Angarion

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  • Population: 23,048 (99% hearth elves, 1% engro)
  • Ruler: The Shining King
  • Religion: Sigel, Eostre, and Ullr
  • Imports: Self-sufficient
  • Exports: Art, jewelry

Although Hearth Elves can be found in all the woods of the Hearthlands, Angarion is regarded as the center of hearth elf culture. Elves have always lived here. Since the advance of the Hellfrost and the destruction of temperate woods further north, the population has steadily risen as refuges flock here for safety.

Angarion in its current form (it was once much larger) withstood the waves of Anari conquerors like an immovable object. More than once the invaders tried to assault the forest, and more than once they suffered terrible losses.

Eventually the Anari simply gave up. The advance of the Liche-Priest was little felt in the deep wood, though the then king did send forth soldiers to aid the other civilized races. Even the Blizzard War, though it destroyed large swathes of forest, could not bring about the downfall of the realm, as the moss-covered skeletal remains of Hellfrost dragons and frost giants attest.

Elves were never close to the hearth races, but over the last five centuries, they have withdrawn further from the affairs of other races. The only time the elves are seen outside of their forest is to drive back incursions by orcs and trolls from Foulwater Swamp or undead rampaging south from the Withered Lands.

The borders to the forest are watched constantly, both by elf warriors (many of them Wood Wardens) and animals, which report outsiders to the elves. Intruders are warned just once to turn back, and always from hiding. Those who refuse quickly learn firsthand why elves have a reputation as master archers.

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Angarion

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