Kingdom of Alsryn

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An elven kingdom deep in the forests of the far north, ruled by House Mirrorwind.

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06/18/24
Founded: 6/15/-3745

The Kingdom of Alsryn is an ancient elven realm with a rich history and deep-rooted traditions. It was established over four millennia ago by two legendary heroes, Alsinor Mirrorwind and Rynneria Blackthorn, who united to overthrow an ancient tyrant and liberate their people from oppression. Since its founding, Alsryn has become known for its formidable noble houses, lush forests, and affinity for magic.

Geography

The kingdom of Alsryn is characterized by its diverse and breathtaking landscapes:

  • The Glimmerwood: The core region of the kingdom, the Glimmerwood ia a vast, ancient forest in the northwest of Faerûn.
  • Storm Peaks: A series of peaks to the south of the Glimmerwood known for their constant storms.
  • The Arathin River: A vast inland river in northwestern Faerûn, it's depth and width allow the landlocked Alsryn to have an outsized political influence amongst its neighbors and the nearby Sword Coast.

Culture and Society

The Kingdom of Alsryn is known for its rich cultural heritage, traditions, and powerful magicks. The elves of Alsryn are highly skilled in the arcane arts, and their society places great value in honor, loyalty, and experience.

The kingdom's political structure revolves around the noble houses, each contributing to the realm's stability and prosperity. The royal family, headed by the current monarch from House Mirrorwind, governs the kingdom with the support of the other noble houses.

Notable Noble Houses

  • House Mirrorwind: The ruling house, tracing its lineage directly to Alsinor Mirrorwind. They have been the sovereign protectors of the kingdom since its inception.
  • House Blackthorn: A house with a tumultuous history, originally co-founders of the kingdom but later instigators of the Second Succession Crisis. They have recently returned to prominence with the end of their banishment.
  • House Rivendell: Raised to nobility for their loyalty and bravery during the Second Succession Crisis, they have a storied history of service and protection.
  • House Ironoak: Experts in herbalism and alchemy, protectors of the Glimmerwood, and renowned for their deep connection to the earth.
  • House Stormblade: Known for their martial prowess and their military training academy in the Storm Peaks.

Key Historical Events

Founding of the Kingdom (-3745): Alsryn was founded when Alsinor Mirrorwind and Rynneria Blackthorn led a successful rebellion against a tyrannical ruler who had long oppressed the elven people. Their victory marked the beginning of a new era of peace and prosperity for the elves.

Second Succession Crisis (-1572 to -1372): Rhúgaras Blackthorn, a descendant of Rynneria, instigated the Second Succession Crisis, leading to a two-century-long civil war. House Blackthorn believed their claim to the throne was stolen by House Mirrorwind. The war ended in House Blackthorn's defeat and their banishment from Alsrynne City until the death of Rhúgaras' last grandson, which occurred in Year -114.

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