The History
Tira's original inhabitants are unknown to its present-day residents. Even so, the islands are littered with artifacts from their past, ranging from crude cave drawings to ornate sculptures.
Following the departure (or demise) of whomever first claimed our shores as "home," the isles were likely a lawless and uncivilized place. After all that is how the Reins family found it - sparsely populated by Farmers, Villagers, mercenaries, and criminals-in-flight...people valuing freedom and self-determination above all else. 
Seeking to expand their influence, the Reins of Fulvian Falls also now lay claim to the Isles of Tira. Thus, the predicament facing all of Tira's various peoples is clear: How can such divergent interests be reconciled...and at what cost?