The Elvenpass Declaration of Independence
The Great Strife wreaked devastation across Cartyrion, but there were a few pockets of civilization that were spared many of the horrors of that war. The First Kingdom of Humankind was certainly not spared - invading waves of armies in the northerm parts of the kingdom's lands reduced the once vast holdings of the kingdom to One such region included the two duchies of the First Kingdom along the eastern coast of the Inner Sea. Though not ravaged by the war, these lands were cut off from their kingdom's core and had to fend for themselves. This they did, and life went on almost untouched by the war that raged around the rest of the world.
The document that is now referred to as the Elvenpass Declaration of Independence was originally a simple missive sent by the reigning Archduke of the Duchy of Elvenpass to the High Sovereign of the First Kingdom. It was in response to a formal declaration sent by the High Sovereign to the dukedom announcing that, with the Great Strife in the past, the Kingdom would be reasserting its rule - and taxation requirements - upon the dukedoms with which it had lost contact during the war.
15 Time of Shimmerscale's Pyramid, 3CR
Midyear's Day, 4CR
now Grand Duke of Elvenpass