Volgad

CategoryFallen Empires
WorldBal-Kriav
RegionIce Cap
GovernmentMonarchy
Capital
Aphelzâk125 HE - 527 HE
Imrik2822 LE - 125 HE
Population
Races
Nithian95%
other5%
Alignmentlawful
DeitiesPtah, Arcana
EnemiesCûngin-Zar, fire giants of Guldat
Reign2822 LE - 527 HE
MapAettein

Late in Lith-Crillion Era, the Nithians at Imrik established the kingdom of Volgad. It heart was the northern reaches of Borngring. In its early years, the Volgads traded foodstuffs and other manufactured goods with the giants and other peoples of the area. This ended up making Volgad wealthy at the expense of some unruly neighbors.

The greatest threat to the Volgad were the fire giants of southern Borngring; those that would go to establish the Hofthorm empire. When hostilities broke out between them, it would last nearly three centuries. The last great conflict with the fire giants was the Lava Flood War. When this conflict turned bad for the Volgads, they began leaving Borngring. In 125 HE, Imrik fell. By this time, most of the empire's population had re-settled at Aphelzâk and other newly established settlements in the Cinyossion forest.

The Volgads thrived in Cinyossion for four centuries. When the giants of Cûngin-Zar starting coming down from Ice Cap, threatening them with annexation, the people began talking of another "Imrik Migration". A number of noble houses, including the royal family sought to stay and fight the Cûngin-Zar. The ministers of defense, notably a council of arch-mages, counseled against the suicide of remaining in a land with a Titan Empire to the north and another (c.f. Hofthorm) in the south. Most decided to leave with the arch-mages. About 5,000 people stayed behind to defend the kingdom; put up a fight like the legendary Šukhan Legion that defended Imrik. At the Siege of Aphelzâk, they fell in battle or became slaves to the Cûngin-Zar. Those that went with the mages, nearly 18,000 people, made it to Magrâbik using teleportation magic. This use of teleportation circles at Aphelzâk, to move such a vast population, is still the largest ever undertaken.

In Magrâbik, the refugees settled around a castle called Yatthânûr. The council of arch-mages became the leaders. In 528 HE, they formed a new nation called Tamlêrran.

Holdings
Civilization Tree
Imrik
Volgad
Aphelzâk
Tamlêrran