|| Before the day of Awakening, they say we used to live very little... Only a few days or Moons!|
And most of that time, we were helpless larvae... Marriage marked the end of life!
It's inconceivable nowadays. For one, we don't even remember being larvae!
Truly, becoming an adult is like being born. And then, we get to enjoy this beautiful land for many years.
It's hard to not pity our ancestors, who had to give up life soon after becoming aware of it...!
|The Crowning of Elizant II
||After tears were shed over Elizant's too sudden retirement, it was time to crown the new Queen.|
Elizant's speech radiated power over kindness, leaving many uneasy.
Altough everyone cheered, doubt and fear festered amongst the populace.
They could only wait and pray their new Queen would be just.
||It had been just one moon after Queen Elizant II took the throne.|
Farmer ants kept reporting the disappearance of many Aphid Eggs!
After a thorough investigation, a band of seventeen ladybugs were found to be the culprits.
Her Majesty acted quick, and restricted entry of most ladybugs from the Ant Kingdom.
As of the time this book was written, many special permits are required for them to visit.
The move was seen as very controversial, and has been the Queen's most criticized decision.
It remains to be seen how our generation will handle the shifts caused by this event.
||After the Day of Awakening, many bugs changed form, We "evolved" to be able to live as we do now.|
But not all bugs evolved, some remained untouched by the awakening. We call them "lesser bugs".
Spiders, Midges, Weevils and some others did not gain sentience. They remained unchanged.
The causes for that are still being researched. But unless another "Day of Awakening" happens, it will be difficult to study the changes.
However, it's been concluded lesser bugs have become more ferocious and will attack bugs that come near them.
|The Everlasting Sapling
||It is said that the sapling was a creation of the roaches.
The legends of the saplings have brought the first settlers to Bugaria, bringing upon the creation of the Ant Kingdom.
According to legends, it is said that eating even one of its leaves will grant immortality to the bug that eats it.
Our only clue to its whereabouts are artifacts mentioned in ancient texts.
They say one resides in Snakemouth Den, but its dangers have proven too much to conquer.
Was it truly made by the Roaches? Could it have caused the Roaches to vanish?
I hope this chapter of history will be cleared up in my lifetime.
|A Brief History of Bees
||The bees are close allies with the Ants, and came in shortly after Elizant I settled down in these lands.|
While they used to make honey themselves, technological advancements made robotic drones slowly take over the honey's production.
Many bees of the newer generation, barring scholars, do not fully understand how to make it.
Their society is mostly composed of females, with males residing in the Queen's chambers.
|A Brief History of Wasps
||Although they've been around long before Elizant I's arrival, the Wasps live just outside of Bugaria. This, the Ants hold the title of first settlers.|
They control most of the northern territory composing of the Far Grasslands
and Wild Swamplands, and will attack anyone they catch intruding.
Due to a history of internal conflict, even the young are well-versed in military tactics and combat.
|A Brief History of Termites
||The Termites, like the Wasps, lived in these lands before Elizant I, and like them, live just outside Bugaria.|
An isolationist society, they say the Termites were close allies of the Roaches and as such possess advanced technology within their dome.
Unlike Bees and Ants, the Termites possess both male and female soldiers and workers in their society.
They are also very good builders and know how to use clay well.
||The roaches are the oldest of the bugs that rose after what they call the Day of Awakening.|
Having mastered the art of crystals, their civilization rose on top of this abundant power source.
However, they suddenly disappeared. Many have speculated on the reason.
Popular sentiment is some sort of civil war must've led their civilization to crumble.
Personally, I doubt it. Surely some would have remained, then?
If some roaches did survive, they live far from Bugaria. Perhaps not even they would know of what their ancestors did.
|The Lost Art of Flight
||History tells of insects soaring the sky, covering great distances.|
Nowadays only the bees, wasps, and a few lesser species seem to retain that privilege.
Even so, most bugs continue to possess wings.
Day to day life doesn't quite need flight, so perhaps we as a collective have evolved past it.
Could it be, that one day bees will not flap their wings any longer?
||According to data found in ancient roach slabs, mantises used to have claws instead of hands before the Day of Awakening.
What a weird way to live, how would they be able to hold stuff to make art, or even cook nowadays?
Thinking about it, this might be why they have an affinity for sharp tools. Fascinating.
Some lesser mantids and mimics still have claws instead of hands. Such a pity.
||Many crystals exist around the world, filled with a mysterious power.|
The old roaches learned how to harness their magic, and crystals are now used as power sources for many machinery and other things.
No current side effects from crystal exposure are known, making them relatively safe.
Some children's tales mention that sometimes sounds can be heard from them if in a quiet enough place. Probably fake.
Archaeologists say these crystals appeared at the same time the Day of Awakening started, suggesting a link between them and that event.
||Bugs can be classified in two types: Social, and loners.|
Social bugs usually have a single Queen, the mother of the colony.
Although all individuals are siblings, they do not tend to see it that way.
Some individuals grow closer to others by choice, creating their own small "family cell".
Social bugs are separated into workers or civilians.
Workers are born to protect and take care of running the colony.
Workers take their job very seriously and will fulfill their duties the best they can.
Recently, some workers have rebelled to lead a loner life. This too, could be an evolution?
Civilians form family bonds more easily, and care for the general well-being of their colony
It should be noted that social bugs referring to their Queen as "mother" is considered a taboo.
The Queen, however, has freedom to call others their children.
||Something about the pollen collected from Bugarian flowers causes the honey produced here to be super sweet, but also super volatile|
If the honey is mixed too thick or heated up too much, it becomes alive and turns into a being called an "Abomihoney"
Scientists are still trying to figure out what causes the honey to turn into these beasts.
Many tests point towards crystal fragments in the plants of Bugaria being the culprit, but there's no conclusive proof.
|Berries as Currency
||It is unknown how long bugs have been using these specific types if berries as currency, but it is a very effective method.|
Hard, long lasting and very bitter, these berries are almost never eaten for their horrible taste. Their small size is perfect for carrying them around, too!
There have been recorded cases of some bugs actually enjoying eating these berries, but almost no one can stomach their taste.
||There are some rare berries in Bugaria that are worth a lot. A LOT! We call them Dark Cherries.|
A red counterpart has been found in the Eastern Lands, but due to how common they are, they aren't as sought after.
The dark variants strangely seem to only grow underground. meanwhile, the red ones grow in tall trees...
In any case, some bugs have a keen sense of smell for Dark Cherries. They're hired to find them so that they may be sold to collectors.