Quatria

The Five Kingdoms of Kremel

An Introduction

Tim Boucher
Dec 19, 2018 · 3 min read

Where is Kremel?

Kremel is the generalized name of a former peninsular landmass in the South Pantarctican Sea, which was subject to subsidence flooding during the Lesser Upheaval event of 20,139 T.C.E., and which vanished beneath the floodwaters shortly thereafter.


Etymology

The word Krem-el is derived from the Ancient Proto-Kremellian term for citadel, reflecting the stonework fortification around which the larger City of Kremel formed, and for which the surrounding principality was named, as well as the peninsula as a whole. The term is also less commonly used to indicate the Wall of Kremel which separated the south-east portion of that lush province from the harsh desert and its roving denizens beyond.


Pre-Historic Tribes

In the pre-historic period, it is said that over a hundred different tribes co-inhabited the Kremellian peninsula at different times more or less peacefully for several millennia. Though their names and make-ups changed over time, the major ancient tribal groups of Kremel were:

  • Fisher
  • Fire
  • Stone
  • Cart
  • Arrow
  • Feather
  • Song

Colonial Period

During the ascendancy of the Song tribe, which originally hailed from the mountain lakes region of the province of Cannaxus, a flotilla of four foreign ships appeared on the horizon. Apart from simple fishing vessels, the people of the Kremellian peninsula at that time were not sea-goers. Evidently, the foreign ships had been drawn hither somehow because of the incredible music which was an integral part of the religious life of the Song tribe. It was said they heard it all the way in their homeland over the seas.


Pentarchy

The height of medieval Kremellian culture saw the consolidation of tribal power around the hubs of the former Four Colonies, which became cities under that new order. During this period, Ur-Holmat fractured into Holmat and Edebia, and the Twin Cities of Edebia were founded (one on each side of the Edebian Passage). The Fire tribe was extinguished by the Stone and Arrow tribes, and the Feather tribe driven off over the Wall and mountains and into the harsh deserts southeast of the peninsula.

Quatria

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Quatria

Tim Boucher

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Quatrian immigrant & history buff

Quatria

Quatria

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Quatria

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