King Aron Durethë

Aron Durethë was an ambitious and greedy king 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.

King Aron greatly desired to expand his domain east across the Sea of Eldara, so he ordered his eldest son; Prince Daghon to lead a large military expedition across the South Sea sea, and conquer the Kratheri Peninsula for Eldara.

This military expedition ordered by King Aron became known as the "Glorious Conquest;" it resulted in a tremendous amount of death and suffering inflicted upon the Kratheri peoples of the peninsula.

After many years, Prince Daghon eventually 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 city of Jareesh.

This new kingdom became known as East Eldara and the small Thannish settlement of Durendar eventually became its capitol city.

King Aron was the fifth monarch of the Durethë Dynasty, and sat upon the Iron Throne between the years 159 and 194 of the Fourth Age. He did not live to see the completion of the conquest of the Kratheri Peninsula; but his younger son; King Raynor did.