The land of Yokurgin was hewn from many volcanic explosions in the year which has since been designated 0. Some of the volcanoes which first shaped the landscape of Yokurgin are still active in the Tephilin region of Kurok.
The first settlers in Yokurgin came from Todhrokh in the year 32. They settled in the area which would become Spirilidon. The first settlements were established by the year 33, and the first town, though greatly changed and expanded upon, still exists today as the port of Nasquah.
The settlement grew, and spread out, until much of the south of the country was occupied. During these formative years, there was no government, and society was formed out of trade and family.
By the year 46, there were better than twenty settlements across the south of Yokurgin. Inslin Baphette, a family patriarch and intellectual, announced himself king, and was widely accepted by the various communities of Yokurgin. With help from his family and friends, he built Castle Baphette as his residence.
Strife broke out in the year 66, when a rival family declared its intent to rule. The revolution was quashed, but it left an indelible mark on the country. The communities of Yokurgin became more withdrawn, heading for the first time into the north of the country. By the year 68, borders had been drawn, and the seven provinces of Yokurgin were born.
Different groups of settlers attempted to establish their own kingdoms. There was fighting between the different communities, and in the year 81, King Baphette was slain. For a time, there was chaos, with numerous men of ambition attempting to stake their claim as ruler.
Finally, in 109, in the province of Judmipar, Othar Tutt vanquished the last of his foes and established himself as ruler of Yokurgin. He built around him the city of Kalegren, which would later become Marsheusis, and aided relations and trade between the provinces.
A time of peace began, with the provinces establishing themselves into what they are today. In the year 540, Yokurgin began trading with the neighbouring country of Fyrsobarthe. It was around this time that word of the Orbs of Yokurgin was first heard. Where these mysterious artefacts came from, and what their purpose was, was unknown, and still is to this day.
In 1124, Yokurgin entered a period of strife. The economy was in dire straits, and the ruler, Grigor Lansen, was forced from the throne. Yokurgin teetered on the brink of civil war, until Soman Perecuse took the throne. King Perecuse was considered one of the wisest and most benevolent rulers in Yokurgin’s history, overseeing the construction of two huge bridges to cross the Charbaine River and stimulating the economy.
For years, the provinces of Yokurgin were unified once again, trading amongst themselves and aiding each other where necessary.
In the year 1172, King Perecuse died, and an even more beloved King took the throne. Yokurgin was more prosperous than ever, until, in 1198, with no provocation, the nation of Fyrsobarthe declared war on Yokurgin. The King, a peaceful man, did his best to avoid bloodshed, but after repeated attacks on the country, including a devastating assault on the province of Naiju that left the great city of Bethelgane ruined, he sent soldiers to Fyrsobarthe.
Now, four years later, the war still rages, and it has had a profound effect on the country. The provinces are more isolated than ever, and trade has all but stopped. Hagoph is now dominated by a toxic wilderness known as the Narshair Wastelands, and since unsuccessful peace talks with King Gulhammel of Fyrsobarthe, the King has become weary and withdrawn. Attacks from Fyrsobarthe have lessened, but the inhabitants of this small country still feel the dread spectre of war hanging over them.