A cataclysmic event banished the fabled Giants to another world, leaving only bugs and other creatures behind. The Roaches gained sapience after this event, giving birth to civilization.Crystals served as an abundant power source for the Roaches, having appeared at the same time that the Day of Awakening started. It is suggested by the Roach texts that a massive crystal known as the Mother Crystal fell from the sky during the Day of Awakening, providing all of Bugaria protection from the outside world under its powerful aura. The Mother Crystal is believed to reside deep below the Forsaken Lands.
Later on, many other types of bugs changed form and became sapient as well. However, certain "lesser bugs," such as Spiders, Midges, and Weevils did not react to the Awakening, and remained unchanged, for some unknown reason. These Lesser Bugs are ferocious, and attack bugs that come near them. Some Ants, Bees, Wasps, and other bugs failed to evolve with the rest, causing long disputes between them and their evolved counterparts, who did not view them as equals. With the passage of time, these bugs eventually all experienced the Awakening.
It is hypothesized that the Roaches created The Everlasting Sapling, which may explain why they mysteriously vanished. Legends surrounding the sapling say that eating even one of its leaves will grant immortality. Attracted by this legend, the first ants arrived in Bugaria, settling down to form the Ant Kingdom.
Shortly after the founding of the Ant Kingdom with Queen Elizant I as its ruler, the Bees also started a kingdom of their own, and became close allies with the Ants.
It is rumored that during Elizant I's rule, the Roaches that lived in Snakemouth Den faced a sudden demise. In one night, Snakemouth Den was thereafter inhabited by fungi monsters. Expeditions into Snakemouth Den have always suffered losses, so the search to find out why the roaches disappeared was put on hold.
At some point during her rule, Elizant I visited the Dead Lands, and fought its creatures to ensure peace for Bugaria.
After Elizant I's passing, which her grieving subjects felt was too soon, it was time for a new Queen to be crowned. Rather than kindness, Elizant I's daughter, Elizant II, seemed to radiate power, leaving many citizens of the Ant Kingdom worried about the future.
The night after Elizant II took her throne, farmer Ants reported the disappearance of many Aphid Eggs. A thorough investigation concluded that a band of seventeen Ladybugs were responsible. Acting quickly, Elizant II restricted the entry of most Ladybugs into the Ant Kingdom. This decision was highly controversial, and has led to criticism of the new Queen.