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Áãtwüsgjit: The Mawa valley
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History of the Mawic peoples
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Menu 1. Introduction 2. (BF 4000-1500) Proto-Mawo-Cálaic era 3. (BF 3000-0) Ancient Mawic era (First phase - First era) 4. (AF 0-800) Old Mawic era, The great flood (First phase - Second era) 5. (AF 881-1451) Classical Mawic era (First phase - Third era) 6. (AF 1451-2665) Botiq/Post Mawic era (First phase - fourth era)
[edit] [top]Introduction


áãtwüsgjit - Áãtwüsgjit - [a:ãtʷysgʒit]  Ancient-Mawic: the world in between, or the middle world.
This is how the Ancient mawic people refered to the world where they lived in, and also this is the name of the conworld, where my languages are spoken. This aritcle will present 10000 (or more) years of history of the area called the Mawa valley. The story begins with a "0th" period, the age of creation and legends. According to an ancient mawic prophecy, history is divided into different time units, I call "eras". The end and the beginning of eras are marked by relevant historic events. Four or more eras give a larger unit, a "phase", and the end of a world is marked by the final collapse of all the great civilizations.

[edit] [top](BF 4000-1500) Proto-Mawo-Cálaic era


History

The nomadic Mawo-Cálaic people, predecessor of the Mawic, lived on the steppes east of the maw valley. They had no unified state. They formed several tribes, often they fought wars against eachother.

Society

The smallest unit of the Proto-Mawo-Calaic society was the family or the household (ǧúlqu). Counting the servants and the slaves, there was about 5 to 30 people in a household. They lived in camps of tents and yurts (twushab) together with other families. The PRMC household was led by the elder (bandhëd), the oldest male member of the family. A greater social group was the tribe (qutwógwäǧúl), which was led by the council of elders (hakánqi). A tribe was basically a huge family. The oldest member of the council was the chief or leader (cútharsáír), whose task was to maintain the order during the meetings. The alliance of tribes was a nation (dhǔrqukäcwä), led by two people: the king (hátc) and the high priest (morzónban). The king had no easy life. He constantly had to show the tribes his power, because anyone, who's more powerful can easily take the throne. The high priest was elected by the council chiefs. When electing a high priest, every tribe has to nominate a shaman for the post. The council of chiefs must choose the high priest to balance the personality of the king. The king can not govern without the permission of the high priest.

Religion



Culture

[edit] [top](BF 3000-0) Ancient Mawic era (First phase - First era)


History

Around 3500 BF some tribes migrated into the valley of river Maw. They got in contact with the native farmer, pre-mawic peoples. The mawic tribes fought alongside the pre-mawic people in their wars as mercenarys. The horse warfare of the mawic was so effective, around 3400 BF they took over the rule of the Maw valley. Some of the nomad mawics settled down and started farming. The words of agriculture such as: turjo turjo (farm), jaraf jaraf (wheat), ḑará ḑará (hoe) come from the pre-mawic peoples.
The mawic people lived in several city states ruled by kings, such as: máwa máwa, dáwekwãg dáwekwãg, ríşüekwãg ríşüekwãg, and bardű bardű. The nomadic tribes developed into a great, rich civilisation.
The end of this era came with a series of unfortunate events. Due to a climate change, the level of the sea rose and flooded the maw valley. The fertile lands became unusable. The mawic had no other choice, they had to move up to the hills along the river Maw.

Society

Religion

Culture

[edit] [top](AF 0-800) Old Mawic era, The great flood (First phase - Second era)


History



The great flood destroyed many old city states. The mawic people needed to move into the hills, where they came into contact with the kemigha and the botiq peoples. In 233 AF king I. Lehal united the eastern city states, and founded the Ejai kingdom.
In the wastern regions new cities started to form around the mózóxój, the old monasteries. In these cities the priests became the ruling class, and they established some sort of democracy. The council of priests elects a leader, the iǧéfin, who rules the city until his death. In other cities the old dynasties managed to keep the power.
The new cities were weak and vulnerable to the raids of the kemighas and the botiqs, and they also had internal conflicts. The rulers of the mawic states hired botiq warriors to fight in their wars. In 832 AF the botiq warriors helped king Setheg to unite the Mawic citystates in the west, and established the Yádateg (glorious) Empire. In 853 AF the bitiqs of the Ejai took over the power from the Lehal dynasty in a bloody civil war.

In 853 AF the botiq noble class of the Ejai kingdom revolted against king Seryaş III. They took over the country, and their leader Botin Zufädmäx became the king. King Setheg in the west was afraid, the botiqs in his empire will overthrow him. In 854 AF, he ordered his men, to kill all botiq noblemen and their families on the night of the winter solstice. Later this event became known as sigdaü yutšlolxusäĝ (solstice slaughter). The operation was not successful enough to eradicate the botiqs, but it was enough to awake the anger of the king of Ejai. King Botin sent an army to avenge the massacre. The campaign, he thought will only last a year ended as a 12 years long war. Both Setheg and Botin died in battle. The war ended in 866 with the victory of the botiqs. Immügrad, the son of Botin became king, but his kingdom was too big. When he died in 881, he divided his empire into three kingdoms. His oldest son, Pilast got the valley of Maw, the second son, Us got the Ejai and the Botiq mountains, and the youngest son, Giimi got the land of the Bazeri. This division of the empire led to a long period of peace and prosperity, which became known as Classical-Mawic era.

Society

Most of the Botiqs were farmers, mercenaries or slaves, but some of them emerged into the higher classes by serving the rulers. They had their own separate class among the mawic nobility, called betiǧ in Old-Mawic, or bitiq in Ejai.

Religion

Culture

The ancient-mawic language split into two. In the eastern regions the  Ejai language was born, while in the west the  Mawic became widespread. The ancient form of mawic became the language of religion, science, and the government. They kept using the sãgwá script, but as the languages changed, it became more inconvenient.
In the Ejai kingdom people of the lower classes started using the sãgwá's ḑgáwthál characters on their own, as an alphabet. They could not afford the expensive, fine calligraphic brushes that scribes used, so they used pens made of reed. This is how the Ejai alphabet was born. Later the botiqs took this script, and upgraded it into the botiq abjad.

[edit] [top](AF 881-1451) Classical Mawic era (First phase - Third era)


History

Society

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Culture

[edit] [top](AF 1451-2665) Botiq/Post Mawic era (First phase - fourth era)
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