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"Beware, Beware,

The Queen of the North!"

~From The Queen of the North, a common Dalish folk-song


Anaris Engoria was a Queen of Dale and Archon of West Dorwinion. Known infamously in Dale as the "Queen of the North", she allegedly planned the murder and usurpation of the Dalish King Hope Gilneas II, who was also her husband. While some rumours claim that the plot was a cover for her murder of the former King Anduin Gilnea, the evidence for such a case is lacking, and the only witness, Chief Justice Randiu, died nigh two hundred years ago. His properties, diary and evidence are held by the Caisar family, who have not agreed to relinquish evidence - without urgency, this matter was quickly dropped soon after.

She is also wanted by the King of Gundabad, Uvatha, for reasons unknown.

Early Life[]

Anaris was born into the much respected Engoria clan of Dorwinion, to Cassimir, High King of Arnor and Amana, an Umbarim. Her early years were dominated by rigorous tutoring and forays into the different fields of astronomy, the arts and literature(an almost exclusively Dorwinine endeavour in these dark ages). This caused her to develop a strong knowledge of all such subjects, but made her despise work in almost any form. Despite this, she developed a friendship with one of her tutors, a southern Dorwinhrim named Ruhnkar.

Soon enough, her parents unfortunately passed away due to unforeseen circumstances(Cassimir actually disappears close to the borders of Rhovanion) and most of her tutors that had limited her left, therefore also lifting most tedious duties off her back. She had ever experienced such freedom in her life and thus squandered it, giving way to wine and revelry.

Eventually all this came to a head when she killed a fellow aristocrat by the name of Husifers. Husifers' clan was an equally powerful heartland clan, and they came to resent Anaris. Ruhnkar rebuked Anaris for her actions but she ignored him, preferring to hide from the realities of what she did. In the end, she finally submitted to the truth when Ruhnkar himself was killed whilst saving Anaris from certain death, and she began to mature.

Her path to Archon was slow and tedious, but she soon made it to the top. However, this involved heavy amounts of political maneuvering that was to help her later on in her career, giving her sublime diplomatic ability and a near impeccable track record in regards to political affairs. She managed to pull the entirety of the Western Province to her side, thus appointing herself Archon of the West. Now, in those times Dorwinion did not have a King nor a centralised government; the Basileus was woefully absent, the throne lay empty. Many Douxes and lords sought to make their move, some even proclaiming themselves Basileus, only to be overthrown by other jealous nobles. Thus, in these troubled times Anaris consolidated her power and lay in wait. The cities of the west were wealthy, as was the countryside, but none were as glamorous as her aspiration, her dream: Fillias, the once-mighty capital of the Arginon Dorwinine Empire. She began to commission a new city just as beautiful as Fillias: Saint Anarisberg, the new capital of Anaris' self-proclaimed Archonate of Fillias.

Exile and resurgence[]

Second exile[]


Anaris Engoria reportedly disappeared during the fifth of Yule in the year 100 of the Fifth Age. Some claim she was murdered by an assassin and the body disposed of(She had made many enemies during her lifetime), while yet others claim she had ventured off to the west looking for her father, Cassimir, in the woods of Dol Guldur where he was said to have gone to. She was presumed dead by her successor, the Dorwinine Archon Arenelyya Engoria-Dagothar.

The Wizard Radagast has claimed responsibility for her murder in Mirkwood after she was seen abusing a tree in mirkwood. He also claims the presence of three saplings growing where her body used to be, presumably transformed into trees from her dead body.