Capitol: Eldarand (population: 58,000)
Population: 1,758,000 (92% Thann, 4% Ralani, 2% Eloysians, and 2% other)
Demi-humans: 33,000 (55% dwarves, 24% elves, 20% halflings, 11% gnomes)
Humanoids: few (mostly kobolds)
Government: Monarchy (currently ruled by the Irazadi Dynasty)
Current Ruler: King Morgan IV
Coat of Arms: seven stars, a crown, and a battlement; all in gold, on a purple field
Exports: fruit, vegetables, grain, cloth, gold, stone,

Eldara is the strongest kingdom of the Heartlands, and the largest nation of ethnic Thann on western Corwyn. It is a nation of deep traditions, with a long and bloody history. Eldara’s geography is as diverse as its people; in the northern regions, the lands are lush and green, whereas in the south, near the Sea of Sand, the lands are mostly dry scrublands. But northern Eldara is a land of plenty, with thousands of lemon tress, orange groves, and apple orchards, as well as vast fields of grains and vegetables that can feed half the continent.


Eldara’s eastern borders are the rocky shores of the Bloody Coast; its western borders are the sandy shores of Storm Coast. The kingdom’s northern borders are the Melinar Forest and the Gulf of Alesard, and her southern border is the vast Sea of Sand; protected by the Kerak. Eldara constantly patrols her desert borders; for her southern neighbor is the hostile, barbarian nation of Vilzar.


The current ruler of Eldara is King Morgan IV, who is the 55th ruler of the long and distinguished Irazadi Dynasty. King Morgan IV rules the kingdom from the Iron Throne, located in the great hall of the massive fortress of Castle Ironfist. Politically, Eldara is a monarchy, but local and administrative rule is sub-divided into 21 Duchies and 170 Baronies, all of whom are ruled by powerful Vassal Lords, un-waveringly loyal to the throne.

Prominent Eldaran noble families: House Adorno, House Akardi, House Belvor, House DeMaar, House Erwald, House Falkirk, House Harrigan, House Irazadi, House Kellani, House Kromar, House Nystrom, House Skorupio, House Tesarani, House Trask, House Verizano, and House Whitehall


Eldara is a nation of great fortresses and fortified cities. It has to be, for along its southern border is the easiest invasion route known by the hated Vilzari.

For millennia, the nation's chief enemy has constantly invaded along this route and threatened its native people. This is why Eldara’s cities are fortresses, and the sole reason that Eldara spend so much of its treasury on the Kerak; a gigantic 300 mile-long barrier wall across the southern Eldaran border.

Two things have always defined the defenses of Eldara; military strength and strong fortifications. For its protection, Eldara has a large standing army of 16,000 soldiers. But in times of war, the Kingdom can muster well over 70,000 troops, due to large noble contingents.

Eldara also maintains a large and professional navy of 52 warships that patrol both the Sea of Ralas from their main western port at Sathay and the Sea of Orel from their eastern port at Kingsport. Eldaran warships are recognizable by their brightly painted purple teakwood hulls, gold trim, and white silk sails.


Most of the realm is made up rolling hills, sharp valleys, and grassy, high, windswept plains. The climate of Ammarind is usually cold because of its northern location, and the chilly winds off the mountains, give a dampness that outsiders find distressing. The harsh northern climate is what makes Thannish folk so hardy.


Life & Society

For the most part, Eldarans live a life of trade, agriculture, and sailing. Despite this quiet life, the people of this kingdom live under the constant threat of attack by their southern neighbors, the hated Vilzari of the desert. Most towns and villages of Eldara are walled and well protected, because the local folk know too well the stories of Vilzari raids and invasions that have occurred hundreds of times over the last 3,000 years.

Eldara’s fruits, vegetables, and grain are her chief offerings, but the kingdom receives much additional income from the vast overland trade that takes place on the Eldaran Isthmus, a tract of land that serves as the narrowest point between the Wyn Myr and Vhan Myr oceans.

At any given time, hundreds of rich caravans can be found, traversing the Eldaran Isthmus with every good imaginable.

The monarchy that rules the kingdom is just and fair, and the people are not overly taxed; although many traders and merchants complain anyway.

Many caravans of Eldara’s fruits and vegetables travel from its borders in return for exotic goods from the continent of Avokhar and the West.

This abundance means that even the most common markets carry rare and exotic goods from exotic locales; the Seven Cities of Brass, Yamada, even far-away Khalifar.



Eldar Plains: also known as the Breadbasket of Eldara, these fertile lands are rich in farming soil and moderate temperatures and serve to feed the Eldarans and many of the peoples of the Heartlands.

Eldaran Isthmus: narrow strip of land a little over 300 miles across between the jutting peaks of the Redpeaks Mountains and the coast of the Sea of Ralas.

Erehui Mountains: these steep and jagged peaks form the border between the Myr Gelyn desert and the Erehui Valley.

Cyrien Sea: large inland body of water located in the Heartlands of Corwyn. This large inland sea is an enormous oxbow from the River Cyr.

Redpeaks: range of mountains, running southwest along the far southern border of Eldara, and stretching into the Erehui Valley.

Sokoro Highlands desolate region, near the coastal city of Varistan. These hills are home to the infamous Velskir Barbarians.

Vrusk Scrublands: the southern region of Eldara is home to vast desolate plains, where the population is sparse and very little grows.


Important Sites

Argrenn: site of a battle in 425/5, during the First Vilzari War.

Athos-Gelynar: ‘passage to the desert’ (Svt) castle in southern Eldara, also known as the Gateway Keep. This powerful fortress guards the main entrance along the Kerak.

Castle Greyguard: important border outpost in southern Eldara, guarding the junction of the Isthmus and Desert Roads.

Castle Sandstone: this large Eldaran fortress stands at the extreme eastern edge of the Kerak, in the northern foothills of the Redpeaks Mountains.

Castle Ironfist: the royal citadel of Eldara, located in the capitol city of Eldarand. Within this fortress is the famous Iron Throne.

The Cyphergate; an ancient and mysterious circular stone arch, straddling the entrance to the Varistan harbor.

Desert Road: partially paved road that runs south from the city of Eldarand to the junction with the Isthmus Road at Castle Greyguard.

Dhorya Keep: important outpost on the Kerak, used by the army of Eldara to guard against Vilzari raids.

Eldarand: (population: 58,000) capitol and largest city in the kingdom of Eldara. Within the city walls is the impregnable fortress of the Castle Ironfist, the royal seat of Eldara’s monarchy. The city is governed by Duke Lukan Whitehall.

Erôn-Henath: ‘castle on the hilltop.’ (Svt) large fortress located in far northern Eldara, near the Forlorn Mts.. The castle guards the road between Dhaelhar and Eldarand.

Flint Harbor: site of a battle in 1264/4, during the Incursion Wars.

Herrenden Fields: site of a battle in 430/5 which ended the First Vilzari War.

Iron Throne: the royal seat of the kingdom of Eldara, located within Castle Ironfist.

Isthmus Road: (the Trader’s Road) road that runs east from the Eldaran seaport of Sathay along the Kerak to the city of Southcliff.


Kerak: enormous fortified barrier wall built by the Ravinian Empire between 436-530/5. At the end of the Sixth Age, Eldara could afford to station only about 3,000 soldiers along the Kerak. More than half of its length was in crumbling ruins, and more than 500 of its towers and keeps were abandoned.

Khossen: site of a battle in 559/5 between the Ravinian Empire and the Vilzari, which ended the Third Vilzari War.

Kingsport:(pop:46,000) Major Eldaran seaport located on the coast of the Sea of Ralas, and the main western naval base for the navy of Eldara. The city is currently governed by Duke Brocar Irazadi.

Relanoth: site of a battle in 1279/4 between the northern kingdoms of Corwyn and the Vilzari, which ended the Third Incursion War.

Rin Falar: (population: 51,000) Second largest city in Eldara, located in the southenr region of the kingdom. The city is governed by Duke Crispin Falkirk.

Rin Falar Road: Road that runs south from the capitol city of Eldarand, to the city of Rin Falar.

Sathay: (population: 25,000) Large seaport located on the Storm Coast of the Sea of Ralas. The city is governed by Duke Brüenor Erwald.

Southcliff:(population: 23,000) Small city that lies at the eastern edge of the Kerak, on the Storm Coast. The city is currently ruled by Duke Amalric DeMaar.

Varistan:(pop: 13,300) Small seaport, located on the Bloody Coast, off the Sea of Orel. The city is governed by Duke Avery Kromar.

Westfall:(pop:63,000) Major seaport located on the Bloody Coast, off the Sea of Orel, which is built into the chalky white cliffs at the foothills of the Redpeaks. The city is governed by Duchess Nalia Skorupio.


Local History

The kingdom of Eldara was founded by King Eldan Durethë in 24/4, after the defeat of Alokkair at the end of the Third Age. The Thannish people were very fierce and proud, and after the Vaas people refused a Melanthir from the Saar council, the overly proud Thannish people demanded two. Two half-brothers; Eldan and Rhodan received the weapons. Rhodan went on to found Rhodara, whereas Eldan founded Eldara. Eldan ordered the great fortress of Castle Ironfist built and under his rule the small villages of Rin Falar, Eldarand, Kingsport, and Sathay grew into mighty cities. The Thannish people were also great seafarers and the rich eastern Eldaran seaports of Ordana, Morathad, and Ormath soon grew in size and wealth as well.

The Thannish kings were always obsessed with wealth and power. The climate and terrain of Eldara allowed them to grow vast quantities of food, and soon they discovered enormous deposits of both iron and silver in the mines of Eldara. So, based on its exports of grain, fruit, iron, and silver, the kingdom soon became very wealthy. In 179/4, King Aron of Eldara sent his eldest son Prince Daghon across the sea to colonize the lands of the East. That year, Daghon sailed from Ordana and landed on the Kratheri Peninsula, founding the city of Durendar there. At that time, the peninsula was home to the Kratheri people and ruled by the ailing Kingdom of Kerathos. Over the next fourteen years, the Eldaran colonists battled the Kratheri and finally captured and destroyed their capital city of Jareesh after an eight year siege. Within a century, all remaining Kratheri resistance had been crushed and the Thannish controlled the entire peninsula. This period became known as the Glorious Conquest. The Kratheri Peninsula became a sister kingdom to mainland Eldara, and was known as East Eldara. The East Eldaran princes soon signed treaties with the Xholar Empire of the Far East and became trading partners with them. Afterward, Eldara became the richest nation in all of Corwyn.


Eldara’s fortunes began to wane in the late Fourth Age. First the kingdom was hit with a terrible plague in 976/4 and another worse one in 1142/4. Many Thannish people died and the kingdom was severely weakened. Around this time, the nobles in East Eldara wanted more autonomy, and by 1202/4, Prince Castenar revolted against his own father King Arathar IV. The First Eldaran Civil War Lasted seven bloody years, and ended in 1209/4 with the East Eldara becoming a separate kingdom called Thûle. Eldara continued to decline under the reign of King Arathar IV and his son Agathar III, who succeeded him in 1225/4. When Agathar died in 1248/4, he was succeeded by his young son Hagar II. This boy-king was young and brash, and worse, was not at all politically savvy. Around this same time the eastern nobles of Eldara began to voice resentment with the Eldarand monarchy over high taxes and unfair representation. These voices were led by Duke Rygar Alesard of Ordana. By 1250/4, Rygar and his followers were in open revolt, beginning the Second Eldaran Civil War. King Hagar was no match for Rygar and by 1254/4; the eastern provinces of Eldara became the new kingdom of Orel. Eldara’s problems soon continued to worsen. In 1256/4, a Vilzari warlord named Alzakar K'Noth began the Incursion Wars. In this terrible series of three wars, King Hagar himself was killed in a Vilzari ambush and his dynasty ended. King Dareon Arellani assumed the Iron Throne and continued to fight the hated desert invaders until their final defeat at the Battle of Relanoth in 1279/4. Eldara was by then was terribly weak and divided. In 1283/4, the Mad-King Gayorg of Rhodara invaded Eldara because of its weakened condition. This bloody conflict was called the War of Annexation. By 1289/4, the Rhodarans were defeated with the help of Eldara’s many allies, But King Dareon was killed in the Battle of Keslyn.


The Arellani Dynasty continued to rule the kingdom until 422/5, when King Ragnar II was slain in the First Vilzari War. Eldara was then ruled by the Tamarlane Dynasty from 422-621/5. In that terrible year, King Aden rode out with his two sons to battle Sorimmar’s hordes during the Siege of Arynäe. During that terrible battle all three were slain and the rule of the kingdom passed to King Damion Irazadi.

Since the Cataclysm, the kingdom of Eldara has been ruled by House Irazadi. Much of Eldaran history has been one of blood and death. The people of this region have always lived under the shadow of fear. Their southern desert-dwelling neighbors, the Vilzari have invaded this territory a total of twelve times and launched literally hundreds of smaller raids and incursion during the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Ages. Over the past 3,000 years; the city of Sathay has been destroyed or captured seven times, the city of Rin Falar has been sacked four times, and even the capitol city of Eldarand has fallen to the hated Vilzari once. The Thannish folk have repaid the favor by destroying the Vilzari seaport of Eto several times, and even the capitol city of An-Khara once. Lately, the Vilzari have become aggressive once again with frequent raids into the interior over crumbling sections of the Kerak, and by sea from the Ralani Coast. The Eldarans have responded with force, as they always do, and another bloody conflict looms on the horizon between the Vilzari and the Thann. There has never been any love lost between these two civilizations.