Gallat is a region of Athis and was formerly the name of a succession of states based therein.
Gallat under GallatEdit
The state of Gallat originated in the region of Gallat - it is no longer possible to tell which gave the name to the other - in the Bronze Age. It was for centuries one of the most powerful states in the northern part of the world, subjugating a number of its neighbors and spreading the faith of Maninism far and wide. The state traded any number of goods with nations around the Kern and Yadyevu Seas, and was the economic powerhouse of the north. The Maninist faith eventually established a theocracy in the country, driving the conquest of its neighbor, Ferman, and prompting the support of the coreligionist Nahsjad tribe of Sira, which eventually became a trusted ally in the region. Bitter rivals with the Evyni Empire, it fought them to a standstill in several wars. Indeed, it only finally succumbed to internal pressures, as the military governorship which had taken power there in the wake of the Maninist government lost legitimacy and fell to a number of rebellions. It would be succeeded by one of these rebellions, later formed into the League of Gallasa.
Gallat after GallatEdit
Following the collapse of the last state to bear the name Gallat, the region fell ultimately under the control of the League of Gallasa. That fractious and disorganized state would control Gallat for less than a century before coming under sustained and ferocious attacks from its Aitahist neighbours. The League collapsed during the Maninist Great Ordeal and much of Gallat was ruiined, before the rise of the Halyrate drove back the invaders and restored unity and peace to the territory, at least for a while. With the collapse of central authority in the Halyrate following the death of Caron Nuvor, Gallat was again plunged into political turmoil. This gradually subsided as the Faith and its Orders neutered the squabbling secular rulers and imposed that peculiar form of unity that characterized the Concourse era. While the Gallatene identity gradually lost its grip on the people, replaced by the Orders and their callings, the geographical region prospered, enjojying at last a period of sustained peace.