Saint Holden Ancient History
The earliest civilization to appear around the Holden isles was the Fendini civilization in modern day Della Cruz Island, which lasted approximately from 2700 BC to 1450 BC, and on the on the Holden mainland from ca. 2800 BC to 2100 BC.
Little specific information is known about the Fendini. They were primarily a mercantile people engaged in overseas trade, taking advantage of the land's rich natural resources. Timber at that time was an abundant natural resource that was commercially exploited and exported to nearby lands.
Although the causes of their demise are uncertain, they were eventually invaded by the Sambini's from mainland Holden. Their invasion took place around 1400 BC.
Sambini Holdinia, also known as Bronze Age Holdinia. It lasted from the arrival of the Holdini's in the east around 1600 BC to the collapse of their Bronze Age civilization around 1100 BC.
Sambini civilization was dominated by a warrior aristocracy. Around 1400 BC the Sambini extended their control to Della Cruz, center of the Fendini civilization.
Around 1100 BC the Sambini civilization collapsed. Numerous cities were sacked and the region entered what historians see as a dark age. During this period Holdinia experienced a decline in population and literacy. The Sambini themselves have traditionally blamed this decline on an invasion by another wave of Holdini people, the Zizonians, although there is scant archaeological evidence for this view.
By far the most renowned of the Sambini peoples was a great warrior named Holden (Pronounced 'Oo' 'Dan'). Sambini myths say that Holden led the Sambini in a thousand wars and slayed the Great Beast of the Dark God.