Aerenal is the island empire of the elves. It is a small continent to the south east of Khorvaire. Long ago the Aereni elves, recently escaped from slavery in Xen’drik, discovered that necromantic energy flowed easily in the center of their new island home. This led to the practise known as the Transition, a way for an honored elf to become Deathless and gain unliving immortality so as to offer guidance and protection for generations to come.
The capital of the empire is Shae Cairdal, the royal seat of the Sibling Kings, and the largest city in Aerenal. Many of the city’s glorious buildings mesh perfectly with the bronzewood jungle that Shae Cairdal is nestled within.
Of equal importance to the Aereni is the spiritual heart of their empire: Shae Mordai – the city of the dead. This is the home of the Undying Court. Built on a manifest zone to Irian, Shae Mordai has more Undying than living inhabitants.