Aron Del Vecchio

(Reign: 159-194/4) Aron Del Vecchio was the Fifth ruler of Eldara who, in the year 179/4, began the so-called Glorious Conquest; a ruthless military campaign to conquer the Kratheri Peninsula and enslave its native people.

Ever greedy and ambitious, King Aron greatly desired to expand his domain, so he ordered his eldest son; Prince Daghon to lead an invasion of the Peninsula, which caused massive death and suffering among its native Kratheri population.

The King had three sons; Daghon, Raynor, and Duren. Daghon and Duren led the fleet, while Raynor stayed behind at court. Prince Daghon was King Aron's favorite son, and he only allowed his youngest son to accompany him to "make him a man." Sadly, young Prince Duren was killed during the very first attack on a Kratheri settlement. His brother then named the site "Durendar" in his memory.

After many years, Prince Daghon conquered much of the Kratheri kingdom of Kerathos, colonized most of the Kratheri Peninsula, and enslaved most of its native Kratheri population. Although, the prince himself was slain during the siege of the Kratheri capital of Jareesh.

King Aron called his new domain "East Eldara" and the small Thannish settlement of Durendar became its new capital.

King Aron sat upon the Amethyst Throne between the years 159 and 194 of the Fourth Age. He did not live to see the completion of the conquest of the Kerathos, but that bloody task was completed but his son Raynor the Cruel.

Sages say that the death of his first-born, embittered King Aron the rest of his days. One of his last decrees was that once the city of Jareesh fell, it was was to be utterly destroyed and never rebuilt. This cruel order was obeyed and over 100,000 Kratheri people were murdered when the city was captured.