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Miyeritar
Geographical information
Type Country
Area High Moor, Misty Forest
Societal information
Races Dark elves, wild elves
Religion Seldarine

Locations in Miyeritar
Organizations in Miyeritar
Settlements in Miyeritar

Miyeritar was an ancient dark elven empire in the north western parts of Faerûn.[1]

HistoryEdit

The realm of Miyeritar was founded by green and dark elves around -18000 DR in the area later known as the High Moor and Misty Forest.[2]

The gold elven realm Aryvandaar became their greatest threat. In -14700 DR the rulers of this realm began attempting to diplomatically and peacefully annex Miyeritar into their realm. Despite these troubles with their powerful neighbors, in -13900 DR the realm of Miyeritar developed into the center of elven Art and High Magic in Faerûn. But Aryvandaar did not let up and in -13200 DR skirmishing and trade interference started between both realms. It was only a question of time until a real war broke out between them. That happened in -12000 DR when the rulers of Aryvandaar lost their patience and attacked. This was the beginning of the first Crown War.[3][4][2]

In -11800 DR the Aryvandaaran seemed to have won and militarily occupied and annexed the realm Miyeritar. But a number of Miyeritari clans and strongholds resisted and continued to fight. They received help from the elves of Illefarn who, despite its officially-neutral stance, provided secret safehavens for Miyeritarid refugees.[3][4][5]

Miyeritar was considered conquered at the end of the first Crown war in -11300 DR.[3][4][5] Aryvandaar also conquered other realms causing guerilla fighting and rebel mages to arise in parts of Miyeritar and the newly conquered territories in -10600 DR.[4][6] This led to the Aryvandaaran using High Magic to cause a tremendous killing storm. The event became known as The Dark Disaster. It reduced the entire forest and realm of Miyeritar into barren wastelands within three months. [7][4][6]

Ruins of Miyeritar could still be discovered in later times (circa 1372 DR). One of them was the mysterious Kraanfhaor's Door which was the entrance to a school of High Magic. The drow mage Q'arlynd Melarn found a way to open it and got an ancient Selu'Kiira of his Miyeritari ancestors. With the help of that he learned to use High Magic and helped in killing the goddess Kiaransalee. Later he helped to redeem some drow, the descendants of ancient Miyeritiiri clans, of the curse which made them drow. They were once more dark elves now and welcomed by the Seldarine.(see The Lady Penitent)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 30. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. 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. 15. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.

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