Tellurus: a worldbuilding project

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  1. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Here's what I got so far:

    KYNGIRAN RELIGION
    Elu = god of the sky who created the other gods/universe
    Nammat = god of the sea, created by Elu
    Kitu = goddess of the earth, created by Elu
    Luru= god of the sun and time, created by Elu
    Es = god of Eos and fate, twin of Ersana and created by Elu
    Ersana = goddess of Ersa and justice, twin of Es and created by Elu
    Ninan = goddess of Aerethyc and war, daughter of Luru and Ersana
    Nidu =god of Caelus and farming, son of Luru and Ersana
    Lalil = god of Semreh and writing, son of Luru and Ersana
    Alnir = god of Themis and main god of the weather, son of Nammat and Kitu, married to Isku, minor goddess of the wind
    Arakula = goddess of the underworld, daughter of Nammat and Kitu
    Enur = god of Adrestia and knowledge, son of Alnir and Isku
    Larsu = goddess of Thrax and love, daughter of Alnir and Isku

    Creation Myth:
    Elu, the primordial sky, gave rise to Nammat and Kitu, the sea and land, creating the universe. Elu would later create more gods to rule different aspects of the new universe (the sun and moons). Nammat and Kitu then gave birth to Alnir and Arakula. The early gods were sometimes aligned but very often antagonized or fought each other, leading to paranoia and distrust. Nammat tried to kill Alnir out of fear his son would usurp his power but failed, and Alnir banished Nammat from the heavens, which is why it rains. Alnir would later marry the goddess Isku and give rise to even more gods. Arakula later attempted to avenge Nammat's banishment but was herself banished underground, where she created the realm of Arkul. Alnir then became the leader of the entire pantheon. Elu, Kitu, Alnir and Nammat (despite his banishment, he was still very powerful) then created humanity (who didn't age) and animals to populate the new world, and they found several cities: Nissar, Marun, Nagshe and Nidunu. The first people, however, were wicked and as punishment the gods took the human's immortality, creating death, and allowed Nammat to flood the world. Some people and animals survived and were allowed to repopulate the world.

    Afterlife:
    Humans who died went to Arkul (the realm of the goddess Arakula), where they sleep and dream forever in a dismal underground version of the regular world. Those who lived good lives slept peacefully, while people who did many misdeeds were punished with endless nightmares. The twin moon gods Es and Ersana, along with Arakula herself, determined the destiny of mortals. The sky would forever remain only for the gods, seen to mortals as the heavenly bodies in the aether. There is a belief that one day, at the end of time, the gods will restore immortality to the worthy humans and the dormant souls in Arkul will awaken.

    History:
    Beginning around -2000 AF, worship of the Elunna (offspring of Elu) and Elu himself would remain the dominant religion in Kyngir for over three thousand years. Kyngirans worshiped their gods in large, terraced temples, with every city worshiping their own patron god as well as the main ones. They were at first a theocratic society ruled by priest-kings who were seen as the bridge between humans and the supernatural, but over time as warfare became increasingly recurrent, military-minded kings came to rule instead of the priests, living in palaces instead of the temples. This event occurred around 700 AF. The Elunna would continue to play a major role in Kyngir even after the rise of Narrak, even though the would see name changes and combinations with the Narrakian pantheon.
     
  2. Threadmarks: Timeline (2721-2870 AF)

    Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Sorry for the absence, life kicks my ass sometimes. But the timeline must go on!

    2721 AF: Most of Pelasian city-states send aid to their allies in Lotan, beginning a war between them and the Haxamanids
    2724 AF: Xiyue briefly dominates in Serica. Several other states have greatly increased in power as well, including the Cheng and the Xin.
    2726 AF: Ahurans invade Pelasia through Argaeas, besieging the city-state of Aereph.
    2727 AF: Ahurans retake Scyll temporarily.
    2732 AF: The Ahurans are decisively defeated in Pelasia in the Battle of Iadan, and retreat to Argaeas.
    2736 AF: Publius Rypho becomes king after Titus Albanus' death. He and the next few kings were also chosen as well.
    2739 AF: King Jahan dies and Tymria revolts as a result. The next year the new King Ardash crushes them.
    2740 AF: The Xiyue conquer the kingdom of Xu.
    2742 AF: War begins again between The Haxamanids and an alliance of Pelasian City-states.
    2744 AF: The Ahurans are defeated in Pelasia but the war doesn't officially end.
    2745 AF: The last Ahuran army leaves mainland Pelasia.
    2755 AF: An earthquake destroys many cities in the Kingdom of Xin in Serica.
    2756 AF: A comet in the sky is seen at the same time another Haxamanid invasion of Pelasia is averted.
    2762 AF: Another Tymrian revolt against the Haxamanids, this time with Pelasian support.
    2764 AF: King Ardash is murdered and his assassin take control of the empire for most of the year. His son, Ardash II kills the assassin and retakes the throne.
    2765 AF: Rivalry between the Pelasian city-states of Urotas and Iadan grows as Iadan expands its power throughout Pelasia
    2766 AF: Once again, Tymria is subjugated by the Ahurans.
    2770 AF: The Ahuran-Pelasian war ends with the kingdom of Teryce in Haemos becoming independent, as well as the reestablishment of Argaeas.
    c.2770 AF: Qarnenak explorers reach the coasts of Yseia, and later settle the islands.
    2770 AF: Publius Rypho dies and the kingship is given to Valaerius Cicerus.
    2771 AF: The Ahurans sign a peace treaty with the Pelasian (most of which re controlled by either Urotas or Iadan), promising to evacuate Pelasian Lotan if the Pelasians stop aiding Tymrian rebels.

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    2785 AF: Very few but significant changes since 2720 AF, the main ones being the independence of ARGAEAS and TERYCE from the Haxamanid Empire, and the expansion of several Serican states. Also ongoing is the increasing rivalry between UROTAS and IADAN, pulling most of Pelasia into two opposing camps. Pelasians also settle in the BIRDANIA region of Rhodin to the east of Qarnenak.

    2787 AF: After decades of tension, war finally erupts between Urotas and its allies against the Iadanic Empire over hegemony in Pelasia.
    2787 AF: Valaerius Cicerus passes away and Syrgius Conditus becomes king of Tyhrrus. During his reign the city walls of Tyhrrus are strengthened to repel attacks from nearby Dursini and Albalan tribes/cities.
    2790 AF: A plague strikes Iadan, killing 1/4th of the population.
    2791 AF: Argaeas joins the war on the side of Urotas.
    2793 AF: Ardash II dies and is succeeded by Jahan II.
    2798 AF: Iadan suffers a major defeat in the war, and calls for a truce.
    2798 AF: Antonius Urotus becomes king after Conditus' death.
    2803 AF: The war resumes, with Urotas and its allies quickly taking the upper hand.
    2805 AF: Antonius Urotus dies after a short rule, leaving his cousin Quintus Palantus to rule as king.
    2806 AF: The royal family of Argaeas is murdered in an attempt by several people to gain power, they too are killed and Argaeas collapses into chaos.
    2807 AF: The Shiskavarna Empire begins in Sudesna when they conquer Atkumiva.
    2810 AF: The Haxamanids declare war on Iadan in support of Urotas.
    2815 AF: Iadan surrenders and the war ends. The same year, Tymria finally regains its independence.
    2815 AF: Jahan II dies and is succeeded by Callan II
    2816 AF: The Shiskavarna conquers southern Aysala.
    2820 AF: The catapult is invented in Pelasia.
    c.2820 AF: The Kingdom of Sathon is founded in Kantarra.
    2824 AF: Tyhrrus expands for the first time in central Albala out of the Lavinia region.
    2837 AF: Quintus Palantus dies and Lucretius Della becomes King.
    2845 AF: An Ahuran invasion of Tymria fails. A great comet is seen in the skies during this year.
    2852 AF: Approximate date of the birth of Tasmaxes the Great of Thylonus.
    2855 AF: Revolts take place in the Haxamanid Empire, and spread/worsen over the next few years
    2860 AF: Callan II dies. Ardash III becomes king in Ahurasa.
    2861 AF: Marcus Venato becomes king upon the death of Della.
    2869 AF: Nalavi is founded east of Tivina in southernmost Avarda. Surathur and Ahichala are conquered by the Shiskavarna.
    2870 AF: Tasmaxes appears in Thylonus, a city in Argaeas. He soon assumes command of several bandit groups and rogue phalanxes and forms an army.

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    2870 AF: As the Haxamind Empire stagnates, Tymria reasserts its independence. Argaeas also expands but quickly falls into chaos as well. The city-state of Tyhrrus expands in Albala and Qarnenak subjugates the TAVARIC people. On the Ashufe Sea, The Yamat culture gives rise to the Kingdom of CALIXUM, and the HIMAUDRI culture begins west of the Baiqatans. In Avarda, the Sudesnans conquer many neighboring nations and create the SHISKAVARNA Empire, the first of many in the subcontinent. NALAVI is also founded to the south of Tivina. Also, the Xiyue become the dominant state in Serica for a time.
     
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  3. Konrad13 Prince

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    Just saw this! Looking awesome as always, Frank!
     
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  4. Threadmarks: Timeline (2870-2920 AF)

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    c.2870 AF: The Parthagul Kingdom is founded to the west of the Shiskavarna Empire.
    2875 AF: The Shiskavarna Empire in central Avarda is conquered by Girigam, which creates the Adina Empire.
    2877 AF: Tasmaxes has fully conquered Argaeas and becomes king.
    2877 AF: Tymria is reconquered once more by the Ahurans. Native rule in Tymria would not exist again for some time.
    2878 AF: Kusalla and Vrishali fall to the Adina armies as well.
    2879 AF: Lucius Corvus succeeds Marcus Venato after winning the vote for kingship against Caeus Lucius (son of Venato), but quickly makes many enemies.
    2881 AF: Aysala and Kurdivat are conquered by the Adina empire.
    2882 AF: Most Lavinic speaking people are under the control of Tyhrrus by this year.
    2884 AF: Vasma and Chetimat fall to Adina this year. Only Viratsya and Avyina remain free.
    2884 AF: Most of Pelasia and southern Haemos fall under Argaean control, which goes to war with the Haxamanid Empire this year.
    2884 AF: The king of Ahura, Ardash III dies and Ardash IV becomes king for a year before being killed. Eventually Jahan III becomes king.
    2884 AF: Lucius Corvus is assassinated by Caeus Lucius and several lords loyal to him, who then install Caeus as the king.
    2885 AF: Lotan is conquered by Tasmaxes. He also besieges the Katal region during this year.
    2886 AF: Urubara falls to Tasmaxes and the siege of Tysur ends with his victory. The latter's residents are sold into slavery.
    2888 AF: Tasmaxes conquers the Tymrians, who crown him King of Tymria.
    2889 AF: The Adina Empire annexes Viratsya.
    2890 AF: Ahuropolis falls to Tasmaxes and the Haxamanid Empire comes to an end. The rest of the empire would be taken over the next three years, establishing Argaeas as the most powerful Empire on the planet.
    2890 AF: The last independent Vardic Kingdom, Avyina, falls to Adina, which has unified all Vardic people into one nation by conquering them.
    2891 AF: King Jahan III is killed by Tasmaxes in battle, marking the final end of the Haxamanids.
    2893 AF: Tasmaxes launches a massive invasion into Avarda from the southern border of his empire. It would take over nine years but he would reach as far south as Kambyj.
    2898 AF: Karulha, a Vardic prince, attempts but fails to seize power in Girigam. He chooses to flee to Tasmaxid-controlled lands in Avarda and gather a following there.
    c.2900 AF: Tasmaxia, a city founded by Tasmaxes in Tymria, is the world's largest city with about 300,000 people.
    2902 AF: Tasmaxes is said to have died in Avarda but his body was never found. As a result, the Tasmaxid empire collapses within the year.
    2902 AF: Xin becomes the largest nation in Serica after expanding east into the mountains. The same year, A man known as Li Jian becomes king after his father dies. He gives himself a goal: to conquer all of Serica.

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    2902 AF: Argaeas becomes the ARGAEAD EMPIRE after King Tasmaxes conquers the entire Haxamind-ruled territories and most of the Pelasian peninsula, With OROXES (a new dynasty in Kubushah), Kamnag and Urotas being closely-allied states. The biggest empire in history thus far, Tasmaxes would meet a mysterious end during an almost decade-long campaign in Avarda (the borders shown are right before its collapse). Also, Girigam defeats the Shiskavarna and becomes the ADINA Empire, unifying much of Avarda, besides the southern realms and the newer PARTHAGUL kingdom in the west. Small changes happen elsewhere, with the State of Cheng becoming dominant in Serica for the time and Qarnenak conquering the Virthanian Pelasians. Tyhrrus also expands in Albala.

    2903 AF: Tasmaxes' former generals and friends turn on one another, beginning wars over the Tasmaxid empire's territories. These wars continue until the 2940s.
    2905 AF: Pelasian forces in Avarda are forced out by Karulha, who uses the territory to try again at conquering the Adina Empire. Within a year, the Karulhan Empire is formed, by far the dominant power in Avarda.
    2906 AF: Caeus Lucius dies and Rallus Lavinius becomes king in Tyhrrus.
    2907 AF: Four generals; one in Teryce(Amyntas of Pelgai), one in Tymria(Oenesra), one in Katal(Demetrios) and one in Argaeas(Amyntas of Thylonus), form an alliance in order to conquer the other fragments of Tasmaxes' conquests.
    2909 AF: Oenesra, former general turned king of Tymria, attempts and fails to conquer Katal from Demetrios. Oenesra does manage to kill Demetrios, and his wife Apama assumes command of his armies.
    c.2910 AF: The Karulhan Empire begins expanding to cover most of Avarda. The Kirnvala Kingdom is also founded to the south.
    2912 AF: The Apamaean Empire is founded in Katal, by Apama, wife of Demetrios, after she leads them to several victories. She would later go on to reconquer a large amount of the former Tasmaxid Empire.
    2915 AF: Esirta and Ecbadaia become controlled by the Apamaeans.
    2917 AF: Kadimar is occupied by the Apamaeans, they also unsuccessfully invade the Karulhan Empire.
    2920 AF: Death of Queen Apama in Kadimar. Her son Demetrios II becomes king.
    c.2920 AF: Tyhrrus is the dominant power in Albala. having conquered the central portions of the peninsula.

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    2920 AF: From the ashes of the Argaead Empire, many new nations spring forth, the most powerful ones being the APAMAEAN EMPIRE founded by the wife of one of Tasmaxes' loyal generals, Tymria ruled by the Pelasian OENESRIAN DYNASTY, The TERYCIAN KINGDOM in Lotan and Haemos, and old Argaeas (still ruling all of Pelasia). Other smaller states include ATHYRE, YLIKA, STRYMOS and ALRA (all a mix of Lotanic and Pelasian); HIVERA and AHLUQ (founded by descendants of the ancient Sazitu) and the OLKABIAN and IXULDAN tribes settling on the southern fringe of Teryce and Apamaea. Tyhrrus and Oroxes both expand, and Qarnenak allies with the newly-founded NEDUMI KINGDOM. In Avarda, Prince Karulha defeats the Adina and founds his own dynasty (the KARULHAN EMPIRE), retaking most of the lands in the northeast once lost to the Ahurans and Pelasians. The Taprani also control the entirety of their island by this time. To the far west, Xin begins rivaling Cheng in size and power, and the nearby Cheonseong nation expands toward the South Serican Sea. Lastly, SATHON is founded by Tumyong-related tribes.
     
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  5. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    (written from point of view of someone from Tellurus)

    Tasmaxes, King of Argæas and Pelasia, Emperor of Ahurastan, Pharaoh of Tymria, Lord of Katal and Miscaya from 2877 AF to 2902 AF

    Birthplace unknown, assumed to be in Argaeas or Pelasia sometime between 2847 AF and 2857 AF, assumed dead 2902 AF (body never found)



    With origins shrouded in mystery, the man who went by the name of Tasmaxes was first seen in the year 2870 AF in the town of Thylonus, a few miles from the capital city of Argæas, the walled city of Pelgai. This man, somewhere between 20 to 30 years old, immediately joined the army in the town's local barracks. He showed up in a time of crisis for Argæas; the country was facing invasion from seaborne invaders from Lotan, had an influx of refugees from the war-torn Pelasian peninsula, lacked a heir after the death of the last king, and paid heavy tribute to the Haxamanid Empire. Tasmaxes was determined to overthrow and battle the Haxamanids as he saw them as a worthy enemy and wished to eventually conquer the largest empire the world had ever seen.

    A very intelligent and ambitous man, He began rising through the ranks of his phalanx, who were little better than bandits, took them over and killed the old leader. He reformed them into an actual fighting force and began pacifying the lawless nation. By 2875 only a single corrupt warlord hiding in Pelgai's city walls remained to oppose Tasmaxes, who besieged the city for two long years. In 2877 the city fell and Tasmaxes was crowned king of Argæas. He promised his new subjects glory, and within a year of his coronation, he invaded north to the fragmented and weakened Pelasian city-states, bringing them all (except Urotas) under his control by 2882. In 2884 he conquered southern Lotan and defeated the raiders once and for all, and he felt he was ready to challenge to Haxamanid Empire.

    The invasion of Ahura in 2884 was a disaster for the Haxamanids, as Tasmaxes was an brilliant strategist and always managed to defeat or evade much larger forces than his own. The phalanxes marched down the coast to the Rift of Katal, renaming several cities to Tasmaxis, Tasmaxia or some other variation. Arriving in the Arhasi region, Tasmaxes was greeted as a liberator and was crowned pharaoh of Tymria in 2888. Having humiliated the Haxamanids, Tasmaxes continued his attacks the following spring. He marched through the upper Arhasi kingdom unopposed, attacking the Haxamanids in the Miscayan region from behind and catching them by surprise. He recrossed the Katal Rift and fought the Emperor of Ahura himself, Jahan III, in a siege of the Haxamanid capital in 2890, forcing Jahan III to flee his palace into the southern deserts Tasmaxes pursued him and killed him once and for all, putting an end to the Haxamanid Dynasty. He was now the most powerful man on Tellurus.

    But it wasn't enough. Tasmaxes now sought to conquer the entire planet, and continued fighting tribes and Haxamanid-loyal remnants south of his new empire. They were pacified by 2893, and Tasmaxes was left with his greatest challenge yet: the conquest of Avarda, the rich lands to the south of Ahura and Katal. After a grueling march through the northern Avardan desert, Tasmaxes took over several petty kingdoms at the mouth of the Vardas river, but became stalled by poor weather and mutinies of war-weary troops. The invasion lasted 9 long years, until one day in 2902 in a battle against the Avardans, Tasmaxes disappeared in the chaos of the fight and his body was never found. Eye-witness accounts very greatly, from his being struck down by Avardans and burned, betrayal by his own troops, or disappearing in a column of light in the middle of the battlefield. Tasmaxes soon became known as the Ghost King for his mysterious end, and his army abandoned its invasion of Avarda.

    Tasmaxes' Empire did not outlive him: he had no heirs and within a year his realm collapsed into smaller kingdom under the rule of his generals, but in his short reign he managed to drastically affect his conquered regions. Pelasian was made the official language under his rule, which carried on to his successors. He also married his soldiers with natives , creating a hybrid of Pelasian culture throughout the land. Some descendants of these generals and soldiers would rule for hundreds of years more, until the rise of the Tyhrric Republic in the 3000s. Several cults and religions revering Taxmaxes would also arise and have sometimes drastic effects on the world.


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    Map shows the Argaead Empire's extent in 2902 AF, right before Tasmaxes' death.
     
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  6. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Ooh Universe Travelling Alexander ;)
     
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    in and out! 20 minute adventure!
     
  8. Peppe Well-Known Member

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    Hey, @Imperator Frank, did you take the name of Tellurus' Macedonian Empire (Argead) from the surname of Alexander the Great's Dynasty or was simply a very impressive coincidence?
     
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  9. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Probably a mix of that and one of the names of the Greeks in Homer: Argives.
     
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  10. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    This last update was a really important one so I really appreciate any and all feedback. Thanks for all the support so far, everyone.

    An unintentional coincidence that I decided to just roll with. ;)

    I didn't even think of that but that In my opinion makes it even better. :p
     
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  11. Arcvalons The internationale unites the world in song.

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    This might be the most detailed world-building project I've seen in this site. Good work!
     
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  12. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Thanks, that's probably what happens when you base the majority of it on the real world. :p
    I plan on doing another religion (probably Tymria) sometime this next week.
     
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    "For the first 2200 years of its existence, nothing happened in Gandao" - anonymous Tellurian historian
     
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    Gandao was a semi-mythical kingdom referenced by Serican texts and regarded as the predecessor of the later Kingdom of Cổ Lạc. Not much is known about them as they had no surviving written language of their own, but legends say that the kingdom was divided into 18 provinces and ruled from a city known only as the King's Capital. They had 25 dynasties over the course of the 2,500 years of their existence, only coming to and end in 2964 AF when the Cổ Lạc tribes invaded from southern Serica and conquered the kingdom. The two races of people eventually coalesced into a single group.

    Timeline Additions:
    c.350 AF: Supposed founding of the semi-mythical Gandao Kingdom
    c.1320 AF: The Gandao Kingdom creates its first calendar, based off Ersa's lunar cycle.
    c.1720 AF: Agriculture in the Gandao Kingdom becomes as sophisticated as Serica by this date.
    2162 AF: The Gandao Kingdom wards off an invasion by other tribes in the Ksach Peninsula. Despite their advanced irrigation systems developed in the last few centuries, they begin to decline in power.
    2964 AF: The 2,500 year old Gandao kingdom comes to an end when the tribes of the Cổ Lạc invade and overthrow the Gandao king. The two people become one afterwards.
     
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    The next maps will be coming out tomorrow, and I'll try to get back to doing the religions after that.
     
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  16. Threadmarks: Timeline (2925-2970 AF)

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    Let's get this going again.

    2925 AF: After a brief but bloody war, Tyhrrus conquers most of Dursinia and all of Albala besides the Pelasian colonies which are its allies.
    2925 AF: Emperor Karulha dies in Girigam. His son Zamahara becomes Emperor of Avarda.
    2926 AF: Tymria occupies the island Scyll, and most of Nenak.
    2927 AF: A large battle takes place in Serica between most of the more powerful states in the divided land, including Xin, Cheng, Ji and Wei. The named four end up partitioning all of the country, except for 3 of the remaining states and the royal domain itself.
    2930 AF: The state of Tumyong is conquered by the Karulhan Empire. Emperor Zamahara modernizes the small nation and soon other Kantarran cities emerge.
    2932 AF: Cheng and Xin devise plan in secrecy to divide the rest of Serica between themselves, with them becoming the Empire of the West and Empire of the East respectively.
    2936 AF: Rallus Lavinius (known as Rallus the Great after his death) dies and Quintus Tantus succeeds him.
    2938 AF: The kingdom of Zantuqa breaks free from Terycian control, only to be occupied by the Apamaeans.
    2940 AF: The city-states of Pelasia (minus Urotas) form the Ponaean League, breaking free from Argaeas' control.
    2941 AF: A fleet of ships, from a place known only as "Mavonos" somewhere north of Nantea, attack Pelasia. They are defeated and instead settle on the Haemos Peninsula. They also attack Tyhrrus and Qarnenak.
    2944 AF: The small nation of Orepan, north of Pelasia, becomes a vassal of Tyhrrus.
    2945 AF: By this year, Zamahara has conquered most of the tribes north of the kingdom of Parthagul.
    2945 AF: The Pelasian colony of Ocarys in southern Albala finds itself being slowly dominated by either Tyhrrus or Qarnenak. A rivalry between to two grows.
    2948 AF: Some islands in Pelasia are temporarily conquered by Tymria.
    2950 AF: All of southern Albala save for Ocarys is now controlled by Tyhrrus.
    c. 2950 AF: Giripuri, capital of the Karulhan Empire, becomes the world's biggest city with over 350,000 people, bringing Tasmaxia to second place.
    2953 AF: Quintus Tantus dies after having expanded Tyhrric control over a large portion of the Albalan peninsula during his rule. Marcus Regulus becomes the next king and continues to expand the country.
    2953 AF: Tyhrric forces led by Regulus land in northern Nura, angering Qarnenak who claims the island, leading to bloodshed.
    2954 AF: Zamahara of Avarda dies and his son Asankaya becomes Emperor.He inherits an empire that controls the entire subcontinent except Parthagul and the far southern kingdoms.
    2955 AF: The first Tyhrric-Qarnenak war begins when Qarnenak forces besiege the city of Ocarys, then an ally of Tyhrrus. A generation of war begins in the central Thalmedic Sea.

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    2955 AF: Cheonseong collapses and two new nations emerge, SEOSAN and JIHAN. Xiyue is conquered by Cheng, and almost every minor state in Serica is conquered by the 4 more powerful ones. In the south, the Karulhan Empire reaches the sea of Avarda and takes over Tumyong. On the western side of the Thalmedic, Teryce loses all it's territories in Lotan to the Apamaean Empire. Argaeas creates the PONAEAN LEAGUE in Pelasia to better control the area. In Albala, the city-state of Tyhrrus conquers the entire peninsula save for the Pelasian port of OCARYS and some Dursini holdouts in the north, they also invade Nura, sparking a confrontation and eventually war with Qarnenak. The small nation of OREPAN (similar to OTL Epirotes and Illyrians) is also founded in Haemos.

    2956 AF: The only independent Vardic kingdom and home of the last of the Adina Dynasty, Parthagul is the target of a huge invasion launched by Asankaya. This would begin a long and bloody struggle that would last several years.
    2958 AF: Tyhrric forces take city after city in Nura, enslaving the Qarnenak and Pelasian colonists. By the end of the year they have complete control of the island.
    2960 AF: Qarnenak lands in Nura another time but are defeated once again.
    2960 AF: The Xin army defeats the combined forces of all the other states but Cheng, and many thousands of soldiers were captured and executed.
    2962 AF: Qarnenak blockades Ocarys in an attempt to force them to join their side. When this fails Qarnenak lands forces in Albala to cut them off on the land as well.
    2964 AF: The 2,500 year old Gandao kingdom comes to an end when the tribes of the Cổ Lạc invade and overthrow the Gandao king. The two people become one afterwards.
    2965 AF: Tyhrric forces land on Estfou, north of Hybras, to divert Qarnenak forces away from Albala.
    2965 AF: King Demetrios II of Apamaea dies, succeeded by his daughter and only child, Laodice. Zantuqa regains independence.
    2967 AF: The kingdom of Co Lac emerges in former Gandao lands.
    2969 AF: Tyhrrus raids the Qarnenak colonies on the northern coast of Rhodin, in an attempt to end the war as soon as possible.
    2970 AF: A decisive battle near Qarnenak (the city) leads to a truce in the war. Nura is partitioned between Tyhrrus and Qarnenak. The war resumes less than a year later, however, when Tyhrrus demands all of Qarnenak's island possessions.
    2970 AF: The Emperor in Chendu dies without an heir, ending his dynasty and plunging Serica further into chaos.

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    2970 AF No major border changes in the west, save for the Parthagulans being annexed by the Karulhans. In Ahura and Lotan, ZANTUQA regains independence from the Apamaeans, who have subjugated the Olkabians and intermarried with them, creating the PELOKABIAN Kingdom. A brief truce in the Tyhrric/Qarnenak war sees Nura divided and Qarnenak expelled from Albala. This outcome is incredibly unsatisfying for both nations and war would resume the following year.
     
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  17. Somebody-Someone Well-Known Member

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    Calixum and Himaudri are about to contact each other!
    (not that anything happens in Himaudri, [or Abasa, Baiqatan, Achomtlan or Natecuya, for that matter])
     
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  18. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    Things worth mentioning will happen there, just give it time ;)
     
  19. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer!

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    Here's my rough idea of language families.
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    Here's the key.

    @Imperator Frank suggestions/tweaks?
     
  20. Imperator Frank Tellurian Worldbuilder

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    I really like it but one small thing, Avarda should be Indo-European but otherwise its as i imagined it. Ill probably make a more detail language map at some point.
     
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