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by The Delotheaan Union of The Allied Tribe. . 118 reads.

The Brief Delotheaan History of Delotheaa (Extremely WIP/Part 1/2 Finished, Early Access)

Parts 1 and 2 are here. Part 3 is finished but will not be released until I finish the thing entirely (I still need to work on most of Part 4).

PART 1: 4/10 (If you need something to insult, Part 1 would be it. Quality of the first part’s work is lacking.)
PART 2: 7/10 (Actually not that bad. Worth skipping to this part if you can skim through Part 1, or recreate it in your own head.)

BIG NOTE: The Allied Tribe is referred to as Deetileaa-Deluaiia after its two nations, Deetileaa and Deluaiia.
NOTE: Delanesia is used to refer to the place, Dolonosia is used to refer to its people, but both can be used interchangeably.

Part 1

Delotheaa and Delotheaans

Delotheaa is the only planet in the Delotheaa system other than its one moon, Delotheaa-1, and is located in the Doshielon, or “Prime”, universe, which currently serves as the capital of the United Omniversal Congress. It is habitable and currently harbors life, with one sapient species, Delotheaans. The planet, which is known for its lush flora and unusually peaceful fauna, has an atmosphere that consists of primarily nitrogen, with other gases such as oxygen present. The planet mainly consists of islands. Some, such as the islands of Delanesia, are small to medium in size, while the other continents (Adorian, Okuk, Nelram, Eralas, and Indoril) consist of a large island.

Delotheaa was formed about 10 billion years ago, and due to this now mostly consists of flat and hilly land, with little mountains and no active volcanoes. Life first appeared about 7 billion years ago, and gradually evolved as the years went by with the help of its distance from its K-class star, also called Delotheaa. As environments changed over time, species went extinct, but many were resilient and continued to evolve, up to the first Delotheaas, which appeared roughly 180 thousand years ago.

Ancient Peoples of Delotheaa

Delotheaans of various ethnicities have lived at various times, and Delotheaa at the time of the Delotheaan Agricultural Revolution was very different ethnically from modern Delotheaa. Despite this, many ancient peoples are still classified by their ethnicity, though many are still classified by their language or by de facto borders that are believed to have existed.

Delanesia (called Dolonosia by natives) was roughly divided by island, as the Dolonosians were mostly isolated from each other until the discovery of naval technology, and even after that remained fairly isolated. The earliest known civilization, Deetileaa (which would later form a union with Deluaiia) existed in central Delanesia, as did Deluaiia and Alelumelara. The Dolonosians and Alelumelara in particular were seafaring people, and the Alelumelarans created trading posts as far as Nelram in the ancient period, before permanently settling. Within a few hundred years, Alelumelara stopped creating trading posts outside of Delanesia, most likely due to lack of funding.

Adorian was primarily divided into two loose groups of peoples defined by their language and ethnicity: The Ymariussinno and the Hlysalasha. The Hlysalasha eventually conquered most of the Ymariussinno and adopted their writing system before creating the Orlon civilization in northwestern Adorian. The rest of Adorian continued to speak Ymariussinno before the language was supplanted by the Orlynn language, which would in turn be eventually supplanted by the Cymelemelve language, which would influence modern Adorian languages.

Okuk was also influenced mainly by two peoples, the Ylatmellond and the Osletha, both being seafaring peoples. The Ylatmellond Federation was a mercantile alliance, originally of various sea-trading cities in Okuk that later expanded to include southern Adorian and parts of Nelram, which resulted in those regions maintaining some elements of Ylatmellond culture up to the present day. The Osletha, meanwhile, colonized large parts of Eralas and Indoril before being kicked out. After that, the Oslethans sometimes traded with Eralans and Indorilans, but it was selective and dependent on current leadership.

The peoples of Nelram were quite diverse. The longest lived and best known of these peoples were the Thenoans, who spoke a language similar to the early peoples of Adorian and reached the height of their power in the Bsluna Ara (Bronze Age). Between them and the Leeso people of Edorias were the Betheas, who formed a civilization stretching from eastern Edorias to western Nelram.

The peoples of Edorias were mostly united under the Leeso people, a very isolationist, mostly unknown civilization. The little information that historians know about them comes from themselves, as their writing system has been deciphered. The Leeso lived in and near the few mountain ranges of Delotheaa, resulting in them having less useful land but better protection from enemies. Almost nothing is known about the rest of the Edorians, as these did not create writing systems until or after the Bsluna Ara, and therefore most information comes from the peoples of Adorian, Okuk, and Nelram, mostly from the Betheas and Ylatmellond.

Little is known about the people of Eralas and Indoril until they independently developed writing systems, which took place around the late Bsluna Ara to the early Diesfaiin Ara (Durabium Age), and like the people of Edorias, most of what historians know comes from other peoples, this time the Ylatmellond and Osletha. They named these people the “Lairhd-rcaillan faufra” (Light-skinned people), while it is believed that they called themselves the “Fruunfreail faufra” (Floodplain people). Knowledge of these peoples also comes from the Molurian Empire, which formed in the mid-Diesfaiin Ara and was the first Eralan Empire.

Permanent Settlement

Permanent settlement came after over 100000 years of gathering food from bushes (e.g. berries), as agriculture began. The behavior of Delotheaans eventually changed to a life of living in permanent settlements, and from dependence on small groups of people and wild foods to agriculture and large civilizations. When permanent settlement first began (roughly Year 1-Year 1000), villages were small. Homes and other buildings were round structures, and, depending on the location, they were sometimes surrounded by wooden walls. Wells also existed, indicating that people knew how to use wells and store water. Everyday tools used stone, flint, and limestone.

Eventually, as the Delotheaan Agricultural Revolution continued, villages grew into towns. By this point (mid-late DAR), maritime travel was possible and used often for trade. Homes and other structures were now oval, and everyday tools still mostly used stone, flint, and limestone, though other materials were also becoming more common, and many others are first found to be used during this time, including copper and tin. Baskets, mats, and other textiles became much more common by this time. Statues are known to have existed in many towns, probably worshipped as deities.

The Delotheaan Agricultural Revolution would continue to spread until it reached nearly every civilization.

Deetileaa and Deluaiia

Deetileaa and Deluaiia are the two oldest known civilizations and were historic allies, and were closely tied together in decision-making and international affairs, ultimately resulting in their union. In addition, these two civilizations are the oldest to currently be sovereign states. Both civilizations are characterized by their pacifism, compulsory vegetarianism, reluctance to trade, and the unusual egalitarianism that also existed in the rest of Delotheaa. As a result of their pacifism, they did not engage in offensive wars but still fought to protect their civilization from other enemies. Compulsory vegetarianism had little effect on these ancient civilizations since almost all of their people believed in the religion that supported it, Decombianism, and their reluctance to trade meant that the civilizations were forced to be highly self-sufficient to maintain themselves.

In addition, these two civilizations shared and currently share a language called Deetiluaiian, which is a melodic-sounding language isolate and is the first known written and spoken language. This language was useful for diplomacy and trade, and later to organize irrigation, to create surpluses that could then be distributed to nonagricultural citizens, and to create laws which were created by its citizens directly. Despite this, a monarch, called the Dayasan Pesaillaird (Revered Pacifist) existed as a hereditary title, but remained powerless when creating laws, their first Revered Pacifist being Daesallir Duya. This system still exists today.

Weapons were also almost nonexistent according to archaeological finds, further indicating that the civilizations were peaceful people. However, at some point a people who called themselves the Soae Rae’bout invaded Deetileaa and Deluaiia in the first recorded war. Deetileaa and Deluaiia together repelled the invasion, beginning a series of alliances, that, over centuries, eventually turned into a union.

The Rise and Fall of the Soae Rae’bout

The Soae Rae’bout, meanwhile, originated from Eralas or Indoril, and are characterized by increasing social hierarchy and militarism, which was very different from the egalitarian and mostly peaceful nations that inhabited most of Delotheaa. The earliest references to the Soae Rae’bout were created by the Deetilans and Deluaiians, who we discussed previously. Due to the defeat, the Soae Rae’bout would avoid raiding Delanesia, and instead started migrating into other continents. Documents from the Osletha indicate that the Soae Rae’bout caused large amounts of damage to the regions they settled in.

No one is certain as to why the Soae Rae’bout began migrating, but famine is most likely the cause. What we do know is that the Soae Rae’bout began a massive wave of invasions across Adorian, Okuk, Nelram, Eralas, and Indoril about 20 years after their failed invasion of Delanesia. Oslethan texts indicate that the Umbora, a nomadic people living in southern Adorian and northern Okuk, attacked with the Soae Rae’bout. The texts also state that the Soae Rae’bout brought their families with them, further proving that they were looking for new lands to settle in. The Oslethans and Soae Rae’bout were unable to defeat each other, and eventually the Soae Rae’bout who stayed were somewhat integrated into Oslethan society.

Most of the Soae Rae’bout settled in the lands of the Orlynn, who collapsed in the face of these invaders. Other Soae Rae’bout also seem to have raided parts of Eralas and Indoril, continents where they are likely to have originated, before disappearing, possibly settling with the rest of the Soae Rae’bout. They would remain there for 50 years before being kicked out by a surviving native people, the Cymelemelve. Most historians believe that the Soae Rae’bout helped contribute to the decline of several civilizations, mainly the Oslethans, the Ylatmellond, and the Cymelemelve who succeeded them in control of southern Adorian.

Osletha and Narsut I

The Oslethans, like the Soae Rae’bout, were very hierarchical and militaristic compared to other Delotheaan nations. However, more importantly, they are very important in the present day due to their documentation of other nations, as attested to by the thousands of Oslethan documents that existed. This is mainly due to the fact that their writing system, which was mainly used for statebuilding and organizing irrigation, was also easy to learn, and the Oslethans used Pefirrir for writing documents, which was cheaper and easier to produce, while other nations used Creirrdefrda. Due to this, the Oslethans were able to produce more documents, while their location gave them more information on mostly unknown peoples than other civilizations.

According to Oslethan documents, a king named Narsut I succeeded his mother, an unnamed queen, to the throne of Osletha upon the unnamed queen’s death. The new king was forced to flee after 2 years of rule when the Soae Rae’bout invaded most of the Oslethan territory, before returning and launching an assault on Soae Rae’bout territory, which he captured. The Oslethans state that the reign of Narsut I began once he kicked the Soae Rae’bout out of Osletha, and reigned for 67 years. Narsut I is very important in Oslethan history, as he managed to conquer a large portion of Eralas and established a new capital, which remained the Oslethan capital until its fall.

Like earlier Oslethans, Narsut I attempted to build the Oslethan military to control trade routes running from Okuk to Eralas and Indoril. In the conflict that followed he was able to defeat the Ylatmellond and cut them off from the south until his death, which appears to be sudden as an heir was not chosen. His successors could not hold the large territorial empire together, and after losing control of Eralas, the Ylatmellond and Umbora, both native to northern Okuk, launched an invasion of Osletha, reducing its leader to a figurehead for the rest of its existence. Despite this, the Osletha remained an important document producer until its complete annihilation, caused by the Arelaida in the middle part of the Bsluna Ara.

The Rise of the Alelumelara

The Alelumelara achieved significance several times before, during, and after the Bslunna Ara. Throughout its history and to the present, it was and is dominated by the Ndellfana Dynasty, who, for the most part, managed to keep Alelumelara and its colonies stable whilst repelling incursions from the Ylatmellond Federation and the Mathendel, another Delanesian seafaring people. The Alelumelaran Empire was considerably spread out for most of its existence, with its colonies allowed to appoint their own leaders, mostly free from laws made in the Alelumelaran capital of Ellondraddi. The main rivals of the Alelumelarans were the Mathendel, whom the Alelumelarans eventually defeated, while occasionally engaging in conflicts with the Ylatmellond and Cymelemelve.

Why the Alelumelarans began creating colonies is unknown, but it’s likely that the Alelumelarans began expanding due to a combination of desire for adventure and frequent, unsystematic flooding on their home island. Their decision to create these colonies resulted in several disputes over territory, but the Alelumelarans were able to win most of those disputes, creating several large colonies with several distinct cultures.

The Alelumelarans themselves were rather peaceful people, sometimes not even fighting for their owned territory. The king of Alelumelara was in charge of the Alelumelaran island, and although the Alelumelarans allowed their colonies to elect their own rulers, these local governments were subordinate to the Alelumelaran federal government, and their actions were reversible. Importantly, the Alelumelaran government decided on how they wanted to tax the colonies. Several of their colonies were rather unruly, and tax increases or the creation of new taxes altogether could cause the colonies to protest, or even riot. As a result of these riots, a new king would often take control, one who could support the interests of both the Alelumelaran island and the colonies. This system continued for many centuries, slowly spreading the Alelumelaran culture to the main continents in ways that can still be seen today.


Decombianism is one of the earliest religions known to have existed on Daandor, and today is the largest religion on Delotheaa, with more than double the followers of the next largest religion. That begs the following questions; how did Decombianism spread to become the largest religion, how did and does Decombianism influence its followers, and how did Decombianism unite the Delotheaans?

Decombianism first developed in Deetileaa and Deluaiia, and is a religion that embodies pacifism. Through the peaceful resolvement of all conflicts, refusal to kill unless it is absolutely necessary, respect towards non-believers, and deep meditation, Decombians believe that they can harness Decombius (a force), a force of life created by Decombius (a benevolent god, not to be confused with the force) to help spread peace and unity throughout the omniverse, and that through these actions, they can eventually ascend to Decombia, which is inhabited by Decombius (a benevolent god), and is a transcendent place of exceptional happiness. Delotheaans also have the ability to sense the emotions of others, and Decombians believe that this ability comes from Decombius, both the god and force.

Once you understand what Decombianism is, it becomes slightly easier to understand how it managed to spread so easily, how it influences its followers, and how it united the Delotheaans. Notably, Decombianism appeals to all Delotheaans, who have peaceful inclinations. However, it was Dercombiel, who Decombians believe was the child of Decombius, that managed to spread Decombianism outside of Deetileaa and Deluaiia. Born in Deetileaa, he travelled to Alelumelara, where Decombianism was accepted, before travelling to the rest of Delanesia, where Decombianism was also usually accepted. Dercombiel then travelled to Moluria, a highly militaristic empire in Eralas and Indoril, and was imprisoned by the Molurians. Dercombiel was going to be executed, but was rescued and escaped back to Deetileaa and Deluaiia. It was from Moluria that the religion spread across Delotheaa, especially after Moluria’s collapse.

Part 2

Delotheaa and Delotheaans

By the time of the Bslunna Ara, the first civilizations had already established themselves. The Deetileaa, the Deluaiia, the Alelumelara, the Osletha, the Ylatmellond, the Cymelemelve, the Ymariussinno, the Thenoans, and the Leeso were the most established of these, and all began to exert their influence on other nations during this time period using various methods. The first Inafasias and hegemonies were established during this period. The Alelumelara, the Ylatmellond, the Molurians, the Arelaida, and the Umbora, through a combination of conflict, coercion, diplomacy, and attraction, established their own Inafasias around this time, while historical powers such as the Ymariussinno, the Osletha, for a time the Ylatmellond, and the Thanillanse fell into cultural and societal decadence and decline.

However, perhaps the most important event of this period was the greater general technological advancement that occurred during these periods, for better or for worse. The discoveries of Bslunna (bronze) and Diesfaiin (durabium) by certain nations gave them an advantage over others, and a much greater level of technological disparity was reached during this period. Agriculture, writing, Pefirrir, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and many other important inventions became much more common, and some, such as agriculture and writing, would become almost universal. However, so too did slavery, warfare, social stratification, and civil unrest as a result of technological advancement.

Bslunna and Diesfaiin-ara Peoples of Delotheaa

As it should be known by now, the peoples that lived during this time period were very different ethnically from modern Delotheaa. However, there are notably some exceptions to this, especially in Delanesia, which was rather isolated from the rest of the planet. The peoples of Deetileaa, Deluaiia, Alelumelara, and Drandellaa are notably very similar ethnically to their ancient ancestors. Still, the peoples of the rest of Delotheaa were almost always very different from modern Delotheaans, and peoples of this time period were still classified by their ethnicity, language, or assumed de facto borders. Of course, ancient historical texts are rarely objective, and archaeological evidence is not always available,

Delanesia (called Dolonosia by natives), while still mainly divided by island, had an Inafasia of its own, with the Alelumelara controlling much of its islands. The Dolonosians around this time period were more dependent on and friendly with each other than they were before the DAR, and the Deetilans and Deluaiians helped create a massive trade network that spanned almost all of Delanesia. This time period was Delanesia’s first golden age, in which greater prosperity and peace was generally common to all islands, and fighting between the island, while always low, was at its lowest point until the modern era. The period would last until Alelumelara’s decline in the mid-Diesfaiin Ara, as Alelumelara was an important trading partner with almost all islands. Although Alelumelara would recover, and relations between islands were still generally favourable, the trade network would be disrupted completely until the fall of Moluria, and remain weak for centuries.

Adorian was dominated by the Cymelemelve, who established cities as far east as Nelram. Though the Cymelemelve were not unified as a people and only shared language and ethnicity, infighting between the Cymelemelve was rare, and the Cymelemelve had very similar methods of building and fighting. In the north, the Orlon still held a sizeable amount of land and resources, but due to harsh temperatures, occasional invaders, and a growing population, they were forced to move south, beginning one of the first and largest migrations of post-ancient antiquity. During this migration they encountered countless groups of Cymelemelve, beginning a conflict that would last for a decade. Though it lost most of its population, the Orlon eventually defeated the Cymelemelve and reestablished civilization further south. The Cymelemelve would eventually lose control of their cities in Nelram as a result of a war with the Thenoans and the Leeso, and would eventually fall into decline.

Okuk was now effectively divided into a north, south, and east. The north remained under control of the Ylatmellond, but by the end of the Bslunna Ara they had been greatly weakened by the Arelaida, who controlled the south after Osletha’s fall. The Ylatmellond during this time period would experience significant decline until the late Diesfaiin Ara, when it would undergo a significant resurgence in power and rise to become the world’s most powerful nation. The Arelaida, originally a simple farming people, destroyed the Oslethan successor states to feed their growing population (similar to the Cymelemelve) and settled in their new land afterwards. The Arelaida often threatened Eralas and Indoril, and conflict with the Thanillanse was frequent. The east was settled around this time period and consisted of several states partially isolated from each other by rivers and hills.

Edorias was still mostly unified under the Leeso, and the Leeso would remain the continent’s dominant power. The Leeso were separated from other nations and each other by mountain ranges, and the Leeso were very isolationist. For the Leeso, writing became more common around this time, and it is known that by now the Leeso had a monarchy and social hierarchy similar to most of the other nations in this time period. Although the Leeso had less useful land due to the amount of mountain ranges and hill chains that covered the continent, they managed to survive and thrive due to their invention of terrace farming. After the Leeso, the Todeepo were the second-most powerful civilization in Edorias, and, although interactions between the two were rare, the Leeso and Todeepo formed an alliance during the late Diesfaiin Ara, and the Todeepo were able to survive by maintaining friendly relations with the Leeso and other powers around Edorias.

In Nelram, the Thenoans would begin a rapid rise to power towards their peak in the Rionam Luaisna, and a series of weak leaders in neighbouring states would allow the Thenoans to gain influence over a large portion of Nelram. The Thenoans began to appear in the documents of people as far south as Eralas and Indoril, and as far west as the western Cymelemelve (those located in Adorian), which implies that the Thenoans began to interact with and possibly influence distant civilizations. Although less so than Edorias, Nelram was still partially separated by mountain ranges and hill chains and therefore it was easiest to travel by sea. Betheas had collapsed by the start of the Bslunna Ara and their successor states conquered by the Thenoans, as the Betheas became choked between two major polities and with hardly any useful land. The most powerful lesser kingdoms in Nelram were the Helion and Yeair, both of which benefited greatly from the collapse of the Betheas.

Eralas and Indoril were both divided into various small states as a result of the collapse of some of their major polities. These small states often found themselves trapped between the influence of the Thanillanse, Ylatmellond, Osletha, and Arelaida, and later under the control of the Molurians. At the start of the Bslunna Ara, the Thanillanse were the dominant power in Eralas and Indoril, with the Ylatmellond and declining Osletha as competitors. By the mid-late Bslunna Ara, Eralas and Indoril were divided between the Thanillanse and Arelaida, who remained in fierce competition until the Arelaidan collapse in the late Bslunna Ara and subsequent rise of the Molurians to power.

Arelaida and the Collapse of Osletha

Somewhere to the north of the Osletha lay the people of Arelaida. The Arelaida, a simple and non-stratified farming people had to deal with several environmental problems most civilizations had to face. Several mostly independent climate changes occurred around this time period, all of them resembling mini ice ages. These climate changes mostly affected subtropic and subpolar regions, and they were devastating to many civilizations. All migrations were rather minor compared to those undertaken by the Orlon, but the Arelaidans undertook one of the larger ones, and their people encountered the Osletha in the mid-Bslunna Ara.

The Osletha had been dealing with their own problems. Osletha as a unified state collapsed after a lack of centralisation allowed various governors to seize control over their own provinces, and before that had effectively been reduced to a puppet by the Ylatmellond. The Oslethan successor states refused passage to the migrating Arelaida families, and so with the help of the Umbora (who were also migrating) they invaded and destroyed them, and settled in the formerly Oslethan lands. After the invasion, the Umbora, who had a smaller population and lost a sizeable amount of their diaspora, dissolved and ceased to be a distinct people, splitting into three and assimilating into the Ylatmellond, Cymelemelve, and Arelaida people respectively.

The Arelaida, both according to themselves and other civilizations, greatly participated in the affairs of Okuk, Eralas, and Indoril, whether it was through direct military participation, vassalization, or diplomacy. After the Arelaida settled in Okuk they waged a successful war against the southern Cymelemelve before focusing on Eralas and Indoril. The Arelaida would wage two more successful wars in the Years 12861 and 12863 against the Thanillanse and various Eralan and Indorilan states, respectively. It does not appear that the Arelaidan leaders themselves controlled land in Eralas and Indoril, although they did, according to their documents, appoint vassals and recruit Eralan and Indorilan workers and mercenaries.

The Arelaida were often rivals with many of their neighbors as they sought to include large portions of land in their sphere of influence. Eventually, a small but nonetheless powerful coalition of the Ylatmellond, Cymelemelve, and Thanillanse would destroy the Arelaida civilization during the late Bslunna Ara, and its successor states would be defeated by the Molurians by the age’s end. The Arelaida were one of the more dominant civilizations, during their existence, but have contributed little to Delotheaa today, probably due to their rather short existence as a major polity.

Rise of Moluria

At the beginning of the historical continuum in Eralas and Indoril, the Molurian Inafasia borrowed some of its institutions from previous far-reaching Inafasias, but due to the lack of developed states in its region it developed most of them on its own, and not only managed to control most of two continents but was able to hold their territory for three centuries. Until the rapid recovery and ascension to power of the Ylatmellond, it was the largest Inafasia in history, and even in the present day remains one of Delotheaa’s largest Inafasias.

The Molurian Inafasia is named after its capital, which is named after the language it spoke, which, thanks to its conquests and extensive trade network, became the Inafasia’s universal language. Another name (and its main name until very recently) for Moluria is Frenfenatia, after its (probably legendary) founder Frenfenat. Malas II, a usurper, claimed that he was related to Frenfenat to avoid overthrow. However, Telynat I, one of the most famous Molurian Inafasias, does not mention Frenfenat in his list of Inafasias, and there are no mentions of Frenfenat until after Malas II’s claim. Although the Molurians often used “Frenfenatia” as an alternative name, it is probably a misnomer, especially for Moluria before its peak around the end of the Bslunna Ara, and in modern times was discouraged as a name. It is almost certain that Frenfenat was merely an attempt to increase a ruler’s legitimacy, though one can make the argument that it must have had some historical basis to have been successful in convincing both its legislature and people.

According to documents dated to the beginning of Moluria, soon after Osletha’s fall the trade routes that spanned Eralas and Indoril were controlled by the Arelaida in Okuk and the Thanillanse in Eralas and Indoril. The Arelaida had recently conquered the remnants of the Osletha, while the Thanillanse, although it had slightly declined after its peak around the early-mid Bslunna Ara, still was easily the most powerful and largest civilization (by land area and population) in Eralas or Indoril when written documents became available in these regions around the late Bslunna Ara. By the end of the Bslunna Ara, the Molurians had risen from an insignificant city in western Erala to an Inafasia that stretched both Eralas and Indoril, defeating not only its local rivals but also conquering the Thanillanse while destroying the Arelaidan successor states, all in less than a century.

Molur (Moluria’s capital and, for a time, only city) likely began as a simple farming coastal village that lacked social stratification at the end of the DAR, but there is some evidence that they may have been a transhumant people, possibly moving to the highlands during the warm season. Their origins (and the origins of most other Eralan city-states) are being debated, but as the Molurian language similar to the Eralan languages that existed at the time, it is likely that the Molurians simply formed from the indigenous Eralans of the inland, and gradually moved towards the coast where it became distinct from the other Eralan peoples.

Molurian Peak

Knowledge of early Moluria is scarce and generally scant, save for archaeological evidence, which indicates that there were sudden declines in population for Molur and surrounding settlements around the early Bslunna Ara, mid-late Bslunna Ara, and late Bslunna Ara. The first two were followed by gradual recovery, while the third, which occurred not long before the rise of the Molurian Inafasia, was followed by a rapid recovery and continued population increase. This suggests a greater level of stability and peace in the region around the late Bslunna Ara, but any other knowledge is uncertain.

When the first kings ascended to Molur’s throne, the Thanillanse were a rising power, while several regional powers such as the Farrithka and Tennoranki were Molur’s direct threats, and later undeviating rivals. In 13524, Farrithka threatened a state neighboring Molur, Eamarra, which was growing wealthy due to trade of tin, a much needed metal only available in certain parts of the world. Molur saved Eamarra by organizing a coalition of western Eralan states to help assist against an invasion from Farrithka. By 13525, Farrithka had been defeated and the coalition went on the offensive. It was completely destroyed in 13526 and its entirety annexed by Molur. Eamarra, which sought protection from its remaining rivals, willingly joined Molur by late 13526, allowing Molur to gain its crucial tin mines, but this brought Molur into conflict with the several states who were rivals with Eamarra, including Enlarian, historically rivals with Molur. In addition, the coalition was displeased with Molur’s decision to annex all of the former territories of Farrithka. In 13528, these states formed an alliance and declared war on Molur.

Molur, however, had been prepared for a potential invasion due to their complete annexation of Farrithka. The Farrithkans rebelled and joined the alliance, but they were quickly defeated. The alliance seems to have been very disorganised, and failed to act as one unit. In addition, the coalition was rather inexperienced in combat, and some units drifted away from the main force after each defeat. The Molurians gained the advantage, and after defeating the Enlarians at Kalas the Molurians decided to invade Enlaria to end the war.

In a very short amount of time, the Molurians had attacked Enla. This battle is notable as the Enlarian commander chose to attack the Molurians through a narrow pass that offered a direct and rapid approach but was very risky. The gamble did not pay off and the Molurians sacked Enla by 13529. The remaining cities were demoralised by this and surrendered to Molur. By 13530, Molur had reduced the Tennoranki to a vassal by secretly assassinating the Tennorankian king and placing a puppet on the throne, and had now declared the Molurians to be an Inafasia. In 13542, Moluria formed an alliance with the Alelumelara in three wars against the Thanillanse, Ylatmellond, and Arelaida, and emerged victorious, destroying the Thanillanse and weakening the Ylatmellond and Arelaida. By 13550 the Arelaida had collapsed, leaving Moluria as the only major polity in Eralas and Indoril.

By this time, the Molurians had been able to sustain power, prosperity, and peace in the lands that they conquered, beginning the Molurian Peak, the golden age of the Molurian Inafasia. The Molurians had adopted a rigid hierarchical system after the ascension of their first kings, but it gradually became more flexible as people rose or fell for their actions, creating a slightly meritocratic system. At the top of this hierarchy was the Inafasus, who, in his time, ruled as the unchallenged master of the hearts and minds of the Molurian people, noble and commoner alike, though a large portion of their power was also delegated to the Errunas, next in the hierarchy and important political advisors to the Inafasus. Below them came the Iuaiurcshs, who led the Molurian religious rituals and oversaw the construction of religious temples, among other things. Below the Iuaiurcshs were the recorders, who became literate at an early age and acted as the government’s main bureaucrats, recording taxes, examining foreign deliveries, and holding censuses every decade. Below the recorders were merchants, who were involved directly in foreign and national trade, and below the merchants were craftsmen, who were involved in trade indirectly and often bought slaves to help with their various crafts, such as shipbuilding. Below the merchants and craftsmen were the soldiers, who were part of the organised Molurian army and were responsible for both conducting foreign operations and defending the homeland. Molurian soldiers are notable as they held a rather high status compared to the soldiers of other Delotheaan nations (both contemporary and present-day), and though the Molurian army initially consisted of peasants and slaves, they were eventually given a class of their own above the two lowest classes of the hierarchy as recognition of their services and conquests. Below the soldiers were the peasants, who were mainly responsible for farming but were regularly used as builders for large projects after the creation of the class of soldiers and subsequent abolishment of peasant military service. Finally, below the peasants were the slaves, who were usually either hostile peoples captured in war or traded to the Molurians. Slaves performed duties similar to peasants, but were ultimately subordinate to their owners (soldiers and all classes above them could purchase slaves) and had to do the hardest and/or most hated jobs, such as poison testing. Craftsmen and the classes below them (referred to as “commoners”) occasionally revolted due to their relatively poor treatment compared to “elites” (merchants and classes above them), but as the system was not hereditary it would remain stable for centuries.

Decline and Recovery of Alelumelara

The Alelumelara had by now been suffering from a gradual decline. In addition to tax problems with colonies, the Alelumelarans became increasingly concerned about Ylatmellond and Arelaida encroachment into their territory, to the point where the Alelumelarans even restricted trade their colonies had with the Ylatmellond and Arelaida, and eventually banned it completely. Texts from the Alelumelara around this period are rather unclear. Some documented the increase in tensions between the Alelumelara and the Ylatmellond, which appears to have been caused by this trade restriction, while others indicated correspondence between the Alelumelara and Moluria, probably an attempt between the two to form an alliance against common enemies.

The alliance did form, and the Alelumelara helped the Molurians in successful wars against the Thanillanse, Ylatmellond, and Arelaida. Afterwards, in 13353, Alelumelara and Moluria officially declared an end to the alliance, but remained on friendly terms for the rest of the latter’s existence, with the Alelumelara even sending massive amounts of bread and weapons to try and help Moluria survive, although they did not send soldiers. Many of the Alelumelaran colonies also bordered the Cymelemelve, with various interactions. The most famous of the Cymelemelve tribes that interacted with the Alelumelara was a loyal Alelumelaran ally. A permanent alliance was made in 13357, with both peoples benefiting greatly from free trade. Although they were initially refused, the Alelumelarans eventually allowed the people from western Adorian, Dururceruf (who needed more land to feed their growing population) to settle in their colony and later on their islands, when the Dururceruf began to assimilate into the Alelumelara. Relations with most tribes, however, were mercurial. In 13294 (63 years before the Alelumelara-Dururceruf alliance), the Alelumelara repelled an invasion from another migrating Cymelemelve tribe, but formed a temporary alliance with the same tribe in 13296, with that Cymelemelve tribe acting as a barrier between the Alelumelara and more hostile Cymelemelve tribes.

The aforementioned tax problems were also a significant contributor to their decline. The Alelumelaran colonies, who were starting to experience economic hardship as a result of lack of government funding as well as occasional raids that made tax collecting difficult, began refusing amounts of taxes they considered unrealistic. The Alelumelarans relied heavily on these taxes as together they had about 17 times more population than their main islands.

On top of this, the Alelumelarans had no currency, and these taxes required the colonists to give three bags of grain to the government each year, and, although there was a requirement on the size of the bag, for a time there was no requirement on the amount of grain in the bag! Eventually, a limit was introduced and those who broke them were forced to pay grain roughly equal to the amount they did not pay, plus one extra bag. To solve the crisis in their colonies, they initially only tried repelling the raids (which were mostly conducted by hostile Cymelemelve tribes) to make tax collecting easier, but eventually their leaders decided on reducing taxes for their colonies altogether. This in turn infuriated Alelumelarans on the main Alelumelaran islands, who launched a failed, short, and ultimately very minor rebellion.

The Alelumelarans did not recover until the ascension of Dwllhyfshn. Dwllhyfshn decided to create a unified currency named Delshcerr, resulting in better resource management and improving trade, among other things. Dwllhyfshn also wrote an overly complex but nonetheless effective code of laws referred to simply as the Bslunna-Diesfaiin Alelumelaran Laws, which covered almost everything from tax collecting to the punishments for robbery to how to treat foreigners from hostile peoples. These laws were dwarfed in size by several law systems such as the Deetileaan-Deluaiian Code of Laws (which at the time already existed, as Deetileaa and Deluaiia already shared some institutions), and by the Molurian Laws, which were mass-produced and posted in almost every public place, and were eventually superseded by another code of laws, the Lirisaiere-Derneraia Alelumelaran Laws, so the Bslunna-Diesfaiin Alelumelaran Laws were often forgotten in the present-day, even if they served as a predecessor to many important law codes such as the Bslunna-Diesfaiin Ylatmellond Laws. Dwllhyfshn also is known to have repulsed all invasions against both the Alelumelaran main islands and the colonies, and many written documents from these invaders (probably Noloro, a people from Okuk who had already spread themselves from to Nelram, Eralas, and Indoril) indicate that they had been forced to abandon migrations towards the west. A highly propagandistic epic titled “The Epic of Dwllhyfshn”, purportedly written by Dwllhyfshn himself, depicts in a domineering yet skillful way the invaders as ruthlessly evil barbarians, the battles fought by Dwllhyfshn as a conflict of good against evil, and the results of his victory over them. Dwllhyfshn would die in 13438, 61 years after his reign started, but it was Dwllhyfshn who would start Alelumelara’s recovery, and over time Alelumelara would return to a state of power in its region.

Decline and Collapse of Moluria

Moluria, however, was not as lucky. Moluria’s descent began in the mid-late Diesfaiin Ara, when Calksmoduia ascended to the throne of Inafasia. Calksmoduia was not very interested in ruling. He bribed many high-ranking government officials to keep them quiet, and when some refused they were executed. Calksmoduia spent money excessively, and his spending led to inflation and other monetary problems. Calksmoduia made many enemies during his reign, and eventually he was assassinated by government officials. This was only the beginning, however. Calksmoduia’s reign was the first of a series of substandard rulers that were more interested in their own personal benefit than helping the emperor.

The last days of Moluria are rather confusing and ambiguous. Moluria’s last emperor is known to be Jrrwelnler IV. Jrrwelnler, like many inferior emperors of the Late Molurian Period, was not very good at ruling. He bribed the Errunas, Iuaiurcshs, and military, and to do so he taxed commoners heavily, which did not go very well with his subjects. These bribes allowed him to further centralise power (power centralisation had already started with Calksmoduia) as he was clearly able to make all decisions regarding the empire for himself, including decisions formerly delegated to the Errunas (such as approval to declare war). When commoners began a revolution and a conspiracy to execute him unfolded, he executed everybody believed to have been involved in them; some were executed under the basis of rumour without trial!

Eventually, a large group of peasants and slaves sought help from several nations located in southern Okuk. At least one of these nations is the Ylatmellond, though it is unclear who the others were (the majority of scholars believe that they were some of the various Noloro tribes that were not defeated by Moluria), but in any case, these peoples, with the support of the Molurian commoners and to a lesser extent the elites, invaded Moluria and notably seized a province crucial to Molurian grain production. After this loss, Moluria became much more dependent on foreign foodstuffs, but many nations were unwilling to trade with the Molurians and so they suffered greatly. The commoners, who were now starving, raided Jrrwelnler’s residence out of anger and desperation and assassinated him. The Ylatmellond took advantage of the situation and almost completely destroyed Molur, bringing an end to the Molurian Empire. The fall of the Molurian Empire brings us to the late Diesfaiin Ara.

Rise of Decombianism

Decombianism’s most holy city is the Deetileaan capital of Deetilum. Before it was founded it was owned by Decombius (the god), and, at that time, was a place where happiness was eternal and sadness, disease, pain, and death were unknown, until out of kindness and generosity they handed it to the Delotheaans who lived in the area, later founding Deetileaa, the first civilisation on Delotheaa. The literature of Deetileaa suggests that they believed (and they were) rewarded for their respect of Decombian principles and their meditation. Decombian stories such as the story of Delotheaan migration to Deetileaa were copied throughout Delotheaa, indicating that there may have been some early attempts by Decombians to spread their religion, or, more likely, merchants may have obtained these stories from the Decombians, interpreted them as stories told by their gods, and then proceeded to tell these stories elsewhere. There are a few notable differences in these stories, as the Decombian stories seem to suggest that they have the support of Decombius, while in the stories of many other religions their gods are quick to abandon them; in one story from a religion in Nelram, the gods attempted to destroy the world because Delotheaans were becoming too intelligent!

By the time of the Bslunna and Diesfaiin Aras Decombianism had begun to spread outside of Delanesia, and into the rest of Delotheaa. Dercombiel died in 13471, and one day later became the first Delotheaan to ascend into Decombia. From here leadership of the Decombian faith passed on to his most loyal follower, Durusileri, who became the first Daandor, a purely spiritual position that indicated nominal leadership over Decombianism (nobody actually held power over the faith). Decombianism’s advocacy of peace and respect towards non-believers attracted many Delotheaans, public miracles, wonders, and healings convinced many that Decombius was in fact real, and it successfully appealed to to the lower classes, to whom it promised an end to suffering, and to a lesser extent the upper classes as well. When the Molurian Empire fell Decombianism spread to many of the migrating and invading peoples, and Decombianism likely played a part in ending many of the wars between these peoples. Decombianism’s spread was halted in some areas, especially in most regions of Eralas and Indoril where militarism and expansionism were popular. However, successive generations gradually became less stubborn, and, in time, these regions too began having significant Decombian populations.

Union of Deetileaa and Deluaiia

By the late Diesfaiin Ara, relations between Deetileaa and Deluaiia were extremely and unusually friendly. The Deetileaans and Deluaiians both had much to gain from these friendly relations, the most obvious example being the innovations of both Deetileaa and Deluaiia. Among Deetileaa’s achievements were creating the first university (present-day International University of Deetilum), the first extensive education funding initiative, and the first language and writing system (back in the DAR), and Deetileaa was also the first nation to send all children to school, regardless of socioeconomic status (which wasn’t really a thing in much of Delanesia to begin with). In Deluaiia, the first known currency (Deresleai) and an extensive trade network system were among the Deluaiian creations. As the two nations became closer both were able to take advantage of the other’s innovations. In addition, by the time of the union the Deetileaans and Deluaiians were certainly more than acquainted, as the people of Deetileaa referred to Deluaiians as their “brothers and sisters”, and the same was true for the Deluaiians. Their history as allies also certainly played a part in this friendliness.

During the late Diesfaiin Ara the Revered Pacifist of the Deetileaans held more power than they do in the present-day, even if they were (mostly) and are merely a ceremonial monarch. The most notable of their powers at the time was their ability to form diplomatic relations with other nations (other than war, which already required a supermajority from elected leaders and then a majority through a referendum), a power later given to elected leaders, and then later given to the people directly, requiring a referendum for every diplomatic action. Thus, the Revered Pacifist of the Deluaiians, Aarrenel, offered a union to the Revered Pacifist of the Deetileaans, Dilsunfeiir, and it seems likely that a few of her reasons to offer included improving relations and helping to create a political union between Deetileaa and Deluaiia. Dilsunfeiir accepted, and consequentially both now held the title Revered Pacifist of the Deetileaans and Deluaiians. Though the union did little in terms of actually putting the union together, Deetileaa and Deluaiia would be under a nominal personal union after the death of one of the sovereigns (Aarrenel was assassinated by a nationalist, but this occurred a year after a political union had already formed). At the same time, the Deetileaans and Deluaiians were both coming under threat from the Ylatmellond (though they never went to war), so a referendum was finally held. In spite of almost universal respect towards each other, many on both sides still feared that they would lose much of their power to the other, so total equality between the two nations and a bi-federal state were among the guarantees of the treaty. In the end the referendum passed, and the union between Deetileaa and Deluaiia was formed in 13501.

The union between Deetileaa and Deluaiia would mark the end of the Diesfaiin Ara and the beginning of the Durudhasailr. Though there was certainly some opposition to the union, especially in rural areas, no violence formed except for the assassination of Aarrenel by a Deluaiian nationalist in 13502. Dilsunfeiir, now the sole title-holder of the Revered Pacifist of the Deetileaans and Deluaiians, would reign for 71 years before dying in 13572 of old age. His only son with Aarrenel, Dalasidana, would assume the title of Revered Pacifist of the Deetileaans and Deluaiians. By this time the power of the Revered Pacifist was virtually non-existent in favour of the people as well as elected leaders, and both nations had already reaped its benefits.