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Qualinost was the former capital of Qualinesti, but was destroyed during the War of Souls. The ruin of this once mighty elven city sits at the bottom of The Lake of Death.

Age of Dreams[]

Following the signing of the Swordsheath Scroll after the Kinslayer War, Kith-Kanan took his followers west and founded the elven kingdom of Qualinesti. The architecture of the city was a mixture of dwarven craftsmanship and elven grace that enhance nature, but did not overpower it. Most of the buildings were crafted from rose-colored quartz, that were surrounded by gardens.

War of the Lance[]

During the War of the Lance, Qualinost was abandoned before the Red Dragonarmy could attack.

Chaos War[]

During the Chaos War, the city was occupied by the forces of the Knights of Takhisis.

Age of Mortals[]

When the Dragon Overlord Beryllinthranox took over Qualinesti, she allowed the Knights of Neraka, to continue its oversight of the city, as well as the nation. They collected the tax levied upon the elven people.

War of Souls[]

When the elves learned of the Dragon Overlord had decided to destroy the Qualinesti. Enacting a plan worked with the Dwarves of Thorbardin, many of the inhabitants of the city were evacuated out through a tunnel dug beneath the city. When the Dragon Overlord Beryllinthranox died, she collapsed the tunnels and leveled the city. The White-Rage River flowed into the city and created a Lake. The Lake of Death, also known as Nalis Aren, now covers the area where the city used to be.


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  • The Annotated Chronicles, Autumn Twilight, p. 336-337
  • The Atlas of the Dragonlance World pg 30
  • Dragonlance Campaign Setting pg 165-167
  • Tales of the Lance p. 28
  • War of the Lance (Sourcebook) pg 125-126