Tales of Tolgard
Cowlen civilization can be traced back to its origins deep within the current location of the kingdom of Averus. Conditions were right in that region for the wild and nomadic herds of bovetin to develop the need to settle in more permanent pastures. This change caused the birth of their civilization as they began to form structure of their people to assure survival of as many as possible.
Over the many years, their bodies underwent changes to make them better foragers and workers. The process was by no means fast or sudden and could easily have been guided by divine influence. Once their numbers grew to a certain size, they began their inevitable exploration of larger and larger areas. Instead of blindly just wandering to the next green field, they used their increased brain capacity to reason out the best way to acquire more food including developing elaborate farming techniques.
As the civilization grew, they expanded as far north as they could comfortably explore but were for the most part stopped by the harsh snows and weather of the north part of the land. They also expanded south which was less restrictive except for the occasional mountain range. This exploration over many hundreds of years eventually had them run into another civilization they were unaware of up until then, the lesheran humans who had experienced a similar development on the southern edge of the land and were exploring and expanding northward. Although there was a language barrier, it was eventually gaped by the smarter of the explorers on both sides and sharing of their cultures began.
Since further exploration was not feasible since both groups had met at this point exploring and colonizing as they went, the two civilizations started to develop together better ways to live upon the land.
Such is always the case, some of the more extreme members of each side started to have doubts about merging with the other seeing the tainting and distorting of their way of life as something that would have to be stopped. These extremist members of the humans and bovetin, having formed separate kingdoms, started to fight each other. Where most were content to just live together, these racial factions would not let the issue rest and each managed to gain control of the ruling parties of their kingdoms to wage a war against each other.
The battles between the two kingdoms raged on for many years fought by warriors on each side that were just following orders given to them under the guise of protecting their way of life. Those that were already living together peacefully wanted no part of this fight but were hounded at every turn by both kingdoms. Being the silent majority, and seeing their lands and lives together ruined by this war in their backyards, they eventually had to stand up for themselves and formed their own civilization, the Humoo to develop a solid mixture of their cultures. Needing to organize themselves, the Humoo formed a new kingdom, the kingdom of Cragon in the central part of the continent they lived upon.
The Humoo started to fight back the two other kingdoms taking back land until all three kingdoms are roughly the same size. As the Humoo gained land, they asked those living upon that land to either accept living in a harmony between the bovetin and humans or leave the land they controlled.
The Cowlen seeing that they could not fight back the advance of the Humoo, turned their efforts inward to instill their values upon their people so they would not lose further citizens to the humoo way of life. Eventually the Humoo stopped advancing and erected large walls upon the borders of their kingdom to prevent troop movement into their newly acquired land.