This book was given to me by Bruhn K'Viir of the Order of Nektulos. It contains information on the history of the Trials.
The Order of Nektulos was created during the times of the first Emperor of Neriak. The purpose of the order is to test, train, and weed out the weak among the young Dark Elf Warriors. All the young warriors must first face these Trials before they are allowed to join the ranks of soldiers who patrol the realm outside First Gate. This is the way of the Teir`Dal warrior.
The weak never survive long in the forest. Whether they are cut down by another dark elf or fall in a pit out of stupidity, they are always shown for what they are. Contestants usually number around ten to fifteen and no more than one can ever be truly called winner. Survivor, yes, but not winner.
The one who proves strongest takes the title and must remain to be challenged by the next Teir`Dal who attempts to win the Trials. If the challenger does not prove himself in the final battle, he is stripped of the title and sent back to the rank of soldier.
The Trials are not for the weak. Many have, and will continue to fall to the dangers and the will of the Forest. It is a living, breathing thing, and should never be traversed or even contemplated with anything but respect and caution.
Consider this a word of warning: If you do not have the heart of a true dark elf, then burn this volume. If you do not understand what it takes to rise through the ranks of the greatest race in all of Norrath, then turn away now, for you shall fail and pay with your life.