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Aryvandaar
Geographical information
Aliases Vyshaantar Empire
Type Country
Area High Forest
Societal information
Races Sun elves

Locations in Aryvandaar
Organizations in Aryvandaar
Settlements in Aryvandaar

Aryvandaar was a Sun elf kingdom,[1] also known as the Vyshaantar Empire,[2] that fell during the Fifth Crown War.[1]

HistoryEdit

First FloweringEdit

The first settlements of Aryvandaar were founded around -23900 DR in the area later known as the High Forest.[3][4]

Control of Aryvandaar was gained by the clan Vyshaan in -15300 DR, under the leadership of Coronal Ivosaar Vyshaan. The Vyshaanti of Aryvandaar claimed a family link to the ruling family of Miyeritar. They then attempted a peaceful annexation of Miyeritar which was resisted.[2][4][5]

First Crown WarEdit

Aryvandaar began the First Crown War by invading Miyeritar in -12000 DR. They also put pressure on Shantel Othreier to accept their rule or suffer the same.[2][4][5] By -11800 DR Aryvandaar had fully annexed and occupied Miyeritar though some parts continue to resist.[2][5][6] Miyeritar wasn't considered fully conquered until -11300 DR. [2][5][6]

Third Crown WarEdit

In -10900 DR Aryvandaar, now the Vyshaantar Empire, ceased talks with Shantel Otheier and invaded, starting the Third Crown War.[2][6][7] Around this time the Vyshaan lords gained a secret patron in Malkizid, a fallen solar.[2] The Battle of the Gods' Theater was fought in -10700 DR, one of the greatest and bloodiest battles of the Crown Wars. Over 70,000 elves died as an orc horde fell upon the battling armies of Aryvandaar and Shantel Othreier. Aryvandaar was victorious and occupied the northern half of Shantel Othreier. Aryvandaar fully conquered Shantel Othreier in -10600 DR, after the death of Coronal Ynloeth, ending the third Crown War. Following this, resistance movements sprang up in Shantel Othreier and neighboring Miyeritar. Shortly thereafter the Dark Disaster occurred, and Miyeritar was destroyed by its killing storms.[2][8][9] The histories written by the victorious Vyshaanti claim that Miyeritar was responsible. But in reality the high mages of Aryvandaar caused the killing storms.[10]

Aftermath Edit

In -3533 DR, the Nether Scrolls are discovered by Finder[11], a Netherese human, within the area once controlled by Aryvandaar.[11][12]

GeographyEdit

Aryvandaar encompassed the High Forest, which in the days of the Crown Wars reached the River Dessarin.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  3. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 30. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  7. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  8. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 15. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  9. Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  10. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 55. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  11. 11.0 11.1 slade, James Butler (November 1996). Netheril: Empire of Magic (The Winds of Netheril). (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 0-7869-0437-2.
  12. Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 33. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.

SourcesEdit

3rd Edition D&D

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