Age of Man

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The current epoch of Auseka is the one dominated by humans. After the losses of elves, dwarves and other races during the Epoch of Destruction, mankind was one of the younger races to emerge among the survivors and quickly spread. From first settlements to the Empire of Vericum, just over two thousand years have passed.

Time is measured in Before Vericum (BV) and Aera Vericum (AV) by most scholars, and other calendars are translated to this counting for convenience.

Mankind Emerging

The first records both archeological and by the telling of dwarves and elves point to humans beginning an existence as a civilized race around 2,500 years ago, with primitive settlements, settlements of mud and wood and the first tools of metal, possibly stolen or copied from dwarves. There were humans before this time, but they were savage, primitive creatures smashing rocks together.

The First King

The first human civilization appeared in the south-west of Auseka, roughly 2,000 years ago. What little we know of it is from elves and from the inscriptions in the ruins they left behind. The period is named after King Akari, the first ruler of a human realm that is known by name.

The Magic Kingdom

A second fixed point of human history is the appearance of the Mage Kings of Kursa, in the Kingdom of Kursa in today's Grasalia, roughly the area between Osberg and Vopnafjor. From around 1,500 to 1,000 years ago, strong magic gave the humans of the north a powerful ally against the cold and winds. Many ancient ruins are left from those days, though most are invisible to the unknowing eye as they have been rebuilt and repurposed as temples for various religions over the past thousands of years. They are said to be located on especially magical places.

This page is still incomplete and missing content or details that are planned, but have not been added yet.

- a few more periods to span the time

The Suffering Years

(TODO: diseases ravaged the eastern and southern parts)

This page is still incomplete and missing content or details that are planned, but have not been added yet.

- a few more periods to span the time

Kingdom of Bawang

A great kingdom appeared around 600 BV in the north-west mountains, its capital at what is today Raudark, in those days known as Baht. Friendship and trade with the dwarves of Ebronland brought prosperity and progress and Bawang become the predecessor of todays Grasalia. The kingdom conquered land in all directions, to the north till the coast, to the west and south until the elves of Oujda stopped it, and to the east till Uskordur and Krudavoya. It lasted for 300 years until its fall into the civil war from whose ashes Grasalia would rise.

The Century of War

From about 120 BV to 10 AV, wars ravaged almost all human realms of Auseka, and involved even some of the dwarven and elven realms. It was another period of suffering and death for humanity.

Founding of the Empire

Today is the year 67 AV and the new age of humans began with the founding of the Empire of Vericum, followed by peace treaties with its neighbours over the next few years, followed by peace all around within a decade.