Thekarë
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(pronunciation: the-car-ray) Thekarë; which means "Home in the Trees" in the Silvanestri tongue, was once a nation of Wood-Elves which existed in the Silvarwood.


When the elven nation of Ectharë collapsed at the end of the Second Age, it sundered into three smaller nations.

The Elven-realm located farthest north was called "Thekarë," and the elves who settled here became known as the Wood-Elves, or "Ta'lari."

For centuries, the Wood-Elf-kings of the House of Liëflynne kept solemn vigil upon the East and their warriors protected the West from the forces of evil.

They knew that the curse of the Dark-Elves had permanently stained the lands of the East, and that evil would always thrive in that dreadful region.

The Wood-Elves of Thekarë built a magnificent city called Therakan and within its Autumn Palace, the Wood-Elf Kings sat upon the famed Oakheart Throne.

The Wood-Elves called the surrounding forest the Silvarwood, and the culture that thrived there was a wonder to behold.

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In the Third Age, the Wood-Elves expanded west through the region known today as the Pale and established Malanäe; a small coastal city on the eastern shores of the Athlan Myr.

From there, the elves traded with the men of both Thalar and Amar, as well as dwarves of the north.

Alokkair had long harbored a deep hatred for the Wood-Elves and wished to avenge his earlier defeat at the Battle of Orgorod.

Eventually, through a series of wars, the Wood-Elves were greatly weakened and their vigil on the East waned as Alokkair grew ever stronger.

In 1233/4, Alokkair made his boldest move. Under his direction, a huge orcish army led by a terrible Demon named Vorilax invaded the Silvarwood and completely destroyed the Wood-Elf nation.

The city of Therakan was left in ruins and the Wood-Elves were either slain or forced into exile. With the fall of the city, the three Silvarils of the Wood-Elves were also lost.

Legend has it, Alokkair's forces never recovered the stones, because the elves hid them in the secret tomb of King Anarion Liëflynne.

After Alokkair’s invasion, the Elven city and the woods around it became a haunted place of dread called Mystwood, in which no Wood-Elf will dare to tread, even today.

The few surviving Wood-Elves then migrated to other woodlands, scattered across Corwyn.

The symbol of Thekarë was a tree, a shooting star, and three orbs, all in gold, on a dark green field.

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