Battle for Arden Heights
The Battle for Arden Heights (also known as the Arden Battle) was a series of three decisive battles that took place in the Lawless District in Arad Year 987 between the Arden Garrison and the Kartel. This battle served as the final stepping stone before the Kartel conquered all of Wespeace.
사건: 아르덴 회전
무법지대의 남부에 존재하는 작은 마을 아르덴이 그 당시 무법지대 전역을 휩쓸고 다니던 최강의 조직인 카르텔에 맞서 1년 동안 3차례나 막아낸 신화적인 전쟁을 말한다. 이름있는 많은 거너들이 이곳에서 전투를 치렀으며, 현재 아라드 대륙에서 살고 있는 키리도 아르덴의 수비대 소속이었다. 마지막 전투에서 내부 배신자에 의해 수비대 지휘관 빌모츠 글래스가 사망하면서 결국엔 아르덴 측의 패배로 끝나게 된다. 
Event: Arden Battle
Refers to the legendary battle for Arden, a small city that exists in the southern part of the Lawless District, that held off three full-scale invasions in a year against the Kartel, which at the time was the strongest organization that swept across the Lawless District
Many renown gunners fought here and were part of the Arden Garrison, including Kiri, who now resides on the Arad Continent.
In the final battle, the Garrison leader, 'Glass' Bilmotz was killed by an internal traitor, which eventually resulted in Arden's defeat.
Arden Heights (City)
A small city located in the southern part of the Lawless District.
This unsuspecting city faced invasion from the Kartel under harsh conditions, and successfully repelled three organized assaults from its aggressors. And as such, it is heralded as a legend passed among the Kartel Resistance.
However, the bitter conflict, which united many legendary gunners, including 'Glass' Bilmotz, ultimately ended up as a victory for the Kartel.
Kiri also fought here before falling to Arad Continent.
Battle for Arden Heights (Event)
An event in which Arden Heights, a small city in the southern part of the Lawless District, was confronted by the Kartel organization, who was attempting to control the entire Lawless District, and underwent three attacks from them within a year. This legendary battle came to be known as the Battle for Arden Heights.
A number of renown gunners participated in this battle and belonged to the Arden Garrison, including Kiri before she settled on the Arad Continent.
In the third battle, due to internal betrayal, the Garrison commander 'Glass' Bilmotz was killed, ultimately ending in Arden's defeat.
During the years of the Kartel's rise to power, the organization's leader Don Enzo Sipo set his eyes on conquering all of Wespeace before pursuing his ultimate goal of capturing the Capital Island. To accomplish this task, he allied with and fought against various rival organizations to increase their ranks and expand their territory. Gradually, the Capital Island's only military connection to Wespeace, the Wespeace HQ, lost major strategic footholds in the area; until eventually, only one location was left, Arden Heights.
Arden Heights served as one of the most important strategic locations in the Lawless District. Due to its mountainous terrain and close proximity to the ocean, it was a natural stronghold and served as an ease of access to the Imperial Capital.
Those villages on the northwest beaches of the Lawless District are the fastest route to the imperial metropolis. Thus, we must acknowledge the importance of this beach area, Arden. Strategically, it is the most important point of the Lawless District. Do not let the Rangers take over that place. Now that we've claimed Ghent, we're planning to advance to Antwer Canyon... - Gizel
~~Quote from Item: Kartel's Key Point
Here, the Wespeace Army would make their final stand. In a desperate call for aid they reached out to the Capital, to which many renown mercenaries and gunners from all over Empyrean were summoned to defend the city and be part of the Arden Garrison. These members included the gunslinger Kiri, the Ghent Garrison member Audrey, the greenhorn sniper Neil, the desert rider Peyo, and the duelist ranger Ka'atu. Together, they united under the veteran ranger, 'Glass' Bilmotz, and prepared for the upcoming Kartel invasion.
1st and 2nd Arden Battle
In Arad Year 987, Enzo Sipo dispatched Trooper Captain Rangelus's forces to capture Arden Heights. He alongside general Stick Van Platin and the 'Death Gazer' Sniper Irigare launched multiple assaults on the city. However, the city's mountainous environment along with its limited traversable areas and heightened elevation proved disadvantageous for the Kartel, resulting in many of the assault forces to be wiped out by the Arden Garrison.
Despite the harsh environment and the lack of troops, the Arden Garrison was able to successfully repel the Kartel invasions. However, supplies were limited. It was only a matter of time before the Kartel would successfully break through the defensive line. The Garrison needed to buy enough time in order for reinforcements and supplies to arrive from the Capital. But those supplies would not arrive.
3rd Arden Battle
Some time during the fray, Rangelus was able to locate and convince Peyo to sell out his comrades and turn traitor in exchange for his life. Peyo divulged information regarding the supply ship, Airship Naro, en route to Arden and prepared for a decisive moment to allow for the Kartel to invade the city.
During the 3rd Arden Battle, the Airship Naro was en route to drop reinforcements to the Arden Defenders. Due to Peyo's betrayal, the Kartels intercepted and seized the airship before it reached them. The Kartels became internally conflicted over who was to hold the key, and killed each other in the fight. This key re-surfaced, but the whereabouts of the airship itself are unknown.
~~Quote from Item: Airship Naro Key
In the cover of battle, Peyo stealthily shot at Bilmotz, Audrey, and Ka'atu, killing the Arden commander. Without the supplies, reinforcements, and leadership of Bilmotz, the Arden Garrison was dead in the water, and chaos ensued.
Rangelus's forces swiftly overran the city's defenses with Van Platin's subordinates entering the city with bombs strapped to their chests, exploding in a moment's notice, resulting in massive collateral damage. In the meantime, Irigare used the chaos to kill off the confused stragglers. Including her severely injuring Neil, but is killed by Audrey in the process.
The remaining Garrison members were either killed off or went into hiding. The members Kiri and Ka'atu were forced into a duel having been misinformed by Van Platin and Peyo respectively about the identity of the Garrison traitor. As a result, the two were thought to have been killed in action and fell into the sea.
After a year of siege, Arden Heights was successfully captured by Rangelus. The Lawless District was now under the complete control of the Kartel. Now with direct access to the Imperial Capital, Enzo Sipo prepared his troops for another war, the Kartel's first invasion of the Capital Island, which would later be known as the Three Year War.
- The Battle of Arden Heights may be in reference to the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, in World War II.