Lorynäe Anarivon

Lorynäe Anarivon was the leader of the Dark-Elves and a former princess and royal priestess of the Ectharë court at Elutheria, who attempted to overthrow the Silvar Elf-realm of Ectharë by murdering King Starion Alessarë.

Although she did slay King Starion, the rebellion was unsuccessful, and she and her banished from Ectharë, along with all her followers. In the centuries that followed, Lorynäe and her followers waged unrelenting warfare against the Silvar-Elves, in what came to be called the War of Wrath. In 1541/2, at the climactic Battle of Grôn, Lorynäe and all her folk were finally defeated and driven from the surface to dwell in the Underdark.


Lorynar grew up in the eastern elvish city of Saravôsh. From early childhood she sought divine powers and became intensely spiritual and religious.


As Lorynae's powers increased, she began to attract many followers among the elves. Her group became known as the Ka'Narr; or "Order of the Spider," and its followers soon numbered in the tens of thousands. As her power and influence grew, Lorynäe moved her high temple to the Elven capitol of Elutheria and became a senior counselor to King Starion.
Many Elven sages believe Lorynäe was Starion's mistress and greatly desired to be his wife, but Starion spurned her. Other scholars theorize she only wanted the Eternal Throne for herself, and may have been influenced by dark spirits, or even demonic forces. In any event, King Starion was betrayed by Lorynäe and her followers in the year 537/2. In an elaborate plot, she murdered Starion and attempted to usurp the Eternal Throne.

What followed was complete chaos, with elves slaying each other en masse on the streets of Elutheria; the elven capitol city. The loyalist faction of Elves was led Starion's son; Ismelian; who was a fierce warrior and swore revenge upon Lorynäe and all her followers.


After Lorynae was defeated in her attempt to steal the Elvish throne, she fled the capitol of Elutheria to her home city of Saravôsh. Once there, she orchestrated a long military campaign against the Elves of Ectharë, she established a new elvish realm east of the Saugreth-Muir Mountains called Drotharë, and for nearly a millennia thereafter, the two elven kingdoms were forever at war with one another.


At some point during the War of Wrath, Lorynäe underwent a transformation into a living goddess; from thence on, she became known as Lolth; the Spider-Queen.