The fledgling necromancer, Byron Manfred, has put together a small contingent to search for the crown. Included is a wraith which is the spirit is his former mentor in the Amethyst order. While searching for the crown, this group came upon an Elven army that was sent to the old world specifically to hunt down the undead.
In terms of magical ability, Byron, who is new to necromancy, was completely outclassed by three high elf mages. But his army managed to deal a crushing massacre to the attacking high elves, wiping them out to the last elf. Byron and his skeletons ran down the enemy’s massive unit of Phoenix guard, killing every single one. Wolves and ghouls devoured much of the rest of the elf army. Many powerful elven magic items were lost.
With this obstacle out of the way, Byron now continues his search. But when the elves hear of this brutal defeat, they will no doubt wish to get revenge on Byron. He has likely not heard the last from this high elf contingent, as they will continue to scour the area hunting down all undead.