Anloralhe

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Anloralhe
Status: Dead
Guild: Unknown
Race: Elf
Gender: Female
Relatives: Morganae, Lenvuc, Fayne, Rivyn

Princess of the Mountain Elves and daughter of Queen Morganae. Anloralhe's name means "Bright Beautiful" in Gamgweth. While she was travelling upon the Gondola, she was assassinated (250 AV) by Sidhlot. Her death enraged her mother Morganae, who closed down the Gondola for one hundred years. It is her ghost that is seen on the Gondola to Shard.

Her death occured 250 years, 263 days after the Victory of Lanival the Redeemer in the third week of Glythandu and in the month of Moliko the Balance, in the Year of the Emerald Dolphin.

Excerpt from Shard History

During the first fifty years of his rule, Alec established a gondola over a chasm that split Ilithi from the Mountain Elves. For over one hundred years it served the people -- transporting Elves and Elotheans between Zoluren and Ilithi. It was the task of the Mountain Elves to keep the pass where the gondola was located clear and free of danger.

It was a bright, clear day that Morganae's only daughter Anloralhe boarded the gondola with her war party to visit the lands of Zoluren. Some say that it was Morganae's great enemy -- the Bone Necromancer Sidhlot -- that caused the arrival of the snow creature into the cab. Whatever it was, the beast -- the likes never before seen in the mountains -- attacked all in the south cab of the gondola, and slaughtered the guards, the mage in charge of the gondola, and, most of all, the young princess.

Afterwards, despite having no mage to operate it and no hand to guide it, the gondola continued slowly back and forth across the ravine, as if some ghostly hand yet pushed it along.

When Morganae found her daughter dead, it is said she turned nearly to stone, save for one tear that crossed her cheeks. Her only words were, "Aman abule," as she cradled Anloralhe's shattered form, holding her all the long ride back to the Hall of the Mountain Queen.

From that point on, the Obsidian Pass has remained closed in mourning for the death of the princess. Since so few know Mountain Elf customs, no one knows how long the pass will remain closed, and since no one wishes to tempt the Mountain Elves into releasing their anguish on fools who defy their desire for mourning, the pass has remained closed.