Activities[edit | edit source]
In keeping with Siluvanedenn haughtiness, Falaeve forbade all visitors to the realm, not even "lesser" races of elves. The Highlord made this point coldly clear to all. The only place he permitted other races was at the city of Lothen, where they came to consult the Aeltagarr. He was of course dismissive of the human realm of Athalantar and its magelords.
History[edit | edit source]
In the Year of the Flaming Forests, 224 DR, a figure purporting to be Highlord Falaeve visited Morlin Castle, at a feast hosted by Lord Breiyr and also attended by Axelord Arthlach of Ammarindar and a Herald of Tavaray known as Huntinghorn. Huntinghorn reported on how Athalantar's forces had used magic to burn forests and slaughter elves across the Northlands, even destroying the Halangorn Forest west of Morlin Castle. Yet Falaeve was strangely dubious and dismissive and tried covertly casting a spell. For that, Arthlach slew Falaeve, who was revealed to be Mage Royal Ubriien Orlyn of Athalantar in disguise, doubtless the one responsible for the attacks on Siluvanede. Huntinghorn, meanwhile, was in fact the adventuress Myrjala in magical disguise as well. The real Highlord Falaeve was never present.
Description[edit | edit source]
The false Falaeve displayed sharp elven features, large silver eyes, bronze skin, a hawkish nose, and hair that was long and golden-blond in hue; his expression was often haughty or sneering. He was tall and graceful. He wore a white silk long-sleeved shirt and an overtunic of gilden shimmerweave, with bracers decorated with gems and the silver griffon symbol of Siluvanede worked in gold wire, and kept his hair tied back tightly at the nape of his neck with a filigreed pin adorned with fine gems and the dazzle of spells. It is unknown what of this disguise represented the real Highlord.
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References[edit | edit source]
- Ed Greenwood (April 1996). “The Athalantan Campaign”. In Pierce Watters ed. Dragon #228 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 34–35.
- Ed Greenwood (June 2005). “Not the Most Successful of Feasts”. The Best of the Realms II (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 6–15. ISBN 0-7869-3760-2.
- Ed Greenwood (April 1996). “The Athalantan Campaign”. In Pierce Watters ed. Dragon #228 (TSR, Inc.), pp. 33, 37.