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The northwest of the Empire is home to one of the largest woodland realms of the Sindar Elves, the Laurëlorn Forest. The Elves residing in Laurëlorn are seen as the most ‘civilised’ of the Sindar Elves, and it is said that this has much to do with their original founding inside of the Numeron Empire. It is rumoured that an ancient city from a time before Man lies at the heart of the forest. Only the Laurëlorn Asrai truly know if the city exists, but humans in the region speak of the Witch’s Wood and a fabled City of Glass where the Elf Queen resides. Elves who live within the Laurëlorn appear more refined than their kin from Athel Loren.

Many of the Laurëlorn Elves dwell in settlements within the tree canopy, although there are also those who live a nomadic lifestyle, moving from glade to glade according to the availability of forage. It is in these homes that the lands are governed, as unlike most of the other Elven realms the Elves of Laurelorn are not controlled centrally, and only will come to eachother's aid when they are threatened by an external force.

The Begginng of Laurelorn Forest would start when Kur'Talos Ravencrest was born in Laurelorn forest during one of the first expeditions into the forest, and the spot of his birth stands as the palace of Suramar. As the High Elves expanded into the region it was their goal to give land to their allies in the Sindar Elves, and thus the Ravencrest family was placed in charge of what is now Laurelorn Forest. During the War of Vengeance he would fight alongside his father against invasions of Dwarves that were launched against the northern Elven city of Athel Toralien (modern Marriangburgh) and during this conflict he watched his father, and several relatives die to the Dwarves. This would create a hatred for the Dwarves, and he alongside his brother would spend years following the War of Vengeance hating the Dwarves and attempting to get revenge on the nearest Dwarves they could find which happened to be the Hold of Kaz Modin. The two would battle for many years but eventually the Elves of Laurelorn would utterly wipe out the Hold, and after the Dwarves surrended his brother Desdel would ignore this and would execute the remainder of the Hold. Following this the two brothers grew apart as Kur'Talos hated what his brother had done, and thus they seperated with Kur'Talos taking control of Suramar, and his brother controlling Galhara.

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History

Early History

Kur'Talos Ravencrest was born in Laurelorn forest during one of the first expeditions into the forest, and the spot of his birth stands as the palace of Suramar. As the High Elves expanded into the region it was their goal to give land to their allies in the Sindar Elves, and thus the Ravencrest family was placed in charge of what is now Laurelorn Forest. During the War of Vengeance he would fight alongside his father against invasions of Dwarves that were launched against the northern Elven city of Athel Toralien (modern Marriangburgh) and during this conflict he watched his father, and several relatives die to the Dwarves. This would create a hatred for the Dwarves, and he alongside his brother would spend years following the War of Vengeance hating the Dwarves and attempting to get revenge on the nearest Dwarves they could find which happened to be the Hold of Kaz Modin.

War with Kaz Modin

The two would battle for many years but eventually the Elves of Laurelorn would utterly wipe out the Hold, and after the Dwarves surrended his brother Desdel would ignore this and would execute the remainder of the Hold. Following this the two brothers grew apart as Kur'Talos hated what his brother had done, and thus they seperated with Kur'Talos taking control of Suramar, and his brother controlling Galhara.

Goverment

Many of the Laurëlorn Elves dwell in settlements within the tree canopy, although there are also those who live a nomadic lifestyle, moving from glade to glade according to the availability of forage. It is in these homes that the lands are governed, as unlike most of the other Elven realms the Elves of Laurelorn are not controlled centrally, and only will come to eachother's aid when they are threatened by an external force.

Kur'Talos Ravencrest

See Also : Kur'Talos Ravencrest

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Kur'Talos Ravencrest is the closest thing that Laurelorn Forest has to an overall commander as he leads the city of Suramar and the vast military that lies within. Kur'Talos has one sibling in the form of Desdel Ravencrest of whom leads the rival Laurelorn city of Galhara where he has isolated his people for much of his reign. Kur'Talos is married to Kiena Stareye of whom is a powerful Magi of whom leads the Temple of Elune within Laurelorn Forest. With Kiena Stareye he has two children in the form of Jarod, and Mardant Ravencrest of whom his son Jarod returned to Ulthuan during his youth as he felt the need to try and help there, and his son Mardant is one of his top commanders within the army of Suramar.

Kur'Talos Ravencrest was born in Laurelorn forest during one of the first expeditions into the forest, and the spot of his birth stands as the palace of Suramar. As the High Elves expanded into the region it was their goal to give land to their allies in the Sindar Elves, and thus the Ravencrest family was placed in charge of what is now Laurelorn Forest. During the War of Vengeance he would fight alongside his father against invasions of Dwarves that were launched against the northern Elven city of Athel Toralien (modern Marriangburgh) and during this conflict he watched his father, and several relatives die to the Dwarves. This would create a hatred for the Dwarves, and he alongside his brother would spend years following the War of Vengeance hating the Dwarves and attempting to get revenge on the nearest Dwarves they could find which happened to be the Hold of Kaz Modin. The two would battle for many years but eventually the Elves of Laurelorn would utterly wipe out the Hold, and after the Dwarves surrended his brother Desdel would ignore this and would execute the remainder of the Hold. Following this the two brothers grew apart as Kur'Talos hated what his brother had done, and thus they seperated with Kur'Talos taking control of Suramar, and his brother controlling Galhara.

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