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Atsiq (from Holy Sod Atsȳki /atˈsyːki/) is the smallest continent of Sahar, located in the northern Asura Ocean halfway between Alpa and Miraria. It is the only continent inhabited predominantly by nonhumans; more than ninety percent of the natives are dalar.
The first dalar arrived on Atsiq about 12,000 years ago from Alpa and made their way towards the south coast over the next millennia, establishing the first permanent settlements only during the last few centuries BC. They developed an economy based on rice farming, with few domesticated animals and little seaworthy watercraft, and fragmented into innumerable petty chiefdoms ruled by matriarchs that engaged in almost continuous warfare. Migrations along the main rivers established several population centres in South and West Atsiq. In 803, a Cananganamese expedition under Sunt Rhashashrveesa landed on Atsiq.