Malanäe was once a beautiful, seaside city of the Wood-Elves of Therakan; it is now an abandoned ruin.

The city was abandoned by the elves after the fall of Thekarë in 1233/4 and is now inhabited by poor humans and is the capitol of the Freehold of Shoredale. The former city is now a shell of itself, with a fraction of its former population. The humans who live there now have renamed it Shoredale, but the current city is nowhere close to its former glory or importance. The current human city of Shoredale is ruled by a disgraced former Baron of Ammarind named Stennis Garalt.