An ancient Empire that once spread its influence across the seas, Galara is responsible for the widespread nature of humanity. No matter how ancient a human group may seem, Galara was their original homeland. Little is remembered of the Galarans, especially since they hardly impacted Malia at all, aside from trying and failing to create structure, but we still remember that they had bronze weapons, a powerful navy, and a very powerful military. In addition, all of humanity was united beneath their banner, and such a unity caught the other races by surprise, allowing them to spread through warfare, trade, and diplomacy quite easily.
Galara is still a real continent, and occasionally individuals from it are encountered, the stories they tell are remarkably plain and dull. Most of the great cities are now poorly run and managed. Some have been abandoned. More immigrants leave every day, and many of them arrive at Laceron, leading the port to become even stranger than it already was.
Despite the above, it has only been confirmed that the Seleran City-States are a result of Galaran expansion. The Illumians insist that they are native to Malia, and it’s hard to imagine that the Mistlanders have not always been there.