The Eastvale

The Eastvale is the western region of the Highlands, which today, is encompassed by two nations: Derianor and Elyria.

The Eastvale's regional borders are: the Frozen Coast on the north, the Purple Mountains on the south, the Crumbling Mountains on the east, and the Jagged Coast on the west.

The cities of Elsareth, Donareth, and Pike's Ferry are all located in this region.


Thousands of years ago, the Eastvale was separated from the Westvale by a single waterway known as the Vale River. When the Great Rift occurred in 884/3, the lands were shattered, and much of the region was consumed by water, creating what is today the Iron Sea, and Westvale Isle.

Timeline of the Eastvale

Early Settlements

Centuries after the Great Rift of 884/3 devastated the western third of the Corwyn, scattered tribal groups began migrating into the region, which at that time was called the "Eastvale."

These early human settlers were called the Vaas, and their people were divided into nine separate Clans; three of which, the Doradans, the Harlochs and the Vesten, settled in the Eastvale.

Once they settled, the Vaas founded several early settlements, including Amhorst, Pike's Ferry, and Stonebridge.

The Cynaran Invasion

The Cynarans were a Vaas Clan who hailed from the Isle of Cynara, with a reputation as great sailors and fierce warriors. For many years the Cynarans raided isolated coastal settlements of the Eastvale. However, by the year 846/3 of the Third Age, the Cynarans became a much larger threat when all their tribes united under Endacil Redmond, woh declared himself King of a new nation called "Urland."

Under King Endacil's rule, Urland soon began to expand their holdings. The Cynarans sailed from the Isle of Cynara, across the Sea of Vaas, and invaded the Eastvale. In the year 830/3, the city of Amhorst was captured and became the center of Urland's power on the continent of Corwyn for the next 300 years.

Establishment of the Kingdom of Harloch

In the year 1170/3, the Cynarans themselves were conquered by the Iskari after the Forty Years War. With the collapse of Urland, the Eastvale became independent once again. In the year 325/4, a great warrior and priestess named Elsareth Van Arden conquered the Eastvale region and founded her own kingdom called "Harloch." After her death, the city of Amhorst, which was the capitol city of the Kingdom, was re-named "Elsareth" in her honor.

the Kingdom of Harloch continued to prosper for another 400 years. But, in the year 763/4, the Kingdom was overrun and destroyed by a horde of barbarians known as the "Ravagers," who destroyed both the city of Elsareth and the fortress of Castle Harloch.

Rise of the Vaas City-states

After the fall of Harloch, the Eastvale fell into anarchy for many years, the Vaas clans continued to fight amongst themselves, and the region became divided into several rival city-states, each controlled by petty Vaas Lords. The strongest of these city-states was Karthis.

The Iron Treaty of 536/4

In the year 536 of the Fourth Age, the city-state of Pike's Ferry signed a controversial agreement with the Kingdom of Iskandar. This agreement allowed the Iskari to colonize parts of the Eastvale region and develop it for mining iron ore and farming. In return, the city of Pike's Ferry received a handsome percentage of all profits. Lord Cochran of the House of Pike was widely condemned by other Vaas Lords for entering into this agreement. One of those Lords; Ethelred Madrigal was so enraged by the agreement, he declared war upon Pike's Ferry and ordered his soldiers to destroy all Iskari colonies along the Jagged Coast.

The Karthic Wars

By the middle of the Fourth Age, the first Iskari colonists began to arrive from Iskandar. At first, small groups sailed east across the Iron Sea and established small settlements in the coastal areas of the Eastvale. The House of Pike signed treaties with the Iskari for purposes of trade.

However, King Ethelred Madrigal of Karthis; an brash and arrogant ruler, was enraged by what he saw as a hostile Iskari invasion. He then ordered a series of reckless military raids on the fledgling Iskari settlements. One of these fateful raids cost the life of the Iskari Crown Prince; Idris.

The War of Terror

Following the fall of Karthis in 597/4, all organized resistance to the Iskari occupation ended, and a new, dark era came to the Eastvale. The next two centuries became known as the "War of Terror," a period of widespread mayhem and slaughter against the local population that lasted between 597 and 853/4.

The Fall of Harloch and the Era of the Ravagers

The Kingdom of Harloch was destroyed by the Ravagers in 763/4, and its capitol city of Elsareth was sacked and burned.

Establishment of the Freehold of Dorada

Lord Adleroth Penrose moved into the region and founded the Freehold of Dorada.

Over the next few centuries, the House of Penrose became closely allied with Empress Ravinia, and, under their leadership, Dorada eventually joined the Ravinian Empire.

As part of the Empire, the Eastvale grew in importance and population. Many great institutions were built here; such as the Anfala Palace and the Avenue of Deities in city of Elsareth.

The Ravinian Period

During the period of the Ravinian Empire, the the Eastvale was divided into two separate nations; the Freehold of Dorada in the north and the Kingdom of Elyria in the south. Dorada was an important Imperial province, for its capital of Elsareth was home to both the Academë and Empress Ravinia's Summer Palace. In many ways, this region became the epi-center of culture and learning for the entire Empire.

The Collapse of the Empire and the founding of Derianor

After the Cataclysm, the region was largely laid waste. the region was rebuilt by two men; Grand Bishop Deriyan Montessarë and Lord Thalen Penrose, a former Ravinian knight. Deriyan established a new form of religious government, and Thalen established an Order of Knights to serve and protect the new nation. That new nation was named "Derianor," in honor of Bishop Deriyan, who gave his life to create it.