Sassic civilization

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Sassic civilization
~300 BCE–1356 CE
Location of Sassics
Sassic Cultural distribution at the height of their conquest and in the modern day.
Capital Unknown
Languages Old Sassic
Religion Tacitanianism
Government Non-hereditary Monarchy
Historical era Classical antiquity, Early Middle Ages
 •  First Sassic cultures distinguished in Vazandia ~300 BCE
 •  The last Sassic cultures are incorporated into Kingdom of Granzery 1356 CE
Today part of

The Sassic civilization was a civilization that existed in Granzery during the early middle ages. Sassic tribes migrated south from Eastern Vazandia during the 4th and 5th Centuries CE, settling in western Granzery, eastern Ordia and southern Antitanca some time during the mid 5th Century CE. The Sassic migratory tribes clashed with the native Bastarnae cultures that inhabited the region prior. They created one of the largest Vazandisch-culture Empires of the early middle ages, and were instrumental in spreading Tacitanianism to Granzery, and by extension, eastern Vesperia.

The oldest indications of a distinct Sassic culture were found in the far east of Vazandia, and have been dated back to approximately 300BCE. Pottery shards found in a Sassic tomb bear distinct markings representing Sassic culture, the tomb also included multiple weapons buried with the corpses, indicating that Sassic warriors were culturally entombed with their weapons.

These Sassic cultures were pushed out of eastern Vazandia by invading TBA nomadic tribes as early as the 2nd Century CE, migrating south, the first indication of Sassic cultures in Antitanca have been dated back as early as 127CE. The first Bastarnae records accounting encounters between Sassic Tribes and the Bastarnae occur in 231CE, although archaeological evidence suggests Bastarnae traders may have been in contact with Sassic tribes as early as 50 years prior.

As the Bastarnae Kingdom suffered ongoing crises in the late 3rd Century, the Sassic tribes were united under a chieftain named later as Emenaric the Sassic. The unified Sassic Empire crushed the Bastarnae Empire during the Sassic wars, conquering large swathes of western Bastarnae including the cities of Karasuka and Giraia. They maintained these cultural borders, reaching as far south as Oskorev, until finally collapsing into infighting between petty kingdoms after the death of Emenaric IV in 735CE.

The Grozyar invasion of Granzery and Slavic tribes advancing north from central and southern Oskorev into northern Oskorev and Sytrica pushed these Sassic kingdoms slowly towards the marshes of modern day Szász-Nagykun. The last Sassic petty Kingdoms were conquered by the expanding Kingdom of Granzery by 1356CE.

The distinct Sassic culture merged with the broader Vazandian culture in the period from the 16th to 19th Centuries CE during occupation by the Holy Vazandisch Empire. This amalgamation is considered to be, in the modern day, the creation of the current Sassic population in Granzery, leading to a unique dialect of Vazandian which includes loanwords from some slavic languages as well as Granzerian.

Today, the Granzerian census counts the number of modern Sassic-speaking people number 98,230 , mostly in Szász-Nagykun, with 16,299 reported as speaking only Sassic. Sassics represent the fourth largest cultural group in Granzery today, after Granzerians, Karpatians and Straknians.