King Rhodan Mallistäer
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Rhodan Mallistäer was one of the Seven Champions of the West who helped defeat Alokkair in the War of the Melanthir. He then went on to found Rhodara; one of two separate Thannish Kingdoms, and became the first monarch of the powerful Mallistäer Dynasty.


King Rhodan was the first holder of STORMBRINGER; one of the seven Melanthir swords, given to him by the Council of Sorcerë as a reward for his courage and leadership in the War against Alokkair at the end of the Third Age. Rhodan was one of two Thannish leaders to be given a Melanthir sword. The other was his half-brother; Eldan Durethë.

After the defeat and imprisonment of Alokkair, Rhodan, along with his half-brother, went back to his father's kingdom of Valdor. The two brother had always hated each other, and only at the request of their dying father Valden, did they try and get along together.

By the year 33/4, Valden was dead, and relations between the two brothers were again at a breaking point. Soon, open warfare soon broke out, with Thanns slaughtering other Thanns. This terrible conflict cost tens of thousands of lives and became known as the Twilight War. The civil war dragged on for five long bloody years, until an agreement was reached separating the two factions into two separate Kingdoms; Eldara and Rhodara. Rhodan received only about a third of the territory of the former kingdom of Valdor because of his defeat at the Battle of Neriya.

Rhodan's territory became the new Kingdom of Rhodara. Rhodan was a bastard son of Valden Durethë, but took his mother's maiden name when he formed his own kingdom. He assumed the Granite Throne of Rhodara in the year 38/4 and became the first monarch of the powerful Mallistäer Dynasty.

After his coronation, King Rhodan made the city of Ashara his capitol and took Castle Myrkur as his citadel. He continued to rule Rhodara until his death in the year 47/4;