Lost Realm of Wyntharë

Wyntharë; which means "West-home" in elvish, was one of three elven nations formed after the Sundering.

When the great Silvar realm of Ectharë collapsed at the end of the Second Age, it broke into three smaller and distinct Elf-realms. The far-western Elf-realm was called Wyntharë, which meant ‘West-Home’ in the Silvanestri tongue. The elves of Wyntharë were the most reclusive and powerful of the three groups.

Their mastery of magic knew almost no bounds, and some say it surpassed even the greatest of talents of the Saar and the Council of Sorcerë. These western elves eventually evolved into the Elf race known today as the Grey-Elves, or ‘Grafyr,’ of Corwyn. Their skin was pale, their hair silver or gold, and their eyes were bright amber gold, pale grey, or even a deep violet purple. These elves were the shyest of elvish races and found no joy in even the smallest contact with other races, and had such meetings only rarely.

The Grey-Elves that founded Wyntharë were led by the beautiful Queen Ariel, who had been a powerful mage in Ectharë. In the small forest city of Starfall, the Grey-Elves founded the Veiled Throne of Wyntharë, although only two elves at upon it. Little else of their exotic culture is know today, except that the Grey-Elves built a marvelous civilization far in the Westvale, with secrets still unknown today.

By the tenth century of the Third Age, the Grey-Elves of Wyntharë became restless and for reasons unknown, yearned to return to their ancestral home of Eryn Norvë. Over the centuries that followed nearly all of the Grey-Elves of Wyntharë left the shores of Corwyn forever. The Grey-Elves were led across the Wyn Myr by King Ajathar Alessarë, also a descendant of the Elf-kings of Ectharë, and the only son of Queen Ariel.

Within less than five-hundred years, the entire region known today as the Westvale was abandoned by the Grey-Elves, leaving their beautiful city of Wyn Falas empty and abandoned. This city and the lands surrounding it eventually became inhabited by early tribes of humans called the Iskari, and eventually became the human kingdom of Cyrendar in the early Fourth Age. The few remaining Grey-Elves that remained on Corwyn settled far to the south of the Westvale, in a region known today as Antharë, a deep forested enclave of the Grey-Elves.

Wyntharë remains the least understood and most mysterious of the ancient lost civilizations on Corwyn. The symbol of the Grey-Elves of Wyntharë was a silver ship, surrounded by a ring nine silver stars, on a pale lavender field. The Elf-realm of Wyntharë encompassed the territories of what are today the realms of Cyrendar and the Elf-realm of Antharë.