CategoryFallen Empires
Wood Elf90%
EnemiesOrchish Empire
Reign885 - 1130

In 778, the reigning elven family of the kingdom Galadriël were de-throned. This happened because of a power play in the kingdom which left the ruling family without the backing of the military. The Lorthrindal having ruled for over two centuries were not about to be servants of other powers, so they packed up and left. They took with them several thousand loyalists and went north and east to Grashakh. They settled in the Nárfaltuin forest. Tiny by standards of an empire, they established the Lorthrindal kingdom on 1 Kindle 885.

In the First and into the start of the Second Epoch, the wood elf empire Lorthrindal held all the land of Nárfaltuin and Rinsnick. This began to change in 1048 with the Arduous March (1041 - 1096). The Githirmil were pushing north from Lirgaza and into Inirthak. These orcs under the leadership of Blac'drugulois advanced into the Nárfaltuin forest . At the time, this forest was home the wood elves of Lorthrindal. The elven kingdom refused passage to Blac'drugulois and his Githirmil invaders resulting in the War of Nárfaltuin. In this conflict the Githirmil cut a corridor through the forest and protected this new road by a series of blockhouses, forts, and later castles. After two decades of fighting the wood elves were driven from Nárfaltuin. Many migrated east to lands still under control of the kingdom.

In 1096, the Githirmil under Blac'drugulois were joined as one under the newly formed Orchish Empire. The elven kingdom was thereafter under constant pressure.

In 1130, Lorthrindal's capital city Estandarenya fell to the Orchish Empire. It was razed and the elves driven south into the swamps. This brought an end to the elven kingdom, but not the elves. The refugees went into the dreaded fens of Tyermur and there suffered from the environment and curse that drove them mad, turning most of them into cannibals.

In Tyermur is a wind called the Dream Howling. This unnatural wind is said to have come about from the misery and deaths of elves that succumbed to the curse.

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