Caládolhn refers to the collection of the ethnic groups of Elves that live in the Mountains of Das EkLachen. They are a subgroup of the Itie'lman, or Western, Elves. In the Mythic Era, the Caládolhn had expanded over and ruled much of the Mountains of Das EkLachen and northern Greater Huraedon. In their Dissolution Period, after the coming of the gods, they were reduced to their enclaves in the northern mountains.
They are black or golden-haired and pale-faced. In the darkness their wide eyes burn as if with yellow flames.
The Caládolhn suffered great losses by invading Yeqitari led by Abayin during the Wars of Hate. They were further ruined by the encroachment of the Nelqorana during the Third Invasion of the North. The Ukallaba Azrübel claimed in his letters that he slew a million and enslaved a million more. These are no doubt exaggerations meant to awe the populace of Nelqora and assure them that the conquests would continue without issue. Nevertheless, the material damage was great, and many died.
After the conquests, many of the old seats of power and authorities held by Caládolhn lords were given over to native Men—though not all. For a long while afterwards, not a few Caládolhn remained in authoritative positions in the new Nelqorana government of the North. These lords and ladies, either willingly subservient or simply too entrenched in the region to remove, grew to great prominence in the region.
But despite these individuals in prominence, the Caládolhn would never regain their lands or prestige. The general population especially suffered. Because many were removed from their land, they faded more quickly—as is common among the Elves and Dwarrow. Because of the trauma of the conquests, the Caládolhn were among the first of the Elves in the modern era to exhibit a mass refusal to return from the Halls of the Dead. The general decline of the Elves due to corruptions in Faery also affected them—they would either fade from the world or not return after death. It was because of this general decline that even the prominent Caládolhn of the Mariner Empire of Nelqora would slowly be replaced with native Northern Men.
Today, the Caládolhn largely live in the central highlands west of the Ucar Valley. The administer themselves in small, independent communes, considered separated from the Empire of Juraedon. The Empire has always considered the Elf-folk their especial friends and treated them well. There is also the fact that it is difficult and costly to fully administer the wily and mountainous folk. A live and let live approach is taken.