From creation of the Dendra until this point in the story, almost four thousand years have passed. Historians have named Year 1 the approximate date of when the Dendra were “Created,” but much of that is based on the approximate ages of the first Dendra from when they wrote the “first stories” (written history). However, the species was wild in their infancy, and so their recollections of events could not be entirely trusted. The First Age began at Year 1 Ya.C. (Years after Creation) until every living member of the first five generations had passed away. Their decedents going back to the Twelfth Generation still live, with the eldest being born in year 2665. The current year is 3715 Ya.C.
Creation: First Generation
Born between 100-800 years after Creation, Second Generation
Born 200-1000 years after Creation, Third Generation
Born 350 – 1200 years after Creation, Fourth Generation
Born 550 – 1400 year after Creation, Fifth Generation
Born 750 – 1550 year after Creation, Sixth Generation
Born 1000 – 1800 years after Creation, Seventh Generation
Born 1250 – 2000 years after Creation, Eighth Generation
Born 1500 – 2200 Ya.C., Ninth Generation
Born 1750 – 2400 Ya.C. Tenth Generation
Born 2000 – 2700 Ya. C. Eleventh Generation; First Age ended ~2550 Ya.C - after the death of last of those born to the fifth generation
Born 2400 – 3100 Ya. C Twelve Generation – First Age ends ~2550
Second Age Begins around 2550 Ya.C.
Born 2600 – 3300 Ya. C Thirteenth Generation
Born 2850 – 3550 Ya. C Fourteenth Generation
Born 3000 – 3700 Ya.C Fifteenth Generation; Second age ends ~ 3550 after death of the last of those born of the 10th Generation
Third Age Begins ~ 3550 Ya.C.
Born 3250 – 4000 Ya. C Sixteenth Generation
Born 3500- 4200 Seventeenth Generation
Born 3700 ~ 4400 Eighteenth Generation will be born during this time period.
Towards the start of the Third Age, a great freeze took hold of Ebos. The Dendra flew out in all directions and upon their return, it was confirmed: All of Ebos was experiencing winter. The weather and seasonal patterns they had observed for millennia were no longer valid. Crops and herds died, but The Dendra were thankful to see how quickly the forest adapted. The Tannsgrisnirs grew thick striped coats, mushrooms could be cultivated in heaps of warm decomposing materials (a process that was also utilized to warm the glass rooms) and their dormant fruit and nut trees were quickly overtaken by vines of a golden berry, whose sweet juice was often fermented into a crisp Winter Wine.
For twenty years the Dendra waited for the world to change back, all while attempting to explain the long winter or find some observable pattern, but there was nothing. A fear spread that the Third Age would be known only as the Age of Ice and Snow, and that children born in this time would know only the freeze.
In the thousands of years since their Creation, the Dendra had known peace, health and abundance, which allowed them to leisurely study and create. This strange new time was bringing about hardships and forcing innovations. They would need to branch out from their forests in ways they never had before, seeking assistance and trade from whatever other sentient beings they came across.
They hoped that the other creatures of Ebos would recognize their dire need for fellowship.
Where I am going with this is that the Dendra have lived in comfort for thousands of years, just relaxing and studying and flying, writing books about the natural sciences and developing simple medicines. They’ve had no need to branch out – but that is changing.
Soon after Silvano took the appearance of a fallen Dendra, the “Ice Age” began on Ebos. His nomadic Vaal offspring would now be around 20 years old. The bloodline of Dendra he started with his woman, thousands of years ago, still has their own family tree, but not everyone has the shifting gene and those who do have kept it secret.
Over the past several thousand years they’ve invented paper and writing products, agriculture and natural sciences, and simple clothing, armor and weaponry. I can add Savagery if anyone reading this thinks it’s necessary. :)
Sorry it's been four months :(