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808. But Charles, the son of the emperor, built a bridge across the Elbe, and moved the army under his command as fast as he could across the river against the Linones and Smeldingi. These tribes had also defected to Godofrid. Charles laid waste their fields far and wide and after crossing the river again returned to Saxony with his army unimpaired.1
811. Emperor Charles sent an army of Franks and Saxons hostilely across the Elbe against those Slavs who are named the Lanai [Linones?] and Bechelenzi, and they laid waste those lands and built for a second time a fortress in the place which is called 'Abochi'.2
839. Two expeditions were mounted: a Saxon one against the attacks of the Sorbs and Wilzi who had recently left several villae of the Saxon March in flames; and a combined Austrasian-Thuringian one against the rebellious Abodrites and the people called the Linones ... Meanwhile the Saxons fought a battle at Kesigesburg against those Sorbs who are called the Colodici and thanks to heavenly help won the victory. The Sorbian king Czimislav was killed and Kesigesburg and eleven forts were captured. Another king was hurriedly made amidst all these upheavals, and oaths were taken from him and hostages too, and much of their land was confiscated.3
858. Louis... returned to Frankfurt, and, after he had discussed and dealt with many things of importance for the kingdom with his men, decided that three armies should be sent to different frontiers of his kingdom. The first, under Carloman his eldest son, he sent against the Moravian Slavs and Rastiz; a second under Louis, his younger son, against the Abodrites and Linones; the third was sent under Thaculf against the Sorbs who refused to obey his commands.4
877. The Slavs called Linones and the Siusli their neighbors planned to rebel and refused to pay the usual tribute. King Louis sent certain of his faithful men there around mid-Lent, and they suppressed the rebellion without fighting; they took some hostages and not a few gifts and reduced these peoples to their former state of servility.5