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Evereska circa 1372 DR
Evereska
Geographical information
Aliases LastHome, the Last City
Capital Evereska City
Area Western Heartlands
Societal information
Races Eladrin
Religion The Seldarine
Population 21,051 in 1372 DR
22,000 in 1479 DR
Imports Metal ore
Exports Paintings, statues, wine, wood carvings
Political information
Government Gerontocracy (Council of Hill Elders)
Ruler's type High Lord
Ruler Duirsar in 1479 DR

Evereska (Eh-ver-Eh-ska, elvish: "fortress home") was a fabled valley in the Western Heartlands, one of the last realms of the elves in the north.[1] Founded in secret in -8600 DR, Evereska has since been a haven for the remaining Fair Folk in Faerûn. [2]

Evereska was in a valley encircled with twelve hills collectively known as the Shaeradim,[3] which was sculpted into a large terraced garden, and inhabited by moon and sun elves. The houses were worked into the landscape and it was possible to float large items in the city. Blueleaf trees covered the valley and were sculpted by magic. Weather conditions and diseases were regulated by a magical mythal. Some elves spent their time in deep caverns to create new spells.[4]

Hill Elders Edit

Trade Edit

Because the hills around Evereska contained little in the way of ores, they were imported into the city, in exchange for paintings, sculptures, crafted wooden items and wine.[4]

Defenses Edit

The warriors defending the city were equipped with enchanted armor that allowed them to fly.[4]

Geography Edit

Evereska

Evereska itself was situated on a large stone pedestal that rose nearly a thousand feet from the grassland below. This was encircled by the Vine Vale which was primarily agricultural land of vineyards and orchards.[6] Outside of the vale were the Shaeradim: twelve hills that completely encircle Evereska so that it was not visible from the valley below. The valley inside of these hills and west of Evereska was the West Cwm.[7]

HistoryEdit

In Hammer, 1372 DR,[8] Evereska was attacked by freed phaerimms from Anauroch, damaging the mythal and causing further destruction. The Evereskans were able to repel the attack using magic, and a few phaerimm and elves who lost their wits in the battle still wander the Evereskan valley.[4] Almost all of the Tomb Guard were destroyed, along with many of the Vale Guard and more than half of the Swords of Evereska.[9]

The damage to the mythal has caused it to cloak Evereska in mist or fine rain and create unpredictable magical effects, and the gardens are not tended so they have become overgrown. Many bridges in the valley are now broken. The phaerimm and eladrin still occasionally clash. Houses are guarded by helmed horrors and shield guardians.[4]

The survivors of the battle with the phaerimm were all younger elves, and they now protect their existence violently if they encounter a threat. They regard looters as deserving of death. Some elves now travel from other parts of Faerûn to join the remaining Evereskan elves, and some remove the remaining treasures of Evereska, moving them to safer locations.[4]

Notable EvereskansEdit

Prestige Classes Edit

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 130–131. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  2. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 267. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 173. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (2002-10-09). More Evereska. Rand's Travelogue. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 106. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
  6. Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 200. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
  7. Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 210. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
  8. Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 99. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  9. Richard Baker (August 2004). Forsaken House. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 175. ISBN 0-7869-3260-0.
  10. Black Isle Studios (2000). Steve Bokkes, J.E. Sawyer, John Deiley, Reg Arnedo, Matt Norton, et al. Icewind Dale.
  11. Richard Baker, James Wyatt (March 2004). Player's Guide to Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 167. ISBN 0-7869-3134-5.
  12. Kate Novak (May 1998). “Rogues Gallery: Crew of the Realms Master”. Dragon #247 (TSR, Inc.), p. 79.

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