Empress Ravinia Myrnäe; "The Immortal Empress"

(14/5 to 621/5) Ravinia Myrnäe; commonly known as the "Immortal Empress", ruled the Ravinian Empire of Corwyn for over 600 years, while wielding the Orenthir.

Ravinia was born a Princess of Alveron, the daughter of King Elgor Myrnäe II and his elvish queen, Laarinel.

When she was born, her body bore the mark of a great bird, a symbol which signaled to many sages that Ravinia was one day destined to fulfill the ancient prophecy, and become the leader of the West.

Because of this prophecy, there were several attempts on Ravinia's life during her childhood.

As a young woman, Princess Ravinia soon came into her own as a brave warrior and leader, fighting in the desperate battle of Baryn Valley, alongside her father.

She was there, when her father was slain by an orcish champion, and soon avenged his death many times over.

Despite this tragic loss, the battle itself was a great victory. It ended the Unification Wars and paved the way for the future Ravinian Empire.

Ravinia assumed the Imperial Raven Throne in the year 44/5, and was granted the title of "Empress." She was granted both human and the elvish title of; Ora’ Anvalé Thelassarë, which meant "Immortal Empress."

At her coronation, the Council of Sorcerë bestowed Ravinia with the Orenthir, and she went on to rule the Ravinian Empire for over 600 years.

Public Works

As Empress, Ravinia was able to start great programs to bring both culture and education too many civilizations throughout western Corwyn.

The Empress ordered the creation of the Council of Theos to advise her on spiritual matters and created the order of Raven Knights to bring justice to the empire’s enemies and protect its citizens.

To protect the West from invasion, she ordered construction of the Salkröth. Later, to protect her subjects from the hated Vilzari, Ravinia ordered construction of the Kerak barrier wall across the Empire's southern borders.

The Cataclysm

Over her long reign, Ravinia developed several dangerous enemies, including Sorimmar the Necromancer, whom she had banished into the East as punishment for his treachery.

Over many long years, Sorimmar plotted against the Empire and its immortal Empress, instigating many conflicts and fermenting internal divisions. He soon began working with a disgruntled Imperial Knight named Malachar Vilmartine.

Malachar became one of Ravinia's closest advisors. In the year 621/5, He betrayed and murdered the Empress advisors. After killing Ravinia, he stole the Orenthir and gave it his true master, Sorimmar.

Upon her death, the terrible events of the Cataclysm took place, forever changing the Continent of Corwyn.