Seleru History

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Go here for Seleru culture. For a visual timeline of Riigan history, go here. The following page describes the largest power in the respective areas at the time. Some gaps and overlaps occur, and many ancient dates are estimates.

Mythology

According to Hoqomer, all existence was created solely by Xudo, and he bore four other aspects of himself to have dominion over different aspects of the world. It was also Xudo himself who created the first humans, the Eber.

At the same time as the Eber first walked the land of Seleru, a race of demons arose, created by a rival god of darkness, Xudo's nameless unholy brother. The unholy god tricked Xudo by exploiting Xudo's goodness, and trapped him. The demon people were called Amim, and they began to wage war on the Eber tribes, forcing the smaller group of people to unite and band together. The war between Eber and Amim waged on for 10,000 years and many Eber were enslaved and became corrupted servants to the Amim, until finally Xudo finally escaped the trap and banished all Amim from the land, cursing them to remain trapped underground and banishing his unholy brother from the realm of man.

Prehistory

The various Eber peoples lived in Simber and Seleru for thousands of years, experiencing what they claim to be the richest prehistoric culture in Riiga. Their tribal groups were powerful and consolidated, and they had vast farms, livestock, boats, and furniture the likes of which nobody else had seen.

But the land was unforgiving, and a great dryness came across the Eber peoples. This drought came from a desert that had suddenly began to emerge from Seleru, and consumed a great swathe of land within a dozen generations. As soon as Xudo descended and tried to stop the expansion of this desert, the land resisted and opened up. Black dust and fire burst from the depths, carried forth by a new type of demons -- the Karithians. And the destruction almost saw the end of all the tribes. Xudo sent the Karithians back into one corner of the desert where he managed to keep them, but he could not stop the growth of the desert; he could only halt it in its tracks, where it remains to this day.

The surviving tribe were the Esereu people, who apparently blamed Xudo for the great destruction and turned to the heavens for answers. It wasn't until the first Hoqon in 1300BD that Xudo's influence returned to the realms of man.

Western People

Esereu People

Seleru.

  • 2600BD Esereu people come together under Mezim of Eser, their first mystic king.
    • Their writing system develops, starting their records of history.
    • Mysticism is allegedly older than this period, but becomes a large religion here, with magimancers gaining abilities from celestial deities.
  • 1900BD Mezil Pyramid built.
  • 1500BD Enixxra Pyramid built.
  • 1400BD Karithians invade but soon cease.

Mezim of Eser, a celebrated Hireos ruler said to have lived from 2600BD - 1900BD, ordered the construction of the Mezil Pyramid near his death. He was also known for forming what could be considered one of the first civilisations by conquering and uniting nearby city-states at the start of his reign, and was also probably the first mystic king.

2600BD - 1300BD

Ruins from this era include mastaba, pyramids, and ostium.

Evexan Hoqomer

Seleru.

  • 1200BD First hoqomer starts under Evexar.
    • The earliest code of law is from this time.
  • 1100BD City of Xar Kzala founded.

Hoqon Evexar, a wandering Hireos prophet said to be blessed by Xudo, founded the first Hoqomer state and became the first hoqon, starting the long-lasting tradition throughout the area. Hoqomers all but replaced mystic kings in the region.

1200BD - 950BD

Ruins from this period include tequra.

Qeyu Hoqomer

Seleru and Simber, and into Harda (Minor).

  • 900BD Qeyu Hoqomer replaces the Evexan Hoqomer.
  • 850BD Naval warfare between Sur Vastin and Qeyu Hoqomer.
  • 800BD First plate armour in the world.
  • 700BD Karithians invade the area.
    • Hoqon Eqaemo invents and develops military formations as a response to the invasion, which ends by 650BD.
  • 650BD Oqara founded. The coin is invented.
  • 550BD Settlers sail to Harda in Remdor and eventually create the Mangal Hoqomer (see Eastern People below).

Hoqon Eqaemo was a great warrior as well as a divine ruler. Not only did he turn the tides of the war against the Karithians in this time, but he also expanded his reign across an ocean for the first time. For a few decades, the Qeyu Hoqomer had a presence in Harda in Suribia.

900BD - 500BD

Ruins from this period include tequra.

Xilou Hoqomer

Seleru into Simber, Umbener, Jadar, Had, Ideitess, and Sheber.

  • 500BD Hoqon Xilouxar founds a new hoqon, which quickly becomes one of the largest empires in history.
    • The Eternas army of 10,000 elite soldiers is the first of its kind.
  • 450BD Hoqon Wars as the Xilou and Qeyu Hoqomers fight for control of Simber. Xilou emerges the victor.
  • 400BD The hoqomer expands south across Baracsa.
    • The Burning Sea Wars took place against Vesdoria and Nor Vastin.
  • 390BD Vesdor Castle is destroyed by Xilou siege forces.
  • 350BD Earliest iron swords.
  • 300BD Xilou start building libraries and other monuments and tequra temples.
  • 200BD Mintar-Xilou wars as Xilou fights to continue expanding.
  • 150BD Xilou conquers half of the Mintar Empire.
  • 100BD Xilou starts to conquer Ideitess.
    • The Zirer Library is built.
    • The Green Death strikes, killing around 5,000,000 and spreading from the jungles of Jadar. This triggers the start of the collapse of the hoqomer.
  • 50BD Ideitess is conquered, but far south Baracsa is abandoned while Jadar still suffers from the Green Death.
    • Arithmetic and geometry advance in Seleru.
  • 0BD. The Darkness hits the hoqomer in Umbener, Seleru, Ideitess, and Sheber.
    • The Zirer Library and Pit of Euxafi are among many wonders lost.
  • 50AL. The hoqomer continues for a short while in Jadar and Ideitess until dying out.

Hoqon Xilouxar was one of the greatest Hireos hoqon warlords in history. Supposedly living from around 500BD - 250BD, he won the Hoqon Wars, uniting Seleru and Simber and ending the Qeyu Hoqomer, and he won the Burning Sea Wars against the Vesdorians decades later. Under his rule, the Xilou Hoqomer consumed most of Baracsa save Nor. His descendants continued the hoqomer's expansion into Armalia. His expansion brought civilisation to most of Baracsa, paving the way for later kingdoms and empires.

500BD - 50AL

Ruins from this period include tequra, tombs, and arenas.

West Xilou Hoqomer

Seleru.

  • 50AL Replaces the Xilou Hoqomer in Seleru.
  • 200AL The Archroad starts to take shape in this period thanks to Senghul Drabas of the early Oolu Empire, connecting the Qeyu, East, and West Hoqomers, the Oolu Empire, the Hodasean Empire, and the Dunian Empire.
  • 300AL They try to copy Vastion ships to explore the world but are technologically behind.
  • 350AL West Xilou is ended by a large Karithian invasion.

50AL - 300AL

Ruins from this period include tequra and tombs.

East Xilou Hoqomer

Bymir, Ideitess, and Sheber.

  • 50AL Conquerors from the Xilou Hoqomer in Ideitess take over Bymir right after the Yvabiran Kingdom is hit by the Darkness.
  • 100AL Take over Ideitess from the remnants of the Xilou Hoqomer, and take over Sheber as well.
  • 150AL Advances in science and mathematics eventually travel west back to the Qeyu and West Xilou Hoqomers.
  • 200AL The Archroad starts to take shape in this period thanks to Senghul Drabas of the early Oolu Empire, connecting the Qeyu, East, and West Hoqomers, the Oolu Empire, the Hodasean Empire, and the Dunian Empire.
  • 300AL Lion's Plague kills around 20,000,000, eventually spreading into Ideitess. It lingers for around a hundred years.
  • 400AL Bymir lands are lost to the Dunian Empire as they continue to struggle with Lion's Plague.
  • 450AL Ideitess is lost to the Dunian Empire.
  • 500AL Sheber is lost to the Dunian Empire, ending the East Xilou Hoqomer.

50AL - 500AL

Ruins from this period include tequra and many tombs.

Qeyu Hoqomer (2nd)

Simber and Umbener.

  • 50AL Replaces the Xilou Hoqomer in Simber.
  • 100AL Expands into Umbener, absorbing small groups of people who remain after the Darkness.
  • 150AL Science and mathematics come from the East Xilou Hoqomer.
  • 200AL The Archroad starts to take shape in this period thanks to Senghul Drabas of the early Oolu Empire, connecting the Qeyu, East, and West Hoqomers, the Oolu Empire, the Hodasean Empire, and the Dunian Empire.
  • 300AL The Scald hits. One of the largest plagues in history, killing around 80,000,000 and essentially ending the Qeyu Hoqomer.

50AL - 250AL

Ruins from this period include tequra and many tombs.

Karithians invade the Seleru and Simber regions a from 350AL - 400AL

Xilein Hoqomer

Seleru.

  • 500AL Remnants of the West Xilou Hoqomer become the Xilein Hoqomer.
  • 800AL The hoqomer is replaced by the modern Eber Hoqomer.

500AL - 800AL

Ruins from this period include mainly tombs.

Modern Seleru People

Seleru.

850AL onwards


Eastern People

Qeyu Hoqomer (Minor)

Harda.

~550AL

Ruins from this period include ostium.

Mangal Hoqomer

Harda.

  • 500BD Travellers from the Mangal Hoqomer try to bring religion and trade to the Gnaisor but are rejected.

450BD - 250BD

Ruins from this period include ostium.

Kyrass Kingdom

Harda.

200BD - 250AL

Ruins from this period include ostriva.

Asshor Kingdom

Harda.

  • 300AL Asshor Kingdom rapidly increases in power after defeating the Kyrass Kingdom.
    • By this time, the Gnaisor people were becoming increasingly smaller. Asshor took over their lands with little resistance.

300AL - 400AL

Ruins from this period include ostriva.

Taken over by Into cultures in ~450AL