The Battle of Alent was a conflict between the Magicracy of Alent and the Crimson Coalition, as well as their allies, taking place at the city of Alent in early winter in 1017 AE. It began with the arrival of the Coalition's army during the aftermath of the Threshold Riot from which the magicracy was still recovering. The Coalition besieged Alent for over two weeks, controlling the northern and eastern areas surrounding the city while waiting for reinforcements to arrive from the south before launching a joint and decisive assault on the city-state. The demonicEastern Horde, Northern Horde and Southern Horde joined the fray and invaded the city-state while Alent and the Coalition were busy fighting and weakening each other. Ultimately the battle, and the Second Great War as a whole, ended in the Catastrophe which devastated all armies and destroyed Alent although the resulting explosion not only mysteriously spared many at ground zero but also caused mass amnesia.