Naurel was the Queen of the Elves in the time of the God War. After the Battle of Groth, she was found dead and this lead to the control of magic and banning of religious worship throughout the land. After her death, her followers and friends made the Pact of Naurel.
Pact of Naurel
The Pact of Naurel is a reference to an agreement formed by various individuals who fought in the God Wars with Draziw. At the conclusion of the Battle of Groth, Naurel was found slain. As the leader of the elven armies, her loss was of great consequence. Her rank as Princess made her the direct inheritor to the Elven Throne, and her descendants would have rightful claim to that position as well. Her importance to the elven people, and the various other lieutenants of Draziw has been largely supported from other historical texts, and is evidenced by the Second Pact of Naurel which is better known colloquially.
The Second Pact of Naurel involved various leaders from the Gnome, Human, Elven, Dwarven and Giant communities. Together, the five races constructed the Citadel of Naurel which was constructed in Emor, and even 9000 years later, stands as one of the largest and most impressive structures in the world.
The First Pact of Naurel, which is the content of this work, is far less well known, as it has been kept mostly secret by the members of its pact. While reference to the pact, and actions by those bound within the pact are seen to be shaping history in the various millenia since its creation, official accounts of the details in the pact are relatively limited. Based on my research, the pact appeared to address three specific issues or commitments.
First, Naurel’s Lover, whose real name has been lost to history, but who has become known as “Groth” in homage to his effect on the famous battle had a son with Naurel. As Elven society is a Matriarchy, passage of inheritance goes to the first born daughter. Naurel had no daughter, but her blood relation through her son would mean that if the son had a daughter, the granddaughter would inherit the throne. The pact ensured that all its members would commit to protecting Naurel’s son (whose name has also been lost to history, but is commonly referred to as Cane.) The pact also confirmed that upon the birth of a daughter, the pact members would protect the rightful heir to the elven crown at all costs.
The second issue of the pact was in regard to Draziw, whom the pact members were all associated with. After the Battle of Groth, it became evident that the consequences of magic in the world could be dire. With that realization in mind, the pact members committed to the reduction of magical uses within their respective kingdoms as much as possible.
Third, the pact members agreed that divine intervention on the world was becoming to consequential to continue unstimied. As a direct example, the pact members presented Naurel, who was slain as a result of divine activities. To that end, the eradication of religion became of paramount importance. The pact members also committed to defying and destroying gods where possible. It is believed that this served as the founding of the Cigam order.
To demonstrate their commitment to the pact and to identify each other, the pact members created amulets to designate themselves as “Naurellian.” The pact members included Ton (King of the Dwarves), Groth (Draziw’s second in command), Egar (king of the Northern Human Kingdoms), Rome (King of the Central Human Kingdom), Kyzer (King of the Southern Human Kingdoms), Arilya (who was Naurel’s second in command, and took over as general of the elven armies), Talem (A close friend of Naurel, who Naurel cared for as a child, apparently raised as some form of pet, and always addressed as sister), Durm (King of the Giants), and Ggnozz (King of the Gnomes).
One additional amulet is believed to have been created, in conjunction with the other 9, which was presented to Groth to give to the daughter of Cane. The possessor of that amulet would, as per the pact, be the inheritor of the elven throne.