THE GREAT SUNDERING
General. The Great Sundering of the races took
place in approx. 11900 b.S. – 11750 b.S.
After the destruction of the
elven metropolis of Fá'áv’cal'âr
and the turning of the once splendorous lands into nothing but a ravaged
wasteland the races went their separate ways. All of the original leaders of the
races were slain during the horrific fighting. Quarrels erupted between the new
leaders of not only the races, but also within their own race as well. This
resulted in the splitting of armies and families. Each group then went their own
The Sundering of the Dwarves. During the days of fighting the elves two great dwarven commanders arose. Kurak the Strong and Vurag. Kurak was eventually nominated head of the dwarven army after the death of their original commander, for he was viewed as not only strong, but wise as well. Kurak immediately saw the uselessness of fighting over what remained of Fá'áv'cal'âr and began to slowly disengage his forces. When Kurak slowly retreated south, Vurag and his troops were no longer with him. He still retained the greater part of the dwarven people, and led them into the high slopes of the Prominent Mountains where they built great wonders in the years to come.
Vurag though, had risen to prominence, due to his feared reputation of mindless butchery. There was no dispute as to his skills, or their effectiveness however. He refused to disengage his troops when Kurak gave the command. He kept fighting until forced out of the lands by the orcs, he and his troops grudgingly retreated north to the Imlith Mountains. There they had constant skirmishes with the orcs and goblins that fled north and settled in the area. The constant warfare and atrocities on both sides kept Vurag's people in a semi barbarous state.
The final group of dwarves to emerge from the death throes of Fá'áv'cal'âr were the Mitharim. Mithra was a low positioned officer in a dwarvish infantry troop that had been cut off from the main force of Kurak. He and the rest of his troop had to commence with a fighting withdrawal. During this withdrawal, heavy casualities were faced, and Mithra proved himself by gathering up the shattered remnants and leading them to some half-ruined docks. Once at the docks, he stole several strong ships of war and sailed south. There was not a single sailor among them, and they were blown far out to sea. They would eventually come to land far to the south in the Mithril Mountains, and form the Mitharim clan.
The Sundering of the Humans. During the wars of dominance for Fá'áv'cal'âr, the human leader was slain. Being orderly, he had four sub commanders, each in charge of a seperate division. There was the infantry, calvary, navy, and ranged. These commanders did not vie for the newly open position, they just stayed in control of their assigned areas. This was partly due to the discipline of the army, and partly because the former leader had simply been a figure head and the sub commanders had all met in councils and made the decisions without him.
When it was time fore the human armies to leave the war, the seperate commanders simply took their men wherever they chose. True, some men deserted one army and joined another, but for the most they stayed loyal to their commanders. The seperation was not equal in the terms of men, as the army had always been mostly made up of infantry and calvary.
Minar, the commander of the calvary, led his men south and they settled along the coastal area below the Prominent Mountains. They would later found a great kingdom, named after this first leader, the Myninan Kingdom.
Dietych, the commander of the infantry, led his men West. They took the Dinali peninsula as their own, and their descendants would take the name of the land for their own.
The navel commander, Glandor, led his men east. They sailed around the Great Horn Covert Major and landed on a peninsula christened the Glandor Peninsula. They then built the Port of Margith.
The ranged weapons commander, Jiarden, fled north with his archers. They actually ended up living in close commune with a group of elves in the Themed'lon Forest. The humans lived upon villages in the ground, while the elves lived in the trees above.
of the Orcs. The least is known about this race, as they did
not keep records of their own at the time. Also many of
the races viewing the orcs
didn't deem it worth keeping track of them.
Perhaps with the exception of attacks. What is known though is that when
the notorious Bone Queen, killed the orcish
warlord Us'gar the orcs and
goblins scattered and were broken by fear.
One orc by the name of Grag'tharkle was able to claw his way into a position of power and gathered many of his brethren and settled into the Wilshirer Heath area. Many of the others settled in scattered pockets in the Heath of Wilderon. Of the other orcs nothing is known, except that they disperesed throughout the land.
The Sundering of the Elves. The people on whom the most sorrow befell had to decide whether or not to leave the remnants of their once great empire. In the end after staying longer then any of the other races, many departed.
Some however, could not bear to leave, and eventually became known as Shadow Elves. Of those that left Fá'áv’cal'âr, there were two types, the Dark Elves and the Wood Elves.
The Wood Elves split into two large tribes, mostly decided by family ties, the majority following a renowned elven officer known as Ahman’avaestán ("In answer to the fault") to the Shaded Forest. As most of the elven people took that route, much of the knowledge that was salvaged from the ashes of Fá'áv’cal'âr was taken with them. The smaller group of Wood Elves went north and found the Wood Forest, where they stayed.
The Dark Elves, being despised by the majority of elves had to go further a field to find a safe haven. They are known to have followed Saban II. into Southern Sarvonia. Along the way though he and Avásh'aelía quarreled over leadership, and afraid of her ambition Saban II. exiled Avásh'aelía. He continued south and led his people to the Paelelon. Avásh'aelía returned north through the Hovel Frond Forest. There she settled for a short time before heading further north. Many stayed there, and later became known as the Diorye'oleal, the "Hidden Wind".
Avásh'aelía continued ever northwards until reaching the remnants of Fá'áv’cal'âr. There she united those that remained and named herself their queen. These elves over time would change and blend into the shadows of their ruined empire. They would take on the name Shadow Elves.
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