Ibilar Gorge was a steep-sided valley on Quon Tali. It had been the site of a battle between the forces of Duke Kenussen D'Avore and the Royal Untan army some time before the rise of the Malazan Empire. The forces of House D'Avore had been trapped in the valley through a series of unfortunate circumstances, and scholars agreed this was one of the factors that led to their defeat.
While preparing for the defence of Raraku against Adjunct Tavore Paran's Malaz 14th Army, Sha'ik Reborn considered the battle at Ibilar Gorge. Felisin saw her sister taking the role of Kenussen D'Avore in the coming battle.