Chronicle of the Flickering Flame
The First Flowering
The First Flowering (~12,000 years ago)
Many elves decided against retreating beyond the misty shores of Evermeet. They stayed in their ruined kingdoms and worked to repair the damage wrought by The Sundering. Conflict arose among the survivors of the cataclysm and the elves who stayed behind were instrumental in driving back the evil dragons and the orcish and goblinoid hordes that were ravaging the land. This allowed the young races to rise from the ashes and restart their slow climb back to civilization. It also repaired relations between the elves and other races considerably. During this time the once unified elves splintered into five nations that spread across the globe: Aryvandaar, Ardeep, Ilythiir, Eaerlann and Miyeritar. For many thousands of years after, the rule of elves reigned across the newly formed continents.