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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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.
   

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Imperial Seal of the Huangdi

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.
Top line: 接受天命/Jieshou Tianming/Receive the Mandate of Heaven
Second line: 天下皇帝/Tianxia Huangdi/Sovereign 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 rulers/dynasties are included among them.

Rulers before the Qiang dynasty 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 include "Tianwang (天王/Heavenly King),"
    • Rulers of the Arslan-ruled Lin dynasty were also titled "Khan."

Lang dynasty

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

Tong dynasty

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

Cong dynasty

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

Chi dynasty

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

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).

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Su Longqiu
素龍虬
Wang Jin
集金王
1371–[…]TJQ
[…]–1038TJQ

Re dynasty

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
1038–[…]TJQ
[…]–953TJQ

Gao dynasty

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

Mo dynasty

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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Xi Gaoming
觋高明
Laoji
僚機
Wang Shanmei
魔善媚王
Xinjian
新建
733–[…]TJQ
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.
Xi Ying
觋英
Qiaochu
翹楚
Wang Jin
魔金王
[…]–[…]TJQ
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.
Xi Yan
觋儼
Zhuhong
硃紅
Wang Guizu
魔貴族王
[…]–[…]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
Wang Fenghuang
魔鳳凰王
[…]–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

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.
Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Summer & Winter Period
Zhi Kongtu
治空頭
Xiongke
熊克
Wang Liequan
強獵犬王
[…]–[…]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
強創見皇帝
Kaiguo
開國
31TJQ–32TJH 63yrs (as Wang)
11TJQ–0TJH

(as Huangdi)
0–32TJH

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 (強首帝).

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
強資源皇帝
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.

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.

Ji Hanhu
機含糊
Youxiao
幼小
Huangdi Bukong
強不控皇帝
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 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.

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
強傳統皇帝
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, 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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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 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.

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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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.
[…]–[…]TJH
The Luan calendar was adopted during his reign.
[…]–346TJH

Can dynasty

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

Hua dynasty

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

Yue dynasty

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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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

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

Shu dynasty

The only gargoyle-ruled dynasty.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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

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.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Wei Rang
威讓
Yingxiong
英雄
Huangdi Tongyi
斎統一皇帝
Dazu
大祖
1120–[…]TJH
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.
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
Huangdi Tang
斎糖皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH
The national anthem, "Suoyou Bingbao Tianchao," was adopted during his reign.
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
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.

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.

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.

Fei dynasty

A self-proclaimed dynasty during the wars at the end of the Zhai dynasty.
Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Lin Lin
霖林
Reqing
熱情
Huangdi Liang
匪亮皇帝
n/a 1519–1524TJH 5yrs
Lin Lin was a female ruler, one of only a handful recognized in Tianzu history.

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

Huang dynasty

A self-proclaimed dynasty during the wars at the end of the Zhai dynasty.
Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Xin Zhujiao
信主教
Jiaohuang
教皇
Huangdi Jiuzhu
黃救主皇帝
n/a 1530–1532TJH 1yr, 6mo

Dian dynasty

An ethnic Shengwai self-proclaimed dynasty during the wars at the end of the Zhai dynasty.
Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
San Yinghao
傘英豪
Lijie
禮節
Huangdi Jingling
靛精靈皇帝
n/a 1535–1537TJH 2yrs
  • 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

Northern Gan

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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 Eran
恐愕然
n/a n/a […]–1581TJH

Yong Zhai

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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

A faun-ruled kingdom
Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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 Quan dynasty rather than risk a substantial loss of life.

Western Zan

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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. 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. 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

Quan dynasty

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
She Jian
蛇檢
Piaobo
漂泊
Huangdi Huanyuan
圈還原皇帝
Dazu
大祖
n/a
Grandfather of She 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.
She Rui
蛇瑞
Huangdi Shanyu
圈善于皇帝
1587–[…]TJH
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.
[…]–1742TJH

Hei dynasty

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

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.

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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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 Quan dynasty and throughout the Hei 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 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.

The first huangdi part of the power struggle known as the Six Years and Ten Emperors, which precipitated the Crisis of the Twentieth Century.
The last huangdi part of the power struggle known as the Six Years and Ten Emperors, which precipitated the Crisis of the Twentieth Century.
Huang Liang
衁亮
Yingjie
影傑
Huangdi Lucao
昏綠草皇帝
Zuihou
最後
[…]–2289TJH […]–2289TJH

Jian dynasty

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

Zhao dynasty

A vampire-ruled breakaway dynasty of the Crisis of the Twentieth Century
Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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

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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Dynasty Proper
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 Zhongyuan.
Huangdi Dang
愷黨皇帝
[…]–2734TJH

Pretenders

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Name(s)
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

Western, Central & Northern Dynasties

Western dynasties

Sai

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2736–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2816TJH

Northern Sai

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2816–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2872TJH

Southern Sai

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2815–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2900TJH

Rao

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2872–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2911TJH

Chao

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2911–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2930TJH

Fang

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2900–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2935TJH

Central dynasties

Central Tan

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2734–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2790TJH

Western Tan

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2790–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2912TJH

Eastern Tan

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2790–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2920TJH

Ling

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2920–2927TJH 7yrs
2927–2930TJH 3yrs

Kang

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2912–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2938TJH

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

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

Xiatian/Zuny

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2809–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2905TJH

Jiu

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
2809–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH
[…]–2864TJH

Dan

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

Qingwa/Malkhii

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

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.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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 put down a rebellion and civil war to remove him from power.

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. 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.

Claimants

Individuals who claimed the imperial title while fighting the civil war to remove Huangdi Qipian from power

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

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.

Additionally, while the dwarven invention of 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.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Xijingni Ci
蜥鯨鲵刺
Huoyan
火焰
Huangdi Pachong
虯爬蟲皇帝
Dazu
大祖
[…]–2984TJH 2976–2984TJH 8yrs
The founder of the Qiu dynasty.

The same year he established his dynasty, he orchestrated the Xiyi invasion of Zhongyuan, known as the Yinghui–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.

Xijingni Ji
蜥鯨鲵棘
Zanzhu
贊助
Huangdi Jiayin
虯甲胤皇帝
Kaijian
凱建
[…]–[…]TJH 2984–[…]TJH
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.

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

Xijingni Rong
蜥鯨鲵蠑
Yulong
羽龍
Huangdi Mangshe
虯蟒蛇皇帝
Xijingni Linpian
蜥鯨鲵鱗片
Sheguai
蛇怪
Huangdi Fengkuang Guaiwu
虯瘋狂怪物皇帝
Huaipi
壞辟
[…]–3165TJH […]–3165TJH
Huangdi Fengkuang Guaiwu, also known as was an infamously monstrous tyrant so cruel and evil that 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.

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

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

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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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, 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 Huangdi Fengkuang 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.

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 Ai dynasty.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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 Ai 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 Ai 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 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.

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

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

Nian dynasty

A vampire-ruled dynasty and one of the breakaway states of the wider War of the Seven Emperors.
Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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.

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.

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 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.
Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Na Bin
拿斌
Jingzhi
精製
n/a n/a 3135–3191TJH 56yrs 3181–3191TJH 10yrs
First huangdi of the breakaway San dynasty. King 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 Huangdi 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.

Na Ao
拿澳
Haiwan
海灣
n/a n/a 3144–3196TJH 52yrs 3191–3196TJH 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 Ai dynasty after a series of substantial defeats, and Na Ao himself committed suicide when he realized all hope was lost.

Ai dynasty

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Song De
松德
Qinqing
親情
Huangdi Chunzhen
霭純真皇帝
Yongzu
永祖
3144–3211TJH 67yrs 3189–3211TJH 22yrs
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.

Ended the war with the reconquest of the breakaway San dynasty.

Song Mao
松毛
Yingjun
英俊
Huangdi Tanpan
霭談判皇帝
n/a 3250–3304TJH 54yrs 3272–3284TJH 32yrs
The last huangdi of the Ai dynasty, his reign saw the end of patriarchal rule to the matriarchal Niang dynasty for almost five 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.

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.

Niang dynasty

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.

Enduring for over five centuries, it 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.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Yuan Mulan
媛木蘭
Ganqing
感情
Huangdi Cuilu
孃翠綠皇帝
Zuangli
壯麗
3276–3339TJH 63yrs 3277–3319TJH 42yrs
The founder of the Niang 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.

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 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.

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 (孃)," 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.

Once firmly in power, she outlawed slavery, a policy that endured until 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 this reason she is firmly acknowledged as one of the greatest rulers in Tianzu history.

Yuan Ying
媛硬
Yonghai
勇孩
Huangdi Hongbao
孃紅寶皇帝
3304–3353TJH 49yrs 3319–3333TJH 14yrs
Second child and eldest daughter of Huangdi Cuilu. Before 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.

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.

Yuan Ren
媛仁
Bingyin
丙胤
Huangdi Baolan
孃寶藍皇帝
3336–3398TJH 62yrs 3333–3366TJH 33yrs
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.

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.

She later abdicated in favor of her chosen heir and spent the remainder of her life in quiet retirement.

Yuan Qing
媛青
Mikai
蜜凯
Huangdi Lingxing
孃菱形皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH 3366–[…]TJH
Yuan Jin
媛勁
Rexin
熱心
Huangdi Huangjing
孃黃晶皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
Yuan Chanjuan
媛嬋娟
Wanqiang
頑強
Huangdi Jinyu
孃金玉皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
Yuan Qi
媛氣
Zhongshi
忠實
Huangdi Kuihua
孃葵花皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
Huangdi Chuju
孃嘛龛皇帝
Huangdi Qingfu
孃情夫皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
Yuan Ruyi
媛如意
Shuangkou
塽口
Huangdi Weikou
孃胃口皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
Yuan Lian
媛戀
Tangmi
糖迷
Huangdi Xiangliao
孃香料皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
Yuan Milin
媛密林
Huaji
滑稽
Huangdi Chuai
孃踹皇帝
Zuihou
最後
[…]–[…]TJH […]–3709TJH

Mei dynasty

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Luo Hao
蓏豪
Dangao
蛋糕
Huangdi Ganju
梅柑橘皇帝
Xinzu
新祖
[…]–[…]TJH 3799–[…]TJH
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).

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.

Huangdi Mangguo
梅芒果皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
Huangdi Xingshu
梅杏樹皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
Huangdi Fengli
梅鳳梨皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–[…]TJH
Huangdi Yangguo
梅蘋果皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH […]–4020TJH

Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms

Seven Dynasties

Yin dynasty

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names

Twelve Kingdoms

Hang

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names

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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names

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

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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names

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 Zakhirakh Khaganate, as Lin was founded as a division of the Khaganate (sort of like dual monarchy: two separate states ruled by a single ruler). The first six rulers of the Zakhirakh 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 Zakhirakh, resulting in the complete separation of the Lin dynasty from Khaganate.

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

Personal name Khan Name Posthumous name Temple Name Lifetime Reign Era Names
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 Zakhirakh Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
Huangdi de Dong Huhe Luoxue
凍湖和落雪的皇帝
n/a
Second Khagan of the Zakhirakh Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
n/a
Third Khagan of the Zakhirakh Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
n/a
Fourth Khagan of the Zakhirakh Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
Huangdi Chusheng de Taiyang
初升的太陽皇帝
n/a
Fifth Khagan of the Zakhirakh Khaganate. Posthumously honored as Huangdi in 4080TJH.
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
4017–4054TJH 37yrs 4039–4054TJH 15yrs n/a
Sixth Khagan of the Zakhirakh Khaganate. Posthumously honored as 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.

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 much of the Pianpilu (called Gergazar (ᠭᠡᠷᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ) 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 Zhongyuan.

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

4037–4111TJH 74yrs 4054–4111TJH
(as Khagan)

4076–4111TJH
(as Huangdi)

57yrs

35yrs

Eldest son of Zaluu Khan, seventh Khagan of the Zakhirakh Khagnate and founder of the Lin dynasty.

Coming to the throne at the age of seventeen, he intended to take over where his father left off and invade Zhongyuan, 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 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 Zhongyuan 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 Jinagshan, but by the time Zhongyuan 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.

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
[…]–[…]TJH 4111–4153TJH 42yrs
Son of Ayalguu Khan, second ruler of the Lin dynasty and eighth Khagan of Zakhirakh.

During his reign he set out to conquer Tianzu splinter kingdoms in Jinagshan 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 Jinagshan was secured.

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
[…]–[…]TJH 4153–4173TJH 20yrs
Third ruler of the Lin dynasty, and ninth and last Khagan from Altanzul clan.

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

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 Zakhirakh, and the fragmentation of the Khaganate into five separate states.

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
[…]–[…]TJH 4173–4210TJH 37yrs
Khundet Khan's third son, fourth ruler of the Lin dynasty, and the first to be independent of the Zakhirakh Khaganate.

Because Khundet Khan died 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: Zakhirakh 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; the northern sector became the Shengwai-ruled Shuang (霜) dynasty; the territories in Jinagshan 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.

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
Kunziin Khan
ᠺᠥᠩᠽᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ
Huangdi Yanjiuyuan
研究員皇帝
Zuihou
最後

Etssiin Khan
ᠡᠴᠦᠰ ᠦᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ

[…]–4430TJH […]–4430TJH
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 Jinagshan, that broke away with the fragmentation of the Zakhirakh Khagnate a year following the death of Khundet Khan, within months of the Altanzul clan's ousting from rulership of Zakhirakh. Eventually reconquered by the Lin dynasty.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
[…]–[…]TJH 4174–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH […]–4395TJH

Pan dynasty

A Xiyi-ruled splinter dynasty centered in Qiu island, the Xiyi homeland, that broke away with the fragmentation of the Zakhirakh Khagnate a year following the death of Khundet Khan, within months of the Altanzul clan's ousting from rulership of Zakhirakh. Eventually reconquered by the Lin dynasty.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
[…]–[…]TJH 4174–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH […]–4283TJH

Shuang dynasty

A Shengwai-ruled splinter dynasty, centered in the Bianjing region of Pianpilu, that seceded into independence with the fragmentation the Zakhirakh Khaganate following the death of Khundet Khan, within months of the Altanzul clan's ousting from rulership of Zakhirakh.

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 Zakhirakh until it was finally conquered by the Lei dynasty.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
[…]–[…]TJH 4174–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH […]–4642TJH

Ang dynasty

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Qiao Kuaili
俏快樂
Lingsheng
鈴聲
Huangdi Zhanshi
盎戰時皇帝
Jiuxing
救星
[…]–[…]TJH 4428–[…]TJH
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.

[…]–[…]TJH […]–4523TJH

Ting dynasty

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
[…]–[…]TJH 4509–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH […]–4576TJH

Lei dynasty

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

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Kuangshi Shujing
礦石水晶
Jiecheng
結成
Huangdi Geng
雷耿皇帝
[…]–[…]TJH 4576–[…]TJH
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.

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
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.
[…]–[…]TJH […]–4902TJH

Nao dynasty

A faun-ruled rebel dynasty during the Lei dynasty.

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
[…]–[…]TJH 4776–[…]TJH
[…]–[…]TJH […]–4802TJH

Dongji

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

Cui dynasty

Personal name Courtesy name Posthumous name Temple name Lifetime Reign Era Names
Sun Liu
笋留
Makan
嘛龛
Huangdi Shiwu
翠飾物皇帝
Xinjian
新建
4867–4933TJH
4446–4512AFZ
66yrs 4903–4933TJH 30yrs
Sun Mulan
笋木蘭
Bamei
八美
Huangdi Qiji
翠奇蹟皇帝
Zhepi
哲辟
4903–4961TJH
4482–4540AFZ
60yrs 4933–4958TJH 25yrs
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.
Sun Zhuan
笋砖
Shuocan
箾摻
n/a n/a 4933TJH–still living
4512AFZ–still living
n/a 4958TJH–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. 0TJH = 421BFZ.
  • 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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