|Regions with significant populations|
|Marai languages, Gaullican|
|Sotirianity and Marai religion|
The Marai peoples are an ethnolinguistic group of indigenous peoples of the Asterias. They mainly inhabit Satucin, but populations are also found in x.
Preclassic period (c. 2000 BS - 100 AD)
-basically period of civilisation, creating language, codifying religion, etc.
Classic period (c. 100 AD - 800 AD)
-golden age, expansion of urban centres (relatively small, but with sophisticated links between numerous ones forming proto-states)
-'colonisation' of coastal areas of the Arucian. Colonies and 'mother cities' tend to remain highly linked, rely upon each other
Postclassic period (c. 800 AD - 1526 AD)
-Various causes given for decline, but none fully accepted
-Some colonies begin to fail without support, while others are forced to sever dependence
Post-Assiman period (1526 AD - 1900 AD)
-Contact with Gaullicans iffy, but a few city-states are coerced into accepting Gaullican sovereignty
-Disease decimates urban centres, with some being abandoned and soon used by Gaullican settlers
-Some urban centres survive, eventually merge with new Gaullican cities (Aneville + Ngatana -> Gaton)
-Complex relations with other natives. They are viewed by the other natives as too Gaullican, and by the Gaullicans as too native.
-Big split between coastal and interior Marai culturally
-largely Sotirian. Interior Marai tend to be more evangelical, syncretistic, and adhere to traditional rituals and the traditional religion.