The History of Realmgard in 30 Days: November 8

"The final dissolution of the Elven Empire was a long, slow process and the exact historical moment where the Empire ceased to exist is difficult to pinpoint, given that many of the Imperial institutions and a veneer of Imperial authority and legitimacy were maintained, at least nominally, by its self-proclaimed successors."

The History of Realmgard in 30 Days: November 7

"Though known to later — and predominantly non-Elven — historians as the Elven Empire, the Elves referred to their own state simply as the Empire without qualification. In truth, no such qualification was necessary. For centuries, the Elven Empire was the sole claimant of any semblance of Imperial authority on the continent."