|Part of a series on|
Crataea is the world's largest and most populous continent. It covers 9% of the world's total surface area. More than 2.3 billion people live in Crataea, spread out over numerous key religious and ethnic identities. It is bordered to the north by Arterus and the Axackal Sea, to the south by the Antarctic Ocean, to the west by the Ingenic Ocean, and to the east by the Oryontic ocean and Veridis. The continent comprises 21 sovereign states and 4 million sq-mi of non-state territory, including Questers and Sovereign Sharfland.
Various origins have been posited for the word "Crataea", the most widely accepted being that it is an Ostic derivation of the name of Bruxellian conqueror Kallikrates the Great. During his conquests, between 409 and 394 BCE, he declared the continent (then mainly called the Archaic "Antarterus") to be "Kallikratia" after himself. Sukarians continue to call the continent "Kratia".
A preponderance of evidence suggests that the first Post-Atlantean civilization with written language was the city of Punt (modern Axum), in the 3rd millennium BCE. In the centuries after, hieroglyphs sharing characteristics with the Kemetese alphabet could be found beyond the northern fringes of the Punt Empire, coming into use along the Tetz River. This led to the foundation of the First Dynasty of Ohn in the 28th century BCE; the 44 Dynasties of Ohn would rule the length of the Tetz from Theosia to Elam until its conquest by the Antarteran Imperium in the 3rd century.
The Istakh Empire was founded by the Kings of Istakhr upon their successful conquest of what is today Huran in the 24th century BCE. The Istakh Empire would spread south, conquering most of what is today Sukaria Proper, and into Sadari. The Istakh came into conflict with the Ohn, and battled them for centuries.
By the 27th Century BCE, the first Proto-Sukarian civilization had emerged on the isle of Asox. This was the so-called Asocian Civilization, a peaceful maritime polity which ruled the isles of the western Axackal Sea. Their civilization was ultimately destroyed by a volcanic tsunami in the 17th century BCE, however their cultural legacy lived on in a successor civilization based out of the Darterian city Avalox, called the Avalocian Civilization. The Avalocians challenged the Istakh Empire for supremacy of the mainland territory Ilia, eventually defeating Istakh armies in the treacherous mountain-passes of Sukaria. This forever locked off the area from the Istakh.
The Ohnic Empire lost control of most of the southern Tetz River by the 17th century BCE. Around this time, the Tower of Elam was built, marking a watershed moment for Ubaidia. The Tower of Elam became the center of power for a succession of great kings, who blocked Crataean armies from advancing east or west beyond it. This led to a sort of stability for the various civilizations that formed there, who would otherwise have been constantly ravaged by Proto-Ulannic hordes and Axumite conquerors.
What would become the most prosperous civilization in the world for most of written history arose around the Senka River in modern Taihei Tengoku around the 12th century BCE. Yamantau King Ichijō proclaimed himself emperor and took the name Yamato, "Univeral and Eternal People," as both his dynastic name and as a demonym for his subjects. Emperor Ichijo established a new capital at An'you in 244 BCE, marking the start of an empire that lasted in some form for 2,000 years.
Blurb about presumed Quarters civ
Starting in the 11th Century BCE, the ocean-faring armies called the Arteran Sea Peoples began to invade various northern shores of Crataea, driven from Arterus by an uncommonly-long cold period. They first conquered the Avalocians, totally destroying them and ushering in the Sukarian Dark Age. Though they would ultimately absorb and synthesize the Avalocian civilization (becoming the Sukarian people), it would take generations to re-establish order. Other Arteran Sea Peoples founded the Siracusan and Dumani civilizations by the 700s BCE.
The start of Classical Antiquity is usually marked by either the foundation of Irae in the 1000s BCE or the foundation of Urbs Dumanus in the 700s BCE, with opinions varying wildly. Other opinions suggest the establishment of the Yamato capital An'you in 244 BCE is a better marker, while yet others suggest the ascension of Arastes as Princeps of the Antarteran Imperium in 243 CE.
- Golden Horde 1100~1500
- Great War
- Motappan crisis
- Arm Chopper War
Crataea can be divided into varying ethnic and cultural zones of influence, but theses areas are controversial and not universally accepted amongst the peoples of Crataea. Similarly, the origin of Crataean culture is disputed, with nearly every nation-state in the continent claiming to be the centre of the continent's cultural heritage. Despite the significant diversity, ethnic migration in Crataea is well-documented, and there are numerous religious and cultural practices that pervade the entire continent.
Most nation-states in Crataea owe significant amounts of their territorial and ethnic-culture heritage to the Golden Horde, a military tribe which conquered the majority of the fertile area of the continent between 1055 and 1190. Crataean countries still dispute which nation exactly is the legitimate legal successor of the Golden Horde.