The Battle of the Cliff was the term jokingly applied to the skirmish that Keladry of Mindelan and a few other pages fought in against a group of bandits near the River Hasteren in the Hill Country of Tortall. The district commander was being paid off and didn't warn Wyldon of Cavall of the bandits in the area, thus leading to the endangerment of a few of the pages. This event shook up Wyldon so much that they had sessions and lectures on battle tactics that fourth-year pages were required to attend. A few of the Mithran priests also assigned work on battles that they didn't normally, like Master Yayin.
Faleron of King's Reach, who was leading their small group, led them into a group of bandits. They were chased [by the bandits] to a rock face. Kel took over and planned to climb to a cave on the edge of the cliff. She fought off a few of the bandits as her friends were climbing, and gutted ol' Breakbone Dell, according to Gilab Lofts. They managed to hold the cave secure until reinforcements arrived.