History of Esonice

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Early History

Esonian agricultural revolution (6500-3600 B.C)

With the arrival of the agricultural revolution to Esonice, and methods of farming the fertile soils of the islands and domestication of various plants. Many nomadic groups started to transition from hunter-gatherers to sedentary tribal societies, settling down on the lowlands and rivers of the islands, including flat lands between mountains; with the mass adoption of agricultural practices by much of the inhabitants. The three most populated areas were the Juraban coast, Velisian flatlands, and the Northern coast and lake Gamari.

Following the end of the 7th millennium B.C, small villages with buildings and huts made of stone, clay, bamboo and wood started to form as people cluttered together into communities with each being unique in its own way. Those villages, it is believed, usually had on average from 50 to 200 inhabitants that all partook in farming, hunting or other activities important to the community such as building, cooking and caretaking. Spiritual beliefs of the people also shaped. Each village had its own ari spirit that protected them from mora (demons/monsters), mishi (apparitions/ghosts), and other perceived evils. And also blessed the people of the community with good harvests and luck. Shrines dedicated to those ari, like in modern times were in the heart of the villages where most of the daily gossip, trade and gathering was. Leadership in those villages varied. Some villages held votes where the community elected a group of people, usually elders, to keep the village stable and manage resources. While other villages had usually one, or two influential families that held a lot of the farmlands that belonged to the village. Some villages it is also believed had theocratic leadership where the village shaman had power.

Around 5200 B.C, the first farming animal in Esonice was domesticated, the Esonian wild boar. Bones of a pig were found by archaeologists in the Velisian flatlands dating back to 5147 B.C, and this is where it is believed the Esonian wild boar was domesticated and spread to other regions of the Esonian islands. Following the domestication of the Esonian wild boar, the earliest signs of conflict were found. Small scale wars were fought over pigs and other resources including food, often resulting in pillaging and looting of villages involved. Later on the domestication of the Esonian cow took place in 4100 B.C.

Rise of clans (3600-2500 B.C)

First kingdoms period

Rise of the Ikari clan

Ikari period

Rule of the five tyrants

Sakiyomo Sakiyone period

Demise of the Ikari empire

Dance of terror

Recovery

Second kingdoms period

Arrival of the horse lords

Horse lords period

Rise of Liana

Quest for freedom

Demise of the horse lords