- Population: 12,569 (91% taiga elves, 9% Saxa)
- Ruler: Forestlord Elethenel
- Religion: Ullr, Sigel, Eostre
- Imports: Gold, silver, wool
- Exports: Furs
Nerenel is part of a forest which once encompassed Bonewood, the Forest of Omens, and Feywood. Throughout the terrifying reign of the Liche-Priest, Nerenel stood strong, beating back attack after attack, though the elves could not stop the destruction of much of the forest. During the Blizzard War, the forest suffered considerable damage, though the magic and arrows of the elves were enough to keep the inhabitants of Nerenel largely safe from harm.
When humans began to recolonize the region, the elves initially remained in their forest homes, watching but not interfering. As they learned more about the Hearth Knights and their noble, if slightly hopeless, aim of protecting the Hearthlands from the ravages of the Hellfrost’ inhabitants, the elves opened dialogue. The elves of Nerenel face constant attack by goblins and orcs, not to mention frostreavers and Vendahl pouring from the Shattered Moor and undead from the Liche-Lands, and are militant in their outlook. They know they are attacked in preference over Velhem Fort because they would lie behind any orc army seeking to advance south, and so have made a pact with the Hearth Knights to launch joint operations against the orc tribes gathering on their borders.
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