Galas Malatars history can be divided into three Eras, The First Era was that of the Zu'Aan, from their rise in the dawn of civilization to their fall to the Vampyres. The Old Zu'Aan Empire was once great and it fell to it's own hubris. It was because some scientists tried to play God. What they made got out of the lab and brought ruin to their people. What they made were an alternate race of beings called Vampyres, violent, blood drinkers that wanted to kill and infect all they can. In fear, the governments of Atea, the most powerful country on the planet, destroyed the largest cities in the world.
This started a war that brought devastation to the once peaceful world of Galas Malatar. The war made the Zu'Aan governments and groups choose sides and fight each other and the Vampyre clans that formed. Some Zu'Aan from major cities were hidden under ground in bunkers, others found shelter were they could, and some fled to the wild. The surviving Vampyres also found shelter in what places could in the wilds. The Second Era is that of the Vampyres, from their rise to the times before the Third Era.
The time of the Vampyres covers their birth in the labs of the Old Zu'Aan Empire and the Old Zu'Aan Empire's fall to the dark times of the Shattering of 2E 10000 to 2E 15000. In this time the Zu'Aan form the bunkers and build large cities with high walls. Their was Zu'Aan that fled to the wild and became primitive tribal groups. The Vampyre clans stayed were they were and became mutants that adapted to the land around them. One reason for the Shattering was that a gigantic volcanic eruption in 2E 16500 had resulted in the coldest winters in recorded history.
Many of the planet's volcanoes began to erupt during that cold winter and did for over 100 years, blocking out the sun and killing a lot of plant life. This meant that other animals did not get food and could not live. Many Vampyre clans fought and died with many Zu'aan cites and tribes, who's names have been lost to history now, that was a dark time on this world. Now is the beginning of the Third Era. The Third Era is the time of great suffering and war, a time in which two civilizations, that of the Zu'Aan and the Vampyres are slowing dying out.
Now, an ice age is coming and as the ice and cold closes in, so does the food slowly run out and the Vampyre clans and Zu'Aan groups fight each other to try and live a decade more.