Lost City of Jareesh

Jareesh was a large, beautiful, Kratheri city that served as the capitol of Kerathos. Jareesh was besieged and later destroyed by the Eldarans in their bloody campaign to conquer the Kratheri Peninsula

Jareesh fell during the Fourth Age. Jareesh was the capitol of the ancient kingdom of Kerathos, and was the only real military power in the region when the Thannish colonists arrived from Eldara in the Fourth Age. In 203/4, the city finally surrendered after an eight-year siege. The Thannish then destroyed the city and massacred its entire population. Following that tragedy, the other great cities of Jareesh soon opened their gates to the invading Thûlians. Unlike the cities of Jharë and Jhovar, Jareesh would not bend the knee and paid the ultimate price. Its ruins still exist today as a testament to Thûlian cruelty. Although the Kingdom of Kerathos successfully resisted the southern expansion of the Xholar Empire into the peninsula, it was already in sharp decline when the Eldaran colonists arrived from across the Sea of Orel in 179/4.


The Kratheri civilization of Kerathos was no longer thriving, nor was it a military power by any means, and within a century of the arrival of Prince Daghon Durethë and the first Thannish colonists from Eldara, the entire Kratheri civilization had been shattered and their people were defeated and under the domination of the Eldarans. The only remaining evidence of the kingdom is the ancient cities of Jhovar and Jharë, which are now populated and ruled by people of the Thannish descent, and the ancient ruins of the Kratheri city of Jareesh. The language of Jareesh was Krathë, which is now nearly a dead language and the race of people who spoke it are slaves of the Thûlians. The realm of Jareesh encompassed much of the territory of what then became the kingdom of East Eldara, and is today the realm of Thûle. Kerathos' coat of arms consisted of interlocked diamonds on a deep green field.