Adleroth Penrose

Adleroth Penrose was the brother of Queen Irova Penrose of Adar. He was exiled in 585/4 after criticizing his sister's use of dark magic, and later founded the Freehold of Dorada.

After he was banished from Adar, Adleroth took his family and a few loyal retainers, and traveled west into far northwestern Corwyn. He eventually settled in the city of Stonebridge, a large settlement in the Eastvale region.

During his time there, Adleroth became increasingly spiritual. He became a devout cleric of Berevrom and attracted many followers. As his followersgrew, many people saw Adleroth as a righteous leader, and in the year 599 of the Fourth Age, the people of Stonebridge elected him to rule their city.

Adleroth refused the title of "King," and instead decided to form a new form of government, based upon freedom of all citizens. He called his new civilization a "Freehold," and named it "Dorada" after the Doradans who made up most of its population.

Adleroth also decreed that the city of Stonebridge be re-named "Donareth," after a legendary Doradan knight of Berevrom named Sir Donaray. He continued his benevolent rule until his death

In addition to his many other achievements, Lord Adleroth built several magnificent temples dedicated to his beloved deity; Berevrom. These temples were located in the city of Donareth, the city of Elsareth, and the largest was built at "Valecross."