Erchinor, before the Chaos War
CategoryFallen Empires
GovernmentOligarchy (Familial)
Tradegrain, fruit, wine
Reign913 - 1830

Gilraen was founded a year after the Ithendelt Schism (905 - 912); the civil war that divided the region's Kriavfahliil. Victors, House Ithengee remained in the lands of Ithendelt, taking over as the newly minted Kingdom of Ithengee. The exiles, led by House Glorfindel, went east, to the other side of the Core Sea. With the founding of Erchinor, they formed a government under the name Gilraen.

In 1420, the Khazarkars encroached upon Gilraen lands. In 1421, they told the Gilraens for security reasons, that must submit to vassalage. This started Gilraen-Khazarkar War. Ending after only two months, Gilraen became a vassal state of the Khazarakar Empire. As a vassal state, they were pretty much free to do what they wanted. They would pay taxes, open up trade, and maintain racial integrity of their people, which meant that marriage or mating between Kriavfahliil and Khazarkars was forbidden. They would also exchange military doctrine, sciences, and other knowledge between each other. They were forced to give up worship of their primary god Arcana. Those that did not do this were imprisoned, exiled, executed, or became rebels. These rebels became part of what the Salbâth Insurgency (1422 - present) which has raged unabated for four centuries. Some went as far as joining the Eldritch Conclave where they found like minds, highly skilled arcanists and those seeking for change in the Khazarkar Empire.

Gilraen was largely free, retaining the coastan area north of Eämbavië all the way into the Cinyossion Valley. For their part, Gilraen had to open up to sharing their discoveries, pay tribute, and share the works of an educational system that was far better than that used by their conquerors. The interaction of these races led to inter-racial mixing that some were not too keen about. (c.f. Khazarkar Purity Edict)

On 14 Lunar 1830, with the capture of her capital by the Flux Pact (Cinazan Front), the Gilraen Oligarchy came to an end. Her refugees merged with the Khazarkar cities themselves under siege.

Kriavfahliil with bloodlines to this empire are often called Gilraens. Long influenced by Khazarkar cultural, especially the ideals of the Minâth , they have an elitist mindset akin to their Gwildath ancestors.