The only true elven nation in Khorvaire, Valenar is also one of the youngest. Inhabited by a warrior people with no desire to maintain any connection with their homeland, Valenar is in a state of constant conflict with its neighbors. Valenar might be the spark that ignites the next war.
The region now known as Valenar was once claimed by Cyre. A number of Aerenal elves who came to Khorvaire as mercenaries to fight in the Last War staked a claim to the territory as the conflict progressed. These elves are more martial in nature than their comrades who worship the Undying Court, and they want little more from life than the opportunity for glorious bloodshed.
The elves of Valenar are divided into warclans. Some clans serve as mercenaries for other nations, and others practice and spar constantly with one another across Valenar. Still others wander the wilds in search of glorious battle — and they chafe that the close of hostilities of the Last War has made their sport that much more difficult. High King Vadallia, who led a contingent of elves in Khorvaire during the Last War, rules the nation, but Valenar remains primarily a collection of warclans. The elves have little desire to establish extensive bodies of laws or any cultural identity beyond their religious and martial activities.
Valenar is well known for the magnificent war-horses bred, trained, and ridden into battle by the
elves. Originally brought from Aerenal, this breed of warhorse is the envy of all Khorvaire, and the elves take great precautions to ensure that no breeding stock leaves their borders.