A brief world history

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A brief world history

Post by Reverend Red on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:29 pm

It is estimated that the history of mankind began approximately 3000 years ago, when the first humans, five men and five women were born from emerald swan's eggs. In a world where fact is often separated from fiction and frivolous scholarship dictates the overrule of reason, it is assumed that through the calculations of reproductive speed of the species, it is more likely that the first humans were a colony of at least 25 000 people, and the swan's eggs were more or less metaphorical. Some also suggest that man was not magically created, but developed from lower life forms such as monkeys, bears or birds (the latter would support the egg theory,) spanning the history of human life back several dozen millenia back. As little of this is supported by historical or biological evidence, the scientists and scholars are left baffled as to how long man has existed and how they came to be. However, folk history and ancient records suggest 3000 years.

The first two thousand or so years were times of migration. The first colony, also known as the Swan's Casing (for obvious reasons,) was located on an island westwards off the coast of the Holy Kingdom of Namcari. For unknown reasons, the paradise island no longer exists, though several of the countries of the world associate in expeditions to the Medina Ocean to locate it, so far unsuccessfully. The intelligent and crafty prehistoric man quickly developed in numbers and civilization, speeding past the ages stone and bronze. By the year -125, the world was somewhat populated from top to bottom.

The migration was arranged so that periodically, approximately two years of searching of area, it would be given to a ruler, who would provide a base of operations for further expeditions. With this stepped colonization the whole planet was quickly brought under human rule. Many scholars dispute this theory, however, claiming more natural theories and ideas that life was born somewhat simultaneously around the planet and found consensus only during the dark ages before the Union of Man.

The so divided areas were given to Kings, those who were the direct spawn of the Five Great Kings and Five Great Queens (from the previously mentioned Swan's eggs,) who would rule their land and their people according to their own nature. Without central governing, but a World Council of the Kings and Queens, the rulers gained too much personal power - some areas were rougher and some fertile and those struggling to feed their people were run over by larger nations. The Droplet Theory, which means that droplet-like countries will consume smaller ones if in contact, was enacted until the World Council decided to end the chaotic and warlike times with the Union of Man, which brought international laws of war and peace, cross-border assistance and the beginning date was marked as the beginning of History. Years are counted from that moment onwards.

In the following years, the international community thrived and culture advanced quickly. However, the world economy and armed balance were continually strained between the two largest empires, the Empire of Arecia and Empire of Iraya. Much of their disputes were fought economically, for which the smaller nations paid the price. During the now-slowed flow of history, the peasants and nobles of the non-empirical countries have been paying for the satellite wars and economic swings by the two Empires, leading to a vast imbalance in the world, eventually leading to the Revolt Wars during the year 670.

The Revolt Wars were not only civil wars and peasant uprisings, but also the smaller nations forming unions to strike at their colossal enemies. During those times, the mightiest of swordmasters were needed and with the legendary warriors, the wars were brought to a standstill, where the Union of Man could dictate Iraya and Arecia to cease their hostilities at the expense of the world.

Finally at rest after a warlike history, the swordmasters and schools of war attempted to hold the world in tact. Their job was a never-ending toil of combat and diplomacy, but they were successful at preventing another world war. In the times of strained passive resistance, the Plague of Eons broke out.

Striking in the cities and countrysides alike, the whole planet was under attack. Especially eastern Arecia, Beheria, Charsi and Trivoi were struck bad, and pleading for help from the Union of Man, massive evacuations were brought up. It was lucky that most countries had largest possible armed forces in ready to fight off the undead hordes, while citizens and nobility fled. In the panic, economies were torn apart, famine, villainy and mass murders colored the hundred following years. After monstrous purifications by stoic swordmasters, many countries lost large cities entirely, and many areas of the world remain inhabitable because of the undead Plague.

Currently, in the year 877, the world manages somehow. All countries completely relay on trained minds that can resist the Plague and fight off the possible hordes. There are little thought of war, though one may never know what the Kings and Emperors think.

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