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Lúthil was built in the Lith-Crillion Era by Marchenir colonists. This stunning city is sited where three small rivers meet and then cascade over a 700' high cliff. These waterways form as one at the bottom, becoming the head of the great river Dargirth.
In 98 HE, the Battle of Hrenor was fought between the giants of Saer Erkjorg and the elves of Lúthil. This was the start of a conflict that would militarize the northern part of Eylami and lead to the advancement of druidic magic focusing on turning woodlands into a natural fortresses and to the advancement of arcane lore focused on the building of things like walls of stone, iron, and the other innumerable types of arcane walls. These advancements were done by the druids and wizards of Lúthil. Their magic allowed them to hold back the might of Saer Erkjorg for 30 years.
When at times they seemed to be on the brink of defeat, a break-through would occur in halls of Guinedhel, a new spell would be learned from some ancient text or created by one Guinedhel's researchers. This new spell would either halt the advance or turn back the assault of their enemies. The spells that came out of Guinedhel forestalled the advance of Saer Erkjorg for nearly three decades. When the Thraedli turned to toxic gases and disease for breakthroughs, the arcane and druidic spells of Guinedhel were not what was needed. The defenders of Lúthil needed potent healing magic. The sort of healing spells they needed were not available to them because of a deal they made with Arcana.
In exchange for hints of the whereabouts of ancient caches of magic from the Dawn Era and God Era, they would have to give up their most potent healing magic. The things explorers found in the hidden caches were scrolls, tomes, and magic items left over from before the Lith-Crillion Era - magic that had not been forgotten, only kept out of mortal hands until it was found. Arcana sped up the access to such magic with the Lúthil Arcana Deal. When the 20 year pact ended between Arcana and the people of Lúthil, the healing arts above the Fifth Echelon were returned, but by then the giant hordes of Saer Erkjorg were catapulting and hurling pots of foul ichor, disease-ridden corpses, and other toxic projectiles into the city.
Lúthil fell, her people fled south, Saer Erkjorg were entering a decline, and arcane and druidic magic were greatly advanced, all because of this deal between mortals and the god Arcana. We can only speculate as to what Arcana got out of this deal.
- Eingoth Ramdûr, of the Neetch Institute, - "Lúthil Arcana Deal"
Kriavian Elves resided in Lúthil for a little more than five centuries. In 132 HE, they were driven from the city when Saer Erkjorg started using disease spreading magic and plague-spreading beasts like plague spewers against them. The elves abandoned the city. They migrated south into Melvad where along the Dargirth River they founded Lagaer.