The Oscadian people had been ruined by one war after another -- despite being in what they thought was a relatively quiet corner of the world. Their state finally being destroyed, the people resolved to flee further north, where no one at all could harm them; they called this new state Elets. Alas, trouble followed them north, in particular, roving bands of Vithana, who conquered them and brought them into the orbit of the Karapeshai Exatai.