(population: 40,000) Astrakan; the city of the High-Elves, literally means 'Circle of Stars' in the ancient Silvanestri tongue of the High-Elves. This ancient forest city is the capitol and largest city of the High-Elves of Melinarë. Astrakan is located deep within the Melinar Forest, on the eastern banks of the Anglarand River.

Astrakan is the greatest southern city of the High-Elves. It was was built in the First Age, along with its northern sister-city of Therakan. Astrakan is accessible via the Forest Road which runs east to Janos-Mol, and the Silvar Road, which runs east to Alathar and west to Silvany.

To protect its inhabitants, the city is surrounded by a natural barrier of trees and ferns that are impregnable to elvish foes.

The Palace of Astrakan is home to the Honorarium; the temple of elvish heoes of Corwyn.