Terran's Ponderous Campaign
Discovery of Kalifaa
Kalifaa’s unique topography is the main reason it has taken so long for the region to be settled. Surrounded on all sides with cliffs and mountains (and the only overtly “open” portion being a desert), and the entrance to it’s largest bay often hidden by fog and cliffs; ancient passersby believed there to be no reason to explore, much less settle the area. It was not known that the interior of was open until a few hundred years before “now”. Indeed, older maps simply show a solid range of mountains, where now it is known that there are wide and fertile lands.
Naturally over time, a few settlers trickled in here and there, and a few of those even realized the potential of the region, yet kept it to themselves. But, once the truth was discovered and became public knowledge, it took a remarkably short amount of time for Kalifaa to be settled, and eventually declare itself a Republic.