Hello to the first lore post of the year, a snapshot history of Dasica! I will be doing one for each of the countries so you will be reading the word “snapshot” a lot. Also, if you didn’t read the last lore post, you can find it here. Today’s post is about Dasica’s history so there will be ten different events recorded in the snapshot history of Dasica (thus the term snapshot).
So, enjoy this snapshot history of Dasica!
History of Dasica
The Freeing of Dasica (4101)
After the fourth time of monsters, a hero survived. The hero was named Dasi Glayde. Dasi Glayde lived in Fadrye. Fadrye had a segregation law that gave all the power to the darkest skinned humans. People thought white humans like Dasi were nothing more than scum.
The white humans had had enough of the treatment and rose to claim land for themselves. With the help of the mages and elves who were also under the thumb of Fadrye, Dasi Glayde was able to secure all the land on the west side of the mountains.
Dasi Glayde divided the land between the mages and the humans. The elves lived in the forests and cared not about which country they lived in. The humans and mages agreed that the human country would include the great river. Later the mages demanded to have access the the great river but were denied.
The Battle of the Great River (4110)
The mages were furious to not get half of the great river. They went to war against the humans at the mouth of the great river. The mages asked the elves for help but the elves would not help the mages steal the waterway from the humans.
The sole surviving hero from the time of monsters, Dasi Glayde, was now king of Dasica. He went to the mages’ leader. There, he asked for a peace treaty to be made. Yet, the mage refused and only wished for a battle.
The battle was swift and brutal. There were many deaths on both sides but neither side won. The battle was considered a stalemate. The mages were not pleased with the outcome and still plot skirmishes against Dasica.
The Healers’ Covenant (4250)
Technology and science became an important part of Dasicain culture. Many healers had medical technology in their clinics. As Dasicain researchers learned more about the human body, they learned how to stop certain processes. Namely, they learned how to stop pregnancies.
The government put a council over the healers. The council decided that women had the only right about what was in their bodies. Due to this law, many women would stop their pregnancies with the technology at the clinics. Some healers did not agree with the practice.
To smooth things out, the king of Dasica, King Dani Glayde decided to have the healers make a covenant. The covenant spoke about how the healer’s job was to serve the people and do as they say not matter what it may be. They penned the covenant and instated in 4250.
Reinstating Matriarchal Power (4265)
Once they penned the healer’s covenant, the king died mysteriously. He’d had only a female heir who was not ready to take the throne. The queen, Queen Xulta Glayde, rose to take the throne.
The queen’s first decree was to reinstate a matriarchy in all families and in all parts of the government. She believed that any female leader would be better than a male one. This led Dasica to be the first matriarchal power since the early days of Fadrye.
Most countries followed Dasica’s lead and became either partly or fully matriarchal led countries.
The Assassination of Queen Xulta Glayde (4270)
After reigning for five years, the Queen Xulta Glayde was assassinated. She was killed with a mage blade in her own palace. The assassination led to her daughter ascending the throne. Then, her daughter led the charge of war against the mages.
For three long years, Dasicains and Idos (as mages called themselves) fought. The Dasicains seized the great river at the end of the three years. Dasica held it as ransom until the assassin was found. Nevertheless, They never found the assassin. And less than a decade later, the mages did take back their half of the great river.
Atheistic Governance (4700)
At the council of the nations, the council looked for the best way to resolve conflict and have peace. They decided to ban or be rid of religion. Dasica brought forth the idea and many other nations also thought it prudent to do so. They announced the decree in 4699 and came into effect the first day of year 4700.
The Change of the Monarchy Name (4702)
After the change to an atheistic government, there were many dasicains who were against it. Some of these people began to pen creative slurs against the queen. The slurs are too vile to write in the historical archives but many used the queen’s last name.
The queen of Dasica decided to take a nonviolent approach. She legally changed the last name of the royal family from Glayde to Glaydor. This change proved to be of no effect against the Dasicains. As a result, she killed all the Dasicains who rioted. Her second act gave the country peace.
The Famine Tax (4798-present)
In the summer of 4798, no rain came for the crops. The country soon fell into a famine and many dasicains fled to Fadrye where there was plenty of rain and food. The queen shut down the boarders and bared anyone from entering or exiting the country.
Then, the people began to beg for food due to the famine. The queen began to feel the famine in her luxurious palace and placed a tax on the people, the Famine Tax. All the money from the tax went to the queen so she could live the lifestyle necessary to be a good ruler for her people those who were still alive. In fact, they still use the Famine Tax to this day.
Treaty of the Great River (5000)
At the turn of the millennia, the ruling queen attempted to smooth things over with the Idos. The Idos were the mages in Iodroyque. She sent the mages a request to stop the skirmishes so that neither country exhaust their army. The next time of monsters was one hundred years away and they should be preparing for that and not fighting each other.
Once the mage council agreed, the Dasicain queen and Ido council met on a boat in the middle of the great river to sign the treaty. Since the signing of the treaty, tensions between countries died down a bit and there is some trade in the city of Delgart.
The Rebellion (5001)
The thought of having peace with the “traitors” to the south angered some Dasicains. A small group of dasicains attempted to rebel against the queen. They were led by the queen’s closet advisor. Nevertheless, the rebellion never made it to the queen. The rebels were quickly snuffed out by the royal guard.
Since then, there has been peace to this day.
Since you’ve finished the post, I hope you found this Snapshot History of Dasica interesting. Next week, there will be a special post. As always, please check out some of the different posts and comment or share this with your friends, it really helps to boost my spirits. Thank you for your time!
Victoria R. Maybury
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