Before the Gods War, Galinin the son of Pure Horse (aka Ehilm) begat a son upon InUlei, daughter of Ralia, and that son was named Eneral. With his father’s permission and aid, Eneral became the greatest of riders and founded the race bearing his name. Eneral took to wife the woman Ioral, daughter of the earth goddess, whom he won in a contest before the Gods War. They had four sons, and their names were Korion, Uton, Vustri, and Fornao.
At the Dawn, the Enerali were found in much of what is now Safelster and Tanisor. To their east was the Serpent Beasts Alliance – Telmori, Damali, Vustri, and others. The Enerali were bands of pastoralists that rode and herded horses. They were unified into a loose confederation by the priest-judges of Dangan centered at Hrelar Ameli. The Enerali joined the Theyalan Council in 180 ST and they embraced the Lightbringer cults.
In 263, the Silver Empire conquered Tanisor, but the Enerali hero Dari rose to united all the Enerali clans into the Dari Alliance. Dari led the allied clans against the Silver Empire in a long and brutal war. Hrelar Amali was destroyed by the empire’s Vadeli allies; in retaliation Dari led his armies deep into Seshnela. Imperial assassins murdered Dari in 307, and the Dari Alliance fell apart, only to be resurrected by his heirs with a Second Dari Alliance in 350.
Now remember, that is all more than a thousand years ago. You can see some of the deep substrata in Ralios there, but it can also be misleading if you forget that after this comes Nysalor, the Gbaji Wars, and Arkat’s Dark Empire, which transformed the former Enerali lands, even before its eventual conquest by Seshnela in 740. And then we get Malkioni dominance that lasts until 1026.
But this substrata is vital for understanding why Safelster is neither Malkioni nor Theyalan, but its own culture. Religion in Safelster is syncretic, unorthodox, where heterodox Malkionism and the Lightbringers co-exist with “urban shamanism” and even remnants of the old Enerali traditions.
Note that the Silver Empire employed the Vadeli to destroy Hrelar Amali, that greatest of shamanic openings, says a lot about those First Century Malkioni. I imagine it was like Mahmud of Ghazni’s sacking of Somnath Temple or the sacking of Baghdad by Hulegu in terms of shock to the Enerali.
The Silver Empire starts during King Lofting’s reign (194-247) and continues to 286, when Palangtar becomes king.
Be aware, I’m pulling from sources far deeper than the Seshnelan Kings list and have been doing a deep dive into Greg’s files and maps to pull stuff together.
Here’s a link to the Seshnelan Kings List. It is a later rewrite by Greg of a MUCH OLDER (and more detailed) history of the Seshnelan kings that he wrote back in the 1960s. What Greg did with this list is to update it and reconcile it to other writings, and getting it all in one place (as opposed to scattered across other texts). I still find it really useful, although right now I am deep diving into the full collection of old materials: