The Legend of L'Naere
See Also: A Brief
History of the Aelotoi, The Kiramon
Recorded by First Scholar Meachreasim
Donated to the Libary Aies of House Illistim
15 Eoantos of the year 5003
Few among the elves know of this legend, and those few have
always been Illistim rulers and high-ranking Scholars. There
has long been dissention among the Scholars about whether
L'Naere truly existed or is simply a tale of fiction.
Recent events, however, have led us to believe that this
legend may well be true, and so the decision has been made
to publicly disclose the details of the legend as we know
At the time of the Ur-Daemon War, there were approximately
fifty living Arkati. Many of those were lost in the war, and
their names have been forgotten over the millennia. One name
of interest has been whispered amongst scholars, though: L'Naere.
L'Naere is not remembered or honored among the ranks of the
Arkati because, quite frankly, as the legend goes, L'Naere
was regarded by both the Arkati and the drakes as a traitor.
In the time of the drakes, the tale of L'Naere begins as
the Arkati were moved to the moons of Lornon and Liabo by
the drakes. We do not know which of the moons L'Naere was
None of the Arkati who survived the Ur-Daemon war have ever
mentioned the name L'Naere.
L'Naere was called the Giver of Life. It is believed that
she may have created at least two of the lesser races. How
she did this, exactly, isn't known; she may or may not have
done it. She may simply have discovered them and claimed them
as her own. The truth of this matter is lost forever.
What is known is that L'Naere was quite unhappy when the
drakes banished the Arkati to the two moons, believing that
the drakes intended to interfere with the lesser races she
herself claimed. When Fash'lo'nae and Eorgina struck their
bargain with the Ur-Daemons, L'Naere believed that the war
between the drakes and the ur-daemons would destroy her creations,
and in an attempt to protect them, she took action.
L'Naere located another world, one compatible with the flora
and fauna of Elanthia. She worked secretly and quickly to
move- or recreate, no one is quite sure which- Elanthian plant
and animal life to the new planet.
Legend says that she first approached the elves and offered
them sanctuary on this new world. The elves rejected her offer,
intent upon remaining faithful to the other Arkati. In deference
to her authority as an Arkati, however, they apparently kept
her secret and did not tell the drakes or the other Arkati
of her activities.
What happened next is murky. L'Naere was caught by the drakes,
her plan was betrayed to the drakes by another Arkati, no
one knows which. L'Naere was comdemned as a traitor. The other
Arkati declined to stand with her, because as her work came
to light, they felt she had been intent upon stealing the
lesser races for herself. As for the drakes, the punishment
for an Arkati who did not explicitly obey their orders was
Until the arrival of the Aelotoi on Elanthia, the tale of
L'Naere was little known and seldom discussed. Few believed
it could possibly be true.
That the Aelotoi arrived in western Elanith from another
planet, of that there is no doubt; we elves have traversed
the length and breadth of every continent upon this planet,
and the Aelotoi are not native to Elanthia. That they also
attribute their placement upon their home world of Bre'Naere
to a goddess named L'Naere, as a means to escape a destructive
war, becomes too much to simply be discarded as coincidence.
It is also believed that the stone the Aelotoi found on Bre'Naere
may have been left there by L'Naere. Clearly its purpose was
to open a portal to Elanith. Perhaps that stone was the means
by which she transported the humans to their new home. But
alas, the stone is unrecoverable, and can only be the subject
of eternal speculation.
At this time,it is the conclusion of the Ministry of Scholars
that at its core, the legend of L'Naere is indeed truth.