|The Woodland Realm|
|Current Ruler(s)||Arodas & Arbiter_Darkness|
|Emblem||The Tree of Mirkwood|
|Flag||Banner of Mirkwood|
|Claimed Lands||Woodland Realm, Northern Mirkwood, Mirkwood, East Bight|
|Map of Lands|
|Allies||High Elves, Lothlórien, Dorwinion, Avari|
|Used NPCs||Wood-Elf NPCs|
The Realm is a monarchy led by Arbiter_Dakness and Arodas (Dual Leadership) and their Lords.
- Arodas - Ruler of the woodland realm (with Arbiter), and goat seducer, overseer (Currently on break)
- Arbiter_Darkness - King of the Woodland Realm Loremaster, Lord of Dolen Galadhbar
- TheIceInferno- Advisor, Lord of the Raft-Elves
- Arinholmes- Former King, Advisor
- ElfKingAnte- Former King, Advisor
- Arbiter (holds the position in addition to his duties as King)
- There are no current Lords.
- There are no Current Bishops.
- There are no Current Recruiters
- jthemarvelfan (jay marvel) [Armoured Elf]
- Other known Wood-elves:
- Narviterura [Armoured Elf]
- Jacob24 [Armoured Elf]
- Inactive/old members, but still remembered:
- Faelon - A wise ruler from long ago
- Cchatts - Longest ruler, and maybe the best king the Woodland Realm ever had.
- Olgierd_ - Former king and wood-elf, and perfect builder (ruled from November 2017 till July 2018)
- Shinare - Old king and former wood-elf, very wise (ruled from November 2016 till February 2017)
- vQ6R - Inactive wood-elf, and former lord of East-Bight
- graywing12 - Inactive wood-elf and recruiter
- Henkka - Beloved warrior and recruiter
- Enchanted River - A small village of the raft-elves of Mirkwood near the enchanted river. It is used to house new recruits.- Thranduil's Halls - The Capital of the kingdom, and the biggest build of the Woodland-Realm.
- Dolen Galadhbar (Hidden Treehome) - A large village of treehouses hidden to the world below, Dolen Galadhbar functions as both a large recruit village and a communal area thanks to its large Town Hall that inhabits a cave system belowground.
The Woodland Realm, or The Elves of Mirkwood, were first ruled by the admin Emperor_Raphael, After a long rule he traveled west leaving Faelon (formerly: Xenphir) to ascended to the throne. During his reign he built a strong and prosperous realm that lasted many generations. After some time Faelon went out to marry leaving LordOropher to rule in his stead until the sister of Faelon, TheBlueTrickster appeared to rule in his stead. After some time TheBlueTrickster traveled west to find peace. The next in line to the throne was cchatts but, feeling ill prepared to rule the realm as his siblings had done before him, he left to explore the realm to learn more, vowing to return when he was worthy of the throne. In light of this event, Faelon with TheSmileBC were left to rule together. This time was short however, as Faelon became very weary and decided to take the trip to the west to be with his sister. TheSmileBC stayed to rule a little longer but trouble stirred in Rohan and he was forced to go to them leaving Shinare, invaluable friend and advisor to the Court, as the ruler of the Woodland realm. During Shinare's rule a Natural disaster swept over Mirkwood and the capital was lost. Upon hearing what had happened, cchatts made haste and returned to the realm; accompanied by his new wife rchatts. He took his rightful place as king of the Woodland Realm, and began to rebuild the realm in memory of all its former splendour. But later cchatts and his wife left the realm once again, this time because he could not dedicate enough time and effort to ruling the wood elves, so he passed his kingship onto Olgierd_. But with time he decided it was time to pass on his kingship to ArinHolmes. But he too decided that although he would remain in the realm, that in his wise eyes he saw another, Arodas, leading the realm to greatness. So ArinHolmes stepped down as king and became an ambassador, and passed kingship onto Arodas, who I have no doubts will be great. After Arodas got assasinated by orcs from Gundabad, chaos prevailed the realm. So the former king ArinHolmes and his royal ElfKingAnte stepped down to dual -leadership the realm. However then Arodas returned to us from beyond the grave and quickly became the Co-Ruler of the realm alongside ElfKingAnte. However both of them eventually became more distant as pressing matters gathered elsewhere so in his great wisdom ElfKingAnte stepped down as a ruler of the realm, raising his heir and advisor Arbiter_Darkness to the throne where he currently reigns.
History of the Royal Council
The Royal Council: The royal council contains the most reliable wood elves for the king. this council makes important decisions with the king and helps the king with ruling the realm. The Royal Council includes: Royals, Lords, Bishops and Priests.
The very first royal council of the Woodland-Realm was made a long time ago under the rule of the former king cchats. In the royal council are wood elves with royal blood, in other words: wood elves that are very loyal and if the ruler of that time steps down they are the first in line to rule the realm. Sometimes the royal court contains former kings, that are unnable the rule for a period of time. The council are the kings most trusted wood elves.
Since the rule of the king Arodas, the role Wood-Elven Lord has been given a special meaning. The Lords of the Woodland Realm are a special group of active and loyal wood elves that are a member of the Royal Council and own a certain plot of land (like certain villages, waypoints and cities). The first wood elves that have been given the role of Wood-Elven Lord were: TheIceInferno and Arbiter_Darkness. While Arbiter_Darkness ruled Dolen Galadhbar, TheIceInferno (still) rules Enchanted River and (the not done yet) Raft Elves village. The Wood-Elven Lords make the most important decisions with the Royal Wood-Elves, Altough the Royal Wood-Elves have a higher rank on paper the Wood-Elven Lords have a lot more influence in the Realm.
Together can the King with the Royal Wood-Elves (mostly former kings) and the Wood-Elven Lords, properly rule the realm.
Becoming one of the Wood-Elves
To join, you must talk to either a recruiter or a royal. Then you will be added to our discord server where you can be helped and advised by other wood elves on the entry requirements. As of now we have three entry requirements although they are subject to change.
- You must have visited the woodland realm and gotten at least 100 alignment with the wood elves.
- You must have gotten yourself a maxed set of Wood-Elven Armour (We can help with this)
- You must have helped a Royal wood elf (Specifics to be determined in a case by case scenario)
Once you have done all of the above you can join our family!
Quotes from Wood-Elves
“The Woodland Realm is a place where fellow elves come together to go on adventures. It all starts in the beautiful lands of Mirkwood, where the Wood-Elves live. But they don't live in a hole under the ground. No, they live high in the sky in treehouses built on the tops of trees in the Mirkwood Forrest. Their chosen armor is the light and swift scout armor. A very useful asset to the Wood-Elf, as they are near unstoppable with this on. Masters of archery as well, the Wood-Elf fears no one and feels no pain. They are feared and respected throughout all of Middle Earth. Are you ready to be one of us? Are you ready to go on your own adventure? Join the Woodland Realm and become one of us, if u have the courage!” -Kantabele
“One of the main reasons of why I like the Woodland Realm is because of the community. In all the years I have played, I have never met people as nice as the Elves of the Woodland Realm. This keeps me coming back to this server to play as well. Another reason is that there is so much to do. I love building and designing for the Realm. With this, I can show people my work and get valuable feedback on my builds. I have been working on some of the big designs for the Realm and I have seen the it come alive on the server. These are the things I like the most about the realm.” -King_Max
“I treasure the community and the aesthetics of the Woodland Realm. For instance, I find the beauty of the red and green oaks contends to rival that of the Mallorn trees in both their natural form and materials. The realm’s bricks have a gentler tone than those of many other factions. I had enjoyed the beauty of the realm a long time before choosing to join the faction. I continue to regret not joining sooner. The community is kind, supportive, and active. Our leader is amiable and prudent. I anticipate you’ll feel welcome in our family!” -ArinHolmes
"The rules and respect you have for yourself, others around you and how you treat mother nature is truly amazing and a beautiful sight for me. Last but not least, It has always been my dream to find a community that involves themselves in fantasy but mainly the elf community and now that you have shown how much detail and time you have put in for this faction to grow and be as strong as it is is truly where and who I wish to serve!" -AgentNorthy
"I would like to think of our faction as more of a family than a community. We work together to push each other forwards and form bonds that last years to come. The great woods of Mirkwood are filled with stunning reds and deep greens, foetid spiders and graceful elks. I could spend the rest of my time on TOS wondering the woods of Mirkwood and never get tired of its beauty. Alongside our amazing biome we also have grand builds full of exciting blocks and flowing shapes. We have builds that range from castles to caves and no matter your build style we know you will find something you love here."
Adventures of the Woodland Realm
Since many of our players come from all around the globe we currently do not have any set meetings, although this is soon subject to change.
What is a Wood-elf?
The elves of Mirkwood are Silvan elves ("Wood-elves"), although their leader is of Sindarin descent. They are the forest-dwelling elves of Middle-Earth. In the late Third Age, the Silvan Elves mostly belonged either to the Galadhrim or to the Elves of Mirkwood. The Silvan Elves were descendants of the Nandor (and thus in origin Teleri), who had lingered in the Anduin Vales during the Great Journey of the Eldar in the Elder Days. The Silvan Elves hid themselves in their woodland realms beyond the Misty Mountains and became a scattered folk hardly distinguishable from Avari( those elves who refused the summons of the Valar). While some of the Nandor continued to Eriador and later entered Ossiriand( these were the Laiquendi, the "green-elves"), some remained in the Vales of Anduin, and from these later originated the Wood-elves.
It is also told that the some of the western Avari, dwelling in Eriador and the Anduin Vales, were friendly to the Eldar, and came to merge with the Wood-elves. These were Nelyarin Avari (Penni), from the third Clan (and therefore remotely akin to the Nandor and Sindar). When Beleriand sunk, many Sindar who didn't like the Noldor came to the homes of the Silvan (Mirkwood and Lóriën) and merged with them. Then about 1500 years later when Eregion fell at the hand of Sauron, Noldor refugees came to Lóriën and merged with the Silvan elves there, making the Silvan elves of lothlóriën a very mixed race. These refugees were however not permitted in Mirkwood as most of the sindar population there still hated the Noldor, blaming them for the ruin of Beleriand. The mixed blood of the the elves of Lóriën and their rulers of higher race made the elves of Lothlóriën more wise than their cousins in Mirkwood.
The Silvan Elves of Mirkwood are described as distrustful of Dwarves, but friendly to Men, with whom they trade. While the elves of Lóriën are described as friendlier, more skillful and more wise. Hair and eye color are mostly those common among the Teleri, but they often had dark or grey eyes. Those of Sindarin descend more often had a rather pale white skin-tone while those of Avarin descend often showed lavender or olive complexion. The wood-elves lived inside the dense forest Lands, most were Hunters and Gatherers but many have also had become planters and the gardens and vinyards of the Wood-Elf realms were legendary. They were also skilled Crafters, they were fabled Weavers, Fletchers as well as Wood- and leather-workers for the Wood-elves were the only Folk who knew the secret of Oak-leather-making.
Titles and ranks
- Woodland Realm: Earn 100+ Woodland realm alignment
- Wood-elf: Earn 100+ Woodland realm alignment
- Wood-elven lord: Earn 1000+ alignment
- Silvan elf
Durin's Folk • Kingdom of Khazad-dûm • Dwarves of Erebor • Dwarves of the Iron Hills • The Dwarves of the Mountains of the Wind • Dwarves of the Red Mountains • Blue Dwarves • Dwarves of the Grey Mountains• Northern Longbeard Dwarves
Elves and Ents:
Orcs and Uruks:
Northmen and Dúnedain
Peoples of Harad and Rhûn:
Kingdom Of Anduin •
Fire elves •
Kingdom of the Golden Wash •
Kingdom of the Isles •