Anurin was an elf and the leader of the Dragon Riders during the time of King Palancar. He convinced the ruling elven monarch, Queen Dellanir, to incorporate humans into the pact between the elves and dragons, thereafter enabling humans to become Riders.
Anurin understood that humans had the potential to become the dominant race of Alagaësia. By joining the human race with that of the elves through the Riders, he was able to prevent any wars over the dominion of Alagaësia from occurring.
The bond caused much controversy within the elves, and Anurin then made the decision to move the Riders out of Du Weldenvarden to Vroengard, where they would be their own rulers instead of under the reign of the elf-kingdom. They created the city of Doru Araeba. Thus they were removed from any other power ruling over the Riders, and there were none who could warn them of their own danger to themselves.