My name is Theodemas, of the court of King Ciadancas. As a scholar of ancient history and High Wizard to the Grand Kingdom of Elsu, I have spent most of my life gathering and researching ancient historical records, legends and tales. Know then, that in this year, 2199, of the Fourth Era, I begin my writings and record the history of Hir during the First through the Third Era. While much of the past is still matters of conjecture and debate, what I write in these historical documents is the truth to the best of my knowledge.
I have consulted with many experts, both magical and otherwise, about the matters that I will henceforth present to the reader of these histories. I am confident that my facts are sound and that my suppositions are based upon the solid evidence or knowledge gained in my research. I think it best I start at the very beginning. There is no real evidence to support these faith-based facts about how things actually began, but I base my findings on the teachings of the priestly order, who have had hundreds of years of spiritual insight about such things.
While these events may be debatable, I am confident that they are true sayings and I assure the reader I am not simply verbalizing my own beliefs. I have the order of the priests behind my recorded specifics that are herewith presented and have confirmed much through the resources available to me. I have had the great honor of having extensive conversations with one of the surviving Mythica, Ramura, who has assured me that my theories are in line with the facts. So, let us begin.
Map of Hir (2026 Fourth Era)