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Fyananmoac asks if there is any information on the elf Eltargrim, particularly relating to any battles fought or victories celebrated.
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_The libarian points Fyananamoac to an elven book, the History of Cormanthyr.
"Eltargrim Irithyl was the sixth and last Coronal of Cormanthyr. He was born in -612 DR in the community of Semberholme. In his early years he joined the Akh'Velahr, the standing army of Cormanthyr, remaining there for over three centuries and attaining the rank of penaal. Eltargrim rose to Coronal in -223 DR upon the death of his father. He spent the early years of his reign contemplating the founding Coronal Oacenth's vision for a united realm of elves, through continuing adversity. The Coronal began noticing the ever-encroaching humans on all of his borders. Cormyr, once an elven territory, was now a human kingdom. The Stonelands had fallen to goblinkind because the Akh'Velahr would not ally with Cormyr's Purple Dragons. Eltargrim pondered Oacenth's vow to "unify the tribes of this great land" and how a four-thousand year old vow might apply to modern times. After much deliberation, the Coronal concluded that it must in fact include the N'Tel'Quess (non-elves) in the unification. Despite increasing opposition from more conservative noble houses in Cormanthor, Eltargrim decided to open the forest realm to human wizards and druids as well as nonhuman but nonelven settlers in the year 220 DR. The unification grew to a peak in 261 DR, when despite attempts on his life and rebellion in his court, Eltargrim raised the mythall of Cormanthor, renaming it Myth Drannor, and commencing the Opening, inviting all races to live under the city's towers in peace and unity. Eltargrim died in 661 DR. Having seen his dreams of unification and peace under the towers of Myth Drannor come to a head, he felt rested and complete, and decided to pass on to Arvandor willfully. During the Midsummer celebrations, he woke in the morning to greet the dawn dressed in his ceremonial armour. He took up a song and raised his Elfblade to the sun as its rays touched his face, and with a smile climbed into the heavens and ascended from life. Eltargrim was the last Coronal to rule over Cormanthyr for centuries. Eltargrim's death marked the death knell to the empire, initiating a period called the Dusk. Cormanthyr collapsed very soon afterwards."_