Adleroth Penrose

Adleroth Penrose was an Amari nobleman and the brother of King Elroth Penrose III who left the Kingdom of Adar in the year 585/4 because of growing fears of the evil seeping into the court of Adarond. He founded the Freehold of Dorada in 599/4.

After he was banished from Adar in 585/4, Adleroth and his family took their wealth, and a few loyal retainers, and traveled west into far northwestern Corwyn. In the year 599/4, Adleroth established Dorada; the first Freehold on Corwyn, and made its capitol the large settlement of Donareth. As time went on, the House of Penrose became increasingly spiritual and built a great temple on the shores of the Iron Sea, near Elsareth.

For many centuries, the Freehold was a sanctuary for travelers from the dangers of the Wildlands. A great temple to Berevrom was built in the Freehold, but was later destroyed by a group of Wildfolk called the Ravagers.

Later, Lord Penrose of Dorada built a great castle about the newly rebuilt temple. This fortress became known as Berevrom's Keep. By the Fifth Age, the Lord of Dorada allied himself with Empress Ravinia, and Dorada became an important province in the Ravinian Empire. The imperial court built the Academë; its greatest university within the city of Elsareth, Soon, Dorada became a center for arts and culture known throughout the Empire.

After the Fall of the Ravinian Empire, a great theologian named Deriyan Montessarë worked with both the Penrose family and King Irithar of Cyrendar to create a new sanctuary realm for the West; it was named Derianor in honor of this late founder.