Of unknown origin, the Edicarians were the original peoples of Wiwaxia, distinct from their neighboring Ataraxians and Padjadjaranians. They lived in small groups with the largest settlements numbering no more than a few hundred, and the total population probably peaked at 100,000 prior to colonisation. They were later controlled by Padjadjaran, although the Padjadjaranians seemed to leave them alone, finding little of value in the region. Following the colonization of the area by the Ingerish, the Edicarians were essentially wiped out in the Darmer Fever outbreaks of 1701-1703. Approximately 6 percent of the current Wiwaxian population can trace some ancestry back to the Edicarians.