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Sylvandale

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Khemit Rodinia Lucarcia Luxore City Ahnk Buto Rosetta The Nylle River The Lower Kingdom The Middle Kingdom The Upper Kingdom Lucar City Cansae Tunis Vacheron Providentia Selkie Frostgard The Head of Ursum The Spine of Ursum The Tail of Ursum Pontes Vacheron Lucar (Capital) Condate Providentia Sarnia Molesworth Petuaria Bannaventa Lemanae The Barrow Downs The Crags Coates Wood The Deadwood The Goblin Wood The Greenwood Wyre Forest Darkmoor Mere Marsh The Wildflow River Brakspear Castle Ravenspear The Sunken Fort Cansae Mamucium Tunis Manabas Ursum Ibini Granita Antissa Paradin Grunal Barusi The Verdant Palace Northern Ibini Southern Ibini Spilk Hillsend Epiedes Barusi Grunal Paradin Carmelo Aeer Eli Zaneth The Verdant Palace The River Ardeth The Church of the Light The Shack The Torrent The Manor House The Warehouses Church of the Light The Gull The Market Warehouses Church of the Light Favourable Zephyr Guild Office Smithy Market Place Warehouses Docks Church of the Light Drunken Mermaid Purple Parrot The Crafty Fox Warehouses Smithy Manor House Market Square Warehouse Church of the Light The Shining Light Tavern The Lighthouse Smithy The Manor House Warehouses and Docks The Church of the Light The Naja Tower The Barking Hound The Market Farside The Market Fisherman's Rest Church of the Light Warehouses The Cabin The Verdant Palace Selkie Frostgard Derketo Kelp Darken's Folly The Sahagu Inn The Frosthold Mountains Darken Downs Darken Woods Mithlond (Sanctuary) The Old Coast Road Iceflow River Littlebrook City Eastward Thistledelve Waymeet Ashtar Holytree Castle Fortuna Khazagrim Mount Macarack Abbey Dragon's Perch Sapporo Akihabara The Jagged Peaks The Furrowed Hills The Bandit Wood Deepwood Eldaran Southern Swamplands The Black Swamp The Barren Scrub Sylvandale Monastery of the East Winds Monastery of the North Winds Monastery of the West Winds Eastward Abbey Waymeet Abbey Newkeep The Empire of Rodinia The Empire of Honshu Marlek Nargastan The Jungles of Maya Athena Kiltland The Kingdom of Albion Mochica Tapirit The Wildlands The Great Desert Hishan Hawkmoon Ager Rodin City Rodinia Nubia Kurgan Weissland Dardania Elam Nung Semang Tana Toradja Ogre Province Naga Province Dragon Province Gryphon Province Sphinx Province Phantom Province Kirin Province Dominion City Elfhome Wetland City Westport Maard City Land's End City Smugglers Haven City Lakeside Bluff Pembrose City Woodend The Ruins of Gyal Elerelen Pinewood Murkwood Wetland Marshes Maard Uplands The Alley Leafy End Dreadwood Haven Plains Western Cliffs Sorcerer's Isle The Lake The Jagged Peaks Dominion Wetland Maard Pembrose Haven Land's End Elsir Vale Venusia Hommlet Frusina Herculaneum Savo Rodin City Messana Derona Londinium Tuscany Hills Lizard Marsh Devon's Holding Daggerfish Laughing Hollow Stormhaven Logazors Mine Jawa Silver Mines Sibu Jukai Kupang Otyugh Swamp Jawa Endau Marudi Roundwood Hills Roundwood Hills Worlds Edge Worlds Edge

Statistics

Category:Country
Location:Rodinian Continent
Ruler:Queen Alamana
Government:Feudal Monarchy
Size:90 miles east to west by 150 north to south
Population:20,000 souls
Predominant Race:Elf
People of Note:Caladon, Marik, Queen Alamana, Shilana, Sir Arundel, Thoron'erreb, Zandinell
Organizations:The Sylvarran

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Overview

Sylvandale is the elven name for the huge forest which runs the length of Albion's western border. Today it is an idylic place of dales and lightly wooded glens and also the home of the main elven nation in the area around the Kingdom. Sylvandale is the name of the wood and the capital city of the elves. The humans usually refer to this forest as the Elvenwood or sometimes still the Bloodwood, though that term has mostly fallen out of use.

This ancient forest used to be home to many elves, before the kingdom of Albion was even born. At that time, the elven wonder that was the city of Sylvandale was nestled deep in the heart of this wood. No man could see its beauty and remain unmoved. It was the centre of learning and culture and the elves welcomed visitors from all around provided they came with no malice in their hearts. The city was protected by a band of elves known as the Sylvarran.

Then came the Demon Prince and his Reign of Terror and nothing would ever be the same. The Demon Prince and his cohorts destroyed the city and within a year the beautiful forest had been reduced to a twisted and horrific place as the souls of the people who fought and died in the Battle of the Bloodwood could find no rest. Here the Sylvarran were wiped out. Or so it seemed.

At the climax of the Chaos Wars, the Fellowship of Pelor entered the Bloodwood to banish the Demon Prince for a further 1,000 years. Part of this process was to put the souls of all the dead to rest, and Flek, the first of the new Sylvarran was able to do that.

Since the banishment of the Demon Prince the elves have returned here and this wood is now called Sylvandale again. The ancient city of the same name is in the process of being rebuilt with labour and elven magic.The elven queen has still not opened the borders of the Elvenwood to men. Any who venture too far into her realm are stopped and politely but firmly turned away.

History of Sylvandale

one thousand nine hundred years ago

The dwarves of Khazagrim stumbled across a huge root in one of the south-western mines. As usual when they find roots in their digging they simply chopped it away. However, the next day when they came back to continue digging the mine, they found the root had completely recovered and grown back. Perturbed by this the dwarves once again hacked the root away. The next day it was back. So they started burning the wood as they removed it. This seemed to have no effect. Every day since then the tidy and predictable dwarves send a team of cutters to clear the newly grown root away. This happened every day for nearly 1200 years. Unknown to the dwarves, this root was the root of the tree the elves call the Tree of Life. This tree was located deep within the northern reaches of the forest now known as the Bloodwood and was the tree that gave life to the Sylvarran they were weaned on its sap. When the dwarves started to cut at the root the vitality of the Tree was lost and it withered and nearly died - its power to produce Sylvarran all but gone. Thus the numbers of the Sylvarran dropped alarmingly away in the years before the Demon Prince came to Albion.