Qualinesti is the name of a large forest south of Abanasinia and of the elven nation that inhabits it. The elves colonized Qualinesti over two thousand years ago, when Silvanesti elves under Kith-Kanan’s leadership won the land as a war concession from Ergoth. The capital of Qualinesti is Qualinost, and it is governed by the absolute monarch called the Speaker of the Sun. Historically, Qualinesti has been a xenophobic nation, barring non-elves from entering its borders within human memory. Modern Qualinesti, however, has begun to liberalize these old laws, and writs of passage for legitimate business are not hard to come by.
After the Puncture, Lutesinger fen Branchala, a Qualinesti elf, reported to Seth Mase that the forest had become intimately entwined with the Feywild. Portions of the planes are said to overlap entirely, and portals between the two are ubiquitous. The Feywild’s native eladrin have reportedly assassinated the Speaker of the Sun and are running amok through Qualinesti.