The Nrara were a Copper- and Bronze-Age culture which existed in northern Region A from circa 11,000 TY to 11,722 TY, when they were invaded by the Kusowin. The former Nrara cities, under Kusowin rule, would later become the Narowin.
The Nrara emerged around the upper reaches of the *Aatap River in northern Region A around 11,000 TY, founding the cities of Nrara and Jangana. These cities evolved from gathering places for the Nraran clans. The disunited nature of the Nrara allowed raiders from the mountains to attack them with impunity for the first century of their existence. However, in the 11,100s TY, a single king was able to unite the Nraran clans and transform them into a united state. The eruption of a volcano in the 11,200s destabilized the Nrara, but ultimately they were able to hold together. Throughout the early centuries of the Nrara, their porous culture allowed many people to immigrate and integrate. The introduction of bronze technology to the Nrara in the 11,300s caused a long period of instability. Towards the end of the 11,400s, a wealthy merchant named Gubiba became the ngunpal-karil of Nrara, bringing the Nrarans close together once more, and overseeing the founding of the cities of Ngoban and Jilra. The Nrara were a signatory to the first international treaty in 11,641 TY, in which they promised peace with the Aatap city of Guape in return for the recognition of their power and prestige. The Nrara continued in their secure position until they were caught off guard by an invasion of the Kusowin from the west in 11,722. This invasion overthrew the ngunpal-karil, who was replaced by the king of the Kusowin. After two centuries as a Kusowin-ruled kingdom, the invaders and Nrarans had assimilated with one another, forming the Narowin.