Northeast and North-central Morendor

Rithtir Riosh (river haven kingdom )
Domain: Kingdom of the Black Lion Clan
Location: Northeast Morendor.
Description: Meadowlands, forest, hill, and one mountain within the forks of Rith Morhir (lonely river) and Rith Ielail (leaping river) to the mountains, and the edge of rias Liath Glenen (grey forest valley). The only passable ford across the Lonely River for many hundreds of leagues from the northeast is across these lands, midway between the western range of the Grey Forest and Sleeping Dragon Hill in Laughing Meadows. The river there is wide but shallow.

Moagairiel Clathae (laughing meadows)
Domain: Black Lion Clan
Location: Meadowlands within the forks of Rith Morhir (lonely river) and Rith Ielail (leaping river).
Description: The meadows surround a small mountain. There are only a few trees in the meadowlands, one group of three a mile west from the hill and a ring of willows near a sand bar south of the hill. The grass in this large meadow is exceptionally soft, grows no more than two feet tall, and shares the rich soil with many wildflowers, and wild berrie producing shrubs, vines and plants.

Rael Nathrack Bien (sleeping dragon hill)
Domain: Black Lion Clan
Location: Centrally located in the Moagiriel Clathae (sleeping meadows).
Description: A small mountain formed from a long dormant volcanic mountain. Sleeping Dragon Castle, also called Black Camelot, is built ontop of this high hill. A deep rampart wall is built around the base of the hill with a gate facing south.

Bhrghir Rael Nathrack (sleeping dragon castle - Also called Black Camelot)
Domain: Black Lion Clan
Location: Centrally located in the Moagiriel Clathae (sleeping meadows) atop Raeil Nathrack Bien (sleeping dragon hill).
Description: A large castle perched atop a small mountain with two defensive walls, one at the bottom of the hill, and one at the top. (see Black Camelot page for detailed description.)

rias Liath (grey forest)
Domain: Dracul Clan, Black Lion Clan, Sangeros, Mythaen Elves.
Location: This forest hugs the west side of the Liathtir Bienae (grey haven mountains), and spans also to the east and north of the Liathtir mountains and the eastern range of the Sgith Setis mountains to the Rith Olmhr Methlas (great eastern river).
Description: This ancient forest is named for both the heavy mists which often envelope its open forest floor in the evening and nights, and for the naked, pale grey trunks of its enormous Cogroa (whispering branch tree)s, and the Ghaelfoil (gold leaf) tree, which is similair to a beech tree, only its leaves are gold all year round and it grows much larger in height and girth. This tree's bone white wood is also very tough and springy, and makes excellent wicker, baskets and bows. Among the animals which stalk this forest are the wildcats. One is the domestic sized, seldom seen Krlmyr (forest cat), which is hard to see owed to its shyness and stealth. This long haired cat is black with earthy brown spots and stripes (an inverted spotted tabby). Another is the larger (lynx sized) cat called the Riabgedel (fawn hunter), a tiger-striped mottled brown, amber and grey cat with black stripes, and the largest is a leopard-like big-cat called the Rthsaer (river cat) so named because it likes the water and often catches fish. It is a silvery blue color with short hair, a sleek face, and black spots and stripes (spotted tabby markings.) Small deer called Brishelor (dainty deer) along with Sgithllewoc (black harts) and common Tgbn (brown deer) also share this wilderland with the abundant wildlife here. Crseres (rock lions), Morbrwen (black bears) and Erbrrwen (silver mantle bears) also inhabit this forest.

Crihess-Endor Riosh (border lands kingdom)
Domain: Kingdom of the Dracul Clan
Location: Northeast Morendor by the great bay of the north.
Description: Forest, mountains, grassland, and shore east of the Rith Morhir (lonely river) and Rith Ielail (leaping river) and west of the Rith Olmhr Methlas (great eastern river) to the Liathtir Bienae (grey haven mountains). One of Liathtir's mountains is in Dracul territory.

Liathtir Bienae (grey haven mountains)
Domain: Mythaen (fair elves), Black Lion Clan, Dracul Clan, Sangeros
Location: Northeastern Morendor south of the Sgith Omet Gormaeth (black horn mountains) of the Sgith Setis mountain range. Includes the Grey Forest north of the Great Eastern River.
Decription: There are 22 mountains in this range. 11 of the mountains are on the north side of Rith Olmhr Methlas (great eastern river). Of this part of the range, the Dograbinn Bien (sharp peak mountain) is within Dracul territory, the Sgith Aerighae Bien (black cliffs mountain) is in Black Lion territory, and the Daeilir Bien (pyramid mountain), Iolsil (eagle roost mountain) and the Nel Biersian Bien (little long-slope mountain) are in the Sangeros Territory, the rest of the range is in the Domain of the Mythaen. The other 11 are on the south side of the river and are also under the Domain of the Mythaen. Of all these mountains Belaes Moalinae Bien (white peaks mountain) is the greatest in height and dimensions. From its snowy summet, the Elbernas lanae (misty falls) pours over its precipitous south slope in a roaring watershed to the valley below. The pool beneath the falls is fantastically deep, but not large in breadth. The waters pour into caverns beneath the mountains to form a deep subterranean river called Rith An Domir (the lost river), which spills into the Rith Olmhr Methlas (great eastern river) 500 miles west of the falls. The river also forms an underground lake in the dephths of the Aermoalin Bien (high peak mountain), which is the northern-most mountain, south of the Great Eastern River.

Rith Morhir (lonely river)
Domain: Clan Kilcanoragh
Location: Flows north out of the lonely mountains of the southeast to the Methanbir (east inlet) of nahstir Inor (north haven shores) in the north.
Description: Morendor's second greatest river. Near the mountains this river has dangerous white-waters. Unlike the Great Eastern River, this river is not navigable by ships.

Rith Ielail (leaping river)
Domain: Clan Kilcanoragh
Location: Flows west out of the Liathtir Bienae (grey haven mountains) to join the Rith Morhir (lonely river).
Description: A shallow, bold water river with deep pools in places.

Domirth Setis (lost river caverns)
Domain: Melvanor (dark elves)
Location: From the Rith Olmhr Methlas (great eastern river) north of Aermoalin Bien (high peak mountain) to the Great River 500 miles west of Belaes Moalin Bien (white peaks mountain)
Description: This cavern cuts through solid stone within, and below the Grey Haven Mountains south of the Great Eastern River. The northern mouth of the cave yawns open in a natural arch to spill its water from a sheer rock wall into the river from the south bank. Another cave mouth similairly pours the underground water into the river to the west. The river gorge beneath the mountain is deep, and natural paths follow the river's course, while bridges also span the river. The cavern branches out in a labyrinthian network of tunnels, grottos, caves and in places, veritable fortresses and halls which form a meandering castle beneath the ground for the elves which dwell there.

Sgith Omet Gormaeth (black horn mountains)
Domain: Dracul Clan
Location: East of the Sgith Setis mountain range and north of the Liathtir Bienae (grey haven mountains) in Northeastern Morendor.
Decription: These mountains are separated from their range by the Rith Olmhr Methlas (great eastern river). The northern-most mountain is called; Malomet Bien (devil's horn mountain), the mountain south of it is called Nathromet Bien (dragon horn mountain), the mountain south of it is called Loamir Bien (bent horn mountain) and the southern-most mountain is called Baphomir Bien (goat horn mountain). Nathromet is the highest of the mountains, it waterfalls pouring from its summet to its base to form a deep lake. The falls are called Lmaldir lanae (savage falls). Many tamer falls leap down the mountains as well, among them are the beautiful Abaeriel lanrith (singing falls), which leap down the Malomet Bien in terraced pools.

rth Glainmaris (greenwood rainforest)
Domain: Mythaen (fair elves)
Location: East of the of Rith Olmhr Methlas (great eastern river), and south of Rith Breon (falling river), surrounding the southern range of the Liathtir Bienae (grey haven mountains) to the plateau to the east.
Description: This forest is very lush and 'jungle' like with immense trees, huge ferns, leafy plants, open forest, and dense canopies of leaves. Strangers to this forest have a way of getting lost in the Greenwood, its plants and trees seeming to have minds of their own at times. Elven enchantments make it so.

rth Tiramahd (temple-wood rainforest)
Domain: Nox Erus Waur, Ferocitas Waur
Location: East of Rith Olmhr Methlas (great eastern river), and north of Rith Breon (falling river) to the plateau to the east.
Description: This forest is very lush and 'jungle' like with immense trees, huge ferns, leafy plants, open forest, and dense canopies of leaves.

Rith Breon (falling river)
Domain: Clan Kilcanoragh
Location: Its source are the springs which flow from the Aerigh es Aer Sil (cliffs of high tower), the river flowing west from the cliffs between Arith Glainmaris (green-wood rainforest) and Arith Tiramahd (temple-wood rainforest).

Trga Mepharis (eternal wilderlands)
Domain: Clan Kilcanoragh, Mephendor Waur, Tarmephis Wosaer
Location: North-central Morendor.
Description: A fantastically immense wilderness which spans from the north road to the western edge of Ann Es Sgthirae (lake of shadows) all the way west to the (primal wilderness), east to the (grey havens mountains), and south to the (central planes). The most common tree here is the Alnselris (sweet sap tree) which produces deliciously sweep syrups from its sap when it gets below 40 degrees for more than three days. This forest is very ancient, and some of Morendor's largest trees grow here. Among the largest are the gnarled Cassavil (gnarled witch) trees, named after their appearance. They resemble titan, debarked oak trees, their mammoth trunks black to dark grey, its five-point leaves a dark, waxy sienna all year round, and they produce a delicious, sweet nut similair to cashews in flavor and hazelnuts in texture and size. This tree's wood is rock hard and a rich amber in color. Another is the Ghaelfoil (gold leaf) tree, which is similair to a beech tree, only its leaves are gold all year round and it grows much larger in height and girth. This tree's bone white wood is also very tough and springy, and makes excellent wicker, baskets and bows. The Trgireth Olmr (forever green giants), redwood-like evergreens in this forest, grow immensely tall with straight trunks which grow mammothly thick. Their wood is deep red in color. There are few recognizable paths, and no roads in these woods. The lay of the land varies from flat, to hilly with many creeks carving out the knolls.
Among the animals which stalk this forest are the wildcats, which includes the domestic sized, feisty Marcsaer (fierce cat), which does not seem to recognize its size. This sleek cat is short haired with a silky black mane. It has large jade green eyes and is a mottled slate-grey, umber and smoke color. Another is the larger (lynx sized) cat called the Riabgedel (fawn hunter), a tiger-striped mottled brown, amber and grey cat with black stripes, and the largest is a leopard-like big-cat called the Rthsaer (river cat) so named because it likes the water and often catches fish. It is a silvery blue color with short hair, a sleek face, and black spots and stripes (spotted tabby markings.) Small deer called Brishelor (dainty deer) along with Sgithllewoc (black stags) and common Tgbn (brown deer) also share this wilderland with the abundant wildlife here. Crseres (rock lions), Morbrwen (very large black bears) and Erbrrwen (silver mantle bears) also inhabit this forest.

Aer Sil Arendor (high tower plateau)
Domain: Humans and Mythhaeras (elven horselords)
Location: Northeastern side of Morendor.
Description: This large plateau dominates the northeast of Morendor. Its table is very high, Table Top matching the altitude of some of the smaller mountains to the west, and its cliffs rise high above the forests to the west of the plateau. The plateau is blanketed in amber colored grass, and what trees there are exist in small groves of large and very ancient trees called shgdnir (eternal guardian)s. These rough barked, broad girthed, hardwood trees have large, sweeping branches which provide excellent shade and delicious nuts the year round. It is a live hardwood, and its ovate, leathery leaves stay green all year. They were planted many ages ago by elves near springs or artesian wells. Large, snow white, wild horses with long silky manes and tails, and blue eyes called Belgr Cavall (snow horses), and large deer with branching ivory antlers and fawn coats with dark brown stripes called Sollewoc (great stags), roam this 1500 mile-long table of land. Prides of green-eyed, white and pale grey Arylbelmian Seres (silver-mane lion)s with thick silvery or smoke grey manes, the largest in Morendor, also inhabit the plateau. This plateau is one of the few places aside the mountain peaks which get deep snow in the winter. The Mythhaeras are horse rangers and have no city persay, but establish camps on the plateau which they move with their families every season. They have tents with light, but strong wood frames that are covered with thin, strong, rain repelling mats made of tight woven wicker. These elves are often also the guests of allied Lords, and at times stay with their peers for a period of months, or even several years. The people who live in Cliff City on the east coast where Table Top and Lion's Head meet, feed the wild horses hay and grain they grow on the plateau during the winter. The Firae Esanmeth (men of the east), and the Mythhaeras (elven horselords), who form the Northeast Alliance, are exceptional horsemen, warriors, huntsmen, wilderness survivalists, and seamen alike. They are also known for their honor, and hold their codes of ethics and fairness high.

Calra Crin (lion's head)
Domain: Humans and Mythhaeras (elven horselords)
Location: North end of the Aer Sil Arendor (high tower plateau).
Description: This part of the plateau drops almost one hundred feet below Table Top in a steep, but level bank which runs east to west in a straight line from Nas Cadress (chalice bay) to the plateau's cliffs. This bank is called the Methla Breon (east step) and was caused by a great shift in the continental plates of Morendor many ages ago. Lion's Head is still far higher than the valleys to the west, though not as high as the mountains. A tunnel, one and a half mile long accesses Lion's Head plateau 500 miles north of the East Step. The tunnel opens in a wide, 12 foot high angular arch in the cliffside.

Bordaes Mllach (table top)
Domain: Humans and Mythhaeras (elven horselords)
Location: South end of the Aer Sil Arendor (high tower plateau).
Description: This level plateau is 2700 feet high. Three tunnels bridge the high plateau to the valley which runs north to south between the Grey Haven Mountains and the cliffs of the plateau. The tunnels gates are on the plateau side, each tunnel is a mile and a half long, the slopes' inclines navigable by horses and wagons. There is a small keep built at each gate, with a stone rampart around each gate. The tunnels access the plateau from the Methla Breon (east step), 20 miles north of the Rith Breon (falling river), and from Table Top 500 miles south of the Methla Breon Torln (east step tunnel), and from Lion's Head 500 miles north of the East Step. The pentagonal tunnels are ten feet wide and twelve feet high. Each tunnel took 3 years to build with crews of one hundred men and elves. The gates are simply called Middle Gate, North Gate and South Gate, and the tunnels, Middle Tunnel, North Tunnel, and South Tunnel.

Aerigh Cthair (cliff city)
Domain: Humans
Location: Between Calira Cirin (lion's head) and Bordaes Mllach (table top) on east coast.
Description: Underground city beneath plateau built into the cliffs around Nas Cadress (chalice bay). A great gateway opens into the bay with an underground harbor for anchoring sea vessels. The cave this harbor is built within is immense with very tall ceilings which allow for the rise and fall of water during storms and tidal surges. This city has many levels and covers roughly ten square miles underground. Gates leading above ground ascend to staircases which surface at various locations within the city's perimeters. This city always has a human king or queen that is elected by his or her people. This leader serves until death, until they retire their title, or are dethroned for incompetence.

Yatriol Oaess Aerigh
Domain: Clan Kilcanoragh
Location: Cliffs on the east side of Bordaes Mllach (table top).
Description: Inconceivably high cliffs with sheer walls. These cliffs were named by Lord Kilcanoragh and Lord Ambrosious while drinking at Lake of Shadows Inn. Translated the name means; God-damn tall cliffs.




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