Urban was deposed, sir David Leah assumed the presidency of Bowdani,
but despite the hopeful ending of the history below, Bowdani didn't
manage to regain its former glory. Internal problems with the many
indigenous peoples, most notably the Flovaignians and the Tak,
continued to create unrest. In 305 and 306 a first attempt was made
by the Flovaignians and Tak to gain more autonomy (although even
more autonomy for the Tak would effectively mean independence for
them), but discussions failed and the situation remained as it was.
While the Flovaignians continued however to seek a diplomatic
solution, Tak decided in 308 to unilaterally declare independence
from Bowdani, which wasn't recognised by the Bowdani government in
Sky City. The Bowdani government wasn't powerful enough to take back
control of the entire country, and troubles and protests continued
to take place, until president Leah's famous speach in early 316 in
which he announced his resignation and called for the dissolution of
the republic. Sir Leah was succeeded by an interim president, Duncan
Fairweather. After numerous talks, the dissolution was planned to
take effect on 16 October 316: apart from Flovaigne, the smaller
nations of Coare, Bėltse, Vaara, and Gen also became independent,
while the independence of Tak was formally recognised by Bowdani;
Bowdani's last president's final act.
2000 BC: First Evidence
The rule of a strong tribe known as the Kencari begins. They build
some roads and cities amung the shores of the ocean and in the
mountains. Within 10 years they controled about a quarter of present
1617 BC: Council of Tribes
The Kencari's empire stretched from the Dark Sea to the mountains in
the west. Some of the smaller tribes were beginning to grow restless
and ungrateful on the Kencari rule. The Kencari Chief, being the
wise person he was, formed a council of tribes to help govern the
1400 BC: Smallwick Settled
Travelers from a neighboring land mass settled on the Island of
Smallwick in search of more fertile farming and hunting. Smallwick,
being previously occupied by small tribes according to current
fossil finds, was a perfect environment to live in. It combines the
summers of tropic regions with the winters of polar regions. The
vast amounts of rain gave way to very fertile plains and perfect
grazing areas. Called Bowdestra which in the native language means
"place of tribes".
1200 BC: Interior of Bowdani Explored
People began to explore the interior of the island after coastal
lands began to become over crowded. Few came back and those that did
spoke of fire, strange creatures and cannibals.
765 BC: First Tribal War
The two largest tribes occuping the island of Smallwick, the Kencari
and the Reameurs, fought for lands in the south of Smallwick.
(Davenport has roots in the Reameur Tribe) No one won because winter
set in people were occuping themselves with keeping warm and alive.
Eventually the boundary was set close to the present day boundary of
Bowdani and Davenport.
643 BC: Second Tribal War
Once again the Kencari decided to take over a neighboring tribe, the
Bullocks. The Bullocks were defeated due the to treachery of their
chief. The Chief of the Bullocks made a pact with the Kencari in
order live. He was killed months later by his own tribesmen.
325 BC Major Earthquake hits Smallwick
One of the most violent earthquakes in history is caused when a
fault line on the Eastern edge of Smallwick collapses, fusing
together the tectonic plate that Smallwick is on with a very small
plate about the size of modern day Christiana. The collision caused
the collapse of an underground river and the creation of Pearyt
Lake. The river to the north of Pearyt Lake was also created. Even
in modern days this river is far too shallow and rough to allow
anything larger than a white water raft to navigate it.
2 BC: Plague Begins on Vexillium
A small out break of the plague begins in Vexillium. It spreads like
fire and in 5 years millions are killed. The tribes in the interior
and those that had limited contact with the settlers survive. The
plague kills a good portion of those in the prison colony and
AD: First Prisoners and Refugees Arrive
From across the sea ships of refugees and prisoners began arriving.
Many were escaping war and famine. Others were send there for
crimes. The Kencari, being the ruling tribe, began to interact and
intermary with the strangers.
145 AD: The Tribal Council is Overthrown
As more and more people began to arrive on Smallwick the Tribal
Council could no longer sit back and let the strangers take over the
land. A war broke out and the tribes were defeated. Those in the
Reameur tribe were the first to make a pact with the strangers. They
secured the southern part of Smallwick but they were double crossed
and were eventually defeated. The government set up by the settlers
became the rule of the land.
235 AD: Capitol Moves to Sky City
Exploration of the western coast found many little bays and harbors.
One large harbor was the place of the city called Himmelstadt,
translated literaly as Sky City. This was to be the new Capitol. The
common name was retained for ease of speaking. This was also the
time that the name Bowdani was coined. It means in the native
language "nation of many".
280 AD: Period of Darkness
An organization called WAR of the Warriors of the August Reveloution
staged a coup on the government. It worked and they took over the
nation. It was short lived.
282 AD: WAR falls
Without the army behind them, WAR is taken down in order to restore
the previous government. The formation of the army also gave way to
the formation of an elite force know as SCOP, Special Covert
Operation Personel, still around today they operate in support of
many of the worlds armies as recon and insertion forces. On the
night of July 12 a small group of SCOP troops slipped into the
Presidential house and captured the Dictator Ivan Rudilf. Other
target were also attacked. By morning the former government was
restored with President Andrew Urban in power and the WAR supporters
were set to stand trial. As the trial date neared 12 out of the 100
captured committed suicide out of shame for what they had done. The
rest were found guilty of treason. They were then dropped in the
middle of the ocean to the west of Bowdani with only a weeks rations
and a life boat. They are all presumed dead.
298 AD: Bowdani is Recognized
Bowdani was recognized by the international community as a soverign
nation. It was also granted a seat in the UNV at this time. Lots of
changes happen in the next couple years. Everything from new flags,
new policy and eventually war.
300 AD: Civil War
The nation shuts down for almost a year as the government of
President Urban is overthrown by the population. The economy had
fallen, trade had stopped, Bowdani Minor was falling apart and
international relations were going nowhere. Sir David Leah assumes
the Presidency and pledges to restore Bowdani to it's former glory.
His first act is to declare the Tribal Nation of Solimar independent
of Bowdani. He honored the wishes of the native people who were
treated with disrespect while Ex-President Urban was in power.
301 AD: History is born
Bowdani begin a new age full of hope