Aenarion was the greatest hero of the High Elves, albeit a doomed one. Blessed by Asuryan he rallied the High Elves during the invasion of Chaos, fighting a heroic but ultimately doomed defence of his homeland; although the Elves won victory after victory following him, the forces of Chaos were infinite. After the death of his first wife Astarielle, the Everqueen (and the apparent death of his two children : Morelion and Yvraine), his mood became dark and aggressive. In his desperation to defend his people, Aenarion cursed himself and all of his descendants when he drew the Sword of Khaine (a weapon of terrible power) from its altar on the Blighted Isle.
Seeing that the ongoing battles against the forces of Chaos could only end in defeat, Caledor Dragontamer called the greatest of the High Elf mages together. They devised a plan to create a vortex that would drain the magic flooding in through the shattered polar gate from the world.
Choosing the Isle of the Dead as the site for the centre of the vortex, the mages assembled there and started their incantations. Sensing the scale of what was being attempted, the forces of Chaos started to converge on the island to halt the proceedings, and Aenarion was forced to assemble his armies to protect the mages.
Aenarion engaged the greatest of the Greater Daemons of Chaos during the battle, and although he was victorious both he and his dragon, Indraugnir, were mortally wounded. Ever faithful, Indraugnir flew the dying Aenarion north to the Blighted Isle so that he could drive the curséd sword back into the altar whence it came. Aenarion then passed into legend.
The creation of the vortex had been successful - although it drained the excess magic from the world, weakening the forces of Chaos greatly, the mages that had enacted the spell were trapped within it for eternity.
His greatest living descendants among the High Elves are Tyrion and Teclis; the greatest living warrior and the greatest living Elven mage who strive to overcome Malekith, ever bearing their ancestor's terrible curse.
|The rulers of the High Elves|
|Phoenix Kings||Aenarion - Bel Shanaar - Caledor I - Caledor II - Caradryel - Tethlis - Bel-Korhadris - Aethis - Morvael - Bel-Hathor - Finubar|
|Everqueens||Astarielle - Yvraine - Alarielle|