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Beginnings and Foundation
Around the year 900 AD A group of Magyars from Hetmagyar and groups of East Slavs from Kievan Rus had attacked the Pechenegs and expelled them to Khazaria in the battle of Tyras river. Then around the year 1000 AD the Principality of Tyrasia was formed around the Northwest area of the Black Sea around the Ancient Greek port city of Tyras on the Tyras river. The first Grand prince of Tyrasia was Levente of the Hungarian Árpád dynasty whom after being expelled from Hungary was given the title of Grand Prince of Tyrasia. He then later married Elisivita of Kiev in this alternate universe changing the course of Tyrasia forever. With Levente bitter about the mistreatment of his father in Hungary he then converted Tyrasia to Eastern Orthodoxy.
With the continuation of the Árpád dynasty in Tyrasia a split emerged in Hungary with those aligned with Tyrasia, Kiev and Byzantium against the Roman Catholic order of Stephen the First. This caused many Hungarians to migrate to Tyrasia in search for new lands free from Romes influence as well as better grazing lands for their horses. However also many Russians from Kiev and adjacent territories of Kievan Rus also migrated to Tyrasia in search for warmer more fertile lands and for easier sea trade with Byzantium.
With the stark Hungarian and Kievan Russian influence in the region came with the Development of the Tyrasian language, the Tyrasian Language is an unusual form of East Slavic descending from Old East Slavic, with extremely prevalent Hungarian influence as an example on its grammar and vowel structure, also Tyrasian has very little Old Church Slavonic influence retaining much of the archaic features of Old East Slavic compared to modern Russian, this is mostly attributed to the poor relations between the Magyars and the Bulgarians . As a result of its prevalent Hungarian influence the Cyrillic alphabet in Tyrasia is much more distinct from Russian Cyrillic with various diacrits and umlauts to suit the vowels such as á and ő.
Physical appearance and Culture
Tyrasians physically resemble the ancient Magyars more than modern day Hungarians. They share the almond eyes and the broad face of the ancient Magyars. Also as a result of Kievan Rus with East Slavic and Varangrian blood they are tall and have a high degree of blondness. Because of the better living conditions of Tyrasian many features of the Old Kievans and Magyars are still retained. Though unlike the Russians and Hungarians they have on average much darker eyes and a higher degree of red hair as well as darker than average skin and more angular features associated with Scythian and Hellenic influence. Unlike either Russian or Hungarian cultures families are often extended with grandparents living with their families. Also public expression of emotion is much more acceptable similar to the Greeks and Italians. Though like the Kievan Russians and old Hungarians they live a rougher and hardier lifestyle.