The Kingdom of Doriath, also called Eglador, is known as the the Kingdom of the Sindar or the Fenced Land in Beleriand due to the magical Girdle, created by Melian, which protected Doriath from outside threats.
|“||...there wrought out the visions of Melian, images of the wonder and beauty of Valinor beyond the Sea. The pillars of Menegroth were hewn in the likeness of the beeches of Oromë, stock, bough and leaf, and they were lit with lanterns of gold. The night-ingales sang there as in the gardens of Lórien; and there were fountains of silver, and basins of marble, and floors of many-colored stones. Carven figures of beasts and birds there ran upon the walls, or climbed upon the pillars, or peered among the branches entwined with many flowers. And as the years passed Melian and her maidens filled the halls with woven hangings wherein could be read the deeds of the Valar, and many things that had befallen in Arda since the beginning, and shadows of things that were yet to be. That was the fairest dwelling of any king that has ever been east of the Sea.||”|
–Quenta Silmarillion, Of the Sindar
Doriath is an ancient Telerin kingdom in Beleriand, the dwelling of Melian the Maia, Elu Thingol, and the Sindar. Within a hill in the middle of Eglador lies Menegroth, the fairest dwelling of any creature east of the Sea. It was founded in the Years of the Trees, built by Elves and Naugrim, for whom's service Thingol paid in pearls found in the shallow waters of the Bay of Balar. The inhabitants of Doriath are mainly of Sindarin descent, those who tarried upon the shores of Beleriand to search for their king. There is also a large population of Laiquendi in Doriath, as many left Ossiriand after the first Battle of Beleriand. Elu Thingol is considered the High King of the Sindar in Middle Earth. However, while King Thingol rules Doriath, he considers all of Beleriand for his realm. Originally, when the Men arrived in Beleriand, King Thingol refused to let them in his land. However, at Finrod's request King Thingol allowed the House of Haleth to settle in Brethil, roughly north-west of Menegroth.
The Sindar of Doriath are not fond of the Fëanorians, who slaughtered their kin in Alqualondë. Their king does not tolerate any language other than Sindarin to be spoken, and of all the Noldor only allows the Children of Finarfin into his kingdom.
|Elu Thingol||Mythrandir01||Elu Thingol is the King of Doriath, King of the Sindar, High-king and Lord of Beleriand. He is said to be "the tallest of all the Children of Ilúvatar" and "mightiest of the Eldar save Fëanor only".|
|Melian||Velaryon__||Melian the Maia was the wife of Elu Thingol, mother of Lúthien, and Queen of Doriath|
|Lúthien Tinúviel||MyrFlora||Lúthien Tinúviel was the only child of Elu Thingol, king of Doriath, and his queen, Melian the Maia. Lúthien's romance with the mortal man Beren is one of the great stories of the Elder Days.|
|Daeron was the loremaster and minstrel of King Thingol of Doriath. He was also a skilled linguist, and invented the Cirth alphabet.|
|Mablung||LordCompost86||Mablung was a Sindarin Elf who served in the army of King Elu Thingol of Doriath. Together with Beleg Cúthalion he was one of the great captains of the Sindar.|
|Beleg Cúthalion||Mouth_Of_Sauron||Beleg is a great archer of the First Age and comrade of Túrin Turambar. He is called Beleg Cúthalion, Beleg Strongbow.|
|Celeborn||GCMplayz||He is the father of Celebrían, the wife of Elrond, and thus the grandfather of Arwen Evenstar and her older brothers Elladan and Elrohir. He is also a kinsman of Thingol.|
|Eöl||J_21||Eöl "the Dark Elf" was the husband of Aredhel and father of Maeglin. He was one of the greatest Elven-smiths of Middle-earth. Eöl was of the Avari, the 'Refusers', who did not follow Oromë on the Great Journey to the West.|
|Galadhon||He is called the son of Elmo, who was named as the younger brother of Thingol and the father of Celeborn.|
|Galathil||Galathil is a descendant of Thingol's brother Elmo, and the brother of Celeborn the Lord of Lórien. He is son of Galadhon and grandson of Elmo. His daughter Nimloth wedded Dior, Thingol's Heir|
|Galadriel||Dinoluva||Galadriel was a royal Elf of both the Noldor and the Teleri, being a grandchild of both King Finwë and King Olwë, and was also close kin of King Ingwë of the Vanyar through her grandmother Indis.|
|Nellas||Nellas was an Elf-maiden who was a friend of the young Túrin Turambar. Later she testified in his defence when he was unjustly charged with the murder of Saeros.|
|Saeros||Said to be very arrogant, Saeros was one of the Laiquendi who fled to the safety of Doriath after the First Battle of Beleriand. Over the next five centuries, he became a high councillor of Elu Thingol, King of Doriath.|
|Nimloth||Nimloth was an elf-maid of Doriath, the daughter of Galathil.|
On this Server, the Doriathrim are represented by the Lothlorien faction, using their Armour, Equipment and NPCs. Albeit retextured, with a lot of new features and a very much altered biome.