Lost City of Therakan

Therakan, known in elvish as the ‘Circle of Trees,' was once the capital of the Wood-Elf realm of Thekarë.

Today, the ruins of this former elvish city lie deep within the Mystwood, and are almost completely overgrown with thousands of years of natural growth. The entire region surrounding the city is said to be cursed and is not visited by outsiders.


Therakan was once a vibrant and beautiful city, rich with elven culture. The city was founded after the fall of Ectharë at the end of the First Age and soon became the capital of the Wood-Elves. The city of Therakan took upon the crucial responsibility of guarding the north against Alokkair, for it was located in the Pale, near the approaches ot the lost realm of Adar.

Unfortunately for the Wood-Elves, Therakan was a principal target by Alokkair. He hated the elves and long plotted their destruction. In 1233/4, a huge army of orcs, led by Vorilax, invaded the Silvarwood and destroyed the city. The resulting destruction transformed Silvarwood into Mystwood; a haunted cursed place where elves refuse to dwell.


Neither the Wood-Elves nor men have ever tried to rebuild the city of Therakan, and the only way to find its location is using the Theras-Alerë Road. That route is very dangerous and difficult. Only very powerful and experienced adventurers dare to brave the cursed forest of Mystwood in search of the secrets of this fallen Elf-city.