the power Nesta took from the Cauldron, he sends two of his Ravens to kidnap her, which they failed to do and died trying.

When there is an attack in Adriata, Varian, the prince, sends a message to Amren warning her that the city is under attack by Hybern. Rhysand quickly gathers his troops and together with his Inner Circle, with the exception of Amren, march to the Summer Court. During the battle Feyre and Mor fight together to kill the soldiers of Hybern who have invaded the palace and the nearby streets and Rhysand confronts the King himself, who in the end turns out to be a projection as in truth he was not there. Hybern is defeated and when they go talk to Tarquin, the High Lord, he shows them he still holds a grudge against them from their last visit and asks them to leave his territory.

When the High Lords agree to hold the meeting the event is at the Dawn Court Palace, the residence of Thesan, the High Lord of the Dawn Court, as it is the place closest to the Middle. The meeting is attended by the seven High Lords with their delegations and after several discussions and altercations they agree to join forces against Hybern, with the exception of the Autumn Court who leaves after Feyre shows that when they revived her each of the High Lords gave her some of their power unknowingly.

During the second day of the meeting they hear a great noise and Nesta, who has a connection to the Cauldron, tells them that the King has used it to destroy the wall.

Tarquin offers Tamlin sanctuary for the citizens of his court in his territories because Tamlin worked with Hybern, the enemy army invaded the Summer Court across the Spring Court border.

A battle ensues between Hybern and the combined armies of the Summer Court and the Night Court (the latter consisting of Illyrians and the Darkbringers of the Hewn City) where the Prythian defenders are victorious and at the end of the battle Tarquin drowns all the Hybern soldiers who are still alive. After the conflict ends they are informed that Hybern's next attack would be on the Winter Court so they glamour the armies to make it look like they are still there and move to the Winter Court for the new battle.

This new battle is bloodier and was narrowly won by the Prythian forces. In this fight Cassian is seriously injured.

After the battle, while in the war camp, the Cauldron tricks Elain, posing as her ex-fiancé Graysen, and takes her to the Hybern camp, from where she is rescued, along with Briar, by Feyre and Azriel with the help of Jurian (who proves he had never actually been on Hybern's side but is a spy) and Tamlin, who also turns out to be a spy.

When they learn that the final battle would take place in the Mortal Lands of the south of the island, the High Lords agree to transfer as many mortals as possible to Adriata to save their lives. After that the armies march to the battlefield, where the Bone Carver and Bryaxis (recruited by Feyre) and Stryga, the Weaver, (recruited by Rhys) also arrive to aid them in battle. A short time later they are joined by the forces of the Spring and Autumn Courts as well as an army of mortals led by Jurian and Graysen. During the course of the battle the King uses the force of the Cauldron thus killing many Prythian defenders (including the Bone Carver) and soldiers of his own army. When it seems that their forces would be outmatched, reinforcements arrive from Cretea, the island of Drakon, and Miryam as well as mortals from the Continent led by Mr. Archeron, Feyre's father, and Vassa, the sixth mortal queen mentioned in the previous book.

Knowing that the only way to win is by nullifying the Cauldron's powers, Nesta plans a distraction for the King that will take him away from the magical item so that Feyre and Amren can get closer to it. When she does, Amren tells Feyre to place her hands on the Cauldron and Feyre does, only to be caught up in the visions the Cauldron begins to give her, showing how the King uses her father as a human shield and then breaks his neck. Also how, when he is about to kill Nesta and Cassian, Elain comes up behind him and stabs him in the neck with Azriel's knife and then Nesta uses the knife to cut off his head.

When the Cauldron frees her, Feyre tries to kill Amren for betraying her, but she explains that only she, released in her true form, can kill all the remaining Hybern soldiers, who continue to fight despite the fact that their King has died. She gets into the Cauldron and Feyre reads the spell from the Book of Breathings to release her. During Amren's release the Cauldron explodes and she emerges in her true form of fire and light and kills all remaining enemies.

As the world is connected to the Cauldron, a void is beginning to be created around its remains, as a way to save the world they know, Feyre and Rhysand unite her powers to reforge it. So much effort is required that Rhysand dies in the process and after Feyre begs them, the other High Lords give him the kernels of power necessary to revive him as they had done to her in Under the Mountain.

This page uses content from an article at the Spanish ACOTAR wiki. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.
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