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« on: 15 March 2017, 02:20:28 »

The History of New-Santhala, a timetabled article (wip)

A timeline of events relevant to the city of New-Santhala, from it's founding in early Eyelian history to the present year. Entries are relevant only to the city, not to the greater United Kingdom or Sarvonian continent.

776 b.S. Construction of the Town of Quia'antá
The building of the town of Quia'antá on the site of a smaller town along the river banks of the Thaehelvil River commences.

1 b.S. Eyelia agrees to join a future Santharia
Santhros finally gets the last remaining tribe to join a future united kingdom by promising to establish his new capital in Eyelian territory.

0 a.S. Quia'antá (the later Santhala) becomes the Capital of the new Kingdom
The former Eyelian town of Quia'antá which was used already in the past for important gatherings by Santhros' father Aelric is chosen as the new Santharian capital. The town lies embedded in the center of Santharia, in the midst of the Rimmerins Ring and features multiple tribes living already in harmony together.

110 a.S. The Renaming of the the Santharian Capital Quia'antá to Santhala
At the five year anniversary of Queen Sirthala's reign, the regent officially renames the Santharian capital from the Eyelian "Quia'antá" to "Santhala". Thus she honours the founder of the Kingdom, Santhros, while at the same time adding her own female touch by applying the ending based on her name.

232 a.S Founding of the Magic Enterprise Guild
The Order of Magecraft is a very strict and demanding organisation with a clear hierarchy and due to its origin sometimes condescending towards lower ranked mages. So, born at the table in the inn of an unknown small town the guild 'Magic Enterprise' is founded, in the beginning more meant as joke than as serious enterprise. But with the time more low ranking mages join, probably several macanti as well, and finally the guild establishes itself as a gathering of mages who oppose the order, though not openly.

To the annoyance of the Order of Magecraft the guild grows and has soon more dependencies than the order, mostly in villages and the outskirts of the cities. The most famous guild house and a scorn in the eyes of the Order can be found in Santhala, the 'Santhala Magic Enterprise'. The guild supports no schools, but magic is taught on a one-to-one basis - as it had been the case for centuries already.

230 a.S. The Santharian Unification of Measurements
While travelling through mid-Santharia Lysarian has learned that one of the problems the traders and merchants have is that a handspan has not necessarily the same length in Marcogg as in Elsreth and a heb is not as heavy in Ciosa as in Santhala. Though the ped was defined since King Thar it does not work Santharia-wide.

So Santhran Lysarian orders a 'standard ped and a standard heb' to be crafted which are then stored in the palace of Santhala. From there the measurement is taken to create several other 'standard' peds and hebs, one for each provincial capital, and one for each major town.

280 a.S 200th Anniversary of the Fymbel Association
Santhran Lysarian's last 'official' appearance is on the occasion of the 200 years anniversary of the Fymbels, an all-female craft association.

Lysarian has always admired the work of that small guild of stonemasons, especially as they were all women. He is so taken by the idea of female 'craftswomen' that he wishes to sponsor them. As the women in question are mainly of low social rank, this is not an easy task. Finally he donates them a guild house in New-Santhala and is determined to say a few words at the opening ceremony. It is out of question to appear there as the former Santhran, so he visits the event incognito, disguised as lower ranked noble, and holds a short encouraging speech.

356 a.S Dangerous flood in New-Santhala
The first canalisation of the river into a canal system in New-Santhala results in a worse than normal flood. New flood defences, such as levees are constructed to help prevent another severe flood.

419 a.S First Mill on the Thaehelvil
The first water mill is built on the Thaehelvil River, harnessing its power to drive milling wheels.

The above in red is found in the Thaehelvil article. It makes zero sense for a town of over a 1000 years has yet to harness waterwheels; it makes even less sense for the capital city of the entire United Kingdoms too over 400 years to introduce waterwheels. This should be rectified.

540 a.S. Cheese Architecture
Around this time great building efforts are made in Santhala; monuments built, palaces expanded, new warehouses erected. This atmosphere of creating inspires cheese sellers to carve sculptures out of cheese wheels which resemble famous buildings in the town. These cheeses are often ordered when a new building is inaugurated, and feature prominently in Guild feasts of the time. Although it is no longer known which kind of cheese was used, it must have been more than one, for contemporary reports tell of tri-coloured artworks!

1.300    a.S. The Cyrathrhim Revival
A group of elves and half elves claiming to be the descendants of the Cyrathrhim return to the Calmarios to dwell in the central settlement. They revive what they say are old Cyrathrhim songs, rituals and spells - though academics say that much of their belief system is totally unrelated to historic fact. This revival grows a great deal of interest, particuarly (oddly enough) from city dwelling humans and numbers grow rapidly.

The Gremm, for whatever reason however take severed objection to these "descendants" presence and take the unprecedented step of asking for Aellenrhim help to remove them from their forest. The Aellenrhim go before the Circle and it is agreed that the Gremm should indeed be left in peace and the new Cyrathrhim be evicted.

To these "new Cyrathrhim" the Circle's actions are simply justification that they are indeed the exiles as their forefathers had been. They now wander primarily as a small nomadic group practising pseudo-Cyrathrhim lore, although admittedly they do make useful entertainers and still sell beautifully crafted clay pots. They are commonly known to humans as the "Pot People". They are believed to have given rise to the Water Rats - a nomadic group to be found in and around New-Santhala.

1.651 a.S. New Edition of the "Book of Paths"
Artimidor Federkiel, archivist and sage at New-Santhala, edits and publishes the famous "Book of Paths" in order to prepare it for the generation of the 17th century after Santhros. The myth receives a new title, "Avaesthoría" (lit. "Will-o'-the-whisp").

1.660 a.S. First Publication of the "Santharian Compendium"
The first publication of the "Santharian Compendium" takes place, a still ongoing project initiated by Artimidor Federkiel, archivist and sage at New-Santhala. The first edition of the Compendium has eight volumes and comprises explanations and derivations to all important Santharian terms, providing descriptions of beasts, plants, people, weapons, artifacts, religions, historical events, myths etc. Furthermore the Compendium contains histories of all continents and races of the known world of Caelereth plus detailed time tables as well as short summaries and word lists on elven, dwarven and several other known languages.

The Santharian Compendium is the most comprehensive book of knowledge that ever existed in the United Kingdom of Santharia. All kinds of researchers, be it historians, sages, bestiary experts, herbalists, alchemists etc. participate in this endeavour. The Ximaxian Academy is all too happy to assist the sage Artimidor Federkiel.

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Thanks for sharing, this is an interesting article
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