History of the Tyveric People
Speculation of the origin of the Tyveric People (Pre 1234 CE)
Legend speaks of the Tyveric people coming from the sea to Aesmund after the Acmorian Winter that plagued the world. There are many speculations of where the Tyverics came from, but the Tyveric people would say that their ancestors were the survivors of the a great cataclysm, that forced them from their home. Tales are told of how a large tidal wave and earthquakes swallowed the island of their ancestors. Many claim that the Tyveric people are the remnants of the fabled Moluccian people (Molycien in an old dialect of Tyveric).
Early writings of the period written by the first generation of Tyverics who landed on Aesmund often spoke of a great city of the sea and advanced technology that was lost. Such technology was spoken of in poems and songs were of ships of the sky to ships of the depths of the ocean. Today archeologists speculate that the mentioned ships of the sky and depths are primitive hot air balloons and wooden subs, both being the first ever invented. Tales and legends written by both cultures of northeastern Abezin and the northern coastal regions of northern Kijian Hian mention a people of the sea who conducted trade and taught the natives, but always returned to the sea.
The Founding of Tyveria and the Times of Peace (1234 CE – 1295)
Upon landing on the shores of southern coast of central Aesmund, the people called themselves Molyciens. They were described by the local populations as demons or men sent from the sea gods to punish them. They were thought of being supernatural due to their multi-color eyes and advanced weapons and armor such as double crossbows and chain and plate armor. The Molycien people interacted with their neighbors including the Marauders of Western Sjertiva, who named the newcomers the “Tjhavrik” or “outsiders”. The name spread as the Marauders traded and sailed the Cidalian and eventually the Molycien people were called the Tjhavrik. This name started to be used more and more commonly because the name Tjharvik spread a lot faster than Molycien. The younger generations started to refer to themselves as Tyhavric and eventually the name evolved to Tyveric. Despite the name Tjharvik and Tyveric spreading and being more commonly used, the true pureblooded Molyciens still never called themselves by their new name.
The Molycien people settled down and set up their new capital as Tyveria, after their name given by the native population.
Expansion of Trade and the Growing Tensions Between Natives (1296 CE – 1338)
For the next couple of decades, trade flourished as the Molycien population started to increase rapidly and productivity increased along with it. Walled cities were built to protect their cities and merchant fleets were made, traveling the Cidalian Ocean and interacting with other cultures such as the Torentines on Danetia. But as their wealth grew, so did the hate of the native populations. Observing the wealth of the now called “invaders” and how it was their land. Raids against Molycien towns and villages happened more and more frequently along with raiding of Molycien merchant ships (which almost never was a success). Tensions grew as the two people started to cut trade with one another.