An ancient people centered on the River Kiyaj, the Liealb founded the powerful empire of Thearak and the influential religion of Iralliam before being conquered by their longtime rivals, the Uggor. Uggor states ruled the greater major part of the Liealb people, with the Kingdom of Kilar (liealb albeit with significant Zyesh influence) along maintaining independence, save for a brief intermission in Uggor rule after the fall of the Kratoan Empire. It was only in the seventh century SR that upheaval in the Holy Moti Empire and war with the Karapeshai Exatai resulted in the formerly Uggor ruled regions coming under the stewardship of the Kingdom of Kilar the Grand-Patriarchate in Opios, and the Kothari Exatai.