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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 city-states and tribal chiefdoms, consisting of several loosely affiliated independent clans, who recognized a single ruler. Proper centralization of authority 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

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

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Tong dynasty

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

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Cong dynasty

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

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Chi dynasty

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

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Ji dynasty

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 – […]ᴛᴊǫ

1792 – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Leader of the Ji tribe, he united several of the other tribes into the first unified sovereign state in Zanghuan.
[…] – 1286ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – 1707ʙꜰᴢ

Zao dynasty

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

1707 – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – 954ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – 1375ʙꜰᴢ

Gao dynasty

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
953 – […]ᴛᴊǫ

1374 – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – 713ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – 1134ʙꜰᴢ

Mo dynasty

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 – […]ᴛᴊǫ

1154 – […]ʙꜰᴢ

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
[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

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
[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Proper centralization of authority was achieved under his rule.
Summer & Winter Period
[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Warring States Period
[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Xi Zhu
觋珠
Yaoren
妖人
Wuwang Fenghuang
魔鳳凰巫王
[…] – 11ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – 32ʙꜰᴢ

The last monarch 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

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
[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Warring States Period
[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

Zhi Tong
治童
Chunan
處男
n/a n/a […] – 11ᴛᴊǫ

[…] – 432ʙꜰᴢ

The last monarch 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
31ᴛᴊǫ – 32ᴛᴊʜ

452 – 389ʙꜰᴢ

63yrs 11ᴛᴊǫ – 0ᴛᴊʜ

432 – 421ʙꜰᴢ
(as Wang)

11yrs
0 – 32ᴛᴊʜ

421 – 389ʙꜰᴢ
(as Huangdi)

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
7ᴛᴊǫ – 80ᴛᴊʜ

428 – 341ʙꜰᴢ

87yrs 32 – 80ᴛᴊʜ

389 – 341ʙꜰᴢ

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 monarch 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 monarchs henceforth.

One of only a handful of recognized female monarchs 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 – 87ᴛᴊʜ

388 – 334ʙꜰᴢ

54yrs 80 – 87ᴛᴊʜ

341 – 334ʙꜰᴢ

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 – 100ᴛᴊʜ

349 – 321ʙꜰᴢ

28yrs 87 – 100ᴛᴊʜ

334 – 321ʙꜰᴢ

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 monarch 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

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 – 151ᴛᴊʜ

352 – 270ʙꜰᴢ

82yrs 103 – 141ᴛᴊʜ

318 – 280ʙꜰᴢ

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 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

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 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

283 – […]ʙꜰᴢ

First huangdi of the Chang dynasty, Huangdi Haoban came to power after overthrowing the Fan dynasty in a 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
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ʙꜰᴢ

The Luan calendar was adopted during his reign.
[…] – 346ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 75ʙꜰᴢ

Can dynasty

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 – 302ᴛᴊʜ

125 – 119ʙꜰᴢ

6yrs

Hua dynasty

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

75 – […]ʙꜰᴢ

[…] – 428ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 7ᴀꜰᴢ

Yue dynasty

The first faun-ruled dynasty, and the first non-human ruled dynasty of the Imperial Period. Founded in the wake of a rebellion that turned into a civil war that overthrew the Hua dynasty a year later.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Huangdi Kongyo
悦控唷皇帝
Yaozu
耀祖
427 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

6 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Qingse Zai
青色崽
Zhuanglie
壯烈
Huangdi Yan
悦儼皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Qingse Ding
青色丁
Nande
難得
Huangdi Juexin
悦決心皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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
[…] – 727ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 306ᴀꜰᴢ

Jing dynasty

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

294 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 1032ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 611ᴀꜰᴢ

Shu dynasty

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 – 1109ᴛᴊʜ

585 – 688ᴀꜰᴢ

103yrs 1032 – 1087ᴛᴊʜ

611 – 666ᴀꜰᴢ

55yrs
Shan Shao
善少
Youzhu
幼主
Huangdi Xinruan
樹心軟皇帝
Zhepi
哲辟
1031 – 1119ᴛᴊʜ

610 – 698ᴀꜰᴢ

88yrs 1087 – 1119ᴛᴊʜ

666 – 698ᴀꜰᴢ

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

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 – 1162ᴛᴊʜ

699 – 741ᴀꜰᴢ

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 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

741 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Wei Zhao
威找
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Wei Bao
威雹
Huangdi Tang
斎糖皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

The national anthem, "Dou Huanhu Tianchao," was adopted during his reign.
Wei Ku
威库
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Wei Mao
威貓
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Wei Si
威思
Huangdi Rao
斎繞皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Wei Dao
威掉
Miyao
密鑰
Huangdi Qingsong
斎輕鬆皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Son of Huangdi Rao and Huanghuo Mingyuan.
Wei Sui
威歲
Huangdi Zhamen
斎閘門皇帝
[…] – 1503ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 1082ᴀꜰᴢ

Wei Anzi
威安子
Chunjie
純潔
Huangdi Ang
斎昂皇帝
Zuihou
最後
1496 – 1558ᴛᴊʜ 62yrs 1503 – 1539ᴛᴊʜ

1082 – 1118ᴀꜰᴢ

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 monarch 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

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.
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 1496ᴛᴊʜ – unkwn

1075ᴀꜰᴢ – unkwn

unkwn 1519 – 1524ᴛᴊʜ

1098 – 1103ᴀꜰᴢ

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 – 1532ᴛᴊʜ

1063 – 1111ᴀꜰᴢ

48yrs 1530 – 1532ᴛᴊʜ

1109 – 1111ᴀꜰᴢ

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 – 1537ᴛᴊʜ

1084 – 1116ᴀꜰᴢ

23yrs 1535 – 1537ᴛᴊʜ

1114 – 1116ᴀꜰᴢ

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

Northern Gan

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Kong Song
孔誦
Zhengke
政客
Huangdi Meng
感猛皇帝
Yaozu
耀祖
[…] – 1539ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 1118ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 1539ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 1118ᴀꜰᴢ

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
孔好
Youya
幽雅
Huangdi Gengxin
感更新皇帝
n/a 1539 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

1118 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Huangdi Gengxin was the last chengxiang of the Zhai dynasty under Huangdi Ang, the last monarch 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
孔懂
n/a […] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

n/a […] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

n/a […] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Kong Jiong
孔炯
n/a n/a […] – 1581ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 1160ᴀꜰᴢ

Yong Zhai

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 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

1118 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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 […] – 1574ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 1153ᴀꜰᴢ

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

A faun-ruled kingdom
Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Xue Tai
學鈦
n/a n/a 1540 – 1580ᴛᴊʜ

1119 – 1159ᴀꜰᴢ

40yrs
Xue Han
學含
n/a n/a 1580 – 1588ᴛᴊʜ

1159 – 1167ᴀꜰᴢ

8yrs
Son of Xue Tai. Willingly abdicated to the Xuan dynasty rather than risk a substantial loss of life.

Western Zan

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 Chan Yue.
Chan Yue
纏越
Huangdi Jinyue
攢勁樂皇帝
1546 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

1125 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Daughter of Chan Yue, and the only female monarch of the Four Kingdoms Period.
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Chan Jieji
纏傑基
Huangdi Haolong
攢好龍皇帝
[…] – 1589ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 1168ᴀꜰᴢ

Xuan dynasty

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 1595ᴛᴊʜ.
Shenji Rui
身幾瑞
Huangdi Shanyu
軒善于皇帝
1587 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

1166 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

First Huangdi of the Xuan dynasty. At first Chengxiang of Gan kingdom under the last two monarchs, he came to power when he forced Huangdi Kong Jiong to abdicate to him.
[…] – 1742ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 1321ᴀꜰᴢ

Lai dynasty

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 – 1787ᴛᴊʜ 76yrs 1746 – 1766ᴛᴊʜ

1325 – 1345ᴀꜰᴢ

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

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 second-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
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

1763 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

1342 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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 9th 1939 – Niuyue 10th 1940ᴛᴊʜ

Opesagyr 19th 1518 – Yuisk 19th 1519ᴀꜰᴢ

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 12th – Longyue 20th 1940ᴛᴊʜ

Yuisk 21th – Gopaco 27th 1519ᴀꜰᴢ

3mo
Huang Ming
衁命
Longyue 20th 1940 – Niuyue 8th 1941ᴛᴊʜ

Gopaco 27th 1519 – Yuisk 14th 1520ᴀꜰᴢ

9mo
Huang Cao
衁槽
Niuyue 15th 1941 – Tuyue 20th 1942ᴛᴊʜ

Yuisk 24th 1520 – Rasanova 29th 1521ᴀꜰᴢ

1yr, 2mo
Huang Liu
衁流
Tuyue 22nd – Jiyue 11th 1942ᴛᴊʜ

Rasanova 31st – Lassagyr 19th 1521ᴀꜰᴢ

6mo
Huang Sun
衁損
Jiyue 20th – Zhuyue 12th 1942ᴛᴊʜ

Lassagyr 28th 1521 – Haneyan 21st 1522ᴀꜰᴢ

2mo
Huang Wei
衁微
Zhuyue 13th 1942 – Jiyue 23rd 1943ᴛᴊʜ

Haneyan 22nd – Lassagyr 31st 1522ᴀꜰᴢ

10mo
Huang Shu
衁屬
Jiyue 24th – Zhuyue 20th 1943ᴛᴊʜ

Lanayan 1st – Haneyan 29th 1523ᴀꜰᴢ

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 22nd 1943 – Zhuyue 25th 1944ᴛᴊʜ

Trisca 1st 1523 – Trisca 4th 1524ᴀꜰᴢ

1yr
During his reign the Zhao dynasty, the other breakaway Crisis of the Twentieth Century, broke away.
Huang Duanjian
衁短劍
Zhuyue 30th 1944 – 1997ᴛᴊʜ

Trisca 9th 1524 – 1576ᴀꜰᴢ

53yrs
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
[…] – 2289ᴛᴊʜ […] – 2289ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 1868ᴀꜰᴢ

Jian dynasty

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 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

1520 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Tang […]
瑭[…]
n/a […] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Tang […]
瑭[…]
n/a n/a […] – 1997ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 1576ᴀꜰᴢ

Zhao dynasty

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 – 1991ᴛᴊʜ

1417 – 1570ᴀꜰᴢ

153yrs 1944 – 1991ᴛᴊʜ

1523 – 1570ᴀꜰᴢ

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

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 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

1867 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Huangdi Songhan
愷嵩涵皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Tai Bing
泰兵
Bangshou
幫手
Huangdi Ju
愷句皇帝
[…] – 2590ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2169ᴀꜰᴢ

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 – 2167ᴀꜰᴢ/2575 – 2588ᴛᴊʜ).

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 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2169 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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 Tai Zize, the regent the dynasty and de facto winner of the War of the Twelve Princes, 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
[…] – 2734ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2313ᴀꜰᴢ

Pretenders

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 […] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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 […] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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

Western, Central & Northern Dynasties

Western dynasties

Sai

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2736 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2315 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2816ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2395ᴀꜰᴢ

Northern Sai

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2816 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2395 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2872ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2451ᴀꜰᴢ

Southern Sai

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2815 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2394 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2900ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2479ᴀꜰᴢ

Rao

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2872 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2451 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2911ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2490ᴀꜰᴢ

Chao

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2911 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2490 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2930ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2509ᴀꜰᴢ

Fang

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2900 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2479 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2935ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2514ᴀꜰᴢ

Central dynasties

Central Tan

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2734 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2313 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2790ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2369ᴀꜰᴢ

Western Tan

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2790 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2369 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2912ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2491ᴀꜰᴢ

Eastern Tan

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2790 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2369 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2920ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2499ᴀꜰᴢ

Ling

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2920 – 2927ᴛᴊʜ

2499 – 2506ᴀꜰᴢ

7yrs
2927 – 2930ᴛᴊʜ

2506 – 2509ᴀꜰᴢ

3yrs

Kang

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2912 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

2491 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2938ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2517ᴀꜰᴢ

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.

Yutian/Boroo

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

3214 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2809ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2388ᴀꜰᴢ

Xiatian/Zuny

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

2388 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2905ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2484ᴀꜰᴢ

Jiu

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

2388 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 2864ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 2443ᴀꜰᴢ

Dan

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2864 – 2868ᴛᴊʜ

2443 – 2447ᴀꜰᴢ

4yrs
2868 – 2894ᴛᴊʜ

2447 – 2473ᴀꜰᴢ

26yrs
2894 – 2900ᴛᴊʜ

2473 – 2479ᴀꜰᴢ

6yrs
2900 – 2904ᴛᴊʜ

2479 – 2483ᴀꜰᴢ

4yrs

Qingwa/Malkhii

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
2905 – 2920ᴛᴊʜ

2484 – 2499ᴀꜰᴢ

15yrs
2920 – 2940ᴛᴊʜ

2499 – 2519ᴀꜰᴢ

20yrs

Zan dynasty

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 – 2952ᴛᴊʜ

2454 – 2531ᴀꜰᴢ

57yrs 2940 – 2950ᴛᴊʜ

2519 – 2529ᴀꜰᴢ

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 – 2952ᴛᴊʜ

2497 – 2531ᴀꜰᴢ

34yrs 2950 – 2952ᴛᴊʜ

2529 – 2531ᴀꜰᴢ

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
Huaipi
壞辟
2919 – 2973ᴛᴊʜ

2498 – 2552ᴀꜰᴢ

44yrs 2952 – 2973ᴛᴊʜ

2531 – 2552ᴀꜰᴢ

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 – 2986ᴛᴊʜ

2530 – 2565ᴀꜰᴢ

35yrs 2973 – 2986ᴛᴊʜ

2552 – 2565ᴀꜰᴢ

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

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
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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-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 Longdi (龍帝/Dragon Emperor). Mijingyu Linpian, the final ruler of the dynasty, changed the title to Shendi (神帝/God Emperor) during his reign as a reflection of his vanity in attempt to make himself seemingly a god, but was given the title Xiuhuang (羞皇/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's conquest of Tianchao 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
Mijingyu Ciji
冪鯨魚刺棘
Huoyan
火焰
Longdi Pachong
虯爬蟲龍帝
Dazu
大祖
2925 – 2984ᴛᴊʜ

2504 – 2563ᴀꜰᴢ

59yrs 2976 – 2984ᴛᴊʜ

2555 – 2563ᴀꜰᴢ

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.

Mijingyu Jinji
冪鯨魚晉級
Zanzhu
贊助
Longdi Jiayin
虯甲胤龍帝
Kaijian
凱建
2944 – 3014ᴛᴊʜ

2523 – 2593ᴀꜰᴢ

70yrs 2984 – 3014ᴛᴊʜ

2563 – 2593ᴀꜰᴢ

30yrs
Eldest son of Longdi 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.

Mijingyu Rongni
冪鯨魚蠑鯢
Yulong
羽龍
Longdi Mangshe
虯蟒蛇龍帝
2997 – 3084ᴛᴊʜ

2576 – 2663ᴀꜰᴢ

87yrs 3014 – 3084ᴛᴊʜ

2593 – 2663ᴀꜰᴢ

70yrs
Grandson of Longdi Jiayin. One of the longest-ruling monarchs in Tianzu history.
Mijingyu Bihu
冪鯨魚壁虎
Konglong
恐龍
Taishang Longdi Qiancheng
虯虔誠太上龍帝
3066 – 3125ᴛᴊʜ

2645 – 2704ᴀꜰᴢ

59yrs 3084 – 3099ᴛᴊʜ

2663 – 2678ᴀꜰᴢ

15yrs
Youngest son of Longdi Mangshe. Later abdicated for health reasons in favor of his son, Longdi Jinglu.
Mijingyu Chilong
冪鯨魚齒龍
Congjing
叢精
Longdi Jinglu
虯晶顱龍帝
3084 – 3130ᴛᴊʜ

2663 – 2709ᴀꜰᴢ

46yrs 3099 – 3130ᴛᴊʜ

2678 – 2709ᴀꜰᴢ

31yrs
Eldest son of Taishang Longdi Qiancheng. He was later violently overthrown and executed by his own son, the infamous Xiuhuang Kuangguai.
Mijingyu Linpian
冪鯨魚鱗片
Sheguai
蛇怪
Xiuhuang Kuangguai
虯狂怪羞皇
Huangdi Shui Bude Mingming
皇帝誰不得命名
3109 – 3165ᴛᴊʜ

2688 – 2744ᴀꜰᴢ

56yrs 3130 – 3165ᴛᴊʜ

2709 – 2744ᴀꜰᴢ

35yrs
Son of Longdi 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 Longdi Qiancheng, a few years prior so that he couldn't interfere, but this has never been proven.

Xiuhuang Kuangguai, was a monstrous tyrannical ruler so cruel and evil that his name still lives infamy. He used the title Shendi (神帝/God Emperor) during his reign as a reflection of his vanity in attempt to make himself seemingly a god, but was given the title Xiuhuang (羞皇/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, killing many for fun later, and many more besides.

So infamous is he that during and since his reign his names came to viewed as synonymous with evil, to the point that people fear to even speak them, a fear that persists into present day; he is commonly referred to in conversation by his unique temple name: Huangdi Shui Bude Mingming (皇帝誰不得命名/Emperor Who Shall Not be Named).

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

While short-lived, it was 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 – 3181ᴛᴊʜ

2713 – 2760ᴀꜰᴢ

47yrs 3164 – 3181ᴛᴊʜ

2743 – 2760ᴀꜰᴢ

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 Xiuhuang Kuangguai 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

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 – 3189ᴛᴊʜ

2745 – 2768ᴀꜰᴢ

23yrs 3181 – 3189ᴛᴊʜ

2760 – 2768ᴀꜰᴢ

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 – 3189ᴛᴊʜ

2709 – 2768ᴀꜰᴢ

59yrs 3181 – 3189ᴛᴊʜ

2760 – 2768ᴀꜰᴢ

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 – 3186ᴛᴊʜ

2711 – 2765ᴀꜰᴢ

54yrs 3181 – 3186ᴛᴊʜ

2760 – 2765ᴀꜰᴢ

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 – 3191ᴛᴊʜ

2716 – 2770ᴀꜰᴢ

54yrs 3181 – 3191ᴛᴊʜ

2760 – 2770ᴀꜰᴢ

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 monarch of the Jia dynasty for conclusionary reasons.

Pian dynasty

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 – 3188ᴛᴊʜ

2733 – 2767ᴀꜰᴢ

34yrs 3181 – 3188ᴛᴊʜ

2760 – 2767ᴀꜰᴢ

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

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 – 3329ᴛᴊʜ

2729 – 2908ᴀꜰᴢ

179yrs 3181 – 3192ᴛᴊʜ

2760 – 2771ᴀꜰᴢ

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

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 – 3191ᴛᴊʜ

2714 – 2770ᴀꜰᴢ

56yrs 3181 – 3191ᴛᴊʜ

2760 – 2770ᴀꜰᴢ

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 Xiuhuang Kuangguai 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.

Na Ao
拿澳
Haiwan
海灣
n/a n/a 3144 – 3196ᴛᴊʜ

2723 – 2775ᴀꜰᴢ

52yrs 3191 – 3196ᴛᴊʜ

2770 – 2775ᴀꜰᴢ

5yrs
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 Gun dynasty after a series of substantial defeats, and Na Ao himself committed suicide when he realized all hope was lost.

Gun dynasty

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Song De
松德
Qinqing
親情
Huangdi Chunzhen
磙純真皇帝
Yongzu
永祖
3144 – 3211ᴛᴊʜ

2723 – 2790ᴀꜰᴢ

67yrs 3189 – 3211ᴛᴊʜ

2768 – 2790ᴀꜰᴢ

22yrs
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 allegiance 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 San dynasty.

He is viewed by history with mixed impressions: one one hand he is viewed as a hero for restoring order to a nation plagued by decades of strife and war; on the other he is viewed as a manipulative usurper for overthrowing a dynasty to establish his own.

Song Mao
松毛
Yingjun
英俊
Huangdi Tanpan
磙談判皇帝
n/a 3250 – 3284ᴛᴊʜ

2829 – 2863ᴀꜰᴢ

34yrs 3272 – 3284ᴛᴊʜ

2851 – 2863ᴀꜰᴢ

12yrs
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 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 Qin dynasty, decreed he be given a posthumous name, but not a temple name.

Qin dynasty

Unique among the rest of the dynasties.

While there were female monarchs 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. monarchs 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 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 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.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Yuan Lan
媛藍
Ganqing
感情
Niangdi Cuilu
親翠綠娘帝
Zuangli
壯麗
3256 – 3319ᴛᴊʜ

2835 – 2898ᴀꜰᴢ

63yrs 3277 – 3319ᴛᴊʜ

2856 – 2898ᴀꜰᴢ

42yrs
The founder of the Qin dynasty.

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, another slave, 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.

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.

Influential and charismatic, she accumulated some sympathetic listeners, both freemen and fellow slaves, and even some sympathetic nobles, some who turned into devoted followers; among them was Tian Mili (甜蜜梨); styled Aifeng (爱蜂), a young noblegirl who was her oldest friend and sworn sister, and lover.

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 Mili'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.

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 imperial title of "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 – 3284ᴛᴊʜ/2856 – 2863ᴀꜰᴢ). 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.

Deified as the goddess of Childbirth and Motherhood after her death.

Yuan Ying
媛硬
Yonghai
勇孩
Niangdi Hongbao
親紅寶娘帝
3304 – 3353ᴛᴊʜ

2883 – 2932ᴀꜰᴢ

49yrs 3319 – 3333ᴛᴊʜ

2898 – 2912ᴀꜰᴢ

14yrs
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.

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 occupied or completed until the reign of her successor, Yuan Ren (Taishang Niangdi Baolan).

Yuan Ren
媛仁
Bingyin
丙胤
Taishang Niangdi Baolan
親寶藍太上娘帝
3336 – 3398ᴛᴊʜ

2915 – 2977ᴀꜰᴢ

62yrs 3333 – 3366ᴛᴊʜ

2912 – 2945ᴀꜰᴢ

33yrs
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.

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 monarch of Tianchao to occupy the modern capital.

She later abdicated in favor of her chosen heir – passing over her elder daughter, Yuan Jin, the future Niangdi Huangjing, in favor of her younger daughter, Yuan Qing (Niangdi Lingxing) – but retained power as regent until she reached age of majority, transferring all powers to Yuan Qing when she turned seventeen before going into retirement.

She only briefly came out of retirement to be regent for her granddaughter, Yuan Chanjuan (Niangdi Jinyu), daughter of Yuan Qing, upon the death of Yuan Jin. She transferred full powers to her granddaughter upon her twentieth birthday before spending the remainder of her life in quiet retirement

Yuan Qing
媛青
Mikai
蜜凯
Niangdi Lingxing
親菱形娘帝
Weipi
偉辟
3356 – 3374ᴛᴊʜ

2935 – 2953ᴀꜰᴢ

18yrs 3366 – 3374ᴛᴊʜ

2945 – 2953

8yrs
Third child and second daughter of Niangdi Baolan. Ascended to the throne at ten years old following the abdication of her mother. Her mother continued to rule as her regent until she turned seventeen. The following year, she died in childbirth giving birth to her daughter and only child, Yuan Chanjuan, the future Niangdi Jinyu, living long enough to name her and declare Yuan Chanjuan her heir.
Yuan Jin
媛勁
Rexin
熱心
Niangdi Huangjing
親黃晶娘帝
Junpi
軍辟
3350 – 3387ᴛᴊʜ

2929 – 2966ᴀꜰᴢ

37yrs 3374 – 3387ᴛᴊʜ

2953 – 2966ᴀꜰᴢ

13yrs
First child and eldest daughter of Taishang Niangdi Baolan and elder sister of Niangdi Lingxing. Initially passed over to be heir to the throne by her mother. Tomboyish and adventurous, she held no grudge against her and instead opted to pursue a military career over a political one. Achieving an astounding record in the field, mainly against the Unghwa kingdoms in Guangdai, Yuan Jin was awarded the title of Taiwei – one of the offices of the Liugexia and the highest military rank in the Tianzu army – by her sister; one of Niangdi Lingxing's first acts when their mother fully turned power over to her.

When Niangdi Lingxing died in childbirth with her only daughter and heir, Yuan Chanjuan, a newborn infant, Yuan Jin was elected to take over as ruler. Despite being passed over for the throne initially, and she never held any desire for the throne, she proved herself a capable ruler. Niangdi Huangjing was killed in battle during a war of expansion.

By her will, she was succeeded by Yuan Chanjuan, upon her death; yet upon the death of her niece, who died from illness without any living children or naming an heir, her own daughter, Yuan Qiqi (Niangdi Kuihua), took over as ruler.

Yuan Chanjuan
媛嬋娟
Wanqiang
頑強
Niangdi Jinyu
親金玉娘帝
3374 – 3407ᴛᴊʜ

2953 – 2986ᴀꜰᴢ

33yrs 3387 – 3407ᴛᴊʜ

2966 – 2986ᴀꜰᴢ

20yrs
Daughter of Niangdi Lingxing. Enthroned at the age of thirteen following the death of her aunt, Niangdi Huangjing. Her grandmother, Taishang Niangdi Baolan (Yuan Ren), ruled as regent until her twentieth birthday.

She died of illness. None of her children lived past infancy, and so she died childless without naming an heir.

Yuan Qiqi
媛氣器
Zhongshi
忠實
Niangdi Kuihua
親葵花娘帝
Xinzu
新祖
3373 – 3426ᴛᴊʜ

2952 – 3005ᴀꜰᴢ

53yrs 3407 – 3426ᴛᴊʜ

2986 – 3005ᴀꜰᴢ

19yrs
Daughter of Niangdi Huangjing and cousin of Niangdi Jinyu.
Yuan Jing
媛靜
Ruhua
如花
Taishang Niangdi Shanhu
親珊瑚太上娘帝
3400 – 3460ᴛᴊʜ

2979 – 3039ᴀꜰᴢ

60yrs 3426 – 3456ᴛᴊʜ

3005 – 3035ᴀꜰᴢ

30yrs
Daughter of Niangdi Kuihua. She later abdicated in favor of her daughter, Yuan Luoji.
Yuan Luoji
媛邏輯
Zaobo
造波
Niangdi Chuju
親嘛龛娘帝
3422 – 3462ᴛᴊʜ

3001 – 3041ᴀꜰᴢ

40yrs 3456 – 3462ᴛᴊʜ

3035 – 3041ᴀꜰᴢ

6yrs
Daughter of Taishang Niangdi Shanhu. Took over as Niangdi following the abdication of her mother.

Her brief reign ended when she suddenly died unexpectedly, outliving her mother by barely a year and a half.

Imperial doctors of the time diagnosed her cause of death as sudden heart failure, but historians continue to debate the actual cause of it.

Yuan Jiang
媛將
Yunying
熨英
Niangdi Ci
親慈娘帝
3444 – 3502ᴛᴊʜ

3023 – 3081ᴀꜰᴢ

58yrs 3462 – 3502ᴛᴊʜ

3041 – 3081ᴀꜰᴢ

40yrs
Eldest daughter of Niangdi Chuju. She ascended the throne when her mother died unexpectedly.

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
媛池器
Niangdi Shuo
親爍娘帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

3502 – 3513ᴛᴊʜ

3081 – 3092ᴀꜰᴢ

11yrs
Yuan Pingmen
媛瓶們
Niangdi Taijian
親鈦劍娘帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

3513 – 3529ᴛᴊʜ

3092 – 3108ᴀꜰᴢ

16yrs
Yuan Li
媛李
Niangdi Taoshu
親桃樹娘帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

3529 – 3552ᴛᴊʜ

3108 – 3131ᴀꜰᴢ

23yrs
Yuan Wu
媛舞
Niangdi Huaxin
親花心娘帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

3552 – 3582ᴛᴊʜ

3131 – 3161ᴀꜰᴢ

30yrs
Yuan Shuang
媛爽
Yuan Beiwei
親卑微娘帝
3588 – 3658ᴛᴊʜ

3167 – 3237ᴀꜰᴢ

70yrs 3611 – 3658ᴛᴊʜ

3190 – 3237ᴀꜰᴢ

47yrs
A scion of the imperial family, of a distant branch descended from Niangdi Ci. Came into the throne following a massive civil war of succession that resulted in the extinction of the main line.
Yuan Bei
媛被
Niangdi Kanka
親龕卡娘帝
[…] – 3767ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 3346ᴀꜰᴢ

3739 – 3763ᴛᴊʜ

3318 – 3342ᴀꜰᴢ

24yrs
Yuan Suyin
媛素銀
Niangdi Zisi
親自私娘帝
Huaipi
壞辟
3746 – 3778ᴛᴊʜ

3325 – 3357ᴀꜰᴢ

32yrs 3763 – 3778ᴛᴊʜ

3342 – 3357ᴀꜰᴢ

15yrs
Niece of Niangdi Kanka. Taking the throne at the age of seventeen with the abdication of her aunt, when Niangdi Zisi came to power her reign seemed right for prosperity. But… within a few years of her ascension, around the same time Niangdi Kanka finally died, her love of power and a lavish lifestyle caused her to descend into corruption, leading her down the path of tyranny.

The selfish actions of her reign started a decline of the Qin dynasty when she allowed certain ministers certain illegal activities in exchange for favors meant to increase her own influence and luxuries.

Her reign abruptly ended when he was reluctantly killed by her own sister, Yuan Meiying, the future Niangdi Bugan. They had been close in their youth, but Niangdi Zisi's tyranny led Yuan Meiying to make the heartbreaking decision to assassinate Niangdi Zisi.

Yuan Meiying
媛美英
Qinghua
輕花
Niangdi Bugan
親不甘娘帝
Xinzu
新祖
3750 – 3815ᴛᴊʜ

3329 – 3394ᴀꜰᴢ

65yrs 3778 – 3815ᴛᴊʜ

3357 – 3394ᴀꜰᴢ

37yrs
Younger sister of Niangdi Zisi. Titled Kongling Ken Wangfei (空灵肯王妃/Princess Ken of Kongling) during the reign of her aunt and sister, Yuan Meiying reluctantly came to power at the age of twenty-six after killing Niangdi Zisi by stabbing her sister in the heart. They had been close in their youth, but, unable to bear seeing the tyrant that her sister had become, she made the decision to assassinate Niangdi Zisi. Her decision to kill her sister, whom she still loved, caused her endless heartbreak.

Despite never having sought the throne for herself, in fact she asked to be severely punished for the crime of regicide, she was elected niangdi by both her family and the imperial court. She initially declined the throne, instead advocating for some of her other female relatives. She only yielded to the government's decision to install her as monarch when it was suggested that her intention was to end the dynasty.

Depressed and initially unwilling and to take charge of her nation, for several years she left most affairs to her ministers and shut herself away in the palace, only coming to court as a formality, earning her the deserved nickname "Nage Yanwu Niangdi (那個厭惡娘帝/The Reluctant Empress)." Her unwillingness to rule in turn allowed some of the corrupt officials from Niangdi Zisi's reign to continue their illegal activities relatively unhindered.

Six years into her reign, Niangdi Bugan finally took charge of her empire when her own daughter, Yuan Tudi, the future Niangdi Liang, admonished her for letting her guilt blind her from what was truly important: her people. The reality check from her daughter snapped her out of her depression and she became a more active ruler, revitalizing the empire that had been in decline and ending the corruption of the officials that had been running rampant since her predecessor's reign.

Yuan Tudi
媛土地
Guangbo
光波
Niangdi Liang
親亮娘帝
3768 – 3837ᴛᴊʜ

3347 – 3416ᴀꜰᴢ

69yrs 3815 – 3837ᴛᴊʜ

3394 – 3416ᴀꜰᴢ

22yrs
Eldest child and daughter of Niangdi Bugan. Ascending to the throne at the age of forty-seven, she earlier earned her place as Niangdi Bugan's successor when she snapped her mother out of a years-long depression stemming from the guilt of killing Niangdi Zisi.
Yuan Lin
媛琳
Xuezhe
學者
Niangdi Qingfu
親情夫娘帝
3793 – 3854ᴛᴊʜ

3372 – 3433ᴀꜰᴢ

61yrs 3837 – 3854ᴛᴊʜ

3416 – 3433ᴀꜰᴢ

17yrs
Second child and eldest daughter of Niangdi Liang.
Yuan Ruyi
媛如意
Shuangkou
塽口
Niangdi Weikou
親胃口娘帝
3823 – 3885ᴛᴊʜ

3402 – 3464ᴀꜰᴢ

62yrs 3854 – 3885ᴛᴊʜ

3433 – 3464ᴀꜰᴢ

31yrs
Third daughter of Niangdi Qingfu.
Yuan Lian
媛戀
Tangmi
糖迷
Niangdi Xiangliao
親香料娘帝
3851 – 3926ᴛᴊʜ

3430 – 3505ᴀꜰᴢ

75yrs 3885 – 3926ᴛᴊʜ

3464 – 3505ᴀꜰᴢ

41yrs
Third child and only daughter of Niangdi Weikou.
Yuan Milin
媛密林
Huaji
滑稽
Niangdi Chuai
親踹娘帝
Zuihou
最後
3906 – 3939ᴛᴊʜ

3485 – 3518ᴀꜰᴢ

33yrs 3926 – 3939ᴛᴊʜ

3505 – 3518ᴀꜰᴢ

13yrs
Granddaughter of Niangdi Xiangliao and the last ruler of the Qin dynasty. Her reign and the dynasty ended when she was tricked into abdicating to Luo Hao, the Gong of Mei. It was only when the Sisters of the Yellow Dragon rebelled against the Mei dynasty weeks later that she finally realized her mistake. But, she and the former imperial family were prevented from taking any action when Luo Hao had his agents assassinate her and many of her kin, preventing any resurgence of the Qin dynasty.

Several members of the Yuan clan, including Niangdi Chuai's son and her two daughters, were spared this fate and later fought against the Mei dynasty, but the remnants of the Qin dynasty were never able to return to power.

Claimants & Usurpers

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Yuan Huan
媛煥
Cancao
燦草
n/a n/a 3444 – 3500ᴛᴊʜ

3023 – 3079ᴀꜰᴢ

56yrs 3468 – 3473ᴛᴊʜ

3047 – 3052ᴀꜰᴢ

5yrs
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 great. 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 still managed to escape and Yuan Huan's 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

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Luo Hao
蓏豪
Dangao
蛋糕
Huangdi Ganju
梅柑橘皇帝
Xinzu
新祖
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

3939 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

3518 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

He was an alleged descendant of Xiangrikui Gongchan through his father, Luo Yao (蓏要).

The Gong of Mei and the last Chengxiang under the Qin dynasty, he came to power when he tricked Niangdi Chuai, the last monarch of the Qin dynasty, to abdicate in his favor. A conservative traditionalist educated in the pre-Qin ways, 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 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
梅芒果皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Huangdi Xingshu
梅杏樹皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Huangdi Fengli
梅鳳梨皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Huangdi Yangguo
梅蘋果皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 4020ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 3599ᴀꜰᴢ

Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms

Seven Dynasties

Yin dynasty

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple

Twelve Kingdoms

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).

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple

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).

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple

Zhang Chi

Founded by alleged descendants of the Chi dynasty, a dynasty/chiefdom of the Semi-Legendary Era.

Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple

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 monarchs of the Lin dynasty were also rulers of the Gergazard Khaganate, as Lin was founded as a division of the Khaganate (sort of like dual monarchy: two separate states ruled by a single monarch). 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.

Upon separation from Gergazar, the ruling family made efforts at Jitization for ease of rule, but retained most of their traditional ways.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Khan Posthumous Temple
Gergazar
Altanzul Selemchin
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠰᠡᠯᠡᠮᠡᠴᠢᠨ
Erkhemseg Khan
ᠡᠷᠬᠢᠮᠰᠦᠭ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Guojia de Chuangshi Renhe Tuanjie zhe
國家的創始人和團結者皇帝
Yongzu
永祖
n/a
Unifier and First Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi of Tianchao by Nait Khan in 4080ᴛᴊʜ.
Altanzul […]
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ […]
[…] Khan
[…] ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi de Dong Huhe Luoxue
凍湖和落雪的皇帝
n/a
Second Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi of Tianchao by Nait Khan in 4080ᴛᴊʜ.
Altanzul […]
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ […]
[…] Khan
[…] ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
n/a
Third Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi of Tianchao by Nait Khan in 4080ᴛᴊʜ.
Altanzul […]
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ […]
[…] Khan
[…] ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
n/a
Fourth Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi of Tianchao by Nait Khan in 4080ᴛᴊʜ.
Altanzul […]
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ […]
[…] Khan
[…] ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Chusheng de Taiyang
初升的太陽皇帝
n/a
Fifth Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi of Tianchao by Nait Khan in 4080ᴛᴊʜ.
Altanzul Deglem Juram
阿坦祖爾德格倫朱拉姆
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠳᠢᠭᠯᠢᠮ ᠵᠢᠷᠤᠮ
Zaluu Khan
ᠵᠠᠯᠠᠭᠤ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Zhengfuzhe Guowang
征服者國王皇帝
Kaijian
凱建
4017 – 4054ᴛᴊʜ

3596 – 3633ᴀꜰᴢ

37yrs 4039 – 4054ᴛᴊʜ

3618 – 3633ᴀꜰᴢ

15yrs n/a
Sixth Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi of Tianchao by Nait Khan in 4080ᴛᴊʜ.

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 (ᠲᠩᠷᠢ) 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 the whole of the Pianpilu (called Delkhiin (ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ) by the Arslan), including Antikülke. However, 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 (ᠵᠠᠩ ᠢᠬᠤ᠎ᠠ ᠶᠢᠨ) by the Arslan).

Gergazar & Lin Dynasty
Altanzul Ayalguu
阿坦祖爾阿亞爾古
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠠᠶᠠᠯᠭᠤ
Ayalguu Khan
ᠠᠶᠠᠯᠭᠤ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Diqi Zuichu
第七最初皇帝
Zuangli
壯麗

Nait Khan
ᠨᠠᠢ ᠳᠤ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ

4037 – 4111ᴛᴊʜ

3616 – 3690ᴀꜰᴢ

74yrs 4054 – 4111ᴛᴊʜ

3633 – 3690ᴀꜰᴢ
(as Khagan)

57yrs […]
[…]
[…]
4076 – 4111ᴛᴊʜ

3655 – 3690ᴀꜰᴢ
(as Huangdi)

35yrs
Eldest son of Zaluu Khan, seventh Khagan of the Gergazard Khaganate and founder of the Lin dynasty.

Coming to the Gergazard 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.

With his place secure, he finally launched the invasion of Zanghuan in 4074ᴛᴊʜ (3653ᴀꜰᴢ). Within two years he conquered two Jiti splinter kingdoms and the imperial capital of the Man dynasty, the last of the Seven Dynasties. With the capital under control and the imperial seal in his hands, 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. Within a few more months he crushed the last remnants of the Man dynasty, ending the Seven Dynasties. 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.

Fascinated by Jiti culture and traditions from a young age, under him the Altanzul clan began the slow process of Jitization, becoming more and more like the people they had conquered.

By the end of the first decade of Nait 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.

Nait Khan intended to invade and conquer Guangdai, but by the time Zanghuan was secured he and his armies were again 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.

Altanzul Jargaltai
阿坦祖爾賈爾加泰
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢ
Jargaltai Khan
ᠵᠢᠷᠭᠠᠯᠲᠠᠢ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Shui Wanchengle Renwu
誰完成了任務皇帝
[…] – 4153ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 3732ᴀꜰᴢ

4111 – 4153ᴛᴊʜ

3690 – 3732ᴀꜰᴢ

42yrs
Son of Nait Khan, second ruler of the Lin dynasty and eighth Khagan of Gergazar.

During his reign he set out to conquer Tianzu splinter kingdoms in Guangdai for the the Lin dynasty, finishing the job Ayalguu Khan and Nait Khan started. By the twenty year mark of his reign, the entirety of what was then Tianchao in Guangdai was secured, finally ending the Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms period.

Altanzul Khundet
阿坦祖爾昆德
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠬᠦᠨᠳᠦᠳ
Khundet Khan
ᠬᠦᠨᠳᠦᠳ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Yu Zhongshen Jiemeng
與眾神結盟皇帝
[…] – 4173ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 3752ᴀꜰᴢ

4153 – 4173ᴛᴊʜ

3732 – 3752ᴀꜰᴢ

20yrs
Third ruler of the Lin dynasty, and ninth and last Khagan of Gergazar from Altanzul clan.

He was the first huangdi of the Lin dynasty to actually rule it from a place in Zanghuan, choosing the newly-founded Tovguren (ᠲᠥᠪᠭᠦᠷᠡᠨ) – now known as Waiyang (外央) – as his capital.

Khundet Khan also led his army and navy in the Arslan Invasion of Fuso, conquering a large chunk of the empire before he was killed in battle. Khundet Khan died during the Siege of Hansei (繁星の包囲) against the defending forces of the Yamato, which his forces eventually defeated, without naming an heir. His sudden death so far from home 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.

Lin dynasty independent
Altanzul Baatar
阿坦祖爾巴塔爾
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷ
Baatar Khan
ᠪᠠᠭᠠᠲᠤᠷ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Tashui Chongxin Huo de Kongzhi Quan
他誰重新獲得控制權皇帝
[…] – 4210ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 3789ᴀꜰᴢ

4173 – 4210ᴛᴊʜ

3752 – 3789ᴀꜰᴢ

37yrs
Khundet Khan's third son, fourth ruler of the Lin dynasty, and the first to be independent of the Gergazard Khaganate.

Because Khundet Khan died in Fuso without naming an heir, a succession dispute erupted between Baatar Khan, his brothers and rival clans.

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 (ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭ ᠦᠨ) clan under Tuimer Khan (ᠲᠦᠢᠮᠡᠷᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ); Baatar Khan won succession of the Lin dynasty as undisputed huangdi after defeating his brothers; the northern sector became split between the resurgent Antikülke and the Shengwai-ruled Shuang (霜) dynasty; the territories in Guangdai 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.

Altanzul Taitan
阿坦祖爾 泰坦
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠲᠠᠶᠢᠲᠠᠨ
Taitan Khan
ᠲᠠᠶᠢᠲᠠᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Leiming Ban de Mapihe Mingzhi de Long
雷鳴般的馬匹和明智的龍皇帝
Altanzul Kunziin
阿坦祖爾昆濟寧
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠺᠥᠩᠽᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ
[…] Khan
[…] ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Yanjiuyuan
研究員皇帝
Zuihou
最後

Etssiin Khan
ᠡᠴᠦᠰ ᠦᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ

[…] – 4430ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 4009ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 4430ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 4009ᴀꜰᴢ

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.

Gwan dynasty

An Unghwa-ruled splinter dynasty, centered in Guangdai, 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.

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

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

4174 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

3753 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 4395ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 3974ᴀꜰᴢ

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.

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

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

4174 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

3753 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 4283ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 3862ᴀꜰᴢ

Shuang 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.

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

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

4174 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

3753 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 4642ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 4221ᴀꜰᴢ

Ang dynasty

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Qiao Kuaili
俏快樂
Lingsheng
鈴聲
Huangdi Zhanshi
盎戰時皇帝
Jiuxing
救星
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

4428 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

4007 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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 and the Lin dynasty, 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.

Qiao Ci
俏刺
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 4523ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 4102ᴀꜰᴢ

Ting dynasty

The second ethnic Xiyi-ruled dynasty.

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

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

4509 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

4088 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 4576ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 4155ᴀꜰᴢ

Lei dynasty

The only dwarf-ruled dynasty in the history of Tianchao, and the last non-human unity dynasty to rule the empire.

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Kuangshi Shujing
礦石水晶
Jiecheng
結成
Huangdi Geng
雷耿皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

4576 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

4155 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

Founder of the Lei 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.

Kuangshi Can
礦石燦
Tiejiang
鐵匠
Huangdi Cheng
雷誠皇帝
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

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.
[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 4902ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 4481ᴀꜰᴢ

Nao dynasty

A faun-ruled rebel dynasty during the Lei dynasty.

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

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

4776 – […]ᴛᴊʜ

4355 – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – […]ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – […]ᴀꜰᴢ

[…] – 4802ᴛᴊʜ

[…] – 4381ᴀꜰᴢ

Dongji

A Shengwai-ruled breakaway dynasty. It was reconquered by the Cui dynasty as it took over from the collapsing Lei dynasty.

Cui dynasty

Names Lifetime Reign Era Names
Personal Courtesy Posthumous Temple
Sun Liu
笋留
Makan
嘛龛
Huangdi Shiwu
翠飾物皇帝
Xinjian
新建
4867 – 4933ᴛᴊʜ

4446 – 4512ᴀꜰᴢ

66yrs 4903 – 4933ᴛᴊʜ

4482 – 4512ᴀꜰᴢ

30yrs
Sun Mulan
笋木蘭
Bamei
八美
Huangdi Qiji
翠奇蹟皇帝
Zhepi
哲辟
4903 – 4961ᴛᴊʜ

4482 – 4540ᴀꜰᴢ

60yrs 4933 – 4958ᴛᴊʜ

4512 – 4537

25yrs
Daughter of Huangdi Shiwu, and the last female monarch of Tianchao. She later abdicated in favor of her third son and chosen successor, Sun Zhuan.
Sun Xuan
笋炫
Shuocan
箾摻
n/a n/a 4933ᴛᴊʜ – still living

4512ᴀꜰᴢ – still living

n/a 4958ᴛᴊʜ – Incum

4537ᴀꜰᴢ – Incum

n/a
Son of Huangdi Qiji, and the current ruler of Tianchao.

Notes & Trivia

  • The lifetime and reign years use the Luan calendar years. There is a 421-year difference between the Luan calendar and the Solramese calendar. I.e. 0ᴛᴊʜ = 421ʙꜰᴢ.
  • 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.
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