The Hope of Erethor
A thousand years ago, Aradil made an alliance with the Dire animals of Erethor. The relationship is a solemn one, where the many species of Dire animals and the Elves work together to protect what remains of Erethor. Dire animals have learned the basics of high elven in order to communicate with the elves. Different species have different interpretations of what the Dire Pact means, however, and act according to their understanding. Most often, the goals of the Dire animals and the elves are the same.