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Settlement PRO MC Name: Malinor


Settlement Name: The State of Malinor


Proposed Settlement Locations (Highlight 3 on the map): 


Settlement Lore (could include previous roleplay posts showing involvement with the community) (1000 words minimum): 

The Princedom of Malinor is the name of a large Elven state that spanned from Aegis to late Anthos. This was the ancient home to the Elves, with some still remembering the days in which Malinor stood strong against Iblees’ hordes. Originally being the home to the Elves, Laurelin became a very popular city amongst all the races as it’s location within a dense forest made up of very large trees made it a safe haven. The location of the Malinorian capital made it the last point of defense for the descendants against Iblees’ hordes. It housed the portal the champions used to destroy the threat. Thanks to Laurelin, the descendant races were able to escape to Asulon, Malinor and its Elves following along, settling down in Elandriel.

For some time, the Elves of Malinor lived in this new colony. It was built within a dark forest which was contested by Menorcress. Normandor quickly replaced Elandriel as the new capital of the state. It was a large city with an Elder Tree at the center of the city. It was the largest tree in Asulon, houses hung from the branches almost like ornaments and shops lined the roots that peaked through to the surface. Normandor was a city that welcomed many Humans, Elves and Dwarves, becoming quite diverse during its peak. The city was built on an island south of the Elven mainland. Even during this time, the Elves still called Malinor home. The High Elves established their own city of Haelun’or which grew independent, becoming a sovereign government later in Asulon.

After the fall of Asulon, the Wood Elves and Dark Elves settled in Anthos, establishing a city named Leumalin. It was a peaceful and quiet settlement that lay between large trees. Like in Normandor, the Elves of Malinor built their homes within the trees, in and around them, hanging from the branches. The Holy Princedom of Malinor went through some governmental reforms in Anthos, rebranding itself as The Shining Princedom of Malinor, and its capital renamed Luminaire to tie the changes together. It was a prosperous time for the Elves of Malinor. The Arcane Delvers became very closely tied to the state of Malinor at the time, going as far as being considered a part of Malinor. Their lands included the village of Lenniel, later on becoming autonomous Wood Elven communities. 

On the outskirts of Luminaire, a refugee camp was built for those who were fleeing the conflict between the Elves and the Scourge. This refugee camp was known as New Malinor, later becoming the center of Malinor as the Elven capital of Luminaire became increasingly uninhabitable by the corruption caused by the Scourge. For some time, all the Elves lived together once more within the city as the High Elves of Haelun’or reunited with their cousins due to the corruption their own city was subjected to. Malinor did not last too long after that, as the Conclave of Malin rose and forced a peaceful capitulation of the Shining Princedom of Malinor. The last High Prince, Eleron Sylvaeri surrendering to the demands of the foreign entity, killing off the Elven state, never to be seen again in its full capacity. Since the end of the Shining Princedom of Malinor, an united Elven state has never reformed under such a name. However, the name of Malinor has been within the hearts and minds of many Elves that remember the days of the Elven princedom. Since its fall, many have wished for the return of Malinor. An Elven state that transcends the boundaries between the Elven subraces.

One such man is known as Cyrus. In the more recent years, his poems and missives on the subject of Malinorian restoration have gathered the attention of ambitious Elves that agree with Cyrus. The desire for an independent Malinor to compete alongside the other realms has brought back once High Prince of Malinor, Bravepaw. He has given a clan with roots in the ancient settlement the blessing to continue the legacy of Malinor in Almaris. This seed is known as the Siadrrar seed. The Siadrrar traces its heritage all the way to the times of Malinor. While the seed was small and not well known, it was loyal and ever present. The seed continued to find itself within the Wood Elven communities that popped up, at some point being taught Druidism by one Arahaelth Aureon creating a line of Siadrrar Druids. In the more modern times, the family has been led by Aych’cief Siadrarr. An ambitious militarist that wishes to see an Elven state that defies the boundaries of the generic Elfdoms that have come before. After reading the missive ‘Dreams of Malinor’, Aych found himself within the halls of Dark Elven families that wished to join him in the reformation of Malinor. He and the newly formed Council of Elders managed to form a pact with the High Elves of Haelun’or and built a camp in which to base their operations. While they have managed to mostly stay out of the politics of the world, the council has seen it fit to move to bigger and better things. As the camp slowly grows in numbers, the newly reformed Malinor has found itself ready to establish a permanent home in the mountains on the eastern coast of Almaris. 



Settlement Government Structure Explanation:

     The State of Malinor is divided into three different branches of government. At the head is the crown. It is held by the sovereign, Aych’cief Siadrrar. It is a hereditary title that is at the top of the chain of command in the state. Under the crown is a council of elders. The council positions are appointed by the sovereign. They manage the day-to-day of the state, making sure that things run smoothly. The largest branch of government is the senate. It’s made up of elected officials from the city and any vassals under Malinor. The senate drafts up and votes on laws that are passed onto the sovereign. There are elections in the senate every 4 weeks.


Settlement Builds and Infrastructure (photos required):



How does this settlement offer a unique niche not already found in an existing polity on the server? 

     There really only exist two elven communities on the server. Malinor is a middle ground between the two. We provide a more established and intertwined culture between our Wood Elven and Dark Elven citizens, giving the traditional rp a more modern and settled down version of the generic Elven roleplay.


How does your settlement tie to the greater lore and narrative set by the community on LotC?: 

     Many groups come and go from the server, the ability to gather a group of like-minded Elves with the simple goal of creating a community to compete with the other settlements and nations on the server in game from scratch falls in line with the narrative set by the community. Everything that has been done and everything our settlement stands for is in response to the other communities on the server.


Have you ever run a settlement on LoTC before and what experience do you have with leadership within roleplay communities among the current groups of players?

    I previously led the High Elves as the Sohaer in Atlas, helping establish it and it’s community during my reign which is estimated to have run for about six months. During my time in Arcas, I helped build up Renelia to become the Mali’ker city of last map. I helped gather a player base for Renelia, and encouraged roleplay until my eventual leave. I have a good understanding on how to manage communities on a large scale, as well as how to maintain the interest of players through engaging roleplay and ooc involvement in the city's development.


Do you understand the metrics for maintaining activity and the grounds for settlement removal, along with the standing polity cap? 


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I love the build style! Good luck!


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Hail friend of Malinor,

This application has been accepted! You will be contacted over Discord soon.

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