The Eärendur tribes are xenophobic wood elves home to the valleys and evergreen forests around the Inghild Mountains. As a people, they are renown for their guerrilla tactics, fast runners and flankers geared out in an array of magic items, specialized for ambushing their foes. Their mode of warfare goes way back, to a time when they served under a Covenant general named Athena.
The wood elves of the Eärendur tribes have more entropic energy in them than the normal Wood Elf. This change happened in the Demon Spawn War (8972 GE - 9493 GE) where as a light infantry division under Athena, they battled Demogorgon's invasion of the Lirgaza Sector. Nobody is sure when it started, but the chaos taint of the Eärendur tribes is thought to have come from spending too much time in the proximity of Abyssal forces.
After the Demon Spawn War, the Eärendur settled down in the Isaril Forest. In the reign of the Kal-Oni Empire (1016 - 1266), loggers took a heavy toll on this forest. Isaril's trees were very old, its hard woods much desired for making hulls for Kal-Oni's growing navy. While others were coming around to accepting the Kal-Oneans as neighbors, the Eärendur continued to see them as environmentally destructive, consuming more resources they needed.
In 1140, the Eärendur city-state Yis-Lorill, fell to two armies, Kal-Oni's forces attacking by day, and drow allies out of Dhaunril'yraen attacking by night. Most of Eärendur's population and soldiers escaped into the forest, through tunnels and other secretive paths that even today remain hidden. Yis-Lorill's leaders and populace were in agreement, they were boxed in by civilization, the wildness of the area was gone. They abandoned their ancient city, heading east into the spires of the Dragon Wall. They lived as nomads for the next four centuries. In 1503, they settled down near the center of Miradelgûn, in Litalmar's evergreen hills.
Melora is the patron deity of many Eärendur.
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