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The Shadowlands are located in the Northwest (upper left corner). Please note the location of Anlec.

The Shadowlands is all that remains of Nagarythe, the ancestral homeland of the Dark Elves. It is located between Tiranoc and Chrace while the Annulii Mountains separate them from Ellyrion and Avelorn.

Dark Elf invasions will often begin here; five major mountain passes cross the Annulii Mountains and are vital for major enemy incursions against the Inner Kingdoms.


Aenarion founded Nagarythe as his own personal fiefdom after the death of his first wife Astarielle[1a][2a][3a]. Ruling over the most hardened, driven and merciless warriors of his army, who became the Nagarythe, he established his court in the fortress of Anlec. Following his disappearance the realm of Nagarythe was inherited by his son Malekith.

The outbreak of the Sundering led to a division of the Nagarythe people; while the majority fought for Malekith, a minority remained loyal to the Phoenix Throne and fought for Caledor I.

At the end of the civil war, Malekith made a mad attempt to undo the Great Vortex. This led to a powerful magic backlash which quite literally ripped the land apart, leading to gigantic tsunamis which inundated and devastated large parts of Ulthuan, mainly the Northwest and especially Nagarythe.

In -1599 IC, two Black Arks are beached to form the foundations of the fortress of Anlec - a structure that provides a base for the Dakr Elves and will be destroyed and rebuilt. many times. [1c]

A large Druchii army is destroyed at the Battle of Grey Canyon in -922 IC, the armies of Tethlis continue to purge the Dark Elves from Ulthuan. [1c]

A desperate counter attack is led by Malekith, culminating with the Siege of Tor Lehan where both sides are wiped out, Anlec is destoyed and the Altar of Khaine toppled into the Sea in -696 IC. [1c]

Anlec is rebuilt again in 1131 IC as the Dark Elves move in subsequent years to besiege the Griffon Gate. [1c]

The recent arrival of several tribes of Shades has led to a vicious guerrilla war between the new arrivals and the local nomadic bands of Shadow Warriors[3c].

Known features (north to south)

Few settlements remain near the inland borders from which the few remaining archers and spearmen that guard the grim kingdom are recruited. [4a]


The best known element of the military are the bands of Shadow Warriors, but limited conventional forces including Archers, Spearmen and even a few Silver Helms are also present. [4a]


Many of the Elves of Nagarythe pray to Morai-Heg for vengeance against the Dark Elves. [4a]

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


High Elves
Units Dragon Mage - Dragon Prince - Eagle Repeater Bolt Thrower - Ellyrian Reaver - Handmaiden of the Everqueen - High Elf Archer - High Elf Archmage - High Elf Mage - High Elf Spearman - High Elf Warrior - Loremaster - Lothern Sea Guard - Lothern Sea Helm - Lothern Skycutter - Maiden Guard - Phoenix Guard - Shadow Warrior - Shore Rider - Silver Helm - Sister of Avelorn - Swordmaster - Tiranoc Chariot - White Lion
Characters Aenur - Aethis - Aliathra - Alarielle - Alith Anar - Allisara‎‎ - Amris Emberfell - Aenarion - Asarnil the Dragonlord - Bel-Hathor - Bel-Korhadris - Bel Shanaar - Belannaer - Caledor Dragontamer - Caledor I - Caledor II - Caradryel - Daefvid Maicross - Deathfang - Dorien - Draukhain - Eldrya - Eltharion - Eoloran Anar - Finubar - Hallar - Hotek - Imrik - Indraugnir - Kalhordis Whitemane - Korhil - Liandra - Maedrethnir - Menieth - Mentheus - Minaithnir - Morelion - Morvael - Riolta Snow - Sullandiel Fartrader - Sumieren Imlordil - Teclis - Tethlis - Thyrinor - Tyrion - Urdithriel Imraholen - Urathion - Vranesh
Kingdoms Avelorn - Caledor - Chrace - Cothique - Eataine - Ellyrion - Saphery - Shadowlands - Tiranoc - Yvresse
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