Ril-Shyem was the capitol city of the Del’undi Aelathin. It was built on the foundations of a failed human settlement on the eastern coast of the Tamandjarouk Desert, revived in TR.6269. The city was the subject of rapid settlement operations, as the elves sought a stable foothold on the continent.
However, efforts to cultivate agriculture in the areas around Ril-Shyem were ultimately fruitless. The city relied heavily upon shipments from Agentha, the Aelathin homeland. Disaster began in TR.6556 when a drought struck Agentha, and shipments slowed to a trickle. Two years later, in TR.6558, the Hazdur orcs struck, sacking the city and slaying the inhabitants.
Ril-Shyem was left in ruins after this downfall of the Del’undi Aelathin, and is rarely used as more than a hurried stop for travelers through the desert.