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In 2371, the Lazy Palms tribe, a subgroup of the Pabap people, declared war on Nama and invaded the aboriginal homeland of Kava.


See Lenian languages for many languages.

It is also possible, in fact likely, that the Lazy Palms ended up speaking the Oyster language at some point not long after 2371.


The Pūgàya people, whose name derived from their emblem featuring two "lazy" palm trees that crossed each other, broke with their home nation's long tradition of pacifism by invading Nama in the year 2371 and promising no end to their war until they had secured an independent homeland. Their home nation, Paba, denounced the Lazy Palms' new war but, because of their pacifist tradition, they also refused to help Nama fight off the invaders.

The Pūgaya people dressed in white and were the only example of Lenians ever referring to themselves as "white people". Earlier, they had been nudists, but as they pushed northwards into mountainous territory, they realized they needed to wear clothes to protect themselves from the elements.

However, the Palms also saw themselves as one with nature, and allowed wolves to live within their settlements, and refused to burn tracts of forest that housed other dangerous animals. The wolves never attacked them, but many Palms were eaten or killed by wildcats.

Early contacts with outside peoples

The Palms declared loyalty to a distant Lenian tribe called Čappini. Then, the dark-skinned Nik tribe, based in southwestern Paba, signed an alliance with the Palms. Soon, a troop of 250 Crystals moved to Kava and set up a pig farm that occupied half of Kava's coastland. The Palms had promised their settlers that they would allow no foreign peoples to occupy their land, but their military was too weak to expel the Crystals, and so they were forced to sign a treaty with the Crystals declaring that the Palms and Crystals were allies. Soon, many of the Crystal settlers married Palms and blended into Palm society.

Lastly, the Oysters (FILTER) signed a pact with Kava, hoping that Kava would allow the Oysters to move in and use Kava as a pathway to a further invasion of Nama. The Oyster language soon became the dominant language of Kava.

Later history

Kava was the parent nation of Meromo.