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History of the Seris people

History of the Seris civilization from their crossing of the Suris straight to modern times

Migration and early settlements

3000 BP 1968 BP

This era marks the beginning of the seris civilization which started to diverge from the other davidovian peoples.

  • 3000 BP

    1968 BP


    Early stages of Seris civilization
    Population Migration / Travel

    The first davidovian peoples crossed intro Karia around the year 3.000 BP (supossedly guided by Kushi, son of the hero and king Davidion). With them they brought new technologies unknown to the  indigenous peoples, specially bronce weapons and weels, specially usefull for a new weapon, the war charriot. This tipe of weapon was used by the davidovian peoples in their main continent of Teria ( There, it would remain part of warfare for millenia).   The direction of the  expansion of this davidovian peoples was apparently West-East, where they quickly conquered the native tribes and colonized the area, intermarrying and assimilating them into their culture. During this time their culture and language started to diverge from their cousins of the other side of the straight.   The first seris or proto-seris settlements were not cities, but rather villages or hill forts , protected by wooden walls and tall towers.  Most of the economy was based on agriculture, specially the cultivation of rice and wheat alongside the fertile river lands. Pottery production was also a technology that the seris brought to the new continent (before, the natives used wooden containers).  Evidences of trade with the unconquered natives of the South and with the Davidovian and Elven realms of Teria (specially pottery and bronce jewelry) are also found.

  • 2400 BP


    The Nassanus inscription: The first attested record of the seris language
    Cultural event

    -Kätse Käktensse Abuniyye Arsahie sukt luomos marushakte-e kattär (lit. To the good God Abbuni, (Hail!), Arsakes willingly sacrified seven animals) Nassanus inscription nº 1 (ca.2348 BP)
    - Tiuttakes (...) Yorm (lit. To Tuitakkes, (Yuutak in classical Seris) (...) fortune)
    Nassanus inscription nº7 , (ca.2100 BP)
    The Nassanus inscriptions, today preserved in the temple of the godess Alara (the goddess of Healing and magic), are the oldest texts in the Seris language, showing us that probably around this time, the old davidovian language that their forefathers brought with them evolved into a new different language. These documents are written almost entirely in bones ,in a very archaic form of Seris that only priests can understand. They are mostly offerings to the gods or items for adivination practices, very common in early seris society. The alphabet that is used in this inscriptions is also a very early form of what would become the seris script, with some simbols crearly similar to those used by the elves.
    Most probably they were written by priests, who during this era held a powerful position in society, because they function was to please the gods and communicate with them,  and calculate the flood season, very important for the early Seris, whose entire economy and survival depended on a good harvest. Also they are very interested since they attest the practice of animal sacrifices,which was abandoned in later centuries.

Era of the Kings and Warlords

1968 BP 659 BP

Era of formation of the first historically attested seris states, either kingdoms or city states. each one trying to assert its authority over the other

  • 1967 BP


    Rule of King Manasakes and the appearance of first Seris kingdoms and cities
    Era beginning/end

    With writting becoming more accesible and used in administration, we have the mention to the first kings and cities in Seris History. The first king known is Manasakes, who ruled the city of Rurun at the left bank of the great river Moxos. We know that Manasakes built a temple dated around the year 1967 BP and in one of its walls he describes his campaigns against the city of Taldasde ( taking many prisioners, as the inscription tell us), and how he built this magnificent temple (nowadays reconstructed many times by different seris dynasties) to thanks the gods for victory in the war and for the extraordinary harvest of the previous year.

  • 1380 BP

    879 BP


    Confederation of cities of the River Cakew
    Political event

    The main cities of the Cakew river appear to have united against neighbouring kindoms, who were threating their independence and forming a Confederation. This cities were : Cakewsou (today known as Sakusou),Deros, Cadow, and Pentish. Each city has its own goverment as they were articulated  as city-states. Each year, during spring, they have to make an assembly in the sacred precint on mount Baichi, and each 5 years they should chose a leader, called hegemon, that acted as the head of state, held command during wars, perform sacred rituals and conduct foreing policy. He was assisted by the so called Assembly of sages, that help him ruling the confederacy.  And during wartime season, each city had to sent generals ( who were placed under the command of the hegemon) and troops in order to form the so called
     Army of the Confederation. 
    This type of organization, very advance for its time, would be adopted many centuries later by the so called Elian League (around  625 AP)
    The Confederation achieved great success defending itself from their neighbours and enjoy a certain stability unknown to other seris realms. But it also suffered, specially at the end of its existant of severe problems of corruption and political intrigues and an increased mistrust between the cities of the Confederation.

  • 1154 BP


    King Piliusa of Nibadapta is born
    Life, Birth

    The city of  Nibadapta is one of the oldest in the Seris kingdom, believed to be founded by Kushi himself.  Around the year 1154 BP, according to the legendary tales, king Piliusa was born in this city. The legend says that we was the song of King Poulis and his mother was a demi god, Lama, daughter of the goddess Alara and the elf sage Baethynn.   Entire sagas were written telling his extraordinary achievement like conquering the impregnable city of Nasirs and launched campaigns as far as Shiruz to the North. He is regarded as one of the 7 wise kings of the so called by the Seris (ancient dynasties), he is also believed to be the first king to learn magic (perhaps due to be the grandson of the goddess of learning and half-elf). He died around the year 1050 BP at a very old age, and was later worship as a demi god by his people. His descendants are believe to bear the title of kings of the Great Delta for over 150 years, when the kingdom is believed to have been destroyed by another seris state, the kingdom of Wyla.

  • 998 BP


    The sacking of Nibadapta
    Disaster / Destruction

    The dynasty established by King Piliusa lasted for a century and a half. Its end was tragic. The last great king of Nibadapta, Sagumaros III, died of sickness while on campaign against the city of Tehiran (today Sakouramish), he was 29 years old. His wife Pume and his brother Wentil became the regents of his 4 years old son, the new king, Sagumaros IV. Wentil became thirsty for power, and in fact , he was the person who held real power, and manage to be appointed also Chancellor. He gained the loyalty of the army and the palace guards, and he issued a coup. He killed the young king, but failed to kill the queen, who barely scaped to the neighbouring city of Zanakasht, capital of the Kingdom of Wyla. Then he proclaimed himself King, and with the excuse of having the queen in his city, he declared war to king Asurlan of Wyla. This king send emissaries to the neighbouring kingdoms and formed a coalition. Wentil was defeated in battle and his capital besieged for 4 months. Finally the forces of the coalition, commanded by king Asurlan broke the walls and sacked and destroyed the city. It is said, that king Wentil was assasinated by a guard, loyal to queen, that said while stabbing him: Look at the fires in the city, this is the prize for your ambition!.
    After this, legend says that the  poor queen could not  bear the sadness of lossing both his beloved husband and song, and it is said that she commited suicide  diving into the river. In his memmory King Asurlan built a monument in his honor, although today is lost. 
    The city of Nibadapta, now under the kingdom of Wyla,  wouldn't recover his former glory until four centuries later, during the reign of the first Great Kings of the Arsakid dynasty

  • 980 BP


    Creation of the Kingdom of Ytarym
    Political event

    After the failure of the expedition of king Sagumaros III of Nibadapta, the kings of the city of Tehiran were deposed by another dynasty, founded by a man called Yükteru, an ancestor of king Arsakes "the unifier". He renamed the city Sakouramish (city of harmony) and the kingdom as the kingdom of Ytarym (lit. The Kingdom of the Riverlands).
    The Kingdom would eventually expand southwards conquering the indigenous lands that remained unconquered, and during the  9th and 8th centuries BP, it would grow drastically in power. This great power and new technologies would allow the kingdom to unified all the Seris into a one single and powerfull state.
    Famous peoples of this kingdom were:
    - Yoris, son of Minam, general of king Vituparaskes, that helped fighting  the southern barbarians in the 9th century BP.
    -Vados, one of the  first seris philophers, born in  798 BP, famous for his works about the art of ruling, that would influence the Seris Kingdom ideology for centuries.

  • 901 BP

    694 BP


    Construction of the Royal Necropolis of Fastan.
    Construction beginning/end

    Ordered by king Visuparad III, this Necropolis would held the tombs of all the Kings of Ytarym until the  year 694 BP. It was a complex of more that 90 tombs containing the bodies of the kings and queens of the powerful kingdoms.  Alongside with them were a series of 7 temples each one with a team of 28 priests who were believed to pray for the arrival of the monarchs to the afterlife and for their well-being in the realm of the gods. On the top of every tomb was an stele narrating the achievements of the kings buried there

  • 880 BP

    858 BP


    Southern Expansion of the Seris peoples
    Expedition

    While the North and some regions of the centre of the country were inhabited by Seris, the regions of the South, between the rivers Cakew and Urah were still inhabited by pre-davidovian peoples. The Southern seris regions had experience overpopulation problems for quite a while, and the southern kings, eager of more conquests decided to focused their attention on expanding their territories to the south. There were at two states which  mainly participated in the process of conquest of colonization of the southern lands, the kingdoms of Bamsar and the Kingdom of Ytarym. According to the inscription of King Vituparasces in Sakouramish, the Ytarym expedition, commanded by the king himself started from the city of Bamajan and went south, "capturing many cities and returning with a lot of barbarian prisioners who were sold into slavery". In reality the conquest was not easy for the Ytarym kingdom as the natives developed a kind of guerrilla warfare, but the seris were quick learners and they developed a new weapon to persue and harass the indigenous peoples, the horse archer, who would remain until our era one of the main elements of the seris armies. By this time the seris had become very skilled in archery and a force of horse archers could quickly and effectively deal with the light armed "barbarians". In contrast the kingdom of Bamsar remained very infantry focused and his conquest was slower, but, in the year 858 BP, both kingdoms signed the Treaty of the Two Kings, in which the Kingdom of Ytarym would annex the territories north of the river Jo, while the kingdom of Bamsar would annex the territories of the south of that river and all the territories that the barbarians had in the river Urah. Eventually border tension existed between these two realms and war became inetivable.   As for the fait of the natives, it is unclear, some say that the series mixted with them, other said that they anihilated every single one of them or sold them into slavery and that the region was populated exclusively by seris. But one thing was true, two hundred years later, by the time of the first descriptions of the unified Seris Kingdom, no one spoke the native language or believed in the indigenous gods.

  • 695 BP

    23 /4

    Birth of Arsakes I "The Unifier"
    Life, Birth

    On a joyfull night, under the gaze of the goddess of the Moon, the beautiful lady of the skies, Great King Arsakes was born, the son of King Yuutak and Queen Mersice, and with the blessings of the Moon and the rest of the world, the entire realm knew his saviour and unifier of the house of Kushi had come.   Arsakiyye i Vastam ( The Wisdom of King Arsakes), written ca. 345 BP, anonymous.
    Indeed the young boy must have the gods on his side since he was born, because what he achieved would be astonishing.  The eldest son of the king of Ytarym, at this time perhaps the most powerful of all the Seris states, he recieved an excellent education with the best education possible. He was also well learned in military strategy and also he excell in the mastery of the bow and riding the horse.    He was made co-ruler with his father Yuutak II  in 675 BP and accompanied his father in his campaign against the cities of the former Confederation of the Cakew river, now long time dissolved. The campaign was a tremendous success, and after hearing this some little  seris states inmediatly submitted to Ytarym. The carreer of the young boy was just starting...

  • 672 BP

    5 /7

    Marriage between Arsakes and queen Pan of Shiruz
    Marriage

    Queen Pan of Shiruz was the only surviving member of the royal family of the city of Shiruz, who controled the entire gulf of Meydatom in the north of the country.  With this marriage these lands were annex into the Kingdom of Ytarym.  The ceremony was performed in the temple of the goddess Walis, the goddess of the lake, which in sucesive centuries was amplified and rebuilt grandiously by the descendants of that union.  Despite being a political marriage, we know that the couple ended up falling in love and they had  2 sons and 4 daughters.

  • 665 BP

    24 /9

    Death of King Yuutak II, Arsakes is crowned King of Ytarym
    Life, Death

    Aged 63, the old king died of illness in his palace in Sakouramish and was the last king to be buried in Fastan. It is said that people mourned during an entire week, and more than 7000 people accompany him in his last procession.   Inmediatly Arsakes was crowned King, and according to the custom, blessed by the priests of the city. His first 2 years were peaceful but then, in 663 BP, he started a campaign against the last obstacle in his path to unify the country, the kingdom of Bamsar.

  • 660 BP

    12 /8

    Battle of Urahyarama
    Military action

    After a campaign that lasted three long years, king Arsakes of Ytarym and King Gasupar of Bamsar clashed in the decisive battle of the war, near the city of Urahyarama. The forces of Ytarim numbered in 50.000 men defeated an army of around 75.000 only. After this dissaster King Gasupar fled to his capital, where, after one month siege, died while trying to scape from the city .   After this Arsakes was the sole ruler of all Seria, a new era was about to start.

  • 659 BP

    14 /2

    Arsakes is proclaimed King of Kings
    Political event

    For you have been appointed by Heaven to rule the Earth and this beautiful lands, and to deliver to the unjust the righful justice of  the god Abbina. Yours is now all that is below the sky: the earth, the mountains, the rivers, the lakes, the seas... .  Oh Great King, king of kings, appointed and blessed by the gods, rule us with wisdom and make your kingdom prosperous and poweful.
    Words of  the Great Sage Vurpsena, Chancellor of the King, during Arsakes coronation (they would become the sacred words delivered during the coronation of every Great King of Seria)
    King Arsakes adopted a new title following his reunification of the country, "Kings of Kings or Great King" simbolizing his absolute power over all the ancient seris regions.  he instituted a centralized state based on the goverment of the Kingdom of Ytarym.  He created the  imperial burocracy with thousands of state officials helping the central goverment in each of the newly created provinces, or satrapies.
    He created the first road system that connected the state capital with each one the capitals of the provinces, which certainly favoured trade and movement of troops. He created an small but efficient imperial navy and reformed the army, created new posts such as the so called "Guardian of the thousand fortress" who was in charge of protected the eastern frontiers with the nomads and dark elves, and new type of soldiers, the so called cataphracts,   very heavily  armoured horsemen, whose horse wore armour, that became, with the horse archers, one of the main cores of the Seris army.   The new Seris emperor also transform Seris foreign policy, trying to force the neighbouring states to acknowledge a sort of Seris hegemony over the area, and to symbolically become vassals of the Empire,( for example, the Theocracy of Lashel).  

Arsakid Dynasty

659 BP 211 BP

With the stablishment of the unified Seris state with a centralized goverment, the Seris civilization saw its first golden age.

  • 659 BP

    14 /2

    Arsakes is proclaimed King of Kings
    Political event

    For you have been appointed by Heaven to rule the Earth and this beautiful lands, and to deliver to the unjust the righful justice of  the god Abbina. Yours is now all that is below the sky: the earth, the mountains, the rivers, the lakes, the seas... .  Oh Great King, king of kings, appointed and blessed by the gods, rule us with wisdom and make your kingdom prosperous and poweful.
    Words of  the Great Sage Vurpsena, Chancellor of the King, during Arsakes coronation (they would become the sacred words delivered during the coronation of every Great King of Seria)
    King Arsakes adopted a new title following his reunification of the country, "Kings of Kings or Great King" simbolizing his absolute power over all the ancient seris regions.  he instituted a centralized state based on the goverment of the Kingdom of Ytarym.  He created the  imperial burocracy with thousands of state officials helping the central goverment in each of the newly created provinces, or satrapies.
    He created the first road system that connected the state capital with each one the capitals of the provinces, which certainly favoured trade and movement of troops. He created an small but efficient imperial navy and reformed the army, created new posts such as the so called "Guardian of the thousand fortress" who was in charge of protected the eastern frontiers with the nomads and dark elves, and new type of soldiers, the so called cataphracts,   very heavily  armoured horsemen, whose horse wore armour, that became, with the horse archers, one of the main cores of the Seris army.   The new Seris emperor also transform Seris foreign policy, trying to force the neighbouring states to acknowledge a sort of Seris hegemony over the area, and to symbolically become vassals of the Empire,( for example, the Theocracy of Lashel).  

  • 504 BP


    Lashel becomes the first tributary of the Empire
    Diplomatic action

    Threatened by the Eastern nomads, the leaders of the Theocracy of Lashel asked the Seris Emperor Arsakes III for help. And together, both states defeated the nomads in the so called "War of the Three Kings" (509-504 BP). After this, the leaders of the Theocracy pledge an oath of vassalage to the Seris Emperor. Since then, Lashel would allow Seris troops to enter Lashel territory in case of need, and in return for its protection, every New Year day, one of the 5 leaders of the Theocracy would go to Sakouramish to pay homage to the Seris emperor and deliver to him a quarter of their income.

  • 451 BP


    Introduction of Iron
    Technological achievement

    Believed to have been discovered by the Ikarian and Oronai peoples, allowed them to expand southwards.  The knowledge of how to create  weapons and tools made of iron came to Seria due to  trade. Soon it became widespread throught the continent and  iron weapons became the standard weapons of the Seris army.  The introduction of this  new technology not only give in the beginning , and advantage to the seris in the area of warfare but it also improved agriculture, where the new tools improve the productivity.

  • 251 BP


    First Embassy of the Ikarian Empire
    Diplomatic action

    During the second year of the reign of Arsakes V,  an embassy of the Ikarians landed in  the West coast and travelled to the capital. With them they brought many gifts and a letter of their monarch asking the Emperor if he was interested in establish friendly ties between the two nations. The Emperor agreed and sent in return one of his finest horses and a golden sword to the Emperor of Ikaria. 
    Chronicles of the Arsakid dynasty  (written ca. 125 AP)
     
    Having become the greatest power in Teria, the Ikarians wanted to secure an alliance with their powerfull neighbours, the Seris.  The Seris Empire had no interest in expanding west neither the Ikarians  wanted to expand east. Two years later, in the Treaty of  Savris, in which both Empires established an alliance and recognized the straight area as neutral waters, neither power having full sovereignty over those waters but enshuring  protection for all the merchant ships which crossed it. 
     In 231 BP, both countries fought together in a campaign in the Kingdom of the Green Elves helping King Voyadynn IV in the Elven Civil War. The good relations between both Empires lasted untill the end of the of the Two Dynasties Era.    During this time, prosperous commercial ties were created and Blatian art became immensely popular among the Seris nobility.  And Seris jewelry was also very popular among the  Ikarian aristocracy.  

  • 225 BP

    148 BP


    Rise of the Yunyun tribe
    Political event

    The Yunyun tribe was one among many of the Eastern Nomad peoples, the ancestors of the Farai Nomads. But in 225 BP an energetic and young leader emerged inside the tribe, Faeli, who, trought a series of campaigns submitted the rest of the nomadic tribes stablishing the Yunyun Khanate (222-148 BP).
    Taking advantage of weakness of the Seris Empire, he started sacking the frontiers of the Empire, destroying most of the fortresses of the area. In 185 he went even further, penetrating deeply into the Empire and sacking the cities of Bamsar and Katabil, returning with a great treasure and with many captives. Soon after this, in 184 he died. His son, Menuyin continuing this policy of saking the empire borders, but he didn't do too much. It was, however, his son , Mervad, who was a very ambitious leader who decided to invade the Empire.

  • 211 BP

    148 BP


    Arsakes V dies, the Empire is divided between his sons.
    Political event

    When noble Arsakes V died unexpectedly , without naming an heir, their sons, each of them claiming the crown for themselves, having recruited larga armies with their fortunes, wage war between them and split the country into petty kingdoms. Sadness, hunger and death became endemic and the old glories of the Empire become a distant thing.   Chronicle of the Sitakid Dynasty (ca. 125 AP)
    Arsakes V five sons: Satsu, Taras, Genas, Sitaces and Butsu claimed the Imperial Throne for themselves and in order to make their claims possible they recruited large armies and gained the support of the most prominent leaders of the Imperial army. Eventually, as none of them could prevail, they split the Empire into 5 Kingdoms. Eventually, only 3 remained until Sitaces son, Visuparad defeated and conquered the other realms, unifying briefly the Empire, restoring the Arsakid dynasty.

Era of the 5 princes

211 BP 148 BP

With the premature death of king Arsakes V, his five sons fight for the throne and chaos ruled in the realm. Also, this era saw the first foreign attemps of invasion by the nomads of the East

  • 211 BP

    148 BP


    Arsakes V dies, the Empire is divided between his sons.
    Political event

    When noble Arsakes V died unexpectedly , without naming an heir, their sons, each of them claiming the crown for themselves, having recruited larga armies with their fortunes, wage war between them and split the country into petty kingdoms. Sadness, hunger and death became endemic and the old glories of the Empire become a distant thing.   Chronicle of the Sitakid Dynasty (ca. 125 AP)
    Arsakes V five sons: Satsu, Taras, Genas, Sitaces and Butsu claimed the Imperial Throne for themselves and in order to make their claims possible they recruited large armies and gained the support of the most prominent leaders of the Imperial army. Eventually, as none of them could prevail, they split the Empire into 5 Kingdoms. Eventually, only 3 remained until Sitaces son, Visuparad defeated and conquered the other realms, unifying briefly the Empire, restoring the Arsakid dynasty.

  • 148 BP

    3 AP


    The nomadic invasions and the birth of the Mervadid Dynasty
    Military action

    The reunified Empire under Vasuparad II was weak and after the disastrous seris defeat at Tara (148 BP) the Yunyun nomads conquered the Southern part of the country, stablishing their capital in the city of Istardeham. Thus the Mervadid dinasty was born. The new rulers adopted the Seris imperial titles, culture, religion and language, and married their members into the seris aristocracy. During this period, they built many temples in which they were portrayed like seris kings proclaiming themselves as defenders of seris faith and restorers of peace. Eventually dynastic disputes and civil unrest weakened the Mervid dynasty and in 3 AP, under king Daishin, they were defeated by the recently stablished Sitakid dynasty in the north, which would unify Seria. This, was the only time, a foreign dynasty was stablished in Seris lands.

Two dynasties Era

148 BP 3 AP

Eventually, one of the grandsons of King Arsakes V, Vasuparad II, would unify all the Northern territories of the Empire, but he couldn't stop a nomad invasion in the south, by the Yuyun tribe under its khagan Mervad, who would established the Mervadid dynasty, which would rule those lands for over a century with its capital in Istardeham.

  • 148 BP

    3 AP


    The nomadic invasions and the birth of the Mervadid Dynasty
    Military action

    The reunified Empire under Vasuparad II was weak and after the disastrous seris defeat at Tara (148 BP) the Yunyun nomads conquered the Southern part of the country, stablishing their capital in the city of Istardeham. Thus the Mervadid dinasty was born. The new rulers adopted the Seris imperial titles, culture, religion and language, and married their members into the seris aristocracy. During this period, they built many temples in which they were portrayed like seris kings proclaiming themselves as defenders of seris faith and restorers of peace. Eventually dynastic disputes and civil unrest weakened the Mervid dynasty and in 3 AP, under king Daishin, they were defeated by the recently stablished Sitakid dynasty in the north, which would unify Seria. This, was the only time, a foreign dynasty was stablished in Seris lands.

  • 141 BP


    Battle of Yerevan, the Arsakid dynasty is saved, from now
    Military action

    Visuparad II saw half of his kingdom taken by the barbarians with the establishment of the Mervadid dynasty. King Mervad tried to conquer all the Empire, but he was stopped by Visuparad in the battle of Yerevan, where he ambushed the nomadic forces.  This victory ensured the survival of the Arsakid dynasty in the North. This period is called Northern Arsakid dynasty in Seris historiography  in order to differenciate it from the previous unified  Empire.    His dynasty would survive, but it would never recover its former glory. Eventually, in 4 AP, the Arsakids were  replaced by the Sittakids, a cadet branch of the Imperial family.

Sitakid dynasty

4 AP 527 AP

Sitakes, member of a cadet branch of the Arsakid dynasty, led a coup d'état deposing and killing king Vasuparad II  great grandson, Ananda VI, starting the new Sitakid Dynasty and expulsing the Yunyun nomads. Thus starting the second golden age of the Seris civilization

  • 4 AP

    21 /5

    Murder of Ananda VI, the Sittakid dynasty is born
    Political event

    I, Sitakes, having defeated the unrightful tyrant with the approval of the Gods, brought peace to the Empire. I restored order and make the nations of Lashel and Swift tributaries. Their rulers bowed before me and sweared oath of vassalage. I made sacrifices to the Inmortals and their in return granted good harvest to our State.   Stele of Sitakes in the Temple of Alara (dated in 19 AP)
    With the murder of Ananda VI, the last ruler of the Sitakid dynasty, considered a tyrant by some factions of the Imperial Court and much of his subjects. Sitakes , member of a minor branch of the Imperial family, assumed the Imperial crown, and established his own dynasty, that lasted until 527 AP. In contrast with the previous dynasty, the Sittakids were increasingly militaristic and expansionist. They annexed the Elven territories in the south, reaching the Southern Ocean and created even more tributaries with the submission of the Desert Peoples, the Kingdom of Adhel and the realm of the Sun Elves in 264 AP, during the reign of Emperor Asurlan I, when the Empire reached its greatest extension.   Seris culture experienced also its second golden age, with great works in the fields of Philosophy, technology, arts, science and magic.

  • 104 AP


    Birth of Yemu, the great sorcerer
    Life, Birth

    Search inside you and you'll see the power of magic inside you. Because the Gods have granted all humans the power of magic. But this magic doesnt mean that you can do whatever you want. No, this power must be used to do good things to other. If your neighbour is sick, you can use magic to cure him. If there is a shortage of food, you can create more. Where is caos, you can create harmony.    Book of the  Teachings of Yemu  (ca. 256 AP)
    Son of a priest, Yemu was born in Shiruz in 104 AP. At first he obbey his father's wishes and become a priest. He travelled to the South, to the recently conquered elven lands.  He study with the  Elf magician  Godias, who tought him the secrets of Elvish magic. With this knowledge he then went North, to Nibadapta, where he preach his teachings. he tought that, like him, every human had the power of become a magician because magic is found inside everyone of us. This magic powers could be controled thought study, practice and meditation, and that it has to be used only for doing good.    He quickly became famous for helping people and gathered an important group of followers. In 153 he travelled to the capital, where he was recieved by the Emperor Visuparad IV, who became a follower too. Yemu created then an School of Magic in mount Nara, near Sakouramish, where he tought magic to disciples from all the world  and helped people from the nearby communities until he died of old age in 200 AP. He was buried in the school in a great mausoleum.    Because of their teachings and good actions he became a demi-god among the seris. A man believed to be sent by the god Abbina himself.  His teachings were adopted by many Emperors of the Sitakid dynasty. His teachings were then preached by some of his followers in other parts of Yeia. For example, in  681 the  Oronai king of Brire , Perdiccas II, became a follower of the teachings of Yemu after being converted by the seris magician Attaces, even declaring Yemu a God and establishing his teachings as the  Kingdom official religion.

  • 251 AP

    264 AP


    Campaigns of Asurlan I
    Expedition

    Asurlan I ascended to the throne in 251 AP, aged 16 after a brief civil war after the death of his father Andragoras II. He appeased the nomads, who previously had sacked the frontiers marrying the daughter of the Farai Khagan , Luci. With his eastern flank secured, he launched an expedition to the south , penetrating deeply into the dark elves territory and forcing them to pay tribute to the Seris Empire. In 249, Lashel and Swift were invaded by the Desert peoples and ask for seris intervention. The Emperor quickly deployed his army and with the help of his great general and friend, Darvush, he defeated the Desert King Sitarma II in Vanush, and entered into their capital Gomameniki declaring himself Desert King. In 235 the kingdom of Adhel requested being declared a tributary of the Empire in exchange of Seris help against the Sun Elves. Asurlan then, lead an army of 74000 men and invaded the elven realm defeating them in Elvidrin and then occupying the Elven capital Ylmhilean, forcing king Arshas to become a tributary in 264 AP .

  • 271 AP

    291 AP


    Construction of the Thousand Columns Palace
    Construction beginning/end

    Asurlan I wanted a new palace where he could spend summers living in it. With all the enormous treasures that brought to the Empire from his campaigns he designed an splendid palace complex, with beautiful gardens and blue columns, with its entrance protected by 2 great tiger statues. 
    Constructions began in 271 and the throne room and the main rooms were finished in 281. finally the gardens were  finished in 287 and the last constructions added were the great baths and the stables, in 290 AP. In total, the palace had 250 rooms, 25 fountains, a big throne room,  7 gardens, 2 temples, a library and two courtyards. Becomming the largest palacein the world. 

  • 275 AP


    Asurlan I is crowned King of Adhel
    Political event

    After the premature death of King Arshas without an heir, Asurlan I claimed the throne of Adhel. First he encountered some opposition, when a Adhel warlord name Wilus raised an army and proclaimed himself king.  Asurlan then invaded again Adhel, and in a long 4 years campaign across the country finally defeated Wilus in battle and was recognized as king.  Promising to respect Adhel customs and religion, even making offerings to their gods.   Seris Emperors would continue to be Kings of Adhel for  two centuries, until 478 AP when a massive  revolt  expulsed the Seris vicerroy and proclaimed independence. But in 495 Emperor Mithradates I invaded the country again, this time forcing it to become a tributary.

  • 527 AP


    Yüttak Ygasmaru rebels and kills Andragoras III, birth of the Yüttakid dynasty
    Political event

    To the God Abbina, the wisest, the fairest,the most merciful. (This temple) was dedicated by Emperor Yüttak, who  defeated the tyrant and restored order to the  Country with the authorization of the Supreme God, the King of all the Gods. May your grace be bestowed upon your servant and your people.
    Stele of Yüttak VIII in the temple of Abbina (528  AP)
     
    The last two centuries of the Sitakid Dyasty were full of corruption and inestability untill the country could not tolerate no more of it and a frontier general, Yüttak Ygasmaru, rebelled and killed the last Sitakid Emperor, Andragoras III, becoming the new Emperor with the name of Yüttak VIII. Yüttak quickly asserted his authority over the entire country, proclaiming himself as the restorer of the old traditions that would help the Empire recover its lost glory.  This seemed to work for a while as the Empire flourished during the following century. The Emperor built many temples to the Gods, as part of a program to ensure that they protected the country.    But he also created, unwillingly, the problems that would plague the empire for centuries to come. This was the increasing power of the military, who started to control the politics of the State, and by confering more powers to the satraps, they became increasingly autonomous, rulling their provinces as their own realms and recruiting their own armies.  The old centralized government  became de facto a feudal state, diminishing the Empire's economy and military might, yet, still it was the most powerfull state in Karia. 

Yuttakid dynasty

527 AP 795 AP

The last two centuries of the Sitakid Dyasty were full of corruption and inestability untill the country could not tolerate no more of it and a frontier general, Yüttak Ygasmaru,  rebelled and killed the last Sitakid Emperor, Andragoras III, becoming the new Emperor with the name of Yüttak VIII.

  • 527 AP


    Yüttak Ygasmaru rebels and kills Andragoras III, birth of the Yüttakid dynasty
    Political event

    To the God Abbina, the wisest, the fairest,the most merciful. (This temple) was dedicated by Emperor Yüttak, who  defeated the tyrant and restored order to the  Country with the authorization of the Supreme God, the King of all the Gods. May your grace be bestowed upon your servant and your people.
    Stele of Yüttak VIII in the temple of Abbina (528  AP)
     
    The last two centuries of the Sitakid Dyasty were full of corruption and inestability untill the country could not tolerate no more of it and a frontier general, Yüttak Ygasmaru, rebelled and killed the last Sitakid Emperor, Andragoras III, becoming the new Emperor with the name of Yüttak VIII. Yüttak quickly asserted his authority over the entire country, proclaiming himself as the restorer of the old traditions that would help the Empire recover its lost glory.  This seemed to work for a while as the Empire flourished during the following century. The Emperor built many temples to the Gods, as part of a program to ensure that they protected the country.    But he also created, unwillingly, the problems that would plague the empire for centuries to come. This was the increasing power of the military, who started to control the politics of the State, and by confering more powers to the satraps, they became increasingly autonomous, rulling their provinces as their own realms and recruiting their own armies.  The old centralized government  became de facto a feudal state, diminishing the Empire's economy and military might, yet, still it was the most powerfull state in Karia. 

  • 772 AP

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    Mithradates II ascends to the throne
    Life, Career

    Son of Yüttak X and his wife Pulla. He was born and raised in the Imperial Palace in Sakouramish . As being the eldest song he was appointed heir to the throne by his father. With 18 years he accompanied his father in a tour across the country in order to improve the image of the royal family and to gain the support of the people. One year later in 668 he was appointed general and participated with his father in a punitive expedition against the Dark Elves in the South serving with distinction.
    With the death of his father in 672, he was named Emperor but very soon he had to face severe challenges. One of his cousins, Pogomaros instigated a coup but he was discovered and fled to the South where he allied himself with the province lords promising more autonomy to them. Then, Mithradates invaded the South with an army of 40 thousand who defeated and killed Pogomaros at the battle of the Piradyn river. He then, in a gesture of clemency, he spared the lives of the satraps and returned to the North, but two years later he had to return to the South to ended another rebellion of the lords. This time, he killed the leaders but appeased the nobles granting them the autonomy they wanted in exchange of swear loyalty to him and pay the taxes .
    In the Eastern provinces he was made Hegemon ( leader) of the Elian League, proclaiming the freedom of the cities of the league and recognizing their rights.Then he married the daughter of the King of Cloudia, Rea and in 681 his first son Yuktteru was born. After this the Empire enjoyed peace and prosperity until 706 with the so called Ashi War . When half of the satraps of the North rebelled against Chancellor Ashi, who attempted to centralized again the administration of the country. His son Yükteru was named Hegemon of the Elian League after the Emperor abdication of the title. He defended the league from the attacks of the northern satraps with great success, and then joined his father in the last phase of the war and in 710 AP they defeated the noble's coalition of the Battle of Yakahara . After this the status quo between provincial nobility and the Emperor was again restored.