A Brief History of Foulthdoun
*A Brief History of Foulthdoun *Subject to future renovation =)
Although many experts and historians have attempted to place a relative date on the period of Foulthdoun’s colonization, most disagree. It is, however, agreed the day dawned a strenuously long period ago.
0 – Zero
Savage lore tells of a pilgrimage from a distant region plagued by famine, disease, and war resulting in Foulthdoun’s first inhabitants. In efforts rake away the leaves of their former land’s fall, time was reset to the year 0.
Despite the broad array of Savage races and deities, the native inhabitants formed small hamlets and villages throughout the plains. Initially living through the use of primitive agricultural technique, the Savages reaped the benefits of the dirt. Through time, innovations of farming, magical, mechanical, and structural advancements slowly accumulated. For many, many centuries, few scuttles occurred amongst neighboring homesteads, thorp, and villages. However, as populations of Savage grew, tension followed.
It is in this year that the rigid social rules governing Savage interaction are determined definite. As incidents of Orcan tribes pillaging Kobold lairs in the mountains west of the Plesuinteul River, the Kobold’s formed a highly effected allegiance with the Ogre populations. No longer were the meek raped with the brutality of the Orcan blade.
2553-2586 — The Polyhethan War
Conflict once again erupts amongst the Savages; factions fade as quickly as the form. The general population of all Savage races begins to decline at startling rates.
2587 —- Pilgrimage
It shall be noted that in the year of 2587 the first Human colony congregated upon the Eastern shores of Foulthdoun. Early human settlers shared positive relations with local Savage tribes. Most humans were initially empathetic to the Savages’ distraught state of existence. Some experts and historians believe these early humans had fled their native lands in efforts to flee a tyrannical dictator’s reign of terror.
Due to the low amounts of resources in terms of both populous and those from the soil of Foulthdoun, several tribes of Orcs band together in efforts to raid the village of Englethornp, the first human settlement. During such raids hundreds of blood thirsty Orcs would plunder into the center of town after selecting several humans for sacrificial rituals. The humans were frequently eaten alive by three – four Orc warriors. It is generally assumed the orc warriors participating were of high rank, and greatly honored for their cannibalistic tendencies.
2588- – 2598 – Red Tides
After ten more years of angst and conflict, The Polyhethan War finally draws curtains. The Orc population has been reduced to little more than 1,000 citizens. Of these 1,000, there are rougly 15-20 loosely affiliated bands and tribes. While the Kobolds suffered even more extensive slaughter, in combination with the Ogres, they reduced the power of the Orcs to that a paraplegic hippie-faggot. Most Kobolds took their Ogre brethren deep into mines and caverns within the mountains. Of course, many have independent subcultures within dungeons and caves throughout Foulthdoun.
It should also be noted that during this period of population recession, the human utilized this opportunity to further fortify and expand their province.
2599 – 2963 – Silence
During the era known as silence, their were few incidents of human- Savage interaction. In fact, Savage sighting were a rarity. Between the Period 2634 and 2723 it was popularly believe the Savage races’ conflict had ultimately lead to their demise. However, in 2724, there were several reports of Savage sighting. There was no conflict between humans and savage during this period. This is speculated to be largely due to the humans staying to on the far eastern shore of Foulthdoun and the Savages inhabiting the frigid and rarely forgiving regions west of the Plesuinteul River. Also, the Savage races had not yet acquired a distast for humans where as their hatred amongst one another was of monumental proportions.
- As the years increased, as did the number of pilgrims journeying from distant lands to the bustling city of Englethorp. The estimated population towards the end of the Silence era is estimated around 15,400 humans. The estimate population of elves, half elves, and gnomes is estimated to be less than 600. The Dwarven population is unknown. However, it is suspected that by this period they had began small hamlets in the eastern mountains.
- The Plesuinteul River
In the year of 2963, Plesuinteul Orcan faction was brutally slain by the Ooulrr, a radical faction of Ogre and Kobold allegiance. According to the accounts of a human trapper on the eastern banks of the Plesuinteul River, “Bannished shall be the Savage from an otherwise perfect land uv ‘ours. Before the Orcs were shackled and thrown to the smutty carnivorous reptilian creatures wading just beyond the shore.. thair ahrms were brhoken.. defenseless… The waters of the river changed rhed for three weeks… as if Foulthdoun mourned the loss of a small piece of itself..” Thus, in honor of the fallen Orcs, trapper Jiul Rtiun dubbed it the Plesuinteul river.
2964-3002 – Blandish
There is little of historical relevance or importance aside from the exponentially increasing city of Englethorp.
3003 – Fellowship Council Federation
It is in the year of the Fellowship Council that a outbound ship from the mainland was followed to the shores of Englethorp. The militia on board attempted to overthrow the city, however, their coup was unsuccessful. This is the first recorded incident of the Pilgrims’ unpleasant past brandishing itself upon the shores of Foulthdoun.
The tyrannical empire is know as the Fellowship Council Federation.