Western Agia is considered the land of Irath. This is where the goddess Irath has most followers.Western Agia is one of the four parts of Agia. It is placed in the middle of Agia, with Northern Agia to the north, Lands of the Unknown to the east, and the Southern Islands, also known as Southern Agia.
It ranges from a temperate climate in the northern part to a warm climate in the southern part. The western part is also warmer than the east, that is still somewhat connected to the Lands of the Unknown. Because of the the Chasm of the Beast in the eastern part, it has been near impossible to approach the unknown land, and even more impossible to return. Thus impossible to know for sure how the climate from these lands affects Western Agia.
Western Agia consists of twelve countries, though it can be argued that there might be more.
HistoryAgia used to be governed in a hereditary monarchy by the six species known as the First, but over centuries, the understanding and harmony dissolved. The First Species war only showed that the species no longer were in unity, and they were left to their own. Each species governed their own protectorate given by Irath. Ghrefeims and Rathamaen shared the mountains, but each focused on their own parts within the mountains. Taroths had the forestlands, everything covered by forest were their lands. The Môrwens had water and sea as their territory. Harawyrs had the sky and the mountaintops, where no other species could live. At last, the Dynbodauls had all grass and hilly landscapes for themselves.
It was particularly the war between the Taroths and Dynbodauls that shaped the political landscape into the more modern version we know today, where the Dynbodauls stole a majority of the Taroth’s territory to feed their need for wood.
After King Manaes' death, the Thing had to assemble to find a new successor to the Dynbodauls. Since there was a rule stating that the monarch must be a direct descendant of the First Dynbodaul, there were only two options: Manaes’ two daughters, Aistana and Estain.
The Thing who had to elect the new monarch at the time could not decide which should be the new monarch and so they decided to split the land into two, one for each daughter, and named the two countries after the two daughters.
It was the lands below Galidynos which first demanded independence from Aistana and Estain. Since Aistana and Estain had already loosened the grip over the land because the Ghrefeims' country, Galidynos, was in the way. In the beginning, the lower part of Agia became Magaun. But civil war and dispute were happening all the time. The people were too different in their culture and their thought of how the country should be governed.
The Species of Western AgiaWestern Agia used to have all the First species; Taroth, Dynbodaul, Ghrefeims, Harawyr, Rathamaen, Môrwen and later the Mwahantath. This changed over time, and now there are only Dynbodauls, Ghrefeims, and a small tribe of Harawyr, the Bucath, left. It is unknown whether the Môrwens still live in the sea close to any Western Agian countries, and if that is the case, they have not been seen for centuries.
The Taroths were massacred by the Dynbodauls, because of their refusal to give wood to the construction of Diundad da Luzven. This angered Aistana and Irath that the coexisting could no longer happen. This event is called the Axen Fellen Night, and to avoid the angry spirits of the Taroths, most Dynbodauls hang a Virda Glux in their houses to avoid anything bad happening to them.
The Bucaths have their tribe Lyni'chólad in Magaun and are, in theory, under the rule of the Magaunian monarchy, but since the Bucaths can fly and are fairly good at avoiding Dynbodauls, they tend to be left alone. The Bucaths do not follow the Irathian doctrine. They instead follow ancestral belief and their own god, the firebird, Purtiaderis..
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