It was hundreds of years before Nightwing ever came into exsistanse. Spiderwing had not yes sired the 5 herds. Before Spiderwing, there were 6 main herds.
The Herds included:
Rain Herd, known for its wet and humid climate;
Scorched Herd, known for its hot temperatures and dry land;
Sky Herd, known for its lushes meadows and clear open skys;
Boulder Herd, known for its mountains and rocky landscape;
Ice Herd, known for its icey, tundra like climate
Lone Herds, known for its loners. They lived in groups of 50-100 all across the vain. The other Herds felt awkward talking about them as loners, so they gave them the creative name of Loner Herds.
One day, a large up-rise and continental quake (The continental drift) sent The Herds into panic. They banded together, unaware of any better way to stay safe during the horrific quakes. A final violent quake split the banded Herds into 2. The western half returned to normal life, splitting back into the original 6 Herds. The eastern half was forced to flee even farther east to the eatern coast of Anok. They are able to decide an Over-stallion, and most captains kept their rank, but the Herd was shaken and confused. Would they be able to adapt to their new life? Would they be able to live with their once sworn enemies?
Jungle Herd (Rain Herd) Sun Herd (Sky Herd)
Desert Herd (Scorched Herd)
Mountain Herd (Bolder Herd)
Snow Herd (Ice Herd)
They are all on the WESTERN half of Anok. When they banded together, they got split. Half of them fled west BACK TO THE TERRITORIES and continued life. The other half fled EAST and are now sheltering in the Interior\Eastern Coast. That half is the half that we are playing as. All the characters, ^^ they are in the eastern half that fled to the interior. So itsa bunch of steeds from different herds that are now living together as a herd in the interior. Thats why the format had (one of the original 6 herds). This herd is most likely kinda the origins of the ancient lake herd. Its kind of like in Landfall when the refugees lived in camps in the trap. They try to avoid each other and have separate little Camps.
Overstallion: Stonewing (Nightmist);
Lead Mare: Stormcloud (Starleaf);
Medicine Mares: Amberoot (Riverbreeze); Dewmoon-Assisntant- (Nightmist); Petalroot (Nightmist);
Captains: Snowfire (Sunblaze); Duskfire (Sunblaze); Eaglefire (Riverbreeze); Rainfire (Starleaf);
Battle Mares: Snakefeather (Stormfrost); Orchidsky (Crystalstream); Iceshard (Sunblaze); Stormwind (Sunblaze); Oceanwave (Sunblaze); Brightlight (Echolake); Rainmist (Brightriver); Duskheart (Starleaf);
Understallions: Sunripple (Dragon);
Yearlings: Spottedwind (Sunblaze); Snowlion (Stormfrost); Snowdust (Sunblaze); Cinderfrost (Sunblaze); Ivysong (Dragon); Iceflight (Sunjazz); Tideflight (Echolake);
Weanlings: Echosong (Echolake); Sethsky (Seth); Echolake (Echolake); Woodwind (Echolake);
Foals: Jaywind (Seth); Heatherbreeze (Crystalstream);