- For other uses of the name, see Caledor (disambiguation).
He had several siblings:
- Alaine: Sister whose hand in marriage was offered as a reward to any who could bring Caledor the beard of Morgrim Elgidum. [4a]
- Imladrik: Brother who was killed fighting Morgrim Elgidum after slaying many Dwarfs. [4a]
On the death of his father, the Council of Princes choose Caledor to become the third Phoenix King however unlike Caledor I his son was bombstic, overweening and vain but he was also a powerful and deadly warrior. [1a]
However Elf raiders began attacking Dwarf caravans, killing all the travellers and stealing their goods for which the King Gotrek Starbreaker demanded recompense. Caledor dismissed these demands and suggested that might grant a suitable phrased plea which outraged the Dwarfs who now demanded twice the payment. When Caledor had the ambassadors beards shaved off, war was inevitable between the two powerful empires. [1a]
He led twenty thousand warriors to the site of the old Dwarf mine of Angaz Baragdum where he was confronted by a large force led by Snorri Halfhand. In front of the two armies, the two fought a short duel where Caledor quickly slaughtered the prince with ease. Reinforcements led by Morgrim Blackhand then arrived and so amused by his easy victory and now heavily outnumbered, the Phoenix King withdrew to his waiting ships. [2a]
At the fourteenth seige of Tor Alessi, Caledor was cut down by King Gotrek himself who claimed the Phoenx crown as payment for the grudges incurred and returned home. [1a]
|I knew you dwarfs were weak. You are diggers and labourers, not warriors. You have erred here, and you will die for it.
~ Caledor II to Snorri Halfhand.
Notable Events of Caledor II's reign
N.B. All dates are Imperial Calendar equivalents.
|ca. -2197||Peace settles over Ulthuan. The citizens of Tiranoc and the Shadowlands (what was once Nagarythe) begin to resettle their lands. The people of the Shadowlands take up a nomadic lifestyle.||[1b][3a]|
|ca. -2188||Trade resumes with the Dwarfs.||[1b][3a]|
|ca. -2005||Dwarf caravans are raided by the Dark Elves.||[1b][3a]|
|ca. -2000||Caledor II ignores the Dwarf's call for help. Hostile relations begin to ensue.||[1b][3a]|
|ca. -1997||The War of the Beard starts. This will lead to thousands of lives being lost. It rages on until -1601.||[1b][3a]|
|ca. -1974||Before returning for the hunting season, Caledor II kills Snorri Halfhand, King Gotrek's son.||[1b][3a]|
|ca. -1968||Caledor II's brother Imladrik is killed by Morgrim, Snorri Halfhand's cousin.||[1b][3a]|
|ca. -1948||Athel Maraya is destroyed by Dwarfs.||[1b][3a]|
|ca. -1602||Caledor II himself journeys to the Old World to see the defeat of the Dwarfs personally.||[1b]|
|ca. -1601||Gotrek Starbreaker kills Caledor II, taking the Phoenix Crown to Karaz-a-Karak. The Dwarfs retreat to their mountain strongholds and declare victory. As a suicidal attack is prepared against Karaz-a-Karak, news arrives from Ulthuan that Malekith had invaded.||[1b]|
|The rulers of the High Elves|
|Phoenix Kings||Aenarion - Bel Shanaar - Caledor I - Caledor II - Caradryel - Tethlis - Bel-Korhadris - Aethis - Morvael - Bel-Hathor - Finubar|
|Everqueens||Astarielle - Yvraine - Alarielle|
- 1: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (4th Edition)
- 2: The Great Betrayal (novel)
- 2a: Chapter Forty, pg. 482-491
- 3: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (7th Edition)
- 3a: The Book of Days, pg. 38
- 4: Grudgelore
- 4a: The Doom of Imladrik, pg. 45