Elmelan Illistim

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The thirteenth of the dynastic line of Argent Mirrors, Elmelan was the son and only child of Cafainiel Illistim. His reign was cut short at only 57 years for some unknown reason, and the records that followed during the regency of his child daughter were maliciously censored. Elmelan was the first enthroned Argent Mirror to marry a foreigner, a Vaaloran noblewoman named Sinlycha.

There were rumors that the marriage might have been motivated by the need for an alliance with her family, who were known for producing weapons for House Vaalor. While presumably assassinated by the people who assumed power in the interim, or who had motive to hide the truth, it is remarkable that none of the royal advisors or prominent politicians of the time publicly opposed the marriage.

Elmelan Illistim was born in -26,534 Modern Era (22,573 Illistim). He assumed the Peacock Throne in -25,319 Modern Era (23,788 Illistim) and ruled for 57 years, until he was presumably killed, nominally succeeded by his 34 year old daughter Lahrair in -25,262 Modern Era (23,845 Illistim) when he would have been 1,272 years old. Interestingly, Elmelan had three daughters, implying they were almost the same age. Whether Lahrair had a living younger sister is unknown. Being the second daughter, her older sister was presumably killed.


Argent Mirror of the House of Illistim
Preceded by: -25,319 Modern Era to -25,262 Modern Era
(23,788 to 23,845 Illistim)
Succeeded by:
Cafainiel Illistim Lahrair Illistim


Illistim Bloodline (Illegitimate)
Descendant of: Ancestor of:
Cafainiel Illistim (mother)
Lahrair Illistim (daughter)
(two other daughters)