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« on: 05 March 2001, 15:27:00 »

OK, this is really some gigantic task, but anyway I'll try to write a short outline of the Akdorian history up till now ( 1967 aFS ( after the First Sighting) = 367 aS)

Preface

Realizing that this would mean that it would cover more than 11000 years, I was more happy when I went down into the cntral Quier'nay Archive,where I discovered that there was no written material available from before 228 aFS. This, however, does not mean that no important events whatoever happened on our continent ( the coming of the El Herioth and the Great Trek to name but a few). These events will and can not be excluded, not only because of their importance in history, but also because of the religious aspect.
First however, it is important to define what exactly is "Akdorian History". The word "Akdor" has not always meant the continent we lived on, as it does now. Modern linguists have revealed that it actually is a Eygeri* word, and that it probably was derived from "Achdour", a small region on the western coast. This word gradually was adopted by the El Herioth for our mainland, and especially for the people living on the region then known.
When our people however began to use the word, they thought all the world consisted of our mainland, and thus they used Akdor in  the meaning of "world". Only with the emerging trade with Santharia, we found out about the existence of other continents, and we were forced to use Akdor as  name for the world as a whole as well as for the continent an sich.
I however, will use the original meaning of the word, both in the meaning of the country as well as in the meaning of the people living there. The main focus will be the people; all the history of the land that is known to us comes from the people previously known to the El Herioth as Achdour.
This means that I will neither include the history of the El Herioth, nor the history of the native peoples of western Akdor ( the continent), as the Pendrig Sauthar and the inhabitants of the islands of the Aia Sphrin islands, or even the history of the mermids. These will only be mentioned as far as they interfere with the history of our people.

* Eygeri = the language of the El Herioth

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« Reply #1 on: 06 March 2001, 16:00:00 »

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The Author and the Book

Mustyir Xanater ( to arti: this is our anonymous mister x =) ). Xanater was an elector of the Quier'nay Highpriest, living from 1556 till 1611. As the third son of a rich Ichansu merhant and a convertress ( = akdorian equivalent of a female missionary; more about them in chapter 25 =) ), he was sent to Quier'na at the age of 15 to study there. As he finished his study, he had friends with people in the highest places, both in the Quier'nay church as in the harbor.* His father saw that this would mean a perfect opportunity to establish trade relationships inside the capitol, and he ordered Mustyir to replace his uncle as the head of the Xanater trade company in Quier'na. Mustyir thus came in contact of the trade archives, which rosed of his interest in history and geography. Bound to the town as he was by his work, he could not, travel abroad to see the places and people the sources wrote about. In this circumstances, he found the only information he could find on history, were written sources. He concentrated on them, and after five years he had finished his "From Oerlian to Pthychen"***, about the history of the Teunergol.
He was noted for his scientific, factual work by the Church and therefore he was asked as a professor in history and economy by the University. After a fight with his father
was cast out of the family****, and therefore he was able to accept the function at the University.
This break with his family brought about two major changes that would enable him to broaden his studies. On the one hand he gained ccess to the extensive University and Church Archives, which include the most ancient sources of akdorian history, if somewhat centred on the religious aspect of life: another advantage of his work in the university was that he was sponsored in his research. On the other hand, he felt that he had to free himself of the memories of his former life. He therefore spent his wealth on obtaining most of ancient books from the King's Library*****.
Meanwhile, he had become more and more involved in religion,  and had joined several discussion groups, together with his old friends who had made a career within the Church. Also, the influence of history on religious thinking became more and more important to the High Counsel. As they were afraid that his way of religious thinking would get too much influence, they incorporated him in the counsel, as a way of gagging him.
The first thing he would do for the counsel, was to write a complete akdorian history, which would have to be censored by the entire counsel, thus re-establishing the old faith. This book, Maelen Akdore, took up most of the rest of his life; he worked on it for almost 25 years covering facts from before the First Sighting until his own era. He even managed to gain some documents covering Sarvonian history, although this information was mainly via-via and therefore distorted. In his last few years, he created this short version of the akdorian history.
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* Quier'nay harbor also consists of the main market
** Somehow the Xanater family resembles the Medici; this is not on purpose =)
*** Errr well this is something like from A to Z ( El Herioth alphabet beginning with all the vowels ( O/ OO/ U etc. th and f are also vowels ( havent totally developed it), and then the consonants ending with the P ( because the mouth is fully closed producing the consonant) By the way Pthychen and Oerlian are bound to be some famous Teunergol.
****Hmm guess this is some Ichansu habit; maybe they clingclose to family; family-enterprise -> everyone is compelled to help make a living for the entire family (?) by listening to the pater familias ( head of the family)
When one fails, he's cast out -> family enterprise (?)
THIS IS ONLY A THEORY
***** The Quier'nay church and university are closely related: the head professors chose the new high priest
*****: Quier'na is not governed by a king; ( his people had invaded Quier'na in 653 aS but the people soon mingled with the Quier'nay's original inhabitats; the kings power declined ( chapter 14 =) )  

Edited by: Lamertu Kthaen at: 3/31/01 6:44:16 pm
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« Reply #2 on: 01 April 2001, 13:26:00 »

All great historians agree that before the Coming of the El Herioth, there has not been a great civilisation on our continent. In this first chapter, I will one the one hand describe the conditions in which our people have lived since the Creation, and on the other hand I will try to give a sketch of the great civilisation of the El Herioth on the island of Ti'iun.

sorry, i don't fee like right now, i'll finish this later

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