|Reign||1745 HE - 222|
In the Horgon Era, after Râpha-Sûn was free of Abâthigûr, trappers, loggers and miners began making their presence known in the Gul Valley. This area was loosely claimed by wood elves, sprites, thorns, wood woads and other fey types. These were nomadic peoples with no permanent settlements. When they learned that their aggressive neighbors had laws dictating that control of an area was based on permanent settlements, they built Norilenwen. When this was not enough, they united under the Ethenoran Confederacy on 19 Brighstar 1745 HE. For many years after, Râpha-Sûn respected the rights of the valley's united inhabitants.
In the Holentur War (210 - 222), Râpha-Sûn warred with the Ethenorans. Their Spiritual Council made many overturns of peace with their aggressors, but were refused peace unless they were given total ownership of Holentur's adamantine mines. With the fey's spiritual connection to the area, this was refused; in the same way a dryad is linked to a specific tree, the fey of Holentur were spiritually attached to the forest around them. This magical link allowed them to move through the forest with the speed and grace of a high-level druid.
... and with the last breath of the Ethenorans, the magical Ethenoran Woods died off with them. Over the next several weeks, the woodlands petrified and sank into the earth.
- excerpt from the book - "Holentur Petrification"
The end came in 222, when Holentur, the heart and strength of the confederacy, was occupied.
At its peak, Ethenoran controlled a vast area stretching from Holentur to lake Waloom. It was loosely controlled with local leaders often handling matters themselves. Râpha-Sûn's war council, following ancient Durkoth war manuals, took full advantage of this.