Æthulio (Origo Mundi)
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The Realm of Æthulio, more commonly referred to as the Kingdom of Æthulio, is a confederate monarchy located in the north of the continent [Insert Name Here]. It's existence is relatively new based around a confederacy founded by the clans and tribes of the Ætheric people. Alternatively the name Æthulio can also apply to the region in which the Ætheric people dwell. The area in which the Ætheric live has been inhabited since the neolithic era, although the Ætheric people migrated to the area approximately around the year 1200 BR. The exact foundation of the Kingdom is not exactly known, with the legends of the Ætheric people of Æthulio claiming it was founded around 530, by the legendary king Æthur, who slew the dragon Nirdhith who plagued the lands of Æthulio and won a daughter from each of the Juros of the 5 ancient clans of the Ætheric people. But written records support the first Thujuro being Haruc in 860 as he is the first verifiable ruler of Æthulio. Traditionally the Thujuro (lit Ruling Lord) is chosen from among the clans comprising the confederacy although the largest and most powerful clan the Nidhur clan is the one that is elected to the throne most often.
Geography[edit | edit source]The Realm of Æthulio is located in the northern part of its continent, located within a continental and somewhat cold and rainy climate. It borders the Raganor Sea to the west, and within the borders lies the mountain Nurgard which holds religious significance to the Ætheric people who believe it to be where the world of man and the world of spirits convene. The land also lies just south of the Gulf of Wothur, and north of the 4 lakes of the Lady Huther believed to be where the king Æthur received his destiny to unite the Ætheric people. The area surrounding the lands of Æthulio is known to be slightly mountainous and hilly with many scattered ridges, cliffs, and valleys existing throughout the area.
History[edit | edit source]
Prehistory[edit | edit source]
The lands of Æthulio has been inhabitated since 25,000 BR with bones and remnants of the now extinct Neanderthal people inhabiting it. They were displaced and are believed to have gone extinct in the region by ancient humans around 14,000 BR. Most of the area in which Æthulio lies was once glacier, and primarily inhabited by mammoths which went extinct around 10,000 BR. The early people who lived within the lands of Æthulio were characterized by a hunter and gatherer society. It is believed that they domesticated the Aurochs living within the region around 4,000 BR, and begin to utilize them for dairy products creating a strong relationship with the animals. In the later echelons of the culture, around 2000 BR they had developed a somewhat advanced social structure characterized by varying levels of stratifications and have shown advanced artwork and craft. They had developed settlements which were organized around these levels of stratifications, and with some level of religious or spiritual significance. They had some level of iron working present within their culture with rudimentary bronze tools being found in various tombs surrounding the country.
At around 1,600 BR the Ætheric are believed to have migrated into the lands of Æthulio, they are believed to have come from the south west splitting off from a larger culture. The Proto-Ætheric people were an equestrian people, who were known to have domesticated horses and have advanced knowledge of iron working in comparison to the Agnar Culture, who were very simplistic in their knowledge of it. Due to these advantages they came to dominate the land, although many historians believed they assimilated the Agnar culture, adopting many of their customs. They are believed to have subsidized in similar conditions to the Agnar culture, until around 500 BR when the first definitive evidence of a sedentary culture was found. This was believed to be the turning point of the Ætheric culture as villages found within this time where found to be highly organized and focused around several spiritual and political leaders within them showing difference to these leaders.
Early History 100 BR - 500 BR[edit | edit source]
At around 100 BR, the first element of the Ætheric culture was discovered with the city of Wuthr being founded around the shores of the Raganor sea, the city displayed an extremely advanced level of organization with several temples focused on the native gods of the Ætheric people, most interestingly enough was the fact they had begun to craft ornamental regalia for the leaders of their communities with them frequently being entombed with them, most notably was the fact the people had discovered the technology of sailing and had made many voyages into the Raganor both for fishing and exploration. Despite this being the beginning of the Ætheric civilization this period was known for suffering from a great deal of instability and war with many communities often rising and falling within years.
One of the most important events for the Ætheric culture was the invasion of the Dumur people a people from the south who for unknown reasons had attacked the Ætheric people during this period, the exact knowledge of this period is uncertain as their exists almost no contemporary records for the period although enough evidence it did happen. Most of the info comes from oral stories and folk tales told by communities in the region. According to them the people they referred to as Dumur (Strangers), came ravaging through their land supported by the God of warfare Turio, they had conquered many of the great kingdoms of Æthulio until the Warlord Moinenr united the remaing tribes and kingdoms into one alliance to defeat the Dumur people and restore the God Perkul to his righteous place, this defeat was the first true government of Æthulio and was what laid the foundations for all future realms.