Coran was victorious in the Bral-Corani War, which lasted from 179-186 NDE. Settlers from Bralholme had established trading outposts on the main land, near where the city of Nulad lies today. The Corani people believed these settlements were an incursion upon their sovereignty, and many of the tribes united to attack the Brallic settlers. After the first attacks, Bralholme sent thousands of soldiers to defend their settlements. For the first few years, the forces of Bralholme were pushing towards victory, and even expanding their territories on the main land. Tides turned when manufacturers from the Great Republic supplied the people of Coran with guns, explosives, and even vehicles at what some say was an incredibly reduced rate. The Brallic were driven from Coran, and many of the more warlike tribes began using their new weapons against their fellow Corani.
The tribal leaders Gand îm-Kilin, Burad and Tharak c ame i n to prominence during the war with Bralholme. Tharak in particular has become a warlord of terrifying skill. He has led the Unir tribe to conquest and pillage, transforming the once peaceful herders into the most dangerou s tribe in Coran.
Coran was largely left out of the Accordance War thanks to its inhospitable climate and terrain. There are many rumors and legends of Great Republic agents undergoing covert missions in the area, as well as local tribe leaders who helped capture Corani mages and transfer them to the Great Republic once the arrest and neutralization of unnaturals became a priority of the war effort.
The people of Coran are largely known as nomadic tribesmen and herders. While no complete listing is known, it’s estimated th at over three dozen different tribes live in the Coran deserts. Tribe identity is much stronger than national identity in Coran, most tribesmen think of themselves as Unir or Nulad or Kal-ios rather than Corani. Corani iving outside Coran have a strong national identity rather than tribal.
The once disparate tribes of the Corani people have become increasingly united in the last fifty years, led by one charismatic warrior king after another. Improved irrigation techniques have transformed many of the formerly nomadic Corani tribes in to settlements, especially along the eastern coast. The port city of Nulad has become the heart of this new Corani civilization, boasting steamships, a train station, and a new university.