Name: Mehlyu: The Grey Wood
Leaders: The Four Elven Houses: Markoth, Shuliana, Falanorala, Greymorrow
Type: Council of Independent Kingdoms
Capital: The Four Houses meet in "The Council City" at the center of their respective Kingdoms.
Largest cities: Markoth, Shuliana, Falanorala, Greymorrow
Monetary unit: Standard
Ethnicity/Race: Diverse, primarily Elven
Language: Old and New Elven
Religion: Single Deity, "The Creator". Other beliefs are tolerated but not allowed to construct temples/churches/etc.
Climate: Deciduous Forest. Usually comfortable (Neither tropical nor arctic) though the southern region sees snow for part of the year
Resources: Lumber (heavily controlled), Medicinal Plants, Wild Game, Furs, Wine, Various Fruit, MoonStone, Iron
Flora and Fauna: Mehlyu is an almost uniform land consisting of league after league of deciduous forest. These woods are inhabited by all kinds of 'normal' creatures (squirrel, deer, birds, etc.) as well as many 'magical' beings and beasts. Venturing into the older and ancient parts of the wood one would encounter more and more powerful and unique creatures.
Known Dangers: Though well controlled by the ruling families, one should be wary of bandits and brigands that move through the densely wooded region. Various predators make Mehylu their home as well from Lions to Bears, and certain areas harbor Spriggans, Larken, Elementals, and sentient Elder Tree's, primarily in the old forests in the North.
History: The Grey wood is a truly vast forest spanning hundreds of leagues that has existed for as long as known time. Lying in various valleys and on several mountains the carpet of tree's is nearly unbroken throughout. For many thousands of years order has been kept by the four Royal Families of Elven rule whose histories go back almost as long as the Woods themselves. Each family rules over their respective regions (North, South, East, West) and come together for over-reaching affairs with the first House holding slightly higher authority. The Four Capital cities are named after their ruling families (Markoth, Shuliana, Falanorala, and Greymorrow), and all connect to an ancient stone highway. The Council City is found at the approximate center of the realm and contains a portal allowing travel to Auvrynon. The people of the realm, though predominantly Elven, are varied. Many races wander the beautiful landscape and all are welcome, provided they come in peace.