The Michenga Nation began as a defensive alliance, formed between 5 related clans.
My honored ancestors arrived in what is now the Great Lakes Region of North America.They were a nomadic people, constantly on the move following the migrating herds that were the source of food clothing and shelter for the People.
A devastating extended drought lasting several decades , in approximately 12000 B C, had caused a mass migration out of North Eastern Asia.
Great herds of mastedon, giant bison, camels, and wild horses, left their natural plains, in search of precious water and new grazing lands.
The Michenga Clans followed the herds.
Their sworn enemy, the savage Mongols, a race of blood thirsty mounted warriors,also followed the migrating herds.
The flight from the dust bowl that had become much of the Asia land mass, led across the vast Steppes of Eastern Asia, across the Bering Straights, and gradually spreading across much of northern North America.
The Mongol allies were the wild packs of werewolves that acted as a hunting pack, picking off the fatest and slowest of the herds, consuming the choisest of the beating organs, and leaving hamstrung and wounded game for the Mongols to feast upon.
The final retreat of the glaciers had left the far northern tundra of the North American land mass, bereft of much vegitation and game. Starvation, and death pushed the herds of herbivores and sunsequently the predators south.
The Michenga were on a constant state of alert. The ancient wards of garlic and star matter had traditionally been a good defense against the dark predators, but apparently was more effective warding off vampires, while werewolves seemed to be better able to tolerate the magic.