Taur-i-Melegyrn - "Forest of the Great Trees"
Taur-i-Melegyrn means "Forest of the Great Trees" in Elven and for over 2000 years, the Elven people have called this heavily wooded region their home. However, unlike most groups that has amassed realms under one rule, the various Elven settlements each govern themselves independently. Silverwind utilized the Elven term "Taur-i-Melegyrn" to identify this large region simply because it wanted to have an easy way to assess the Elven Lands as a whole. Melegyrn theoretically encompasses the center of the Continent and has been the center of enlightenment ever since the dawn of the Elves. Nearly completely surrounded by mountains, the area is naturally protected from outsiders, except for a few secure checkpoints.
Tavrobel is a place of wisdom and knowledge. With less than a thousand Elves, it has diminished from the "Great Age of the Elves" from long ago, but nonetheless is still an important realm within Melegyrn.
Surrounded by pine-covered hills, from which it's name evolved, Dorthonion is the home of the enigmatic Woodland Elves. Adept at moving unseen among the forests, they protect their realm from the forces of Darkness and keep their secrets through seclusion among the thick woodland that surrounds their realm.
The largest Elven realm in Melegyrn, Isilmë Iaun means "Moonlight Sanctuary" and was a place of religious importance of olden times. However, it's population has dramatically diminished over time, and no one but the Elves knows why. At it height, it may have held well over 10,000 Elves, but has shrunk a staggering 75 percent since then. Has its time come and gone or is a rebirth just on the horizon? (Note: This is not a playable city)