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Title: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Withp Returnae on January 13, 2012, 04:40:57 pm
Part I

24mya- The first creatures with a theropodal gait evolves in the jungles of Gondahuut P.
16mya- The family Duovenatus, or Jacks, emerges.
15mya- The heydays of Duovenatus. Creatures like megalopsis rule the Gondahuut jungles.
14mya- Climate catastrophe as the Bundercow Strait closes and the world cools rapidly and the jungles disappear. The adaptable diuambulandus evolves to combat the change, but larger species die out. The long age of Ice-ages and Inter-glacial periods begin and wolves move in from the north.
10mya- Jacks successfully retake dominance from the wolves. The highly intelligent, and tool using, sagaxdimidio evolves.
9mya- Jacks move into the Brundus'satu mountains.
6mya- Novus the first species on the planet to show clear signs of sapience and history changes forever.
5mya- The revolutionary discovery fire speeds up progress, somehow.
4.8mya- Novus moves right up the newly formed Gando coastline, round the Dabahuut P. and into Pangsa.
4.5mya Novus frigus evolves. It is more suited to the colder environment of Pangsa than its ancestors. They also utilise the first effective ranged weapon, the spear. This revolutionises hunting.
3mya- The worlds temperature drops to levels not seen for eons. The average world temperature is 6ºC. The Gando Sea also widends, meaning that the species is separated. Deserts form in the south while icecaps grow in the north. The species take different paths to survive. Superstes evolves in Pangsa, well adapted to the cold with an attitude to match. In the south though, the boiling deserts push the other species to the limits of its creativity and ingenuity. The species in question is Duovenatus sapiens, the future inheritors of the world.

Title: Re: Complete World History of the Oka
Post by: Withp Returnae on January 13, 2012, 04:46:38 pm
Part II
3mya-100 000b.R

3mya- Oka primitive society is still pretty simple and similar to earlier societies. A single male shares a small flock of females with a few other sub-ordinate males, usually blood-kin or close friends. They still follow the great herds, but they aren't as big as they were. Oka live far and wide to avoid competition but sometimes they meet up. This event may end in aggression, the sharing of females to avoid inter-breeding or, most commonly, the passing of ideas. This form of communication allows people to pass on often lifesaving information, not just for the benefit of their blood line, but the species as a whole. Another extremely interesting characteristic of the Oka is the way they treat the dead. Religion is now existent, thanks to their creative minds, and that brings all the superstition and big questions. One of them is of course, "Where do you go when die?".
2 980 000b.R- Temperatures start to warm and water that was frozen as ice returns to the sea. The deserts start to ebb away.
2 975 000b.R- The first tools with handles allow people to start carrying around their tools. Before, people had to use the tools they had crafted on the spot, meaning they couldn't put much time to them. But now, people can dedicate a lot of time to their crafts and tools improve.
2 970 000b.R- Sapiens start to spread up north and west. They soon reach the Brundussatu.
2 960 000b.R- As the Ice-Age mega fauna of Pangsa start to migrate north to escape the warming temperatures an rising waters, superstes follows their prey. The road starts to go downhill for the species.
2 940 000b.R- Sapiens cross the Dabahuut P.
2 935 000b.R- The first cave paintings and other physical manifestations of religion. Mythology has been a ever present concept in the swirling mess of the Oka's mind, but it will be now on that it will take on its physical form.
2 933 000b.R- The spear thrower, or atlatl is first used on the eastern hills of the Brundussatu.
2 930 000b.R- Sewing is invented on the Gando coast. This is very useful for moving valuable objects. Trade routes now pop up as the act becomes more easy.
2 900 000 000b.R- A sub species of the Oka pops up in Pangsa, sapiens oriens. They are taller and bulkier than their Gondan cousins and better adapted to the cold. Their expanse is from the Tarish Mountains, up the northern plains and all the way to the Jummut P. There ar various ethnic groups depending on the area. The most important are the Tarish, Karan, Daban, Targon, Shiou and Yummentine.   
2 898 000b.R- The first bolas is used in hunting in the Gondahuut P. This is almost more effective than the western spear thrower.
2 895 000b.R- Sapiens mons evolve in the Brundussatu Mountains. This stocky race live in the southern areas of the mountain range.
2 890 000b.R- The obsidian culture appears in the eastern parts of the Brundussatu. They are expert stone knappers, and specialize in obsidian.
2 888 000b.R- The slave trade culture starts up on the West Gando coast.
2 880 000b.R- A culture quite different from others rises in Tarish areas. The warring one. Paleolithic Tarish practice endemic and ritual warfare and other forms of organized violence. It is used as right of passage or as an offering. It is not exactly proper warfare but that is set to change.
2 800 000b.R- World population rises to 1000million.
2 700 000b.R- The Isgalog, or Duovenatus ishgalog evolves. Their origin is unclear and it is also unsure if they are an actual species or a subspecies but once again they are set to change the world once again. They are not as hairy as other subspecies though, and are surprisingly tall, at 1.9.
2 660 000b.R- With the proclamation of the first grand Priestess Ushlakluum, the Ishgalog empire is founded. It is compromised of various family tribes bound together by honor, or conquest, to serve under the name of Ushlakluum.
2 660 080b.R- 3 generations after it was founded, the Ishgalog Empire starts its first military campaign against the "lower beings" aka, the Karan tribedoms. The organized and massive armies of the first unified society washed away the Karans old territory.
2 660 120b.R- The Ishagalog Empire reaches its maximum size. It stretches from its heart in the Jummut P. to the Targon valleys in the North to the foot of the Tarish mountains in the East, where they are held of by the Tarish's powerful warrior-chiefs.
2 660 500b.R- In the face of the Ishgalog threat, the spread out Tarish tribes to hold the very first Tarish Council. There they decide who will become the High Chief. Under the power and and wisdom of the High Chief, the Tarish should be safe in their unity.
2 660 600b.R- Karan tribes, unified for a short time, attempt to overthrow their Ishgalog overlords. A long and bloody guerrilla war starts in the Vuilara Mountains.
2 660 598b.R- The murder of the High Priestess sends the Empire into disarray.
2 660 556b.R- The Kara Unity overthrows the Ishgalog Empire from their territory.
2 660 554b.R- The Kara Unity breaks apart, but many tribes decide to pledge loyalty to other tribes in times of war.
2 660 400b.R- The Ishgalog Empire falls apart back to individual tribes from various factors.
2 500 000b.R- Obsidan trade route between the central desert nomads and Eastern Brundussatu obsidian knappers start.
2 300 000b.R- Sapiens mons reaches the Skytukhon rainforest.
2 000 000b.R- World population reaches 3000million.
1 970 000b.R- One of the most important inventions in the entire history of the Oka, the boat. It is first used around the Northern Gondan coast.
1 970 500b.R- The invention of the boat spreads to Pangsa and the southern areas of Gondahuut.
1 971 000b.R- Sapiens reach most of the near coast islands.
1 975 000b.R- Boats advance by miles. The first Gondan-Tarish trade route by sea starts up.
1 956 000b.R- Sapiens reach the sub continent of Fillimotakut. Here, animals who have never had the chance to adapt to these super predators face extinction in the face of the Oka.
1 940 000b.R- 60% of all of the unique beaked animals die out in the face of Oka hunting. 
1 800 000b.R- Primitive attempts of domestication in Gondahuut. Sections of herds are rounded up and rigorously broken. Tribesmen would then lead their cattle to the best pastures and protect them from predators. This is a fundamentally change in the way people live and more importantly, eat. People can now have an almost certain supply of food. The age of the nomadic herders is ushered in and the hunter gather way of life ends in most parts of the Gondahuut.
1 790 000b.R- Another revolutionary invention that goes hand in hand with the domestication revolution in Gondahuut, the wheel. Long distance travel is made easy. This also allows the invention of the sail and with that the further colonizations of far off islands.
1 760 000b.R- The invention of sailing and the wheel reaches Pangsa.
1 700 000b.R- Pangsa has its own domestication revolution, but with different purposes. The domestication of wolves and other predators to help in hunting.
1 650 000b.R- The domestication of wolves reaches the west.
1 400 000b.R- A particularly bad ice age causes horrible drought in Gondahuut.
1 390 000b.R- The ice age ends.
1 000 000b.R- A large period of global warming starts. The world population reaches 8000million.
800 000b.R- Superstes, which has been restricted to the northern ice fields for hundreds of thousands of years, finally dies out.
750 000b.R- A new type of culture emerges in Gondahuut. Some of the nomadic herders settle down to semi-settled lives. The move onto lush new pastures for their herds, create temporary dwellings and their simply wait until the area has been striped. They then move on to the next feeding grounds.
730 000b.R- It is thought that the very first completely settled people emerge here. These people live on the smaller islands, where it is impossible to live of domesticated herds or hunt the wild animals. These people excel in boat crafting and are one of the few people to use efficiently the smaller breeds of domesticated animals.   
700 000b.R- The semi-settled herders make the discovery that sets the course to the modern era. Farming. Setting sow to the seeds of the grasses that feed your cattle next to your house and then tending to them means that your animals no longer need to migrate to new pastures for food. The first non-nomadic cultures arise in Gondahuut P, where the most fertile plains are found.
695 000b.R- The settled way of life extends up the Gando coast and westwards to the Brundussatu hills.
690 000b.R- Being settled and growing your own crops and rearing cattle brings up new concepts. Such as "ownership". People may want what you have and may try to take through force. Non-ritual warfare springs up across the Gando coast.
650 000b.R- Metals. Metals are extremely useful compared to stone, they are much more malleable, sharper and much more lighter and are often prized for their beautiful. The era of metals is ushered into the Gondahuut. Copper is first utilized in some southern villages as decorative.
649 000b.R- The art of metal craft spreads to Pangsa.
648 000b.R- Copper knives are used as sacrificial knives.
645 000b.R- Tin deposits discovered in the Tarish mountains.
640 000b.R- Large permanent structures start popping up in Ishgalog areas. These structures are temples and resting places for the dead. While most people are still hunter-gatherers in Pangsa, the caretakers and Priestesses live permanently in the temples. During certain religious festivals, the temple's population swell temporarily.
632 000b.R- Bronze is invented in the Gondahuut Peninsula thanks to the copper-tin trade routs popping up, which is becoming a population center of the world. Bronze is much more durable than copper or tin and has more uses than the two.
630 000b.R- Cattle are now being farmed in Pangsa. The farming revolution and the eventual settlement of the Karans and Ishgalog quickly follows. The Tarish though still live their hunter-warrior lives.
610 000b.R- There are now three types of society in the Gondahuut: pastoralist nomads, farming villages and now city states. These are much larger villages, who are often more prepared for defensively than other villages. They also have a different form of government, a primitive form of monarchy.
590 000b.R- The Karans and the Ishgalog settle down too. The Karans come up with a society based on a rudimentary form of feudalism. Each lord’s, or Karlor, territory is split up between their sons, who engage in a form of large scale endemic warfare to capture land from his brother. Below them are warriors of high status who are given land in return for service and then peasants who are allowed to live and herd on the warriors also in return for service. But all the sons and their subjects must answer to the Karlor in time of war. The Ishgalog Empire is back, if in a smaller form, under the reighns of various priestesses, have captured a massive are of the Jimmut Peninsula from nomadic tribes. They rule with an iron grip and under the one name of the Emperor/Priestess, they have a large organized army. The Brunduscens though, are still stuck in the Stone Age.
580 000b.R- An ice age makes living in the now drought stricken Gondahuut very difficult. This may have sparked the era of violence and war waging that will plague the area for hundreds of years. It is now a time in history which is called the "The Age of a Thousand Warring Kingdoms".
576 000b.R- The era of violence ends. Thousands die and in the end only around 100 states are left, each one controlling various other cities which they had captured, killed the captured city's royal family and took control of their land.
572 000b.R- This is the end of an era. Prehistory is coming to an end in Gondahuut. The first written records are carved into temple walls and bones. They may be prays, stories or trade records. The Brundus Empire may never find out, as Ancient Gondan may never be translated.
But one thing is known. Information transfer and progress speeds up to hyperspeed from now on. Huge empires will rise on the foundations of these small scriblings and history has not only changed, but started.

Title: Re: Complete World History of the Oka
Post by: Withp Returnae on January 13, 2012, 04:49:36 pm
572 000b.R-30 864b.R

572 000b.R- Scripture, ancient Gondan to be exact was used in the ancient empires that were founded by the surviving kindoms of the Age of a Thousand Warring Kingdoms.  Ancient Gondan was a logography-based language. It seems to be fairly simple but despite its primitiveness, it will go a long way.
570 000b.R- Ancient Gondan has progressed to include a syllabary, which means it is no longer a logography but a proper language with a basic alphabet. This allows for much more complex and complete sentences which means even more information transfer.
569 500b.R- A modified form of Ancient Gondan is in use by Tarish tribes who find them selves under the Influence of the Gondan Kingdoms.
568 040b.R- aproximate date of the birth of Kinglo.
568 022b.R- A Tarish chieftan named Kinglo secretly murders high chief Jasfus and claims that his dying wish was to put him in power. By corrupting the church and a series of propaganda programs and threats, he manages to convince that he himself is the son of the War God, and so him himself. He spreads new religious teachings related to warfare, especially the one that you can only reach the afterlife of the Sun through glory on the battlefield. He also claims that the Gondans, despite them having an affulent trade history and being decently close friends, are the servents of demons and subsequently, enemies.
568 021b.R- Kinglo leads an attack on Ringod's colony city Dowrefla. After a 2 day siege, they burn the city to the ground. Later, after months of planning, Kinglo then sends a fleet of longships to the island of Yabahuut. But news had gotten through. There waiting for them was a force of Ringod spear and bolas men. But the Tarish out numbered them and eventually the Ringod soldiers retreat to a nearby fort, where they manage to hold them of until night. The Tarish tribesmen camp out near the coast. But a night time assult though causes dissary after the attackers set fire to the camp. A full assult then took place soon after. The Tarish forces, unprepared, were massacared. The remaining fled by boat while those who remained to fight were taken down by spearmen. In the midst of the mess, Kinglo is severly injured. He is rushed home but dies on the boat trip. His ,still unborn, nephew replaces him, as his only son was a misscarrige.
568 012b.R- Kinglo's nephew, Lukanikanis, reaches maturity and takes the crown.
568 006b.R- Lukanikanis attempts to throw the Gondans out of their homeland and starts a campaign with religious backgrounds. Thousands flock to fill the ranks of his armies.
567 999b.R- Lukanikanis' son takes over him after his death.
567 948b.R- Lukanikanis' great grandson leads an attack once again on the island Yabahuut. After an almost week long seige, the island is taken.
567 800b.R- Various Gondan kingdoms finally declare total war on their Tarish enemies. Yabahuut is taken quickly taken, along with various costal territories.
567 750b.R- By now, the Gondan campaigns have ment that the Tarish kingdom has receded from most of the east areas of the Talam rng.
566 600b.R- The Ringod Empire discoveres the secrets of Iron. This metal is the most advanced of its time, and gives it an upper hand in the battlefield. This major advantage means that military campaigns are awarded with huge swaths of land. This, combined with the Ringod's Empire superior military mind, General Hassledoor XVIII, means that in just around 15 years, almost 40 minor kindoms are wiped out. The Ringod becomes the most powerful and largest of the Gondan empires. But, as this once well guarded secret spreads out, their power decresses. But they are still a formidable foe to the other empires, especially their neibourghs Uondon and Gandad.
566 570b.R- Uondon and Gandad form an alliance to protect themselves from Ringod.
566 549b.R- Uondon and Gandad take their alliance to a new level. They merge their empires together into one, large, easily defendable and intimidating Valv Empire, with Hon III as their single leader.
566 530b.R- Iosif declares war on the Valv Empire. After a series of furious battles, they manage to claim south Iosif. Iosif proposes a peace treaty.
566 500b.R- Ringod proposes an, if one sided, alliance to the small Island Kingdom of Hukuud. They accept, knowing their small, undefended nation would be next on the Valv's list.
566 490b.R- Valv forces storm the Hukuud capital. Mass exodus to mainland. In response, Ringod attacks Valv's northern borders, aided by their advanced iorn weapons.
566 470b.R- The Valv Empire has been losing its war in the north, but they have full taken Hukuud.
566 477b.R- A treaty to provide troops for tribute is proposed between Ringod and the large Tarish tribedom of Tarnaksofth. A whole caravan worth of iron weapons, slaves and women is offered. Tarnaksofth accepts and sends an army of almost 10 000 over.
566 476b.R- A huge siege against the Valv city Uosind comenses. The Ringod army, aided by the Tarnaksofth, manage to capture the city and the surrounding province. Valv propose a peace treaty to the Ringod.
566 450b.R- The Valv have developing more advanced large ranged weapons, especially boat mounted ballistas and catapults.
566 400b.R- The Valv Empire breaks the peace treaty and successfully attacks a Ringod coastal trade city in a naval assault, using the new large scale ranged weapons to their advantage.
566 390b.R- Tarnaksofth breaks the alliance with Ringod as their troops get caught in a one sided war.
566 286b.R- The hundred year war between Ringod and Valv finally comes to an end after 104 years ,and almost 30 000 bodies, when Valv forses, led by General Fukrinask, capture the Ringod capital of Uoninisid. By so doing, the Ringod empire's territory comes under Valv rule.
560 000b.R- The Ishgalog Empire individually discoveres iron. This gives it a huge advantage over the Karan Karlors.

Title: Re: Complete World History of the Oka
Post by: UFO King on January 14, 2012, 05:23:29 pm
Oka, not O'ka? Did your apostrophe key wear out?

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Withp Returnae on January 15, 2012, 07:34:59 am
Thanks for pointing that out  ;)
I decided to add in apostrophes after I posted this.

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Bard on January 15, 2012, 02:28:09 pm
But... but you just showed that the apostrophe is meaningless!

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Withp Returnae on January 15, 2012, 02:51:06 pm
Ack, have you even read the O'ka's topic? The apostrophe is there only as guide to pronunciation!
It means instead of pronouncing as you would in english, you pronounce it in that syllable order
eg: the word for demon is turoovinfa. But pronouncing it as: tur-oov-in-fa would be wrong and in fact could be mistaken for something entirely different. The correct way to say it would be Turoh-oh-vin-fA, so I replace the - with '.
You understand now, no?

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Bard on January 15, 2012, 04:29:50 pm
Yea, I knew. Just giving you a hard time.

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Withp Returnae on January 15, 2012, 05:32:00 pm
what now O.O
anywho, first part completed, second part pending, maybe for monday or tuesday

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Yuu on January 15, 2012, 06:54:04 pm
Kinda like the different Chinese dialects, huh?

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Withp Returnae on January 16, 2012, 09:54:23 am
I don't know much about chinese languages...
Maybe ???

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Yuu on January 16, 2012, 11:03:36 pm
A single word can have several meanings depending on how you say them, basically.

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: UFO King on January 17, 2012, 02:47:31 am
That's called a tonal language. Má, mà, mā... Rising, falling, and steady pitch give different meanings. Vietnamese is notorious with this.

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Yuu on January 17, 2012, 03:31:01 am
It's actually quite common across South East Asia.

Personally speaking, the Tagalog Language alone has quite a number. For example, "Tubo" can mean "grow", "pipe", or "profit" depending on how its spoken.

Though, yeah, the mainland languages pretty much take the cake.

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Withp Returnae on January 19, 2012, 07:25:02 pm
May I please remind you that this is a history topic not a language topic. You can find a language topic in general kosmosis thank you. Same goes for my civilisation thread.

Title: Re: Complete World History of the O'ka
Post by: Withp Returnae on January 23, 2012, 11:00:42 am
Well, it took a long time but I've finally finished Part II