The high point of the old Maedari High Kingdom came in the period before the wars against the Cheloisans, as told in The Epics. The Arduq and Aracan had for the most withdrawn, and the Maedari flourished and prospered, their towns spreading out across the great plains, while their smiths forged amazing artwork and jewelery of bronze, gold and silver. The period marked the middle bronze age for the Maedari.
The Maedari were no longer the only men by that stage, for the ancestors of the Chelosians, Vacec, Amarans and Tagosans, among others, had begun to arrive in the north of Aesvar.
It was a time of great heroes and champions. The greatest of these were the men – and one woman – whose exploits were told in the Maedari Book of Deeds. Starting with Cavraean, the first High King, it is a collection of twenty-three kings and heroes, and their stories. Chariot riding, spear wielding, they clashed with monsters and with the earliest of the Chelosian raiders.
During this period, the Maedari first forged their alliance with the minotaurs. The earliest contact with them saw the High Kings employ the minotaurs to build their great halls. This soon turned into an alliance.
Prior to this period, the Maedari had limited experience with the sea and sailing. According to legend, Awn the Red, one fo the heroes of the Maedari Book of Deeds, was the first to take to the sea, and from those early steps, forged a tradition that by the time of the Commonwealth Chronicles had established Maedar as one of the leading maritime powers.
The High Kingdom faced a threat though. As more and more Chelosians arrived, the clashes for land across the great plains grew more frequent, leading up to the wars that form the great saga known as The Epics.