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Miyeritar was an ancient elven empire in the northwestern parts of Faerûn.[2]

HistoryEdit

The realm of Miyeritar was founded by green and dark elves around −18,000 DR in the area later known as the High Moor and Misty Forest.[3]

The gold elven realm Aryvandaar became their greatest threat. In −14,700 DR, the rulers of Aryvandaar started trying to annex Miyeritar, initially through peaceful and diplomatic means. Despite these troubles with their powerful neighbors, in −13,900 DR, the realm of Miyeritar developed into a hub of elven magic and High Magic. But Aryvandaar did not let up and in -13200 DR the two realms engaged in skirmishes and interference in each other's trade. It was only a question of time until a real war broke out between them. That happened in −12,000 DR when the rulers of Aryvandaar lost their patience and attacked. This was the beginning of the First Crown War.[4][5][3]

In −11,800 DR, the Aryvandaarans seemed to have won: their forces occupied and formally annexed Miyeritar. However, a number of Miyeritari clans and strongholds held out and resisted them. They received help from the elves of Illefarn, who, although officially neutral, secretly provided sanctuaries to Miyeritari refugees.[4][5][6]

Nevertheless, Miyeritar was considered fully conquered at the end of the First Crown War in −11,300 DR.[4][5][6]

Aryvandaar went on to conquer other realms. After the conquest of Shantel Othreier in −10,600 DR, a guerilla uprising and mage rebellion occurred in parts of Miyeritar and the newly conquered lands.[5][7] This led to the Aryvandaarans 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 to barren wastelands within three months.[8][5][7]

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.[9] The drow mage Q'arlynd Melarn found a way to open it and found an ancient Selu'Kiira of his Miyeritari ancestors.[10] 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 Miyeritari clans, of the curse which made them drow. They became dark elves once more and were welcomed by the Seldarine.[11]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ?. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  2. Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 21. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 52. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 30. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Steven E. Schend and Kevin Melka (1998). Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves. (TSR, Inc), p. 31. ISBN 0-7069-0761-4.
  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. Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 58. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  10. Warning: edition not specified
  11. Lisa Smedman (June 2008). Ascendancy of the Last. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ?. ISBN 978-0-7869-4864-2.

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