Night of Betrayal
At the height of the Orcgate War, a contingent of Elves were to be sent from Athelthiar to reinforce the troops protecting Volkraad from the Orc hordes near Shimmerbridge. Upon arrival, the Elves turned and left the field instead of joining the battle. That night every Elf (and some Half-elves if the tales are to be believed) left Volkrania. Athelthiar was left empty for the forest to reclaim. The battle was won, but at a terrible cost. Only one in fifty soldiers that took the field survived, carrying tales of the Elven betrayal.