Arga Midia

Of the division of the Tribes of Arque

By the Beginning of the Midian age the tribes of the two land masses had begun to grow in very different ways.
The tribes of Pangea had settled in small villages and settlements and formed societies based around hunting herding and agriculture. The family or clan was the  basis of this society and Clan loyalty was prized most highly of all. Disputes between tribes were settled at great council meetings. Unsolvable disagreements were settled by single combat, so there were very few mass battles. Those who committed crimes against the Clan or the tribe lost all rights and were sold into slavery.

Across the Oceans the tribes of Gargantua had followed a different path. There were frequent wars between the four main tribes, the Caesarians, the Vorgoths, the Tolmeks and the Perzians. They had built for themselves great walled cities of stone and industry where their wise men ever pushed forward the boundaries of learning and experimentation. Most of the mundane manual tasks of life were performed by slaves who were gathered in slave raids, which were frequent causes of conflict amongst the tribes. They were a nation of traders and merchants dealing in fine silks and Precious Metals which the Gargantuans prized above all else. Many slaves worked and died in the mines where these metals were gathered. But they were also highly skilled in the art of war and the production of all the artefacts of war.


Of the great War and the final battle on the Plain of Mendes

It was towards the end of the Midia Arga that 3 of the tribes of Gargantua formed an alliance against the Perzians.
The Perzians had become extremely rich, and very successful in battle due to the fact that their Magi had developed explosive devices that could kill many men in an instant on the battlefield. It was said that they had grown so rich that they began to cover the domed towers of their cities with precious metals. Thus the other tribes grew jealous, and feared that the Perzians might try to take control of the whole of Gargantua.
So the alliance of the Caesarians the Vorgoths and the Tolmeks, laid their plans to bring down the Perzians once and for all.
When the great Perzian Sultan Shakhim  heard about this alliance from his spies he was greatly worried for he knew that together the other tribes could easily conquer his lands. So he turned to his Magi for a solution to the problem, a weapon that would fill the hearts of his enemies fear. After many months one of the oldest of the Magi came to him with a dark look in his eyes. “I have the weapon for which you asked great one, the weapon  that will save our kingdom” he said. “ But beware, because of its great power we dare not test it until all seems lost. “Very well” said the Sultan. “We will first send our Hashim warriors into battle as we have done in the past, and only then if they fail shall we use the weapon of which you speak.
There followed many battles, some won some lost, but as the months past it became clear to the Sultan that he was slowly but surely loosing the war.
He once again called the Magi to him and asked that the great weapon be prepared as the final battle was close at hand.
Three months past and then the place of the final battle was decided upon.
It was to be on the plain of Mendes in the central lands of  Gargantua.
On the evening before the battle the Magi  had secretly taken the weapon and buried it some place close to the centre of the plain and then returned to the Perzian camp. They informed the sultan that upon his word they would activate it and it would cause great death and destruction to all within its range. Although what that range was they were unable to say.
The Battle began early the next morning and carried on throughout the day, but it was clear by late afternoon that The Perzians, who were greatly outnumbered, had all but lost.
Only then did Sulman reluctantly give the signal to the Magi to activate the weapon.


Of the end of Gargantua

There seemed to be a moment of perfect silence that covered the land.
Then a great light brighter than Rae himself blinded all those who saw
The whole earth shook, and a thunderous raw filled the heavens until blood poured from the ears of those that heard.
Then the sky turned black with smoke and dust until there was no more light.
The great  plain of Mendes split asunder from end to end.
Most of the armies left fighting were swallowed up into the vast chasm that appeared beneath them. Those that were left alive ran.
Through the darkness of the smoke and dust they ran.
Through the Black rain they ran
Though they knew not where, they ran.
Gargantua shook violently over and over again and finally it began to sink so that the oceans rose up and swallowed the land.
But all this did not happen on the day of the battle. It was over the next few weeks that Gargantua was shaken and broken until slowly but surely it sunk beneath the oceans and only the very tips of  mountains were left to be seen.

Of the great migration

In the time after the battle, before the land finally disappeared, those that were left alive gathered together what few possessions they could and took to their ships and boats and left in great armadas
It is said that the Caesarians sailed to the East, the Perzians to the West.
The Tolmeks set sail to the South and the Vorgoths to the North.
Thus began the period of the great migrations and the end of the Arga Midia.


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Last modified: October 26, 2011