It is unknown how the numbers were allocated. It could be that they differed from one T'lan clan to another or that each number related to the conflict against a specific group of Jaghut.
6th Jaghut WarEdit
17th/18th Jaghut WarEdit
The Kron T'lan Imass fought either their 17th or 18th war against the Jaghut in the Laederon Plateau. According to Kenemas Trybanos, a chronicler of the Nathii expedition to the Laederon Plateau, a mage who had accompanied them confirmed that a Jaghut still lived in the Laederon glacier, injured yet in possession of formidable sorcery. This seemed to indicate that the Kron failed and at least one Jaghut survived.
28th Jaghut WarEdit
The 28th war was fought during the time of Empress Laseen. The Logros Imass interrupted their service to the Malazan Empire and departed Seven Cities without warning after detecting a Jaghut enclave in the Jhag Odhan. Imperial Adjunct Lorn estimated that of the 19,000 warriors of the Logros who had originally answered Emperor Kellanved's call to service, only about 14,000 remained and that most of the missing had fallen beyond the Empire's borders. The war was also indirectly mentioned in House of Chains when Karsa Orlong was passing through the Jhag Odhan.
33rd Jaghut WarEdit
The 33rd War, also called Maeth'ki Im (Pogrom of the Rotted Flower), took place just prior to the Ritual of Tellann, 298,665 years before Burn's Sleep. The last surviving Jaghut on their continent were a mother and her two children who were pursued by members of the Kron Imass under Cannig Tol and the Bonecaster Pran Chole. The Imass eventually caught up with the Jaghut and killed the Jaghut mother thus, according to the text, ending the 33rd war. One has to assume that the Kron considered the fate of the children, who had escaped with the help of the renegade Bonecaster, Kilava, worse than death.
51st Jaghut WarEdit
The Ifayle T'lan Imass fought in the 51st war 6,031 years before Burn's Sleep. In one incident, while hunting Jaghut, a band led by Shalt Li'gar discovered a settlement of mixed Jaghut-human stock on Assail. A bloody argument broke out amongst the band with some declaring that the "abominations" should be killed. The conflict resulted in the deaths of the entire band.
Other Jaghut CampaignsEdit
It is possible that the time reference at the opening of Assail (novel) refers to a 12th Jaghut War.
Seventh century of the 12th Lamatath campaign
33,421 years before Burn’s Sleep