The Battle of Ardougne is an unofficial name for the events that took place as a result to the recent discovery of Runecraft, allowing humans to be able to cast magic - something that was lost for ages due to the dwindling supplies of runes. It took place in year 7 of the Fifth Age, according to a Varrock Museum display. In this battle, a Saradominist tribe expanding to Kandarin, led by the ancestor of Ceril Carnillean, fought and overthrew the Zamorakian Mahjarrat Hazeel, who at the time ruled the lands surrounding what is now Ardougne. Hazeel, however, escaped death and retreated, nursing his wounds until his cultists revived him during the year 169 of the Fifth Age.
After the Saradominist tribe defeated Hazeel the Saradominist tribe settled there and named their settlement Ardougne, which eventually became the biggest city of Kandarin, as well as the capital. Until year 98 of the Fifth Age the city prospered under the guidance of the Carnilleans, in year 98 the Kingdom of Kandarin was born under the rule of its first King of the Ardignas line. Even today, the Carnilleans remain a respected and wealthy bloodline in Ardougne.