Aelinthaldaar was the capital of Illefarn, an ancient elven civilization in northwest Faerûn. The city was located where Waterdeep would later stand.[1]


The elves destroyed their own city in -1100 DR when they retreated to Evermeet, leaving very little behind.[1]

A magical effect that prevented the plateau from collapsing, regardless of activities below the surface, remained in effect. Crypts remained intact below the Pantheon Temple of the Seldarine in Waterdeep.[citation needed]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 6. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.

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