Lore Lesson: The History of Eluthriem, pt1
Eluthriem’s history cannot fully be understood without having some knowledge of the very history of mankind and civilization. Long ago when there was no sun, the humans roamed the world in darkness without thought or reason until one man stumbled onto the Spark of Thought, a literal ember of fire that he used to make the first torches. This man became Torfax.
This later led to the start of tribes, the awakening of the fiends, and the discovery of magic, the result of the latter being the spawn of dragons. With the discovery of magic, the fiends felt that the union of humans would make them try to eliminate the hold the fiends have over then, a notion proposed by the Archfiend of Wrath, Sathanus. This led to the Great Scattering, where the fiends chased all of the tribes apart.
Heroes were born during the Scattering; one such hero was Elus. According to the common history, Elus united several tribes that were feuding with each other in order to stay together during the Scattering. Elus, alongside his 4 apprentices, were even able to defeat the Archfiend of Revenge, Nemesiel, after Elus slashed out his eye and taunted him into a trap. With one of the Archfiends defeated, and his minions routing, Elus returned home to lead the tribes until his death, according to recorded history.
The Kingdom of Eluthriem was not founded until many years later during the Age of Civilization. It was only until the tribes were subjugated to attacks from the River-Lands that the Roluthir family arose. The Roluthirs claimed to be descendants of Elus, and once again united the remaining descendants of the tribes and the other head families (the Tulemor and Drothaine families) against the River-Lands threat. After this, the Roluthir family moved into power with the head of their household becoming king. The Roluthirs became what is known as an “Old Blood” Dynasty. Their power becomes further increased after they discover the great emerald mines, increasing their riches and gaining protection from larger powers because of their significance as a trade partner.