Caras Eldar

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City of Caras Eldar
Seat of Elvenesse
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The Woodland Realm
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Coat of Arms
Nicknames: Jewel of Elvendom
Country: Dominion of Malin
Founded: 14th of the First Seed, 1646
Government
Mortal Queen of the Elves: Renn Calithil
Governing Body: The High Court of Elvedom
Population: 165,890
Language(s): Common, Elvish

The capital of the Dominion of Malin, Caras Eldar is situated upon the north-west shores of Atlas in the forested dales known as the Lofty Woods. The city acts as the seat of the High Court of Elvendom and was completed in 1646. Caras Eldar is known for its wealth of culture, its spectacular fusion of natural and stone architecture, and for its vast and diverse population. It is populated mostly by Elves, though many allied Men and Dwarves have also come to call the great metropolitan forest-city home. The Dominion's government, led by Queen Renn Calithil, presides over the three united districts. These districts: Irrinor, Velunor, and Valleinor, blend seamlessly within the high walls and beneath great leafy boughs. It is also home to several great architectural achievements, which include the great Court of Valleinor and the Greyharbour, which is one of the greatest seaports in the civilized world.

History

Construction

After the departure from the Isles of Axios in 1640, the joint armadas of the Elven fleet sailed west under a united banner, landing upon the north-west coast of the Continent of Atlas in 1641, after a year of travel. Plans by Princess Titania Hawksong were used in the construction of the city, and it was subdivided into three distinct districts. In quintessentially Elven fashion the walls were constructed in fusion with the existing forest, and most housing was raised among the branches of the elder trees.

The First Redshore Incursion

In 1648, only a few years after the ceremonial laying of the plaque upon the fountain, the capital of Elvendom was first assaulted by two great beasts, born of the briny deeps of the North Sea. Coming upon the city with great carnage, the draconid Droquar, as they came to be known, laid great waste to the seaward fortifications of Greyharbour, but were repelled by a large echelon of Virarim and a smaller force of Dwarven allies and artillery from Az'Adar. The conflict marked the first official use of Rune Cannonades by the Elven Nation, and introduced the menace of the great beasts to the Continent of Atlas.

Geography

Caras Eldar is located in the northwestern corner of Atlas, in the broad forested lands which extend between the mountains and the sea. Due to a nearby area of mild volcanic activity the soil is quite rich, with the farms and orchards which flank the capital's southern walls being known for their particularly fruitful and well-provisioned harvest. Caras Eldar's northern harbour opens to the great North Sea, protected from its perennial fury by two immense stone sea-walls which gird the seaward side. To the direct south-east of the city stands a mysterious spire capped with a curious pillared structure of silver stone, though none as yet have been able to discern its purpose.

Notable Figures

Council Members

  • Mortal Queen Renn Calithil (Murlocs)
  • Praetor Arwenia Silma (Punisher8817)
  • Aedile Aerith Oranor (Riftblade)
  • Admiral Awaiti Aureon (GaiaLoTC)
  • Lord Treasurer Calius Terin (ShadowedOblivion)
  • Lord of Velunor Zaniil Isilioleth (Smawton)
  • Lord of Irrinor, former King of the Elves Kairn Ithelanen (HeathensHammer)
  • Lady/Archdruid of the Mother Grove Nivndil Duskhollow (Nivndil)

Previous Council Members

  • Former High Prince Belestram Sylvaeri
  • Former High Princess Awaiti Aureon
  • Former High Prince Loriens Silma
  • Former Prince Khaine Csarathaire
  • Oracle Artimec Caerme'onn
  • Former Lady of Valleinor and Architect Titania Hawksong

Government

See Government of the Dominion of Malin.

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