The Beginning

After a thousand years of generations after Enoch created the forty Palo beings in the Cradle, there were at least a million Palo beings living in the mountains in hundreds of different tribes. One tribe of Palo had wandered and settled in the southwestern lip of the Crescent of mountains and dubbed themselves as the Ovella.

After years of settling and exploring deeper into the reaches of the Forest, some explorers returned to the Cradle to find Enoch waiting there. They brought him back to their settlement and he discovered their tools and weapons and the sheer number of his children that existed. Enoch's army against Isatu was ready, but they were not organized and were wild. So Enoch stole for them the unripened fruit from the Tree of Life for them to eat. The unripened fruit gave the Ovella outstanding knowledge of the world and the science behind it and also made their earlobes elongate unaturally to a point. The Ovella quickly organized in just over two generations, living cleaner and longer lives, and their society became more structured. They expanded into the Forest land and harvested the trees to make farms and towns.

Enoch's Folly

The civilization of Ovella flourished and spread their kingdom very quickly toward the west and cleared much of the forest. Enoch continued to be a part of their society and was considered a deity and religious figure because he gave them the unripened fruit of knowledge and could do many extraordinary things. They finally reached the coast of the sea and learned to create heavy ships that could carry troops to the Isatu’s island. Enoch anointed the strongest and best leader of the tribe to be the first King of the Ovella to lead the armies to war with the Isatu and his Folam.

So the king and Enoch took the Ovellan army by ship to Isatu’s island to finally destroy him and his children. But the Folam hordes had been quickly multiplying and spread across the land of the Alaun in the east and made into the Ovella's land. With their whole army off to sea to fight Isatu, the Ovellan towns were overrun by the Folam because Ovella had had no need to build walls up until that point. That is when the Eves, sister of Enoch, came to shield, protect, and heal the ravaged towns of the Ovella.

The army of Ovella and Enoch came to the island of Isatu and saw it abandoned. They returned home to see their land ravaged by the Folams and they drove out the remnants. The Ovellan people felt contempt for Enoch for he had drove them to a futile war and many months of sailing and their absence had caused many of their people to die and their land ruined. The women and children started to worship the Eves for their caring and mystical powers that seemed to best Enoch's. Enoch returned to his palace in the mountains now that his own creations had shunned him and found new idols.

The Conquering of the Alaun

Both kingdoms of Ovella and Alaun expanded deeper into the Forest until the stretch of forest that divided them in the south. The Ovella were inquisitive about these new people, but the Alaun were fearful of the Ovella. The new king of the Alaun, the great grandson of Alistair, wanted the Ovella's land in the west so he declared war. The Ovellan King would not allow these primitive people to ransack their lands so he launched his army of soldiers on horseback that drove back and conquered all of the Alaun's kingdom. The king of the Alaun seceded his crown to the King of the Ovella making him the first Emperor of the new Ovellan Empire. The emperor gave the new kingdom in the east to his brother to rule as king.

The Divided Empire

The Ovellan ruled the kingdom, the Alaun toiled in the fields. The Ovella had instituted the religion of the Eves and how they were the guardians and watchers of all Palo, caring for them and the world. Also the Ovellan language heavily influenced the current language of Alaun, the writing, and the way words were spoken.

Both kingdoms became distant from each other with the vast distance between them and as the lineage of kings grew more and more separated in family. The Ovellan civilization in the west started to become more democratic and their religion moved toward more non-violence and the striving of intellect.

Enoch's Purge

The Ovellan religion of the West forbade any weapons whatsoever within the societies of the primitive Alaun. This is why the Alaun's way of fighting was mostly through wrestling and punching. But when the Purge occurred, this left Alaun helpless because they couldn’t fight off the hordes of walking dead with no weapons to defend themselves, and the Ovella refused to give them weapons, instead fighting to defend only themselves.

The Religion of the Northeast worshipped Enoch as the creator of mankind and the savior to all. They saw the Purge as a rightful and a needed cleansing because the people of the north were ignorant to the devastation going on in the South. The southern half of kingdom sought salvation mostly from the Eves. They did not think the Purge was just because it was ravaging their land.

When the Purge ended there was then a vacuum of power with much of the Ovellan lords dead. There was a huge hole in people to tend the farms and land. The breaking of the Ovellan rule brought farm hands and peasants (Alaun) to become more powerful in the vacuum. This led to Anlaith's crusade to take back the country for the Alaun.

Anlaith's Reconquering

When Anlaith's army conquered the last Ovellan stronghold, the Ovellan king performed the ceremonial surrendering of the crown to Anlaith thus Anlaith became the first Alaun King in centuries. He set up his capital back at the original capital before the Ovellan rule at Ionmur.

Ovellans retreated back to the West as the Alaun and their new kingdom secluded themselves. But throughout the four hundred years after Anlaith's Reconquering, the Ovella kept a secret watch over their doings including the rise of the new revolutionary who would try to unite all Alaun of the prairie and mountains as a more unified country and a potential threat.

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