Founded out of nessessity 1000 years ago by general Yoshi, the country of Yoshin occuped a medium sized territory north of Ioshin and bordering the horse tribes and woodelves. Yoshin was formed around 1000 years ago when the kingdoms of present day Ioshin, who they had always been in a standing war with, began uniting under the rule/command of Lord Ichi. The people of the northern territories, present day Yoshin, in responce, united their forces and voted Yoshi as the High General. For years Yoshi defended the north from Ichi’s armies until the two men fianly called a truce. After the war, Yoshi relinquished command of the northern armies back to their respective lords. The lords of the north were releived to have their forces back in their control, but infighting between the lords soon led to revolution by the common folk. The reign of lords and kingdoms came to an end when the peoples new government, a representative based senete, voted to make Yoshi High General once more, to protect their lands. Yoshi, who had stayed out of the conflict, agreed and acted as high general for years.
The Giant War:
Yoshin, like many countries, was hit early and hit hard by Kin. in 1848, the first year of the war, the giants poured through a valley pass in the Gods Wall. The army was so massive that the ancient citidel Sanjeon was overrun within a week. With great losses at Sanjeon and a road into Yoshin now open, fighting the Kin became much more difficult. Yoshin ranks clashed with orc and goblin, their bows and balista proved to be no mach for the mobility and power of Hill and Stone giant artillery. Losses were great and training of conscripted troops became a constant sight near the major cities.
The High General organized squads ten to twenty strong, skilled fighters, magic users and healers to conduct hit and run attacks against their enemies while their main armies faught head on. The Gwanrang as they became known operated for months deep in enemy held territory conducting strikes on a continual basis. Many Gwanrang were lost, many survived, but all did their part in the long war. By the “end” of the war, Yoshin had managed to hold only half of their kingdom. The end of the war as seen by most was never fully seen by the Yoshin. As fighting died down in the elven lands, the Kin who had been fighting there seemed to consolidate within the Kin held Yoshin land. Armies no longer serged into Yoshin, but the large unmotivated Kin armies in western Yoshin still remained and fiercely held their newly claimed territory, their armies used mostly in defense but constantly raiding Yoshin controlled east.
In 1897, Kin raids pressing hard against the western border with no end in sight, the High General, with senete spproval, anounced plans to leave their war torn land and travel to the shores their ancestors had set forth from thousands of years ago. The ambitious move was set in motion durring the war when the senete and the high general were searching for options to escape the losing war. An old scholer presented to the senete an ancient scroll found in a hidden vault in Sanjeon long ago. The Scroll had been brought to the capital more then 100 years ago, but was lost in the capitals archives when the scholer studying it passed away. The scroll was rediscovered ten years ago while scholers were organizing the archives in case moving them would be needed to protect the information contained within. The translations with the scroll provoked the curators curiosity and he ordered the rest translated.
What could be read and translated from the scroll spoke of the origins of the Yoshin, and Ioshin. The Scroll spoke of the Tassian empire which had dispatched armies to cross the sea thousands of years ago to fight upon the shores of Vishal. Using the information provided in the scrolls, scout ships were sent to the east, across the great ocean to discover the ancient home of their ancestors. The scouts returned half a year later to report a land of ancient ruins, uninhabited by intelligent creatures. The information was kept by the senete for many years, until 1897 when the plan to resettle in Tass was anounced to the general public. A fleet of ships was built and gathered, ships from Elmeria aided early ventures to Tass, and joined the transportation fleet in 1901. In 1901, the massive fleet of Yoshin, Elmerian and Horse tribe ships left the shores of Vishal, their backs being guarded by Ioshin who had moved troops into the abandoned Yoshin territory durring the early stages of evacuation.
The Yoshin main transportaion fleet arrived in Tass in 1902, spring, with many ships arriving at varius points later having been blown off course. Nearly 75,000 Yoshin people arrived on the western shore of the bay of Tass, 20,000 more in transit and 10-15,000 who never left Vishal. Joining with the Yoshin were 2,000 horse tribe people and a few thousand of other races. When they arrived they found that the early settlers had been hard at work securing the new land and building basic infrastructure for the arriving citizans. Over the last year, the Yoshin people have done very well, building up new towns and the new capital in the Tassan plains.