Brainstorming a brief fantasy story/setting from scratch this morning, just for kicks.
At a time when agriculture was new and humanity was young the first cities sprang up along this fantasy world, much as it did in our own world. The sorcerers who watched the sky for rain and could ride and control the winds that swept over the land.
These sorcerers were the lynch pin of progress toward the new world order because they supplied the ability to grow crops (And civilization) in other directions.
However, in the shadows of this world, the animal-seers who watch humanity from the forest and tall grass Savannah, wish to stop humanity’s rise for they have seen a perilous future ahead.
In this world of early cities and nations the animals unite to strike at humankind in its cradle.
Humanity will not fall from its new foothold without a fight.