(This is a guide created by me to inform you on how this region developed, where this region developed, why this region developed, and anythng in between like political and wars)
Brief Overview of the beginning:
The story starts off right before a major expansion of the city of Yandavara. The year that the city was founded is estimated to be around 1350 to 1360. The first settlers probably arrived in the 1330's. It started off as a small village. But the founders must have left notes or journals of where they are going in their desk or anything relative to that because people started heading for the shore of the largest island Fleranzio. On the very south shore of Fleranzio is where the founding families settled. The founding families were the Gerios and the Lorezios. With the population of immigrants coming from Tuscany and Venice, the Gerios and the Lorezios ordered the construction of the dock to help the people enter easily. However, Venice found out of where their citizens are going and banned them from going to Yandavara. Then the fearsome Venetian Fleet came into their docks to reclaim any Venetian former citizens. The Gerios and the Lorezios risked their lives to escort the people to safety. They hid them in the northern-most reaches of Fleranzio. The Fleet came and demanded where the people where. After the fleet came up with no evidence that Venetian people were here, they searched other islands of the region.
After that, mostly expansion hit Yandavara. According to the city journal, the Mertucia Ravenna was the old home of the rulers of Yandavara. Here is the Mertucia Ravenna.
The Mertucia Ravenna was estimated to be built around 1370-1380 when the Lorezios lived there. The Gerios lived in the building south of it. You can see the north western corner of it inthis picture but you can see it in any of the overview pictures of Yandavara. in 1440 the Medici (the ruling family of Tuscany) sent armies to conquer Haludua. They captured it but allowed the Lorezios and the Gerios to keep some influence over it. Eventually, The Gerios were angered by this decision because they were from Tuscany themselves (the Gerios were from Venice.) They packed up and left for the closest island to Yandavara. This island was only but a couple kilometers south of Fleranzio. There they started a town and called it Mertucia in honor of their close friends. They declared their independence from Tuscany while also declaring their independence from the Lorezios too.
Eventually, the Lorezios declared their independence from Tuscany. and fromed their own republic. They declared Mertucia part of their republic which caused the war.
Now that I got that out of the way, I might as well tell you why they fromed this region: they wanted independence from the doges of Venice and the Medicis of Florence. They felt that there wasn't enough representation in their government, so they packed up and left.
Now where, south of the Most Serene Republic of Venice.
Now for those who want a hint in the future development of Haludua here they are. I suggest that those who don't want even a hint in the future of this journal, I suggest you don't read this.
Now this isn't much of a huge spoiler, all I'm doing is telling you key areas of the region's development.
Areas of interest:
Most of those are major wars that happen during the course of events. I created a log of events just on the same day that this guide was created.
As for the journal now, I need some ideas for the expansion of both Yandavara and Mertucia. Right next to Yandavara is a river. Across that river is more land (of course.) There are two ideas up for consideration. Build a bridge across the river making it easier for trading goods, or expand the city to the river and focus more on expanding north were there is more fertile soil and also making it easier to defend the city.
For Mertucia, there are three ideas. One is to expand the farms and the city walls to provide better protection and making it easier to defend themselves against siege. Another is to search for more minerals to increase trading to the city therefore increasing city profits so that they could use the money for providing more housing and the funding to get more parks and plazas in te town. The third idea, use the settlers that are ready for anything to expand across the waters to a different Island. Please add your vote to the comments. Government by the people, right?