Lost Elf-Realm of Thekarë

Thekarë; which means "Home in the Trees" in the Silvanestri tongue, was a nation of Wood-Elves that once existed in the Silvarwood; before it was destroyed by Alokkair in the year 1233/4.

When the first elven realm of Ectharë collapsed at the end of the Second Age, it broke into three smaller and distinct Elf-realms in an event called the Sundering. The Elven-realm located farthest north was called Thekarë.

Over time, the elves who settled here became known as the Wood-Elves, or ‘Thekyr.’ These Elves had rich brown or black hair, pale ruddy skin, and bright eyes of green, blue, or grey. Unlike the Elven-realms of Wyntharë, and Melinarë; the nation of Wood-Elves took up the task of keeping vigil on the dark forces of the East.

The Wood-Elf-kings of the House of Liëflynne kept a solemn vigil upon the East and their warriors and rangers protected the West from its evil for centuries. They knew that the curse of the Dark-Elves had permanently stained the lands of the East, and evil would always thrive in that dreadful region.

The Wood-Elves of Thekarë built a beautiful forest city called Therakan; which meant: "Circle of Trees," and made it their capitol. The Wood-Elf Kings also built the magnificent "Autumn Palace," and ruled from the famous Oakheart Throne within its great hall.

The forest that surrounded Thekarë became known as the Silvarwood, and the Wood-Elf culture that thrived there was a wonder to behold. In the Third Age, the Wood-Elves also expanded west through the region known today as the Pale and established the small seaport of Malanäe on the eeasern shores of the Athlan Myr. From here, they traded with the men of both Thalar and Amar, as well as the dwarves of the north. But the civilization of the Wood-Elves was known to Alokkair;, who greatly desired revenge against the Wood-Elves for his earlier defeat at the Battle of Orgoroad. He also wanted to remove them as a threat to his plans for domination of the West.


Eventually, after a long series of bloody wars against Alokkair's orc minions; the Wood-Elves of Thekarë became weakened and their vigil on the East began to wane. At the same time, Alokkair was ever gathering his own strength; while hidden behind the Saugreth-Muir mountains.

In the year 1233/4, Alokkair finally unleashed his orc armies against the Wood-Elves. Led by a terrible demon named Vorilax, the orcs invaded the Silvarwood and completely destroyed the elven realm of Thekarë. After the brutal invasion, the elvish city of Therakan was left in ruins and the Wood-Elves were either slain or forced to flee the forest forever.

At this same time, the three Silvarils of the Wood-Elves were lost as well, but Elvish legend has it that the Demon-Lord never found them because they were hidden by the Wood-Elves in the secret tomb of Anarion Liëflynne; the last fallen Elf-king of Thekarë. 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 who escaped the attack upon their homeland migrated southeast to the Ravenwood, and to other scattered woodlands across Corwyn. A few even joined with the High-Elves of Melinarë.

The symbol of the Wood-Elves of Thekarë was a tree, a shooting star, and three orbs, all in gold, on a dark green field. The Elf-realm of Thekarë encompassed the territory of what is today the Mystwood Forest.