Sydämen Muisti was the most ambitious of the Elven colony cities, and survived for almost six hundred years before its sudden destruction, 900 years ago. At its peak, it was a city of almost 25,000, about half the size of Jumala in those days. The village lay on the backbone of an ancient range of hills, about 200 miles northwest of the Seas of Salt in the far Southeast of Waritu.
The colony traded with the multitude of locals, and was situated near a wealth of silver mines, ruby mines, and a rare lode of mithril. With some irrigation, the arid hills south of the colony were converted to miles and miles of vineyards, and Sydämen Muisti became famous for its unique white wines and dessert wines.
Giant insects common to central Waritu were tamed through druidic magic, and the land north of the field became home to giant honey bee and spider ranches that led to the development of innovative spider-silk-based fabric and potent honey mead.
There was a small college and an observatory on the highest hill of the city. Historians believe that Taivaat Mittari - Heaven’s Compass - was kept here, though it was lost when the city was destroyed.
Sydämen Muisti was destroyed in a sudden, overwhelming assault by a horde of mountain orcs and their allies. Though the defenders of the city killed over of their 30,000 enemies, almost 30% of the city’s inhabitants were slain or captured after the Elven defenses finally buckled. The survivors fled east to the coastal colonies or returned to Kotime. To the great distress of the Elves, no bodies of the fallen elves were ever recovered. They are known to priests of the Tuon as saastuneita marttyyreja - the defiled martyrs.