Loramar, the Dream of the Seas, was one of the largest cities of the First Kingdom. It was a cosmopolitan city, visited by many of the races and home to the oldest shrine of Aereth. The Dwarven Guilds, the Human Kingdoms and the Hearthling Homesteads all regularly visited Loramar for trade, and its access to the sea made it a valuable strategic asset to the First Kingdom, making it a target of many attacks during the Ogre Wars. The relentless assaults by the ogres gradually reduced Loramar to a shadow of its former glory, yet each and every single time the shrine of Aereth remained untouched. Each and every time, the hardy elves of Loramar rallied around the shrine to rebuild, turning Loramar into a mismatch of building styles and architectures that nonetheless made those elves that called the city proud of their home. During the First Migration those same elves broke ties with their former kin to stubbornly remain behind, banding under the protection of Aereth's shrine and the seas, calling themselves the Aeran. When the time came to leave Larandor, the Aeran provided the knowledge and expertise to lead the way and sail to their new home in Aarandor. Upon arrival they stubbornly claimed the harsh cliffs around the harbor that welcomed them and, unwilling to change their ways and abandon their connection to sea, built a city upon those cliffs and called it Lorawin, Dream of the Tides.
The main hub city of the Aeran Kin is built in to a cliff-side that overlooks the harbor where the elf kinships landed in Aarandor. Quickly they constructed the lighthouse and lit its beacon, vowing to always keep it lit and looking to the east. The city that built up around that lighthouse was just as strong and stout hearted as its people. Carved in to the rocky cliffs and build on steady land to weather any storm.
A large, bustling harbor was built up out of the landing spot as well. Ships of all sizes dock there between journeys. You can often find sailors sleeping in their ships as makeshift homes away from their family establishments.
An elegant but imposing structure, the stone keep erected at Ataril's Key is the embodiment of the Aeran Kinship in all of its glory. It is intended to be the first line of defense along the path that took the elves to Aarandor and as such, stands as the gatekeeper to the outside world.