Yirthum is the Draconian Village of Enchanters, known coloquially as either "The Enchanting Village," "The Weak Village," or "The Elven Village." Yirthum is the product of the Great Draconian Migration in -797 that happened when Zephys was opened to the public by the first Grand Wizard Kilprax Ildial. Generally there are two major populations in Yirthum: The Draconians and the . It is a puppet state of the Elven Kingdom of Camor and, thus, is subject to its rules, houses its people, and is patrolled by the Elven Guard, the military of the Kingdom. Still, their nobility and Chiefs are moreso part of the Draconian government, they just need to answer to the Elven King, Queen, and Captain Commander. It does not have an official religion, but there are three religions worshipped most notably. Starting at the top, most commonly is Helle, the Dragon Goddess who created the Draconian people. Next is Selene, the Elven Goddess of Greed who is pushed by the Elven residents. There is a small minority who worships Helle's brother and rival, the Dragon God of Justice Phrixus. Phrixus worship is not banned but is often mocked by the non-Phrixus worshippers of Yirthum.
HistoryIn the year -797, a man named Kilprax Ildial sent a message to the four existing Draconian Villages: Bortan, Evity, Ealla, and Tamd. He revealed he had been studying for over a thousand years with Kath the Eternal and that he was opening the Magic College to pass this knowledge along. This led to a large population of each village moving in anticipation of this, an event known as the Great Draconian Migration. They settled beneath the Magic College, which was a floating structure, in a city that became known as Zephys. However, Zephys soon became overcrowded, and was not proving to be as fruitful as they or Kilprax wanted. Kilprax Ildial noted that the four Villages still held immense power and influence among the people. If he was going to truly lead them, he needed an insider. A Village that would always be loyal to him and Zephys.
The Five NoblesThere was a man who settled in Zephys, and it was said he was the only one to figure out Kilprax Ildial's true plan. He had no intention of opening the Magic College up to the people who moved in the Migration. He wanted them to know of it and raise a generation that could instead grow up knowing of and getting ready for the Magic College. This man was Accith Durzire. Accith approached Kilprax and told him of the plan. Of course, Kilprax was already aware of his own plan, but when the Smartest Man in the World finds out that someone saw through him, it ruffles a few feathers. But he was waiting for someone like Accith. Kilprax began a plan to unite the Draconians with a simple move. He named five families to be the first nobles of the people, as an incentive to unify under his rule. Four of them were the families of the current Chiefs of every Village. For Bortan, it was Daxur. For Tamd, it was Nurdesh. For Ealla, it was Kiljhan. For Evity it was Vorsashi. Yet the fifth noble was Accith and his family of Durzire. Many were confused at who Accith was and if he was meant to be the nobility of Zephys. Kilprax denied this and said:
"No, I am the nobility of Zephys. This is Yirthum."This was the first public mention of Yirthum. Only a scarce few knew what it was at the time. Those were the people who had already begun construction of the new village.
Creation of the VillageIn a fertile land on the southern coast of Draconian Territory, east of Zephys but west of most other villages, Accith Durzire had traveled with Thempith Thampoc to scout the land, and then they worked together to help build it. People began to flood in from Zephys to move to Yirthum, while others from other villages who had begun studying enchanting also decided to go to Yirthum. With Kilprax's help, it was built up to be a glittering village known for its beauty and wealth. After all, Kilprax wanted to keep the wealthy and powerful under control.
The Magic CollegeIn -777, Kilprax opened up the Magic College to a group of 16 students. People flocked from all of the Villages to attend, with 2-3 young mages from every village (and the city of Zephys) being accepted. Accith's daughter, Laarthan, was among this group. Two others from Yirthum were allowed in: Vurnush Jinyax and Satrin Myathuluc. Satrin Myathuluc is considered by many historians to have been allowed in as a pity. In a way, he was meant, some suggest, to make the other students look better. Laarthan, meanwhile, was gaining reputation as a powerful mage and quickly became the most skilled enchanter in the lands. Her blade, Laarthan's Longblade, quickly became hailed as the greatest treasure of Yirthum, a sword that could emit blasts of red light to push targets away or pull them closer as the user desires.
TuldadSatrin Myathuluc allied closely with a man named Tobor Tuldad, a White Draconian from Ealla who hated how the other students were performing so well in class. Tuldad was even weaker than Myathuluc, a laughing stock of Draconian territory whose sole purpose in the class, it seemed, was to be bullied for his lack of power. Camor where they met with King Arazion Nerifir of the . Laarthan Durzire, at the same time, became the second Chief of Yirthum, after her father Accith, the first Chief, had ruled for 24 years.
Draco-Elvish WarIn -740, a war broke out between Arazion Nerifir of the Elves and Kilprax Ildial of the Draconians, with their subjects joining them. This war was spurred on by Elnahil Shirno, an Elf who wished to attend the Magic College, but was denied simply because he was not a Draconian. Elnahil and Arazion were joined by the Elven Army, but more than that, they had Tobor Tuldad and Satrin Myathuluc on their side. However, Yirthum had an Elven force on their side that wanted to stop Arazion: The Scarlet Host. The Scarlet Host was led by the Queen of the Scarlet Mist, Arazion's sister Macvara who was killed by him so he could take her throne. Vurnush Jinyax had been up in Dwarven Territory where he found the crown in a river, giving it to Kilprax Ildial who brought it to Yirthum and to Laarthan Durzire. The Queen of the Scarlet Mist was happy to fight the Elves, and Yirthum thus had an enchanted army of bloody Wraiths to help them.
Loyalty PaysYirthum was the only village to not doubt Kilprax or his orders at any point in the war, meaning Kilprax was always present helping them out in battles, especially towards the beginning. Even as Captain Commander Wallis Nalo and future Captain Commander Arandon Vonar attacked, they were unable to overpower, only sometimes outstrategizing the Yirthum forces. Wallis Nalo had his greatest challenge when it came to Yirthum and their tactical use of Kilprax Ildial, the Scarlet Host, and Laarthan Durzire's impressive might.
Fall of YirthumYirthum was left behind when Kilprax started working more with the other villages during the war. Thus Wallis Nalo was able to capture at and, though Satrin Myathuluc dealt the final blow, kill Laarthan Durzire. With this, it marked the end of the War. Not truly, the war still continued for a time, but it was the final stage. Yirthum, the central location in Draconian Territory and Kilprax's great symbol, had been taken. Crimras Thampoc, son of Yirthum's co-founder Thempith Thampoc, was the first to greet them. With hunched back, he created a flame which he used to surround them and give them what he called:
"The warm greeting of Yirthum."For this, he became known as "The Bootkisser." He handed Yirthum over to the Elves and even greeted them. This later would become the Thampoc's job, greeting newcomers and warning citizens with sandwiches.
The Notable Figures and Families of YirthumYirthum was founded to help foster loyal nobles, and even after being kept down by the Elves prominent figures and noble families have popped up in its midst. The families and figures are as follows. Durzire (Yellow Draconian)- The founding nobles of Yirthum, the Durzires have always been a family closely tied to Zephys and the Grand Wizard.
- Accith Durzire- Accith Durzire was the founder of Yirthum, one of the first Draconian nobles, a prominent enchanter, and a close ally of Kilprax Ildial. He became the first Chief of Yirthum.
- Laarthan Durzire- Daughter of Accith Durzire, Laarthan was part of the first Magic College class, graduating 7th in the class of -773. She succeeded her father as the second Chief of Yirthum and fought in the Draco-Elvish War, dying to former classmate Satrin Myathuluc.
- Thalmejis Durzire- The 63rd Grand Wizard, appointed by the nobility to soothe problems after the 520 Massacre, Thalmejis was the final Grand Wizard of the Grand Wizard Struggle, sacrificing his life to Salasar Feaphed in 530 and then being truly killed by Otikul Nurdesh to start the Coup of Zephys 20 years later.
- Kaeyafrin Durzire- Daughter of Thalmejis, Kaeyafrin was not a powerful mage, but used Burnout to defend Zephys during the Chief Crisis, particularly remembered for the Battle of the Birdcage.
- Thempith Thampoc- A co-founder of Yirthum, Thempith was recruited by Accith Durzire. However, he did not get the credit he wanted for the founding.
- Crimras "The Bootkisser" Thampoc- After being raised to help his father get credit for founding Yirthum, he surrendered Yirthum to the Elves when Satrin Myathuluc took control.
- Dripnoral Thampoc- One of the technical founding members of the Southern Elone Treaty Organization, he was a noble who wanted to keep peace so the Elves would be uninterrupted by the Draconians. When the Elven Civil War began, he handed Yirthum back over to the Elves and threw away his peaceful sentiment towards the other villages, participating in the Coup of Zephys.
- Satrin Myathuluc- One of the first students at the Magic College, Satrin got 15th place in a class of 16 students. He was considered the epitome of weak and fled to the Elves for help, participating against Yirthum in the Draco-Elvish War and taking over Yirthum as its third Chief.
- Kicad Bavul- The flashy Chief of Yirthum who led it into the Chief Crisis and was the final death of the Elven Civil War, Kicad became a symbol of Yirthum's independent spirit and its greatest strength: its flashiness.
- Laltel Bavul- Kicad's son, Laltel Bavul was one of the six Bortanian Orphans raised by Nalrik Tilrak to succeed the leaders of SETO.
- Jargar Eltan- The first noble Eltan, Jargar gained his own wealth, becoming one of the richest men in Draconian Territory by the time he was 16, he joined the Noble Council at 18 only a year after becoming a noble. He became Chief of Yirthum and led it through the Elven Civil War, supporting Yirthum's independence, Draconian Unity under the Southern Elone Treaty Organization, and Half-Elven rights.
- Kualmandac Hiziros- Nearly killed for his weak magic, Kualmandac was saved by Jargar Eltan and became his butler. Kualmandac always sacrificed whatever he could to help Jargar and all the residents of his mansion, whom he saw as his own children.
- Vurnush Jinyax- A student who attended the first Magic College class of -773, Vurnush Jinyax did not participate in the Draco-Elvish War. Instead, he fled to Dwarven Territory when the war broke out and sought refuge with them, training and mastering smithing before returning to Yirthum after the war.
- Brenvorth Taldis- The 6th Grand Wizard, Brenvorth Taldis is famous for being the only Grand Wizard to resign, as he feared dying to Perzita Theldrar and so willingly gave up his position to her.
- Crordoth Narakas- The 60th Grand Wizard, Crordoth is known best for being killed by the group of Goblins known as the .
- Faervroth "The Pizza Man" Clolith- Became the 10th Grand Wizard after discovering the spell Disintegrate in the library while delivering pizzas.