A few weeks had past, since I came to this continent, although this place is a complete strange and foreign world, yet sometime I still felt it very familiar. Maybe, it’s because the folks who call this continent “home”. Oh yes, I think it’s time for me to introduce the inhabitants of this land. Just like our world, Varlaurea is inhabiting by many difference peoples, ethnics and races, with diverse languages, customs and cultures. But there is one thing that I have discovered is, those who currently call Varlaurea “home” was not originate from here (except a few exceptions that I’ll mention at the end of this section). From my study, because of some catastrophic disaster. Their ancestor has to flee and wandering everywhere, crossed thousands after thousands of kilometres through all the treacherous places imaginable in hundreds of years, a period called “the Age of Wandering” and migrated to Varlaurea. I still can’t fathom what kind of disaster, in what magnitude, that can cause so many peoples to flee their homeland and wander in such long time like this, all the history book here just simply refers it as “the Great Flood”, a terrified flood that drowned everything and that it was caused by the “Old Gods”.
Drowned everything? What does that mean? Their old homeland? If so, it’s must be a very big flood, the scale like what had been describe in the Old Testament of Jewish mythology, or like the story of the water god Gonggong smack his head and destroyed the pillar that holding the heaven, causing the Milky Way to pour its heavenly water to the mortal world as told in Chinese Mythology. Interesting isn’t it? What happened before the time called “the Age of Wandering” had been heavily mythologized throughout time, and gave birth to many interesting tales, I can’t wait to read and record all of them in my journal. And if you ask me “what may cause that Great Flood?” then I guess maybe it was… a meteor, like the one had hit the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, and wipe the dinosaurs clean off our world, with smaller scale, of course.
But we’re off topic here, now back to this section main topic “the folks that called Varlaurea, ‘home’”. First I’ll talk about the main groups peoples, that I encounter the most.