|Region||Cinazan, Hells Womb|
|Reign||712 - 923|
In the early part of the First Epoch, the halflings of central Cinazan had established numerous settlements bordering the Nermanis Sea. They traded with the giants of Kerthjorg, the goliath of Salbâth, and many other peoples. Their farthest trading partner was the city-state Rabaranda. In 712, the halfling city-states Bathor, Maurkac, and Rabaranda merged as one. The government was a syndicate representing the business interests of the nation's companies.
The halflings established a council of business leaders in the Year 712. This quickly became a governing body and leadership for the halfling peoples of three city-states, Bathor, Maurkac, and Rabaranda.
Bathor, in the Hells Womb region, was Nermanis's southernmost holding. Trade and communication with this distant holding was maintained by way of the Dargirth river. In all respects, Nermanis was a massive conglomerate of varied business interests. This syndicate was formed as a common defense against the hazards of Cinazan and other regions.
The Nermanis civilization broke apart when the Nermanis Sea drained away in the Onyx Enmity War (915 - 920). Part of the Nermanis Sea remained in the east (now called the Core Sea), but this left the holdings fragmented. With communication, collective defense, and trade between the far-flung settlements always done by sea, the economy slowly declined. By 923, the isolated settlements had all fallen to invasion. The people scattered into the countryside, some went to Hangath, others even further to places like Bathor and those less dependent on the sea.
With the arrival of the Khazarkars to the region, the halflings put up little resistance. They instead did what most halflings do in foreign societies, assimilate into them. When Nermanis fell, the far-flung cities of the empire, such as Bathor, became city-states.