During most of the Golden Age, the humans who inhabited the Great Continent were mostly Wesnothians, divided across various territories such as the Northlands, Elensefar and the kingdom of Wesnoth itself. Among these human peoples, the Steppefolk, horse people from the steppes, survived on the Great Continent.
However, there was once a time of great strife during which the Steppefolk became known more widespread. Originally, they came from the northern steppe and hill regions.
Eventually, they came to settle to the Great Steppe to the east of Wesnoth. They mostly lived as mercenaries, guards and soldiers in that time until they have formed their own kingdom - the Kingdom of the Steppefolk.