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[[File:Imperial Seal of the Huangdi.png|thumb|265x265px|Printed inscription of the Imperial Seal of Tianchao, the personal seal of the huangdi, carved from a piece of jade in the early Mo dynasty.<br><u>Top line</u>: 接受天命/''Jieshou Tianming''/''Receive the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandate_of_Heaven Mandate of Heaven]''<br><u>Second line</u>: 天下皇帝/''Tianxia Huangdi''/''Sovereign of the World''<br><u>Third line</u>: 正義規則/''Zhengyi Guize''/''Rule Justly''<br><u>Bottom line</u>: 消滅邪惡/''Xiaomie Xie'e''/''Destroy Evil'']]
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[[File:Imperial Seal of Tianchao.png|thumb|220x220px|Printed inscription of the Imperial Seal of Tianchao, the personal seal of the ruler of the empire, carved from a piece of jade in the early Mo dynasty.<br><u>Top line</u>: 接受天命/''Jieshou Tianming''/''Receive the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandate_of_Heaven Mandate of Heaven]''<br><u>Second line</u>: 天下勳爵/''Tianxia Xunjue''/''Lord of the World''<br><u>Third line</u>: 正義規則/''Zhengyi Guize''/''Rule Justly''<br><u>Bottom line</u>: 消滅邪惡/''Xiaomie Xie'e''/''Destroy Evil'']]
A comprehensive list of rulers of [[Marlakcor#Empire of Tianchao|Tianchao]], from the semi-legendary era to modern times. Pretender rulers/dynasties are included among them.
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A comprehensive list of rulers of [[Marlakcor#Empire of Tianchao|Tianchao]], from the semi-legendary era to modern times. Pretender/Claimant rulers of unrecognized self-proclaimed dynasties and division period states/dynasties are included among them.
   
Rulers before the Qiang dynasty were titled various ways:
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Rulers of the many dynasties of Tianchao were titled various ways:
 
* The rulers of the semi-legendary dynasties, Lang, Tong, Cong, and Chi dynasties were titled "Qiu (酋/chief)."
 
* The rulers of the semi-legendary dynasties, Lang, Tong, Cong, and Chi dynasties were titled "Qiu (酋/chief)."
 
** These "dynasties" were really tribal chiefdoms that existed mostly contemporaneously rather than the proper dynasties that characterized the majority of Tianchao's history.
 
** These "dynasties" were really tribal chiefdoms that existed mostly contemporaneously rather than the proper dynasties that characterized the majority of Tianchao's history.
* Rulers during the Predynastic era dynasties, Miao, Re, Gao, Mo, and early Qiang, were titled "Wang (王/''King'')."
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* Rulers during the Predynastic era dynasties, Ying, Re, Gao, Mo, and early Qiang, were titled "Wang (王/''King''/''Prince'')."
 
** The former three are more properly described as loose confederations or collections of chiefdoms, consisting of several loosely affiliated independent clans who recognized a wang. Proper centralization of authority under a wang was achieved during the early stages of the Mo dynasty.
 
** The former three are more properly described as loose confederations or collections of chiefdoms, consisting of several loosely affiliated independent clans who recognized a wang. Proper centralization of authority under a wang was achieved during the early stages of the Mo dynasty.
* Rulers since the founding of the imperial Qiang dynasty are titled "Huangdi (皇帝/''Emperor'')."
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* The majority of rulers since the founding of the imperial Qiang dynasty are titled "Huangdi (皇帝/''Emperor'')," but other titles were used, especially during division periods.
** Rulers of the Khitan-ruled Lin dynasty were also titled "Khan."
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** Such titles include old titles such as qiu and wang, but other titles used including:
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*** "Tianwang" (天王/''Heavenly King'')
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*** "Huangzi" (皇子/''Prince''), Huangfei (皇妃/''Princess'')
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*** Rulers of the Arslan-ruled Lin dynasty were also titled "Khagan (可汗/<span class="" style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>)"
   
 
== Lang dynasty ==
 
== Lang dynasty ==
 
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!Personal name
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!Personal
![https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtesy_name Courtesy name]
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![https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthumous_name#China Posthumous name]
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![https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthumous_name#China Posthumous]
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|Lang Zhangzi<br>狼長子
 
|Lang Zhangzi<br>狼長子
 
|Lingdui<br>領隊
 
|Lingdui<br>領隊
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== Tong dynasty ==
 
== Tong dynasty ==
 
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!Personal name
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!Courtesy name
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!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
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!Posthumous
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
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== Cong dynasty ==
 
== Cong dynasty ==
 
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!Personal name
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!Courtesy name
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!Posthumous name
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! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
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== Chi dynasty ==
 
== Chi dynasty ==
 
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!Personal name
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!Courtesy name
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!Posthumous name
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== Miao dynasty ==
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== Ji dynasty ==
The Miao dynasty is the namesake of the Miao people, and in turn the more ethnic names of the empire, Miaobang (邦)/Miaoyu (宇).
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The Ji dynasty is the namesake of the collective Jiti (集體) people, and in turn the more ethnic names of the empire, Jibang (邦)/Jiyu (宇). The Ji dynasty actually existed concurrently with the four other tribes, but united the lands of its neighbors into a unified state.
 
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! rowspan="2" |[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_era_name Era Names]
 
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!Courtesy name
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!Posthumous name
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![https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_name Temple name]
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![https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_era_name Era Names]
 
 
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|Su Longqiu<br>素龍虬
 
|Su Longqiu<br>素龍虬
 
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|Wang Jin<br>
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|Qiu Jin<br>
 
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| colspan="9" |Leader of the Ji tribe, he united several of the other tribes into the first unified sovereign state in Zanghuan.
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== Re dynasty ==
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== Zao dynasty ==
 
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!Courtesy name
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!Posthumous name
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!Temple name
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! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
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|Fu Yase<br>富亞瑟
 
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|Qiuwang Shixin<br>燥獅心酋王
 
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|1286–[…]TJQ
|1038–[…]TJQ
 
 
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== Gao dynasty ==
 
== Gao dynasty ==
 
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!Courtesy name
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!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
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!Posthumous
!Temple name
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! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
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!Era Names
 
 
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|Chajing Han<br>茶晶汗
 
|Chajing Han<br>茶晶汗
 
|Shangsheng<br>上升
 
|Shangsheng<br>上升
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== Mo dynasty ==
 
== Mo dynasty ==
The Mo dynasty was the longest-enduring dynasty in Miao history.
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The Mo dynasty was the longest-enduring dynasty in Tianzu history.
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Rulers were titled "Wuwang (巫王/''Witch King'')."
 
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!Courtesy name
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!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
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!Posthumous
!Temple name
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!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
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| rowspan="2" |Xi Gaoming<br>觋高明
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| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Laoji<br>僚機
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|Xi Gaoming<br>觋高明
|Wang Shanmei<br>魔善媚王
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|Laoji<br>僚機
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|Wuwang Shanmei<br>魔善媚巫王
 
|Xinjian<br>新建
 
|Xinjian<br>新建
 
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| colspan="7" |The founder of the Mo dynasty, Wang Shenmei was a powerful magician, one of the most powerful of the age. Brought order to a nation torn by twenty years of civil war between squabbling kingdoms following the collapse of the Gao dynasty.
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| colspan="9" |The founder of the Mo dynasty, Wuwang Shanmei was a powerful magician, one of the most powerful of the age. Brought order to a nation torn by twenty years of civil war between squabbling kingdoms following the collapse of the Gao dynasty.
 
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| rowspan="2" |Xi Ying<br>觋英
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| rowspan="2" |Qiaochu<br>翹楚
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|Xi Ying<br>觋英
|Wang Jin<br>魔金王
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|Qiaochu<br>翹楚
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|Wuwang Jin<br>魔金巫王
 
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| colspan="7" |Son of Wang Shanmei, Wang Jin carved the Imperial Seal out of a magical piece of jade found atop a mountain during his tour of the realm.
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| colspan="9" |Son of Wuwang Shanmei, Wuwang Jin carved the Imperial Seal out of a magical piece of jade found atop a mountain during his tour of the realm.
 
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| rowspan="2" |Xi Yan<br>觋儼
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| rowspan="2" |Zhuhong<br>硃紅
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|Xi Yan<br>觋儼
|Wang Guizu<br>魔貴族王
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|Zhuhong<br>硃紅
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|Wuwang Guizu<br>魔貴族巫王
 
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| colspan="7" |Proper centralization of authority was achieved under his rule.
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| colspan="9" |Proper centralization of authority was achieved under his rule.
 
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! colspan="9" |''Summer & Winter Period''
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| rowspan="2" |Xi Zhu<br>觋珠
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| rowspan="2" |Yaoren<br>妖人
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|Xi Zhu<br>觋珠
|Wang Fenghuang<br>魔鳳凰王
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|Yaoren<br>妖人
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|Wuwang Fenghuang<br>魔鳳凰巫王
 
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| colspan="7" |The last ruler of the Mo dynasty. Under his rule, the Mo dynasty finally collapsed, just around the same time Ji Zhugong, the future Huangdi Chuangjian, came to power in the Kingdom of Qiang.
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| colspan="9" |The last ruler of the Mo dynasty. Under his rule, the Mo dynasty finally collapsed when it was conquered by the Kingdom of Hong, just around the same time Ji Zhugong, the future Huangdi Chuangjian, came to power in the Kingdom of Qiang.
 
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== Qiang dynasty ==
 
== Qiang dynasty ==
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During the Qiang dynasty's reign the empire was referred to as "Tianchao (天朝)" for diplomatic purposes, but with the dynasty's end the name fell out of use until the Zhai dynasty officially adopted it by law.
 
During the Qiang dynasty's reign the empire was referred to as "Tianchao (天朝)" for diplomatic purposes, but with the dynasty's end the name fell out of use until the Zhai dynasty officially adopted it by law.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
!Personal name
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|+Title of Wang of Qiang was created during the first half of the Mo dynasty, but the title was purely ceremonial, and so those holders are not included in the list. This list begins with first Wang of Qiang following the creation of the Kingdom of Qiang at the beginning of the ''Summer & Winter'' Period.
!Courtesy name
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!Posthumous name
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!Temple name
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!Courtesy
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|Zhi Kongtu<br>治空頭
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|Xiongke<br>熊克
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|Wang Liequan<br>薔獵犬王
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| rowspan="2" |Zhi Tong<br>治童
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|Chunan<br>處男
 
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| colspan="7" |The last ruler of the Kingdom of Qiang from the Zhi clan.
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| colspan="9" |The last ruler of the Kingdom of Qiang from the Zhi clan.
 
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! colspan="9" |Imperial Period
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| rowspan="3" |Ji Zheng<br>機政
 
| rowspan="3" |Zhugong<br>主公
 
| rowspan="2" |Huangdi Chuangjian<br>強創見帝
 
| rowspan="2" |Kaiguo<br>開國
 
| rowspan="2" |31TJQ–32TJH
 
| rowspan="2" |63yrs
 
|(as Wang)<br>11TJQ–0TJH
 
|11yrs
 
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
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|Ji Zheng<br>機政
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|Zhugong<br>主公
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|Huangdi Chuangjian<br>薔創見皇帝
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|Kaiguo<br>開國
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|31TJQ–32TJH
  +
|63yrs
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|11TJQ–0TJH<br><sup>(as Wang)</sup>
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0–32TJH<br><sup>(as Huangdi)</sup>
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|11yrs
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|(as Huangdi)<br>0–32TJH
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| colspan="9" |Ji Zhugong used the title "Wang" from the time he usurped control of the Kingdom of Qiang from the Zhi clan until he established the Qiang dynasty, beginning the ''Classical Period'' of the ''Imperial Period''.
|32yrs
 
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| colspan="7" |Ji Zhugong used the title "Wang" from the time he usurped control of the Kingdom of Qiang from the Zhi clan until he established the Qiang dynasty, beginning the ''Classical Period'' of the ''Imperial Period''.
 
 
He came to power around the same time the Mo dynasty finally collapsed.
 
He came to power around the same time the Mo dynasty finally collapsed.
   
As the founder of the imperial period, from then on using the title of "Huangdi," Huangdi Chuangjian is also known to history as Qiang Shou Di (首帝).
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As the founder of the imperial period, from then on using the title of "Huangdi," Huangdi Chuangjian is also known to history as Qiang Shou Di (首帝).
   
The year of his ascension to Huangdi is the basis of the [[Qirsyllvian Calendars#Miao calendar|Miao calendar]], though it wasn't adopted until the Chang dynasty.
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He proclaimed his dynasty upon his marriage to Lan Mi, the last wanghou (queen) of the Kingdom of Bao posthumously known as Huanghou Baoxiao (寶笑皇后) – shortly after the pair led their combined armies to vanquish the Kingdom of Hong and annex its recent conquests.
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The year of his ascension to Huangdi is the basis of the [[Qirsyllvian Calendars#Luan calendar|Luan calendar]], though it wasn't adopted until the Chang dynasty.
 
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| rowspan="2" |Ji Mei<br>機美
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| rowspan="2" |Mingmei<br>明媚
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|Ji Mei<br>機美
|Huangdi Ziyuan<br>強資源帝
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|Mingmei<br>明媚
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|Huangdi Ziyuan<br>薔資源皇帝
 
|Yongpi<br>永辟
 
|Yongpi<br>永辟
 
|7TJQ–80TJH
 
|7TJQ–80TJH
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| colspan="7" |The second ruler of the imperial Qiang dynasty, Huangdi Ziyuan was Huangdi Chuangjian's third child and only daughter.
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| colspan="9" |The second ruler of the imperial Qiang dynasty, Huangdi Ziyuan was Huangdi Chuangjian's third child and only daughter.
 
As she outlived her two elder brothers, both of whom died of natural-yet-unknown causes just months before Huangdi Chuangjian's death, most saw it as a sign that she was her father's true successor. Thus she was enthroned as the first female ruler of Tianchao.
 
As she outlived her two elder brothers, both of whom died of natural-yet-unknown causes just months before Huangdi Chuangjian's death, most saw it as a sign that she was her father's true successor. Thus she was enthroned as the first female ruler of Tianchao.
   
One of only a handful of recognized female rulers of a unified period (aside for the Niang dynasty, which was ruled entirely by women), Huangdi Ziyuan was the longest-serving ruler of the Qiang dynasty.
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It was also during her reign that the term Tianfei (天妃/''Daughter of Heaven'') was coined. Before her enthronement, official and religious leaders stuck on whether to used the old term Tianzi (天子/''Son of Heaven''), for her as she was a woman. But she ended their debate by coining the Tianfei, which would serve as the variation for female rulers henceforth.
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One of only a handful of recognized female rulers of a unified period (aside for the Qin dynasty, which was ruled entirely by women), Huangdi Ziyuan was the longest-serving ruler of the Qiang dynasty.
 
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| rowspan="2" |Ji Hanhu<br>機含糊
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| rowspan="2" |Youxiao<br>幼小
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|Ji Hanhu<br>機含糊
|Huangdi Bukong<br>強不控帝
+
|Youxiao<br>幼小
  +
|Huangdi Bukong<br>薔不控皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|33–87TJH
 
|33–87TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Fourth son of Huangdi Ziyuan out of her ten children.
+
| colspan="9" |Fourth son of Huangdi Ziyuan out of her ten children.
After his mother ascended the throne, he superseded his elder siblings to the throne by eliminating the competition through assassinations made to look like accidents or simple disappearances. So desperate he was for the throne that he did the same with any relative felt threatened by, including his cousins, younger siblings, and even his own children. He did so over the course of Huangdi Ziyuan's entire reign, and was so meticulously thorough that his mother never even suspected his involvement.
+
After his mother ascended the throne, he superseded his elder siblings to the throne by eliminating the competition through systematic assassinations made to look like accidents or simple disappearances. So desperate he was for the throne that he did the same with any relative he felt threatened by, including his younger siblings, cousins, and even his own children. He did so over the course of Huangdi Ziyuan's entire reign, and was so meticulously thorough that his mother never even suspected his involvement.
   
 
He ascended the throne himself following the death of Huangdi Ziyuan. His brief seven-year reign is characterized as tyrannically cruel and oppressive, leading to his own assassination at the hands of his own palace staff.
 
He ascended the throne himself following the death of Huangdi Ziyuan. His brief seven-year reign is characterized as tyrannically cruel and oppressive, leading to his own assassination at the hands of his own palace staff.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Ji Kong<br>機空
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Huisheng<br>迴聲
+
|Ji Kong<br>機空
|Huangdi Chuantong<br>強傳統帝
+
|Huisheng<br>迴聲
  +
|Huangdi Chuantong<br>薔傳統皇帝
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|72–100TJH
 
|72–100TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The last huangdi of the Qiang dynasty, he was the youngest son of Huangdi Bukong, and the only one to survive to adulthood, including his father's purge of potential threats to his accession. He was placed on the throne at the age of fifteen following the assassination of Huangdi Bukong.
+
| colspan="9" |The last huangdi of the Qiang dynasty.
Though huangdi in name, Huangdi Chuantong was little more than a puppet ruler for a regent and the palace officials, whom were still reeling from the tyrannical reign of Huangdi Bukong. However, without the huangdi exercising any central authority, along with the regent's incompetence, the government quickly descended into corruption, hastening the downfall of the Qiang dynasty.
+
He was the youngest son of Huangdi Bukong, and the only one to survive to adulthood, including his father's purge of potential threats to his accession. He was placed on the throne at the age of fifteen following the assassination of Huangdi Bukong.
  +
  +
Though huangdi in name, Huangdi Chuantong was little more than a puppet ruler for a regent and the palace officials, whom were still reeling from the tyrannical reign of Huangdi Bukong. However, without the huangdi exercising any central authority, along with the regent's incompetence, the government quickly descended into corruption, weaking the state and hastening the downfall of the Qiang dynasty.
   
 
After thirteen miserable years on the throne, Huangdi Chuantong took his own life without naming an heir. Childless, and with most of the imperial relatives eligible for the throne either scattered or dead since the reign of Huangdi Bukong, the Qiang dynasty ended with him.
 
After thirteen miserable years on the throne, Huangdi Chuantong took his own life without naming an heir. Childless, and with most of the imperial relatives eligible for the throne either scattered or dead since the reign of Huangdi Bukong, the Qiang dynasty ended with him.
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== Fan dynasty ==
 
== Fan dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Kan Yang<br>看楊
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Caozong<br>操縱
+
|Kan Yang<br>看楊
|Huangdi Cui<br>飯粹帝
+
|Caozong<br>操縱
  +
|Huangdi Cui<br>飯粹皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|69–151TJH
 
|69–151TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Sole huangdi of the Fan dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Sole huangdi of the Fan dynasty.
 
A minor official during the last years of the reign of Huangdi Chuantong, the last huangdi of the Qiang dynasty, he came to power in a political coup after a three-year interregnum following the suicide of Huangdi Chuantong.
 
A minor official during the last years of the reign of Huangdi Chuantong, the last huangdi of the Qiang dynasty, he came to power in a political coup after a three-year interregnum following the suicide of Huangdi Chuantong.
Although Huangdi Cui managed to stay in power for almost four decades, he was an inefficient ruler who failed at every meaningful thing he did as huangdi, and nothing he did improved the lives of the people.
 
   
His bad rulership eventually led to his and his own dynasty's overthrow, to be replaced by the Chang dynasty following a three-year rebellion/civil war known to history as the ''Fan–Chang Contention'' (飯–昌爭辯/''Fan–Chang Zhengbian''). He was spared following his defeat and allowed to abdicate, but spent the remainder of his life in self-imposed exile.
+
Although Huangdi Cui managed to stay in power for almost four decades, he was an ineffectual ruler who failed at every meaningful thing he did as huangdi, and nothing he did improved the lives of the people.
  +
  +
His bad rulership eventually led to his and his own dynasty's overthrow, to be replaced by the Chang dynasty following a three-year rebellion/civil war known to history as the ''Fan–Chang Contention'' (飯與昌爭辯/''Fan yu Chang Zhengbian''). He was spared following his defeat and allowed to abdicate, but spent the remainder of his life in self-imposed exile.
   
 
Despite his bad rule, Huangdi Cui was still recognized for bringing some order out of the collapse of the Qiang dynasty and given a posthumous name upon his death, but not a temple name.
 
Despite his bad rule, Huangdi Cui was still recognized for bringing some order out of the collapse of the Qiang dynasty and given a posthumous name upon his death, but not a temple name.
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== Chang dynasty ==
 
== Chang dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
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  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Fa Mao<br>發猫
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Shangren<br>聖人
+
|Fa Mao<br>發猫
|Huangdi Haohan<br>昌好漢帝
+
|Shangren<br>聖人
  +
|Huangdi Haohan<br>昌好漢皇帝
 
|Fuxing<br>復興
 
|Fuxing<br>復興
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |First huangdi of the Chang dynasty, Huangdi Haoban came to power after overthrowing the Fan dynasty in a rebellion/civil war, known to history as the ''Fan–Chang Contention''. He began to process of revitalizing the empire following more than half a century of bad rule.
+
| colspan="9" |First huangdi of the Chang dynasty, Huangdi Haoban came to power after overthrowing the Fan dynasty in a rebellion/civil war, known to history as the ''Fan–Chang Contention''. He began to process of revitalizing the empire following more than half a century of bad rule.
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |
 
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
|
 
|
  +
|
  +
|Huangdi Yueliang<br>昌月亮皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The Miao calendar was adopted during his reign.
+
| colspan="9" |The Luan calendar was adopted during his reign.
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+A short-lived pretender dynasty during a crisis of the Chang dynasty known as the Imperial Schism.
 
|+A short-lived pretender dynasty during a crisis of the Chang dynasty known as the Imperial Schism.
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Fa Tao<br>發陶
 
|Fa Tao<br>發陶
 
|
 
|
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== Hua dynasty ==
 
== Hua dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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The first faun-ruled dynasty, and the first non-human ruled dynasty of the Imperial Period
 
The first faun-ruled dynasty, and the first non-human ruled dynasty of the Imperial Period
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
!Personal name
+
! rowspan="2" |
!Courtesy name
+
! colspan="4" |Names
!Posthumous name
+
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
!Temple name
+
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
+
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
!Personal
  +
!Courtesy
  +
!Posthumous
  +
!Temple
  +
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Kongyo<br>悦控唷帝
+
|Huangdi Kongyo<br>悦控唷
 
|Yaozu<br>耀祖
 
|Yaozu<br>耀祖
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Qingse Zai<br>青色崽
 
|Qingse Zai<br>青色崽
 
|Zhuanglie<br>壯烈
 
|Zhuanglie<br>壯烈
|Huangdi Yan<br>悦儼帝
+
|Huangdi Yan<br>悦儼
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Qingse Ding<br>青色丁
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Nande<br>難得
+
|Qingse Ding<br>青色丁
|Huangdi Juexin<br>悦決心帝
+
|Nande<br>難得
  +
|Huangdi Juexin<br>悦決心皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Came to power following a palace coup to depose Huang-Taihou San; personal name: Huyu Ying (冴羽瑩); styled: Qixin (琪心), the fourth and final wife of Huangdi Yan before his death, whom had instigated a blood feud between himself and his brothers in an attempt to secure the throne for herself.
+
| colspan="9" |Came to power following a palace coup to depose Huang-Taihou San; personal name: Huyu Ying (冴羽瑩); styled: Qixin (琪心), the fourth and final wife of Huangdi Yan before his death, whom had instigated a blood feud between himself and his brothers in an attempt to secure the throne for herself.
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Jiaoyong<br>悦教涌帝
+
|
  +
|Huangdi Jiaoyong<br>悦教涌皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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== Jing dynasty ==
 
== Jing dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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The only gargoyle-ruled dynasty.
 
The only gargoyle-ruled dynasty.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Shan Ding<br>善定
 
|Shan Ding<br>善定
 
|Yeyi<br>夜翼
 
|Yeyi<br>夜翼
|Huangdi Xinjing<br>樹心經帝
+
|Huangdi Xinjing<br>樹心經
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
 
|1006–1109TJH
 
|1006–1109TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Shan Shao<br>善少
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Youzhu<br>幼主
+
|Shan Shao<br>善少
|Huangdi Xinruan<br>樹心軟帝
+
|Youzhu<br>幼主
  +
|Huangdi Xinruan<br>樹心軟皇帝
 
|Zhepi<br>哲辟
 
|Zhepi<br>哲辟
 
|1031–1119TJH
 
|1031–1119TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The second and last huangdi of the Shu dynasty. He died suddenly without naming an heir, leaving his children and relatives to fight a bloodbath to succeed him.
+
| colspan="9" |The second and last huangdi of the Shu dynasty. He died suddenly without naming an heir, leaving his children and relatives to fight a bloodbath to succeed him.
 
|}
 
|}
 
== Zhai dynasty ==
 
== Zhai dynasty ==
 
Under the Zhai dynasty, the name "Tianchao" came into use as the official name of the empire, though the dynasty name was still commonly used to refer to the empire, even after the dynasty ended.
 
Under the Zhai dynasty, the name "Tianchao" came into use as the official name of the empire, though the dynasty name was still commonly used to refer to the empire, even after the dynasty ended.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Wei Rang<br>威讓
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Yingxiong<br>英雄
+
|Wei Rang<br>威讓
|Huangdi Tongyi<br>斎統一帝
+
|Yingxiong<br>英雄
  +
|Huangdi Tongyi<br>斎統一皇帝
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|1120–[…]TJH
+
|1120–1162TJH
|
+
|42yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The first huangdi fo the Zhai dynasty. Came to power through a coup d'état – referred to in history as the Xinnian Coup (新年政變/Xinnian Zhengbian/''New Year's Coup'') because it took place during New Year's – to fill the power vacuum left by the death of the Huangdi Xinruan six months prior.
+
| colspan="9" |The founder of the Zhai dynasty. Came to power through a coup d'état – referred to in history as the Xinnian Coup (新年政變/Xinnian Zhengbian/''New Year's Coup'') because it took place during New Year's – to fill the power vacuum left by the death of the Huangdi Xinruan six months prior.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Wei Ming<br>威明
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|[…]–[…]TJH
+
|1162–[…]TJH
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Wei Zhao<br>威找
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Wei Bao<br>威雹
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Huangdi Tang<br>斎糖皇帝
|Huangdi Tang<br>斎糖帝
 
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="9" |The national anthem, "[[Qirsyllvian National Anthems#Suoyou Huanhu Tianchao|''Suoyou Huanhu Tianchao'']]," was adopted during his reign.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Wei Ku<br>威库
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Wei Mao<br>威貓
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Wei Si<br>威思
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Rao<br>斎繞帝
+
|Huangdi Rao<br>斎繞
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Wei Dao<br>威掉
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Miyao<br>密鑰
+
|Wei Dao<br>威掉
|Huangdi Qingsong<br>斎輕鬆帝
+
|Miyao<br>密鑰
  +
|Huangdi Qingsong<br>斎輕鬆皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Son of Huangdi Rao and Huanghuo Mingyuan.
+
| colspan="9" |Son of Huangdi Rao and Huanghuo Mingyuan.
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Wei Sui<br>威歲
 
|Wei Sui<br>威歲
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Zhamen<br>斎閘門帝
+
|Huangdi Zhamen<br>斎閘門
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Wei Anzi<br>威安子
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Chunjie<br>純潔
+
|Wei Anzi<br>威安子
|Huangdi Ang<br>斎昂帝
+
|Chunjie<br>純潔
  +
|Huangdi Ang<br>斎昂皇帝
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|1496–1558TJH
 
|1496–1558TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Last huangdi of the Zhai dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Last huangdi of the Zhai dynasty. Dominated by regents for his entire reign, Huangdi Ang's reign saw the complete deterioration of central Zhai rule into the hands of regional warlords.
Enthroned at the age of seven as a puppet ruler for the tyrannical Huai Gui, Chengxiang of Zhai until his assassination, Huangdi Ang's reign saw the complete deterioration of central Zhai rule into the hands of regional warlords.
+
Enthroned at the age of seven as a puppet ruler for the tyrannical Huai Gui, Chengxiang of Zhai until his assassination, and then kept in a ceremonial position under Qi Pin, self-styled Ducai of Zhai.
   
Under the thumb of Chengxiang Kong Song for most of his reign, he was forced to abdicate to Kong Hao, Kong Song's son and successor, ending the Zhai dynasty and beginning the ''Four Kingdoms'' period.
+
Following his defeat of Qi Pin, Huangdi Ang was under the thumb of Chengxiang Kong Song for most of the rest of his reign. He was forced to abdicate to Kong Hao, Kong Song's son and successor, ending the Zhai dynasty and beginning the ''Four Kingdoms'' period.
 
|}
 
|}
=== Fei dynasty ===
+
=== Pretenders, Usurpers, and Self-Proclaimed dynasties ===
  +
  +
==== ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty'' ====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
|+A self-proclaimed dynasty during the wars at the end of the Zhai dynasty.
+
|+Self-proclaimed dynasties during the Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty. The Fei, Huang, and Dian dynasties were self-proclaimed during the period of chaos and civil war in the final decades of the Zhai dynasty, but were unrecognized and overthrown rather quickly.
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Lin Lin<br>霖林
+
! colspan="10" |Fei dynasty
| rowspan="2" |Reqing<br>熱情
+
|-
|Huangdi Liang<br>匪亮帝
+
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Lin Lin<br>霖琳
  +
|Reqing<br>熱情
  +
|Huangdi Liang<br>匪亮皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
|
+
|1496TJH–unkwn
|
+
|unkwn
 
|1519–1524TJH
 
|1519–1524TJH
 
|5yrs
 
|5yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Lin Lin was a female ruler, one of only a handful recognized in Miao history.
+
| colspan="9" |Lin Lin was a female ruler, one of only a handful recognized in Tianzu history, aside for the women-ruled Qin dynasty.
 
Originally an outlaw and bandit leader, Lin Lin waged war against the Zhai dynasty itself and all its lords during the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty''.
 
Originally an outlaw and bandit leader, Lin Lin waged war against the Zhai dynasty itself and all its lords during the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty''.
   
 
She used the suffering of the people caused by the recent famine and the chaos of the conflict between the regional warlords to justify her campaign, taking advantage of the chaos of the civil wars to better herself and the people.
 
She used the suffering of the people caused by the recent famine and the chaos of the conflict between the regional warlords to justify her campaign, taking advantage of the chaos of the civil wars to better herself and the people.
   
She stole the Imperial Seal from the Imperial Palace when she led her bandit army to invade and sack the capital, and used her "acquisition" of it as justification for declaring herself huangdi of a new dynasty.
+
She stole the Imperial Seal of Tianchao from the Imperial Palace when she led her bandit army to invade and sack the capital while Qi Pin, then the "Ducai" of Zhai, was away warring with Kong Song, and used her "acquisition" of it as justification for declaring herself huangdi of a new dynasty.
   
 
She vanished following her final defeat; whether she escaped and went into hiding or died in battle was never known.
 
She vanished following her final defeat; whether she escaped and went into hiding or died in battle was never known.
|}
 
=== Huang dynasty ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+A self-proclaimed dynasty during the wars at the end of the Zhai dynasty.
 
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
! colspan="10" |Huang dynasty
!Courtesy name
 
!Posthumous name
 
!Temple name
 
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
 
|Xin Zhujiao<br>信主教
 
|Xin Zhujiao<br>信主教
 
|Jiaohuang<br>教皇
 
|Jiaohuang<br>教皇
|Huangdi Jiuzhu<br>黃救主帝
+
|Huangdi Jiuzhu<br>黃救主
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
|
+
|1484–1532TJH
|
+
|48yrs
 
|1530–1532TJH
 
|1530–1532TJH
 
|1yr, 6mo
 
|1yr, 6mo
 
|
 
|
|}
 
=== Dian dynasty ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+An ethnic Xiongnu self-proclaimed dynasty during the wars at the end of the Zhai dynasty.
 
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
| colspan="9" |A religious leader-turned-warlord, who proclaimed himself huangdi of the Huang dynasty – also known as Xin Huang (信黃) to differentiate it from the ''Warring States'' kingdom of the same name.
!Courtesy name
+
!Posthumous name
+
Devoted to [[Lingjiao]] faith and loved by his people, his rationale for proclaiming his dynasty was that the Zhai dynasty had long-since lost the Mandate of Heaven and that he had received a vision from the gods saying that it had been granted to him for the purpose of saving the nation from self-destruction. He died of illness a year and a half following his declaration. Passing on without an heir, his court quickly collapsed and his army scattered.
!Temple name
 
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
! colspan="10" |Dian dynasty
  +
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
 
|San Yinghao<br>傘英豪
 
|San Yinghao<br>傘英豪
 
|Lijie<br>禮節
 
|Lijie<br>禮節
|Huangdi Jingling<br>靛精靈帝
+
|Huangdi Jingling<br>靛精靈
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
|
+
|1505–1537TJH
|
+
|23yrs
 
|1535–1537TJH
 
|1535–1537TJH
 
|2yrs
 
|2yrs
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="9" |An ethnic Senzai warlord from the Dianqing (靛青) peninsula, who proclaimed himself huangdi of the Dian dynasty.
  +
  +
His rationale for proclaiming his dynasty remains unknown to history. He intended on conquering the rest of Tianchao, but his self-proclaimed dynasty was defeated by Kong Song and his armies following a successful invasion and reconquest of the peninsula two years later. San Yonghao himself was captured and executed. His heirs were spared, but were forced to serve the Kong-controlled Zhai court.
 
|}
 
|}
* The Fei, Huang, and Dian dynasties were self-proclaimed during the period of chaos and civil war in the final decades of the Zhai dynasty, but were unrecognized and overthrown rather quickly.
 
   
 
== Four Kingdoms ==
 
== Four Kingdoms ==
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=== Northern Gan ===
 
=== Northern Gan ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Kong Song<br>恐誦
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Zhengke<br>政客
+
|Kong Song<br>恐誦
|Huangdi Meng<br>感猛帝
+
|Zhengke<br>政客
  +
|Huangdi Meng<br>感猛皇帝
 
|Yaozu<br>耀祖
 
|Yaozu<br>耀祖
 
|[…]–1539TJH
 
|[…]–1539TJH
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|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Chengxiang of Zhai dynasty during the final years of the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty''. Father of Kong Hao/Huangdi Gengxin, the first huangdi of Gan kingdom. Did not rule as huangdi, though he was ''de facto'' ruler of Zhai during his tenure as chengxiang, but was posthumously promoted to huangdi by huangdi Gengxin.
+
| colspan="9" |Chengxiang of Zhai dynasty during the final years of the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty''. Father of Kong Hao/Huangdi Gengxin, the first huangdi of Gan kingdom. Did not rule as huangdi, though he was ''de facto'' ruler of Zhai during his tenure as chengxiang, but was posthumously honored as huangdi by Huangdi Gengxin.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Kong Hao<br>恐好
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Youya<br>幽雅
+
|Kong Hao<br>恐好
|Huangdi Gengxin<br>感更新帝
+
|Youya<br>幽雅
  +
|Huangdi Gengxin<br>感更新皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Huangdi Gengxin was the last chengxiang of the Zhai dynasty under Huangdi Ang, the last ruler of the Zhai dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Huangdi Gengxin was the last chengxiang of the Zhai dynasty under Huangdi Ang, the last ruler of the Zhai dynasty.
 
Son of Kong Song, he took over from his father as chengxiang of the Zhai dynasty. Less than three months following Kong Song's death, he forced Huangdi Ang to abdicate to him, ending the Zhai dynasty,
 
Son of Kong Song, he took over from his father as chengxiang of the Zhai dynasty. Less than three months following Kong Song's death, he forced Huangdi Ang to abdicate to him, ending the Zhai dynasty,
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Kong Dong<br>恐懂
 
|Kong Dong<br>恐懂
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Kong Eran<br>恐愕然
+
|
  +
|Kong Jiong<br>恐炯
 
|
 
|
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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=== Yong Zhai ===
 
=== Yong Zhai ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Wei San<br>威散
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Sangjian<br>桑劍
+
|Wei San<br>威散
|Huangdi Qianbei<br>永斎謙卑帝
+
|Sangjian<br>桑劍
  +
|Huangdi Qianbei<br>永斎謙卑皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Scion of the imperial family of the Zhai dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Scion of the imperial family of the Zhai dynasty.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Wei Fu<br>威散
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Longta<br>龍獺
+
|Wei Fu<br>威散
|Huangdi Heshan<br>永斎和善帝
+
|Longta<br>龍獺
  +
|Huangdi Heshan<br>永斎和善皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Second son of Huangdi Qianbei.
+
| colspan="9" |Second son of Huangdi Qianbei.
 
He abdicated following a massive defeat by the armies of Gan kingdom, and spend the remainder of his life in solitude.
 
He abdicated following a massive defeat by the armies of Gan kingdom, and spend the remainder of his life in solitude.
 
|}
 
|}
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{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+A faun-ruled kingdom
 
|+A faun-ruled kingdom
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Xue Tai<br>學鈦
 
|Xue Tai<br>學鈦
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Xue Han<br>學含
 
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Xue Han<br>學含
  +
|
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Son of Xue Tai. Willingly abdicated to the Quan dynasty rather than risk a substantial loss of life.
+
| colspan="9" |Son of Xue Tai. Willingly abdicated to the Xuan dynasty rather than risk a substantial loss of life.
 
|}
 
|}
 
=== Western Zan ===
 
=== Western Zan ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Chan Kan<br>纏看
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Yingxiong<br>英雄
+
|Chan Kan<br>纏看
|Huangdi Ge<br>攢鴿帝
+
|Yingxiong<br>英雄
  +
|Huangdi Ge<br>攢鴿皇帝
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
 
|
 
|
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|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Warlord of the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty''. Father of Chan Ming and Chan Yue, the first huangdi of Zan. Did not rule as huangdi but was posthumously promoted to huangdi by Chan Yue.
+
| colspan="9" |Warlord of the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty''. Father of Chan Ming and Chan Yue, the first huangdi of Zan. Took part in the ''Coalition Against Huai Gui''. Did not rule as huangdi but was posthumously honored as huangdi by Chan Yue.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Chan Ming<br>纏名
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Nujie<br>女傑
+
|Chan Ming<br>纏名
|Huangdi Tian<br>攢甜帝
+
|Nujie<br>女傑
  +
|Huangdi Tian<br>攢甜皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Warlord of the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty''. Daughter of Chan Kan, and elder sister of Chan Yue, the first huangdi of Zan. Did not rule as huangdi but was posthumously promoted to huangdi by her brother.
+
| colspan="9" |Warlord of the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty''. Daughter of Chan Kan, and elder sister of Chan Yue, the first huangdi of Zan. Took part in the ''Coalition Against Huai Gui'' alongside her father. Did not rule as huangdi but was posthumously honored as huangdi by her brother.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Chan Yue<br>纏越
 
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
|Huangdi Jinyue<br>攢勁樂帝
+
|Chan Yue<br>纏越
  +
|
  +
|Huangdi Jinyue<br>攢勁樂皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Warlord of the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty''. Son of Chan Kan and younger brother of Chan Ming, father and daughter successive warlords of the Chan clan during the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty''.
+
| colspan="9" |Warlord of the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty''. Son of Chan Kan and younger brother of Chan Ming, father and daughter successive warlords of the Chan clan during the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty''.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Chan Miqi<br>纏米奇
 
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
|Huangdi Chiqi<br>攢池崎帝
+
|Chan Miqi<br>纏米奇
  +
|
  +
|Huangdi Chiqi<br>攢池崎皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Daughter of Chan Yue, and the only female ruler of the ''Four Kingdoms Period''.
+
| colspan="9" |Daughter of Chan Yue, and the only female ruler of the ''Four Kingdoms Period''.
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Chan Jieji<br>纏傑基
 
|Chan Jieji<br>纏傑基
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Haolong<br>攢好龍帝
+
|Huangdi Haolong<br>攢好龍
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|}
 
|}
== Quan dynasty ==
+
== Xuan dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="9" |Posthumous Promotions
+
| rowspan="2" |
|-
+
|Shenji Jian<br>身幾檢
| rowspan="2" |She Jian<br>蛇檢
+
|Piaobo<br>漂泊
| rowspan="2" |Piaobo<br>漂泊
+
|Huangdi Huanyuan<br>軒還原皇帝
|Huangdi Huanyuan<br>圈還原帝
 
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Grandfather of She Rui/Huangdi Shanyu. Chengxiang of Gan Kingdom for the majority of the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty''. Posthumously promoted huangdi by Huangdi Shanyu.
+
| colspan="9" |Grandfather of Shenji Rui/Huangdi Shanyu. Chengxiang of Gan Kingdom for the majority of its tenure during the ''Four Kingdoms''. Posthumously honored as huangdi by Huangdi Shanyu in 1595TJH.
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="9" |Dynasty Proper
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |She Rui<br>蛇瑞
 
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
|Huangdi Shanyu<br>圈善于帝
+
|Shenji Rui<br>身幾瑞
  +
|
  +
|Huangdi Shanyu<br>軒善于皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |First Huangdi of the Quan dynasty. At first Chengxiang of Gan kingdom under the last two rulers, he came to power when he forced Huangdi Kong Eran to abdicate to him.
+
| colspan="9" |First Huangdi of the Xuan dynasty. At first Chengxiang of Gan kingdom under the last two rulers, he came to power when he forced Huangdi Kong Jiong to abdicate to him.
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|}
 
|}
== Hei dynasty ==
+
== Lai dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+A short-lived centaur-ruled dynasty
 
|+A short-lived centaur-ruled dynasty
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Sa Tang<br>薩瑭
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Mushu<br>木薯
+
|Sa Tang<br>薩瑭
|Huangdi Mashu<br>黑馬術帝
+
|Mushu<br>木薯
|
+
|Huangdi Mashu<br>騋馬術皇帝
  +
|n/a
 
|1711–1787TJH
 
|1711–1787TJH
 
|76yrs
 
|76yrs
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Sole ruler of the Hei dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Sole ruler of the Lai dynasty.
A centaur of noble birth, he brought order to Tianchao when he replaced the Quan dynasty following a three-year interregnum and war of succession within the imperial She clan that followed the death of the Quan dynasty's last huangdi.
+
A centaur of noble birth, he brought order to Tianchao when he replaced the Xuan dynasty following a three-year interregnum and war of succession within the imperial Shenji clan that followed the death of the Xuan dynasty's last huangdi.
   
Seventeen years later, Huang Wanjian (later known as Huangdi Qishi of the Hun dynasty) led a coup against him to force him to abdicate, but Huangdi Mashu, placed under house arrest, resisted for three years until he was left with no recourse but to abdicate, ending the short-lived Hei dynasty.
+
Seventeen years later, Huang Wanjian (later known as Huangdi Qishi of the Hun dynasty) led a coup against him to force him to abdicate, but Huangdi Mashu, placed under house arrest, resisted for three years until he was left with no recourse but to abdicate, ending the short-lived Lai dynasty.
 
|}
 
|}
 
== Hun dynasty ==
 
== Hun dynasty ==
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Enduring for 562 years – the longest-enduring dynasty of the imperial era dynasties – the Hun dynasty was the last dynasty of the ''Classical Imperial Era''.
 
Enduring for 562 years – the longest-enduring dynasty of the imperial era dynasties – the Hun dynasty was the last dynasty of the ''Classical Imperial Era''.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Huang Wanjian<br>衁晚間
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Anying<br>暗影
+
|Huang Wanjian<br>衁晚間
|Huangdi Qishi<br>昏騎士帝
+
|Anying<br>暗影
  +
|Huangdi Qishi<br>昏騎士皇帝
 
|Yongzu<br>永祖
 
|Yongzu<br>永祖
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |First huangdi of the Hun dynasty. Before becoming huangdi, he was a government official in the last years of the Quan dynasty and throughout the Hei dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |First huangdi of the Hun dynasty. Before becoming huangdi, he was a government official in the last years of the Xuan dynasty and throughout the Lai dynasty.
Partially inspired by Huangdi Mashu's victory, partially because he believed a centaur was unworthy of the Mandate of Heaven, he led a coup of the imperial palace to force Huangdi Mashu to abdicate to him, but Huangdi Mashu resisted.
+
Partially inspired by Huangdi Mashu's victory, partially because he believed a centaur was unworthy of the ''Mandate of Heaven'', he led a coup of the imperial palace to force Huangdi Mashu to abdicate to him, but Huangdi Mashu resisted.
   
And so, rather than kill Huangdi Mashu, Huangdi Qishi placed him under house arrest, took control of the government, and declared himself huangdi fo the Hun dynasty. Huangdi Qishi pressed Huangdi Mashu for his abdication for three years until he finally broke him and convinced him to abdicate, ending the Hei dynasty.
+
And so, rather than kill Huangdi Mashu, Huangdi Qishi placed him under house arrest, took control of the government, and declared himself huangdi of the Hun dynasty. Huangdi Qishi pressed Huangdi Mashu for his abdication for three years until he finally broke him and convinced him to abdicate, ending the Lai dynasty.
 
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|-
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| colspan="10" |
 
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|-
 
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| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |
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|Huang Jundao<br>衁軍刀
|
 
 
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|
 
|
 
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|
 
|
 
|
  +
|Yangyue 1939–Niuyue 1940TJH
  +
|6mo
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The first huangdi part of the power struggle known as the ''Six Years and Ten Emperors'', which precipitated the ''Crisis of the Twentieth Century''.
+
| colspan="9" |The first huangdi part of the power struggle within the imperial family known as the ''Six Years and Ten Emperors'', which precipitated the ''Crisis of the Twentieth Century''.
 
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|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Huang Tang<br>衁堂
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|Niuyue–Longyue 1940TJH
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|
 
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|Huang Ming<br>衁命
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
|
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|Longyue 1940–Niuyue 1941TJH
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+
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Huang Cao<br>衁槽
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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|Niuyue 1941– Tuyue 1942TJH
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|
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|Huang Liu<br>衁流
 
|
 
|
 
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|Tuyue–Jiyue 1942TJH
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|
 
|
  +
|Huang Sun<br>衁損
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
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|Jiyue–Zhuyue 1942TJH
|
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|2mo
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Huang Wei<br>衁微
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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|
 
|
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|Zhuyue 1942–Jiyue 1943TJH
|
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|10mo
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Huang Shu<br>衁屬
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Jiyue 1944–Zhuyue 1944TJH
|
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|2mo
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
| colspan="9" |During his reign, with chaos consuming the empire, the ''Crisis of the Twentieth Century'', began when the Jian dynasty broke away.
  +
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Huang Wu<br>衁吳
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|
  +
|Zhuyue 1944–Zhuyue 1945TJH
  +
|1yr
 
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+
|-
|
+
| colspan="9" |During his reign the Zhao dynasty, the other breakaway ''Crisis of the Twentieth Century'', broke away.
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |
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|Huang Duanjian<br>衁短劍
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|
  +
|Zhuyue 1945–1997TJH
  +
|52yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The last huangdi part of the power struggle known as the ''Six Years and Ten Emperors'', which precipitated the ''Crisis of the Twentieth Century''.
+
| colspan="9" |The last huangdi part of the power struggle within the imperial family known as the ''Six Years and Ten Emperors''. Stability within the imperial family was restored with his coronation and he reigned until the Jian and Zhao dynasties were reconquered.
 
|-
 
|-
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| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
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|
 
|Huang Liang<br>衁亮
 
|Huang Liang<br>衁亮
 
|Yingjie<br>影傑
 
|Yingjie<br>影傑
|Huangdi Lucao<br>昏綠草帝
+
|Huangdi Lucao<br>昏綠草
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|[…]–2289TJH
 
|[…]–2289TJH
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|+A human-ruled breakaway dynasty of the Crisis of the Twentieth Century
 
|+A human-ruled breakaway dynasty of the Crisis of the Twentieth Century
  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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|-
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+
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!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
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|-
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|Tang […]<br>瑭[…]
 
|Tang […]<br>瑭[…]
 
|
 
|
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|Tang […]<br>瑭[…]
 
|Tang […]<br>瑭[…]
 
|
 
|
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|
 
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|Tang […]<br>瑭[…]
 
|Tang […]<br>瑭[…]
 
|
 
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|+A vampire-ruled breakaway dynasty of the Crisis of the Twentieth Century
 
|+A vampire-ruled breakaway dynasty of the Crisis of the Twentieth Century
  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
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! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
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!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Yan Tang<br>眼糖
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Manyan<br>滿
+
|Yan Tang<br>眼
  +
|Manyan<br>滿眼
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The sole ruler of the breakaway Zhao dynasty.
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| colspan="9" |The sole ruler of the breakaway Zhao dynasty.
 
He was a well-accomplished but unacknowledged general of the Hun dynasty. Declared independence of the land he was given to govern as both revenge and to grab some much-craved glory for himself.
 
He was a well-accomplished but unacknowledged general of the Hun dynasty. Declared independence of the land he was given to govern as both revenge and to grab some much-craved glory for himself.
   
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The Kai dynasty was the first dynasty of the ''Medieval Imperial Era''.
 
The Kai dynasty was the first dynasty of the ''Medieval Imperial Era''.
 
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  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
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+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
! colspan="10" |Unity Period
  +
|-
  +
|
 
|Tai Moshui<br>泰墨水
 
|Tai Moshui<br>泰墨水
 
|Dafang<br>大方
 
|Dafang<br>大方
|Huangdi Wan<br>愷玩帝
+
|Huangdi Wan<br>愷玩
 
|Bianjian<br>變建
 
|Bianjian<br>變建
 
|
 
|
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|
 
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|-
| colspan="9" |
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| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Songhan<br>愷嵩涵帝
+
|
  +
|Huangdi Songhan<br>愷嵩涵皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Tai Bing<br>泰兵
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Bangshou<br>幫手
+
|Tai Bing<br>泰兵
|Huangdi Ju<br>愷句帝
+
|Bangshou<br>幫手
  +
|Huangdi Ju<br>愷句皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Mentally stunted, he was dominated by regents for the entirety of his reign.
+
| colspan="9" |Mentally stunted, he was dominated by regents for the entirety of his reign.
 
Throughout his tenure, there was constant internecine fighting between regents, imperial wangzi (his siblings, uncles, cousins), and his wife Huanghou Mihan Keyi (米晗可以皇後) for the right to control him (and therefore the imperial administration), causing great suffering for the people and greatly undermining the stability of the Kai regime, culminating in a conflict known as the ''War of the Twelve Princes'' (2154–2167AFZ/2575–2588TJH).
 
Throughout his tenure, there was constant internecine fighting between regents, imperial wangzi (his siblings, uncles, cousins), and his wife Huanghou Mihan Keyi (米晗可以皇後) for the right to control him (and therefore the imperial administration), causing great suffering for the people and greatly undermining the stability of the Kai regime, culminating in a conflict known as the ''War of the Twelve Princes'' (2154–2167AFZ/2575–2588TJH).
   
Most historians believe and agree that Mihan Keyi provoked the wars between the twelve wangzi in an vain, foolish, and ill-fated attempt to establish supreme hegemony over the realm from behind the throne, or perhaps even usurp the throne herself.
+
Most historians believe and agree that Mihan Keyi provoked the wars between the twelve wangzi in a vain, foolish, and ill-fated attempt to establish supreme hegemony over the realm from behind the throne, or perhaps even usurp the throne herself.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Tai Yan<br>泰眼
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Huakong<br>花控
+
|Tai Yan<br>泰眼
|Huangdi Yong<br>愷永帝
+
|Huakong<br>花控
  +
|Huangdi Yong<br>愷永皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Youngest brother of Huangdi Ju. Vastly more intelligent than his predecessor, he attempted to exercise some central authority to initiate reforms to restore the empire, but the regent and ''de facto'' winner of the ''War of the Twelve Princes'', Tai Zize, kept him from exercising any real power.
+
| colspan="9" |Youngest brother of Huangdi Ju. Vastly more intelligent than his predecessor, he attempted to exercise some central authority to initiate reforms to restore the empire, but the regent and ''de facto'' winner of the ''War of the Twelve Princes'', Tai Zize, kept him from exercising any real power.
  +
|-
  +
! colspan="10" |Twenty Kingdoms Period
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |Huangdi who ruled the Kai dynasty during the Twenty Kingdoms period, a time when, in the aftermath of the ''War of the Twelve Princes'', political order of what was then western and northern Tianchao splintered into a series of short-lived sovereign states while the Kai dynasty, whose power continued to wane, continued to rule most of central and eastern Zanghuan.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Dang<br>愷黨帝
+
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|Huangdi Dang<br>愷黨皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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=== Pretenders ===
 
=== Pretenders ===
 
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  +
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  +
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  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
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|-
 
|-
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+
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!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Name(s)
 
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="9" |''War of the Twelve Princes''
+
! colspan="10" |''War of the Twelve Princes''
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |Pretenders who declared themselves Huangdi amidst the ''War of the Twelve Princes'' during the reign of Huangdi Ju.
+
| colspan="10" |Pretenders who declared themselves Huangdi amidst the ''War of the Twelve Princes'' during the reign of Huangdi Ju.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Tai Han<br>泰喊
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Gongtai<br>攻台
+
|Tai Han<br>泰喊
  +
|Gongtai<br>攻台
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Nanzhou Yuji Wangzi (南粥預計王子/''Prince Yuji of Nanzhou''). Uncle of Huangdi Ju. Executed for treason.
+
| colspan="9" |Nanzhou Yuji Wangzi (南粥預計王子/''Prince Yuji of Nanzhou''). Uncle of Huangdi Ju. Executed for treason.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Tai Song<br>泰送
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Jiatang<br>加糖
+
|Tai Song<br>泰送
  +
|Jiatang<br>加糖
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Jiongxiao Tinan Wangzi (囧校題難王子/''Prince Tinan of Jiongxiao''). First cousin, once removed of Huangdi Ju. Commited suicide following final defeat.
+
| colspan="9" |Jiongxiao Tinan Wangzi (囧校題難王子/''Prince Tinan of Jiongxiao''). First cousin, once removed of Huangdi Ju. Commited suicide following final defeat.
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
== Twenty Kingdoms ==
 
== Twenty Kingdoms ==
   
== Central, Western & Northern Dynasties ==
+
== Western, Central & Northern Dynasties ==
   
=== Central dynasties ===
+
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==== Central Tan ====
+
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+
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+
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!Posthumous name
+
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!Temple name
+
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+
==== Northern Sai ====
 
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+
==== Southern Sai ====
 
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+
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+
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  +
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=== Western dynasties ===
+
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+
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+
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!Posthumous name
+
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!Temple name
+
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! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
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+
=== Central dynasties ===
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!Posthumous name
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!Temple name
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!Era Names
 
 
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!Posthumous name
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==== Rao ====
+
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!Courtesy name
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!Posthumous name
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==== Chao ====
+
==== Ling ====
 
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!Posthumous name
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==== Fang ====
+
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=== Northern dynasties ===
 
=== Northern dynasties ===
  +
Three of the Northern Dynasties were rule by ethnically Tukhii/Shengwai families. By this time the Tukhii had only been partially Jitized, and so they used both Jiti and Tukhii names for their kingdoms, the former for diplomatic purposes with Jiti kingdoms.
   
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==== Jiu ====
  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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== Zan dynasty ==
 
== Zan dynasty ==
The first unity period dynasty since the Kai dynsty and the ruling family was the first non-Miao ethnic group to rule a unified Tianchao, the Tonglu in this case.
+
The first unity period dynasty since the Kai dynsty and the ruling family was the first non-Yinghui ethnic group to rule a unified Tianchao, the Tonglu in this case.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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|-
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+
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!Courtesy name
+
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!Posthumous name
+
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!Temple name
+
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|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Yang Sou<br>杨藪
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Xianqu<br>先驅
+
|Yang Soutu<br>杨藪土
|Huangdi Zhaoze<br>簪沼澤帝
+
|Xianqu<br>先驅
  +
|Huangdi Zhaoze<br>簪沼澤皇帝
 
|Kaijian<br>凱建
 
|Kaijian<br>凱建
 
|2875–2952TJH
 
|2875–2952TJH
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Brought order back to Tianchao through the reunification of the empire out of the dark age of the ''Central, Western & Northern Dynasties''. Abdicated after ten years so that his eldest son could rule and sought to spend the rest of his life in retirement.
+
| colspan="9" |Brought order back to Tianchao through the reunification of the empire out of the dark age of the ''Western, Central & Northern Dynasties''. Abdicated after ten years so that his eldest son could rule and sought to spend the rest of his life in retirement.
Huangdi Zhaoze died of poisoning by Hunagdi Qipain at the same time as as Huangdi Jinglao did.
+
Huangdi Zhaoze died of poisoning by Hunagdi Qipian at the same time as as Huangdi Jinglao did.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |
+
|Yang Wangxiao<br>杨旺销
|Huangdi Jinglao<br>簪敬老帝
+
|Bangshou<br>幫手
  +
|Huangdi Jinglao<br>簪敬老皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|2918–2952
 
|2918–2952
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| colspan="7" |Eldest son of Huangdi Zhaoze, whom abdicated so he could rule. Died of poisoning by his own brother, along with his father, after only two years on the throne.
+
| colspan="9" |Eldest son of Huangdi Zhaoze, whom abdicated so he could rule. Died of poisoning by his own brother, along with his father, after only two years on the throne.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |
+
|Yang Danyao<br>杨弹药
|Huangdi Qipain<br>簪欺騙帝
+
|Yajun<br>亞軍
  +
|Huangdi Qipian<br>簪欺騙皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|2919–2973
 
|2919–2973
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|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Younger brother of Huangdi Jinglao, coming to power by usurpation after poisoning his brother and father. An utterly corrupt, selfish and tyrannical ruler, the policies of his two-decade reign began the downfall of the Zan dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Younger brother of Huangdi Jinglao, coming to power by usurpation after poisoning his brother and father. An utterly corrupt, selfish and tyrannical ruler, the policies of his two-decade reign led to financial ruin and began the downfall of the Zan dynasty. Midway through his reign he was faced rebellion and civil war to remove him from power, but the conflicts ended up deadlocked through the rest of his reign through to the end of the dynasty under his successor.
Died of a plague that swept through the empire near the end of his reign, an event seen as harsh divine intervention.
+
Died of a plague that swept through the empire and claimed the lives of half a million people near the end of his reign, an event seen by sages of the time and historians as harsh divine retribution.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Yang Wa<br>杨窪
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Jianbing<br>尖兵
+
|Yang Wajiao<br>杨挖教
|Huangdi Caoze<br>簪草澤帝
+
|Jianbing<br>尖兵
  +
|Huangdi Caoze<br>簪草澤皇帝
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|2951–2986TJH
 
|2951–2986TJH
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|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Son of Huangdi Jinglao, and the last ruler of the Zan dynasty. He spent the entirety of his uncle's reign in hiding, only coming out again to take the throne following Huangdi Qipain's death.
+
| colspan="9" |Son of Huangdi Jinglao, and the last ruler of the Zan dynasty. He spent the entirety of his uncle's reign in hiding, only coming out again to take the throne following Huangdi Qipian's death.
When he took the throne, his empire attempted to recover, both financially and culturally, from the the tyrannical reign of his uncle and the plague near the end of the latter's reign, but did not have the chance to properly do so. His reign saw the conquest of Tianchao by the Qiu dynasty of the Xiyi people, for which it was unprepared but still managed to resist for ten years.
+
When he took the throne, his empire attempted to recover, both financially and culturally, from the tyrannical reign of his uncle and the plague near the end of the latter's reign, but did not have the chance to properly do so. The Zan dynasty remained locked in civil war, with warlords and several imperial relatives vying for the throne since the final days of Huangdi Qipian, and his ascension did nothing to convince them to lay down their arms.
  +
  +
His reign saw the conquest of Tianchao by the Qiu dynasty of the Xiyi people, for which it was unprepared but still managed to resist for ten years despite ongoing civil war.
  +
|}
  +
  +
=== Claimants ===
  +
Individuals who claimed the imperial title while fighting the civil war to remove Huangdi Qipian from power or simply take it for themselves. Many of these claimants endured for long after the extinction of the Zan dynasty until their final submission at the hands of the Qiu dynasty.
  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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  +
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|}
 
== Qiu dynasty ==
 
== Qiu dynasty ==
The imperial family of the Qiu dynasty originated from the island of the same name and was of the Xiyi (爬蟲) people, and was the second non-Miao ethnic group to rule a unified Tianchao. Before this period, the island of Qiu was not yet under the sovereignty of Tianchao.
+
The imperial family of the Qiu dynasty originated from the island of the same name and was of the Xiyi (爬蟲) people, and was the second non-Yinghui ethnic group to rule a unified Tianchao. Before this period, the island of Qiu was not yet under the sovereignty of Tianchao.
   
Additionally, while the dwarven invention of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder black power] had been available for various actions across Marlakcor for centuries, the Qiu dynasty was the first time in Tianzu history it had been utilized as a weapon of war.
+
Rulers of this dynasty used the self-made title Julongdi (巨龍帝/''Dragon Emperor''). Chijingni Linpian, the final ruler of the dynasty, changed the title to Longshendi (龍神帝/''Dragon God Emperor'') during his reign as a reflection of his vanity in attempt to make himself seemingly a god, but was given the title Chirudi (恥辱帝/''Disgraced Emperor'') as part of his posthumous name upon his overthrow.
  +
  +
Additionally, while the dwarven invention of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder black powder] had been available for various actions across Marlakcor for centuries, the Qiu dynasty was the first time in Tianzu history it had been utilized as a weapon of war.
 
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  +
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  +
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  +
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+
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!Courtesy name
+
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!Posthumous name
+
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!Temple name
+
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!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Rong Ci<br>蠑刺
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Huoyan<br>火焰
+
|Chijingni Ci<br>齒鯨鲵刺
|Huangdi Pachong<br>虯爬蟲帝
+
|Huoyan<br>火焰
  +
|Julongdi Pachong<br>虯爬蟲巨龍帝
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
 
|Dazu<br>大祖
|[…]–2984TJH
+
|2925–2984TJH
|
+
|59yrs
 
|2976–2984TJH
 
|2976–2984TJH
 
|8yrs
 
|8yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The founder of the Qiu dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |The founder of the Qiu dynasty.
The same year he established his dynasty, he orchestrated the Xiyi invasion of Zhongyuan, known as the ''Miao–Xiyi War'', to replace the faltering Zan dynasty, seeing an opportunity to establish glory for himself and his people, and revitalize the empire way. Regretfully, even with victory in sight, he did not live to see his ambitions realized.
+
The same year he established his dynasty, seeing an opportunity to establish glory for himself and his people, and revitalize the empire his way, he orchestrated the Xiyi invasion of Zanghuan, known as the ''Yinghui–Xiyi War'', to replace the faltering Zan dynasty, plagued by instability and civil war since the mid-reign of Huangdi Qipian.
  +
  +
Regretfully, even with victory in sight, he did not live to see his ambitions realized.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Rong Ji<br>蠑棘
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Zanzhu<br>贊助
+
|Chijingni Ji<br>齒鯨鲵棘
|Huangdi Jiayin<br>虯甲胤帝
+
|Zanzhu<br>贊助
  +
|Julongdi Jiayin<br>虯甲胤巨龍帝
 
|Kaijian<br>凱建
 
|Kaijian<br>凱建
|[…]–[…]TJH
+
|2944–3014TJH
|
+
|70yrs
|2984–[…]TJH
+
|2984–3014TJH
|
+
|30yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Eldest son of Huangdi Pachong, the second huangdi of the Qiu dynasty and the first to rule over the entirety of Tianchao following the final conquest of the Zan dynasty, ten years after the Qiu dynasty's founding, fulfilling the ambitions of his late-father.
+
| colspan="9" |Eldest son of Julongdi Pachong, the second huangdi of the Qiu dynasty and the first to rule over the entirety of Tianchao following the final conquest of the Zan dynasty and the submission of the warlords tearing the empire apart since the reign of Huangdi Qipian, ten years after the Qiu dynasty's founding, fulfilling the ambitions of his late-father.
 
Though not the dynasty's actual founder, he was giving a temple name that implied he was as he was the first huangdi of the Qiu dynasty to rule the entirety of Tianchao
 
Though not the dynasty's actual founder, he was giving a temple name that implied he was as he was the first huangdi of the Qiu dynasty to rule the entirety of Tianchao
 
|-
 
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Chijingni Rong<br>齒鯨鲵蠑
  +
|Yulong<br>羽龍
  +
|Julongdi Mangshe<br>虯蟒蛇巨龍帝
 
|
 
|
  +
|2997–3084TJH
  +
|87yrs
  +
|3014–3084TJH
  +
|70yrs
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Mangshe<br>虯蟒蛇帝
+
|-
|
+
| colspan="9" |Grandson of Julongdi Jiayin. One of the longest-ruling huangdi in history.
|
+
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Chijingni Bihu<br>齒鯨鲵壁虎
  +
|Konglong<br>恐龍
  +
|Taishang Julongdi Qiancheng<br>虯虔誠太上巨龍帝
 
|
 
|
  +
|3066–3125TJH
  +
|59yrs
  +
|3084–3099TJH
  +
|15yrs
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="9" |Youngest son of Julongdi Mangshe. Later abdicated for heath reasons in favor of his son, Julongdi Jinglu.
  +
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Chijingni Chilong<br>齒鯨鲵齒龍
  +
|Congjing<br>叢精
  +
|Julongdi Jinglu<br>虯晶顱巨龍帝
 
|
 
|
  +
|3084–3130TJH
  +
|46yrs
  +
|3099–3130TJH
  +
|31yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="9" |Eldest son of Taishang Julongdi Qiancheng. He was later violently overthrown and executed by his own son, the infamous Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Unknown
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Unknown
+
|Chijingni Linpian<br>齒鯨鲵鱗片
|Huangdi Guaiwu<br>物帝
+
|Sheguai<br>
  +
|Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu<br>虯瘋狂怪物恥辱帝
 
|Huaipi<br>壞辟
 
|Huaipi<br>壞辟
|[…]–3165TJH
+
|3109–3165TJH
|
+
|56yrs
|[…]–3165TJH
+
|3130–3165TJH
|
+
|35yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Huangdi Guaiwu was a monstrous tyrant so infamously cruel that his personal and courtesy names were purposely scratched from history.
+
| colspan="9" |Son of Julongdi Jinglu. He came to power by violently overthrowing his own father. Historians speculate that he also had a hand in the death of his own grandfather, Taishang Haungdi Qiancheng, a few years prior so that he couldn't interfere, but this has never been proven.
  +
Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu, was a monstrous tyrannical ruler so cruel and evil that his name still lives infamy. He used the title Longshendi (龍神帝/''Dragon God Emperor'') during his reign as a reflection of his vanity in attempt to make himself seemingly a god, but was given the title Chirudi (恥辱帝/''Disgraced Emperor'') as part of his posthumous name upon his overthrow.
  +
  +
Throughout his reign he committed numerous atrocities, including: raising taxes despite a famine, massacring entire populations of several towns and villages who failed to pay just for sport, executing random people for amusement, forcing kinsmen to fight to the death, kidnapping hundreds of random women for his harem to fuel is lust, and many more besides.
  +
  +
So infamous is he that during and since his reign his name became became to viewed as synonymous with evil, to the point that people fear to even speak his name, a fear that persists into present day.
  +
  +
He was finally overthrown and his dynasty replaced after a year-long civil war known to history as Muren's Rebellion (木人謀反). Captured alive when the capital fell, he was denied a proper execution and burial. He was instead cursed and buried alive in a tomb that was more of a prison, the location of which was purposely scratched from history to prevent anyone from finding him.
  +
  +
Jiti mage texts call his curse the Xie'e Juexing (邪惡覺醒/''Evil Awakening''). It's described as the worst of all curses. Should he be awakened he would take his revenge by destroying all of Tianxia; which, in modern terms, would include all of Qirsyllviar, not just Marlakcor.
 
|}
 
|}
 
== Jia dynasty ==
 
== Jia dynasty ==
The first Miao-ruled unity dynasty since the Kai dynasty.
+
The first Yinghui-ruled unity dynasty since the Kai dynasty.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Pang Yu<br>胖与
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Muren<br>木人
+
|Pang Yu<br>胖与
|Huangdi Zui<br>嘉醉帝
+
|Muren<br>木人
  +
|Huangdi Zui<br>嘉醉皇帝
 
|Jiuxing<br>救星
 
|Jiuxing<br>救星
 
|3134–3181TJH
 
|3134–3181TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The founder of the Jia dynasty after overthrowing the last tyrannical ruler of the Xiyi Qiu dynasty, restoring Miao rule to Tianchao for the first time in almost two centuries.
+
| colspan="9" |The founder of the Jia dynasty after overthrowing the last tyrannical ruler of the Xiyi Qiu dynasty following a year-long civil war, an even remembered as Muren's Rebellion, restoring Yinghui rule to Tianchao for the first time in almost two centuries.
 
Generally regarded as the sole true huangdi of the Jia dynasty.
 
Generally regarded as the sole true huangdi of the Jia dynasty.
   
While lauded as a hero for ending the tyrannical rule of Huangdi Guaiwu and the Qiu dynasty, he was well known for his drunken temperament and general lack of interest in actually ruling Tianchao. Because of this, he is also widely regarded as an inefficient ruler whose policies, or lack thereof, destabilized the regime and the empire, setting the stage for civil war following his death.
+
While lauded as a hero for ending the tyrannical rule of Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu and the Qiu dynasty, he was well known for his drunken temperament and general lack of interest in actually ruling the empire. Because of this, he is also widely regarded as an inefficient ruler whose policies, or lack thereof, destabilized the regime and the empire, setting the stage for civil war following his death. His inactive rulership also caused the government to descend into corruption and saw the formation of various factions, either supporting one of his brothers to succeed him or for someone else to replace the dynasty.
   
 
He died suddenly during the seventeenth year of his reign. His cause of death is unknown, but historians have long suspected that he was somehow assassinated, perhaps by his own hunaghou.
 
He died suddenly during the seventeenth year of his reign. His cause of death is unknown, but historians have long suspected that he was somehow assassinated, perhaps by his own hunaghou.
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=== Claimants ===
 
=== Claimants ===
Huangdi Zui is generally regarded as the only true huangdi of the Jia dynasty. The reign and conflict of his assumed son and brothers, part of the wider ''War of the Seven Emperors'', is considered by most historians as an interregnum between his death and the founding of the Ai dynasty.
+
Huangdi Zui is generally regarded as the only true huangdi of the Jia dynasty. The reign and conflict of his assumed son and brothers, part of the wider ''War of the Seven Emperors'', is considered by most historians as an interregnum between his death and the founding of the Gun dynasty.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Pang Wu<br>胖吴
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Jujue<br>拒絕
+
|Pang Wu<br>胖吴
|Huangdi Hunwai<br>嘉婚外帝
+
|Jujue<br>拒絕
  +
|Huangdi Hunwai<br>嘉婚外皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|3166–3189TJH
 
|3166–3189TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Huangdi Zui's direct successor, but was an illegitimate bastard whom was not born him. Huangdi Zui's huanghou, known to history as Jin Ting (尽挺), deceived him into thinking he was. The common belief among historians is that he was born of an affair between Jin Ting and her childhood friend from before her marriage.
+
| colspan="9" |Huangdi Zui's direct successor, but was an illegitimate bastard whom was not born him. Huangdi Zui's huanghou, known to history as Jin Ting (尽挺), deceived him into thinking he was. The common belief among historians is that he was born of an affair between Jin Ting and her childhood friend from before her marriage.
 
He was fifteen years old at the time of Huangdi Zui's death. Though he was given a posthumous name, historians traditionally don't count him among the official list of huangdi.
 
He was fifteen years old at the time of Huangdi Zui's death. Though he was given a posthumous name, historians traditionally don't count him among the official list of huangdi.
   
 
He was known as a selfish tyrant, though not nearly as bad as his presumed father's predecessor.
 
He was known as a selfish tyrant, though not nearly as bad as his presumed father's predecessor.
   
Killed along with many of his nearest relatives in a palace coup initiated by Song De, the founder of the Ai dynasty.
+
Killed along with many of his nearest relatives in a palace coup initiated by Song De, the founder of the Gun dynasty.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Pang Gou<br>胖够
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Wenxian<br>文獻
+
|Pang Gou<br>胖够
|Huangdi Shi<br>嘉獅帝
+
|Wenxian<br>文獻
  +
|Huangdi Shi<br>嘉獅皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|3130–3189TJH
 
|3130–3189TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Huangdi Zui's eldest older brother. Declared himself huangdi within weeks of Pang Wu. Died in the ''Battle of Yongting'' against the army of Pang Long, almost simultaneously as Song De overthrew Pang Wu and established the Ai dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Huangdi Zui's eldest older brother. Declared himself huangdi within weeks of Pang Wu. Died in the ''Battle of Yongting'' against the army of Pang Long, almost simultaneously as Song De overthrew Pang Wu and established the Gun dynasty.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Pang Mingce<br>胖命策
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Weilian<br>威廉
+
|Pang Mingce<br>胖命策
|Huangdi Hu<br>嘉虎帝
+
|Weilian<br>威廉
  +
|Huangdi Hu<br>嘉虎皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|3132–3186TJH
 
|3132–3186TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Huangdi Zui's second eldest older brother. Declared himself huangdi within weeks of Pang Wu. Assassinated by agents of Pang Wu.
+
| colspan="9" |Huangdi Zui's second eldest older brother. Declared himself huangdi within weeks of Pang Wu. Assassinated by agents of Pang Wu.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Pang Long<br>胖隆
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Yadang<br>亞當
+
|Pang Long<br>胖隆
|Huangdi Xiong<br>嘉熊帝
+
|Yadang<br>亞當
  +
|Huangdi Xiong<br>嘉熊皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|3137–3191TJH
 
|3137–3191TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Huangdi Zui's younger brother. Declared himself huangdi within weeks of Huangdi Hunwai. Died in the ''Battle of Rongke'' against the armies of the breakaway Sen dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Huangdi Zui's younger brother. Declared himself huangdi within weeks of Huangdi Hunwai. Died in the ''Battle of Rongke'' against the armies of the breakaway San dynasty.
The last of the self-declared huangdi of the Jia dynasty to die. The Ai dynasty had been founded two years prior, and, with most of the imperial Pang clan dead or scattered, his death officially ended the Jia dynasty, though the ''War of the Seven Emperors'' would rage for another five years.
+
The last of the self-declared huangdi of the Jia dynasty to die. The Gun dynasty had been founded two years prior, and, with most of the imperial Pang clan dead or scattered, his death officially ended the Jia dynasty, though the ''War of the Seven Emperors'' would rage for another five years.
   
 
Though a pretender, he ''was'' the last of the imperial Pang clan to hold the title, albeit illegally, historians and scholars count him among the official list huangdi as the final ruler of the Jia dynasty for conclusionary reasons.
 
Though a pretender, he ''was'' the last of the imperial Pang clan to hold the title, albeit illegally, historians and scholars count him among the official list huangdi as the final ruler of the Jia dynasty for conclusionary reasons.
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{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+A centaur-ruled dynasty and one of the breakaway states of the wider ''War of the Seven Emperors''.
 
|+A centaur-ruled dynasty and one of the breakaway states of the wider ''War of the Seven Emperors''.
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Sui Han<br>虽韩
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Dianzhui<br>點綴
+
|Sui Han<br>虽韩
  +
|Dianzhui<br>點綴
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Sole huangdi of the breakaway Pian dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Sole huangdi of the breakaway Pian dynasty.
King of Pian under the Jia dynasty before seceding, his kingdom was conquered by Pang Gou. Sui Han was personally executed by Pang Gou for his rebellion.
+
Wang of Pian under the Jia dynasty before seceding, his kingdom was conquered by Pang Gou. Sui Han was personally executed by Pang Gou for his rebellion.
 
|}
 
|}
   
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{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+A vampire-ruled dynasty and one of the breakaway states of the wider ''War of the Seven Emperors''.
 
|+A vampire-ruled dynasty and one of the breakaway states of the wider ''War of the Seven Emperors''.
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Ren Jizhi<br>稔機智
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Pianzi<br>騙子
+
|Ren Jizhi<br>稔機智
  +
|Pianzi<br>騙子
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Sole huangdi of the breakaway Nian dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Sole huangdi of the breakaway Nian dynasty.
King of Nian under the Qiu and Jia dynasties before seceding, for reasons unknown to all but himself, Ren Jizhi mostly managed to stay out of the fighting between the other six huangdi, save for some serious border disputes with the other two breakaway kingdoms and the Pang clan claimants.
+
Wang of Nian under the Qiu and Jia dynasties before seceding, for reasons unknown to all but himself, Ren Jizhi mostly managed to stay out of the fighting between the other six huangdi, save for some serious border disputes with the other two breakaway kingdoms and the Pang clan claimants.
   
Four years after the establishment of the Ai dynasty, with the Ai army beginning to encroach upon his lands following the fall of Pang Long in battle against the Sen dynasty, Ren Jizhi challenged Song De to a "duel of kings" and lost. Per the terms of the duel, in which his kingdom would retain independence if he had won, he willingly abdicated, ending his dynasty, was stripped of his titles, and lived out the rest of his days in retirement.
+
Four years after the establishment of the Gun dynasty, with the Gun army beginning to encroach upon his lands following the fall of Pang Long in battle against the San dynasty, Ren Jizhi challenged Song De to a "duel of kings" and lost. Per the terms of the duel, in which his kingdom would retain independence if he had won, he willingly abdicated, ending his dynasty, was stripped of his titles, and lived out the rest of his days in retirement.
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== Sen dynasty ===
+
=== San dynasty ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+One of the breakaway states of the wider ''War of the Seven Emperors''.
 
|+One of the breakaway states of the wider ''War of the Seven Emperors''.
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Na Bin<br>拿斌
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Jingzhi<br>精製
+
|Na Bin<br>拿斌
  +
|Jingzhi<br>精製
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |First huangdi of the breakaway Sen dynasty. King of Sen under the Jia dynasty, he was a sworn brother Huangdi Zui and a loyal general of during the latter's rebellion to overthrow Huangdi Guaiwu and the Qiu dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |First huangdi of the breakaway San dynasty. Wang of San under the Jia dynasty, he was a sworn brother Huangdi Zui and a loyal general of during the latter's rebellion to overthrow Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu and the Qiu dynasty.
 
He learned the truth about Pang Wu's parentage by accident in the last days of Huangdi Zui's reign, but the latter died before he could tell him.
 
He learned the truth about Pang Wu's parentage by accident in the last days of Huangdi Zui's reign, but the latter died before he could tell him.
   
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Died of illness the same day his armies defeated Pang Long, widely considered the beginning of the end for his self-proclaimed dynasty.
 
Died of illness the same day his armies defeated Pang Long, widely considered the beginning of the end for his self-proclaimed dynasty.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Na Ao<br>拿澳
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Haiwan<br>海灣
+
|Na Ao<br>拿澳
  +
|Haiwan<br>海灣
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Youngest brother of Na Bin, and the second and last huangdi of the breakaway Sen dynasty. He took over after the death of his brother, as the latter's son and heir died in battle just days before Na Bin died, and Na Ao's elder brothers all died of varying circumstances over the previous decade.
+
| colspan="9" |Youngest brother of Na Bin, and the second and last huangdi of the breakaway San dynasty. He took over after the death of his brother, as the latter's son and heir died in battle just days before Na Bin died, and Na Ao's elder brothers all died of varying circumstances over the previous decade.
Under his reign, his kingdom was the last resisting faction to fall the the Ai dynasty after a series of substantial defeats, and Na Ao himself committed suicide when he realized all hope was lost.
+
Under his reign, his kingdom was the last resisting faction to fall the the Gun dynasty after a series of substantial defeats, and Na Ao himself committed suicide when he realized all hope was lost.
 
|}
 
|}
== Ai dynasty ==
+
== Gun dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Song De<br>松德
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Qinqing<br>親情
+
|Song De<br>松德
|Huangdi Chunzhen<br>霭純真帝
+
|Qinqing<br>親情
  +
|Huangdi Chunzhen<br>磙純真皇帝
 
|Yongzu<br>永祖
 
|Yongzu<br>永祖
 
|3144–3211TJH
 
|3144–3211TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Founder of the Ai dynasty. King of Ai during the Qiu and Jia dynasties, he is lauded as a hero for bringing order back to Tianchao by replacing the collapsing Jia dynasty during the ''War of the Seven Emperors''. He came to power when he instigated a palace coup, killing the illegitimate Pang Wu and many of the tyrannical bastard's nearest relatives.
+
| colspan="9" |Founder of the Gun dynasty. Wang of Gun during the Qiu and Jia dynasties, he is lauded as a hero for bringing order back to Tianchao by replacing the collapsing Jia dynasty during the ''War of the Seven Emperors''. He initially feigned alliegence to the illegitimate Pang Wu for the early stages of the war before he came to power. His reign began when he instigated a palace coup, killing Pang Wu and many of the tyrannical bastard's nearest relatives.
Ended the war with the reconquest of the breakaway Sen dynasty.
+
Ended the war with the reconquest of the breakaway San dynasty.
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Song Mao<br>松毛
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Yingjun<br>英俊
+
|Song Mao<br>松毛
|Huangdi Tanpan<br>霭談判帝
+
|Yingjun<br>英俊
  +
|Huangdi Tanpan<br>磙談判皇帝
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|3250–3304TJH
 
|3250–3304TJH
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The last huangdi of the Ai dynasty, his reign saw the end of patriarchal rule to the matriarchal Niang dynasty for almost five centuries.
+
| colspan="9" |The last huangdi of the Gun dynasty, his reign saw the end of patriarchal rule to the matriarchal Qin dynasty for over six-and-a-half centuries.
When the capital fell at the end of the ''Cixing War'', he committed suicide once he had heard Niang forces had breached the palace defenses rather than be executed or forced to abdicate.
+
When the capital fell at the end of the ''Cixing War'', he committed suicide once he had heard Qin forces had breached the palace defenses rather than be executed or forced to abdicate.
   
Out of respect for his resolve, Huangdi Cuilu, the founder of the Niang dynasty, decreed he be given a posthumous name, but not a temple name.
+
Out of respect for his resolve, Huangdi Cuilu, the founder of the Qin dynasty, decreed he be given a posthumous name, but not a temple name.
 
|}
 
|}
== Niang dynasty ==
+
== Qin dynasty ==
 
Unique among the rest of the dynasties.
 
Unique among the rest of the dynasties.
   
While there ''were'' female rulers in past and future dynasties, in both unity and division periods, the Niang dynasty was the only unity period dynasty ruled entirely by women, with the title passed mother to daughter matrilineally. All children of the huangdi took their mother's surname as well.
+
While there ''were'' female rulers in past and future dynasties, in both unity and division periods, the Qin dynasty was the only unity period dynasty ruled entirely by women, with the title passed mother to daughter matrilineally. Rulers of the Qin dynasty used the title Niangdi (娘帝), and all children of the the niangdi took their mother's surname as well.
   
Enduring for over ''five'' centuries, it is also famous for being the ''longest'' period of female-preference primogeniture in Miao history.
+
Enduring for over ''six-and-a-half'' centuries, it is longest imperial dynasty in the history of Tianchao, and is also famous for being the ''longest'' period of female-preference primogeniture in Tianzu history.
   
While women had achieved high military and political status many thousands of times under previous dynasties, they were difficult to attain and required great merit before they were even considered for those statuses. Under the Niang dynasty, women's rights and status were elevated to equal of that of men, given them equal opportunity, which saw the rise of many influential characters of both sexes throughout the dynasty's tenure.
+
While women had achieved high military and political status many thousands of times under previous dynasties, they were difficult to attain and required great merit before they were even considered for those statuses. Under the Qin dynasty, women's rights and status were elevated to equal of that of men, given them equal opportunity, which saw the rise of many influential characters of both sexes throughout the dynasty's tenure.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Yuan Mulan<br>媛木蘭
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Ganqing<br>感情
+
|Yuan Lan<br>媛藍
|Huangdi Cuilu<br>孃翠綠帝
+
|Ganqing<br>感情
  +
|Niangdi Cuilu<br>親翠綠娘帝
 
|Zuangli<br>壯麗
 
|Zuangli<br>壯麗
 
|3276–3339TJH
 
|3276–3339TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |The founder of the Niang dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |The founder of the Qin dynasty.
Born a slave, Yuan Mulan endured harsh conditions under the tyrannical slave system of the Ai dynasty. When she was a teenager, Yuan Mulan started to speak out against slavery and the oppression of women under patriarchal traditions. Even though she endured harsh punishments for speaking out, including whippings and stripping her nude in public, she kept her head high and never let herself be silenced.
+
Her parents were named Sheng Jin (繩筋) and Yuan Lin (媛琳). Yuan Lan's mother, Yuan Lin, was born a commoner woman from a well off merchant family. A bad investment on her father's part led to debts and her being sold into slavery to pay them off. Not long after, Yuan Lin met Sheng Jin, who became her constant companion until he died. Yuan Lan, the future ruler of Tianchao, was born some time after, and they decided that she would have her mother's surname rather than her father's.
  +
Born a slave, Yuan Lan endured harsh conditions under the tyrannical slave system of the Gun dynasty. Her father died as a result of these conditions when she was just eight years old.
   
Influential and charismatic, she accumulated some sympathetic listeners who turned into devoted followers; among them was Tian Airen (甜愛人); styled Fengmi (蜂蜜), a young noblegirl who was her oldest friend and sworn sister, and lover.
+
When she was a teenager, Yuan Lan started to speak out against slavery and the oppression of women under patriarchal traditions. Even though she endured harsh punishments for speaking out, including whippings and stripping her nude in public, she kept her head high and never let herself be silenced.
   
When she was twenty-one Yuan Mulan led a slave revolt in Dongtan (東灘), the imperial capital of the time. Her uprising was repulsed form the city, but her cause attracted followers from all corners of the empire, women ''and'' sympathetic men, until they had grown into an army thousands-strong within just a few weeks.
+
Influential and charismatic, she accumulated some sympathetic listeners, both freemen and fellow slaves, and even some sympathetic nobles, who turned into devoted followers; among them was Tian Airen (甜愛人); styled Fengmi (蜂蜜), a young noblegirl who was her oldest friend and sworn sister, and lover.
   
At the behest of her most loyal retainers who believed that the sudden growth and support of her rebellion meant that the Ai dynasty had lost the Mandate of Heaven and had been granted to her Yuan Mulan declared herself huangdi, naming her dynasty "Niang ()," and waged war against the Ai dynasty, a conflict known to history as the ''Cixing War'' (雌性戰爭) (3277–3284TJH/2856–2863AFZ). The final conquest of the capital seven years later saw the deposition of Huangdi Tanpan who committed suicide once he had heard Niang forces had breached the palace defenses rather than be executed or forced to abdicate and the end of the Ai dynasty.
+
When she was twenty-one, Yuan Lan's mother was arrested and imprisoned in an attempt to shut her down, but that was the final straw for her. With support from Tian Airen's family, led a slave revolt in Dongtan (東灘), the imperial capital of the time. Her uprising was repulsed from the city, but word of her cause spread far and wide and attracted followers from all corners of the empire, women ''and'' men, until they had grown into an army many-thousands-strong within just a few weeks.
   
Once firmly in power, she outlawed slavery, a policy that endured until the Khitan-ruled Lin dynasty, and ushered in a golden age that lasted until the end of the dynasty. She also revitalized the empire with various welfare projects that improved the lives of people of all races and social classes; and for this reason she is firmly acknowledged as one of the greatest rulers in Miao history.
+
A slave no more, at the behest of her most loyal retainers who believed that the sudden growth and support of her rebellion meant that the Gun dynasty had lost the Mandate of Heaven and had been granted to her – Yuan Lan declared a new dynasty, naming her dynasty "Qin (親)," and coined the title Niangdi (娘帝). Her declaration was met with applause from her entire army and retinue. Her cause then waged war against the Gun dynasty, a conflict known to history as the ''Cixing War'' (雌性戰爭) (3277–3284TJH/2856–2863AFZ). The final conquest of the capital seven years later saw the deposition of Huangdi Tanpan and the end of the Gun dynasty. Huangdi Tanpan committed suicide once he had heard Qin forces had breached the palace defenses rather than be executed or forced to abdicate.
  +
  +
Once firmly in power, Yuan Lan freed her mother, who was surprised to learn her daughter was now the ruler of the empire, and outlawed slavery – a policy that endured until the inauguration of the Arslan-ruled Lin dynasty – and ushered in a golden age that lasted until the end of the dynasty. She also revitalized the empire with various welfare projects that improved the lives of people of all races and social classes; and for these reasons she is firmly acknowledged as one of the greatest rulers in Tianzu history.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Yuan Ying<br>媛硬
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Yonghai<br>勇孩
+
|Yuan Ying<br>媛硬
|Huangdi Hongbao<br>孃紅寶帝
+
|Yonghai<br>勇孩
  +
|Niangdi Hongbao<br>親紅寶娘帝
 
|
 
|
 
|3304–3353TJH
 
|3304–3353TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Second child and eldest daughter of Huangdi Cuilu. When she was born, most assumed that her elder brother, Yuan Ping (媛评), would be her mother's heir, but Huangdi Cuilu shocked the world when she decreed that successors of the Niang dynasty would only be women.
+
| colspan="9" |Second child and eldest daughter of Niangdi Cuilu. Before she was born, most assumed that her elder brother, Yuan Ping (媛评), Niangdi Cuilu's eldest child, would be her mother's heir, but Niangdi Cuilu shocked the nation when she decreed that successors of the Qin dynasty would only be women.
Came into the throne at the age of twenty five upon the death of her mother.
+
Niangdi Hongbao came into the throne at the age of twenty five upon the death of her mother.
   
Under her reign, the current capital, Tangzhai, was founded. But the new imperial palace would not be completed and occupied until the reign of Huangdi Baolan.
+
Under her reign, the current capital, Tangzhai, was founded. But the new imperial palace would not be occupied or completed until the reign of her successor, Niangdi Baolan.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Yuan Ren<br>媛仁
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Bingyin<br>丙胤
+
|Yuan Ren<br>媛仁
|Huangdi Baolan<br>孃寶藍帝
+
|Bingyin<br>丙胤
  +
|Niangdi Baolan<br>親寶藍娘帝
 
|
 
|
 
|3336–3398TJH
 
|3336–3398TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Third daughter and child of Huangdi Hongbao, she superseded her elder sisters to the throne when they declared their intentions forgo any right to the throne in favor of personal pursuits.
+
| colspan="9" |Third daughter and child of Niangdi Hongbao, she superseded her elder sisters to the throne when they declared their intentions forgo any right to the throne in favor of personal pursuits.
 
Came into the throne at the age of seventeen upon the death of her mother.
 
Came into the throne at the age of seventeen upon the death of her mother.
   
The imperial palace of Tangzhai, the new imperial capital founded during her mother's reign, was completed a few years after she ascended the throne. Thus Huangdi Baolan was the first ruler of Tianchao to occupy the modern capital.
+
The imperial palace of Tangzhai, the new imperial capital founded during her mother's reign, was completed a few years after she ascended the throne. Thus Niangdi Baolan was the first ruler of Tianchao to occupy the modern capital.
   
 
She later abdicated in favor of her chosen heir and spent the remainder of her life in quiet retirement.
 
She later abdicated in favor of her chosen heir and spent the remainder of her life in quiet retirement.
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Yuan Qing<br>媛青
 
|Yuan Qing<br>媛青
 
|Mikai<br>蜜凯
 
|Mikai<br>蜜凯
|Huangdi Lingxing<br>菱形帝
+
|Niangdi Lingxing<br>菱形
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Yuan Jin<br>媛勁
 
|Yuan Jin<br>媛勁
 
|Rexin<br>熱心
 
|Rexin<br>熱心
|Huangdi Huangjing<br>黃晶帝
+
|Niangdi Huangjing<br>黃晶
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Yuan Chanjuan<br>媛嬋娟
 
|Yuan Chanjuan<br>媛嬋娟
 
|Wanqiang<br>頑強
 
|Wanqiang<br>頑強
|Huangdi Jinyu<br>金玉帝
+
|Niangdi Jinyu<br>金玉
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Yuan Qi<br>媛氣
+
|
  +
|Yuan Qiqi<br>媛氣器
 
|Zhongshi<br>忠實
 
|Zhongshi<br>忠實
|Huangdi Kuihua<br>葵花帝
+
|Niangdi Kuihua<br>葵花
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Yuan Jing<br>媛靜
  +
|
  +
|Niangdi Shanhu<br>親珊瑚娘帝
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
|Yuan Luoji<br>媛邏輯
  +
|
  +
|Niangdi Chuju<br>親嘛龛娘帝
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Yuan Jiang<br>媛將
  +
|Yunying<br>熨英
  +
|Niangdi Ci<br>親慈娘帝
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="9" |Eldest daughter of Niangdi Chuju.
  +
During her reign, her twin brother, Yuan Huan, attempted to overthrow her in a coup. They were close, nigh inseparable, in their childhood, but grew apart as Yuan Jiang was being groomed to take the throne.
  +
  +
While she was briefly deposed, her loyalists proved greater than Yuan Huan's support and she was and she was restored. Yuan Huan eventually came back with an army to retake the capital and the throne by force, but Niangdi Ci and her government managed to escape. She then, with great reluctance, waged a civil war against her brother to retake the throne.
  +
  +
After five years, she eventually defeated her brother and retook the capital, but, out of love and against the advice of her court, spared his life, merely throwing him in prison for the rest of his natural life. She became his only regular visitor for the remainder of their days. Her mercy, combined with her general gentle nature, earned her her posthumous name.
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
|Yuan Chiqi<br>媛池器
  +
|
  +
|Niangdi Shuo<br>親爍娘帝
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
|Yuan Pingmen<br>媛瓶們
  +
|
  +
|Niangdi Taijian<br>親鈦劍娘帝
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
|Yuan Li<br>媛李
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Chuju<br>孃嘛龛
+
|Niangdi Taoshu<br>親桃樹娘
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
  +
|Yuan Lin<br>媛琳
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Qingfu<br>情夫帝
+
|Niangdi Qingfu<br>情夫
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Yuan Ruyi<br>媛如意
 
|Yuan Ruyi<br>媛如意
 
|Shuangkou<br>塽口
 
|Shuangkou<br>塽口
|Huangdi Weikou<br>胃口帝
+
|Niangdi Weikou<br>胃口
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Yuan Lian<br>媛戀
 
|Yuan Lian<br>媛戀
 
|Tangmi<br>糖迷
 
|Tangmi<br>糖迷
|Huangdi Xiangliao<br>香料帝
+
|Niangdi Xiangliao<br>香料
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Yuan Milin<br>媛密林
 
|Yuan Milin<br>媛密林
 
|Huaji<br>滑稽
 
|Huaji<br>滑稽
|Huangdi Chuai<br>踹帝
+
|Niangdi Chuai<br>
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|Zuihou<br>最後
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|
 
|
|[…]–3709TJH
+
|[…]–3939TJH
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
  +
|}
  +
  +
=== Claimants & Usurpers ===
  +
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
  +
|-
  +
!Personal
  +
!Courtesy
  +
!Posthumous
  +
!Temple
  +
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Yuan Huan<br>媛煥
  +
|Cancao<br>燦草
  +
|n/a
  +
|n/a
  +
|[…]–[…]TJH
  +
|
  +
|[…]–[…]TJH
  +
|5yrs
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="9" |Twin brother of Niangdi Ci (Yuan Jiang). They were close, nigh inseparable, in their childhood, but grew apart as Yuan Jiang was being groomed to take the throne.
  +
Six years into the reign of his sister, he attempted to orchestrate a coup to become hunagdi. While he briefly deposed his sister and proclaimed himself huangdi, his coup failed when the loyalists of Niangdi Ci proved too many. But he amassed a great support from many opponents of the women-ruled dynasty. His following turned into an army that retook the capital, expelling the loyalist government. Niangdi Ci managed to escaped and his followers waged a five-year civil war to hold the throne.
  +
  +
Yuan Huan was defeated but not executed. He remained in prison the rest of his life, visited solely by Niangdi Ci until their final days.
 
|}
 
|}
 
== Mei dynasty ==
 
== Mei dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Luo Hao<br>蓏豪
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Dangao<br>蛋糕
+
|Luo Hao<br>蓏豪
|Huangdi Ganju<br>梅柑橘帝
+
|Dangao<br>蛋糕
  +
|Huangdi Ganju<br>梅柑橘皇帝
 
|Xinzu<br>新祖
 
|Xinzu<br>新祖
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|
 
|
|3799–[…]TJH
+
|3939–[…]TJH
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Great-grandson of Huangdi Weikou, and grandnephew of Huangdi Xiangliao, the penultimate huangdi of the Niang dynasty. He was also an alleged descendant of Xiangrikui Gongchan through his father, Luo Yao (蓏要).
+
| colspan="9" |He was an alleged descendant of Xiangrikui Gongchan through his father, Luo Yao (蓏要).
He came to power when "convinced/tricked" Huangdi Chuai, the last huangdi of the Niang dynasty, to abdicate in his favor. A conservative traditionalist, Huangdi Ganju became huangdi purposely to end the women-ruled Niang dynasty and reinstate male-preference primogeniture for the first time in five centuries.
+
The Gong of Mei and the last Chengxiang under the Qin dynasty, he came to power when "convinced/tricked" Niangdi Chuai, the last Niangdi of the Qin dynasty, to abdicate in his favor. A conservative traditionalist, Huangdi Ganju became huangdi purposely to end the women-ruled Qin dynasty and reinstate male-preference primogeniture for the first time in centuries.
  +
  +
However, his dynasty did not begin peacefully, as the [[Qirsyllvian Non-State Organizations & Societies#Sisters of the Yellow Dragon|Sisters of the Yellow Dragon]] – a women-only Jiti military order founded during the ''Western, Central & Northern Dynasties'' period that had served as the personal army of the Niangdi since the founding of the Qin dynasty – rebelled and began the forty-year ''Yellow Dragon Rebellion'' (黃龍叛亂/''Huanglong Panluan''), a civil war so devastating that it destabilized the Mei dynasty to a point it couldn't recover.
  +
  +
it is for these reasons that he is remembered infamously.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Mangguo<br>梅芒果帝
+
|
  +
|Huangdi Mangguo<br>梅芒果皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Xingshu<br>梅杏樹帝
+
|
  +
|Huangdi Xingshu<br>梅杏樹皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Fengli<br>梅鳳梨帝
+
|
  +
|Huangdi Fengli<br>梅鳳梨皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|Huangdi Yangguo<br>梅蘋果帝
+
|
  +
|Huangdi Yangguo<br>梅蘋果皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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==== Yin dynasty ====
 
==== Yin dynasty ====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
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  +
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  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
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|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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==== Hang ====
 
==== Hang ====
  +
Hang Kingdom, along with Sang Kingdom, was never recovered by Tianchao and continued on independently for a time. Eventually, it collapsed into several states that eventually became '''Dongnan Baquan Banglian''' ('''Dongbalian''').
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
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  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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|
 
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Hang Kingdom, along with Sang Kingdom, was never recovered by Tianchao and continued on independently for a time. Eventually, it collapsed into several states that eventually became '''Dongnan Baquan Banglian''' ('''Dongbalian''').
 
 
 
==== Sang ====
 
==== Sang ====
  +
Hang Kingdom, along with Sang Kingdom, was never recovered by Tianchao and continued on independently for a time. Eventually, it collapsed into several states that eventually became '''Dongnan Baquan Banglian''' ('''Dongbalian''').
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
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Hang Kingdom, along with Sang Kingdom, was never recovered by Tianchao and continued on independently for a time. Eventually, it collapsed into several states that eventually became '''Dongnan Baquan Banglian''' ('''Dongbalian''').
 
 
 
==== Zhang Chi ====
 
==== Zhang Chi ====
 
Founded by alleged descendants of the Chi dynasty, a dynasty/chiefdom of the ''Semi-Legendary Era''.
 
Founded by alleged descendants of the Chi dynasty, a dynasty/chiefdom of the ''Semi-Legendary Era''.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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== Lin dynasty ==
 
== Lin dynasty ==
A Khitan-ruled conquest dynasty, established in the wake of the ''Seven Dynasties & Ten Kingdoms'' period. The first three rulers of the Lin dynasty were also rulers of the Khitan Khaganate, as Lin was founded as a division of the Khaganate (sort of like [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_monarchy dual monarchy]: two separate states ruled by a single ruler). The first six rulers of the Khitan Khaganate were never huangdi in their lifetime, but were posthumously declared so following the foundation of the Lin dynasty.
+
A Arslan-ruled conquest dynasty, established in the wake of the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period, and the first non-Jiti dynasty to rule Tianchao. The first three rulers of the Lin dynasty were also rulers of the Gergazard Khaganate, as Lin was founded as a division of the Khaganate (sort of like [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_monarchy dual monarchy]: two separate states ruled by a single ruler). The first six rulers of the Gergazard Khaganate were never huangdi in their lifetime, but were posthumously declared so following the foundation of the Lin dynasty.
  +
  +
A coup by a rival clan forced the Altanzul clan out of power in Gergazar, resulting in the complete separation of the Lin dynasty from Khaganate.
   
A coup by a rival clan forced the Altanzul clan out of power in Khitai, resulting in the complete separation of the Lin dynasty from Khaganate.
+
Upon separation from Gergazar, the ruling family made efforts at Jitization for ease of rule, but retained most of their traditional ways.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Khan Name
+
!Khan
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple Name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Altanzul Selemchin<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠰᠡᠯᠡᠮᠡᠴᠢᠨ</span>
+
! colspan="10" |Gergazar
| rowspan="2" |Erkhemseg Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠷᠬᠢᠮᠰᠦᠭ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
+
|-
|Huangdi Tong Chuangzao Die<br>統創造爹皇帝
+
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Altanzul Selemchin<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠰᠡᠯᠡᠮᠡᠴᠢᠨ</span>
  +
|Erkhemseg Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠷᠬᠢᠮᠰᠦᠭ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
  +
|Huangdi Guojia de Chuangshi Renhe Tuanjie zhe<br>國家的創始人和團結者皇帝
 
|Yongzu<br>永祖
 
|Yongzu<br>永祖
 
|
 
|
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|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Unifier and First Khagan of the Khitan Khaganate. Posthumously declared Huangdi in 4080TJH.
+
| colspan="9" |Unifier and First Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |
+
|Altanzul […]<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ […]</span>
 
|
 
|
  +
|Huangdi de Dong Huhe Luoxue<br>凍湖和落雪的皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Second Khagan of the Khitan Khaganate. Posthumously declared Huangdi in 4080TJH.
+
| colspan="9" |Second Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |
+
|Altanzul […]<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ […]</span>
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Third Khagan of the Khitan Khaganate. Posthumously declared Huangdi in 4080TJH.
+
| colspan="9" |Third Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |
+
|Altanzul […]<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ […]</span>
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Fourth Khagan of the Khitan Khaganate. Posthumously declared Huangdi in 4080TJH.
+
| colspan="9" |Fourth Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |
+
|Altanzul […]<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ […]</span>
 
|
 
|
  +
|Huangdi Chusheng de Taiyang<br>初升的太陽皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Fifth Khagan of the Khitan Khaganate. Posthumously declared Huangdi in 4080TJH.
+
| colspan="9" |Fifth Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Altanzul Deglem Juram<br>阿坦祖爾德格倫朱拉姆<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠳᠢᠭᠯᠢᠮ ᠵᠢᠷᠤᠮ</span>
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Zaluu Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠵᠠᠯᠠᠭᠤ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
+
|Altanzul Deglem Juram<br>阿坦祖爾德格倫朱拉姆<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠳᠢᠭᠯᠢᠮ ᠵᠢᠷᠤᠮ</span>
  +
|Zaluu Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠵᠠᠯᠠᠭᠤ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
 
|Huangdi Zhengfuzhe Guowang<br>征服者國王皇帝
 
|Huangdi Zhengfuzhe Guowang<br>征服者國王皇帝
 
|Kaijian<br>凱建
 
|Kaijian<br>凱建
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|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Sixth Khagan of the Khitan Khaganate. Posthumously declared Huangdi in 4080TJH. Though not the founder of the Lin dynasty, he was given a temple name to imply he was as he laid the foundation for the conquest of Tianchao.
+
| colspan="9" |Sixth Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
During his lifetime, even before his reign, he set his sights on conquering Tianchao (known as Tenger (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠩᠷᠢ</span>) to the Khitai), torn asunder by the ''Seven Dynasties & Ten Kingdoms Period'' since the fall of the Mei dynasty. As soon as he became Khagan, he took advantage of the ongoing conflicts to invade Tianchao and secured much of the Liao, but he did not live do see his ambitions fulfilled. His reign and conquests were cut short when he was slain by an assassin on the eve of his planned invasion of the Zhongyuan region.
+
Though not the founder of the Lin dynasty, he was given a temple name to imply he was as he laid the foundation for the conquest of Tianchao.
  +
  +
During his lifetime, even before his reign, he set his sights on conquering Tianchao (known as Tenger (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠩᠷᠢ</span>) to the Arslan), torn asunder by the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period since the fall of the Mei dynasty. As soon as he became Khagan, he took advantage of the ongoing conflicts to invade what was then acknowledged as the borders of Tianchao and secured much of the Pianpilu (called Delkhiin (<span class="" style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ</span>) by the Arslan), but he did not live do see his ambitions fulfilled. His reign and conquests were cut short when he was slain by an assassin on the eve of his planned invasion of Zanghuan (called Zangkhuan (<span class="" style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠵᠠᠩ ᠢᠬᠤ᠎ᠠ ᠶᠢᠨ</span>) by the Arslan).
  +
|-
  +
! colspan="10" |Gergazar & Lin Dynasty
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="3" |Altanzul Ayalguu<br>阿坦祖爾阿亞爾古<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠠᠶᠠᠯᠭᠤ</span>
 
| rowspan="3" |Ayalguu Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠶᠠᠯᠭᠤ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
 
| rowspan="2" |Huangdi Diqi Zuichu<br>第七最初皇帝
 
| rowspan="2" |Zuangli<br>壯麗<br>Nait Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠨᠠᠢ ᠳᠤ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
 
| rowspan="2" |4037–4111TJH
 
| rowspan="2" |74yrs
 
|4054–4111TJH<br>(as Khagan)
 
|57yrs
 
 
| rowspan="2" |
 
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Altanzul Ayalguu<br>阿坦祖爾阿亞爾古<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠠᠶᠠᠯᠭᠤ</span>
  +
|Ayalguu Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠶᠠᠯᠭᠤ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
  +
|Huangdi Diqi Zuichu<br>第七最初皇帝
  +
|Zuangli<br>壯麗
  +
----
  +
Nait Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠨᠠᠢ ᠳᠤ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
  +
|4037–4111TJH
  +
|74yrs
  +
|4054–4111TJH<br><sup>(as Khagan)</sup>
  +
----
  +
4076–4111TJH<br><sup>(as Huangdi)</sup>
  +
|57yrs
  +
----
  +
35yrs
  +
|
 
|-
 
|-
|4076–4111TJH<br>(as Huangdi)
+
| colspan="9" |Eldest son of Zaluu Khan, seventh Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate and founder of the Lin dynasty.
|35yrs
+
Coming to the throne at the age of seventeen, he intended to take over where his father left off and invade Zanghuan, but securing his place as the rightful khagan to succeed his father, in competition with his brothers, proved to be a daunting endeavor that took him two decades to achieve.
|-
 
| colspan="7" |Seventh Khagan of the Khitan Khagnate, eldest son of Zaluu Khan, and founder of the Lin dynasty.
 
Taking over where his father left off at the age of seventeen, he invaded Zhongyuan and Manzhou, conquering the rest of Tianchao and establishing the Lin dynasty as a division of the Khaganate.
 
   
With the entirety of what was then Tianchao secured save for the Hang and Sang kingdoms, whose successor states would later go on to form Dongbalian he declared himself hunagdi of Tianchao and claimed the ''Mandate of Heaven'' as the founder of the Lin dynasty.
+
With his place secure, he finally launched the invasion of Zhingyuan in 4074. Within two years he conquered two splinter kingdoms the imperial capital of the last of the Seven Dynasties. With the capital under control he proclaimed the establishment of the Lin dynasty as a division of the Khaganate, declared himself hunagdi of Tianchao and claimed the ''Mandate of Heaven''. He made plans conquer the rest of Tianchao, but a need to rest the army and rebuild the infrastructure of his conquered lands forced him to pause his campaign for several years.
  +
  +
By the end of the first decade of Ayalguu Khan's reign as huangdi, the entirety of Zanghuan was secured – save for the Hang and Sang kingdoms, whose successor states would later go on to form Dongbalian.
  +
  +
Ayalguu Khan intended to invade and conquer Haoyudai, but by the time Zanghuan was secured he and his armies were militarily exhausted and required many more years to rebuild, along with the infrastructure of his newly conquered territories. He died with the ambition of his father still unfulfilled.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Altanzul Jargaltai<br>阿坦祖爾賈爾加泰<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢ</span>
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Jargaltai Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
+
|Altanzul Jargaltai<br>阿坦祖爾賈爾加泰<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢ</span>
|
+
|Jargaltai Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
  +
|Huangdi Shui Wanchengle Renwu<br>誰完成了任務皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
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|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Second ruler of the Lin dynasty and eighth Khagan of Khitai.
+
| colspan="9" |Son of Ayalguu Khan, second ruler of the Lin dynasty and eighth Khagan of Gergazar.
  +
During his reign he set out to conquer Tianzu splinter kingdoms in Haoyudai for the the Lin dynasty, finishing the job Ayalguu Khan started. By the twenty year mark of his reign, the entirety of what was then Tianchao in Haoyudai was secured, ending the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Altanzul Khundet<br>阿坦祖爾昆德<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠬᠦᠨᠳᠦᠳ</span>
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Khundet Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠦᠨᠳᠦᠳ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
+
|Altanzul Khundet<br>阿坦祖爾昆德<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠬᠦᠨᠳᠦᠳ</span>
|
+
|Khundet Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠦᠨᠳᠦᠳ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
  +
|Huangdi Yu Zhongshen Jiemeng<br>與眾神結盟皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Third ruler of the Lin dynasty, and ninth and last Altanzul clan ruler of Khitai.
+
| colspan="9" |Third ruler of the Lin dynasty, and ninth and last Khagan from Altanzul clan.
Due to a coup in Khitai, Khundet Khan's son and successor, Baatar Khan, was deprived of his position as Khagan of Khitai.
+
He was the first huangdi of the Lin dynasty to actually rule it from a place in Zanghuan, choosing the newly-founded Tovguren (<span class="" style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠥᠪᠭᠦᠷᠡᠨ</span>), now known as Waiyang (外央), as his capital.
   
He was also the first huangdi of the Lin dynasty to actually rule it from a place in Zhongyuan, choosing the newly-founded Tovguren (<span class="" style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠥᠪᠭᠦᠷᠡᠨ</span>), now known as Waiyang (外央), as his capital. This proved to be a contributing factor to the coup that saw his clan ousted from its position as Khagan of Khitai.
+
Khundet Khan died during the ''Siege of Fanxing'' against the forces of the Zhiji Rebellion (雉雞暴動), which his forces eventually defeated, without naming an heir. His sudden death resulted in a succession dispute that saw the Altanzul clan being ousted from their position position as Khagan of Gergazar, and the fragmentation of the Khaganate into five separate states.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Altanzul Baatar<br>阿坦祖爾巴塔爾<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷ</span>
+
! colspan="10" |Lin dynasty independent
| rowspan="2" |Baatar Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
+
|-
|
+
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Altanzul Baatar<br>阿坦祖爾巴塔爾<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷ</span>
  +
|Baatar Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
  +
|Huangdi Tashui Chongxin Huo de Kongzhi Quan<br>他誰重新獲得控制權皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Fourth ruler of the Lin Dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Khundet Khan's third son, fourth ruler of the Lin dynasty, and the first to be independent of the Gergazard Khaganate.
Due to coup in Khitai before he was able to take the throne, his clan was ousted of its position as Khagan of Khitai by the Tsetsgiin (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭ ᠦᠨ</span>) clan under Tuimer Khan (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠦᠢᠮᠡᠷ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>).
+
Because Khundet Khan died without naming an heir, a succession dispute erupted between Baatar Khan, his brothers and rival clans.
   
And so, Baatar Khan and his successors broke away from Khitai and ruled the Lin dynasty independently.
+
In the end, within a year after Khundet Khan's death, the Khaganate fragmented into five states: Gergazar fell under the reign of the Tsetsgiin (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭ ᠦᠨ</span>) clan under Tuimer Khan (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠦᠢᠮᠡᠷ</span><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>); Baatar Khan won succession of the Lin dynasty as undisputed huangdi; the northern sector became the Shengwai-ruled Shuang (霜) dynasty; the territories in Haoyudai became the Unghwa-ruled Gwan (관/棺) dynasty; the Island of Qiu broke away into the Xiyi-ruled Pan (磐) dynasty.
  +
  +
Baatar Khan and his successors continued to rule the Lin dynasty independently.
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
|
  +
|Altanzul […]<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ […]</span>
  +
|
  +
|Huangdi Leiming Ban de Mapihe Mingzhi de Long<br>雷鳴般的馬匹和明智的龍皇帝
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Altanzul Kunziin<br>阿坦祖爾昆濟寧<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠺᠥᠩᠽᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ</span>
+
| colspan="10" |
| rowspan="2" |Kunziin Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠺᠥᠩᠽᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
+
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |
  +
|Altanzul Kunziin<br>阿坦祖爾昆濟寧<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠺᠥᠩᠽᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ</span>
  +
|Kunziin Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠺᠥᠩᠽᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
 
|Huangdi Yanjiuyuan<br>研究員皇帝
 
|Huangdi Yanjiuyuan<br>研究員皇帝
|Zuihou<br>最後<br>Etssiin Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠴᠦᠰ ᠦᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
+
|Zuihou<br>最後
  +
----
  +
Etssiin Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠴᠦᠰ ᠦᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
 
|[…]–4430TJH
 
|[…]–4430TJH
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Final ruler of the Lin dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Final ruler of the Lin dynasty.
 
Well known as a scholar and a pacifist, his reluctance to take armed action against rebels, preferring to find peaceful solutions, led him to be ousted from his throne by the Ang dynasty.
 
Well known as a scholar and a pacifist, his reluctance to take armed action against rebels, preferring to find peaceful solutions, led him to be ousted from his throne by the Ang dynasty.
  +
|}
  +
  +
=== Gwan dynasty ===
  +
An Unghwa-ruled splinter dynasty, centered in Haoyudai, that broke away with the fragmentation of the Gergazard Khaganate a year following the death of Khundet Khan, within months of the Altanzul clan's ousting from rulership of Gergazar. Eventually reconquered by the Lin dynasty.
  +
{| class="wikitable"
  +
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  +
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  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
  +
|-
  +
!Personal
  +
!Courtesy
  +
!Posthumous
  +
!Temple
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|[…]–[…]TJH
  +
|
  +
|4174–[…]TJH
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="10" |
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|[…]–[…]TJH
  +
|
  +
|[…]–4395TJH
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|}
  +
  +
=== Pan dynasty ===
  +
A Xiyi-ruled splinter dynasty centered in Qiu island, the Xiyi homeland, that broke away with the fragmentation of the Gergazard Khaganate a year following the death of Khundet Khan, within months of the Altanzul clan's ousting from rulership of Gergazar. Eventually reconquered by the Lin dynasty.
  +
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
  +
|-
  +
!Personal
  +
!Courtesy
  +
!Posthumous
  +
!Temple
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|[…]–[…]TJH
  +
|
  +
|4174–[…]TJH
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="10" |
  +
|-
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|[…]–[…]TJH
  +
|
  +
|[…]–4283TJH
  +
|
  +
|
 
|}
 
|}
 
== Shuang dynasty ==
 
== Shuang dynasty ==
A Xiongnu-ruled breakaway dynasty that seceded into independence from both the Lin dynasty and the Khitan Khaganate within months of the Altanzul clan's ousting from rulership of Khitai. It endured for the better part of five centuries contemporaneously with the Lin, Ang, Ting, and early-Lei dynasties, enduring many wars with both Tianchao and Khitai until it was finally reconquered by the Lei dynasty.
+
A Shengwai-ruled splinter dynasty, centered in the Bianjing region of Pianpilu, that seceded into independence with the fragmentation the Gergazard Khaganate following the death of Khundet Khan, within months of the Altanzul clan's ousting from rulership of Gergazar.
  +
  +
Unlike the Gwan and Pan dynasties, which endured for many decades but were eventually reconquered by the Lin dynasty, the Shuang dynasty endured for the better part of five centuries, contemporaneously with the Lin, Ang, Ting, and early-Lei dynasties, enduring many wars with both Tianchao and Gergazar until it was finally conquered by the Lei dynasty.
   
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
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|
 
|
 
|
 
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|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|
 
|
|4173–[…]TJH
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|4174–[…]TJH
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
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| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|
 
|
|[…]–4641TJH
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|[…]–4642TJH
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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== Ang dynasty ==
 
== Ang dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Qiao Kuaili<br>俏快樂
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Lingsheng<br>鈴聲
+
|Qiao Kuaili<br>俏快樂
|Huangdi Zhanshi<br>盎戰時帝
+
|Lingsheng<br>鈴聲
  +
|Huangdi Zhanshi<br>盎戰時皇帝
 
|Jiuxing<br>救星
 
|Jiuxing<br>救星
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Founder of the Ang dynasty, Huangdi Zhanshi is a mixed figure in Tianchao history. He's lauded as a liberator by those who disdained foreign rule over their country and restored Miao rule, but denounced as a usurper who took overthrew and killed a peaceful monarch by others.
+
| colspan="9" |Founder of the Ang dynasty, Huangdi Zhanshi is a mixed figure in Tianchao history. He's lauded as a liberator by those who disdained foreign rule over their country and restored Yinghui rule, but denounced as a usurper who took overthrew and killed a peaceful monarch by others.
 
The same year he toppled Kunziin Khan, he was forced to deal with the invasion of the Yamato Empire to the west, preventing him from restoring to Tianchao the way he envisioned.
 
The same year he toppled Kunziin Khan, he was forced to deal with the invasion of the Yamato Empire to the west, preventing him from restoring to Tianchao the way he envisioned.
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
|
  +
|Qiao Ci<br>俏刺
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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|}
 
|}
 
== Ting dynasty ==
 
== Ting dynasty ==
  +
The second ethnic Xiyi-ruled dynasty.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
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|
 
|
 
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|-
| colspan="9" |
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| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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The only dwarf-ruled dynasty in the history of Tianchao, and the last non-human unity dynasty to rule Tianchao.
 
The only dwarf-ruled dynasty in the history of Tianchao, and the last non-human unity dynasty to rule Tianchao.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Kuangshi Shujing<br>礦石水晶
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Jiecheng<br>結成
+
|Kuangshi Shujing<br>礦石水晶
|Huangdi Geng<br>雷耿帝
+
|Jiecheng<br>結成
  +
|Huangdi Geng<br>雷耿皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
 
|[…]–[…]TJH
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Founder of the Lei dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Founder of the Lei dynasty.
Descendant of powerful mining magnates, he was the King of Lei, and governor of Leizhou (雷州), during the Ting dynasty.
+
Descendant of powerful mining magnates, he was the Wang of Lei, and governor of Leizhou (雷州), during the Ting dynasty.
   
 
While dwarves had served in many powerful positions for thousands of years, he the first dwarf to rule the empire.
 
While dwarves had served in many powerful positions for thousands of years, he the first dwarf to rule the empire.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Kuangshi Can<br>礦石燦
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Tiejiang<br>鐵匠
+
|Kuangshi Can<br>礦石燦
|Huangdi Cheng<br>雷誠帝
+
|Tiejiang<br>鐵匠
  +
|Huangdi Cheng<br>雷誠皇帝
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Son of Huangdi Geng and the second ruler of the Lei dynasty. His first act was to move the imperial administration back to Tangzhai for the first time since the collapse of the Mei dynasty.
+
| colspan="9" |Son of Huangdi Geng and the second ruler of the Lei dynasty. His first act was to move the imperial administration back to Tangzhai for the first time since the collapse of the Mei dynasty.
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="9" |
+
| colspan="10" |
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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A faun-ruled rebel dynasty during the Lei dynasty.
 
A faun-ruled rebel dynasty during the Lei dynasty.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
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! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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=== Dongji ===
 
=== Dongji ===
A Xiongnu-ruled breakaway dynasty. It was reconquered by the Cui dynasty as it took over from the collapsing Lei dynasty.
+
A Shengwai-ruled breakaway dynasty. It was reconquered by the Cui dynasty as it took over from the collapsing Lei dynasty.
   
 
== Cui dynasty ==
 
== Cui dynasty ==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
! colspan="4" |Names
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Lifetime
  +
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Reign
  +
! rowspan="2" |Era Names
 
|-
 
|-
!Personal name
+
!Personal
!Courtesy name
+
!Courtesy
!Posthumous name
+
!Posthumous
!Temple name
+
!Temple
! colspan="2" |Lifetime
 
! colspan="2" |Reign
 
!Era Names
 
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|
 
|Sun Liu<br>笋留
 
|Sun Liu<br>笋留
 
|Makan<br>嘛龛
 
|Makan<br>嘛龛
|Huangdi Shiwu<br>翠飾物帝
+
|Huangdi Shiwu<br>翠飾物
 
|Xinjian<br>新建
 
|Xinjian<br>新建
 
|4867–4933TJH<br>4446–4512AFZ
 
|4867–4933TJH<br>4446–4512AFZ
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Sun Mulan<br>笋木蘭
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Bamei<br>八美
+
|Sun Mulan<br>笋木蘭
|Huangdi Qiji<br>奇蹟
+
|Bamei<br>八美
  +
|Huangdi Qiji<br>翠奇蹟皇帝
 
|Zhepi<br>哲辟
 
|Zhepi<br>哲辟
 
|4903–4961TJH<br>4482–4540AFZ
 
|4903–4961TJH<br>4482–4540AFZ
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Daughter of Huangdi Shiwu, and the last female ruler of Tianchao. She later abdicated in favor of her third son and chosen successor, Sun Zhuan.
+
| colspan="9" |Daughter of Huangdi Shiwu, and the last female ruler of Tianchao. She later abdicated in favor of her third son and chosen successor, Sun Zhuan.
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Sun Zhuan<br>笋砖
+
| rowspan="2" |
| rowspan="2" |Shuocan<br>箾摻
+
|Sun Xuan<br>笋炫
  +
|Shuocan<br>箾摻
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
 
|n/a
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="7" |Son of Huangdi Qiji, and the current ruler of Tianchao.
+
| colspan="9" |Son of Huangdi Qiji, and the current ruler of Tianchao.
 
|}
 
|}
 
== Notes & Trivia ==
 
== Notes & Trivia ==
* The lifetime and reign years use the [[Qirsyllvian Calendars#Miao calendar|Miao calendar]] years. There is a 421-year difference between the Miao calendar and the Solramese calendar. I.e. 0TJH = 421BFZ.
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* The lifetime and reign years use the [[Qirsyllvian Calendars#Luan calendar|Luan calendar]] years. There is a 421-year difference between the Luan calendar and the Solramese calendar. I.e. 0TJH = 421BFZ.
* The Miao characters of the posthumous names of rulers, if applicable, are the name of the dynasty, the name, and their title, in that order.
+
* The Jiti characters of the posthumous names of rulers, if applicable, are the name of the dynasty, the name, and their title, in that order.
 
* For huangdi whose reigns ended before they died, this is an indicator that they abdicated or were somehow deposed without being executed.
 
* For huangdi whose reigns ended before they died, this is an indicator that they abdicated or were somehow deposed without being executed.
 
[[Category:Qirsyllviar|Huangdi of Tianchao]]
 
[[Category:Qirsyllviar|Huangdi of Tianchao]]

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Imperial Seal of Tianchao

Printed inscription of the Imperial Seal of Tianchao, the personal seal of the ruler of the empire, carved from a piece of jade in the early Mo dynasty.
Top line: 接受天命/Jieshou Tianming/Receive the Mandate of Heaven
Second line: 天下勳爵/Tianxia Xunjue/Lord of the World
Third line: 正義規則/Zhengyi Guize/Rule Justly
Bottom line: 消滅邪惡/Xiaomie Xie'e/Destroy Evil

A comprehensive list of rulers of Tianchao, from the semi-legendary era to modern times. Pretender/Claimant rulers of unrecognized self-proclaimed dynasties and division period states/dynasties are included among them.

Rulers of the many dynasties of Tianchao were titled various ways:

  • The rulers of the semi-legendary dynasties, Lang, Tong, Cong, and Chi dynasties were titled "Qiu (酋/chief)."
    • These "dynasties" were really tribal chiefdoms that existed mostly contemporaneously rather than the proper dynasties that characterized the majority of Tianchao's history.
  • Rulers during the Predynastic era dynasties, Ying, Re, Gao, Mo, and early Qiang, were titled "Wang (王/King/Prince)."
    • The former three are more properly described as loose confederations or collections of chiefdoms, consisting of several loosely affiliated independent clans who recognized a wang. Proper centralization of authority under a wang was achieved during the early stages of the Mo dynasty.
  • The majority of rulers since the founding of the imperial Qiang dynasty are titled "Huangdi (皇帝/Emperor)," but other titles were used, especially during division periods.
    • Such titles include old titles such as qiu and wang, but other titles used including:
      • "Tianwang" (天王/Heavenly King)
      • "Huangzi" (皇子/Prince), Huangfei (皇妃/Princess)
      • Rulers of the Arslan-ruled Lin dynasty were also titled "Khagan (可汗/ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ)"

Lang dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign
Personal Courtesy Posthumous
Lang Zhangzi
狼長子
Lingdui
領隊
Qiu Zun
狼尊酋
[…]–[…]TJQ

Tong dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign
Personal Courtesy Posthumous
[…]–[…]TJQ

Cong dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign
Personal Courtesy Posthumous
[…]–[…]TJQ

Chi dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign
Personal Courtesy Posthumous
[…]–[…]TJQ

Ji dynasty Edit

The Ji dynasty is the namesake of the collective Jiti (集體) people, and in turn the more ethnic names of the empire, Jibang (集邦)/Jiyu (集宇). The Ji dynasty actually existed concurrently with the four other tribes, but united the lands of its neighbors into a unified state.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Su Longqiu
素龍虬
Qiu Jin
集金酋
1371–[…]TJQ
Leader of the Ji tribe, he united several of the other tribes into the first unified sovereign state in Zanghuan.
[…]–1286TJQ

Zao dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Fu Yase
富亞瑟
Qiuwang Shixin
燥獅心酋王
1286–[…]TJQ
[…]–953TJQ

Gao dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Chajing Han
茶晶汗
Shangsheng
上升
Wang Cuiruo
皋脆弱王
Xinjian
新建
954–[…]TJQ
[…]–713TJQ

Mo dynasty Edit

The Mo dynasty was the longest-enduring dynasty in Tianzu history.

Rulers were titled "Wuwang (巫王/Witch King)."

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Xi Gaoming
觋高明
Laoji
僚機
Wuwang Shanmei
魔善媚巫王
Xinjian
新建
733–[…]TJQ
The founder of the Mo dynasty, Wuwang Shanmei was a powerful magician, one of the most powerful of the age. Brought order to a nation torn by twenty years of civil war between squabbling kingdoms following the collapse of the Gao dynasty.
Xi Ying
觋英
Qiaochu
翹楚
Wuwang Jin
魔金巫王
[…]–[…]TJQ
Son of Wuwang Shanmei, Wuwang Jin carved the Imperial Seal out of a magical piece of jade found atop a mountain during his tour of the realm.
Xi Yan
觋儼
Zhuhong
硃紅
Wuwang Guizu
魔貴族巫王
[…]–[…]TJQ
Proper centralization of authority was achieved under his rule.
Summer & Winter Period
[…]–[…]TJQ
[…]–[…]TJQ
[…]–[…]TJQ
Warring States Period
[…]–[…]TJQ
Xi Zhu
觋珠
Yaoren
妖人
Wuwang Fenghuang
魔鳳凰巫王
[…]–11TJQ
The last ruler of the Mo dynasty. Under his rule, the Mo dynasty finally collapsed when it was conquered by the Kingdom of Hong, just around the same time Ji Zhugong, the future Huangdi Chuangjian, came to power in the Kingdom of Qiang.

Qiang dynasty Edit

The first imperial dynasty of Tianchao.

The Kingdom of Qiang was originally founded as a vassal of the Mo dynasty until it rose to dominance during the Warring States Period.

Rulers of the Kingdom of Qiang before Huangdi Chuangjian established the imperial period were titled "Wang," and the ruling family before him was the "Zhi (治)" clan.

During the Qiang dynasty's reign the empire was referred to as "Tianchao (天朝)" for diplomatic purposes, but with the dynasty's end the name fell out of use until the Zhai dynasty officially adopted it by law.

Title of Wang of Qiang was created during the first half of the Mo dynasty, but the title was purely ceremonial, and so those holders are not included in the list. This list begins with first Wang of Qiang following the creation of the Kingdom of Qiang at the beginning of the Summer & Winter Period.
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Summer & Winter Period
Zhi Kongtu
治空頭
Xiongke
熊克
Wang Liequan
薔獵犬王
[…]–[…]TJQ
[…]–[…]TJQ
[…]–[…]TJQ
[…]–[…]TJQ
Warring States Period
[…]–[…]TJQ
[…]–[…]TJQ
[…]–[…]TJQ
[…]–[…]TJQ
Zhi Tong
治童
Chunan
處男
n/a n/a […]–11TJQ
The last ruler of the Kingdom of Qiang from the Zhi clan.
Imperial Period
Ji Zheng
機政
Zhugong
主公
Huangdi Chuangjian
薔創見皇帝
Kaiguo
開國
31TJQ–32TJH 63yrs 11TJQ–0TJH
(as Wang)

0–32TJH
(as Huangdi)

11yrs
Ji Zhugong used the title "Wang" from the time he usurped control of the Kingdom of Qiang from the Zhi clan until he established the Qiang dynasty, beginning the Classical Period of the Imperial Period.

He came to power around the same time the Mo dynasty finally collapsed.

As the founder of the imperial period, from then on using the title of "Huangdi," Huangdi Chuangjian is also known to history as Qiang Shou Di (薔首帝).

He proclaimed his dynasty upon his marriage to Lan Mi, the last wanghou (queen) of the Kingdom of Bao – posthumously known as Huanghou Baoxiao (寶笑皇后) – shortly after the pair led their combined armies to vanquish the Kingdom of Hong and annex its recent conquests.

The year of his ascension to Huangdi is the basis of the Luan calendar, though it wasn't adopted until the Chang dynasty.

Ji Mei
機美
Mingmei
明媚
Huangdi Ziyuan
薔資源皇帝
Yongpi
永辟
7TJQ–80TJH 87yrs 32–80TJH 48yrs
The second ruler of the imperial Qiang dynasty, Huangdi Ziyuan was Huangdi Chuangjian's third child and only daughter.

As she outlived her two elder brothers, both of whom died of natural-yet-unknown causes just months before Huangdi Chuangjian's death, most saw it as a sign that she was her father's true successor. Thus she was enthroned as the first female ruler of Tianchao.

It was also during her reign that the term Tianfei (天妃/Daughter of Heaven) was coined. Before her enthronement, official and religious leaders stuck on whether to used the old term Tianzi (天子/Son of Heaven), for her as she was a woman. But she ended their debate by coining the Tianfei, which would serve as the variation for female rulers henceforth.

One of only a handful of recognized female rulers of a unified period (aside for the Qin dynasty, which was ruled entirely by women), Huangdi Ziyuan was the longest-serving ruler of the Qiang dynasty.

Ji Hanhu
機含糊
Youxiao
幼小
Huangdi Bukong
薔不控皇帝
n/a 33–87TJH 54yrs 80–87TJH 7yrs
Fourth son of Huangdi Ziyuan out of her ten children.

After his mother ascended the throne, he superseded his elder siblings to the throne by eliminating the competition through systematic assassinations made to look like accidents or simple disappearances. So desperate he was for the throne that he did the same with any relative he felt threatened by, including his younger siblings, cousins, and even his own children. He did so over the course of Huangdi Ziyuan's entire reign, and was so meticulously thorough that his mother never even suspected his involvement.

He ascended the throne himself following the death of Huangdi Ziyuan. His brief seven-year reign is characterized as tyrannically cruel and oppressive, leading to his own assassination at the hands of his own palace staff.

Ji Kong
機空
Huisheng
迴聲
Huangdi Chuantong
薔傳統皇帝
Zuihou
最後
72–100TJH 28yrs 87–100TJH 13yrs
The last huangdi of the Qiang dynasty.

He was the youngest son of Huangdi Bukong, and the only one to survive to adulthood, including his father's purge of potential threats to his accession. He was placed on the throne at the age of fifteen following the assassination of Huangdi Bukong.

Though huangdi in name, Huangdi Chuantong was little more than a puppet ruler for a regent and the palace officials, whom were still reeling from the tyrannical reign of Huangdi Bukong. However, without the huangdi exercising any central authority, along with the regent's incompetence, the government quickly descended into corruption, weaking the state and hastening the downfall of the Qiang dynasty.

After thirteen miserable years on the throne, Huangdi Chuantong took his own life without naming an heir. Childless, and with most of the imperial relatives eligible for the throne either scattered or dead since the reign of Huangdi Bukong, the Qiang dynasty ended with him.

Fan dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Kan Yang
看楊
Caozong
操縱
Huangdi Cui
飯粹皇帝
n/a 69–151TJH 82yrs 103–141TJH 38yrs
Sole huangdi of the Fan dynasty.

A minor official during the last years of the reign of Huangdi Chuantong, the last huangdi of the Qiang dynasty, he came to power in a political coup after a three-year interregnum following the suicide of Huangdi Chuantong.

Although Huangdi Cui managed to stay in power for almost four decades, he was an ineffectual ruler who failed at every meaningful thing he did as huangdi, and nothing he did improved the lives of the people.

His bad rulership eventually led to his and his own dynasty's overthrow, to be replaced by the Chang dynasty following a three-year rebellion/civil war known to history as the Fan–Chang Contention (飯與昌爭辯/Fan yu Chang Zhengbian). He was spared following his defeat and allowed to abdicate, but spent the remainder of his life in self-imposed exile.

Despite his bad rule, Huangdi Cui was still recognized for bringing some order out of the collapse of the Qiang dynasty and given a posthumous name upon his death, but not a temple name.

Chang dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Fa Mao
發猫
Shangren
聖人
Huangdi Haohan
昌好漢皇帝
Fuxing
復興
138–[…]TJH
First huangdi of the Chang dynasty, Huangdi Haoban came to power after overthrowing the Fan dynasty in a rebellion/civil war, known to history as the Fan–Chang Contention. He began to process of revitalizing the empire following more than half a century of bad rule.
Huangdi Yueliang
昌月亮皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
The Luan calendar was adopted during his reign.
[…]–346TJH

Can dynasty Edit

A short-lived pretender dynasty during a crisis of the Chang dynasty known as the Imperial Schism.
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Fa Tao
發陶
n/a n/a 296–302TJH 6yrs

Hua dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
346–[…]TJH
[…]–428TJH

Yue dynasty Edit

The first faun-ruled dynasty, and the first non-human ruled dynasty of the Imperial Period

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Huangdi Kongyo
悦控唷皇帝
Yaozu
耀祖
427–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
Qingse Zai
青色崽
Zhuanglie
壯烈
Huangdi Yan
悦儼皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
Qingse Ding
青色丁
Nande
難得
Huangdi Juexin
悦決心皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
Came to power following a palace coup to depose Huang-Taihou San; personal name: Huyu Ying (冴羽瑩); styled: Qixin (琪心), the fourth and final wife of Huangdi Yan before his death, whom had instigated a blood feud between himself and his brothers in an attempt to secure the throne for herself.
Huangdi Jiaoyong
悦教涌皇帝
[…]–727TJH

Jing dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
715–[…]TJH
[…]–1032TJH

Shu dynasty Edit

The only gargoyle-ruled dynasty.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Shan Ding
善定
Yeyi
夜翼
Huangdi Xinjing
樹心經皇帝
Dazu
大祖
1006–1109TJH 103yrs 1032–1087TJH 55yrs
Shan Shao
善少
Youzhu
幼主
Huangdi Xinruan
樹心軟皇帝
Zhepi
哲辟
1031–1119TJH 88yrs 1087–1119TJH 32yrs
The second and last huangdi of the Shu dynasty. He died suddenly without naming an heir, leaving his children and relatives to fight a bloodbath to succeed him.

Zhai dynasty Edit

Under the Zhai dynasty, the name "Tianchao" came into use as the official name of the empire, though the dynasty name was still commonly used to refer to the empire, even after the dynasty ended.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Wei Rang
威讓
Yingxiong
英雄
Huangdi Tongyi
斎統一皇帝
Dazu
大祖
1120–1162TJH 42yrs
The founder of the Zhai dynasty. Came to power through a coup d'état – referred to in history as the Xinnian Coup (新年政變/Xinnian Zhengbian/New Year's Coup) because it took place during New Year's – to fill the power vacuum left by the death of the Huangdi Xinruan six months prior.
Wei Ming
威明
1162–[…]TJH
Wei Zhao
威找
[…]–[…]TJH
Wei Bao
威雹
Huangdi Tang
斎糖皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
The national anthem, "Suoyou Huanhu Tianchao," was adopted during his reign.
Wei Ku
威库
[…]–[…]TJH
Wei Mao
威貓
[…]–[…]TJH
Wei Si
威思
Huangdi Rao
斎繞皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
Wei Dao
威掉
Miyao
密鑰
Huangdi Qingsong
斎輕鬆皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
Son of Huangdi Rao and Huanghuo Mingyuan.
Wei Sui
威歲
Huangdi Zhamen
斎閘門皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
Wei Anzi
威安子
Chunjie
純潔
Huangdi Ang
斎昂皇帝
Zuihou
最後
1496–1558TJH 62yrs 1503–1539TJH 36yrs
Last huangdi of the Zhai dynasty. Dominated by regents for his entire reign, Huangdi Ang's reign saw the complete deterioration of central Zhai rule into the hands of regional warlords.

Enthroned at the age of seven as a puppet ruler for the tyrannical Huai Gui, Chengxiang of Zhai until his assassination, and then kept in a ceremonial position under Qi Pin, self-styled Ducai of Zhai.

Following his defeat of Qi Pin, Huangdi Ang was under the thumb of Chengxiang Kong Song for most of the rest of his reign. He was forced to abdicate to Kong Hao, Kong Song's son and successor, ending the Zhai dynasty and beginning the Four Kingdoms period.

Pretenders, Usurpers, and Self-Proclaimed dynasties Edit

Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty Edit

Self-proclaimed dynasties during the Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty. The Fei, Huang, and Dian dynasties were self-proclaimed during the period of chaos and civil war in the final decades of the Zhai dynasty, but were unrecognized and overthrown rather quickly.
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Fei dynasty
Lin Lin
霖琳
Reqing
熱情
Huangdi Liang
匪亮皇帝
n/a 1496TJH–unkwn unkwn 1519–1524TJH 5yrs
Lin Lin was a female ruler, one of only a handful recognized in Tianzu history, aside for the women-ruled Qin dynasty.

Originally an outlaw and bandit leader, Lin Lin waged war against the Zhai dynasty itself and all its lords during the Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty.

She used the suffering of the people caused by the recent famine and the chaos of the conflict between the regional warlords to justify her campaign, taking advantage of the chaos of the civil wars to better herself and the people.

She stole the Imperial Seal of Tianchao from the Imperial Palace when she led her bandit army to invade and sack the capital while Qi Pin, then the "Ducai" of Zhai, was away warring with Kong Song, and used her "acquisition" of it as justification for declaring herself huangdi of a new dynasty.

She vanished following her final defeat; whether she escaped and went into hiding or died in battle was never known.

Huang dynasty
Xin Zhujiao
信主教
Jiaohuang
教皇
Huangdi Jiuzhu
黃救主皇帝
n/a 1484–1532TJH 48yrs 1530–1532TJH 1yr, 6mo
A religious leader-turned-warlord, who proclaimed himself huangdi of the Huang dynasty – also known as Xin Huang (信黃) to differentiate it from the Warring States kingdom of the same name.

Devoted to Lingjiao faith and loved by his people, his rationale for proclaiming his dynasty was that the Zhai dynasty had long-since lost the Mandate of Heaven and that he had received a vision from the gods saying that it had been granted to him for the purpose of saving the nation from self-destruction. He died of illness a year and a half following his declaration. Passing on without an heir, his court quickly collapsed and his army scattered.

Dian dynasty
San Yinghao
傘英豪
Lijie
禮節
Huangdi Jingling
靛精靈皇帝
n/a 1505–1537TJH 23yrs 1535–1537TJH 2yrs
An ethnic Senzai warlord from the Dianqing (靛青) peninsula, who proclaimed himself huangdi of the Dian dynasty.

His rationale for proclaiming his dynasty remains unknown to history. He intended on conquering the rest of Tianchao, but his self-proclaimed dynasty was defeated by Kong Song and his armies following a successful invasion and reconquest of the peninsula two years later. San Yonghao himself was captured and executed. His heirs were spared, but were forced to serve the Kong-controlled Zhai court.

Four Kingdoms Edit

Northern Gan Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Kong Song
恐誦
Zhengke
政客
Huangdi Meng
感猛皇帝
Yaozu
耀祖
[…]–1539TJH […]–1539TJH n/a
Chengxiang of Zhai dynasty during the final years of the Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty. Father of Kong Hao/Huangdi Gengxin, the first huangdi of Gan kingdom. Did not rule as huangdi, though he was de facto ruler of Zhai during his tenure as chengxiang, but was posthumously honored as huangdi by Huangdi Gengxin.
Kong Hao
恐好
Youya
幽雅
Huangdi Gengxin
感更新皇帝
n/a 1539–[…]TJH
Huangdi Gengxin was the last chengxiang of the Zhai dynasty under Huangdi Ang, the last ruler of the Zhai dynasty.

Son of Kong Song, he took over from his father as chengxiang of the Zhai dynasty. Less than three months following Kong Song's death, he forced Huangdi Ang to abdicate to him, ending the Zhai dynasty,

Kong Dong
恐懂
n/a […]–[…]TJH
n/a […]–[…]TJH
n/a […]–[…]TJH
Kong Jiong
恐炯
n/a n/a […]–1581TJH

Yong Zhai Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Wei San
威散
Sangjian
桑劍
Huangdi Qianbei
永斎謙卑皇帝
n/a 1539–[…]TJH
Scion of the imperial family of the Zhai dynasty.
Wei Fu
威散
Longta
龍獺
Huangdi Heshan
永斎和善皇帝
n/a […]–1574TJH
Second son of Huangdi Qianbei.

He abdicated following a massive defeat by the armies of Gan kingdom, and spend the remainder of his life in solitude.

Xue Lu Edit

A faun-ruled kingdom
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Xue Tai
學鈦
n/a n/a 1540–[…]TJH
Xue Han
學含
n/a n/a […]–1588TJH
Son of Xue Tai. Willingly abdicated to the Xuan dynasty rather than risk a substantial loss of life.

Western Zan Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Chan Kan
纏看
Yingxiong
英雄
Huangdi Ge
攢鴿皇帝
Dazu
大祖
n/a n/a
Warlord of the Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty. Father of Chan Ming and Chan Yue, the first huangdi of Zan. Took part in the Coalition Against Huai Gui. Did not rule as huangdi but was posthumously honored as huangdi by Chan Yue.
Chan Ming
纏名
Nujie
女傑
Huangdi Tian
攢甜皇帝
n/a n/a
Warlord of the Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty. Daughter of Chan Kan, and elder sister of Chan Yue, the first huangdi of Zan. Took part in the Coalition Against Huai Gui alongside her father. Did not rule as huangdi but was posthumously honored as huangdi by her brother.
Chan Yue
纏越
Huangdi Jinyue
攢勁樂皇帝
1546–[…]TJH
Warlord of the Wars at the End of the Zhai dynasty. Son of Chan Kan and younger brother of Chan Ming, father and daughter successive warlords of the Chan clan during the Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty.
Chan Miqi
纏米奇
Huangdi Chiqi
攢池崎皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
Daughter of Chan Yue, and the only female ruler of the Four Kingdoms Period.
[…]–[…]TJH
Chan Jieji
纏傑基
Huangdi Haolong
攢好龍皇帝
[…]–1589TJH

Xuan dynasty Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Shenji Jian
身幾檢
Piaobo
漂泊
Huangdi Huanyuan
軒還原皇帝
Dazu
大祖
n/a
Grandfather of Shenji Rui/Huangdi Shanyu. Chengxiang of Gan Kingdom for the majority of its tenure during the Four Kingdoms. Posthumously honored as huangdi by Huangdi Shanyu in 1595TJH.
Shenji Rui
身幾瑞
Huangdi Shanyu
軒善于皇帝
1587–[…]TJH
First Huangdi of the Xuan dynasty. At first Chengxiang of Gan kingdom under the last two rulers, he came to power when he forced Huangdi Kong Jiong to abdicate to him.
[…]–1742TJH

Lai dynasty Edit

A short-lived centaur-ruled dynasty
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Sa Tang
薩瑭
Mushu
木薯
Huangdi Mashu
騋馬術皇帝
n/a 1711–1787TJH 76yrs 1746–1766TJH 20yrs
Sole ruler of the Lai dynasty.

A centaur of noble birth, he brought order to Tianchao when he replaced the Xuan dynasty following a three-year interregnum and war of succession within the imperial Shenji clan that followed the death of the Xuan dynasty's last huangdi.

Seventeen years later, Huang Wanjian (later known as Huangdi Qishi of the Hun dynasty) led a coup against him to force him to abdicate, but Huangdi Mashu, placed under house arrest, resisted for three years until he was left with no recourse but to abdicate, ending the short-lived Lai dynasty.

Hun dynasty Edit

The Hun dynasty was the only vampire-ruled dynasty to rule a unified Tianchao.

Under the Hun dynasty, vampires achieved a lot more freedom and rights than they used to have, to the point that they almost eclipsed other races.

Also, being of a race with great longevity (usually), the huangdi of the Hun dynasty would traditionally abdicate after between twenty-five to forty years on the throne.

Enduring for 562 years – the longest-enduring dynasty of the imperial era dynasties – the Hun dynasty was the last dynasty of the Classical Imperial Era.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Huang Wanjian
衁晚間
Anying
暗影
Huangdi Qishi
昏騎士皇帝
Yongzu
永祖
[…]–[…]TJH 1763–[…]TJH
First huangdi of the Hun dynasty. Before becoming huangdi, he was a government official in the last years of the Xuan dynasty and throughout the Lai dynasty.

Partially inspired by Huangdi Mashu's victory, partially because he believed a centaur was unworthy of the Mandate of Heaven, he led a coup of the imperial palace to force Huangdi Mashu to abdicate to him, but Huangdi Mashu resisted.

And so, rather than kill Huangdi Mashu, Huangdi Qishi placed him under house arrest, took control of the government, and declared himself huangdi of the Hun dynasty. Huangdi Qishi pressed Huangdi Mashu for his abdication for three years until he finally broke him and convinced him to abdicate, ending the Lai dynasty.

Huang Jundao
衁軍刀
Yangyue 1939–Niuyue 1940TJH 6mo
The first huangdi part of the power struggle within the imperial family known as the Six Years and Ten Emperors, which precipitated the Crisis of the Twentieth Century.
Huang Tang
衁堂
Niuyue–Longyue 1940TJH 3mo
Huang Ming
衁命
Longyue 1940–Niuyue 1941TJH 9mo
Huang Cao
衁槽
Niuyue 1941– Tuyue 1942TJH 1yr, 2mo
Huang Liu
衁流
Tuyue–Jiyue 1942TJH 6mo
Huang Sun
衁損
Jiyue–Zhuyue 1942TJH 2mo
Huang Wei
衁微
Zhuyue 1942–Jiyue 1943TJH 10mo
Huang Shu
衁屬
Jiyue 1944–Zhuyue 1944TJH 2mo
During his reign, with chaos consuming the empire, the Crisis of the Twentieth Century, began when the Jian dynasty broke away.
Huang Wu
衁吳
Zhuyue 1944–Zhuyue 1945TJH 1yr
During his reign the Zhao dynasty, the other breakaway Crisis of the Twentieth Century, broke away.
Huang Duanjian
衁短劍
Zhuyue 1945–1997TJH 52yrs
The last huangdi part of the power struggle within the imperial family known as the Six Years and Ten Emperors. Stability within the imperial family was restored with his coronation and he reigned until the Jian and Zhao dynasties were reconquered.
Huang Liang
衁亮
Yingjie
影傑
Huangdi Lucao
昏綠草皇帝
Zuihou
最後
[…]–2289TJH […]–2289TJH

Jian dynasty Edit

A human-ruled breakaway dynasty of the Crisis of the Twentieth Century
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Tang […]
瑭[…]
n/a 1941–[…]TJH
Tang […]
瑭[…]
n/a […]–[…]TJH
Tang […]
瑭[…]
n/a n/a […]–1997TJH

Zhao dynasty Edit

A vampire-ruled breakaway dynasty of the Crisis of the Twentieth Century
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Yan Tang
眼糖
Manyan
滿眼
n/a n/a 1838–1991TJH 153yrs 1944–1991TJH 47yrs
The sole ruler of the breakaway Zhao dynasty.

He was a well-accomplished but unacknowledged general of the Hun dynasty. Declared independence of the land he was given to govern as both revenge and to grab some much-craved glory for himself.

Fought against the Hun dynasty to maintain his self-declared empire until he was slain in battle. His slayer was Wangzi Tao of Souchuan (藪川逃王子/Souchuan Tao Wangzi), a wangzi (prince) of the Hun dynasty, personal name Huang Chuang (衁窗); styled Jingzi (鏡子). Wangzi Tao was glorified in history as the slayer of a rouge general, but was demonized by Yan Tang's followers.

Kai dynasty Edit

The Kai dynasty was the first dynasty of the Medieval Imperial Era.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Unity Period
Tai Moshui
泰墨水
Dafang
大方
Huangdi Wan
愷玩皇帝
Bianjian
變建
2288–[…]TJH
Huangdi Songhan
愷嵩涵皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
Tai Bing
泰兵
Bangshou
幫手
Huangdi Ju
愷句皇帝
[…]–2590TJH
Mentally stunted, he was dominated by regents for the entirety of his reign.

Throughout his tenure, there was constant internecine fighting between regents, imperial wangzi (his siblings, uncles, cousins), and his wife Huanghou Mihan Keyi (米晗可以皇後) for the right to control him (and therefore the imperial administration), causing great suffering for the people and greatly undermining the stability of the Kai regime, culminating in a conflict known as the War of the Twelve Princes (2154–2167AFZ/2575–2588TJH).

Most historians believe and agree that Mihan Keyi provoked the wars between the twelve wangzi in a vain, foolish, and ill-fated attempt to establish supreme hegemony over the realm from behind the throne, or perhaps even usurp the throne herself.

Tai Yan
泰眼
Huakong
花控
Huangdi Yong
愷永皇帝
2590–[…]TJH
Youngest brother of Huangdi Ju. Vastly more intelligent than his predecessor, he attempted to exercise some central authority to initiate reforms to restore the empire, but the regent and de facto winner of the War of the Twelve Princes, Tai Zize, kept him from exercising any real power.
Twenty Kingdoms Period
Huangdi who ruled the Kai dynasty during the Twenty Kingdoms period, a time when, in the aftermath of the War of the Twelve Princes, political order of what was then western and northern Tianchao splintered into a series of short-lived sovereign states while the Kai dynasty, whose power continued to wane, continued to rule most of central and eastern Zanghuan.
Huangdi Dang
愷黨皇帝
[…]–2734TJH

Pretenders Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
War of the Twelve Princes
Pretenders who declared themselves Huangdi amidst the War of the Twelve Princes during the reign of Huangdi Ju.
Tai Han
泰喊
Gongtai
攻台
n/a n/a […]–[…]TJH
Nanzhou Yuji Wangzi (南粥預計王子/Prince Yuji of Nanzhou). Uncle of Huangdi Ju. Executed for treason.
Tai Song
泰送
Jiatang
加糖
n/a n/a […]–[…]TJH
Jiongxiao Tinan Wangzi (囧校題難王子/Prince Tinan of Jiongxiao). First cousin, once removed of Huangdi Ju. Commited suicide following final defeat.

Twenty Kingdoms Edit

Western, Central & Northern Dynasties Edit

Western dynasties Edit

Sai Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
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2736–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2816TJH

Northern Sai Edit

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2816–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2872TJH

Southern Sai Edit

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2815–[…]TJH
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[…]–2900TJH

Rao Edit

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2872–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2911TJH

Chao Edit

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2911–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2930TJH

Fang Edit

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2900–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2935TJH

Central dynasties Edit

Central Tan Edit

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2734–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2790TJH

Western Tan Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
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2790–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2912TJH

Eastern Tan Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
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2790–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2920TJH

Ling Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
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2920–2927TJH 7yrs
2927–2930TJH 3yrs

Kang Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
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2912–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2938TJH

Northern dynasties Edit

Three of the Northern Dynasties were rule by ethnically Tukhii/Shengwai families. By this time the Tukhii had only been partially Jitized, and so they used both Jiti and Tukhii names for their kingdoms, the former for diplomatic purposes with Jiti kingdoms.

Yutian/Boroo Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2735–[…]TJH
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[…]–2809TJH

Xiatian/Zuny Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
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2809–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2905TJH

Jiu Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
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2809–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2864TJH

Dan Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2864–2868TJH 4yrs
2868–2894TJH 26yrs
2894–2900TJH 6yrs
2900–2904TJH 4yrs

Qingwa/Malkhii Edit

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2905–2920TJH 15yrs
2920–2940TJH 10yrs

Zan dynasty Edit

The first unity period dynasty since the Kai dynsty and the ruling family was the first non-Yinghui ethnic group to rule a unified Tianchao, the Tonglu in this case.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Yang Soutu
杨藪土
Xianqu
先驅
Huangdi Zhaoze
簪沼澤皇帝
Kaijian
凱建
2875–2952TJH 57yrs 2940–2950TJH 10yrs
Brought order back to Tianchao through the reunification of the empire out of the dark age of the Western, Central & Northern Dynasties. Abdicated after ten years so that his eldest son could rule and sought to spend the rest of his life in retirement.

Huangdi Zhaoze died of poisoning by Hunagdi Qipian at the same time as as Huangdi Jinglao did.

Yang Wangxiao
杨旺销
Bangshou
幫手
Huangdi Jinglao
簪敬老皇帝
2918–2952 34yrs 2950–2952TJH 2yrs
Eldest son of Huangdi Zhaoze, whom abdicated so he could rule. Died of poisoning by his own brother, along with his father, after only two years on the throne.
Yang Danyao
杨弹药
Yajun
亞軍
Huangdi Qipian
簪欺騙皇帝
2919–2973 44yrs 2952–2973TJH 21yrs
Younger brother of Huangdi Jinglao, coming to power by usurpation after poisoning his brother and father. An utterly corrupt, selfish and tyrannical ruler, the policies of his two-decade reign led to financial ruin and began the downfall of the Zan dynasty. Midway through his reign he was faced rebellion and civil war to remove him from power, but the conflicts ended up deadlocked through the rest of his reign through to the end of the dynasty under his successor.

Died of a plague that swept through the empire and claimed the lives of half a million people near the end of his reign, an event seen by sages of the time and historians as harsh divine retribution.

Yang Wajiao
杨挖教
Jianbing
尖兵
Huangdi Caoze
簪草澤皇帝
Zuihou
最後
2951–2986TJH 35yrs 2973–2986TJH 13yrs
Son of Huangdi Jinglao, and the last ruler of the Zan dynasty. He spent the entirety of his uncle's reign in hiding, only coming out again to take the throne following Huangdi Qipian's death.

When he took the throne, his empire attempted to recover, both financially and culturally, from the tyrannical reign of his uncle and the plague near the end of the latter's reign, but did not have the chance to properly do so. The Zan dynasty remained locked in civil war, with warlords and several imperial relatives vying for the throne since the final days of Huangdi Qipian, and his ascension did nothing to convince them to lay down their arms.

His reign saw the conquest of Tianchao by the Qiu dynasty of the Xiyi people, for which it was unprepared but still managed to resist for ten years despite ongoing civil war.

Claimants Edit

Individuals who claimed the imperial title while fighting the civil war to remove Huangdi Qipian from power or simply take it for themselves. Many of these claimants endured for long after the extinction of the Zan dynasty until their final submission at the hands of the Qiu dynasty.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
[…]–[…]TJH

Qiu dynasty Edit

The imperial family of the Qiu dynasty originated from the island of the same name and was of the Xiyi (爬蟲) people, and was the second non-Yinghui ethnic group to rule a unified Tianchao. Before this period, the island of Qiu was not yet under the sovereignty of Tianchao.

Rulers of this dynasty used the self-made title Julongdi (巨龍帝/Dragon Emperor). Chijingni Linpian, the final ruler of the dynasty, changed the title to Longshendi (龍神帝/Dragon God Emperor) during his reign as a reflection of his vanity in attempt to make himself seemingly a god, but was given the title Chirudi (恥辱帝/Disgraced Emperor) as part of his posthumous name upon his overthrow.

Additionally, while the dwarven invention of black powder had been available for various actions across Marlakcor for centuries, the Qiu dynasty was the first time in Tianzu history it had been utilized as a weapon of war.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Chijingni Ci
齒鯨鲵刺
Huoyan
火焰
Julongdi Pachong
虯爬蟲巨龍帝
Dazu
大祖
2925–2984TJH 59yrs 2976–2984TJH 8yrs
The founder of the Qiu dynasty.

The same year he established his dynasty, seeing an opportunity to establish glory for himself and his people, and revitalize the empire his way, he orchestrated the Xiyi invasion of Zanghuan, known as the Yinghui–Xiyi War, to replace the faltering Zan dynasty, plagued by instability and civil war since the mid-reign of Huangdi Qipian.

Regretfully, even with victory in sight, he did not live to see his ambitions realized.

Chijingni Ji
齒鯨鲵棘
Zanzhu
贊助
Julongdi Jiayin
虯甲胤巨龍帝
Kaijian
凱建
2944–3014TJH 70yrs 2984–3014TJH 30yrs
Eldest son of Julongdi Pachong, the second huangdi of the Qiu dynasty and the first to rule over the entirety of Tianchao following the final conquest of the Zan dynasty and the submission of the warlords tearing the empire apart since the reign of Huangdi Qipian, ten years after the Qiu dynasty's founding, fulfilling the ambitions of his late-father.

Though not the dynasty's actual founder, he was giving a temple name that implied he was as he was the first huangdi of the Qiu dynasty to rule the entirety of Tianchao

Chijingni Rong
齒鯨鲵蠑
Yulong
羽龍
Julongdi Mangshe
虯蟒蛇巨龍帝
2997–3084TJH 87yrs 3014–3084TJH 70yrs
Grandson of Julongdi Jiayin. One of the longest-ruling huangdi in history.
Chijingni Bihu
齒鯨鲵壁虎
Konglong
恐龍
Taishang Julongdi Qiancheng
虯虔誠太上巨龍帝
3066–3125TJH 59yrs 3084–3099TJH 15yrs
Youngest son of Julongdi Mangshe. Later abdicated for heath reasons in favor of his son, Julongdi Jinglu.
Chijingni Chilong
齒鯨鲵齒龍
Congjing
叢精
Julongdi Jinglu
虯晶顱巨龍帝
3084–3130TJH 46yrs 3099–3130TJH 31yrs
Eldest son of Taishang Julongdi Qiancheng. He was later violently overthrown and executed by his own son, the infamous Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu.
Chijingni Linpian
齒鯨鲵鱗片
Sheguai
蛇怪
Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu
虯瘋狂怪物恥辱帝
Huaipi
壞辟
3109–3165TJH 56yrs 3130–3165TJH 35yrs
Son of Julongdi Jinglu. He came to power by violently overthrowing his own father. Historians speculate that he also had a hand in the death of his own grandfather, Taishang Haungdi Qiancheng, a few years prior so that he couldn't interfere, but this has never been proven.

Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu, was a monstrous tyrannical ruler so cruel and evil that his name still lives infamy. He used the title Longshendi (龍神帝/Dragon God Emperor) during his reign as a reflection of his vanity in attempt to make himself seemingly a god, but was given the title Chirudi (恥辱帝/Disgraced Emperor) as part of his posthumous name upon his overthrow.

Throughout his reign he committed numerous atrocities, including: raising taxes despite a famine, massacring entire populations of several towns and villages who failed to pay just for sport, executing random people for amusement, forcing kinsmen to fight to the death, kidnapping hundreds of random women for his harem to fuel is lust, and many more besides.

So infamous is he that during and since his reign his name became became to viewed as synonymous with evil, to the point that people fear to even speak his name, a fear that persists into present day.

He was finally overthrown and his dynasty replaced after a year-long civil war known to history as Muren's Rebellion (木人謀反). Captured alive when the capital fell, he was denied a proper execution and burial. He was instead cursed and buried alive in a tomb that was more of a prison, the location of which was purposely scratched from history to prevent anyone from finding him.

Jiti mage texts call his curse the Xie'e Juexing (邪惡覺醒/Evil Awakening). It's described as the worst of all curses. Should he be awakened he would take his revenge by destroying all of Tianxia; which, in modern terms, would include all of Qirsyllviar, not just Marlakcor.

Jia dynasty Edit

The first Yinghui-ruled unity dynasty since the Kai dynasty.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Pang Yu
胖与
Muren
木人
Huangdi Zui
嘉醉皇帝
Jiuxing
救星
3134–3181TJH 47yrs 3164–3181TJH 17yrs
The founder of the Jia dynasty after overthrowing the last tyrannical ruler of the Xiyi Qiu dynasty following a year-long civil war, an even remembered as Muren's Rebellion, restoring Yinghui rule to Tianchao for the first time in almost two centuries.

Generally regarded as the sole true huangdi of the Jia dynasty.

While lauded as a hero for ending the tyrannical rule of Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu and the Qiu dynasty, he was well known for his drunken temperament and general lack of interest in actually ruling the empire. Because of this, he is also widely regarded as an inefficient ruler whose policies, or lack thereof, destabilized the regime and the empire, setting the stage for civil war following his death. His inactive rulership also caused the government to descend into corruption and saw the formation of various factions, either supporting one of his brothers to succeed him or for someone else to replace the dynasty.

He died suddenly during the seventeenth year of his reign. His cause of death is unknown, but historians have long suspected that he was somehow assassinated, perhaps by his own hunaghou.

Claimants Edit

Huangdi Zui is generally regarded as the only true huangdi of the Jia dynasty. The reign and conflict of his assumed son and brothers, part of the wider War of the Seven Emperors, is considered by most historians as an interregnum between his death and the founding of the Gun dynasty.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Pang Wu
胖吴
Jujue
拒絕
Huangdi Hunwai
嘉婚外皇帝
n/a 3166–3189TJH 23yrs 3181–3189TJH 8yrs
Huangdi Zui's direct successor, but was an illegitimate bastard whom was not born him. Huangdi Zui's huanghou, known to history as Jin Ting (尽挺), deceived him into thinking he was. The common belief among historians is that he was born of an affair between Jin Ting and her childhood friend from before her marriage.

He was fifteen years old at the time of Huangdi Zui's death. Though he was given a posthumous name, historians traditionally don't count him among the official list of huangdi.

He was known as a selfish tyrant, though not nearly as bad as his presumed father's predecessor.

Killed along with many of his nearest relatives in a palace coup initiated by Song De, the founder of the Gun dynasty.

Pang Gou
胖够
Wenxian
文獻
Huangdi Shi
嘉獅皇帝
n/a 3130–3189TJH 59yrs 3181–3189TJH 8yrs
Huangdi Zui's eldest older brother. Declared himself huangdi within weeks of Pang Wu. Died in the Battle of Yongting against the army of Pang Long, almost simultaneously as Song De overthrew Pang Wu and established the Gun dynasty.
Pang Mingce
胖命策
Weilian
威廉
Huangdi Hu
嘉虎皇帝
n/a 3132–3186TJH 54yrs 3181–3186TJH 5yrs
Huangdi Zui's second eldest older brother. Declared himself huangdi within weeks of Pang Wu. Assassinated by agents of Pang Wu.
Pang Long
胖隆
Yadang
亞當
Huangdi Xiong
嘉熊皇帝
n/a 3137–3191TJH 54yrs 3181–3191TJH 10yrs
Huangdi Zui's younger brother. Declared himself huangdi within weeks of Huangdi Hunwai. Died in the Battle of Rongke against the armies of the breakaway San dynasty.

The last of the self-declared huangdi of the Jia dynasty to die. The Gun dynasty had been founded two years prior, and, with most of the imperial Pang clan dead or scattered, his death officially ended the Jia dynasty, though the War of the Seven Emperors would rage for another five years.

Though a pretender, he was the last of the imperial Pang clan to hold the title, albeit illegally, historians and scholars count him among the official list huangdi as the final ruler of the Jia dynasty for conclusionary reasons.

Pian dynasty Edit

A centaur-ruled dynasty and one of the breakaway states of the wider War of the Seven Emperors.
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Sui Han
虽韩
Dianzhui
點綴
n/a n/a 3154–3190TJH 36yrs 3181–3188TJH 7yrs
Sole huangdi of the breakaway Pian dynasty.

Wang of Pian under the Jia dynasty before seceding, his kingdom was conquered by Pang Gou. Sui Han was personally executed by Pang Gou for his rebellion.

Nian dynasty Edit

A vampire-ruled dynasty and one of the breakaway states of the wider War of the Seven Emperors.
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Ren Jizhi
稔機智
Pianzi
騙子
n/a n/a 3150–3329TJH 179yrs 3181–3192TJH 11yrs
Sole huangdi of the breakaway Nian dynasty.

Wang of Nian under the Qiu and Jia dynasties before seceding, for reasons unknown to all but himself, Ren Jizhi mostly managed to stay out of the fighting between the other six huangdi, save for some serious border disputes with the other two breakaway kingdoms and the Pang clan claimants.

Four years after the establishment of the Gun dynasty, with the Gun army beginning to encroach upon his lands following the fall of Pang Long in battle against the San dynasty, Ren Jizhi challenged Song De to a "duel of kings" and lost. Per the terms of the duel, in which his kingdom would retain independence if he had won, he willingly abdicated, ending his dynasty, was stripped of his titles, and lived out the rest of his days in retirement.

San dynasty Edit

One of the breakaway states of the wider War of the Seven Emperors.
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Na Bin
拿斌
Jingzhi
精製
n/a n/a 3135–3191TJH 56yrs 3181–3191TJH 10yrs
First huangdi of the breakaway San dynasty. Wang of San under the Jia dynasty, he was a sworn brother Huangdi Zui and a loyal general of during the latter's rebellion to overthrow Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu and the Qiu dynasty.

He learned the truth about Pang Wu's parentage by accident in the last days of Huangdi Zui's reign, but the latter died before he could tell him.

Unable to stop Pang Wu from coming to power, and realizing that Huangdi Zui's brothers were going to contend for the throne themselves, Na Bin fled the capital and declared independence, with the eventual aim of conquering Tianchao once the four false huangdi of the Pang clan had killed each other off.

Died of illness the same day his armies defeated Pang Long, widely considered the beginning of the end for his self-proclaimed dynasty.