Brief History of Ur

The history of Ur is defined by dramatic environmental developments, the movement of large groups of people, and the convergence of five different (and largely opposed) cultural groups converging on one single, finite piece of land that did not possess sufficient resources to sustain them. As one would expect, what has resulted is the development of a multi-sided, bloody conflict that encompasses numerous tribes all across the region.

Prior to the arrival of these groups onto the scene, Ur was purely the domain of the wildlife, totally uninhabited by humans.

Harka - the largest, and most powerful of the five groups, the Harka often paint themselves with complicated circular designs, often in bright reds, oranges, or yellows. These designs are mimicking the rising sun, a powerful symbol in Harkaan religion.

Tussō - also known as the “Men of the Moon”, the Tussō people possess a strangely pale skin that, when seen in the light of a full moon, seems to almost glow with a lunar radiance. The Tussō are extremely spiritual, and reside mostly along the eastern bank of the Blue Lake, and in nearby caves.

Tüska - the newest group to arrive in Ur, the Tüska are a young people from a troubled land in the northeast. Fleeing harsh temperatures, and hoping to find a new place to call home, the Tüska have stumbled into a conflict that has already been at a fever pitch for many years. Little do they know that their arrival in Ur is about to cause a new wave of violence to overtake the valley.