The ancient city once marked the southern boundary of Siluvanede, which was a sun elven kingdom. It wasn't very far from the dwarf ruin known as Hall of Four Ghosts. The city was overrun by orcs of the Sharpspike, Tanglethorn, and Horned Lord tribes. These tribes were the largest orc community surviving in the High Forest. These orcs were Malar worshipers and their leaders were vicious rangers and druids.