The Forebears is the name given to a social and political group of the Redguards. The Warrior Wave of Ra Gada, or first invasion of Yokudans to reach Tamriel, are now known as the Forebears. They cleared the way for their rulers, the Totambu, and their faction, which is now known as the Crowns. The Crowns and Forebears represented the two halves of a highly stratified Hammerfell and fought a bitter civil war during the Common Era. Today they are at peace, though divisions remain. During the Third Era they were the most cosmopolitan of the Redguard factions and happily embraced the Empire of Tiber Septim. Recently a third faction, the Lhotunics, have emerged, representing a middle ground. Sentinel is a major Forebear city, even though it is the seat of the king.