Lost Kingdom of Thalar

Thalar was the first united Thalari nation on Corwyn, located in the frozen Northern Peninsula.

Thalar was founded by King Algerd Marothë in 27/4, who had previously received a Melanthir sword from the Council of Sorcere. The kingdom of Thalar rapidly expanded south to reach the borders of Amar. The kingdom of Thalar was founded by King Algerd Marothë in 27/4, and his family ruled the country until 825/4. The capitol of Thalar was the large city of El-Gerath, which was located in a deep valley south of the Sable Mountains. A hundred miles west of the capitol was its sister city of Al-Enoth.

Both cities were fine examples of Thalari architecture and culture. The Thalari kings actually ruled from the Crystal Throne within the fortress of Sol-Kathad. The Thalari were friendly with the northern elves of the Silvarwood, who named the humans of the Northern Peninsula the ‘Thalal.’ The kingdom thrived on trade and mining of rich ores and gems for many centuries, and the weather in the region was even pleasant, except in the winter months. This all changed in 785/4. At this time, a mysterious period of bleak and violent weather began to envelope the Northern Peninsula.

It came to be called the Storm of the North, and lasted forty years. The Storm of the North was an evil gift from Alokkair as part of his master plan to destroy the entire West to avenge his earlier defeat in the War of the Melanthir. The storm was actually a magical cover for a Dark-Elf invasion of the kingdom. By the time the Storm had subsided in 825/4, the kingdom of Thalar had been obliterated, along with its two largest cities of El-Gerath and Al-Enoth. The last king of Thalar; Edgerd Marothë III was slain by the Dark-Elves at this time and his Melanthir sword was captured. The Thalari fortress of Sol-Kathad became a Dark-Elf stronghold at this time as well. The realm of Thalar collapsed into several small, competing fiefdoms that would remain bitterly divided until united many years later by Kren Alaghon.

Thalar’s coat of arms consisted of three snow-capped mountains of brown and white, under three yellow stars, on a pale grey field. The kingdom of Thalar encompassed the territories of what are today the realm of Marundi and the Northern Wastes.