Zhen Lin wrote:
I assumed it dated to 130 Y.P., like the map.
So there's no need to recalibrate the dates in the Ayasthi grammar then? Excellent.
Recalibrating the dates Radius just gave, and then combining them with dates I've gleaned from other grammars and with cedh's proposal, we get:
0 --- death of Zarākātias
c 100? --- Dāiadak missionaries in Ici Forest [Pencek grammar]
c 130 --- Classical Adāta, Faralo, Naidda, Ndok Aisô, etc.
183 --- fall of city-state of Thāras; rise of Empire of Athalē begins [Ayāsthi grammar]
late 220s --- Balanin civil war [Radius]
c 230 --- ascension of Etou I [Radius]
244 --- plague in Ici forest, maybe elsewhere too [Pencek grammar]
c 250 --- ascension of Etou II [Radius]
c 255 --- failed Faralo invasion of Lasomo [Radius]
c 295 --- ascension of Gadein I [Radius]
c 310 --- ascension of Etou III [Radius]
c 320 --- exodus of the Puoni [Radius]
400s --- Imperial Adāta standardized [Ayāsthi grammar]
late 400s --- Empire of Athalē begins expanding into Eige valley [cedh's proposal]
c 500 --- Old Kozado, Koyek
c 550 --- Empire absorbs Eiwel Gourun [cedh]
c 620 --- Empire reaches borders of Lasomo [cedh]
c 700-1000 --- Aθáta
744 --- first fall of Encelade: Empire absorbs southern Lasomo [cedh]
c 800 --- Mavakhalan: Empire on verge of collapse
c 800-1100 --- Old Ayāsthi
971 --- second fall of Encelade: Empire loses southern Lasomo, then rapidly collapses [cedh, Ayāsthi grammar]
c 1000 --- Puoni
c 1100-1300 --- Pencek, Kozado, Middle Ayāsthi
1289 --- printing press invented [Ayāsthi grammar]
I only changed the dates from Radius's most recent post. Maybe some of the others should be adjusted too, I'm not sure.
Some random thoughts here:
The Empire of Athale is preceded by "a league of sorts" that united the Rathedan city-states by 130 (according to Dewrad's culture notes). I'd say that Athale, already the most prestigious city (and one of the wealthiest too), began to treat the league like its own empire during the next 50 years, leading to Tharas and others trying to leave the league (or throw Athale out of it); Athale then imposed its rule by force.
It looks like the Empire doesn't move into the Eige valley for 300 years after this though; if we don't change this, we'll need a good explanation. Having the valley under Faralo control during that time might work; maybe Athale starts expanding in that direction when Huyfarah declines.
Alternatively, we could move the dates in cedh's proposal earlier. For example, they might edge into the Eige valley after Etou II's failed invasion of Lasomo in the third century, 200 years earlier than cedh's dates.
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