Vurma

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Vurma the Redfisted
Status: Dead
Race: Elothean
Gender: Female
Type: ferdahl
Relatives: Pale

As Ferdahl, brought the Elothean people into their first war, the Elven-Human War. Some Eloths exiled themselves to uninhabited Aesry to avoid the conflict, which they considered blasphemy. The negative effects of the war were largely responsible for the generally anti-war policies of the Elotheans.

From Elothean Studies

Vurma did not heed her father's advice; of course, she was also a mere ten years old when she heard it. By the time she was forty, she had joined the Elves in the Elven-Human Wars and supplied them with ten thousand of her troops. Except for bandit skirmishes, this was the first war the Elotheans had ever entered, and the result was like a shockwave through the scholarly folk. Vurma assumed that if she did a few lightning attacks against the flagging Human forces, they would swiftly fall. Unfortunately, she had not anticipated the Dwarven support of the Humans, nor the Gor'Tog support, and by the time she was forty-six, she had spent nearly a hundred thousand men and women, and the war was nowhere near ending. Two houses were destroyed by the draining, mis-named Human-Elven wars, and the Elothean race seriously depleted by the time the war ended...with the Humans as victors. But the victory was hollow, and recovery was slow to follow.

Vurma was the first of the Elothean Ferdahl to relinquish her diadem. She killed herself in shame, saying that it, "...was only suiting that the leader should follow the wide path her people had trodden down before her."