The Bright and the Dark
No one is sure what happened to the city of Brightvale although it is widely believed that its populous fell to a powerful spell or curse. Trade and commerce between Brightvale and the rest of the realm was commonplace until all communication from the island-city ceased instantly over three hundred years ago.
What is known is that when soldiers from Tantoräc landed at its port they found that the people had torn parts of their city apart before doing the same to each other. It was not lost on the soldiers that the areas where most destruction was concentrated belonged to the most affluent. Since its fall travellers have reported seeing creatures of dread skulking within its walls and the King at the time, Raiyl Thúrlom the Third, ordered the city’s name to be changed to Darkvale.