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The Dragons of Hereva have lived in the land of Hereva long before human recollection. It wasn't until The Great Tree of Komona appeared that the dragons took notice of the humans in Hereva. Whether that was because the humans didn't arrive until then is something the Komonan scholars wrestle to resolve. Many conversations with the dragons prove inconsistent at best and obfuscated at worst. One theory is that the dragons simply did not pay any attention to the humans until they wielded magic, much in the same way that humans don't pay attention to the ants until they start building superstructures in their back yard. Another theory is the dragons purposefully obfuscate human history, answering in riddles and conflicting details in the hopes of keeping humans away from some hidden lore.
The Dragons have lived in the lands of Hereva long before human recollection. It wasn't until The Great Tree of Komona sprouted forth that the dragons took notice of the humans in Hereva. Why The Great Tree's appearance in Hereva coincides with the arrival of humans in draconic recollection remains a mystery. Several Komonan scholars have dedicated substantial research to look into humanity's past before The Great Tree and continue to be baffled at the lack of conclusive evidence to resolve this question. Many conversations with the dragons about the origin of humans in Hereva prove inconsistent at best and obfuscated at worst. One theory is that the dragons simply did not pay any attention to the humans until they wielded magic (much in the same way that humans don't pay attention to the ants until they start building superstructures in their back yard). Another theory is the dragons purposefully obfuscate human history, answering in riddles and conflicting details in the hopes of keeping humans away from some hidden lore about their existence prior to arriving in Hereva.
One prevailing theory is that the Dragons were involved in a war which brought about the formation of The Great Tree of Komona and the presence of humans. The theory posits that because most of recorded history starts with the discovery of The Great Tree of Komona then there is a direct connection between the Great Tree of Komona and the awakening of humans in Hereva. The theory splinters into two separate sub-theories. The first is that the humans were somehow magically uplifted from their primitive beginnings. Unfortunately there is little archaeological evidence to support this theory. The second is that the humans were brought from another universe and quickly adapted to the magic of Hereva. This is the more accepted theory, but the question of who or what brought the humans and where they came from is still a mystery. Some believe the dragons of Hereva played a key role, but the dragons have proved unreliable and unwilling to provide any answers.
Another prevailing theory is that the Dragons were involved in a war which brought about the formation of The Great Tree of Komona and the presence of humans. The theory posits that because most of recorded history starts with the discovery of The Great Tree of Komona then there is a direct connection between the Great Tree of Komona and the awakening of humans in Hereva. The theory splinters into two separate sub-theories. The first is that the humans were somehow magically uplifted from their primitive beginnings. Unfortunately there is little archaeological evidence to support this theory. The second is that the humans were brought from another universe and quickly adapted to the magic of Hereva. This is the more widely-accepted theory, but the question of who or what brought the humans and where they came from is still a mystery. Some believe the dragons of Hereva played a key role, but the dragons have proved unreliable and unwilling to provide any answers.
The only thing that all Komonan scholars know for certain is that recorded history of humans in Hereva is relatively short and that it somehow coincides with The Great Tree of Komona and the dragons taking notice of humanity.
## The Great Tree and the formation of magic
Speculation abounds over what happened before magic was discovered in Hereva, but what is clear is Hereva matured quickly once magic entered the realm. The Great Tree of Komona figures prominently in the folklore of Hereva and its arrival signaled the birth of the magical age. None of the written records predate the blooming of The Great Tree, and some speculate that The Great Tree is really when Hereva came into existence. So significant is the birth of the great tree that it is marked as year 0 in the Hereva calendar.
Speculation abounds over what happened before magic was discovered in Hereva, but what is clear is Hereva matured quickly once magic entered the realm. The Great Tree of Komona figures prominently in the folklore of Hereva and its arrival signaled the birth of the magical age. None of the written records predate the blooming of The Great Tree, and some speculate that The Great Tree is really when Hereva came into existence. So significant is the sprouting of the great tree that it is marked as year 0 in the Hereva calendar. Events before the sprouting of The Great Tree are referred to as "Before The Great Tree" (usually shortened to "Before Times"). Events after the sprouting of The Great Tree are not given any special distinction and are referred to by their year. The thought is that anything before the sprouting of The Great Tree is ancient history that is only of use to nosy scholars who like to talk to meddlesome and misdirecting dragons.
## The blossoming of Hereva
With the discovery of magic Hereva transformed overnight. Grunts and gestures gave way to the written word and spoken language. Incantations were discovered and recorded, and before long schools formed to collect the various spells into books. So many spells were discovered that it was impossible to keep up and the schools began to specialize into the disciplines known to Hereva today. Some were open and welcoming to new members, but others remained more secretive and aloof. Schools like **Hippiah**, **Magmah** and **Zombiah** found ways to take the drudgery out of day-to-day existence, whereas **Chaosah** preferred spells to control and direct the universe itself in minute detail.
For centuries these schools lived in harmony. Occasionally there were squabbles and bickering but everything remained civil between the schools. By most accounts the only school that caused trouble was **Chaosah** and that was because of their tendency to play pranks on the other schools by leaving around such things as "Chaosah Secrets" spell books or potions that rarely did what they said on the label. One such potion accidentally made its way back to the shelves of Chaosah where an unfortunate student made the discovery. The student realized (too late) that the potion labeled "Potion of Invisibility" was actually a "Potion of Divisibility", and the hapless student simply disappeared in a puff of mathematical impossibilities.
For centuries these schools lived in harmony. Occasionally there were squabbles and bickering but everything remained civil between the schools. By most accounts the only school that caused any trouble before the war was **Chaosah**, and that was because of their tendency to play pranks on the other schools. One such prank by **Chaosah** would involve the leaving around spell books entitled "Chaosah Secrets" full of nonsense spells, or potions that rarely did what they said on the label. One such potion accidentally made its way back to the shelves of Chaosah where an unfortunate student made the discovery. The student realized (too late) that the potion labeled "Potion of Invisibility" was actually A "Potion of Divisibility", and the hapless student disappeared in a puff of mathematical improbabilities.
## Wars between Magmah and Aquah
In **252** there was a brutal and all-encompasing war between the **Magmah** and **Aquah** schools. What started as a simple disagreement between **Magmah** and **Aquah** escalated into assaults on each other. Both schools enlisted aid from any schools they could and dragged whomever they could into the conflict.
In **252** there was a brutal and all-encompassing war between the **Magmah** and **Aquah** schools. What started as a simple disagreement between **Magmah** and **Aquah** escalated into assaults on each other. Both schools enlisted aid from any schools they could and dragged whomever they could into the conflict.
During the years leading up to the war **Chaosah** grew in strength. They played **Magmah** and **Aquah** against each other and were responsible for escalating a few skirmishes into an all-out war. The fighting spread, and the other schools were dragged into the conflict. **Zombiah** quickly learned they could not supply both **Magmah** and **Aquah** with materials for their weapons without the other school finding out. Once **Magmah** learned that **Zombiah** was supplying materials to **Aquah** and **Aquah** learned that **Zombiah** was supplying materials to **Magmah** then both **Magmah** and **Aquah** declared war on **Zombiah**. **Zombiah** took heavy losses during the attacks from both schools and used their magic to animate and re-animate both mechanical constructs and fallen warriors. **Hippiah** tried to stay neutral but in the wake of starvation they caved and used their magic to help supply any who came to them with food and shelter.
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