Zoraï, the New Beginning¶
From 2481 the kitins set out on a crusade to obliterate all traces of hominkind. Many homins were able to escape through teleportation `rainbows' leading to safe haven in the Prime Roots of faraway lands. Kami and Karavan forces did their best to give homins safe conduct to the rainbows until these too were destroyed by kitins.
Homins caught in the old lands could but flee into the wilds where they were forced to live nomadic lives in constant fear of kitin attack. In the Prime Root sanctuary, meanwhile, homins had no choice but to learn to tolerate other races and make do until the Karavan could reassure them that the kitins no longer presented a threat.
The period known as the New Beginning marks the beginning of a new era and spans three generations from the resurfacing from the sanctuary of the Prime Root caverns to present day times.
Resurfacing from Prime Root sanctuary after Karavan assurance that kitins no longer present a threat.
Take possession of the jungle lands.
Witherings explored. Great sage, Fung-Tun, directs Zoraï leader, Hoi-Cho, to a place of high magnetism where the capital city of Zora is raised in memory of the multitudes who died in Zoran, the devastated capital of the old lands. Zora, in the absence of walls which so cruelly prevented Zoraïs from escaping kitin mandibles in Zoran, is built in hollows in the bark to allow for better defense in anticipation of kitin attack.
Karavan seal Prime Root entrances and forbid their opening. Taking advantage of the turmoil, they try to impose their teachings.
Sacred communion reestablished with Kamis. Hoi-Cho institutes a week of fasting in remembrance of the dead in the old lands as well as to commemorate the Prime Roots years which left them bereft of Kami enlightenment. Remembrance Week begins on the week leading up to the winter solstice during which Zoraïs fast between sunrise and sunset.
Company of the Eternal Tree, an Ancient pro-Kami tribe, reformed.
Ancient multiracial guild of Atrium Keepers reformed. Hoi-Cho has encounters with Ma-Duk, the Lord of the Kamis.
Region of Cities of Intuition explored, cleaned of goo and made relatively safe.
Hoi-Cho refuses adherence to Karavan teachings.
Kamis intervene whenever Karavan tries to punish Zoraïs for fighting goo instead of gathering raw materials for them.
Ancient pro-Kami Guild of Cho reformed by Hoi-Cho to spread word of Ma-Duk. Tribe of the Icon Worshipers reformed.
Karavan alters banished from Zoraï towns.
On Kami demand, the Zoraï tribe of the Sacred Sap move into Fleeting Garden in Matis lands to watch over Kamis sanctuary.
Arrival of first refugees from road of exodus leading from old lands. Welcome structure set up to promote integration of Zoraï refugees in new society.
Act of Integration allowing homins to rejoin their own civilization.
Creation of Safe Zone; camps of Qai Lo, Men Xing, Sheng Wo, Koi Zun and Yin Piang established to welcome and train Zoraï refugees.
Village of Jen-Lai founded.
Influx of refugees from the road of exodus begins to drop.
Villages of Hoi-Cho and Min-Cho founded, named after spiritual leaders of before and after the Great Swarming.
Legendary fighter Leng Cheng-Ho arrives from old lands with new methods of combat. He shared the road of the exodus with great fighters of other peoples collectively known as the guild of the Force of Fraternity.
First outposts set up.
Kitin presence detected in Aeden Aqueous, then in Maiden Grove.
Pact of Mutual Assistance (PMA) signed by Hoi-Cho, Yasson, Leanon and Mac'Darrell to fight conjointly against kitins.
Contingents of Zoraïs established on every continent.
Guild of the Force of Fraternity embark on campaign (to h2. 2492) of mixed homins to rid new homin lands of hostile kitins.
New trade routes traced and opened into foreign lands.
Guild of Carriers founded.
Members of guild of Force of Fraternity rejoin their own countries after their two year campaign against the kitins.
Beginning of exploration of Prime Roots.
First sightings of higher gibbais in region of the Void.
Leng Cheng-Ho killed by kitins while saving the young Matis prince, Yrkanis in the region of Savage Dunes.
The grand sage Hoi-Cho openly officially questions role of the Kamis in the great design of Ma-Duk rejects Jena as Kami Superior. He begins his writings of his encounters with Ma-Duk, the true Lord of the Kamis. Multiracial Guild of Elias gains in popularity throughout homin lands.
Kitins reappear but kept in check with new methods of combat handed down by the guild of Force of Fraternity.
Guild of Elias, portrayed as a sect against the church of Jena, is banished by Karavan.
Mercenary tribes and bandits fuel feeling of antagonism for personal gain. General feeling of insecurity at border zones.
Matis chord of discontent over what they see as Zoraï occupation in Fleeting Garden.
Zoraï-Matis summit. Hoi-Cho signs Trade Treaty with Matis King.
Fyro-Tryker Trade Agreement.
Matis revocation of Edict of Four Peoples (signed in Prime Roots in h2. 2481).
Turnpikes established on trade routes under Matis authority.
Fyros use Zoraï routes to avoid paying their way through Matis territory.
Much unrest against Fyros merchant camps set up along trade roads in Witherings.
Hoi-Cho, accompanied by Mabreka, son of Lin Cheng-Ho, travels to Pyr to negotiate better control over Fyros presence in Witherings.
Hoi-Cho and Leanon sign Pact of Alliance in the name of the Kamis.
Autumn War between Tryker and Matis in Lagoons of Loria.
Dexton leads Fyros contingent through Zoraï lands with the intention to reinforce Tryker front. Hoi-Cho warns him of the danger of all out warfare.
Dexton captured by Matis tribe.
Young Mabreka Cheng-Ho proposes his aid in the name of his father who sacrificed his life for the Matis prince, Yrkanis, in h2. 2493. Mabreka orchestrates release of Dexton.
Peace Treaty signed at Watergate Border Post in Lagoons of Loria by Hoi-Cho, Yasson, Leanon and Mac'Darrell over Lagoons of Loria which becomes free territory.
Masters of the Goo tribe established in the region of the Void.
Disorder follows death of Hoi-Cho who leaves no heir. End of Cho dynasty.
Old sage, Fung-Tun becomes leader of the Zoraïs in spite of growing popularity of the young Mabreka Cheng-Ho who challenges fervently rejects Kami supremacy as the instrument of Jena. Fung-Tun reinstates Jena as Kami Superior and banishes Mabreka who finds refuge in Pyr.
Hamazans of the Dead Seed tribe first implemented in Witherings to combat goo worshippers.
Slavery accepted on continent of Witherings to combat the goo.
Surtax imposed on Fyros goods passing through Verdant Heights.
Fyros pass through Zoraï lands to continue trade with Trykers.
Fire caused on Zoraï lands by Fyros travelers, Fung-Tun order closure of trade routes.
Tryker tribe of the Shadow Runners establish camp in Witherings.
Fung-Tun corrupted by the goo.
Fung-Tun becomes insane.
Skirmishes between Fyros and Zoraï at frontier.
Mabreka fights in the ranks of Dexton to fend off Matis attacks in Sawdust Mines.
Mabreka returns from Pyr with proposition of peace treaty amid great acclaim.
Fung-Tun deposed, Mabreka elected as spiritual leader of the Zoraïs by the council of sages . Mabreka takes name of Mabreka Cho to rekindle the spirit of the Cho dynasty. Fyros and Zoraï sign pact of alliance in case of Matis attack.
Pro-Karavan tribe of the Black Circle begins activity.
Kamis banished from Matis lands.
Matis prince, Yrkanis, given exile in Zora (till h2. 2512) in exchange for promise of resumed trade if he bids successfully for Matis throne.
Invention of special armor.
First signs of kitins in Knot of Dementia.
Zoraïs and Fyros join forces to combat kitins (to h2. 2513).
Peace treaty signed at Fairhaven by Mabreka, Dexton, Wyler, and Yrkanis.
Summit of Hoi-Cho, four homin powers (Yrkanis, Dexton, Mabreka and Wyler) sign Free Trade Agreement to establish free movement of merchants in all homin territories.
Ratification of Homin Rights Act first instigated by Tryker Council.
Year of the Goo; outbreak of the goo contaminates lands and fauna.
Fire brought by the Fyros rages out of control but destroys last goo hotspots.
Tribe of the Tutors founded.
First ruins discovered in Prime Roots.
The descendants of the destitute multitudes who never found the rainbows in time, each day come to swell their populations.