Expedition to Wave Echo Cavern
Myth Drannor, formerly known as (the city of) Cormanthor, the City of Song, or the City of Love, as well as many other names, was an High Elf city of around 10,000 (as of 1479 DR) in Cormanthor, which had been rebuilt after the original had laid in ruins since it fell in 714 DR. It was one of four old communities and capital of Cormanthyr (the others being the Elven Court, Semberholme, and the Tangled Trees). At its height, it represented the peak of High Elf civilization and craftsmanship.
It fell to demons during the Weeping War and was in ruins, a dangerous place full of monsters and forgotten treasures, for many centuries, until reclaimed by Evermeet’s Elven Crusade led by Seiveril Miritar. As of 1479 DR it is ruled by Coronal Ilsevele Miritar.
Myth Drannor was founded as Cormanthor in -3983 DR by the Coronal Kahvoerm Irithyl. For over four thousand years, the city prospered with little incident
Coronal Eltargrim Irithyl decided that if Cormanthyr was to survive, its people must make peace with the other races, so Eltargrim set about organizing the eladrin wizards to create a mythal.2 It was completed in 261 DR, and its construction marked the “Opening”; the Coronal opened the city of Cormanthor to all non-Tel’Quessir, and the city was crowned Myth Drannor.
The Opening marked the beginning of the Golden Age of Myth Drannor, when the city prospered and many races flourished amid its towers. Many demihuman groups came to the city during this time, including dwarves, gnomes, and halflings. Myth Drannor reached a peak of power and culture in 661 DR, with all its races living in unity.
Following the death of Eltargrim in 661 DR, the city was left without a leader. By Midsummer 667 DR the Council of Twelve was in control of Cormanthyr and Myth Drannor.This council soon forgot the dreams of the Coronals and took to bettering their own agendas; the nobles made trade deals that favoured their own houses and influence, and worked to set up power holds in the sister cities. With Myth Drannor failing as a capital, Cormanthyr dissolved into city states within four decades amid divisive in-fighting among the council and the guilds.
Fall of Myth Drannor
In 711 DR, the Trio Nefarious entered the northern woods, attacking some eladrin outposts and moving closer to the capital, and starting the Weeping War. By 714 DR Myth Drannor was overrun by the Army of Darkness.
For over six centuries, the eladrin kept the place hidden and sealed for the most part, and the city became a legend, one of the most dangerous adventuring sites in all of Faerûn. In 1374 DR, the army of Seiveril Miritar, leading a return to Faerûn, recaptured Myth Drannor. Seiverils daughter Ilsevele Miritar became the new coronal. In 1487 DR, after years of war against Netheril, Thultanthar fell upon Myth Drannor, destroying both cities. Ilsevele and her surviving subjects fled to Semberholme.