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Christiana's history has its origins in the fireside recounting of the dim past...before the age of writing. So many of our early Sagas, it is believed, began as recountings of the struggles against the elements of nature, the challenges of the hunt, and the battles between rival clans.
In the beginning the land was inhabited by the Wild Ones of the Ancient Sagas. They were a coarse, violent people who were masters of the hunt and the wooden sailing vessel known as the barken. Their clothes were merely skins, and their weapons were of stone.
The Sagas speak of the Ancient Ones sailing out on to the Great Mist, as the sea was then called. They speak of heroic voyages to distant lands, and of those who never returned. The names of those who never returned are scratched into the Rock of the Moon...to this day one can still make out the ancient runes that spell the words Angil, Fenis, Morit, Rosar, Kilta, Solel, Eston, Digna and Wostir, and so many more.
The Runes of the Rock of the Moon
These runes, thousands of years old, are evidence that the modern form of writing began in Mystgallia (Christiana). Archaeologists have dated several sites and believe our writing was exported around the globe.
The stories are full of tales of beautiful golden maned maidens, and strong, wild-haired men of valor, and of how the people were set on a magical, mystical island by a powerful Force of Love. Christiana was, in the Ancient Days, called The Mystical Island, or, in the old tongue, Mystgal Isl.
One important story recounted every Christiana Day involves a Celtic sailor who marries a beautiful woman, only to have to sail away a few months later to battle the dragons of Meria. Legend has it that he never returned. The woman, Marya, spent all the remaining days of her life waiting by the western shore of Mystgal, and caring for the child of that union, Cruis. It was said that on the eve before every Autumnal Equinox her husband would stand, in full armor and with his personal flag flying, on the beach, calling to her.
It is said that one evening Marya walked into the ocean, waved at her grown son, and climbed aboard a mysterious ship with a dragon's head carved on the fore and the aft. As Cruis watched in tears he saw his mother with his father, slipping into the mist. He adopted his father's flag as his own.
The Flag of Cruis
To this day the King of Christiana reads this story aloud every Christiana Day, September 19th, on the Beach of Mayra, in the state of Westland. This is the day of the flying of the Sacred Flag of Cruis.
The Sagas recount the beginning of the four Tribes of Mystgal...The Forest Tribe of the West, the Ice Tribe of the North, the Dawn Tribe of the East and the Ship Tribe of the South. Each had strength and wisdom, but all feared the Forest Tribe of the West, for their warriors were of great size and their women rode with them into battle, weilding broadswords the size of a grown man.
From this tribal warring and peacemaking came the ruling family of today's Christiana...the Monaigh Dynasty. Edward II traces his lineage to this ancient Forest Tribe of the West. Many of the Monaighs have married members of the ruling families of the other tribes, and the Mystgal Isl was made one nation...Mystgallia. The Sagas end with the beginning of the written tradition of the Mystgallian Legacies.
READ The First Chapter of "The Mistgallian Legacies"!
More to come...in progress