Antharë

Capitol: Starfall (pop: 20,000)
Population: virtually no human population
Demi-humans: 150,000 (99% Grey-Elves, 1% other)
Humanoids: few
Government: Mageocracy
Current Leaders: A 13-member ruling council (the Synfari)
Coat of Arms: a gold Thanatäe tree under a gold shooting star on a white field.
Exports: elvish crafts, elixirs, potions, scrolls
Imports: Grain, livestock, Wine, gold, silver, coal

Designed by the Grey-Elves as an enclave, a place of quiet reflection, and above all, a sanctuary from the other races and the evils of the world. The realm of Antharë is one of the most mysterious and wonderful regions in all of Corwyn. It is also the most mysterious, as it is forbidden for outsiders to enter upon fear of death. Antharë is located in the far southeast corner of the Island of Vesarivon, and is easily the most secluded and little traveled region on Corwyn. It is the home to the last remaining civilization of Grey-Elves on Corwyn. The Grey-Elves of this realm are ruled by a 13-member ruling council of Grey-Elf mages. Very little is known of these elves by other races, and most folk have never even seen one. Even the other elvish races feel that Grey-Elves are aloof, arrogant, and secretive. Most of Corwyn’s Grey-Elves reside within the dense Vesarivon Forest that comprises the land borders of Antharë. The eastern border of Antharë is the coast of the Iron Sea. There is some trade along the coasts of Antharë, but practically none overland. Antharë’s coat of arms consists of a golden Thanatäe tree with three golden stars above on a white field.

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The closest human outpost to this realm is Eryn Kahai; a small independent freehold, located on the western border of the Vesarivon Forest. It is here, that the large town of Qualar is located. This freehold was founded by the Grey-Elves of Antharë and serves a vital function as a buffer between those elves and the other races living nearby. The freehold has a mixed population that is ruled by an autonomous council, but with one caveat. The freehold guards the border to the Grey-Elves sanctuary. Their soldiers, rangers, and scouts patrol the borders of Antharë to ensure that no intruders get into the Vesarivon Forest. It is not known if any of the folk of Eryn Kahai have ever ventured within the woodland, but they guard it quite zealously. The freehold maintains a strong force of nearly 1,000 rangers, scouts, and soldiers to protect the Antharë enclave. These troops are made up of men, Grey-Elves, and Wood-Elves. The freehold’s military forces are augmented by powerful magical items given to them by the Grey-Elves, so they are nearly invincible. As for trade, the freehold sells many elvish crafts along its river borders, and freely buys and sells goods with the people of Cyrendar and Serathyr. Eryn Kahai’s coat of arms consists of a silver Thanatäe tree under a shooting star on a dark green field. The freehold of Eryn Kahai is ruled by a seven-member ruling council of Grey-Elf mages.