Island of the Flame
The Island of the Flame is located inside the Sea of Dreams of the Inner Sea, relatively close to Lothern, capital of the High Elves. Belonging to no individual realm[1a][2a], its main feature is the Shrine of Asuryan.
The Shrine of Asuryan is a pyramid temple dedicated to Asuryan and zealously protected by the Phoenix Guard. Upon the death of a Phoenix King, the High Elf princes gather in the shrine to choose his successor, who then has to pass through the Eternal Flame of the Phoenix[1b][2b].
Massacre at the Shrine of Asuryan
The massacre at the Shrine of Asuryan took place in IC -2750, the last year of the reign of Bel-Shanaar, as part of an attempted coup by Malekith.[3a] Bel-Shanaar had called on the ruling prices to gather in council at the Shrine of Asuryan to decide how to combat the growing threat of the Cult of Pleasure.[4a] Malekith assassinated Bel-Shanaar before the council could convene.[4b]
Malekith came to the council wearing his sword and accompanied by armed knights, even though it was forbidden to carry weapons into the holy shrine. Malekith argued that he should be Phoenix King. When many of the the princes refused, Malekith drew his sword and his knights began slaughtering the unarmed princes. Malekith then stepped into the flame of Asuryan and was horribly burned. His retainers carried their near-dead prince away and left the shrine.[4c]
More than half of the ruling princes of Ulthuan were killed in the massacre.[5c] Those slain included:
- Caledrian of Caledor.[5a]
- Elodhir of Tiranoc, son of Bel-Shanaar, killed by Bathinair.
- Haradrin of Eataine.
The survivors included:[5b]
- Thyriol of Saphery.
- Thyrinor of Caledor.
- Finudel of Ellyrion.
- Mianderin', high priest of the Shrine of Asuryan.[5d][4d]
- Bathinair of Yvresse, who sided with Malekith and fled.
- Carathril, Herald of the Phoenix King.
|The realms, colonies & outposts of the High Elves|
|Realms of Ulthuan||Eataine - Caledor - Tiranoc - Shadowlands - Chrace - Cothique - Yvresse - Ellyrion - Avelorn - Saphery|
|Nearby Isles||The Isles - Isle of the Dead - Island of the Flame - Shifting Isles|
|High Elf Outposts & Colonies||Arnheim - Citadel of Dusk - Fortress of Dawn - Gates of Calith - Tor Elasor - Tor Elithis - Tower of Stars - Tower of the Sun|
- 1: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (4th Edition)
- 2: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (5th Edition)
- 3: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (7th Edition)
- 4: Malekith (novel) by Gav Thorpe (ebook)
- 5: Caledor (novel) by Gav Thorpe (ebook)