Elara is a mythological figure said to have defeated the Black Plague and seen as the founder of Mirith. Nowadays, sometimes her name stands for the Goddess of Life, but it is not clear whether they were separate entities, or whether the Goddess was the origin of Elara's power and wisdom. Inconsistencies in the mythological tradition are not unusual.

Statue of Elara in Mirith.

According to Cecil, who edited and annotated four tomes on the historical mythology of Oberin, available at the Brigobaen Library, she is the first human refered to in the Shurilizuk, and her story can be found in book III, "Emergence from Haven".

Elara's legend illustrates the beginning of our era. She had seven disciples, who found the remaining cities. Two of their names are still preserved in ancient records: Nystral, who founded Andris; and Ybarra, for Marali.

In modern days, Serene was believed to be a direct descendent from Elara. It is unknown if there are any others. It is rumoured that the last days of Elara are told in an ancient book, part of the Brigobaen's catalogue.