Thanks to Tatanko for some of the images I used in this first installment of Chernarus’s history. More to come on modern day Chernarus and its Civil war and the following infection that takes place just after. Enjoy 🙂
Image Taken By: Tatanko
The first settlements in the area date back to 5th Century B.C. When the valleys of the Burnaja and Svetlaya rivers were inhabited by Skyth tribes and nomads, who later formed the Takmyr and Karzeg nations. Which are current day Karzegistan and Takistan and Takmyr being the capital of Takistan. The center of modern Chernarus had been founded in the delta of the Burnaya River and on the coast, divided from the Zagorie region which was under the supremacy of a Moscow Principate by the Black Mountains ridge.
The Slavic population constantly had to fight off the raiders from the southwest so it was traditionally bound with Russia, but always kept its independence. In the 12th Century it was controlled by dukes, in the 13th century it was united by Taras Kozub. The Kozub dynasty ruled until 1631.
Chernarus has several old castle ruins and fortresses, which were built at during the 11th and 12th century by Duke Kozlov, for protecting important roads and grounds, which were often attacked from the sea and by southwestern raiders and such. The Pik Kozlova mountain just east of Chernogorsk is named after Duke Kozlov.