For many years, there has been a natural balance in the land of Tarilun. We reign benevolently across the land and our great cities now occupy every part of our country, each one larger and more magnificent than the next. We now have peace. The civil wars of long ago are in the past. All the people of Tarilun are free and happy in this glorious age! Excerpt from university lecture, in the year 573 (present day).
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It was hundreds of seasons ago that the first humans came to the land of our ancestors. Tarlu was our home and much too large for us to keep to ourselves. So we welcomed the strangers despite their alien appearance, for who knew but that they might be spirits? We t