Lost City of Selunë

Selunë was an elvish city destroyed during the Great Rift of 884/3.

Selunë; which means "The City of the Moon" in elvish, was a thriving, elvish city-state, located on ground that is today at the bottom of the Iron Sea. When the Great Rift occurred, the entire city slipped beneath the waves forever.

Selunë was extremely wealthy, as the Grey-Elves traded with both the dwarves of Khûrzhad and Ralani men of Asgamoth.

This tragedy was compounded by the fact that three of the famed Silvarils, which were located within the City Palace, were also lost.

After the destruction of the city, rumors began to spring up that the elves of Selunë had not died, but had simply adapted to their new surroundings. Reports began of a new breed of elves, with sparkling greenish-silver skin, webbed hands and feet, which were seen off the shores of the sea of Ralas.

Even today, many believe that these "Sea-Elves," inhabit the underwater city of Selunë.