The youngest daughter of the Sophronian leader Gaia, Elsreth, leaves the tribe. Tired of moving and fighting she and those of the tribe who share her feelings head east and found a small village with Elsreth's name.
A succession of weak leaders sets in motion a slow disintegration of the Serphelorian Kingdom. Over this time Elsreth, as well as many other towns in the northern two-thirds of the Kingdom declare themselves to be town-states, independent from the sovereign.
THE AGE OF AWAKENING
(YEARS 1.655 B.S. - 822 B.S.)
Elsreth, not wanting to be caught up in the fighting, defects the Serphelorians to become part of Eyelia. The Eyelians pledge forces to hold it in case there are reprisals. This leads to members of all clans relocating to live there, although the reprisals never come as the Serphelorians are too busy fighting amongst themselves.