Pierre ruled for 3 generations, which was a period of constant border skirmishes with the Netherlanders, as Pierre sought to drive them back to their side of the Elbe River. Unfortunately the French were better lovers than fighters and the Netherlander invaders controlled much of the French land. Those French who lived near the Elbe river were subjugated by the cruel Netherlander tyrant, with nearly as many French living along parts of the river as Netherlanders. Pierre died a lonely bitter man.
It so happened that shortly after Pierre's death a young Frenchman named Andre managed to climb to the top of the unscalable Alps. Andre reported that on the otherside of the Alps was the legendary Great Valley of the Ancestors flanked on both sides by two great rivers. Andre claimed to see a race living in the Great Valley that was similar to the Seelies but different.
The tribal elders debated whether the Alps could indeed be the legendary mountain range called Ararat. In the end, most of the elders decided that Andre had not discovered the ancient Great Valley but some unknown land and a new race which the elders decided to call the Unseelies. Nevertheless the tribal elders were so impressed by Andre's feat that they named him the tribal chief. Thus began the rule of Andre the Explorer. Andre was obsessed with finding the Great Valley and continued sending explorers farther into the unknown.
Another notable feat by Andre was to expand the border patrols to give more advance notice of would be invaders. Those patrols spotted another new small race hiding in the bushes along the border which they decided to call Hobbits.
Andre had just finished negotiating a peace treaty with Spain when he received word that his long range explorers had discovered another race which they called Minotaurs. It was truly an Age of Discovery!