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Du Weldenvarden
Major Species Elves
Location Northeast
Terrain Forest
Climate Verdant
Main Industry
Capital Ellesméra
Government Monarchy
Head of State formerly Islanzadí Dröttning, later Arya Dröttning

Du Weldenvarden (translated as "The Guarding Forest") was a massive forest that covered Northern Alagaësia. The elven capital of Ellesméra was hidden deep within the forest, as were the ancient elves that inhabited it.

The forest's size was due to the planting spells the elves used. By imbuing their voices with magic, the elves could sing plants into growing into different shapes and patterns. Every house in Ellesméra was sung from a tree.

Queen Islanzadí was the former ruler of Ellesméra, as well as the rest of the elven woods, but was killed by Lord Barst. Arya, her daughter, was the next ruler.

There were other cities in Du Weldenvarden aside from Ellesméra, such as Osilon, Kirtan, Sílthrim, Ceris, and Nädindel. Arya was captured by Durza, a Shade, in Du Weldenvarden, whilst she was transporting Saphira's egg from the Varden and the dwarves to the elves. The forest was magically protected by elven wards, assuring that nothing could enter its boundaries by arcane means. There were also guards that were posted on the outer edges of the forest.