|Featured In||The Stormlight Archive|
Laqqi and the surrounding lands were contested as part of the war in Emul during the True Desolation. Odium's forces took control of most of Emul early in the war, but by early 1175, Azish forces fighting for the coalition of monarchs recaptured the northern half of the country.
After deciding to launch an offensive into Emul, Dalinar set up a warcamp in Laqqi due to its strategic location about a three day march away from the battlefront. A large number of coalition troops, Knights Radiant, and leaders temporarily relocated to the city. New tents and buildings were erected, and the village was fortified against storms and singer attacks. In keeping with cultural norms, the Alethi leaders stayed in austere stone lodging, while the Azish built the Prime Aqasix luxurious quarters. Laqqi served as an effective base, and the offensive into Emul was ultimately successful.
The warcamp in Laqqi was the site of Odium and Dalinar's agreement to hold a contest of champions.