TIME TABLE OF THE KYRANIAN MEN ("SIMPLE-FOLK")

YEARS 11.705 B.S. - 79 A.S.

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About the Kyranians ("Tribe of Cyroan", "Simple-Folk")
oday's Kyranians represent the remnants of a once proud human tribe founded by Cyroan Thromgolin. Cyroan was an infantry lieutenant under the command of Dietych during the fall of the legendary elven kingdom F'v'cl'r, where all races were united at the beginning of time. Cyroan led his people to the Lower Fores in Southern Sarvonia, and settled near the Steppe of Kruswik, the Ilian Plateau and the Plains of Truoor, forming the Kyranian Kingdom.

These simple (well mostly) people stayed almost unchanged over the years, living in the moment and dealing with things as they came. Rustic people to the core, they lived off the land, hunting for what game they needed, they domesticated and raised cattle, horses, and other beasts on the Steppe, the renowned warg being one of them for a time. They flourished for several millenia after having overcome the effects of the ferocious War of the Chosen, but after the eventual fall of the Kyranian Kingdom in 806 b.S. the Centoraurians moved into their territory claiming bit by bit Kyranian land as their own.

While the kingdom had fallen, it wasn't until 482 b.S. that they finally threw off their last make-shift king and joined Tharania, being one of the first tribes of the kingdom. The Kyranians ceased to be in name as Centoraurian influence reached throughout their entire territory, but in the furthest reaches, of what used to be Southern Kyrania, some of the old ways still have hold over the people that live there today. The further south someone gets from the ancient territory of the Horsemen, the more Kyranian influence is seen and in the most southern reaches of their ancient territory, it is difficult to find Centoraurian at all.
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THE ERA OF SUNDERING
(YEARS 11.900 B.S. - 10.000 B.S.)
ca. 11705 b.S. Human Settlements around the Steppe of Kruswik: The Kyranians
Cyroan Thromgolin is an infantry lieutenant under the command of Dietych during the fall of F'v'cl'r and the subsequent separation of the races called the "Great Sundering". Along with some of his men and their families he settles amongst the Lower Fores, the Steppe of Kruswik, the Ilian Plateau and the Plains of Truoor.
  

ca. 11700 b.S.
to 11.690
The Plateau Fortress Sheyaur Thromgolin
The leader of the Kruswik settlers, Cyroan 'Roan' Thromgolin, is a great tactician. For five years he plans and searches for the perfect place to build his castle, only to find it right under his nose. Finally he chooses the top of the Ilian Plateau, taking advantage of the height which allows him to watch his surroundings and prevent enemies from sneaking up on him.

He builds his fortress with defense in mind, wisely using some of the oldest tactics for defense and improving on them. It takes him and his men ten long years to get the magnificent fortress built and when it was finished it was a sight to behold. What impresses the people more than the castle is the fact that their leader works beside them and put in as much effort, if not more, into the building of the castle and his kingdom.

Cyroan builds five towers surrounding the main keep, all made of granite and marble. The massive towers are tipped with silver and gold so that anyone in his kingdom can look up and see his citadel and have hope. He calls his fortress "Sheyaur".

During the building of his stronghold, he orders the plateau cleared of any bush or tree to give his men a clear killing field. He realizes that archers are one of his best defenses and he trains them extremely well. He also manages to improve the bows and arrows they use. Cyroan passes on his knowledge and dream to his successors. His followers continue to improve and refine his basic strategies and tactics.
  

ca. 11690 b.S.
to 9550 b.S.
The Kingdom of Towers: Kyrania
During all these years of the Kingdom of Towers (almost 1400 years), the Kyranians grow, live in relative peace with their neighbours, the "Horsemen" (later on called the Centoraurians), the Caltharians and Erpheronians, who had come along with them from the north and settled near their borders. They are to their west and northwest. The Caltharians settle up in the northern and northeastern Fores. The Erpheronians settle east and northeast of them. However, as is inevitable, peace is a fleeting thing. Border disputes, mineral rights and grazing rights arise in the course of time. Grazing disputes are most common with the Horsemen and mineral rights with the Erpheronian and Caltharian kingdoms.

THE ERA OF SORCERY
(YEARS 10.000 B.S. - 9.500 B.S.)
ca. 9550 b.S. The Scions of Thromgolin I: Gilden "Gil" Thromgolin
Gil is a master builder and concentrates on fortifications and tactics for defense of those fortifications. He develops a stronger bow for his archers and he names it the "Bolt Bow" as it doesn't shoot an arrow but a metal bolt. It doesn't have the distance that a regular bow has, but the bolt can pierce heavy armor. Gil also builds windows inside the outside walls of the fortress where arrows can be shot out of but nearly impossible for arrows to go through from the outside.

Gil also improves upon an idea of the trench and surrounds his castle with it. In the beginning this trench is built wide enough so horses cannot jump it. Then he builds it deep enough to hold sharpened logs. Eventually he fills the trench with water, with oil on the wall so that it can be poured into the trench and set on fire if needed. He camouflages the stakes in the trench with weeds that are connected to the stakes. Finally Gil develops or refines the only access to the castle, a wooden bridge he calls the "Foot" which at first is lowered and raised by thick ropes and chains later on.
The Scions of Thromgolin II: Senren "Ren" Thromgolin
Ren refines infantry tactics in the open field against cavalry, archers and other infantrymen. He designs rounded shields with centers that are thicker and stronger to protect his men from archers. Ren also develops tactics against cavalry charges such as using sharpened sticks between a phlange of men and shields. He develops and builds an axe he calls the "Sengren".
The Scions of Thromgolin III: Cyrobaltt "Cyro" Thromgolin
Cyro, the youngest of the three Thromgolin brothers, develops new ways for old infantry tactics such as: concealment, hand to hand combat, sword play, and techniques for wielding the sengren, pike and spear. He conditions his men to run long distances without tiring. In fact the Kyranian men's long distance running and speed becomes legendary. He uses the mountains as defense as well as offense, learning how to disturb the earth enough to create traps. Unfortunately even with the best of designs he cannot control all of the traps and unsuspecting people are killed accidentally by landslides and pitfalls. Gil, the oldest and king, gives his two brothers the rest of the land which they call "Abarona", from which we get the name "Baron".
THE ERA OF CATACLYSM
(YEARS 9.500 B.S. - 8.500 B.S.)
ca. 9500 b.S.
to 9023 b.S.
The War of the Chosen
The splendour of the Kyranian kingdom, as well as all of the other kingdoms in Southern Sarvonia, is almost completely destroyed. Only a few survivors of this terrible war begin anew. The Kyranian history then begins over after centuries of darkness and healing. Once again the Kyranians become an important cog in the history of Southern Sarvonia.
  

ca. 8850 b.S. The Eyelian Attack on the Sheyaur
Eyelians attack the Kyranian Fortress of Sheyaur, now in the possession of of one of Cyroan Thromgolin's kin. The Eyelians succeed and destroy most of it. Farmers use the ruins as a quarry and the stones of the Sheyaur for homes and walls.

THE AGE OF AWAKENING
(YEARS 1.655 B.S. - 822 B.S.)
1406 b.S.
to 1224 b.S.
The Rise and Fall of the Wargriders
After a time, the Kyranian people grow tired of killing the wargs, which seemingly appeared in the years after the War of the Chosen, that kill their people and the whole thing seems pointless. Many attempt to domesticate the beasts and when one attempt succeeds, a solution is found. Rastaar 'Rast' Lawett, a Pathfinder, trains the first domestic warg pup. After that others try and a Wargrider unit is created within the ranks of the Pathfinders. After the deaths of a few of their men in the first year (Rast included in that count), the officers decide to use only pups that are born in captivity to parents that are captured and 'trained' or parents that are born in captivity.

This works for a while and the Wargriders of the Pathfinders grow. Near the end a single Wargrider unit of sixty-seven men develops in the army. Nobles also seek these beasts for hunting animals and for a time the arrangements work. However, when nobles begin to breed their own wargs and neglect the pups things change. When the death count becomes too high over the years, the animals are once more targeted for execution as they are deemed unsafe.
  

1239 b.S.
to 1223 b.S.
The Exiled Hero Garawn Drett
The first and only unit of Wargriders within the army is active for fifteen years and the riders are all volunteers. The captain, Garawn "Gar" Drett, is only nineteen when he volunteers for the position. Sixty-seven men are part of the unit that is victorious the first and only time they join a real battle. When the casualties due to warg attacks become too high the King orders the death of all wargs used in the military and those within his cities.

Gar refuses to allow the King's executioner to do the task and ends the life of his warg himself. The rest of the men in his unit follow him, leading them to dishonourable discharges for not following orders. Gar himself is exiled and escorted to the borders, but his name is found among notes and records after his exile, leading people to believe he will return to his home.
  

963 b.S. The Visions of the Kyranian Caldar Eywing
A prophecy said to be given by Arvins, the God of the Hunt, to a boy named Caldar Eywing spreads throughout the Kyranian villages. The prophecy states that the Kyranian kingdom will once again rise if only they will erect an altar at the ruins of the ancient Sheyaur castle, once erected by Cyroan Thromgolin. Thousands of Kyranians follow the young Caldar to the ancient ruins of Sheyaur on top of the Ilian Plateau and erect twelve pillars and in the center they build an altar and pray for days to Arvins.

On the twelfth night, Caldar, who is treated as a saviour of the Kyranian kingdom, sees a white stag in a forest near the plateau. Interpreting this as a sign from Arvins he hunts and shoots the stag through its heart. Upon bringing the body of the stag back to the altar some of its blood touches the altar. As soon as this happens Caldar falls in trance and later claims to have seen an apparition appearing to him that prophesied that the Kyranian nation would once again prosper when it follows the ways of nature.
963 b.S.
to 823 b.S.
The Rebirth of Kyrania: The Kingdom of the Pillars
Caldar Eywing
Caldar, heeding the prophecy he has witnessed on the pillars of the ancient Kyranian fortress of Sheyaur, builds a palace on a hill adjacent to the woods where he shot the stag overseeing the Steppe of Kruswik. He declares the woods sacred and erects a pillar with the runes of Arvins blessing those woods. His followers seeing the faith and belief of Caldar build these same pillars and erect them at all of the crossings of roads and in the center of their hamlets worshipping Arvins. Soon the kingdom is rebuilt with the youth Caldar named as king. The Kyranians align themselves with nature and with Arvins following the codes of hunting, farming and warfare. During these years the Kyranians leave their mountain strongholds and repopulate the Steppe of Kruswik with their herds of cattle and sheep and build several important towns.

As was prophesied the Kyranian kingdom prospers with the kingdom full of holy woods, growing hamlets, towns, unusually large yields of crops and animals, even after the curse of the Dereswungen blood line.
  

933 b.S.
to 806 b.S.
Kyranian Corruption: The Kingdom of Betrayal
One of the most ambitious followers of Caldar named Narinos "Naios" Dereswungen also claims to have received a divine vision. In his vision he sees a huge fortress overseeing the Windbay. He and his followers head south. Finding a hill near Windbay, just like the one that Caldar has built his castle on, he interprets these sights as a sign and he builds a fortified town he names "Naios," the "Fortress of the Whispering Voices". It is named that way because at night when the wind blows from the bay over the hill it sounds like whispering voices.

In the center of the fortress Narinos erects an altar, but in his arrogance he sacrifices a sheep instead of a hunted stag. Lore tells us that as he did that Arvin spoke a curse on his bloodline and his kingdom for desecrating the altar.
  

823 b.S. Jalttren 'Jaltt' Dereswungen King of Kyrania
Another arrogant descendant of the "cursed" Narinos named Jalttren Dereswungen is crowned king of Kyrania.

THE AGE OF THE BLOOD
(YEARS 822 B.S. - 50 B.S.)
822 b.S. The Theft of Maengolth's Blood
The Kyranian foundling Wegerrand (later called Gorm), who is raised by the elves at the Zeiphyrian Forests, per chance receives knowledge of the location of the powerful blood of the Erpheronian tribe, the blood of the once sacrificed Maengolth, who died from the sword of his own son. The blood was taken away by the elves to prevent the humans of enraging the high powers, the dragons and the gods. As is prophecied in the legend, he, who bears the holy blood of Maengolth within himself shall unite all the human tribes and lead the humans to domination over the world of Caelereth. This human emporer shall introduce the age devoted to the blood of Maengolth, the famous Age of Blood.

Wegerrand, although still very young and raised by the elves to sustain harmony, suddenly is captured by the prospect of gaining power over the whole known world. One night he steals away from his tribe, taking the chalice of blood with him. He returns to the Kyranians, presenting the artifact and is worshipped as the saviour of the human race, which at this time lacks powerful leadership.
  

819 b.S. The Coronation of the Kyranian Gorm
The coronation of Gorm takes place at the Bay of Skies in the former El'Dorash which is now called Caelum. The urgent petitions of the elves to return the holy blood of Maengolth are answered with the execution of their messengers, which are ordered by the leader of the Kyranian tribe, Jalttren Dereswungen, because he knows of the importance of giving the different tribes of the humans one single enemy. After Gorm drinks the blood of Maengolth ritually in front of his people Gorm is entitled fully "Unrestricted Human King of the Westcoast".

The first action the young king takes - advised by Jalttren - is the fortification of El'Dorash and the gathering of an enormous army to challenge the elves. Elving and Saloh are heavily fortified in order to be prepared for the expected confrontations.
  

811 b.S. The Assassination of King Gorm
A Quaelhoirhim sent assassin manages to sneak into the king's palace and to lay fire on the bedchamber of the king. Just like Caein hundreds of years before him Gorm suffers a terrible death for his unceasable will to gain power.

The assassination of Gorm by elves to avenge the theft of Maengolth's blood eventually triggers the First Sarvonian War of men against elves. The humans are led into battle by the Kyranian successor of Gorm, Jalttren Dereswungen. The Erpheronians will play a key role in the upcoming battles.
The Coronation of Jaltt
After the assassination of Gorm by an elven assassin Jalttren Deresvungen is crowned "King of the Westcoast". Rumor has it that Jaltt was the one who helped the assassin kill Gorm for he wanted to be king himself. Gorm though, ruthless in his ascension to power, was an innocent pawn in Jaltt's rise to power.
  

806 b.S. The Fall of Kyrania
Jaltt, under the pretext of revenge for the death of Gorm, attacks the elven capitol of the Zeiphyrian Forest, Elving. During this war Jaltt is killed and the Kyranian kingdom falls. The Arvins prophecy is finally fulfilled.
  

800 b.S. The Goltherrhim Ag'rn Tacunija utters the Curse of Fire
The heir to the Goltherrhim regency, the Ag'rn Tacunija, is murdered by Kyranian rogues on the foothills of the Hckra volcano, while travelling from the Goltherlon to the Vontron. As he dies, Tacunija curses his killers and their people always to fight among each other and to be rewarded for the crime by fire. He is quoted: "May my blood haunt you and your children, until Av's Dream is over. No peace will ever reign you and your people and always will you fight among each other but never will you get rid of yourselves. And let fire be my witness and your reward for thy crime."

These dramatic words should become the "Curse of Fire", sealed by three sudden explosions erupting from the Hckra. This is said to symbolize that the Curse would be fulfilled three times. Bromir, a small Kyranian boy, witnesses the whole event and relates the curse to those that would hear.
Kyranians become "Helcrani"
The massacre against the peace-loving elf Tacunija and his men triggers a series of retaliatory elven attacks against the Helcrani, who burn their villages and turn to the Eastern Fores Mountains for salvation after two of their settlements are destroyed. The Curse is fulfilled for the first time.

The dwarves, who live there, welcome the Helcrani, because they are enemies with the elves. There they build five villages: Sostra, Heleroth, Ahaiwana, Menegula and Codomma. The area was named Helcrah ("Firedamn") and they take the name Helcrani ("Firedamned").
  

618 b.S. Renevor's Alliance of the Red and Punitive Expedition against Milkengrad
Renevor, the king of Erpheronia, irritated by the Helcrani merchant fleet and his failure to conquer Centorauria a decade ago, forms an alliance with the Kyranians, the rebel Centoraurians and the Stratanians against Milkengrad. Many mercenaries from the Ashmarian lands came to offer their service to Renevor.
  

580 b.S.
to 565 b.S.
Centorauria annexes Lands
Centorauria annexes the island of Midlanir from Erpheronia, Helcrah from Caltharia and the Kyranian territories between the Aurelian Lakes and Hckra.
  

531 b.S. The Aetryam Naval Battle
After the naval battle for Parda the Centoraurians build a new fleet. Eleven years later Carrion comes to take revenge. His ships are loaded with Erpheronian and Kyranian troops and his objective is to escort them to the besieged Antiragon. On his way the elven fleet attacks him at the Aetryam Sea. Although the humans are outnumbered he can not abandon the transports. He strengthenes the sides of his fleet and finally manages to encircle the elves and to accomplish a glorious victory.
  

482 b.S. Foundation and Expansion of Tharania
Thar, the strongest Erpheronian king so far, manages to eventually unite all four northernmost tribes of the southern Sarvonian continent - the Erpheronians, the Centoraurians, the Kyranians and the Caltharians. The main reason for the willingness of the tribes to subdue themselves to the powerful Erpheronians peacefully was the urging need for support concerning the reconstruction of their destroyed lands. A new era has begun, a major cornerstone to what later on should become the United Realms of Santharia, stretching over the whole of the southern Sarvonian continent.

THE AGE OF CHANGE
(YEARS 50 B.S. - 172 A.S.)
79 Mantheros retreats towards the Hckra Volcano
As the usurper's army marches north through Caltharian lands to conquer the eastern harbours, which are supporting his enemy's supply lines, the Centoraurians with their army march east to block Mantheros' retreat, while the Kyranians advance from the south. Mantheros cannot afford a battle before his Goltherrhim reinforments arrive, so he retreats southwest towards the Hckra volcano. Outnumbered and encircled, Mantheros is in deep trouble.

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 Date of last edit 23rd Awakening Earth 1674 a.S.

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