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[[File:Marlakcor.png|right|400x400px]]'''Marlakcor''', also known as '''Tianxia''' (天下) locally, is the northeastern continent of [[Qirsyllviar]].
 
[[File:Marlakcor.png|right|400x400px]]'''Marlakcor''', also known as '''Tianxia''' (天下) locally, is the northeastern continent of [[Qirsyllviar]].
 
==Sovereign States==
 
==Sovereign States==
=== Empire of Au Lac ===
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=== Khaganate of Antikülke ===
[[File:Nanyue_flag.png|left|300x300px]]Capital: Sanoigon<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy<br>Head of State: Vuong<br>Head of Government: Vuong<br>Legislature: none<br>Demonym: Lac<br>Currency: Van
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| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Khagan<br>𐰚𐰀𐰍𐰀𐰣
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The '''Khaganate of Antikülke''' (𐰀𐰣𐱅𐰃𐰴𐰇𐰞𐰚𐰅), also called the "Antik Khaganate" locally, the the nation of Antik people. It is a peninsular nation, occupying the tundra peninsula of the same name in western Pianpilu, the northern subcontinent, and much of the land beyond it. It borders the Empire of Tianchao and the north side of the Holy City of Shangri-la to the east.[[File:Antik zenith.png|thumb|390x390px|Over mondern borders: Antikülke at its territorial zenith before the Tukhii-Tianzu conflicts, around the beginning of the Zhai dynasty of Tianchao.]][[File:Antik rump state.png|thumb|230x230px|The Antik [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rump_state rump state] as a vassal of Tianchao.]]
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Antikülke was once one of nations dominating the high mountains and tundras of the northwestern continent before the Tukhii (now known as Shengwai), cousins of the Arslans, invaded. At its zenith, Antikülke once controlled the western half of the northern continent, up to the northern peninsula surrounding Gui Bay and bordering Dongshui Guibei, while the tribes of the former Tukhii inhabited the center. By that point the Zhai dynasty Tianchao had just established. When the Tukhii Khanate came into being not long after, these two powers fought for land and power on-and-off for centuries before Tianchao invaded.
   
The Empire of Au Lac is an ethnic Lac nation in southeastern Marlakcor, occupying the tropical jungle islands of the southeast.
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As a result of the wars with Tukhii Khanate and then Tianchao, Antikülke was reduced to the peninsula from whence it originated, while the Tukhii, and then Tianchao, secured its hold on the former lands of Antikülke. Antikülke was at one point the vassal of Tianchao, forcing them to surrender base sovereignty in the face of the ferocity of the Tianzu Imperial Army & Navy and threats of further invasion. But the eventual independence of the former Shuang dynasty during the Fragmentation of the Gergazard Khaganate allowed them to break off from the yoke of Tianchao and reclaim at least some of their lost territory and prestige through warring with Shuang.
   
It is ruled by the Ly dynasty.
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Being a cold country of mostly tundra and mountain, similarly to the northern mainland, Antikülke has only a small amount of fertile land for farming and is mostly dependent on the sea and imports for food, but has a large economy thanks to rich mining on the island and elsewhere.
   
It solely borders Dongbalian to the west, by land on three islands and the rest by sea.
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While still in a tense diplomatic relationship with Tianchao, Antikülke also maintains the rights to mine and farm certain areas within Tianchao's borders, in exchange for Tianchao receiving 25% of the profits as tribute annually.
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Au Lac has been resisting Dongnan expansion into the southeast for centuries. Not once ever did Au Lac accept joining the hegemony, rebuking every single invitation. More than once these rebukes turned into open confrontation and war. These wars were repeatedly met with defeat and truce, reducing Au Lac to a handful of islands.
 
 
When Dongbalian found itself occupied by the ''Roman Invasions'', Au Lac took a chance to reclaim much of its lost territory.
 
 
=== Kingdom of Baoshi ===
 
=== Kingdom of Baoshi ===
Capital: ???<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy<br>Head of State: ???<br>Head of Government: ???<br>Legislature: ???<br>Demonym: ???<br>Currency: ???
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The Kingdom of Baoshi (寶石) is a dwarf-ruled island nation in northeastern Marlakcor.
 
The Kingdom of Baoshi (寶石) is a dwarf-ruled island nation in northeastern Marlakcor.
   
It borders Tianchao to the south on the island of Qiu, and share's maritime borders with Khitai to the east and Khuiten to the north. It also shares maritime borders with a cluster of neutral islands to the west.
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It borders Tianchao to the south on the island of Qiu, and share's maritime borders with Gergazar to the east and Tibet to the southeast. It also shares maritime borders with a cluster of neutral islands to the west.
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=== Dongnan Baquan Banglian ===
 
=== Dongnan Baquan Banglian ===
[[File:Dongbalian flag.png|left|300x300px]]Capital: Tuanjie (團結)<br>Government: Hegemonic Confederated Parliamentary Quasi-Federal Hereditary Feudal Monarchy<br>Head of State: Zuigao Bazhu (最高霸主)<br>Head of Government: Zhengfu Buzhang<br>Legislature: Canyuan<br>Demonym: Dongnan (endo)/Dongbalese ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exonym_and_endonym exo])<br>Currency: Jiaozi, Guanzi, Huizi, Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
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'''Dongnan Baquan Banglian''' (東南霸權邦聯/''Southeastern Hegemonic Confederation''), also known as '''Dongnan Wangguo''' (東南王國/''Southeastern Kingdoms''), or simply '''Dongbalian''' (東霸聯), is a large state in southeast Huaxia, the central subcontinent of Marlakcor.
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| colspan="2" |Zuigao Bazhu<br>最高霸主
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| colspan="2" |Zhengfu Buzhang<br>政府部長
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|Dongnan
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|Dongbalese
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|}'''Dongnan Baquan Banglian''' (東南霸權邦聯/''Southeastern Hegemonic Confederation''), also known as '''Dongnan Wangguo''' (東南王國/''Southeastern Kingdoms''), or simply '''Dongbalian''' (東霸聯), is a large state in the Dongnan reagion of southeast Huaxia, the central subcontinent of Marlakcor.
   
It borders Tianchao to the northwest and the Serica Provinciae of Rome to the northeast, the border marked by '''''Mulan's Wall'''''. To the west it shares borders the high elven Empire of Gaoliang. First in the northwest it indirectly borders it via Zhonglibozi, a neutral zone separating it from Gaoliang; and down southwest, on the other side of the Jingshen Sea (精神海/''Spiritual Sea''), it controls the Lingzhai (灵宅) region, which directly borders Gaoliang.
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It borders Tianchao to the northwest and the Miaogui Republic (formerly colonial territory of Rome) to the northeast, the border marked by '''''Mulan's Wall'''''. To the west it shares borders the high elven Empire of Gaoliang. First in the northwest it indirectly borders it via Zhonglibozi, a neutral zone separating it from Gaoliang; and down southwest, on the other side of the Jingshen Sea (精神海/''Spiritual Sea''), it controls the Lingzhai (灵宅) region, which directly borders Gaoliang.
   
Down south, it shares maritime borders with the island Nation of Renyu Dao, which was briefly part of the confederacy before it seceded in favor of retaining independence. To the west, it shares borders wiht the empire of Au Lac, which
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Down south, it shares maritime borders with the island Nation of Renyu Dao, which was briefly part of the confederacy before it seceded in favor of retaining independence. To the west, it shares borders with the Conglinguo, which it has gone to war with for territory and other issues many times.
   
 
It also holds sovereignty over the Cuocao Islands (鹺草島嶼/''Cuocao Daoyu''/''Saltgrass Islands'') (the southwestern half of the Dragon Islands) in Maritymir.
 
It also holds sovereignty over the Cuocao Islands (鹺草島嶼/''Cuocao Daoyu''/''Saltgrass Islands'') (the southwestern half of the Dragon Islands) in Maritymir.
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On the northern land border with Tianchao and down and northwestern coast, spaced varyingly (mostly between ten to twenty miles), are a series of fortresses and castles that defend the empire from invasion. The ones along the border with Tianchao were built in the aftermath of the last great war with Tianchao. The ones along the northwestern coast are relatively recent constructions. When Tianchao solidified its grip on the Laoying Peninsula, the fortifications were constructed down the northwestern coast. The final fortress, dubbed '''Bianjie Castle''', situated almost right on the border with Gaoliang, also serves as one of several border crossing points between Dongbalian and Gaoliang. The northernmost of these fortresses is '''Qingwa Castle''', which is also the westernmost fortress along the northern border fortifications.
 
On the northern land border with Tianchao and down and northwestern coast, spaced varyingly (mostly between ten to twenty miles), are a series of fortresses and castles that defend the empire from invasion. The ones along the border with Tianchao were built in the aftermath of the last great war with Tianchao. The ones along the northwestern coast are relatively recent constructions. When Tianchao solidified its grip on the Laoying Peninsula, the fortifications were constructed down the northwestern coast. The final fortress, dubbed '''Bianjie Castle''', situated almost right on the border with Gaoliang, also serves as one of several border crossing points between Dongbalian and Gaoliang. The northernmost of these fortresses is '''Qingwa Castle''', which is also the westernmost fortress along the northern border fortifications.
   
To the east along the border with the Serica Provinciae of Rome stands '''''Mulan's Wall''''', named for Li Mulan, the legendary female general who spearheaded the defense of Dongbalian during the Roman Invasion, and also led the recapture of much of the occupied territories before the wall's construction, and served as the wall's architect. These massive fortifications of 25m-high stone walls, fortresses and castles, which runs along the entire length of the border and took nearly ten years each to build, were constructed to prevent any further invasion by Rome. '''''Mulan's Wall''''' was built some centuries later in the wake of the ''Roman Invasion of Dongbalian''. '''''Mulan's Wall''''', blocks any further invasion by sea via some other fortifications along the coasts beyond the wall's end points, known respectively as '''Xiangxi Bao '''(向西堡) and '''Nanchao Kanguan''' (南超看管).
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To the east along the border with the Miaogui Republic stands '''''Mulan's Wall''''', named for Li Mulan, the legendary female general who spearheaded the defense of Dongbalian during the Roman Invasion, and also led the recapture of much of the occupied territories before the wall's construction, and served as the wall's architect. These massive fortifications of 25m-high stone walls, fortresses and castles, which runs along the entire length of the border and took nearly ten years each to build, were constructed to prevent any further invasion by Rome. '''''Mulan's Wall''''' was built some centuries later in the wake of the ''Roman Invasion of Dongbalian''. '''''Mulan's Wall''''', to block any further invasion by sea via some other fortifications along the coasts beyond the wall's end points, known respectively as '''Xiangxi Bao '''(向西堡) and '''Nanchao Kanguan''' (南超看管).
   
The wall has fulfilled its purpose throughout its existence.
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The wall has fulfilled its purpose throughout its existence, even while Roman influence has since been removed from Marlakcor with the independence of the Miaogui Republic.
 
====History====
 
====History====
[[File:Dongbalian whole.png|thumb|561x561px|The whole of modern Dongbalian.]]The area that eventually became Dongbalian was originally a collection of independent kingdoms, city-states and tribes struggling for land and dominance. But in the face of Miao aggression and expansion during the ''Miao Wars of Conquest'', many of the northern states banded together to resist the expansion of Tianchao, eventually becoming a confederated state.
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[[File:Dongbalian whole.png|thumb|561x561px|The whole of modern Dongbalian.]]The area that eventually became Dongbalian was originally a collection of independent kingdoms, city-states and tribes struggling for land and dominance. But in the face of Tianzu aggression and expansion during the ''Tianzu Wars of Conquest'', many of the northern states banded together to resist the expansion of Tianchao, eventually becoming a confederated state.
   
 
However, the wars with Tianchao were met with repeated defeats on the battlefield, and Dongbalian was pushed back until it was ultimately defeated and fully annexed.
 
However, the wars with Tianchao were met with repeated defeats on the battlefield, and Dongbalian was pushed back until it was ultimately defeated and fully annexed.
   
Much of modern Dongbalian (mostly the north and central area; Tianchao never reached very far south) remained under Miao rule for centuries.
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Much of modern Dongbalian (mostly the north and central area; Tianchao never reached very far south) remained under Tianzu rule for centuries.
   
 
During the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period that followed the collapse of the Mei dynasty of Tianchao, the lands that became modern Dongbalian broke away from Tianchao to form a pair of rival dynasties and were never recovered. Said dynasties are known to history as the Hang Kingdom and Sang Kingdom, two of the states counted among the twelve kingdoms of said period.
 
During the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period that followed the collapse of the Mei dynasty of Tianchao, the lands that became modern Dongbalian broke away from Tianchao to form a pair of rival dynasties and were never recovered. Said dynasties are known to history as the Hang Kingdom and Sang Kingdom, two of the states counted among the twelve kingdoms of said period.
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Even while going to war with Tianchao on and off for years, they turned their attentions toward expanding west and south, uniting many other states and tribes under their banner through treaty and conquest, eventually expanding into northern Maritymir. Dongbalian even managed to steal some territory from Gaoliang, the Lingzhai (灵宅) region. That region joined Dongbalian after seceding following a war for secession, which was secretly organized by Dongbalian.
 
Even while going to war with Tianchao on and off for years, they turned their attentions toward expanding west and south, uniting many other states and tribes under their banner through treaty and conquest, eventually expanding into northern Maritymir. Dongbalian even managed to steal some territory from Gaoliang, the Lingzhai (灵宅) region. That region joined Dongbalian after seceding following a war for secession, which was secretly organized by Dongbalian.
   
Dongbalian remains at odds with Tianchao to this day, and the two powers go to war almost every other decade for one reason or another. Its relations with Gaoliang and Au Lac are cold too, but diplomacy has avoided too many wars.
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Dongbalian remains at odds with Tianchao to this day, and the two powers go to war almost every other decade for one reason or another. Its relations with Gaoliang and Nhiệt Đới are cold too, but diplomacy has avoided too many wars.
   
Dongbalian eventually lost some of its northeastern territories to Rome. While Dongbalian anticipated an invasion when Rome all but defeated Tianchao, it was still unable to resist the ferocity of the Imperial Roman Army in the initial invasion, despite years of preparation. This changed when a female warrior, known to history as Li Mulan (李木蘭); styled Guowei (國衛), came to prominence. Li Mulan, an ethnic Miao peasant woman born in Tianchao, and an alleged descendant of Xiangrikui Gongchen, had been taken as a war slave by a Roman officer during the invasion. During her time as a slave – after learning their language – she learned all about Roman war tactics both from watching the battles from afar and from listening to the Roman commanders talk. After managing to escape, she disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Dongnan army. Her determination and mettle, along with her knowledge of Roman war strategies, allowed her to quickly rise through the ranks until she became a general.
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Dongbalian eventually lost some of its northeastern territories to Rome. While Dongbalian anticipated an invasion when Rome all but defeated Tianchao, it was still unable to resist the ferocity of the Imperial Roman Army in the initial invasion, despite years of preparation. This changed when a female warrior, known to history as Li Mulan (李木蘭); styled Guowei (國衛), came to prominence. Li Mulan, an ethnic Yinghui peasant woman born in Tianchao, and an alleged descendant of Xiangrikui Gongchen, had been taken as a war slave by a Roman officer during the invasion. During her time as a slave – after learning their language – she learned all about Roman war tactics both from watching the battles from afar and from listening to the Roman commanders talk. After managing to escape, she disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Dongnan army. Her determination and mettle, along with her knowledge of Roman war strategies, allowed her to quickly rise through the ranks until she became a general.
   
 
Once a general, Mulan took charge of an army and her widely successful anti-Roman tactics allowed her to turn the tide of the war, culminating when she fully defended against the Roman army in a decisive battle that changed history forever, now known to history as the ''Battle of Qiuling Pingyuan''. Mulan's true gender was accidentally exposed not long after, but her loyal troops defended her from any punishment. The High King of the time – known to history as Chang Guizhou (常規週) – was so impressed with her and her record that he let her retain her position and rank. Mulan then led another successful campaign that saw the reclamation of much territory before a peace treaty ending the war was signed.
 
Once a general, Mulan took charge of an army and her widely successful anti-Roman tactics allowed her to turn the tide of the war, culminating when she fully defended against the Roman army in a decisive battle that changed history forever, now known to history as the ''Battle of Qiuling Pingyuan''. Mulan's true gender was accidentally exposed not long after, but her loyal troops defended her from any punishment. The High King of the time – known to history as Chang Guizhou (常規週) – was so impressed with her and her record that he let her retain her position and rank. Mulan then led another successful campaign that saw the reclamation of much territory before a peace treaty ending the war was signed.
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The head of state is the Zuigao Bazhu, the main ruler of the nation. The incumbent High King holds the rulership of his kingdom concurrently. The title is held for life and at first Lan Kingdom held the position of hegemon. There were attempts early on to make it hereditary, but when the first holder died there was no clear heir. And so, the next High King is elected from the rulers of one of the kingdoms or the heir to the kingdom of the previous holder when the incumbent one dies.
 
The head of state is the Zuigao Bazhu, the main ruler of the nation. The incumbent High King holds the rulership of his kingdom concurrently. The title is held for life and at first Lan Kingdom held the position of hegemon. There were attempts early on to make it hereditary, but when the first holder died there was no clear heir. And so, the next High King is elected from the rulers of one of the kingdoms or the heir to the kingdom of the previous holder when the incumbent one dies.
   
The head of the government of Dongbalian is the Zhengfu Buzhang (政府部長/''Minister of Government''), but the office is mostly ceremonial in practice and holds little actual power.
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The head of the government of Dongbalian is the Zhengfu Buzhang (''Minister of Government''), but the office is mostly ceremonial in practice and holds little actual power.
   
The legislature of the confederacy is the Canyuan (參院/''Senate''), which is divided into the Shangyuan (上院/''Upper House'') and the Xiayuan (下院/''Lower House''), the upper and lower house respectively. Members of both houses of the Senate are referred to as Canyiyuan (議員/''Senators''), and are directly appointed by leaders of the political divisions, and higher level states are permitted more senators in the Senate. Representation in the Lower House is determined by population, which is determined by a nationwide census taken every twenty years.
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The legislature of the confederacy is the Canyuan (''Senate''), which is divided into the Shangyuan (''Upper House'') and the Xiayuan (''Lower House''), the upper and lower house respectively. Members of both houses of the Senate are referred to as Canyiyuan (議員/''Senators''), and are directly appointed by leaders of the political divisions, and higher level states are permitted more senators in the Senate. Representation in the Lower House is determined by population, which is determined by a nationwide census taken every twenty years.
   
 
==== Political Divisions ====
 
==== Political Divisions ====
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! style="text-align: center;" |Senators to the Shangyuan
 
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|Wangguo<br>王國<br>''Kingdom''
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|Wang<br>王<br>''King''
 
|Wang<br>王<br>''King''
 
|Hereditary
 
|Hereditary
 
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|The highest political division of Dongbalian.
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Only the Kings can be elected to the position of High King,
 
Only the Kings can be elected to the position of High King,
 
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|Hereditary
 
|Hereditary
 
|7
 
|7
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|Jun<br>郡<br>''Region''
 
|Jun<br>郡<br>''Region''
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|Hereditary
 
|5
 
|5
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|Boguo<br>伯國<br>''County'' (1st level)
 
|Boguo<br>伯國<br>''County'' (1st level)
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|Hereditary
 
|Hereditary
 
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|Xian<br>縣<br>''County'' (2nd level)
 
|Xian<br>縣<br>''County'' (2nd level)
 
|Hereditary
 
|Hereditary
 
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|Zilingdi<br>子領地<br>''Sub-county''
 
|Zilingdi<br>子領地<br>''Sub-county''
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|Hereditary
 
|Hereditary
 
|3
 
|3
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|Guizu<br>貴族<br>''Barony''
 
|Guizu<br>貴族<br>''Barony''
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|Hereditary
 
|Hereditary
 
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|3
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Tai<br>態<br>''State''
 
|Tai<br>態<br>''State''
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|Election
 
|Election
 
|2
 
|2
|
 
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Chengbang<br>城邦<br>''City-State''
+
| rowspan="3" |Chengbang<br>城邦<br>''City-State''
 
|Shizhang<br>市長<br>''City Govenor''
 
|Shizhang<br>市長<br>''City Govenor''
 
|Election
 
|Election
 
| rowspan="2" |2
 
| rowspan="2" |2
| rowspan="2" |A single city and surrounding territory. Their leaders can be either elected or hereditary.
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Lingzhu<br>領主<br>''Seignior''
 
|Lingzhu<br>領主<br>''Seignior''
 
|Hareditary
 
|Hareditary
 
|-
 
|-
|Junqu<br>軍區<br>''Military Region''
+
| colspan="3" |A single city and surrounding territory. Their leaders can be either elected or hereditary.
  +
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |Junqu<br>軍區<br>''Military Region''
 
|Zhong-jiang<br>中将<br>''Lieutenant General''
 
|Zhong-jiang<br>中将<br>''Lieutenant General''
 
|Military appointment
 
|Military appointment
 
|1
 
|1
|A military region along '''''Mulan's Wall''''' or the fortress regions along the borders and northwestern seaboard.
+
|-
  +
| colspan="3" |A military region along '''''Mulan's Wall''''' or the fortress regions along the borders and northwestern seaboard.
   
 
The leader title is a military rank.
 
The leader title is a military rank.
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{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
|+States of Dongbalian
 
|+States of Dongbalian
!Name
+
! rowspan="2" |Name
!Ruling Family
+
! rowspan="2" |Level
  +
! colspan="3" |Ruling Family
 
!Flag/Symbol
 
!Flag/Symbol
!Historicity & Notes
 
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Wangguo
+
!Surname
  +
!Race
  +
!Ethnicity
  +
!
 
|-
 
|-
|Lan<br>藍
+
| rowspan="2" |Lan<br>藍
  +
| rowspan="2" |Wangguo
 
|Pie<br>苤
 
|Pie<br>苤
 
|
 
|
|Lan was the original hegemon of Dongbalian before the modern succession methods were made law.
+
|
  +
|
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Gongguo
+
| colspan="4" |Lan was the original hegemon of Dongbalian before the modern succession methods were made law.
 
|-
 
|-
  +
|Hanjin<br>漢晉
  +
|Chengbang
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Jun
+
|Tangming<br>唐明
|-
+
|Chengbang
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Boguo
+
| rowspan="2" |Tuanjie<br>團結
  +
| rowspan="2" |Chengbang
  +
|None, ruler elected
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|
 
|-
 
|-
  +
| colspan="4" |Tuanjie is a city-state founded as the capital of Dongbalian, and has a special status compared to the rest of the nation's city-states.
  +
|-
  +
|Weishuwu<br>魏蜀吳
  +
|Chengbang
  +
|Jin<br>晉
 
|
 
|
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |Xiangxi Bao<br>向西堡
  +
| rowspan="2" |Junqu
  +
|None, military appointment
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Xian
+
| colspan="4" |The northernmost fortification along '''''Mulan's Wall'''''.
 
|-
 
|-
  +
| rowspan="2" |Nanchao Kanguan<br>南超看管
  +
| rowspan="2" |Junqu
  +
|None, military appointment
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
| colspan="4" |The southernmost fortification along '''''Mulan's Wall'''''.
  +
|}
  +
<div style="clear:both;"></div>
  +
===Conglin Liedao Wangguo===
  +
{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:300px;"
  +
| colspan="3" |
  +
|-
  +
!Capital:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Largest City:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Government:
  +
| colspan="2" |Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="4" |Ruling House/Clan
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Dynasty:
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Zilingdi
+
!Race:
  +
|Human
 
|-
 
|-
  +
!Ethnicity:
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Head of State:
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Wang<br>王
  +
|-
  +
!Head of Government:
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Legislature:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Body:
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Demonym:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Currency:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |Languages:
  +
!Official:
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
!Minority:
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Guizu
+
!Writing system:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|}
  +
Conglin Liedao Wangguo (叢林列島王國/''Kingdom of the Jungle Islands''), commonly known by its abbriviation Conglinguo (叢林國), is a nation in southeastern Marlakcor, occupying the tropical jungle islands of the southeast. It solely borders Dongbalian to the west, by land on three islands and the rest by sea.
  +
  +
Conglinguo has been resisting Dongnan expansion into the southeast for centuries. Not once ever did Conglinguo accept joining the hegemony, rebuking every single invitation. More than once these rebukes turned into open confrontation and war. These wars were repeatedly met with defeat and truce, reducing Conglinguo to a handful of islands.
  +
  +
When Dongbalian found itself occupied by the ''Roman Invasions'', Conglinguo took a chance to reclaim much of its lost territory.
  +
<div style="clear:both;"></div>
  +
===Empire of Gaoliang===
  +
{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:300px;"
  +
| colspan="3" |[[File:Jingling flag.png|300x300px|centre]]
 
|-
 
|-
  +
!Capital:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Largest City:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Government:
  +
| colspan="2" |Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="4" |Ruling House/Clan
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Dynasty:
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
!Race:
  +
|Elf
  +
|-
  +
!Ethnicity:
  +
|High Elf
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Head of State:
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Jinghuang<br>精皇
  +
|-
  +
!Head of Government:
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Legislature:
  +
| colspan="2" |High Council
  +
|-
  +
!Body:
  +
|unicameral
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Demonym:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Currency:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |Languages:
  +
!Official:
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
!Minority:
 
|
 
|
  +
|-
  +
!Writing system:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|}The Empire of Gaoliang (高魎) is a large confederated high elven empire occupying the dense Jingling Jungles of Xiaoyu, the lands of southern Huaxia, the central subcontinent of Marlakcor.
  +
  +
It borders Dongbalian to the east, indirectly via Zhonglibozi, a neutral region, and directly via the Lingzhai region; Tianchao to the north via the Jingling Peninsula; the wood elven Senxiao kingdoms to the southwest, and shares maritime borders with Raimei to the west across the Jingling Sea.
  +
  +
A country occupying mostly jungle, the Jingling Jungles of Gaoliang is home to the largest river basin in the world.
  +
<div style="clear:both;"></div>
  +
===Khaganate of Gergazar===
  +
{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:300px;"
  +
| colspan="3" |
  +
|-
  +
!Capital:
  +
| colspan="2" |Shiltgeen <br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠰᠢᠯᠲᠦᠭᠡᠨ</span></span>
  +
|-
  +
!Largest City:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Government:
  +
| colspan="2" |Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="4" |Ruling House/Clan
  +
| colspan="2" |Tsetsgiin <br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭ ᠦᠨ</span></span>
  +
|-
  +
!Dynasty:
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Tai
+
!Race:
  +
|Human
 
|-
 
|-
  +
!Ethnicity:
  +
|Arslan
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Head of State:
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Khagan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
  +
----
  +
Khatun<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠲᠤᠨ</span>
  +
|-
  +
!Head of Government:
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Legislature:
  +
| colspan="2" |none
  +
|-
  +
!Body:
  +
|n/a
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Demonym:
  +
!Endonym:
  +
|Gergazard <br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠭᠡᠷᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ ᠲᠤ</span></span>
  +
|-
  +
!Exonym:
  +
|Arslan/<br>Gergazese
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Currency:
  +
| colspan="2" |n/a
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |Languages:
  +
!Official:
 
|
 
|
|None, ruler elected
+
|-
|
+
!Minority:
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Chengbang
+
!Writing system:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|}The Khaganate of Gergazar (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠭᠡᠷᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ</span>), or the Gergazard Khaganate (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠭᠡᠷᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ ᠲᠤ</span><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠩᠨᠠᠲ</span>), is a large nation in eastern Pianpilu – called Delkhiin (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ</span>) by the Arslan – and the homeland of the Arslan people, dominating the mountains, tundras and steppes that make up most of their homelands.
  +
  +
It borders Tianchao to the west and south, and shares maritime borders with the dwarven nation of Baoshi to the southwest.
  +
  +
==== History ====
  +
Gergazar is a relatively recent union of Marlakcor, first coming together as a union of khanates under Erkhemseg Khan (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠷᠬᠢᠮᠰᠦᠭ</span><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>) of the Altanzul (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ</span>) clan. At its hight, it the Gergazard Khaganate controlled vast territories across the continent, including most of Pianpilu, Zanghuan, and half of Haoyudai, even having constantly sparring with Antikülke. It is from these conquests that the Lin dynasty of Tianchao was founded as a division of the greater khaganate, taking advantage of the ongoing ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period to expand. However, a turning point for the empire came with the sudden death of Khundet Khan (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠦᠨᠳᠦᠳ</span><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>), the ninth Khagan of Gergazar and the third Huangdi of the Lin dynasty, resulted in a succession dispute and the fragmentation of the Khaganate.
  +
  +
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; and so a war of succession erupted between his sons and generals. Within a year of his death, the Khaganate broke into five independent states – the Lin dynasty among them – while the Altanzul clan was ousted from rulership of Gergazar and replaced by the Tsetsgiin (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭ ᠦᠨ</span>) clan under Tuimer Khan (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠦᠢᠮᠡᠷ</span><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>), while the Altanzul clan continued to rule the Lin dynasty for the rest of its existance. The other states to emerge from the fragmentation of the khaganate were the Shengwai-ruled Shuang (霜) dynasty in central Pianpilu; the Unghwa-ruled Gwan (관/棺) dynasty in Haoyudai; and the Xiyi-ruled Pan (磐) dynasty on the Island of Qiu. Gwan and Pan were soon reconquered by the Lin dynasty, but the Shuang dynasty resisted until it capitulated to the dwarf-ruled Lei dynasty. Gergazar itself managed to avoid disintegrating during the civil war but was greatly weakened.
  +
  +
The loss of most of its empire greatly weakened the khaganate. It eventually recovered its strength and integrity to prevent other powers from conquering it. But, dispite many efforts, never reached such vast territorial extants again.
  +
  +
==== Politics & Governance ====
  +
Gergazar is a collection of autonomous khanates ruled by Khans (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠨ</span>) subordinate to the Khagan.
  +
{| class="wikitable"
  +
|+Prominent Clans of the Khaganate
  +
! rowspan="2" |Clan
  +
! colspan="2" |Ruling Khanate
  +
! rowspan="2" |Notes
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="4" |Some rulers of Chengbang (city-states) are hereditary while others are chosen by election.
+
!Name
  +
!Capital
 
|-
 
|-
|Hanjin<br>漢晉
+
|Altanzul<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ</span>
  +
|Erdeniin<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠷᠳᠡᠨᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ</span></span>
  +
|Unet Chuluu<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠦᠨᠡᠲᠦ ᠴᠢᠯᠠᠭᠤ</span></span>
  +
|The Altanzul clan was the first ruling clan of the Khaganate.
  +
The clan that currently rules the Erdeniin Khanate is a branch descended from Zusegch Khan (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠵᠦᠰᠦᠭᠴᠢ ᠬᠠᠨ</span>), whom was an older brother of Baatar Khan, the fourth Huangdi of the Lin dynasty. Both of them were sons of Khundet Khan, the last Khagan of the Gergazar from the Altanzul clan.
  +
|-
  +
|Burged<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠪᠦᠷᠭᠦᠳ</span>
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Tangming<br>唐明
+
|Chono<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠴᠢᠨᠣ᠎ᠠ</span>
  +
|Khavtgai<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠪᠲᠠᠭᠠᠢ</span></span>
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
|Delkhii<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ</span></span>
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Tuanjie<br>團結
+
|Gereltekh<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠭᠡᠷᠡᠯ ᠳᠦ ᠬᠢ</span>
|None, ruler elected
+
|Naidvar<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠨᠠᠶᠢᠳᠠᠪᠤᠷᠢ</span>
  +
|
 
|
 
|
|Tuanjie is a city-state founded as the capital of Dongbalian, and has a special status compared to the rest of the nation's city-states.
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Weishuwu<br>魏蜀吳
+
|Nurgeen<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠨᠦᠷᠭᠡᠬᠡᠨ</span>
|Jin<br>晉
+
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" |Junqu
+
|Shuukh<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠰᠢᠭᠦᠬᠦ</span>
  +
|Sokhor<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠰᠣᠬᠣᠷ</span>
  +
|Shilen Sav<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠰᠢᠯᠢᠨ ᠰᠠᠪᠠ</span></span>
  +
|
 
|-
 
|-
|Xiangxi Bao<br>向西堡
+
|Tatvar<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠠᠲᠠᠪᠤᠷᠢ</span>
|None, military appointment
+
|Khandiv<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠨᠳᠢᠪ</span></span>
  +
|
 
|
 
|
|The northernmost fortification along '''''Mulan's Wall'''''.
 
 
|-
 
|-
|Nanchao Kanguan<br>南超看管
+
|Tsasan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠴᠠᠰᠤᠨ</span>
|None, military appointment
+
|Ovliin<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠪᠦᠯ ᠦᠨ</span>
 
|
 
|
|The southernmost fortification along '''''Mulan's Wall'''''.
+
|
  +
|-
  +
|Tsetsgiin <br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭ ᠦᠨ</span></span>
  +
|Khyanagch<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠢᠨᠠᠭᠴᠢ</span>
  +
|Shiltgeen<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl"><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠰᠢᠯᠲᠦᠭᠡᠨ</span></span>
  +
|The Tsetsgiin clan is the current ruling family of the Khaganate, ruling directly from the capital of the khaganate.
  +
The Tsetsgiin clan came to power under Tuimer Khan after ousting the Altanzul clan during the succession dispute that followed in the wake of the untimely death Khundet Khan.
  +
|-
  +
|Tsin<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠴᠢᠨ<br>
  +
|Khatuu<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠲᠠᠭᠤ</span>
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
! colspan="4" |Other Prominent/Non-ruling Clans
  +
|-
  +
!Name
  +
! colspan="3" |Notes
  +
|-
  +
|Ayanga<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠶᠤᠩᠭ᠎ᠠ</span>
  +
| colspan="3" |Longtime vassals of the Nurgeen clan.
  +
|-
  +
|Tavtsan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠠᠪᠴᠠᠩ</span>
  +
| colspan="3" |
 
|}
 
|}
  +
<div style="clear:both;"></div>
  +
=== Empire of Goryeo ===
  +
{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:300px;"
  +
| colspan="3" |[[File:Joseon flag.png|300x300px|centre]]
  +
|-
  +
!Capital:
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Sungduk<br>숭둑
  +
|-
  +
!Largest City:
  +
|-
  +
!Government:
  +
| colspan="2" |Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="4" |Ruling House/Clan
  +
| colspan="2" |Song<br>송
  +
|-
  +
!Dynasty:
  +
|Song<br>송
  +
|-
  +
!Race:
  +
|Human
  +
|-
  +
!Ethnicity:
  +
|Unghwa
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Head of State:
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Taewang<br>태왕
  +
|-
  +
!Head of Government:
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Legislature:
  +
| colspan="2" |Jeguk Uihoe<br>제국 의회
  +
|-
  +
!Body:
  +
|unicameral
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Demonym:
  +
| colspan="2" |Goryeon<br>고련
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Currency:
  +
| colspan="2" |Mun, Yang, Won
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |Languages:
  +
!Official:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Minority:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Writing system:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|}The Empire of Goryeo (고려) is a nation in the northwest corner of Haoyudai (Hoyeokdae), the northern lands of Xinshijie, the western subcontinent of Marlakcor. It is currently ruled by the Song dynasty. Goryeo occupies the island of the same name and some mainland territories. It shares maritime borders with the Morokoshi provinces of Yamatai to the south, and borders Tianchao on land via it's mainland territories to the east. North of its home island controls the island of Jinjuui (진주의). The Yosae (요새) peninsula to the east is its gateway to its mainland territores and its land border with Tianchao. Farther north it occupies to islands, Masul Seojjog (마술 서쪽) & Masul Dongjjog (마술 동쪽).
   
===Empire of Gaoliang===
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Once controlling great swathes of the northern half of the western continent, down to at least the central regions of Haoyudai, Goryeo, the homeland of the Unghwa people, and the last sovereign Unghwa nation on Marlakcor, was once one of the dominant nations on western lands of Marlakcor, and seemed primed for ultimate domination before Tianchao invaded. As a result of the ''Tianzu Wars of Conquest'', Goryeo was reduced to the island from whence it originated. The Yosae peninsula, which is governed from the fortress city of Jeohang (저항), was for a time Goryeo's only remaining mainland holdout against Tianchao. Goryeo managed to stave off the threat of invasion and retain full sovereignty, while its neighbors weren't so fortunate.
[[File:Jingling flag.png|left|300x300px]]Capital: ???<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy<br>Head of State: ???<br>Head of Government: ???<br>Legislature: High Council<br>Demonym: ???<br>Currency: ???
 
   
The Empire of Gaoliang (高魎) is a large confederated high elven empire occupying the dense Conglin Jungles in southern Huaxia, the central subcontinent of Marlakcor.
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When Yamatai invaded western Haoyudai – conquering the last independent Unghwa nations in the region – and came into conflict with Tianchao, Goryeo took a chance to invade and reconquer some of its lost lands from Tianchao under the guise of a friendship and military alliance with Yamatai. However, when Yamatai entered into a ceasefire with Tianchao at the end of their first war, Goryeo betrayed Yamatai and invaded some of the latters occupied lands. However, spies and defectors leaked military plans to the Yamato military governors and Yamatai was able to prevent Goryeo from doing too much damage. The only thing that stopped the fighting was a change of regime in Goryeo, when the then-incumbent war-hawk Myeok (멱) dynasty was supplanted by the pro-peace Jang (장) dynasty in a coup.
   
It borders Dongbalian to the east, indirectly via Zhonglibozi, a neutral region, and directly via the Lingzhai region; Tianchao to the north via the Jingling Peninsula; the wood elven Senxiao kingdoms to the southwest, and shares maritime borders with Raimei to the west across the Conglin Sea.
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However, while peace between the two empires was restored by the Jang dynasty's rise to power, they were foreign in origin and so their rule was almost universally unaccepted, resulting in a civil war for the throne. The Song dynasty was among the contending factions that arose to the most prominence and power in the war, yet a series of sudden defeats cost them much of their influence. It was then that the Song asked signed a new treaty of trade and alliance with Yamatai, asking them to intervene on their side. Yamatai accepted, and with their help the Song won the war to become rulers of Goryeo.
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===Republic of Miaogui===
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{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:300px;"
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| colspan="3" |
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|-
  +
!Capital:
  +
| colspan="2" |Lading<br>拉丁
  +
|-
  +
!Largest City:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Government:
  +
| colspan="2" |Directorial Republic
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Heads of State:
  +
| colspan="2" |Guowu Weiyuanhui<br>国务委员会
  +
Chaired by the Xiaozhang<br>校长
  +
|-
  +
!Heads of Government:
  +
| colspan="2" |Guowu Weiyuanhui<br>国务委员会
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Legislature:
  +
| colspan="2" |Guohui<br>国会
  +
|-
  +
!Body:
  +
|unicameral
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Demonym:
  +
| colspan="2" |Miaogui
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Currencies:
  +
!Primary Tenders:
  +
|Jiaozi, Guanzi, Huizi, Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
  +
|-
  +
!Secondary Tenders:
  +
|Aureus, Denarius, Sestertius, Dupondius, As
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |Languages:
  +
!Official:
  +
|
  +
|-
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!Minority:
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|
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| colspan="2" |
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|}
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The Republic of Miaogui (妙傀共和/''Miaogui Gonghe'') is a Jiti-Agnes republican state in eastern Marlakcor, occupying the island of Daludao and some islands and lands to the north and south. It borders Tianchao on Shengfen Island to the west – occupying most of it – and on the eastern southern peninsula of Qiu Island to the north. On the mainland to the southwest, it borders Dongbalian, marked by '''''Mulan's Wall'''''.
   
A country occupying mostly jungle, the Conglin Jungles of Gaoliang is home to the largest river Basin in the world.
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Miaogui is the only republican state in Marlakcor.
===Empire of Goryeo===
 
[[File:Joseon flag.png|left|300x300px]]Capital: Goguryeo<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy<br>Head of State: Taewang (태왕)<br>Head of Government: Taewang<br>Legislature: Jegug Uihoe<br>Demonym: ???<br>Currency: Mun, Yang, Won
 
   
The Empire of Goryeo (고려) is an island nation occupying the island of the same name in the northwest corner of Manzhou, the northern lands of Jiangshan, the western subcontinent of Marlakcor. It shares maritime borders with Morokoshi of Yamatai to the south and Tianchao to the east. Up north it controls the island of Jinjuui (진주의) and the Yosae (요새) peninsula on the mianland, its only land border with Tianchao.
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As a state that had Agnes customs impressed upon them during the Roman Occupation, Miaogui has a unique culture that is a blend of Jiti and Roman.
   
Once controlling great swathes of the northern half of the western continent, down to at least the central regions of Manzhou, Goryeo, the homeland of the Seomin people, was once the dominant nations on western lands of Marlakcor, and seemed primed for ultimate domination before Tianchao invaded. As a result of the ''Miao Wars of Conquest'', Goryeo was reduced to the island from whence it originated. The Yosae peninsula, which is governed from the fortress city of Jeohang (저항), is also Goryeo's only remaining mainland holdout against Tianchao.
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==== History ====
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The entirety of what is now Miaogui was once the Roman colonial state of Serica. The Serica Provinciae was the collective name of the colonies & provinces of the Roman Empire in Marlakcor, occupying a cluster of islands and a part of the mainland in eastern Marlakcor on the west side of the Yinyue Sea, called the Musica Sea by the Eurodynes.
   
Unlike Tibet and now-defunct Daludao, Goryeo managed to stave off the threat of invasion and retain full sovereignty.
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The island of Daludao was formerly known as the kingdom of the same name, which was a suzerainty of Tianchao following the ''Tianzu Wars of Conquest'', Serica was established as a result of the ''Roman Conquest of Daludao''. Rome continued to expand Serica in as many ways as it could, warring against Tianchao and Dongbalian until they were stopped for political and logistical reasons.
=== Spiritual Kingdom of Hijiritokoro ===
 
Capital: Sonkei (尊敬)<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy<br>Head of State: Seio (聖王)<br>Head of Government: ???<br>Legislature: None<br>Demonym: ?????<br>Currency: Hansatsu, Koban, Nibuban, Ichibuban, Tsuho
 
   
The Spiritual Kingdom of Hijiritokoro (聖所) is an island nation, occupying the island of Seiso (精そ), off the southern coast of Manzi, the southern division of Jiangshan, in southwest Marlakcor. Hijiritokoro shares maritime borders solely with Raimei to the north across the Meiyo Channel.
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Rome's rule in Marlakcor came to an end when, after being forced to pull much of its army out to deal with affairs in the homeland, a long-suppressed independence movement took the chance to break free from foreign rule. The ''Miaogui War for Independence'' (妙傀独立战争/''Miaogui Duli Zhanzheng'') seemed primed to succeed at the start, but the sudden return of the Imperial Roman Army & Navy saw the Miaogui Independence Army suffer a series of defeats. Just as it seemed that freedom would be lost, Tianchao intervened on behalf of Miaogui, albeit not for altruistic reasons, and soon Rome was forced out of Marlakcor for good.
   
A deeply religious nation, Hijirotokoro practices a syncretic faith based on a merging of many aspects of [[Lingjiao]] and [[Mioshie]].
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While Tianchao never liked the idea of an eastern neighbor that was formerly foreign controlled, Miaogui has since fostered a prosperous trade and diplomatic relationship with both Tianchao and Dongbalian.
   
Hijiritokoro was once known the Kingdom of Shengsuo (聖所), an equally religious kingdom which once occupied great swathes of the southern portion of the western continent, once stretching to the Isthmus of Caihong, at one time bordering Tianchao, but invasions by Yamatai and the ''Yamato-Shengsuo War'' (4120–4131AFZ) led it to recede from the mainland as Yamatai established the Morokoshi Ryoiki. Decades later, Genjin settlers rose up and overthrew Shengsuo, establishing the Genjin-ruled kingdom of Hijiritokoro (the Genjin reading of the Miao name of the kingdom).
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==== Politics & Government ====
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When the Ikazuchi clan rebelled against Yamato rule a century later, separating from Morokoshi and establishing the Empire of Raimei, Hijiritokoro managed to diplomatically stay out of the conflict, and fostered a trade relationship with both empires. Since then, it has served also a diplomatic medium between the two empires.
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===Empire of Nhiệt Đới===
=== Khaganate of Khitai ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:300px;"
Capital: ???<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy<br>Head of State: Khagan (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>)/Khatun (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠲᠤᠨ</span>)<br>Head of Government: Khagan<br>Legislature: None<br>Demonym: Khitan<br>Currency: n/a
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| colspan="3" |[[File:Nanyue_flag.png|300x300px|centre]]
  +
|-
  +
!Capital:
  +
| colspan="2" |Cây Nóng<br>𣘃𤎏
  +
|-
  +
!Largest City:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Government:
  +
| colspan="2" |Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="4" |Ruling House/Clan
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Dynasty:
  +
|Sao<br>𣋀
  +
|-
  +
!Race:
  +
|Human
  +
|-
  +
!Ethnicity:
  +
|Ngây Rừng
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Head of State:
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Vương<br>王
  +
|-
  +
!Head of Government:
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Legislature:
  +
| colspan="2" |none
  +
|-
  +
!Body:
  +
|n/a
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Demonym:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Currency:
  +
| colspan="2" |Van
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |Languages:
  +
!Official:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Minority:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Writing system:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|}The Empire of Nhiệt Đới (熱帶), diplomatically known as "Redai" by Jiti nations, is an ethnic Ngây Rừng nation in southwestern Marlakcor, occupying the tropical jungle island of the same name and much of the east coast of Yuchang (called Đất Mưa by the Ngây Rừng), including both of the major peninsulas of the east coast. It borders Raimei to the west by land and Tianchao the extreme north via the Isthmus of Caihong, and shares maritime borders with high elven Gaoliang Empire and the wood elven Senxiao kingdoms to the east across the Jingling Sea, and the neutral island of Hei'an Zhidi to the southeast via its island territories in the Chidao Sea.
   
The Khaganate of Khitai (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠺᠠᠩᠨᠠᠲ</span><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠢ ᠲᠠᠢ</span>), or the Khitan Khaganate (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠢᠲᠠᠨ</span><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠺᠠᠩᠨᠠᠲ</span>), is a large nation in eastern Liao and the homeland of the Khitan people.
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It is currently ruled by the Sao dynasty.
   
It borders Tianchao to the west and south, and shares maritime borders with Khuiten to the northwest and Baoshi to the southwest.
+
Unfettered by encroachment from major nations throughout most of its existence, Nhiệt Đới managed to expand and conquer nearly all of Yuchang, reaching its zenith by the inception of the Lin dynasty, and they've had proper relations with Tianchao since at least the Zan dynasty.
   
Khitai once controlled the vast majority of Liao, dominating the mountains, tundras and steppes, even having Tibet at its mercy, from whom it conquered most of the northern continent, until the various wars with Tianchao saw the loss of most of its empire.
+
When Yamatai invaded, Nhiệt Đới was unable to match up the Yamatao Imperial Army and was reduced to its home island and some scattered terrtories along the east coast. When Raimei declared independence from Yamatai, Nhiệt Đới took a chance to reclaim some of its lost lands as part of an alliance deal with Raimei to help them gain independence from Yamatai.
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===Empire of Raimei===
 
===Empire of Raimei===
[[File:Raimei_flag.png|left|300x300px]]Capital: Hekireki (霹靂)<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy<br>Head of State: Raiko-jinno (雷光人皇)<br>Head of Government: Raiko-jinno<br>Legislature: None<br>Demonym: Raimin (雷民)<br>Currency: Hansatsu, Koban, Nibuban, Ichibuban, Tsuho
+
{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:300px;"
  +
| colspan="3" |[[File:Raimei_flag.png|300x300px|centre]]
  +
|-
  +
!Capital:
  +
| colspan="2" |Hekireki/Bão<br>霹靂/暴
  +
|-
  +
!Largest City:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Government:
  +
| colspan="2" |Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="4" |Ruling House/Clan
  +
| colspan="2" |Rairyu/Sấmrồng<br>雷龍
  +
|-
  +
!Dynasty:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Race:
  +
|Human
  +
|-
  +
!Ethnicity:
  +
|Genjin-Ngây Rừng
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Head of State:
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Raikojinno/Sấm Hoàngđế<br>雷光人皇/𩆷皇帝
  +
|-
  +
!Head of Government:
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Legislature:
  +
| colspan="2" |none
  +
|-
  +
!Body:
  +
|n/a
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Demonym:
  +
| colspan="2" |Raimin/Người Sấm<br>雷民/𠊛𩆷
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Currency:
  +
| colspan="2" |Hansatsu, Koban, Nibuban, Ichibuban, Tsuho
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |Languages:
  +
!Official:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Minority:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Writing system:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|}The '''Empire of Raimei''' (雷鳴), also called '''Sấm''' (𩆷), sometimes known as the '''Thunder Empire''' to countries outside Marlakcor, is a large monarchical state in southwestern Marlakcor, occupying much of central Yuchang (called Amehara by the Genjin and Đất Mưa by the Ngây Rừng), the southern lands of Xinshijie, the western subcontinent of Marlakcor.
   
The '''Empire of Raimei''' (雷鳴), sometimes known as the '''Thunder Empire''' to countries outside Marlakcor, is a large monarchical state in southwestern Marlakcor, occupying much of Manzi, the southern lands of Jiangshan, the western subcontinent of Marlakcor.
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Raimei borders the Yamato territories of Morokoshi to the west, Tianchao to the north via the Isthmus of Caihong, and Nhiệt Đới to the east.
   
Raimei borders the Yamato territories of Morokoshi to the west, Tianchao to the north via the Isthmus of Caihong, and shares maritime borders with high elven Gaoliang Empire and the wood elven Senxiao kingdoms to the east across the Conglin Sea, and the neutral island of Hei'an Zhidi to the southeast via its island territories in the Chidao Sea, and Hijiritokoro to the south across the Meiyo Channel.
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Raimei was once part of the Morokoshi Ryoiki of Yuchang, and therefore sovereign territory of Yamatai, until a rebellion led by one renegade clan, the Rairyu clan, a family of Genjin-Ngây Rừng origin, also called the Sấmrồng clan in Tươi Ngữ, established the new independent empire, which took ten years of war, now known as the ''Raimin War for Independence'' (4235–4245AFZ), to achieve.
   
Raimei was once part of the Morokoshi Ryoiki of Manzi, and therefore sovereign territory of Yamatai, until a rebellion led by one renegade clan, the Ikazuchi clan (雷), established the new independent empire, which took ten years of war, now known as the ''Raimin War for Independence'' (4235–4245AFZ), to achieve.
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Raimei remains at odds with Yamatai, and have fought several wars with the empire since its founding, but careful diplomacy has prevented the empires from outright destroying each other. The Rairyu clan still rules Raimei to this day.
 
Raimei remains at odds with Yamatai, and have fought several wars with the empire since its founding, but careful diplomacy has prevented the empires from outright destroying each other. The Ikazuchi clan still rules Raimei to this day.
 
 
As an empire made up of lands that were formerly part of the Kingdom of Shengsuo (now called Hijiritokoro), Raimei has its own unique culture that is a blend of both Genjin and native culture.
 
   
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As an empire made up of lands that were formerly part of Nhiệt Đới, Raimei has its own unique culture that is a blend of both Genjin and Ngây Rừng culture.
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=== State of Renyu Dao ===
 
=== State of Renyu Dao ===
[[File:Renyu Dao flag.png|left|300x300px]]Capital: Yai<br>Government: Elective Absolute Monarchy<br>Head of State: Patriarch/Matriarch<br>Head of Government: Patriarch/Matriarch<br>Legislature: Council<br>Demonym: Renyan<br>Currency: Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
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{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:300px;"
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| colspan="3" |[[File:Renyu Dao flag.png|300x300px|centre]]
The State of Renyu Dao (人魚島) is an island nation occupying the island of the same name in the Chidao Sea of southern Marlakcor, sharing maritime borders with solely Dongbalian.
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|-
  +
!Capital:
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| colspan="2" |Yai
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|-
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!Largest City:
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Government:
  +
| colspan="2" |Elective Absolute Monarchy
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|-
  +
! rowspan="4" |Ruling House/Clan
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Dynasty:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Race:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Ethnicity:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Head of State:
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Zuzhang/Fuzhang<br>族长/妇长
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|-
  +
!Head of Government:
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Legislature:
  +
| colspan="2" |Council
  +
|-
  +
!Body:
  +
|unicameral
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Demonym:
  +
| colspan="2" |Renyan
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Currency:
  +
| colspan="2" |Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |Languages:
  +
!Official:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Minority:
  +
|
  +
|-
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!Writing system:
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| colspan="2" |
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|}The State of Renyu Dao (人魚島) is an island nation occupying the island of the same name in the Chidao Sea of southern Marlakcor, sharing maritime borders with solely Dongbalian.
   
 
Renyu Dao is a nation where merpeople live alongside humans in harmony. Renyu Dao was originally founded when a clan of humans got washed up on the shores, and have lived alongside the merfolk together in harmony from then on.
 
Renyu Dao is a nation where merpeople live alongside humans in harmony. Renyu Dao was originally founded when a clan of humans got washed up on the shores, and have lived alongside the merfolk together in harmony from then on.
   
 
When Dongbalian expanded to their waters, they at first signed a treaty to come under Dongnan sovereignty, but pulled out of the confederacy less than a year later. The separation wasn't welcomed at first, leading to a brief military confrontation, but Dongbalian's government caved in and drew back within weeks.
 
When Dongbalian expanded to their waters, they at first signed a treaty to come under Dongnan sovereignty, but pulled out of the confederacy less than a year later. The separation wasn't welcomed at first, leading to a brief military confrontation, but Dongbalian's government caved in and drew back within weeks.
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=== Magic Republic of Seijiseom ===
 
Capital: Mabeob (마법)<br>Government: Directorial Wizard's Republic<br>Heads of State: Hyeonjaui Uihoe (현자의 의회/''Council of Sages'')<br>Heads of Government: Hyeonjaui Uihoe<br>Legislature: Hyeonjaui Uihoe<br>Demonym: ???<br>Currency: ???
 
 
The Magic Republic of Seijiseom (세이지섬/''Sage Islands'') is a Seomin nation of magic in northwestern Marlakcor. It occupies to islands, Masul Seojjog (마술 서쪽) & Masul Dongjjog (마술 동쪽). It solely borders Tianchao on southern Masul Dongjjog.
 
 
 
=== Kingdoms of Senxiao ===
 
=== Kingdoms of Senxiao ===
 
The Senxiao kingdoms is the collective term for the dozens of independent wood elven tribal chiefdoms led by different clans in southwestern Huaxia.
 
The Senxiao kingdoms is the collective term for the dozens of independent wood elven tribal chiefdoms led by different clans in southwestern Huaxia.
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=== Holy City of Shangri-la ===
 
=== Holy City of Shangri-la ===
 
=== Kingdom of Shayuwei Dao ===
 
=== Kingdom of Shayuwei Dao ===
[[File:Shayuwei Dao flag.png|left|300x300px]]Capital: Shaqi<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy<br>Head of State: Wang<br>Head of Government: Wang<br>Legislature: None<br>Demonym: Shayu<br>Currency: Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
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| colspan="3" |[[File:Shayuwei Dao flag.png|300x300px|centre]]
The Kingdom of Shayuwei Dao (鯊魚尾島/''Shayuwei Dao Wangguo'') is an island nation on the island of the same name in the Sinolatin Sea off of Huaxia in western Marlakcor.
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  +
| colspan="2" |Shaqi
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|-
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!Largest City:
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| colspan="2" |
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|-
  +
!Government:
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| colspan="2" |Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
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|-
  +
! rowspan="4" |Ruling House/Clan
  +
| colspan="2" |
  +
|-
  +
!Dynasty:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Race:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!Ethnicity:
  +
|
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Head of State:
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Wang<br>王
  +
|-
  +
!Head of Government:
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
  +
Legislature:
  +
| colspan="2" |none
  +
|-
  +
!Body:
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|n/a
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|-
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!
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Demonym:
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| colspan="2" |Shayu
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|-
  +
!
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Currency:
  +
| colspan="2" |Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
  +
|-
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! rowspan="2" |Languages:
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!Official:
  +
|
  +
|-
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|
  +
|-
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!Writing system:
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| colspan="2" |
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|}The Kingdom of Shayuwei Dao (鯊魚尾島/''Shayuwei Dao Wangguo'') is an island nation on the island of the same name in the Yinyue Sea off of Huaxia in western Marlakcor.
   
 
As Dongbalian expanded, Shayuwei Dao rejected all offers to join the expanding confederacy and even managed to repel an invasion when negotiations with one regime turned hostile. After the only war it ever fought with Dongbalian, Shayuwei Dao experienced a golden age of prosperity due to the soon established trade and military alliance that followed a change of management to both nations. However, this ended with the invasions of Rome.
 
As Dongbalian expanded, Shayuwei Dao rejected all offers to join the expanding confederacy and even managed to repel an invasion when negotiations with one regime turned hostile. After the only war it ever fought with Dongbalian, Shayuwei Dao experienced a golden age of prosperity due to the soon established trade and military alliance that followed a change of management to both nations. However, this ended with the invasions of Rome.
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When wars back in Eurodysia forced Rome to recall some of its forces, Shayuwei Dao took the chance to reassert its independence and reconquer its lost territory.
 
When wars back in Eurodysia forced Rome to recall some of its forces, Shayuwei Dao took the chance to reassert its independence and reconquer its lost territory.
   
However, even after reasserting its sovereignty, Shayuwei Dao was unable to restore its relations with Dongbalian, as Rome prevents all trade and communications from reaching the mainland, forcing Shayuwei Dao into an unequal trade alliance.
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However, even after reasserting its sovereignty, Shayuwei Dao was unable to restore its relations with Dongbalian, as Rome prevented all trade and communications from reaching the mainland, forcing Shayuwei Dao into an unequal trade alliance. This restrictive alliance ended following the end of Roman influence in Marlakcor with the independence of the Miaogui Republic, allowing Sayuwei Dao to restore its lost relations with Dongbalian and forge a new one with Miaogui.
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=== Sige Sheng Cheng ===
 
=== Sige Sheng Cheng ===
Government: Theocratic Elective Monarchies<br>Heads of State: Four Masters<br>Heads of Government: Four Masters<br>Legislatures: none<br>Demonym: n/a<br>Currency: n/a
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The '''Sige Sheng Cheng''' (四個聖城/''Four Holy Cities''), are a quartet of religious city-states spread around Marlakcor. Although in four separate locations around the continent, and are mostly autonomous from one another, the four cities are considered a single state.
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  +
| colspan="2" |n/a
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|-
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| colspan="2" |
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| colspan="2" |Theocratic Elective Monarchies
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|-
  +
!
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Heads of State:
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| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Sida Gaoshou<br>四大高手
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|-
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!Heads of Government:
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |
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| colspan="2" |none
  +
|-
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!Body:
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|n/a
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|-
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!
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| colspan="2" |n/a
  +
|-
  +
!
  +
Currency:
  +
| colspan="2" |n/a
  +
|-
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! rowspan="2" |Languages:
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!Official:
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|
  +
|-
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|
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|-
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| colspan="2" |
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|}The '''Sige Sheng Cheng''' (四個聖城/''Four Holy Cities''), are a quartet of religious city-states spread around Marlakcor. Although in four separate locations around the continent, and are mostly autonomous from one another, the four cities are considered a single state.
   
 
Deeply religious states, the holy cities are controlled by a religious order that pledges faith to the [[Qirsyllvian Religions, Legends & Mythologies#Divine Beasts of Tianxia|Divine Beasts of Tianxia]], and each houses a main temple dedicated to one of the four to represent their cardinal direction. As Tianchao expanded in every direction, they spared any threat of conquest or vassalization, as not even the huangdi of the time dared to threaten the sanctity of such holy places.
 
Deeply religious states, the holy cities are controlled by a religious order that pledges faith to the [[Qirsyllvian Religions, Legends & Mythologies#Divine Beasts of Tianxia|Divine Beasts of Tianxia]], and each houses a main temple dedicated to one of the four to represent their cardinal direction. As Tianchao expanded in every direction, they spared any threat of conquest or vassalization, as not even the huangdi of the time dared to threaten the sanctity of such holy places.
   
The eastern and western cities were also spared conquest of vassalization by Rome and Yamatai when the two empires formed Serica Provinciae and Morokoshi respectively. Despite the former's usual policy to impose their religion on conquered or visited lands, Rome respected the eastern city's neutrality and honored the sanctity of a holy place, and Yamatai gave the same courtesy to the western city.
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The eastern and western cities were also spared conquest of vassalization by Rome and Yamatai when the two empires formed Serica Provinciae (now the Republic of Miaogui) and Morokoshi respectively. Despite the former's usual policy to impose their religion on conquered or visited lands, Rome respected the eastern city's neutrality and honored the sanctity of a holy place, and Yamatai gave the same courtesy to the western city.
   
 
Although mostly autonomous from one another, the four masters, the leaders of each city, meet every year, taking turns to host the meeting in each of the four cities over the course of four years.
 
Although mostly autonomous from one another, the four masters, the leaders of each city, meet every year, taking turns to host the meeting in each of the four cities over the course of four years.
 
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{| class="wikitable"
 
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|-
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! rowspan="2" |Description
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|-
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!Name(s)
 
!Represented Beast
 
!Represented Beast
!Description
 
 
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| style="text-align: center;" |'''Dongshui Guibei'''<br>冬水龜北
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|Dongshui Guibei<br>冬水龜北
|'''Black Turtle'''
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|The Holy City of Dongshui Guibei is a city-state situated on the shore of Gui Bay central Liao, the northern subcontinent of Marlakcor. It shares borders solely with Tianchao to the southwest.
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Ovolus yast Melkhoid<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠪᠦᠯᠤᠰ ᠶᠠᠰᠤᠲᠤ ᠮᠡᠨᠡᠬᠠᠢ ᠳᠤ</span>
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|Black Turtle
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|'''Dongshui Guibei''', also known as '''Ovolus yast Melkhoid''' by the Arslan, and the Shengwai/Tukhii also call it that in the mother tongue, is a city-state situated on the shore of Gui Bay in central Pianpilu, the northern subcontinent of Marlakcor.
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It shares borders solely with Tianchao to the southwest.
   
 
As the northern city of the order, Dongshui Guibei serves as the base for the Temple of the Black Turtle, Lord of Winter & Warden of the North.
 
As the northern city of the order, Dongshui Guibei serves as the base for the Temple of the Black Turtle, Lord of Winter & Warden of the North.
 
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|-
| style="text-align: center;" |'''Chunjimu Longdong'''<br>春季木龍洞
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|Chunjimu Longdong<br>春季木龍洞
|'''Azure Dragon'''
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|Azure Dragon
|The Holy City of Chunjimu Longdong is a city-state situated on the Long Peninsula of Qiu Island on the west side the Bay of Xiaolong. It shares borders with Tianchao to the northeast.
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|'''Chunjimu Longdong''' is a city-state situated mainly on the Shengzhe peninsula (圣者半岛) of Qiu Island on the west side the Bay of Xiaolong.
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It shares borders with Tianchao to the northeast.
   
 
As the eastern city of the order, Chunjimu Longdong serves as the base for the Temple of the Azure Dragon, Lord of Spring & Warden of the East.
 
As the eastern city of the order, Chunjimu Longdong serves as the base for the Temple of the Azure Dragon, Lord of Spring & Warden of the East.
 
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|-
| style="text-align: center;" |'''Xiahuo Niaonan'''<br>夏火鳥南
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|Xiahuo Niaonan<br>夏火鳥南
 
|'''Vermilion Bird'''
 
|'''Vermilion Bird'''
|The Holy City of Xiahuo Niaonan is a city-state situated on the southern shore of the Zhuhong Sea. It shares maritime borders solely with Gaoliang to the south.
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|'''Xiahuo Niaonan''' is a city-state situated on the southern shore of the Zhuhong Sea.
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It shares maritime borders solely with Gaoliang to the south.
   
 
As the southern city of the order, Xiahuo Niaonan serves as the base for the Temple of the Vermilion Bird, Lord of Summer & Warden of the South.
 
As the southern city of the order, Xiahuo Niaonan serves as the base for the Temple of the Vermilion Bird, Lord of Summer & Warden of the South.
 
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|-
| style="text-align: center;" |'''Qiujin Huxi'''<br>秋金虎西
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|Qiujin Huxi<br>秋金虎西
|'''White Tiger'''
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|The Holy City of Qiujin Huxi is a city-state situated on the Washi Peninsula of Manzhou, the northern lands of Jiangshan (the western subcontinent), to the east, and the island of Makigai Shima to the south. It shares borders solely with the Morokoshi Provinces of Yamatai.
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Chugeum Beom-Seojjok<br>추금 범서쪽
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Akikane Toranishi<br>秋金虎西
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|White Tiger
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|'''Qiujin Huxi''', also known as '''Chugeum Beom-Seojjok''' by the Unghwa and '''Akikane Toranishi''' by the Genjin, is a city-state situated on the Washi Peninsula of Haoyudai (Called Hoyeokdae and Goikitai by the Unghwa and Genjin respectively), the northern lands of Xinshijie, the western subcontinent.
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It shares land borders solely with the Morokoshi Provinces of Yamatai to the west, and shares maritime borders soely with Goryeo to the north.
   
 
As the western city of the order, Qiujin Huxi serves as the base for the Temple of the White Tiger, Lord of Autumn & Warden of the West.
 
As the western city of the order, Qiujin Huxi serves as the base for the Temple of the White Tiger, Lord of Autumn & Warden of the West.
 
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=== Empire of Tianchao ===
 
=== Empire of Tianchao ===
[[File:Tianchao flag.png|left|300x300px]]Capital: Tangzhai<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy<br>Head of State: Huangdi<br>Heads of Government: Huangdi & Chengxiang<br>Legislature: Guohui<br>Demonyms: Miao (妙) (endo)/Tianchese/Cathay (exo)<br>Currency: Jiaozi, Guanzi, Huizi, Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
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{| class="wikitable" style="float:left; margin-right:1em; width:300px;"
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| colspan="3" |[[File:Tianchao flag.png|300x300px|centre]]
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|-
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| colspan="2" |Tangzhai<br>瑭寨
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|-
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|-
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!Government:
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| colspan="2" |Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
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|-
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! rowspan="4" |Ruling House/Clan
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| colspan="2" |Sun<br>笋
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|-
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!Dynasty:
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|Cui<br>翠
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|-
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!Race:
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|Human
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|-
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|Yinghui
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|-
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!
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Head of State:
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| colspan="2" |Huangdi<br>皇帝
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|-
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!Head of Government:
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| colspan="2" |Huangdi & Chengxiang<br>皇帝 & 丞相
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|-
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! rowspan="2" |
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| colspan="2" |Guohui<br>國會
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|-
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|unicameral
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|-
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|Tianzu/Jiti<br>天組/集體
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|-
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|Tianchese/<br>Gytzene
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|-
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!
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Currency:
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| colspan="2" |Jiaozi, Guanzi, Huizi, Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
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|-
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|}The '''Empire of Tianchao''' (天朝) is the dominant and largest state on Marlakcor.
   
The '''Empire of Tianchao''' (天/''Celestial Empire'') is the dominant and largest state on Marlakcor.
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Tianchao has been known by many names since before and throughout its existence. It is often known locally by whichever dynasty is currently ruling it, while it is known as the name for the country prevalent for foreigners from Arquperio (Eurodysia and Aquilonis) is Gytzai, at least for diplomatic purposes. Other names for the empire include Jibang (集邦) and Jiyu (集宇), both used in reference for the dominant ethnic group. The name "Tianchao" dates back the the Ying dynasty, meant to illustrate the achievement of the ''Mandate of Heaven'' (天/[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandate_of_Heaven ''Tianming'']) and rulership of Tianxia (the world in ancient Tianzu perception), but the name did not enter common use for over two thousand years. It was used somewhat sparingly during the Mo, Qiang, Yue and Jing dynasties, but it wasn't until the Zhai dynasty that the name was adopted by law as the official legal name of the empire.
   
Tianchao has been known by many names since before and throughout its existence. It is often known locally by whichever dynasty is currently ruling it, while the name for the country prevalent for foreigners from Eurodysia is Cathay, at least for diplomatic purposes. Other names for the empire include Miaobang (妙邦) and Miaoyu (妙宇), both used in reference for the dominant ethnic group. The name "Tianchao" dates back the the Miao dynasty, meant to illustrate the achivement of the ''Mandate of Heaven'' (天命/[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandate_of_Heaven ''Tianming'']) and rulership of Tianxia (the world in ancient Miao perception), but the name did not enter common use for over two thousand years. It was used somewhat sparingly during the Mo, Qiang, Yue and Jing dynasties, but it wasn't until the Zhai dynasty that the name was adopted by law as the official legal name of the empire.
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It occupies much of the continent, controlling northern and western Huaxia (the central subcontinent), most of Haoyudai (the northern lands of Xinshijie, the western subcontinent), and two thirds of Pianpilu (the northern continent). In the Zanghuan Provinces, the capital regions, it borders Dongbalian to the south, and shares borders with the Jiti-Agnes Miaogui Republic on Shengfen Island and on the eastern peninsula of Qiu Island. It also shares borders with Baoshi in the northeastern corner of the latter island. East of Qiu, Tianchao chares borders with Tibet.
   
It occupies much of the continent, controlling northern and western Huaxia (the central subcontinent), most of Manzhou (the northern lands of Jiangshan, the western subcontinent), and two thirds of Liao (the northern continent). In the Zhongyuan Provinces, the capital regions, it borders Dongbalian to the south, and shares borders with the Roman Serica Provinciae on Shengfen Island and on the eastern peninsula of Qiu Island. It also shares borders with Baoshi in the northeastern corner of the latter island.
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Via the Jingling Peninsula, it borders Gaoliang to the south, and on the western continent, the Xifang Regions, it borders Raimei to the south and Yamato-Morokoshi to the west.
   
Via the Jingling Peninsula, it borders Gaoliang to the south, and on the western continent, the Xifang Regions, it borders Raimei to the south and Yamato-Morokoshi to the west. On Liao, it borders Tibet to the west and Khitai, from whom it conquered most of the northern continent, to the east. The great majority of the northern continent was once entirely controlled by the Khaganate of Khitai, whom still resists Miao expansion with all its might.
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On Pianpilu, it borders Antikülke to the west and Gergazar, whom still resists Tianzu expansion with all its might, to the east. These lands were hotly contested between Tianchao and other powers for many centuries. First it was contested by the Antik Khaganate and the Tukhii Khanate (the Tukhii people are now known as the Shengwai, but they still refer to themselves by their mother term in their mother language and in conversation with their cousins, the Arslan) before Tiancho finally conquered most of it during the Kai dynasty. It was again contested territory during the ''Twenty Kingdoms'' and ''Western, Central & Northern Dynasties'' periods before reconsolidation under the Zan dynasty restored order. Some time after Tianchao broke up again during the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period, the recently-formed Gergazard Khaganate took advantage of the chaos to conquer Pianpilu and most of Tianchao. Following the ''Fragmentation of the Gergazard Khaganate'', the central lands were controlled by the Shuang dynasty for several centuries until they were reconquered by the Lei dynasty. Tianchao still rules the lands to this day.
   
In the northwest it shares maritime and land borders with the island empire of Goryeo, from whom it conquered most of the western continent, and the magic republic of Seijiseom.
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In the northwest it shares maritime and land borders with the empire of Goryeo, from whom it conquered most of the western continent.
   
Tianchao also shares borders with two of the four island city-states: In the north, on the southwest shore of Gui Bay, Tianchao shares maritime borders with the Holy City of Dongshui Guibei. To the east, on the Long Peninsula of Qiu Island on the west side the Bay of Xiaolong, via what territories Tianchao still controls after the wars with Rome, Tianchao shares borders with the Holy City of Chunjimu Longdong.
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Tianchao also shares borders with two of the four island city-states: In the north, on the southwest shore of Gui Bay, Tianchao shares maritime borders with the Holy City of Dongshui Guibei. To the east, on the Shengzhe peninsula (圣者半岛) of Qiu Island on the west side the Bay of Xiaolong, via what territories Tianchao still controls after the wars with Rome, Tianchao shares borders with the Holy City of Chunjimu Longdong.
   
In northern Liao, Tianchao also territorially surrounds the city of Shangri-la, making it an enclave, which is nestled in a tropical jungle valley surrounded by an impassible mountain range. The mountains around the valley are frigid and snow-covered almost year-round, but the valley is kept warm by geothermal activity. Becuase Tianchao can't get to it, as the only way into the city is via hidden caves that only the people of Shangri-la know the location of, the empire leaves it alone.
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In northern Pianpilu, Tianchao also borders the city of Shangri-la, making it an enclave, which is nestled in a tropical jungle valley surrounded by an impassible mountain range. The mountains around the valley are frigid and snow-covered almost year-round, but the valley is kept warm by geothermal activity. Becuase Tianchao can't get to it, as the only way into the city is via hidden caves that only the people of Shangri-la know the location of, the empire leaves it alone. At one point Tianchao territorially surrounded it, but various conflicts resulted in the loss of the lands north of the city.
   
Tianchao is also the suzerain of Tibet, forcing them to surrender base sovereignty in the face of the ferocity of the Miao Imperial Army & Navy and threats of invasion. At one point it held the now-defunct Daludao Kingdom (大陸島王國) as a suzerainty as well, but it has since been conquered and renamed Serica by Rome.
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Tianchao was at one point the suzerain of Antikülke, forcing them to surrender base sovereignty in the face of the ferocity of the Tianzu Imperial Army & Navy and threats of invasion. But the independence of the former Shuang dynasty allowed them to break off from the yoke of Tianchao and reclaim some of their lost territory. At one point Tianchao held the now-defunct Daludao Kingdom (大陸島王國) as a suzerainty as well, but it was conquered and renamed Serica by Rome. Said territories have since declared independence as the Republic of Miaogui.
   
Tianchao spared the Holy Cities from conquest or vassalization, as not even the huangdi of the time dared to threaten or desecrate the sanctity of such holy places. All this is a result of the ''Miao Wars of Conquest ''(a collective term for the many wars of expansion Tianchao has fought throughout its history.).
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Tianchao spared the Holy Cities from conquest or vassalization, as not even the huangdi of the time dared to threaten or desecrate the sanctity of such holy places. All this is a result of the ''Tianzu Wars of Conquest ''(a collective term for the many wars of expansion Tianchao has fought throughout its history.).
   
On the western border with Yamato-Morokoshi stands the '''''Great Wall of Manzhou'''''. This massive fortification of 25m-high stone walls, fortresses, and castles, which runs along the entire length of the Morokoshi-Tianchao border. This wall far surpasses Dongbalian's '''''Mulan's Wall''''', which was built for similar reasons against Rome.
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On the western border with Yamato-Morokoshi stands the '''''Great Wall of Haoyudai'''''. This massive fortification of 25m-high stone walls, fortresses, and castles, which runs along the entire length of the Morokoshi-Tianchao border. This wall far surpasses Dongbalian's '''''Mulan's Wall''''', which was built for similar reasons against Rome.
 
====History====
 
====History====
The empire is currently under the rule of the '''Cui dynasty''', run by the '''Sun''' clan, which took power in 4903TJH (4482AFZ) after supplanting the collapsing dwarf-ruled Lei dynasty and reconquering the state of Dongji, a northern Xiongnu secessionist kingdom. Cui is the latest of many dynasties that have ruled all or part of Tianchao.
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The empire is currently under the rule of the '''Cui dynasty''', run by the '''Sun''' clan, which took power in 4903TJH (4482AFZ) after supplanting the collapsing dwarf-ruled Lei dynasty and reconquering the state of Dongji, a northern Shengwai secessionist kingdom. Cui is the latest of many dynasties that have ruled all or part of Tianchao.
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An unnatural creation with thousands of years of reliable history, what became Tianchao was originally a collection of quarreling wangguo (王國/kingdoms) in what is now the Zanghuan Provinces thousands of years ago. There were eleven major states and several minor states under vassal hegemony of a few of the major ones.
   
An unnatural creation with thousands of years of reliable history, what became Tianchao was originally a collection of quarreling wangguo (王國/kingdoms) in what is now the Zhongyuan Region thousands of years ago. There were eleven major states and several minor states under vassal hegemony of a few of the major ones.
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Modern scholars agree that the events that led to the founding of the modern empire began following the collapse of what is known to history as the Mo dynasty into the various states at the end of an era historians call the ''Predynastic Era''. The previous recorded dynasties prior to Mo were, in practice, just fragile hegemonic alliances under the lordship of a stronger state. The Mo dynasty, a kingdom of magic ruled by magicians, was the first kingdom to exercise centralized authority over the rest of the kingdoms, and lasted longer than any dynasty in Tianzu history. After its initial founding, Mo held supreme authority over the other kingdoms; however, during the second half of its reign, the Mo dynasty lost control over its subjects as the first experiments and attempts at federalizatin were poorly executed and cost the wang (king) and his court their authority. This time is an era termed the ''Summer & Winter period'' (夏季和冬季). This attempt at federalization involved redrawing the internal borders and establishing states and elevating the statuses of the vassal wangs as rulers of them, granting them more governing authority to levy their own taxes, keep troops, and make their own individual laws. But this had the unintended side-effect of reducing their obligation to their liege and envoking personal disputes, territorial and personal. The loss of influence cost the central authorities their control over the newly formed constituent kingdoms.
   
Modern scholars agree that the events that led to the founding of the modern empire began following the collapse of what is known to history as the Mo dynasty into the various states at the end of an era historians call the ''Predynastic Era''. The previous recorded dynasties prior to Mo were, in practice, just fragile hegemonic alliances under the lordship of a stronger state. The Mo dynasty, a kingdom of magic ruled by magicians, was the first kingdom to exercise centralized authority over the rest of the kingdoms, and lasted longer than any dynasty in Miao history. A couple generations after its initial founding, Mo held supreme authority over the other kingdoms; however, during the second half of its reign, the Mo dynasty lost control over the constituent kingdoms as the first experiments and attempts at bureaucracy were poorly executed and cost the wang (king) and his court their authority, and the loss of influence cost the central authorities their control over the rest of the constituent kingdoms. This time is an era termed the ''Summer & Winter Period'' (夏季和冬季). While the Mo dynasty didn't actually collapse until near the end of the ensuing period of civil war, the instability triggered the beginning of an era of near constant warfare, shifting alliances, and brief periods of peace between conflicts; ending the ''Summer & Winter Period'' and beginning a period of chaos and civil war known to history as the ''Warring States Period''.
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While the Mo dynasty didn't actually collapse until near the end of the ensuing period of civil war, the instability triggered the beginning of an era of near constant warfare, shifting alliances, and brief periods of peace between conflicts; ending the ''Summer & Winter period'' and beginning a period of chaos and civil war known to history as the ''Warring States period''.
   
About a hundred years later, a warlord known to history as '''Ji Zheng '''(機政): [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtesy_name styled] '''Zhugong''' (主公), a general from what was then ''Kingdom of Qiang'' – whom was also an alleged descendant of [[Lingjiao#Xiangrikui Gongchen|Xiangrikui Gongchen]] – usurped control of the kingdom in a military coup d'état, overthrowing the inept and complacent wang and the Zhi family, becoming king himself. Ji Zheng then led his followers to conquer all of Qiang's rivals, thus founding the first imperial dynasty of newly-formed Empire of Tianchao under the rule of the '''Qiang dynasty''' with himself as the first Huangdi (皇帝/''Emperor''). His posthumous name was '''Chuangjian''' (創見) and his [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_name temple name] is '''Kaiguo '''(開國). He is more commonly known by his posthumous name, but is also known in history as '''Qiang Shou Di''' (首帝). His conquests ended the ''Warring States Period'' and the ''Prydynastic Era'' in one stroke and began the ''Classical'' stage of the ''Imperial Era''.
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About a hundred years later, a warlord known to history as '''Ji Zheng '''(機政): [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtesy_name styled] '''Zhugong''' (主公), a general from what was then ''Kingdom of Qiang'' – whom was also an alleged descendant of [[Lingjiao#Xiangrikui Gongchen|Xiangrikui Gongchen]] – usurped control of the kingdom in a military coup d'état, overthrowing the inept and complacent wang and the Zhi family, becoming wang himself. Ji Zheng then led his followers to conquer all of Qiang's rivals, thus founding the first imperial dynasty of newly-formed Empire of Tianchao under the rule of the '''Qiang dynasty''' with himself as the first Huangdi (皇帝/''Emperor''). His posthumous name was '''Chuangjian''' (創見) and his [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_name temple name] is '''Kaiguo '''(開國). He is more commonly known by his posthumous name, but is also known in history as '''Qiang Shou Di''' (首帝). His conquests ended the ''Warring States period'' and the ''Prydynastic Era'' in one stroke and began the ''Classical'' stage of the ''Imperial Era''.
   
 
While the name "Tianchao" was used as the offical name for the empire of the time, with the end of the Qiang dynasty, the name fell out of use. The name "Tianchao" was adopted as the official name of the empire during the Zhai dynasty.
 
While the name "Tianchao" was used as the offical name for the empire of the time, with the end of the Qiang dynasty, the name fell out of use. The name "Tianchao" was adopted as the official name of the empire during the Zhai dynasty.
   
The early imperial dynasties up to the mid-Jing dynasty, only ruled areas of the modern-day Zhongyuan Region. From the mid-Jing dynasty onward began expanding Tianchao beyond its cradle of civilization. In the subsequent ''Miao Wars of Conquest'', which lasted many hundreds of years with varying periods of peace, Tianchao expanded in every direction and grew into one of the largest and wealthiest empires on Qirsyllviar. <sup>(It is outclassed only by Yamatai in the latter aspect)</sup>
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The early imperial dynasties up to the mid-Jing dynasty, only ruled areas of the modern-day Zanghuan Provinces. From the mid-Jing dynasty onward began expanding Tianchao beyond its cradle of civilization. In the subsequent collective ''Tianzu Wars of Conquest'', Tianchao expanded in every direction and grew into one of the largest and wealthiest empires on Qirsyllviar. <sup>(It is outclassed only by Yamatai in the latter aspect)</sup>
   
The empire has a chaotic history of various pretender dynasties, breakaway states, or usurpations by rebellion or coup d'état, and many other types of crises besides. For example, the Miao dynasty, the first dynasty of the ''Predynastic Era'' (前王朝紀元), prior-founding Tianchao, collapsed and was usurped by the Re dynasty, which began the cycle for a successive change of dynasties.
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The empire has a chaotic history of various pretender dynasties, breakaway states, or usurpations by rebellion or coup d'état, and many other types of crises besides. For example, the Ji dynasty, the first dynasty of the ''Predynastic Era'' (前王朝紀元), prior-founding Tianchao, collapsed and was usurped by the Zao dynasty, which began the cycle for a successive change of dynasties.
   
The reason for the constant changes of dynasties and wars is all in part due to a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynastic_cycle dynastic cycle] influenced by a religiopolitical concept known as the ''Mandate of Heaven'' (天命/[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandate_of_Heaven ''Tianming'']), a philosophical concept of the circumstances under which a ruler is allowed to rule <sup>(see the two links to the wikipedia articles for the full explanation on both concepts)</sup>. The concept dates back to the Miao dynasty.
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The reason for the constant changes of dynasties and wars is all in part due to a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynastic_cycle dynastic cycle] influenced by a religiopolitical concept known as the ''Mandate of Heaven'' (天命/[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandate_of_Heaven ''Tianming'']), a philosophical concept of the circumstances under which a ruler is allowed to rule <sup>(see the two links to the wikipedia articles for the full explanation on both concepts)</sup>. The concept dates back to the Ying dynasty.
   
 
Not all of the dynasties came to power by violence: sometimes power was peacefully handed over to a new dynasty when the previous dynasty's final huangdi abdicated in favor of a favored person or named such a person as his sole heir. This was usually done if the reigning huangdi felt that he was going to inevitably pass on without leaving a valid heir (such as a son, nephew, cousin or brother), so that a power vacuum was avoided. This was also done if it was believed that the incumbent dynasty had lost the Mandate of Heaven and had been granted to a new dynasty. Another way was, if he ''did'' die without a valid heir or before naming one, one of the highest ranked members of the government (often by election) would establish a new dynasty to fill the power vacuum before any sort of chaos could ensue. But civil wars were still a common occurrence in the latter instance, especially so if the nearest relatives of the last huangdi (such as a brother, nephew, cousin or a son of a concubine) made claims to the throne.
 
Not all of the dynasties came to power by violence: sometimes power was peacefully handed over to a new dynasty when the previous dynasty's final huangdi abdicated in favor of a favored person or named such a person as his sole heir. This was usually done if the reigning huangdi felt that he was going to inevitably pass on without leaving a valid heir (such as a son, nephew, cousin or brother), so that a power vacuum was avoided. This was also done if it was believed that the incumbent dynasty had lost the Mandate of Heaven and had been granted to a new dynasty. Another way was, if he ''did'' die without a valid heir or before naming one, one of the highest ranked members of the government (often by election) would establish a new dynasty to fill the power vacuum before any sort of chaos could ensue. But civil wars were still a common occurrence in the latter instance, especially so if the nearest relatives of the last huangdi (such as a brother, nephew, cousin or a son of a concubine) made claims to the throne.
   
Founders of several dynasties were descendants of great heroes from Miao history and/or folklore; i.e, the founders of five different dynasties were allegedly descendants of Xiangrikui Gongchen, the first [[Abjaksan]] of Marlakcor.
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Founders of several dynasties were descendants of great heroes from Tianzu history and/or folklore; i.e, the founders of five different dynasties were allegedly descendants of Xiangrikui Gongchen, the first [[Abjaksan]] of Marlakcor.
   
 
Alongside the successive change of dynasties, Tianchao has also fractured into separate independent states and rival dynasties as a result of wars of succession, rebellions for independence, or other crises many times in the past.
 
Alongside the successive change of dynasties, Tianchao has also fractured into separate independent states and rival dynasties as a result of wars of succession, rebellions for independence, or other crises many times in the past.
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!''Warring States Period''<br>戰國時期
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!''Warring States''<br>戰國<br>''Zhanguo''
|101TJQ–0TJH
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|101TJQ–5TJH
|101yrs
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|106yrs
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |A period of constant fighting between the states of central Zhongyuan in the final century of the Mo dynasty, the final dynasy of the ''Predynastic Era''. The period ended with the conquest of all other states by the Kingdom of Qiang and the founding of Tianchao under the Qiang dynasty.
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| colspan="3" |[[File:Warring States close up.png|thumb|390x390px|The political map of the ''Warring States'' in central Zanghuan for the majority of the period, before the fall and annexation of Mo Kingdom, Wu Principality, Xiao Kingdom by Hong Kingdom.]]A period of constant fighting between the states of central Zanghuan in the final century of the Mo dynasty, the final dynasy of the ''Predynastic Era''. The period ended with the conquest of all other states by the Kingdom of Qiang and the founding of Tianchao under the Qiang dynasty.
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Historians traditionally consider the defeat, capitulation and annexation of Hong Kingdom following the merge of Qiang and Bao Kingdoms through marriage as the official beginning of the Qiang dynasty. A couple years prior to that, Hong had conquered Mo, Wu and Xiao and seemed prime to dominate, only for their fortunes to reverse from the sudden alliance between Bao and Qiang Kingdoms.
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Once Hong Kingdom and its conquered lands had been secured by the Qiang–Bao alliance, the marriage alliance between the two kingdoms was son finallized, Bao Kingdom was annexed by Qiang and, in the aftermath of Hong Kingdom's capitulation, the Qiang dynasty was proclaimed. Over the coming years, Qiang continued to unite the land by diplomacy and conquest – mostly the latter – until the lands of the former Mo dynasty and more were under the Qiang banner. In 5TJH, Sou Kingdom was the last to fall.
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
|+States of the Warring States Period:
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|+States of the Warring States period:
 
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!Kingdom
 
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! colspan="4" style="text-align: center;" |Major States
 
! colspan="4" style="text-align: center;" |Major States
 
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|-
| colspan="4" |These states were the major contenders of the ''Warring States Period''.
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| colspan="4" |These states were the major contenders of the ''Warring States''.
 
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|-
 
| rowspan="2" |Bao<br>寶
 
| rowspan="2" |Bao<br>寶
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|
 
|-
 
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| colspan="3" |Both before and during the ''Warring States Period'', Bao was unique among the major states in that it was ruled by wanghou (王后/queens) with the throne passed matrilineally.
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| colspan="3" |Both before and during the ''Warring States period'', Bao was unique among the major states in that it was ruled by wanghou (王后/queens) with the throne passed matrilineally. This practice would not be resurrected until the Qin dynasty.
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Merged with the Kingdom of Qiang through a marriage alliance in the face of invasion from the Hong Kingdom.
 
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| rowspan="2" |Cui<br>翠
 
| rowspan="2" |Cui<br>翠
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| colspan="3" |Also called Gu Cui (古翠) by historians to distinguish it from the modern dynasty.
 
| colspan="3" |Also called Gu Cui (古翠) by historians to distinguish it from the modern dynasty.
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Was annexed by the Qiang dynasty by diplomatic means following the defeat, capitulation and annexation of Hong Kingdom.
 
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|Feng<br>風
 
|Feng<br>風
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|
 
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| colspan="3" |At the early onset of the period, Hong Kingdom seemed prime to dominate until the assassination of its last truly influential wang.
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| colspan="3" |Late the period, Hong Kingdom, after managing to conquer Mo, Wu and Xiao, seemed prime to dominate until the death of its last wang in battle against the alliance of Qiang and Bao.
 
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| rowspan="2" |Huang<br>黃
 
| rowspan="2" |Huang<br>黃
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| colspan="3" |Also known as Hao Huang (濠黃) to differentiate it from the later self proclaimed dynasty during the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty'' before the Four Kingdoms period.
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| colspan="3" |Also known as Hao Huang (濠黃) to differentiate it from the later self proclaimed dynasty during the ''Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty'' before the ''Four Kingdoms'' period.
 
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|-
 
|Huo<br>火
 
|Huo<br>火
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|[[File:Mo Kingdom flag.png|none|thumb|100x100px]]
 
|[[File:Mo Kingdom flag.png|none|thumb|100x100px]]
 
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| colspan="3" |Mo Kingdom was a kingdom of magic that today is the namesake of one of the provinces of Tianchao.
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| colspan="3" |Mo Kingdom was a kingdom of magic that today is the namesake of one of the provinces of Tianchao. Conqured by Hong Kingdom.
 
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| rowspan="2" |Qiang<br>
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| rowspan="2" |Qiang<br>
 
|''Tribe Name & Noble title''
 
|''Tribe Name & Noble title''
 
|Zhi, later the Ji<br>治, later 機
 
|Zhi, later the Ji<br>治, later 機
|
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|[[File:Qiang Kingdom flag.png|left|thumb|100x100px]]
 
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|-
 
| colspan="3" |Originally a vassal of Mo kingdom at the height of the Mo dynasty's power.
 
| colspan="3" |Originally a vassal of Mo kingdom at the height of the Mo dynasty's power.
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|Shui<br>水
 
|Shui<br>水
 
|''Tribe name''
 
|''Tribe name''
|Fei<br>
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|Han<br>
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Sou<br>藪
 
|Sou<br>藪
 
|''Tribe name''
 
|''Tribe name''
|
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|Fei<br>非
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
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|
 
|-
 
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| colspan="3" |Vassal of the main Guang Kingdom. The ruling family was a cadet branch of the Tan clan.
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| colspan="3" |Vassal of the main Guang Kingdom. Styled a "Gongguo (公國/Duchy)". The ruling family was a cadet branch of the Tan clan.
 
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|-
 
| rowspan="2" |He<br>河
 
| rowspan="2" |He<br>河
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| rowspan="2" |Liu<br>六
 
| rowspan="2" |Liu<br>六
 
|''Tribe name''
 
|''Tribe name''
|Bei<br>倍
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|Beijian<br>倍
 
|
 
|
 
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|
 
|-
 
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| colspan="3" |Vassal of Mo
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| colspan="3" |Vassal of the Mo dynasty until it fell to Hong Kingdom. Became a vassal of Feng for protection until its capitulation to Qiang Kingdom.
 
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|-
 
| rowspan="2" |Sun<br>笋
 
| rowspan="2" |Sun<br>笋
 
|''Noble Title''
 
|''Noble Title''
|Jian<br>件
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|
 
|
 
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| rowspan="2" |Wei<br>微
 
| rowspan="2" |Wei<br>微
 
|''Tribe name''
 
|''Tribe name''
|Wu<br>
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|Diao<br>調
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |Vassal of Mo
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| colspan="3" |Vassal of Cui
 
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|-
 
| rowspan="2" |Wu<br>武
 
| rowspan="2" |Wu<br>武
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|
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |Vassal of Mo
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| colspan="3" |Vassal of Mo. Styled a "Gongguo."
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Xing<br>性
 
|Xing<br>性
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|-
 
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!''Imperial Schism''<br>帝國分裂
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!''Fan–Chang Contention''<br>飯與昌爭辯<br>''Fan yu Chang Zhengbian''
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|138–141TJH
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|3yrs
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| colspan="3" |[[File:Fan-Chang Contention close up.png|thumb|220x220px|The Fan and Chang dynasties at the beginning of the war.]]The civil war at the end of the short-lived Fan dynasty – which succeeded the Qiang dynasty – between the incumbent regime and the declared Chang dynasty. Ended with the collpase of the Fan dynasty when its sole huangdi abdicated.
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While the two regimes were competeing for supremacy, some minor warlords were also contending for influence. Most of said warlords chose sides as the war seemed to near its conclusion.
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!''Imperial Schism''<br>帝國分裂<br>''Diguo Fenlie''
 
|296–302TJH
 
|296–302TJH
 
|6yrs
 
|6yrs
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |A massive civil war that erupted when, as a result of a power struggle involving a three-generation-old split in the imperial line of the Chang dynasty, a member of the cadet branch declared himself huangdi of the self-proclaimed Can dynasty.
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| colspan="3" |[[File:Chang-Can schism close up.png|thumb|220x220px]]A massive civil war that erupted when, as a result of a power struggle involving a three-generation-old split in the imperial line of the Chang dynasty, a member of the cadet branch declared himself huangdi of the self-proclaimed Can dynasty.
 
|-
 
|-
!''End of the Zhai dynasty''<br>斎朝末年
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!''End of the Zhai dynasty''<br>斎朝末年<br>''Zhaichao Monian''
 
|c. 1504–1539TJH
 
|c. 1504–1539TJH
 
|35yrs
 
|35yrs
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| colspan="3" |A period of constant fighting between regional warlords that happened as the the Zhai dynasty, the dynasty which saw the legal adoption of Tianchao as the name of the empire, came to a close.
 
| colspan="3" |A period of constant fighting between regional warlords that happened as the the Zhai dynasty, the dynasty which saw the legal adoption of Tianchao as the name of the empire, came to a close.
   
The Zhai dynasty was one of Tianchao's golden ages up until at least a genration prior to this period. By this time Tianchao controlled the central southern lands of Liao and was just dipping its toes into Manzhou (said territores were lost during the period but were reconqured during the later Quan dynasty). The origins of the period take root some years prior the final Zhai huangdi's abdication.
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The Zhai dynasty was one of Tianchao's golden ages up until at least a genration prior to this period. By this time Tianchao controlled the central southern lands of Pianpilu and was just dipping its toes into Haoyudai (said territores were lost during the period but were reconqured during the later Xuan dynasty). The origins of the period take root some years prior the final Zhai huangdi's abdication.
   
During and in the wake of a nationwide uprising known as the ''Black Turban Rebellion'' (黑巾之亂/''Heijin zhi luan''), the power of the huangdi diminished into the hands of regional warlords, squabbling court officials and then a tyrannical chengxiang. The rebellion was allegedly contrived by the ''Hanluan Jundi'' (混亂軍隊/''Chaos Army''), the Miao branch of the Chaos Order. The rebellion was defeated after three years of war, but the order never planned on victory; the goal of the rebellion was destablizing the empire to the point of destruction. The order did have a plan in place in the event of victory, but never intended to use it.
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During and in the wake of a nationwide uprising known as the ''Black Turban Rebellion'' (黑巾之亂/''Heijin zhi luan''), the power of the huangdi diminished into the hands of regional warlords, squabbling court officials and then a tyrannical chengxiang. The rebellion was allegedly contrived by the ''Hanluan Jundi'' (混亂軍隊/''Chaos Army''), the Tianzu branch of the Chaos Order. The rebellion was defeated after three years of war, but the order never planned on victory; the goal of the rebellion was destablizing the empire to the point of destruction. The order did have a plan in place in the event of victory, but never intended to use it.
   
The tyrannical chengxiang is known to history as Huai Gui (壞鬼): styled Yaoguai (妖怪). Huai Gui ascended to power when he, on the advice of another general and statesman, brought his army into the capital to eliminate the court eunuchs who were usurping the power of the imperial court. With his loyal army and retainers backing him, Huai Gui proceeded to assassinate Huangdi Wei Sui (威歲), posthumous name: Zhamen of Zhai (斎閘門帝), and several generals and officals loyal to him. He then enthroned Zhamen's younger brother, the seven-year-old Wei Anzi (威安子): styled Chunjie (純潔), posthumous name: Huangdi Ang of Zhai (斎昂帝), though the child huangdi was little more than a puppet. Through Huangdi Ang, Huai Gui was in effective control of the court and the empire, making him huangdi in all but name.
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The tyrannical chengxiang is known to history as Huai Gui (壞鬼): styled Yaoguai (妖怪). Huai Gui ascended to power when he, on the advice of another general and statesman, brought his army into the capital to eliminate the court eunuchs who were usurping the power of the imperial court. With his loyal army and retainers backing him, Huai Gui proceeded to assassinate Huangdi Wei Sui (威歲), posthumous name: Zhamen of Zhai (斎閘門帝), and several generals and officals loyal to him. He then enthroned Zhamen's younger brother, the seven-year-old Wei Anzi (威安子): styled Chunjie (純潔), posthumous name: Huangdi Ang of Zhai (斎昂帝), though the child huangdi was little more than a puppet. Through Huangdi Ang, Huai Gui was in effective control of the court and the empire, making him huangdi in all but name.
   
 
A punitive expedition against Huai Gui was initiated by a coalition of twenty regional warlords, most of whom were either military veterans – some of whom took part in defeating the ''Black Turban Rebellion'' – or powerful noblemen, but said coalition fell apart after just a few victories. This was mainly in part because each warlord had their own agendas and ambitions, leading them to scheme against each other. Worse yet, only a few of them had any intention of trying to restore the Zhai dynasty to glory; the rest sought to carve out a piece of the empire for themselves in the chaos they knew was to follow.
 
A punitive expedition against Huai Gui was initiated by a coalition of twenty regional warlords, most of whom were either military veterans – some of whom took part in defeating the ''Black Turban Rebellion'' – or powerful noblemen, but said coalition fell apart after just a few victories. This was mainly in part because each warlord had their own agendas and ambitions, leading them to scheme against each other. Worse yet, only a few of them had any intention of trying to restore the Zhai dynasty to glory; the rest sought to carve out a piece of the empire for themselves in the chaos they knew was to follow.
   
With Huai Gui's tyranny rampant, the dynasty faltered into the chaos of civil war between dozens of regional warlords – mostly the ones who participated in the coalition, but also some others – in a bid for power and hegemony over the realm. Even Huai Gui's eventual assassination three years after the coalition fell apart – at the hands of his adopted son and future warlord Qishi Ying (騎士鷹): styled Fenghuang (鳳凰) – which just in time prevented him from usurping the throne, did nothing to quell the unrest.
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With Huai Gui's tyranny rampant, the dynasty faltered into the chaos of civil war between dozens of regional warlords – mostly the ones who participated in the coalition, but also some others – in a bid for power and hegemony over the realm. Even Huai Gui's eventual public assassination three years after the coalition fell apart – at the hands of his adopted son and future warlord Qi Pin (器品): styled Qingting (蜻蜓) – which just in time prevented him from usurping the throne, did nothing to quell the unrest. Even more so since Qi Pin, the greatest warrior of his time and supreme commander of the Zai army under Huai Gui, wasted no time in taking over the government.
   
A few short years following the death of Huai Gui, Huangdi Ang came under control of a major warlord named Kong Song (恐誦), who used the huangdi and his new status as the chengxiang and the new head of the Zhai central government as a basis to assume control the rest of Tianchao as the de facto ruler of the empire. Many warlords resisted this and soon Kong Song was waging campaigns against them to restore central authority.
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Following his assasination of Huai Gui, Qi Pin took over as regent of Huangdi Ang and ruled like a military dictatorship, self-styling himself Ducai (獨裁), defeating all opponents, including Huai Gui's old loyalists and sycophantic followers. He ruled for six years until he was outwitted and defeated in battle by a major warlord named Kong Song (孔誦).
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Immediately following the execution of Qi Pin, Huangdi Ang came under control of Kong Song, who used the huangdi and his new status as the chengxiang and the new head of the Zhai central government as a basis to assume control the rest of Tianchao as the de facto ruler of the empire. Many warlords resisted this and soon Kong Song was waging campaigns against them to restore central authority.
   
 
Over the course of at least at least three decades (historians debate the actual duration), most of the warlords fell to one another or vanished into obscurity until Tianchao was split into a quadripartite as power was consolidated into a delicate and fragile balance between four warlords heading their individual states: '''Gan''', '''Yong Zhai''', '''Lu''', & '''Zan'''.
 
Over the course of at least at least three decades (historians debate the actual duration), most of the warlords fell to one another or vanished into obscurity until Tianchao was split into a quadripartite as power was consolidated into a delicate and fragile balance between four warlords heading their individual states: '''Gan''', '''Yong Zhai''', '''Lu''', & '''Zan'''.
   
 
During the conflicts before the rise of the four kingdoms, three warlords, at different times, had the audacity to proclaim themselves huangdi of new dynasties. Two were defeated, while the third died before he could make good on his promise ot reunite Tianchao under a new dynasty.
 
During the conflicts before the rise of the four kingdoms, three warlords, at different times, had the audacity to proclaim themselves huangdi of new dynasties. Two were defeated, while the third died before he could make good on his promise ot reunite Tianchao under a new dynasty.
* The first warlord was a female outlaw warlord known as Lin Lin (霖): styled Reqing (熱情), and she declared herself huanghou of the short-lived Fei dynasty, posthumously known by her followers as Huanghou Liang of Fei (匪亮).
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* The first warlord was a female outlaw warlord known as Lin Lin (霖): styled Reqing (熱情), and she declared herself huanghou of the short-lived Fei dynasty, posthumously known by her followers as Huangdi Liang of Fei (匪亮皇帝).
** Her rationale for proclaiming the dynasty was her coming into possession of the imperial seal, which she actually stole from the capital during the coalition's campaign against Huai Gui. Lin Lin's self-proclaimed dynasty was defeated by a new coalition after only five years on her self-proclaimed throne. While the imperial seal was recovered, Lin Lin vanished following her final defeat and was never seen again.
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** Her rationale for proclaiming the dynasty was her coming into possession of the imperial seal, which she actually stole from the capital when she and her bandit army sacked it while Qi Pin was away warring with Kong Song. Lin Lin's self-proclaimed dynasty was defeated by a new coalition after only five years on her self-proclaimed throne. While the imperial seal was recovered, Lin Lin vanished following her final defeat and was never seen again.
* The second was Xin Zhujiao (信主教): styled Jiaohuang (教皇), 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 Period'' kingdom of the same name), posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jiuzhu of Huang (黃救主帝).
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* The second was Xin Zhujiao (信主教): styled Jiaohuang (教皇), 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), posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jiuzhu of Huang (黃救主帝).
** 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 recieved 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 collapased and his army scattered.
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** 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.
* The third was San Yinghao (傘英豪): styled Lijie (禮節), an ethnic Xiongnu warlord from the Dianqing peninsula, who proclaimed himself huangdi of the Dian dynasty, posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jingling of Dian (靛精靈帝).
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* The third was San Yinghao (傘英豪): styled Lijie (禮節), an ethnic Senzai warlord from the Dianqing (靛青) peninsula, who proclaimed himself huangdi of the Dian dynasty, posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jingling of Dian (靛精靈帝).
 
** 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.
 
** 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.
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
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! colspan="4" |Warlords
 
! colspan="4" |Warlords
 
|-
 
|-
!|Name
+
! colspan="2" |Names
!Style
+
! colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Notes, Fate & Legacy
! colspan="2" |Notes, Fate & Legacy
+
|-
  +
!Personal
  +
!Courtesy
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Chan Kan<br>纏看
 
|Chan Kan<br>纏看
 
|Yingxiong<br>英雄
 
|Yingxiong<br>英雄
| colspan="2" |Participated in the Coalition against Huai Gui. Died at the ''Battle of Anbian'' following the coalition's failure. Succeeded by his eldest daughter, Chan Ming. Posthumously honored as Huangdi Ge of Zan (攢鴿帝), with the temple name Dazu, following Chan Yue's founding of Zan Kingdom
+
| colspan="2" |Participated in the Coalition against Huai Gui. Died at the ''Battle of Anbian'' following the coalition's failure. Succeeded by his eldest daughter, Chan Ming. Posthumously honored as Huangdi Ge of Zan (攢鴿帝), with the temple name Dazu, following Chan Yue's founding of Zan Kingdom
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Chan Ming<br>纏名
 
|Chan Ming<br>纏名
 
|Nujie<br>女傑
 
|Nujie<br>女傑
 
| colspan="2" |Daughter of Chan Kan. Suceeded her father afte his death.
 
| colspan="2" |Daughter of Chan Kan. Suceeded her father afte his death.
Assassinated by unknown assailents. Suceeded by her younger brother, Chan Yue. Posthumously honored as Huangdi Tian of Zan (攢甜帝) following Chan Yue's founding of Zan Kingdom.
+
Assassinated by unknown assailents. Suceeded by her younger brother, Chan Yue. Posthumously honored as Huangdi Tian of Zan (攢甜帝) following Chan Yue's founding of Zan Kingdom.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Chan Yue<br>纏越
 
|Chan Yue<br>纏越
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|Nenya<br>嫩芽
 
|Nenya<br>嫩芽
 
| colspan="2" |Half-brother of Yige Mao. Died of his wounds following a defeat against Yige Mao.
 
| colspan="2" |Half-brother of Yige Mao. Died of his wounds following a defeat against Yige Mao.
Survived by his three sons and two daughters, all of whom pledged fealty to Yige Mao.
+
Survived by his three sons and two daughters, all of whom pledged fealty to Kong Song.
 
|-
 
|-
|Kong Song<br>
+
|Kong Song<br>
 
|Zhengke<br>政客
 
|Zhengke<br>政客
| colspan="2" |Chengxiang of Zhai. Died of old age. Posthumously honored as Huangdi Meng of Gan (感猛帝) with the temple name Yaozu.
+
| colspan="2" |Chengxiang of Zhai. Died of old age. Posthumously honored as Huangdi Meng of Gan (感猛帝) with the temple name Yaozu.
 
|-
 
|-
|Kong Hao<br>
+
|Kong Hao<br>
 
|Youya<br>幽雅
 
|Youya<br>幽雅
 
| colspan="2" |Son of Kong Song. Chengxiang of Zhai following Kong Song's death. Later the first huangdi of Gan. Died of illness.
 
| colspan="2" |Son of Kong Song. Chengxiang of Zhai following Kong Song's death. Later the first huangdi of Gan. Died of illness.
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|Huai Gui<br>壞鬼
 
|Huai Gui<br>壞鬼
 
|Yaoguai<br>妖怪
 
|Yaoguai<br>妖怪
| colspan="2" |Tyrannical Chengxiang of Zhai following the ''Black Turban Rebellion''. Assassinated by Qishi Ying.
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| colspan="2" |An ethnic Senzai warlord from southern Pianpilu. Tyrannical Chengxiang of Zhai following the ''Black Turban Rebellion''. Assassinated by Qi Pin.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Nai Xiao<br>鼐肖
 
|Nai Xiao<br>鼐肖
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| colspan="2" |Originally a vassal of Wei San before striking out on his own. Died in the ''Battle of Lanjing'' against Yige Mao.
 
| colspan="2" |Originally a vassal of Wei San before striking out on his own. Died in the ''Battle of Lanjing'' against Yige Mao.
 
|-
 
|-
|Lin Lin<br>霖
+
|Lin Lin<br>霖
 
|Reqing<br>熱情
 
|Reqing<br>熱情
| colspan="2" |Declared herself huanghou of the self-proclaimed Fei dynasty. Vanished following final defeat. Posthumously known by her followers as Huangdi Liang of Fei (匪亮帝).
+
| colspan="2" |Declared herself huanghou of the self-proclaimed Fei dynasty. Vanished following final defeat. Posthumously known by her followers as Huangdi Liang of Fei (匪亮帝).
 
|-
 
|-
|Qishi Ying<br>騎士鷹
+
|Qi Pin<br>器品
|Fenghuang<br>鳳凰
+
|Qingting<br>蜻蜓
| colspan="2" |Adopted son of Huai Gui. Later assassinated him. Executed by Kong Song following his defeat at the ''Battle of Yintalou''.
+
| colspan="2" |Adopted son of Huai Gui. The greatest warrior of his time and supreme commander of the Zhai army under Huai Gui. Later publically assassinated Huai Gui.
  +
Took over the Zhai government following the death of Huai Gui and ruled as a military dictatorship, self-styled Ducai (獨裁), for six years.
  +
  +
Defeated and captured by Kong Song at the ''Battle of Yintalou''. Executed following his defeat.
 
|-
 
|-
|She Rui<br>
+
|Shenji Rui<br>身幾
 
|Jinjiang<br>金匠
 
|Jinjiang<br>金匠
| colspan="2" |Originally vassal of the Kong clan of Gan and regent of the kingdom during the reign of the last huangdi of Gan. He usurped the Kong clan and abolished Gan Kingdom to found the Quan dynasty.
+
| colspan="2" |Originally vassal of the Kong clan of Gan and regent of the kingdom during the reign of the last huangdi of Gan. He usurped the Kong clan and abolished Gan Kingdom to found the Xuan dynasty.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Wei San<br>威散
 
|Wei San<br>威散
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| colspan="2" |Son of Xue Tai and the second and last huangdi of Lu Kingdom. Died of old age following abdication.
 
| colspan="2" |Son of Xue Tai and the second and last huangdi of Lu Kingdom. Died of old age following abdication.
 
|-
 
|-
|Fei Mei<br>
+
|Fei Mei<br>
 
|Kaihua<br>開花
 
|Kaihua<br>開花
 
| colspan="2" |A female warlord and a participant in the ''Coalition against Huai Gui''.
 
| colspan="2" |A female warlord and a participant in the ''Coalition against Huai Gui''.
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|Xin Zhujiao<br>信主教
 
|Xin Zhujiao<br>信主教
 
|Jiaohuang<br>教皇
 
|Jiaohuang<br>教皇
| colspan="2" |A religious leader-turned warlord. Later declared himself huangdi of the self-proclaimed Huang dynasty. Died of illness a year and a half following his declaration. Posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jiuzhu of Huang (黃救主帝).
+
| colspan="2" |A religious leader-turned warlord. Later declared himself huangdi of the self-proclaimed Huang dynasty. Died of illness a year and a half following his declaration. Posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jiuzhu of Huang (黃救主帝).
 
|-
 
|-
 
|San Yinghao<br>傘英豪
 
|San Yinghao<br>傘英豪
 
|Lijie<br>禮節
 
|Lijie<br>禮節
| colspan="2" |Ethnic Xiongnu warlord from the Dianqing peninsula. Proclaimed himself huangdi of the self-proclaimed Dian dynasty. Captured and executed following his final defeat. Posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jingling of Dian (靛精靈帝).
+
| colspan="2" |Ethnic Senzai warlord from the Dianqing peninsula. Proclaimed himself huangdi of the self-proclaimed Dian dynasty. Captured and executed following his final defeat. Posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jingling of Dian (靛精靈帝).
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" |Prominent Subordinates
 
! colspan="4" |Prominent Subordinates
 
|-
 
|-
! style="text-align: center;" |Name
+
! colspan="2" style="text-align: center;" |Names
! style="text-align: center;" |Style
+
! rowspan="2" |Master
!Master
 
 
!Notes & Fate
 
!Notes & Fate
 
|-
 
|-
|She Jian<br>蛇檢
+
!Personal
  +
!Courtesy
  +
!
  +
|-
  +
|Yinghua Meigui<br>英華薇玫瑰
  +
|Lican<br>麗璨
  +
|Qi Pin
  +
|Wife of Qi Pin. Widely regarded as the the most beautiful woman of her time.
  +
Granddaughter Yinghua Kui (英華薇葵), an offical of the Zhai court, she schemed with him to sow discord between Qi Pin and Huai Gui and have the former assassinate the tyrant, by having her presented as a concubine of the huangdi that Huai Gui wold take for himself.
  +
  +
The plan that succeeded, but, against the expectations of Yinghua Kui, Qi Pin took over the government and ruled as a military dictator.
  +
  +
By that time, Yinghua Meigui had fallen in love with Qi Pin and supported everything he did, turing a deaf ear to her grandfather's complaints until he took it so far she had him executed for treason.
  +
  +
Yinghua Meigui took her own life when Kong Song executed her husband.
  +
|-
  +
|Shenji Jian<br>身幾檢
 
|Piaobo<br>漂泊
 
|Piaobo<br>漂泊
 
|Kong Song
 
|Kong Song
 
|Closest advisor of Kong Song.
 
|Closest advisor of Kong Song.
Regent of Gan during the reign of Kong Su (素) of Gan, the penultimate huangdi of Gan.
+
Regent of Gan during the reign of Kong Su (素) of Gan, the penultimate huangdi of Gan.
   
 
Died of old age.
 
Died of old age.
   
Grandfather of She Rui, the founder of the Quan dynasty.
+
Grandfather of Shenji Rui, the founder of the Xuan dynasty.
   
Posthumously honored Huangdi Huanyuan of Quan (還原帝) with the temple name Dazu.
+
Posthumously honored Huangdi Huanyuan of Xuan (還原帝) with the temple name Dazu.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Huan Hao<br>換號
 
|Huan Hao<br>換號
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|Second son of Wei San. Became huangdi of Yong Zhai following his father's death.
 
|Second son of Wei San. Became huangdi of Yong Zhai following his father's death.
 
|-
 
|-
|Kong Zao<br>
+
|Kong Zao<br>
 
|Danliang<br>膽量
 
|Danliang<br>膽量
 
|Nephew of Kong Song and a rival of Kong Hao to succeed the chengxiang's legacy.
 
|Nephew of Kong Song and a rival of Kong Hao to succeed the chengxiang's legacy.
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|}
 
|}
 
|-
 
|-
!''Four Kingdoms Period''<br>四國
+
!''Four Kingdoms''<br>四國<br>''Siguo''
 
|1539–1589TJH
 
|1539–1589TJH
 
|50yrs
 
|50yrs
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |Commenced with the end of the Zhai dynasty.
+
| colspan="3" |[[File:Four Kingdoms close up.png|thumb|350x350px|The ''Four Kingdoms'' upon Zan Kingdom's declaration.]]Commenced with the end of the Zhai dynasty.
   
Following the death of Kong Song, who by then had assumed the title of King of Gan and controlled a great portion of the empire of the time, the Zhai dynasty finally ended with the forced abdication of Huangdi Ang to Kong Hao (好), Kong Song's son and successor.
+
Following the death of Kong Song, who by then had assumed the title of King of Gan and controlled a great portion of the empire of the time, the Zhai dynasty finally ended with the forced abdication of Huangdi Ang to Kong Hao (好), Kong Song's son and successor.
   
 
Later the rulers of the other three kingdoms, one after another, declared themselves huangdi of the territories they had conquered in the preceding years, igniting a new but different struggle for power: the reunification of the country under one dynasty.
 
Later the rulers of the other three kingdoms, one after another, declared themselves huangdi of the territories they had conquered in the preceding years, igniting a new but different struggle for power: the reunification of the country under one dynasty.
   
The era ended when the four kingdoms were conquered by the newly proclaimed Quan dynasty, which was proclaimed following the overthrow of Gan by the She clan.
+
The era ended when the four kingdoms were conquered by the newly proclaimed Xuan dynasty, which was proclaimed following the overthrow of Gan by the Shenji clan.
   
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
|+States of the Four Kingdoms Period
+
|+States of the Four Kingdoms
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" |Kingdom
 
! colspan="4" |Kingdom
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|-
 
|-
 
|Gan<br>感
 
|Gan<br>感
|Kong<br>
+
|Kong<br>
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1539–1581TJH
 
|1539–1581TJH
 
|42yrs
 
|42yrs
|Huangdi Gengxin<br>更新帝
+
|Huangdi Gengxin<br>更新
|Kong Eran<br>感恐愕然帝
+
|Kong Jiong<br>孔炯
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="8" |'''Gan Kingdom''' – also known as '''Kong Gan''' (感) or '''Northern Gan''' (北感/''Bei Gan'') – was the first to declare its own emperorship after Kong Hao – posthumous name: Huangdi Gengxin of Gan – forced Huangdi Ang to abdicate to him, ending the Zhai dynasty.
+
| colspan="8" |'''Gan Kingdom''' – also known as '''Kong Gan''' (感) or '''Northern Gan''' (北感/''Bei Gan'') – was the first to declare its own emperorship after Kong Hao – posthumous name: Huangdi Gengxin of Gan – forced Huangdi Ang to abdicate to him, ending the Zhai dynasty.
 
* Gan Kingdom had five huangdi during its 42-year reign, as Kong Hao and his successors had a history of myriad health problems that resulted in early deaths and a rapid succession of huangdi. Historians believe that said health problems were resultant of the incestuous inbreeding practices of the Kong clan (wedding siblings and first cousins) going back a least six generations prior to Kong Song's time.
 
* Gan Kingdom had five huangdi during its 42-year reign, as Kong Hao and his successors had a history of myriad health problems that resulted in early deaths and a rapid succession of huangdi. Historians believe that said health problems were resultant of the incestuous inbreeding practices of the Kong clan (wedding siblings and first cousins) going back a least six generations prior to Kong Song's time.
** Consequently, this also resulted in the She clan, longtime subordinates of the Kong clan, in amassing more and more power until they reigned as regents for the final two huangdi.
+
** Consequently, this also resulted in the Shenji clan, longtime subordinates of the Kong clan, in amassing more and more power until they reigned as regents for the final two huangdi.
   
Seven years after conquering Yong Zhai, Gan was usurped by the Quan dynasty under She Rui (瑞) – posthumous name: Shanyu (善于帝) – following the forced abdication of Huangdi Kong Eran.
+
Seven years after conquering Yong Zhai, Gan was usurped by the Xuan dynasty under Shenji Rui (身幾瑞) – posthumous name: Shanyu (善于帝) – following the forced abdication of Huangdi Kong Jiong.
* She Rui was the grandson of She Jian (檢), whom was the closest advisor to Chengxiang Kong Song. Starting from the reign of Kong Hao, She Jian descreetly laid the foundation for the She to ascend to power.
+
* Shenji Rui was the grandson of Shenji Jian (身幾檢), whom was the closest advisor to Chengxiang Kong Song. Starting from the reign of Kong Hao, Shenji Jian descreetly laid the foundation for the Shenji to ascend to power.
* With the She clan firmly in power, the new Quan dynasty proceeded to conquer Lu and Zan.
+
* With the Shenji clan firmly in power, the new Xuan dynasty proceeded to conquer Lu and Zan.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Yong Zhai<br>永斎
 
|Yong Zhai<br>永斎
 
|Wei<br>威
 
|Wei<br>威
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1539–1574TJH
 
|1539–1574TJH
 
|35yrs
 
|35yrs
|Huangdi Qianbei<br>永斎謙卑帝
+
|Huangdi Qianbei<br>永斎謙卑
|Huangdi Heshan<br>永斎和善帝
+
|Huangdi Heshan<br>永斎和善
 
|-
 
|-
 
| colspan="8" |'''Yong Zhai Kingdom''', also known, uncommonly, as '''Southern Zhai''' (南斎/''Nan Zhai''), was the second kingdom to declare emperorship, yet it was founded as a succession to the Zhai dynasty.
 
| colspan="8" |'''Yong Zhai Kingdom''', also known, uncommonly, as '''Southern Zhai''' (南斎/''Nan Zhai''), was the second kingdom to declare emperorship, yet it was founded as a succession to the Zhai dynasty.
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|Xue<br>學
 
|Xue<br>學
 
|Faun
 
|Faun
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1540–1588TJH
 
|1540–1588TJH
 
|48yrs
 
|48yrs
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|-
 
|-
 
| colspan="8" |'''Lu Kingdom''', also known as '''Xue Lu''' (學露) or '''Eastern Lu''' (東露/''Dong Lu''), as it was the easternmost fo the four kingdoms. Lu was also the only kingdom whose ruler was a race other than a human, a faun in this case.
 
| colspan="8" |'''Lu Kingdom''', also known as '''Xue Lu''' (學露) or '''Eastern Lu''' (東露/''Dong Lu''), as it was the easternmost fo the four kingdoms. Lu was also the only kingdom whose ruler was a race other than a human, a faun in this case.
Although it was the third kingdom to declare an emeprorship, Lu was really only following suit to the previous two declarations and pretty much stayed out of the conflict between the three other states. Additionally, while Zan resisted Quan to its last breath, Lu's second, and last, huangdi willingly abdicated rather than risk a subtantial loss of life. Said huangdi is known to history as Xue Han (學含), whom took over from his father, Xue Tai (學鈦), at the age of sixteen when the latter died of old age.
+
Although it was the third kingdom to declare an emeprorship, Lu was really only following suit to the previous two declarations and pretty much stayed out of the conflict between the three other states. Additionally, while Zan resisted Xuan to its last breath, Lu's second, and last, huangdi willingly abdicated rather than risk a subtantial loss of life. Said huangdi is known to history as Xue Han (學含), whom took over from his father, Xue Tai (學鈦), at the age of sixteen when the latter died of old age.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Zan<br>攢
 
|Zan<br>攢
 
|Chan<br>纏
 
|Chan<br>纏
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1546–1589TJH
 
|1546–1589TJH
 
|43yrs
 
|43yrs
|Huangdi Jinyue<br>攢勁樂帝
+
|Huangdi Jinyue<br>攢勁樂
|Huangdi Haolong<br>攢好龍帝
+
|Huangdi Haolong<br>攢好龍
 
|-
 
|-
 
| colspan="8" |'''Zan Kingdom''', also known as '''Chan Zan''' (纏攢) or '''Western Zan''' (西攢/''Xi Zan'') to distinguish it from the later dynasty of the later ''Medieval Imperial Era'', as it was the westernmost of the four kingdoms. Zan's ruler was he last one to declare himself huangdi.
 
| colspan="8" |'''Zan Kingdom''', also known as '''Chan Zan''' (纏攢) or '''Western Zan''' (西攢/''Xi Zan'') to distinguish it from the later dynasty of the later ''Medieval Imperial Era'', as it was the westernmost of the four kingdoms. Zan's ruler was he last one to declare himself huangdi.
For a several years, the King of Zan, Chan Yue (纏越), later known as Huangdi Jinyue of Zan, submitted to Gan Kingdom as a vassal in the face of the aggression of Yong Zhai Kingdom over past disputes, but proclaimed emperorship in the wake of the death of Kong Dong (懂) – the second huangdi of Gan – at the ''Battle of Hongdu'' against Yong Zhai.
+
For a several years, the King of Zan, Chan Yue (纏越), later known as Huangdi Jinyue of Zan, submitted to Gan Kingdom as a vassal in the face of the aggression of Yong Zhai Kingdom over past disputes, but proclaimed emperorship in the wake of the death of Kong Dong (懂) – the second huangdi of Gan – at the ''Battle of Hongdu'' against Yong Zhai.
   
Zan Kingdom was the last to declare emperorship and the last fall, resisting submission to the Quan dynasty to its last breath, when Huangdi Haolong of Zan, aka Chan Jieji (纏傑基), Zan's fourth and final huangdi, died in the final battle against Quan forces.
+
Zan Kingdom was the last to declare emperorship and the last fall, resisting submission to the Xuan dynasty to its last breath, when Huangdi Haolong of Zan, aka Chan Jieji (纏傑基), Zan's fourth and final huangdi, died in the final battle against Xuan forces.
 
|}
 
|}
 
|-
 
|-
!''Crisis of the Twentieth Century''<br>二十世紀的危機
+
!''Crisis of the Twentieth Century''<br>二十世紀的危機<br>''Ershi Shiji de Weiji''
 
|1941–1997TJH
 
|1941–1997TJH
 
|56yrs
 
|56yrs
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |As a result of the aftermath of a power struggle within the Imperial House of Huang of the Hun dynasty – the only unified vampire-ruled dynasty in Miao history – known to history as the ''Six Years & Ten Emperors'' (六年及十皇帝/''Liu Nian ji Shi Huangdi''), Tianchao broke into three empires competing for supremacy: Hun itself, Jian, & Zhao.
+
| colspan="3" |[[File:Crisis of the 20th Century close up.png|thumb|340x340px]]As a result of a power struggle within the Imperial House of Huang of the Hun dynasty – the only unified vampire-ruled dynasty in Tianzu history – known to history as the ''Six Years & Ten Emperors'' (六年及十皇帝/''Liu Nian ji Shi Huangdi''), Tianchao broke into three empires competing for supremacy: Jian, Zhao & the Hun dynasty itself.
Peace was finally restored when the Hun dynasty, restored to stability, reconquered the breakaways just a few before the new millennium (by the Miao calendar).
+
Peace was finally restored when the Hun dynasty, restored to stability, reconquered the breakaways just a few before the new millennium (by the Luan calendar).
   
 
Also called the ''Crisis of the ''Sixteenth ''Century'' among Eurodyne historians.
 
Also called the ''Crisis of the ''Sixteenth ''Century'' among Eurodyne historians.
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|Tang<br>瑭
 
|Tang<br>瑭
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1941–1997TJH
 
|1941–1997TJH
 
|56yrs
 
|56yrs
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|Yan<br>眼
 
|Yan<br>眼
 
|Vampire
 
|Vampire
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1944–1991TJH
 
|1944–1991TJH
 
|47yrs
 
|47yrs
| colspan="2" |
+
| colspan="2" |Yan Tang<br>眼糖
 
|}
 
|}
 
|-
 
|-
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Although called the ''War of the Twelve Princes'', it's somewhat of a misnomer: rather than one continuous conflict, the ''War of the Twelve Princes'' saw intervals of peace interposed with short and intense periods of internecine conflict. At no point in the whole conflict were all of the twelve wangzi on one or multiple sides of the fighting.
 
Although called the ''War of the Twelve Princes'', it's somewhat of a misnomer: rather than one continuous conflict, the ''War of the Twelve Princes'' saw intervals of peace interposed with short and intense periods of internecine conflict. At no point in the whole conflict were all of the twelve wangzi on one or multiple sides of the fighting.
   
The wars occurred during the reign of the mentally incompetent Huangdi Tai Bing (泰兵): styled Bangshou (幫手), posthumous name: Huangdi Ju (愷句帝). Huangdi Ju was developmentally disabled and could not effectively rule. Throughout his reign, 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. Most historians believe and agree that Mihan Keyi provoked the wars between the twelve wangzi in an vain, foolish, and ill-fated attempt to establish supreme hegemony over the realm from behind the throne, or perhaps even usurp the throne herself.
+
The wars occurred during the reign of the mentally incompetent Huangdi Tai Bing (泰兵): styled Bangshou (幫手), posthumous name: Huangdi Ju (愷句帝). Huangdi Ju was developmentally disabled and could not effectively rule. Throughout his reign, 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. Most historians believe and agree that Mihan Keyi provoked the wars between the twelve wangzi in an vain, foolish, and ill-fated attempt to establish supreme hegemony over the realm from behind the throne, or perhaps even usurp the throne herself.
   
 
Most of the fighting was either to establish regency over Huangdi Ju or remove Huanghou Keyi from power; but, two of the Wangzi had to audacity to attempt to usurp the throne for themselves when they drove the court from the capital. However, their reigns were brief and are not traditionally counted among the official list of huangdi stored in the imperial archives.
 
Most of the fighting was either to establish regency over Huangdi Ju or remove Huanghou Keyi from power; but, two of the Wangzi had to audacity to attempt to usurp the throne for themselves when they drove the court from the capital. However, their reigns were brief and are not traditionally counted among the official list of huangdi stored in the imperial archives.
   
Another important figure of the time was Huang-Taihou Ming Ye (鳴也皇太後): styled Soujia (艘家), second wife of the previous ruler, Huangdi Songhan (愷嵩涵帝), and the mother of Huangdi Ju. She sensed that Huanghou Keyi was attempting to usurp power by provoking conflict between the wangzi and wangfei and tried to defuse the sitiation before it got out of hand. Tragically, she was assassinated by poison within two years after the conflicts started.
+
Another important figure of the time was Huang-Taihou Ming Ye (鳴也皇太後): styled Soujia (艘家), second wife of the previous ruler, Huangdi Songhan (愷嵩涵帝), and the mother of Huangdi Ju. She sensed that Huanghou Keyi was attempting to usurp power by provoking conflict between the wangzi and wangfei and tried to defuse the sitiation before it got out of hand. Tragically, she was assassinated by poison within two years after the conflicts started.
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
|+The Twelve Wangzi of the period were
 
|+The Twelve Wangzi of the period were
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She attempted afterward to have her youngest son named taizi, but the after-effects of the incident backfired on her, as Tai Song used the assassination as an excuse to have her deposed and forced her to commit suicide. Shortly after, Tai Song deposed Huangdi Ju and declared himself huangdi but did not hold power for long. Later that year, another coup was held, Huangdi Ju was restored to the throne and Tai Song was executed for treason.
 
She attempted afterward to have her youngest son named taizi, but the after-effects of the incident backfired on her, as Tai Song used the assassination as an excuse to have her deposed and forced her to commit suicide. Shortly after, Tai Song deposed Huangdi Ju and declared himself huangdi but did not hold power for long. Later that year, another coup was held, Huangdi Ju was restored to the throne and Tai Song was executed for treason.
   
At the end of the conflict, all other principal wangzi and wangfei of the wars were dead and Tai Zize held power over the empire as regent, but her victory was short-lived. With the death of Huangdi Ju by poisoning two years later, he was succeeded as huangdi by his youngest brother, Tai Yan (泰眼): styled Huakong (花控), posthumous name: Huangdi Yong (愷永帝). The new huangdi was much more intelligent and tried to initiate reforms to restore the empire, but Tai Zize, as regent, kept him from exercising any real power.
+
At the end of the conflict, all other principal wangzi and wangfei of the wars were dead and Tai Zize held power over the empire as regent, but her victory was short-lived. With the death of Huangdi Ju by poisoning two years later, he was succeeded as huangdi by his youngest brother, Tai Yan (泰眼): styled Huakong (花控), posthumous name: Huangdi Yong (愷永帝). The new huangdi was much more intelligent and tried to initiate reforms to restore the empire, but Tai Zize, as regent, kept him from exercising any real power.
   
 
This, combined with the instability brought on from the previous conflict, resulted in a devolution of imperial authority that caused the near-collapse of the empire.
 
This, combined with the instability brought on from the previous conflict, resulted in a devolution of imperial authority that caused the near-collapse of the empire.
 
|-
 
|-
!Twenty Kingdoms Period<br>二十王國
+
!''Twenty Kingdoms''<br>二十王國<br>''Ershi Wangguo''
 
|2594–2734TJH
 
|2594–2734TJH
 
|140yrs
 
|140yrs
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |Occurred the during the latter half of the Kai dynasty.
+
| colspan="3" |Occurred the during the last century of the Kai dynasty.
   
In the aftermath of the ''War of the Twelve Princes'' (roughly six years, give or take; historians continue to debate it) the 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. Some of the kingdoms participated in the later final overthrow of Kai.
+
In the aftermath of the ''War of the Twelve Princes'' (roughly six years, give or take; historians continue to debate it) the 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. Some of the kingdoms participated in the later final overthrow of Kai.
   
Most of the states of central Tianchao were founded by ethnic Miao, but the states on the fringes of the empire were founded by Xiongnu, or Miaoized Seomins still living outside their homelands' borders.
+
Most of the states of central Tianchao were founded by ethnic Yinghui, but the states on the fringes of the empire were founded by ethnic Tukhii (now known as Shengwai), or Jitized Unghwa still living outside their homelands' borders.
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
|+States of the Twenty Kingdoms Period
+
|+States of the Twenty Kingdoms
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" style="text-align: center;" |Kingdom
 
! colspan="5" style="text-align: center;" |Kingdom
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|}
 
|}
 
|-
 
|-
!''Central, Western & Northern Dynasties''<br>中環西方和北朝
+
!''Western, Central & Northern Dynasties''<br>西方中環和北朝<br>''Zhonghuan Xifang Hebei Chao''
 
|2734–2940TJH
 
|2734–2940TJH
 
|206yrs
 
|206yrs
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |Followed the ''Twenty Kingdoms Period'' with the final complete collapse of the Kai dynasty. Ended with the reunification of Tianchao under the Zan dynasty.
+
| colspan="3" |Followed the ''Twenty Kingdoms period'' with the final complete collapse of the Kai dynasty. Ended with the reunification of Tianchao under the Zan dynasty.
   
The ruling families of the Central Dynasties were mostly ethnic Miao, while those of the Western Dynasties were mostly either Miao or Miaoized Seomins, while those of the Northern Dynasties were mostly either Miao or Xiongnu.
+
The ruling families of the Central Dynasties were mostly ethnic Yinghui, while those of the Western Dynasties were mostly either Yinghui or Jitized Unghwa, while those of the Northern Dynasties were mostly either Senzai or Tukhii.
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
|+States of the Central, Western & Northern Dynasties
+
|+States of the Western, Central & Northern Dynasties: Table 1
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" |''Western Dynasties''<br>
+
! colspan="2" |''Western Dynasties''<br>西
 
! colspan="2" |''Central Dynasties''<br>中朝
 
! colspan="2" |''Central Dynasties''<br>中朝
! colspan="2" |''Northern Dynasties''<br>西
+
! colspan="2" |''Northern Dynasties''<br>
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="2" |<div class="center">Sai<br>2736–2816TJH</div>
+
| colspan="2" |Sai<br>2736–2816TJH
| colspan="2" |<div class="center">Tan<br>2734–2790TJH</div>
+
| colspan="2" |Tan<br>2734–2790TJH
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |<div class="center">Mang<br>2735–2809TJH</div>
+
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Yutian/Boroo<br>2735–2809TJH
 
|-
 
|-
|<div class="center">Northern Sai<br>2816–2872TJH</div>
+
|Northern Sai<br>2816–2872TJH
| rowspan="2" |<div class="center">Southern Sai<br>2815–2900TJH</div>
+
| rowspan="2" |Southern Sai<br>2815–2900TJH
| rowspan="3" |<div class="center">Western Tan<br>2790–2920TJH</div>
+
| rowspan="3" |Western Tan<br>2790–2912TJH
| rowspan="2" |<div class="center">Eastern Tan<br>2790–2912TJH</div>
+
| rowspan="5" |Eastern Tan<br>2790–2920TJH
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |<div class="center">Rao<br>2872–2911TJH</div>
+
| rowspan="2" |Rao<br>2872–2911TJH
|<div class="center">Jiu<br>2809–2864TJH</div>
+
|Jiu<br>2809–2864TJH
| rowspan="2" |<div class="center">Wang<br>2809–2905TJH</div>
+
| rowspan="3" |Xiatian/Zuny<br>2809–2905TJH
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |<div class="center">Fang<br>2900–2934TJH</div>
+
| rowspan="4" |Fang<br>2900–2935TJH
| rowspan="2" |<div class="center">Kang<br>2912–2938TJH</div>
+
| rowspan="2" |Dan<br>2864–2904TJH
|<div class="center">Wa<br>2864–2904TJH</div>
 
 
|-
 
|-
|<div class="center">Chao<br>2911–2930TJH</div>
+
| rowspan="3" |Chao<br>2911–2930TJH
|<div class="center">Ling<br>2920–2930TJH</div>
+
| rowspan="3" |Kang<br>2912–2938TJH
| colspan="2" |<div class="center">Ying<br>2905–2940TJH</div>
+
|-
  +
| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Qingwa/Malkhii<br>2905–2940TJH
  +
|-
  +
|Ling<br>2920–2930TJH
 
|}
 
|}
The period ended with the reconsolidation and reconquest of Tianchao under the faun-ruled Zan dynasty, which came to power following the overthrow of Kang, one of the central dynasties, in 2838TJH.
+
{| class="wikitable"
  +
|+States of the Western, Central & Northern Dynasties: Table 2
  +
! colspan="5" |Dynasty
  +
! rowspan="3" |Years
  +
! rowspan="3" |Term
  +
|-
  +
! rowspan="2" |Name
  +
! rowspan="2" |Origin of Name
  +
! colspan="3" |Ruling Family
  +
|-
  +
!Surname
  +
!Race
  +
!Ethnicity
  +
|-
  +
! colspan="7" |''Western Dynasties''
  +
|-
  +
|Sai<br>塞<br>새
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Long<br>롱
  +
|Human
  +
|Unghwa
  +
|2736–2816TJH
  +
|80yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Northern Sai<br>北塞<br>북새
  +
|''Sai dynasty''
  +
|Aeng<br>앵
  +
|Human
  +
|Unghwa
  +
|2816–2872TJH
  +
|56yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Southern Sai<br>南塞<br>남새
  +
|''Sai dynasty''
  +
|Baek<br>백
  +
|Human
  +
|Unghwa
  +
|2815–2900TJH
  +
|85yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Rao<br>饒
  +
|''Toponym''
  +
|Shu<br>書
  +
|Human
  +
|Yinghui
  +
|2872–2911TJH
  +
|39yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Chao<br>炒
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Wan<br>萬
  +
|Human
  +
|Yinghui
  +
|2911–2930TJH
  +
|19yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Fang<br>枋
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Yao<br>葯
  +
|Human
  +
|Yinghui
  +
|2900–2935TJH
  +
|35yrs
  +
|-
  +
! colspan="7" |''Central Dynasties''
  +
|-
  +
|Tan<br>探
  +
|''Toponym''
  +
|Mingliu<br>名流
  +
|Human
  +
|Yinghui
  +
|2734–2790TJH
  +
|56yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Western Tan<br>西探
  +
|''Tan dynasty''
  +
|Mingliu<br>名流
  +
|Human
  +
|Yinghui
  +
|2790–2912TJH
  +
|122yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Eastern Tan<br>東探
  +
|''Tan dynasty''
  +
|Mingliu<br>名流
  +
|Human
  +
|Yinghui
  +
|2790–2920TJH
  +
|130yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Ling<br>令
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Ruan<br>軟
  +
|Human
  +
|Yinghui
  +
|2920–2930TJH
  +
|10yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Kang<br>康
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Gua<br>刮
  +
|Human
  +
|Tonglu
  +
|2912–2938TJH
  +
|26yrs
  +
|-
  +
! colspan="7" |''Northern Dynasties''
  +
|-
  +
|Yutian<br>雨天
  +
----
  +
Boroo<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠪᠣᠷᠣᠭ᠎ᠠ</span>
  +
|''Toponym''
  +
|Senlin<br>森林
  +
----
  +
Oin<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠣᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ</span>
  +
|Human
  +
|Tukhii
  +
|2735–2809TJH
  +
|74yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Xiatian<br>夏天
  +
----Zuny<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠵᠤᠨ ᠤ</span>
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Zao<br>燥
  +
----Khuurai<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠤᠷᠠᠢ</span>
  +
|Human
  +
|Tukhii
  +
|2809–2905TJH
  +
|96yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Jiu<br>酒
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Gongtang<br>貢糖
  +
|Human
  +
|Senzai
  +
|2809–2864TJH
  +
|55yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Dan<br>蛋
  +
|''Toponym''
  +
|Zhugan<br>主幹
  +
|Human
  +
|Senzai
  +
|2864–2904TJH
  +
|40yrs
  +
|-
  +
|Qingwa<br>青挖
  +
----
  +
Maltakh<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠮᠠᠯᠲᠤᠬᠤ</span>
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Hexie<br>和諧
  +
----
  +
Taaramj<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠠᠭᠠᠷᠠᠮᠵᠢ</span>
  +
|Human
  +
|Tukhii
  +
|2905–2940TJH
  +
|35yrs
  +
|}
  +
  +
<nowiki> </nowiki>The period ended with the reconsolidation and reconquest of Tianchao under the Tonglu-ruled Zan dynasty, which came to power following the overthrow of Kang, one of the central dynasties, in 2838TJH.
 
|-
 
|-
!''War of the Seven Emperors''<br>七帝
+
!''War of the Seven Emperors''<br>七爭<br>''Qi Huangdi de Zhanzheng''
 
|3181–3196TJH
 
|3181–3196TJH
 
|15yrs
 
|15yrs
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |This conflict took place near the end of the short-lived Jia dynasty, which took power after overthrowing the Qiu dynasty (which was of Xiyi (爬蟲) ethnicity and the first non-Miao ethnic group to rule a unified Tianchao) in what is historically known as ''Muren's Rebellion''. Said rebellion was to overthrow Qiu's final huangdi, whom was a tyrannical monster known to history as Huangdi Guaiwu (虯怪物帝), whom was so infamous that his personal and courtesy name was purposely scratched from history.
+
| colspan="3" |This conflict took place near the end of the short-lived Jia dynasty, which took power after overthrowing the Qiu dynasty (which was of Xiyi (爬蟲) ethnicity and the second non-Yinghui ethnic group to rule a unified Tianchao; the Zan dynasty being the first) in what is historically known as ''Muren's Rebellion''. Said rebellion was to overthrow Qiu's final huangdi, whom was a tyrannical monster known to history as Huangdi Fengkuang Guaiwu (虯瘋狂怪物帝), whom was so infamously cruel and evil that he was denied a proper execution and burial, and was instead cursed and buried alive in a tomb that was more of a prison, the location of which was purposely scratched from history.
Said huangdi is known to history as Huangdi Zui (嘉醉帝); personal name, Pang Yu (胖与): styled Muren (木人); temple name: Jiuxing. He was known for his drunken temperament and general lack of interest in ruling the empire. Because of this, he was 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.
+
Said huangdi is known to history as Huangdi Zui (嘉醉帝); personal name, Pang Yu (胖与): styled Muren (木人); temple name: Jiuxing. He was known for his drunken temperament and general lack of interest in ruling the empire. Because of this, he was 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.
 
* As a result of the succession to the throne of an illegitimate bastard whom was not born to the Jia dynasty's huangdi (as Pang Yu's huanghou, known to history as Jin Ting (尽挺), decieved him into thinking he was), the late-huangdi's older brother and two brothers proclaimed themselves huangdi of the Jia dynasty and fought the bastard, and each other, for the throne.
 
* As a result of the succession to the throne of an illegitimate bastard whom was not born to the Jia dynasty's huangdi (as Pang Yu's huanghou, known to history as Jin Ting (尽挺), decieved him into thinking he was), the late-huangdi's older brother and two brothers proclaimed themselves huangdi of the Jia dynasty and fought the bastard, and each other, for the throne.
** Said bastard is known to history as Pang Wu (胖吴): styled, Jujue (拒絕), posthumous name: Huangdi Hunwai (嘉婚外帝).
+
** Said bastard is known to history as Pang Wu (胖吴): styled, Jujue (拒絕), posthumous name: Huangdi Hunwai (嘉婚外帝).
 
** Huangdi Pang Yu's elder brother and younger brothers were:
 
** Huangdi Pang Yu's elder brother and younger brothers were:
*** Pang Gou (胖够): styled Wenxian (文獻). Pang Yu's elder brother. Posthumously known as Huangdi Shi (嘉獅帝) by his followers.
+
*** Pang Gou (胖够): styled Wenxian (文獻). Pang Yu's elder brother. Posthumously known as Huangdi Shi (嘉獅帝) by his followers.
*** Pang Mingce (胖命策): styled Weilian (威廉). Posthumously known as Huangdi Hu (嘉虎帝) by his followers.
+
*** Pang Mingce (胖命策): styled Weilian (威廉). Posthumously known as Huangdi Hu (嘉虎帝) by his followers.
*** Pang Long (胖隆): styled Yadang (亞當). Posthumously known as Huangdi Xiong (嘉熊帝) by his followers.
+
*** Pang Long (胖隆): styled Yadang (亞當). Posthumously known as Huangdi Xiong (嘉熊帝) by his followers.
 
* Meanwhile elsewhere, three kings each declared themselves huangdi and independence, both of their provinces and the lands they claimed/conquered.
 
* Meanwhile elsewhere, three kings each declared themselves huangdi and independence, both of their provinces and the lands they claimed/conquered.
 
** Two, whom were a centaur and a vampire, were descendants of enfeoffed generals who had been given hereditary titles; and the third, whom was a human of different ethnicity, was enfeoffed by Huangdi Bo for his service in the rebellion.
 
** Two, whom were a centaur and a vampire, were descendants of enfeoffed generals who had been given hereditary titles; and the third, whom was a human of different ethnicity, was enfeoffed by Huangdi Bo for his service in the rebellion.
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* When the war ended fifteen years later:
 
* When the war ended fifteen years later:
 
** The bastard Huangdi Wu, all the self-proclaimed huangdi, and most remnants the Jia dynasty's direct imperial Pang clan (those who could possibly make a claim to the throne, including the rest of Huangdi Bo's children) were dead.
 
** The bastard Huangdi Wu, all the self-proclaimed huangdi, and most remnants the Jia dynasty's direct imperial Pang clan (those who could possibly make a claim to the throne, including the rest of Huangdi Bo's children) were dead.
** The Jia dynasty collapsed and was supplanted by the Song clan of the newly proclaimed Ai dynasty.
+
** The Jia dynasty collapsed and was supplanted by the Song clan of the newly proclaimed Gun dynasty.
** The secessionist kingdoms were reconquered by the new Ai dynasty.
+
** The secessionist kingdoms were reconquered by the new Gun dynasty.
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|+Breakaway States of the War of the Seven Emperors
 
|+Breakaway States of the War of the Seven Emperors
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|Sui<br>虽
 
|Sui<br>虽
 
|Centaur
 
|Centaur
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|3181–3188TJH
 
|3181–3188TJH
 
|7yrs
 
|7yrs
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|Ren<br>稔
 
|Ren<br>稔
 
|Vampire
 
|Vampire
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|3181–3192TJH
 
|3181–3192TJH
 
|11yrs
 
|11yrs
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| colspan="6" |
 
| colspan="6" |
 
|-
 
|-
| rowspan="2" |Sen<br>
+
| rowspan="2" |San<br>
 
|Na<br>拿
 
|Na<br>拿
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|3181–3196TJH
 
|3181–3196TJH
 
|15yrs
 
|15yrs
 
|Na Bin<br>拿斌
 
|Na Bin<br>拿斌
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="6" |The last of the breakaway states to fall, ending the ''War of the Seven Emeprors''. Endured until seven years after the founding of the Ai dynasty, and five years after the Jia dynasty officially ended with the death of Huangdi Xiong.
+
| colspan="6" |The last of the breakaway states to fall, ending the ''War of the Seven Emeprors''. Endured until seven years after the founding of the Gun dynasty, and five years after the Jia dynasty officially ended with the death of Huangdi Xiong.
 
|}
 
|}
 
|-
 
|-
!''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms''<br>七朝和十二國記
+
!''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms''<br>七朝和十二國記<br>''Qichao he Shí'er Wangguo''
|3980–4076TJH
+
|3980–4121TJH
|96yrs
+
|141yrs
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="3" |Following the collapse of the Mei dynasty, seven dynasties in the Zhongyuan region succeeded each other one after another, while twelve breakaway states existed concurrently elsewhere.
+
| colspan="3" |Following the collapse of the Mei dynasty, seven dynasties in the Zanghuan Provinces succeeded each other one after another, while twelve breakaway states existed concurrently elsewhere.
The ''Six Dynaties & Twelve Kingdoms Period'', the last prolonged period of division in Miao history, ended with the conquest of Tianchao under the Lin dynasty, the only ethnic Khitan dynasty to rule a unified Tianchao and the last true golden age in Miao history.
+
The ''Six Dynaties & Twelve Kingdoms period'', the last prolonged period of division in Tianzu history, ended with the conquest of Tianchao under the Lin dynasty, the only ethnic Arslan dynasty to rule a unified Tianchao and the last true golden age in Tianzu history.
 
|}
 
|}
Tianchao's territorial control of Manzhou never reached all the way across the continent to the western sea; its armies stretched too thin by that time, it stopped its conquests roughly eight-hundred miles from the westernmost coast of the continent. Instead, it vassalized the native kingdoms to use as buffer states.
+
Tianchao's territorial control of Haoyudai never reached all the way across the continent to the western sea; its armies stretched too thin by that time, it stopped its conquests roughly eight-hundred miles from the westernmost coast of the continent. Instead, it vassalized the native kingdoms to use as buffer states.
   
A few hundred years before present day (throughout the entirety of the Ang dynasty's reign), Tianchao lost its western vassals and control of its westernmost territories to Genjin conquerors during the ''Yamato Invasions of Marlakcor ''(4010–4112AFZ), which the Empire of Yamatai of [[Fuso]] initiated to spread Yamtao rule. In the wake of the ''Third Yamato–Tianzu War'' (4100–4112AFZ) – which Yamatai declared in hopes of taking advantage of the anarchy and aftermath of the ''Ang–Ting War'' – following a peace treaty with the Ting dynasty (which fully usurped the Ang dynasty in 4523TJH (4102AFZ) following a 14-year civil war), the '''''Great Wall of Manzhou''''' was constructed to prevent any further expansion eastward by the Yamato into the western continent. The wall took nearly a century to build (and the rulership of Tianchao passed from the Ting dynasty to the Geng dynasty during that time, in part becuase the project was so economically costly that it contributed to the already weak and strained dynasty's collapse), and it has so far fulfilled that purpose, save for very brief occupations of various fortresses at various periods during several wars throughout its history. The last official war between Yamatai and Tianchao was fought from 4516 to 4523.
+
A few hundred years before present day (throughout the entirety of the Ang dynasty's reign), Tianchao lost its western vassals and control of its westernmost territories to Genjin conquerors during the ''Yamato Invasions of Marlakcor ''(4010–4112AFZ), which the Empire of Yamatai of [[Fuso]] initiated to spread Yamtao rule. In the wake of the ''Third Yamato–Tianzu War'' (4100–4112AFZ) – which Yamatai declared in hopes of taking advantage of the anarchy and aftermath of the ''Ang–Ting War'' – following a peace treaty with the Ting dynasty (which fully usurped the Ang dynasty in 4523TJH (4102AFZ) following a 14-year civil war), the '''''Great Wall of Haoyudai''''' was constructed to prevent any further expansion eastward by the Yamato into the western continent. The wall took nearly a century to build (and the rulership of Tianchao passed from the Ting dynasty to the Geng dynasty during that time, in part becuase the project was so economically costly that it contributed to the already weak and strained dynasty's collapse), and it has so far fulfilled that purpose, save for very brief occupations of various fortresses at various periods during several wars throughout its history. The last official war between Yamatai and Tianchao was fought from 4516 to 4523.
   
Tianchao also lost the former Daludao Kingdom as a suzerainty, along with some of its southeastern territories, when the Roman Empire invaded and conquered Daludao, renaming it Serica. Despite these flaws and a recent decline in power, it maintains its status as Marlakcor's dominant empire, a title rivaled by both Dongbalian and Yamatai.
+
Tianchao also lost the former Daludao Kingdom as a suzerainty, along with some of its southeastern territories, when the Roman Empire invaded and conquered Daludao, renaming it Serica. Tianchao later helped the territories Miaogui throw off Roman rule when they declared independence as the Republic of Miaogui, albeit not for altruistic reasons.
  +
  +
Despite these flaws and a recent decline in power, it maintains its status as Marlakcor's dominant empire, a title rivaled by both Dongbalian and Yamatai.
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
|+Dynasties of Miao history before and during the imperial period – which scholars and historians traditionally divide into the Classical, Medieval, and Modern periods – along with the periods of disunity mentioned above, are included in the list below.
+
|+Dynasties of Tianzu history before and during the imperial period – which scholars and historians traditionally divide into the Classical, Medieval, and Modern periods – along with the periods of disunity mentioned above, are included in the list below.
 
|-
 
|-
 
! rowspan="3" |
 
! rowspan="3" |
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!Years
 
!Years
 
!Term
 
!Term
! colspan="2" |See also: [[List of Huangdi of Tianchao|List]]
+
! colspan="2" |See also: [[List of Rulers of Tianchao|List]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="12" |''Semi-Legendary Era''
 
! colspan="12" |''Semi-Legendary Era''
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
|Miao<br>
+
|Ji<br>
 
|''Tribe name''
 
|''Tribe name''
 
|Su<br>素
 
|Su<br>素
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
|1371–1038TJQ
+
|1371–1286TJQ
|333yrs
+
|85yrs
|Wang Jin<br>
+
|Qiu Jin<br>
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
|Re<br>
+
|Zao<br>
 
|''Tribe name''
 
|''Tribe name''
 
|Fu<br>富
 
|Fu<br>富
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
|1038–953TJQ
+
|1286–953TJQ
|85yrs
+
|333yrs
|
+
|Qiuwang Shixin<br>燥獅心酋王
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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|Chajing<br>茶晶
 
|Chajing<br>茶晶
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|954–713TJQ
 
|954–713TJQ
 
|241yrs
 
|241yrs
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|Xi<br>觋
 
|Xi<br>觋
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|733–11TJQ
 
|733–11TJQ
 
|722yrs
 
|722yrs
|Wang Shanmei<br>魔善媚王
+
|Wuwang Shanmei<br>魔善媚
|Wang Fenghuang<br>魔鳳凰王
+
|Wuwang Fenghuang<br>魔鳳凰
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
|
 
|
|''Warring States Period''<br>戰國時期
+
|''Warring States''<br>戰國
 
| colspan="4" |See the table above for involved powers.
 
| colspan="4" |See the table above for involved powers.
 
|101TJQ–0TJH
 
|101TJQ–0TJH
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|-
 
|-
 
| style="background:gold;" |
 
| style="background:gold;" |
|Qiang<br>
+
|Qiang<br>
 
|''Tribe Name & Noble title''
 
|''Tribe Name & Noble title''
 
|Ji<br>機
 
|Ji<br>機
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|0–100TJH
 
|0–100TJH
 
|100yrs
 
|100yrs
|Huangdi Chuangjian<br>創見帝
+
|Huangdi Chuangjian<br>創見
|Huangdi Chuantong<br>傳統帝
+
|Huangdi Chuantong<br>傳統
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
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|Kan<br>看
 
|Kan<br>看
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|103–141TJH
 
|103–141TJH
 
|38yrs
 
|38yrs
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Cui of Fan<br>飯粹帝
+
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Cui of Fan<br>飯粹
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
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|Fa<br>發
 
|Fa<br>發
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|138–346TJH
 
|138–346TJH
 
|208yrs
 
|208yrs
|Huangdi Haohan<br>昌好漢帝
+
|Huangdi Haohan<br>昌好漢
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
Line 1,337: Line 1,550:
 
|Fa<br>發
 
|Fa<br>發
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|296–302TJH
 
|296–302TJH
 
|6yrs
 
|6yrs
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|Ding<br>頂
 
|Ding<br>頂
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|346–428TJH
 
|346–428TJH
 
|82yrs
 
|82yrs
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|''Toponym''
 
|''Toponym''
 
|Qingse<br>青色
 
|Qingse<br>青色
|Human
+
|Faun
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|427–727TJH
 
|427–727TJH
 
|300yrs
 
|300yrs
|Huangdi Kongyo<br>悦控唷帝
+
|Huangdi Kongyo<br>悦控唷
|Huangdi Jiaoyong<br>悦教涌帝
+
|Huangdi Jiaoyong<br>悦教涌
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="background:gold;" |
 
| style="background:gold;" |
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|Fan<br>凡
 
|Fan<br>凡
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|715–1032TJH
 
|715–1032TJH
 
|317yrs
 
|317yrs
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|Shan<br>善
 
|Shan<br>善
 
|Gargoyle
 
|Gargoyle
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1032–1119TJH
 
|1032–1119TJH
 
|87yrs
 
|87yrs
|Huangdi Xinjing<br>樹心經帝
+
|Huangdi Xinjing<br>樹心經
|Huangdi Xinruan<br>樹心軟帝
+
|Huangdi Xinruan<br>樹心軟
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="background:gold;" |
 
| style="background:gold;" |
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|Wei<br>威
 
|Wei<br>威
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1120–1539TJH
 
|1120–1539TJH
 
|419yrs
 
|419yrs
|Huangdi Tongyi<br>斎統一帝
+
|Huangdi Tongyi<br>斎統一
|Huangdi Ang<br>斎昂帝
+
|Huangdi Ang<br>斎昂
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|
 
|
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|Lin<br>霖
 
|Lin<br>霖
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1519–1524TJH
 
|1519–1524TJH
 
|5yrs
 
|5yrs
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Liang<br>匪亮帝
+
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Liang<br>匪亮
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|
 
|
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|Xin<br>信
 
|Xin<br>信
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1530–1532TJH
 
|1530–1532TJH
 
|1yr, 6mo
 
|1yr, 6mo
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Jiuzhu<br>黃救主帝
+
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Jiuzhu<br>黃救主
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|
 
|
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|San<br>傘
 
|San<br>傘
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Xiongnu
+
|Senzai
 
|1535–1537TJH
 
|1535–1537TJH
 
|2yrs
 
|2yrs
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Jingling<br>靛精靈帝
+
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Jingling<br>靛精靈
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
| style="background:maroon;" |
 
| style="background:maroon;" |
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|Gan<br>感
 
|Gan<br>感
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
|Kong<br>
+
|Kong<br>
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1539–1581TJH
 
|1539–1581TJH
 
|42yrs
 
|42yrs
|Huangdi Gengxin<br>感更新帝
+
|Huangdi Gengxin<br>感更新
|Huangdi Kong Eran<br>感恐愕然帝
+
|Kong Jiong<br>孔炯
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:maroon;" |
 
| style="background:maroon;" |
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|Wei<br>威
 
|Wei<br>威
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1539–1574TJH
 
|1539–1574TJH
 
|35yrs
 
|35yrs
|Huangdi Qianbei<br>永斎謙卑帝
+
|Huangdi Qianbei<br>永斎謙卑
|Huangdi Heshan<br>永斎和善帝
+
|Huangdi Heshan<br>永斎和善
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:maroon;" |
 
| style="background:maroon;" |
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|Xue<br>學
 
|Xue<br>學
 
|Faun
 
|Faun
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1540–1588TJH
 
|1540–1588TJH
 
|48yrs
 
|48yrs
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|Chan<br>缠
 
|Chan<br>缠
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1546–1589TJH
 
|1546–1589TJH
 
|43yrs
 
|43yrs
|Huangdi Jinyue<br>攢勁樂帝
+
|Huangdi Jinyue<br>攢勁樂
|Huangdi Haolong<br>攢好龍帝
+
|Huangdi Haolong<br>攢好龍
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
|Quan<br>
+
|Xuan<br>
 
|''Toponym & Noble title''
 
|''Toponym & Noble title''
|She<br>
+
|Shenji<br>身幾
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1587–1742TJH
 
|1587–1742TJH
 
|155yrs
 
|155yrs
|Huangdi Shanyu<br>善于帝
+
|Huangdi Shanyu<br>善于
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
|Hei<br>
+
|Lai<br>
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
 
|Sa<br>薩
 
|Sa<br>薩
 
|Centaur
 
|Centaur
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1746–1766TJH
 
|1746–1766TJH
 
|20yrs
 
|20yrs
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Mashu<br>馬術帝
+
| colspan="2" |Huangdi Mashu<br>馬術
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
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|Huang<br>衁
 
|Huang<br>衁
 
|Vampire
 
|Vampire
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1763–2289TJH
 
|1763–2289TJH
 
|526yrs
 
|526yrs
|Huangdi Qishi<br>昏騎士帝
+
|Huangdi Qishi<br>昏騎士
|Huangdi Lucao<br>昏綠草帝
+
|Huangdi Lucao<br>昏綠草
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|
 
|
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|Tang<br>瑭
 
|Tang<br>瑭
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1941–1997TJH
 
|1941–1997TJH
 
|56yrs
 
|56yrs
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|Yan<br>眼
 
|Yan<br>眼
 
|Vampire
 
|Vampire
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|1944–1991TJH
 
|1944–1991TJH
 
|47yrs
 
|47yrs
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|Tai<br>泰
 
|Tai<br>泰
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|2288–2734TJH
 
|2288–2734TJH
 
|446yrs
 
|446yrs
|Huangdi Wan<br>愷玩帝
+
|Huangdi Wan<br>愷玩
|Huangdi Dang<br>愷黨帝
+
|Huangdi Dang<br>愷黨
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
| style="background:green;" |
 
| style="background:green;" |
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:green;" |
 
| style="background:green;" |
  +
|Jiong<br>炯
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Tian<br>田
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
Line 1,564: Line 1,778:
 
|Tie<br>鐵
 
|Tie<br>鐵
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Xiaoyu<br>小雨
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
| style="background:purple;" |
 
| style="background:purple;" |
|''Western Dynasties''<br>
+
|''Western Dynasties''<br>西
 
| colspan="4" |
 
| colspan="4" |
 
|2736–2934TJH
 
|2736–2934TJH
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:purple;" |
 
| style="background:purple;" |
|Sai<br><br>사이
+
|Sai<br><br>
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
|Wol<br>
+
|Long<br>
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Seomin
+
|Unghwa
 
|2736–2816TJH
 
|2736–2816TJH
 
|80yrs
 
|80yrs
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:purple;" |
 
| style="background:purple;" |
|Northern Sai<br>北<br>북사이
+
|Northern Sai<br>北<br>북새
 
|''Sai dynasty''
 
|''Sai dynasty''
|Yeon<br>
+
|Aeng<br>
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Seomin
+
|Unghwa
 
|2816–2872TJH
 
|2816–2872TJH
 
|56yrs
 
|56yrs
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:purple;" |
 
| style="background:purple;" |
|Southern Sai<br>南<br>마사이
+
|Southern Sai<br>南<br>남새
 
|''Sai dynasty''
 
|''Sai dynasty''
|Bae<br>
+
|Baek<br>
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Seomin
+
|Unghwa
 
|2815–2900TJH
 
|2815–2900TJH
 
|85yrs
 
|85yrs
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|Shu<br>書
 
|Shu<br>書
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|2872–2911TJH
 
|2872–2911TJH
 
|39yrs
 
|39yrs
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|Wan<br>萬
 
|Wan<br>萬
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|2911–2930TJH
 
|2911–2930TJH
 
|19yrs
 
|19yrs
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|Yao<br>葯
 
|Yao<br>葯
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
|2900–2934TJH
+
|2900–2935TJH
|34yrs
+
|35yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|Tan<br>探
 
|Tan<br>探
 
|''Toponym''
 
|''Toponym''
|
+
|Mingliu<br>名流
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|2734–2790TJH
 
|2734–2790TJH
 
|56yrs
 
|56yrs
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|Western Tan<br>西探
 
|Western Tan<br>西探
 
|''Tan dynasty''
 
|''Tan dynasty''
|
+
|Mingliu<br>名流
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
|2790–2920TJH
+
|2790–2912TJH
|130yrs
+
|122yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|Eastern Tan<br>東探
 
|Eastern Tan<br>東探
 
|''Tan dynasty''
 
|''Tan dynasty''
|
+
|Mingliu<br>名流
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
|2790–2912TJH
+
|2790–2920TJH
|122yrs
+
|130yrs
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|Ling<br>令
 
|Ling<br>令
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
|
+
|Ruan<br>軟
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|2920–2930TJH
 
|2920–2930TJH
 
|10yrs
 
|10yrs
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|Kang<br>康
 
|Kang<br>康
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
|
+
|Gua<br>刮
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Tonglu
 
|2912–2938TJH
 
|2912–2938TJH
 
|26yrs
 
|26yrs
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|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
| style="background:orange;" |
 
| style="background:orange;" |
|''Northern Dynasties''<br>西
+
|''Northern Dynasties''<br>
 
| colspan="4" |
 
| colspan="4" |
 
|2735–2940TJH
 
|2735–2940TJH
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:orange;" |
 
| style="background:orange;" |
|Mang<br>
+
|Yutian<br>雨天
  +
----
  +
Boroo<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠪᠣᠷᠣᠭ᠎ᠠ</span>
 
|''Toponym''
 
|''Toponym''
|Gua<br>
+
|Senlin<br>森林
  +
----
  +
Oin<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠣᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ</span>
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Xiongnu
+
|Tukhii
 
|2735–2809TJH
 
|2735–2809TJH
 
|74yrs
 
|74yrs
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:orange;" |
 
| style="background:orange;" |
|Wang<br>
+
|Xiatian<br>夏天
  +
----
  +
Zuny<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠵᠤᠨ ᠤ</span>
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
|
+
|Zao<br>燥
  +
----
  +
Khuurai<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠤᠷᠠᠢ</span>
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Xiongnu
+
|Tukhii
 
|2809–2905TJH
 
|2809–2905TJH
 
|96yrs
 
|96yrs
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|Jiu<br>酒
 
|Jiu<br>酒
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
|Wa<br>
+
|Gongtang<br>貢糖
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Senzai
 
|2809–2864TJH
 
|2809–2864TJH
 
|55yrs
 
|55yrs
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:orange;" |
 
| style="background:orange;" |
|Wa<br>
+
|Dan<br>
 
|''Toponym''
 
|''Toponym''
|
+
|Zhugan<br>主幹
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Senzai
 
|2864–2904TJH
 
|2864–2904TJH
 
|40yrs
 
|40yrs
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:orange;" |
 
| style="background:orange;" |
|Ying<br>
+
|Qingwa<br>青挖
|
+
----
|
+
Maltakh<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠮᠠᠯᠲᠤᠬᠤ</span>
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Hexie<br>和諧
  +
----
  +
Taaramj<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠲᠠᠭᠠᠷᠠᠮᠵᠢ</span>
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Xiongnu
+
|Tukhii
 
|2905–2940TJH
 
|2905–2940TJH
 
|35yrs
 
|35yrs
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|''Toponym''
 
|''Toponym''
 
|Yang<br>杨
 
|Yang<br>杨
|Faun
+
|Human
|Miao
+
|Tonglu
 
|2938–2986TJH
 
|2938–2986TJH
 
|48yrs
 
|48yrs
|Huangdi Zhaoze<br>簪沼澤帝
+
|Huangdi Zhaoze<br>簪沼澤
|Huangdi Caoze<br>簪草澤帝
+
|Huangdi Caoze<br>簪草澤
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
|Qiu<br>虯
 
|Qiu<br>虯
 
|''Toponym''
 
|''Toponym''
|Rong<br>
+
|Chijingni<br>齒鯨鲵
 
|Human
 
|Human
 
|Xiyi
 
|Xiyi
 
|2976–3165TJH
 
|2976–3165TJH
 
|189yrs
 
|189yrs
|Huangdi Pachong<br>虯爬蟲帝
+
|Julongdi Pachong<br>虯爬蟲巨龍
|Huangdi Guaiwu<br>虯怪物帝
+
|Chirudi Fengkuang Guaiwu<br>虯瘋狂怪物恥辱
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
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|Pang<br>胖
 
|Pang<br>胖
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|3164–3191TJH
 
|3164–3191TJH
 
|27yrs
 
|27yrs
|Huangdi Zui<br>嘉醉帝
+
|Huangdi Zui<br>嘉醉
|Huangdi Xiong<br>嘉熊帝
+
|Huangdi Xiong<br>嘉熊
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|
 
|
Line 2,005: Line 2,219:
 
|Sui<br>虽
 
|Sui<br>虽
 
|Centaur
 
|Centaur
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|3181–3188TJH
 
|3181–3188TJH
 
|7yrs
 
|7yrs
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|Ren<br>稔
 
|Ren<br>稔
 
|Vampire
 
|Vampire
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|3181–3192TJH
 
|3181–3192TJH
 
|11yrs
 
|11yrs
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|
 
|
|Sen<br>
+
|San<br>
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
 
|Na<br>拿
 
|Na<br>拿
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|3181–3196TJH
 
|3181–3196TJH
 
|15yrs
 
|15yrs
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|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
|Ai<br>
+
|Gun<br>
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
 
|Song<br>松
 
|Song<br>松
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|3189–3284TJH
 
|3189–3284TJH
 
|105yrs
 
|105yrs
|Huangdi Chunzhen<br>純真帝
+
|Huangdi Chunzhen<br>純真
|Huangdi Tanpan<br>談判帝
+
|Huangdi Tanpan<br>談判
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="background:gold;" |
 
| style="background:gold;" |
|Niang<br>
+
|Qin<br>
|''"Mother"''
+
|''"Dear"''
 
|Yuan<br>媛
 
|Yuan<br>媛
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
|3277–3799TJH
+
|3277–3939TJH
|522yrs
+
|662yrs
|Huangdi Cuilu<br>翠綠帝
+
|Niangdi Cuilu<br>翠綠
|Huangdi Chuai<br>踹帝
+
|Niangdi Chuai<br>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|
 
|
 
|Mei<br>梅
 
|Mei<br>梅
|''"Plum"''
+
|''Noble title''
 
|Luo<br>蓏
 
|Luo<br>蓏
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
|3799–4020TJH
+
|3939–4020TJH
 
|81yrs
 
|81yrs
|Huangdi Ganju<br>梅柑橘帝
+
|Huangdi Ganju<br>梅柑橘
|Huangdi Yangguo<br>梅蘋果帝
+
|Huangdi Yangguo<br>梅蘋果
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
|- style="background:lightgray;"
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
 
|''Seven Dynasties''<br>七朝
 
|''Seven Dynasties''<br>七朝
 
| colspan="4" |
 
| colspan="4" |
|4020–4076TJH
+
|3980–4076TJH
 
|96yrs
 
|96yrs
 
| colspan="2" |
 
| colspan="2" |
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|
 
|
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
  +
|An<br>暗
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Jiu<br>鷲
|
 
 
|Faun
 
|Faun
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
Line 2,093: Line 2,308:
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
|Gui<br>
+
|Qu<br>
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
|
+
|Tai<br>泰
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
  +
|Gui<br>姽
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Tonglu
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
  +
|Geng<br>耿
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
  +
|Yinghui
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Huangdi Cheng<br>耿誠皇帝
|
 
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
 
| style="background:magenta;" |
  +
|Man<br>滿
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Yinghui
|
+
|[…]–4076TJH
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|''Twelve Kingdoms''<br>十二國記
 
|''Twelve Kingdoms''<br>十二國記
 
| colspan="4" |
 
| colspan="4" |
|4020–4076TJH
+
|4020–4121TJH
|96yrs
+
|101yrs
 
| colspan="2" |
 
| colspan="2" |
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
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|Sikong<br>司空
 
|Sikong<br>司空
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|Sang<br>桑
 
|Sang<br>桑
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
|
+
|Yuma<br>域馬
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Fujian
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|Zhang<br>張
 
|Zhang<br>張
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|
 
|
 
|30yrs
 
|30yrs
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Shengwai
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
Line 2,199: Line 2,418:
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Shengwai
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Unghwa
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:cyan;" |
 
| style="background:cyan;" |
  +
|Tao<br>陶
 
|
 
|
  +
|Sangejiao<br>散个角
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Xiyi
|
 
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
Line 2,226: Line 2,447:
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:cyan;" |
 
| style="background:cyan;" |
  +
|Zhaoze<br>招擇
 
|
 
|
  +
|Sou<br>藪
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Tonglu
|
 
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
Line 2,239: Line 2,462:
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Senzai
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
Line 2,246: Line 2,469:
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:cyan;" |
 
| style="background:cyan;" |
  +
|Mian<br>眠
 
|
 
|
  +
|Die<br>蝶
 
|
 
|
|
+
|Yinghui
|
 
|
 
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
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|
 
|
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Khitan
+
|Arslan
|[…]–4076TJH
+
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
Line 2,272: Line 2,497:
 
|Altanzul<br>阿坦祖爾<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ</span>
 
|Altanzul<br>阿坦祖爾<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ</span>
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Khitan
+
|Arslan
 
|4076–4430TJH
 
|4076–4430TJH
 
|354yrs
 
|354yrs
|Huangdi Diqi Zuichu<br>第七最初皇帝<br>Ayalguu Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
+
|Huangdi Diqi Zuichu<br>第七最初皇帝
|Huangdi Yanjiuyuan<br>研究員皇帝<br>Etssiin Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠴᠦᠰ ᠦᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
+
----
  +
Ayalguu Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
  +
|Huangdi Yanjiuyuan<br>研究員皇帝
  +
----
  +
Etssiin Khan<br><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠡᠴᠦᠰ ᠦᠨ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>
  +
|- style="background:white;"
  +
|
  +
|Gwan<br>관<br>館
  +
|''Toponym & Noble title''
  +
|Chang<br>창<br>倉
  +
|Human
  +
|Unghwa
  +
|4174–4395TJH
  +
|221yrs
  +
|
  +
|
  +
|- style="background:white;"
  +
|
  +
|Pan<br>磐
  +
|''Noble title''
  +
|Meng<br>孟
  +
|Human
  +
|Xiyi
  +
|4174–4283TJH
  +
|109yrs
  +
|
  +
|
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
| style="background:olive;" |
 
| style="background:olive;" |
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|Hanleng<br>寒冷
 
|Hanleng<br>寒冷
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Xiongnu
+
|Shengwai
|4173–4641TJH
+
|4174–4642TJH
 
|468yrs
 
|468yrs
 
|
 
|
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|Qiao<br>俏
 
|Qiao<br>俏
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|4428–4523TJH
 
|4428–4523TJH
 
|95yrs
 
|95yrs
|Huangdi Zhanshi<br>盎戰時帝
+
|Huangdi Zhanshi<br>盎戰時
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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|Ting<br>亭
 
|Ting<br>亭
 
|''Noble title''
 
|''Noble title''
|Sha<br>
+
|Jipangwu<br>棘旁屬
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Xiyi
 
|4509–4576TJH
 
|4509–4576TJH
 
|67yrs
 
|67yrs
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|Kuangshi<br>礦石
 
|Kuangshi<br>礦石
 
|Dwarf
 
|Dwarf
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|4576–4902TJH
 
|4576–4902TJH
 
|326yrs
 
|326yrs
|Huangdi Geng<br>雷耿帝
+
|Huangdi Geng<br>雷耿
 
|
 
|
 
|- style="background:white;"
 
|- style="background:white;"
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|Jiao<br>交
 
|Jiao<br>交
 
|Faun
 
|Faun
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|4776–4802TJH
 
|4776–4802TJH
 
|26yrs
 
|26yrs
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|Jixue<br>積雪
 
|Jixue<br>積雪
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Xiongnu
+
|Shengwai
 
|4880–4906TJH
 
|4880–4906TJH
 
|26yrs
 
|26yrs
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|Sun<br>笋
 
|Sun<br>笋
 
|Human
 
|Human
|Miao
+
|Yinghui
 
|4903TJH–''[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/incumbent Incum]''
 
|4903TJH–''[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/incumbent Incum]''
 
|60+yrs
 
|60+yrs
|Huangdi Shiwu<br>翠飾物帝
+
|Huangdi Shiwu<br>翠飾物
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
|-
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Division/civil war periods are ''Italics'' and highlighted dark grey. Color-coded along the leftmost column in a white highlighted row are dynasties/states part of the above period.
 
Division/civil war periods are ''Italics'' and highlighted dark grey. Color-coded along the leftmost column in a white highlighted row are dynasties/states part of the above period.
* <span style="color:maroon">Maroon</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "Four Kingdoms."
+
* <span style="color:maroon">Maroon</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "''Four Kingdoms''."
* <span style="color:green">Green</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "Twenty Kingdoms."
+
* <span style="color:green">Green</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "''Twenty Kingdom''s."
* <span style="color:purple">Purple</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "Western dynasties" within the broader "Central, Western & Northern Dynasties."
+
* <span style="color:purple">Purple</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "''Western dynasties''" within the broader "''Western, Central & Northern Dynasties''."
* <span style="color:blue">Blue</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "Central dynasties" within the broader "Central, Western & Northern Dynasties."
+
* <span style="color:blue">Blue</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "''Central dynasties''" within the broader "''Western, Central & Northern Dynasties''."
* <span style="color:orange">Orange</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "Northern dynasties" within the broader "Central, Western & Northern Dynasties."
+
* <span style="color:orange">Orange</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "''Northern dynasties''" within the broader "''Western, Central & Northern Dynasties''."
* <span style="color:magenta">Magenta</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "Seven Dynasties" within the broader "Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms."
+
* <span style="color:magenta">Magenta</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "''Seven Dynasties''" within the broader "''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms''."
* <span style="color:cyan">Cyan</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "Twelve Kingdoms" within the broader "Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms."
+
* <span style="color:cyan">Cyan</span> in the leftmost column denotes dynasties counted among the "''Twelve Kingdoms''" within the broader "''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms''."
* <span style="color:olive">Olive</span> in the leftmost column is the Shuang dynasty, which existed independently from Tianchao until it was reconquered by the Lei dynasty.
+
* <span style="color:olive">Olive</span> in the leftmost column is the Shuang dynasty, which existed independently from Tianchao folowing the fragmentation of Gergazar until it was reconquered by the Lei dynasty.
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="10" |Notes:
 
! colspan="10" |Notes:
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="10" |Several interesting facts of notes about the dynasties in Miao history.
+
| colspan="10" |Several interesting facts of notes about the dynasties in Tianzu history.
   
* The "dynasties" of the semi-legendary era were really chiefdoms that mostly existed contemporaneously until they were all united/conquered by the Miao dynasty.
+
* The "dynasties" of the semi-legendary era were really chiefdoms that mostly existed contemporaneously until they were all united/conquered by the Tianzu dynasty.
* The Miao, Re and Gao dynasties 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 by the founders of the Mo dynasty.
+
* The Ying, Re and Gao dynasties 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 by the founders of the Mo dynasty.
* The Miao dynasty is the origin of the name of the Miao people.
+
* The Ying dynasty is the origin of the name of the Yinghui people.
 
* The "''Predynastic Era''" is a bit of misnomer, as the states of the time were technically dynasties in their own right. The name really just refers to the more well documented period following the semi-legendary era and before the imperial era.
 
* The "''Predynastic Era''" is a bit of misnomer, as the states of the time were technically dynasties in their own right. The name really just refers to the more well documented period following the semi-legendary era and before the imperial era.
 
* The Gao, Qiang, Zhai, Kai, Mei, and Cui dynasties were founded by alledged descendants of [[Lingjiao#Xiangrikui Gongchen|Xiangrikui Gongchen]], the first abjaksan of Marlakcor.
 
* The Gao, Qiang, Zhai, Kai, Mei, and Cui dynasties were founded by alledged descendants of [[Lingjiao#Xiangrikui Gongchen|Xiangrikui Gongchen]], the first abjaksan of Marlakcor.
 
* The listed founders & final rulers of dynasties are listed with the name they're commonly refered to, which can be either their posthumous name, or their personal name if they don't have one.
 
* The listed founders & final rulers of dynasties are listed with the name they're commonly refered to, which can be either their posthumous name, or their personal name if they don't have one.
* The Qiu and Lin dynasties were the only unified dynasties ruled by a non-Miao ethnicity, Xiyi and Khitan repectively.
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* The Zan, Qiu and Lin dynasties were the only unified dynasties ruled by a non-Yinghui ethnic group, Tonglu, Xiyi and Arslan repectively. The former two were Jiti while the Arslan were not, adopting local customs for ease of rule.
* Aside for the preimperial Mo dynasty, which lasted for 722 years, the only dynasties of the imperial era to surppass 500 years of rule were the Hun and Niang dynasties. The Hun dynasty laster longer by 60 years.
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* Aside for the preimperial Mo dynasty, which lasted for 722 years, the only dynasties of the imperial era to surppass 500 years of rule were the Hun and Qin dynasties.
* The Niang dynasty is unique among the rest. While there were female rulers in past and future dynasties, the Niang dynasty is the only unity period dynasty that was ruled entirely by women, with the title passed mother to daughter matrilineally.
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* The Qin dynasty is unique among the rest. While there were female rulers in past and future dynasties, the Qin dynasty is the only unity period dynasty that was ruled entirely by women, with the title passed mother to daughter matrilineally.
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** It was also the longest-enduring dynasty of the imperial era, enduring for 662 years.
 
* The race of the ruling families of the dynasties were majoritively human.
 
* The race of the ruling families of the dynasties were majoritively human.
 
** Of the non-human-ruled unity period dynasties of Tianchao, there was 1 gargoyle-ruled dynasty 1 centaur-ruled dynasty, 1 vampire-ruled dynasty, 1 dwarf-ruled dynasty and 1 faun-ruled dynasty,
 
** Of the non-human-ruled unity period dynasties of Tianchao, there was 1 gargoyle-ruled dynasty 1 centaur-ruled dynasty, 1 vampire-ruled dynasty, 1 dwarf-ruled dynasty and 1 faun-ruled dynasty,
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* Some dynasties that replaced prior ones were established some time ''after'' the preceding dynasty ended – whether months or years; these instances were the filling of interregnums resulting from the collapse of the previous dynasty. The major disunity periods don't count.
 
* Some dynasties that replaced prior ones were established some time ''after'' the preceding dynasty ended – whether months or years; these instances were the filling of interregnums resulting from the collapse of the previous dynasty. The major disunity periods don't count.
 
* The Hang Kingdom and Sang Kingdom from the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period were never recovered and were eventually suceeded by modern Dongbalian.
 
* The Hang Kingdom and Sang Kingdom from the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period were never recovered and were eventually suceeded by modern Dongbalian.
* The Lin dynasty was the only ethnic Khitan dynasty in the history of Tianchao. It was a conquest dynasty that took advantage of the discord of the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period to conquer Tianchao.
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* The Lin dynasty was the only ethnic Arslan dynasty in the history of Tianchao. It was a conquest dynasty that took advantage of the discord of the ''Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms'' period to conquer Tianchao.
** The Lin dyasty was originally founded as a division of the Khitan Kaganate, a longtime rival of Tainchao, and so it was also the only time Tianchao and the Khitai Khaganate were united one nation, though only for a short time. A coup in Khitai ousted the Altanzul clan from rulership of Khitai, which in turn resulted in the independence of the Lin dynasty from Khitai.
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** The Lin dyasty was originally founded as a division of the Gergazard Kaganate, a longtime rival of Tainchao, and so it was also the only time Tianchao and the Gergazard Khaganate were united one nation, though only for a short time. A succession dispute in Gergazar following the death of the third ruler of Lin saw the Altanzul clan ousted from rulership of Gergazar, which in turn resulted in the fragmentation of the Khaganate into five states and the independence of the Lin dynasty.
** The Shuang dynasty was also originally a division of the Khitan Khaganate, but it too split from Khitan rule within months of the Altanzul clan's ousting from rulership of Khitai. It endured independently for the better part of five centuries contemporaneously with the Lin, Ang, Ting, and early-Lei dynasties, enduring many wars with both Tianchao and Khitai until it was finally reconquered by the Lei dynasty.
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** The Shuang dynasty was also originally a division of Gergazar, but it too split from Arslan rule within months of the Altanzul clan's ousting from rulership of Gergazar. It endured independently 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 reconquered by the Lei dynasty.
*** Despite retaining independence for centuries, they are included in the list as they too used Miao customs and titles of similar meanings.
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*** Despite retaining independence for centuries, they are included in the list as they too used Jiti customs and titles of similar meanings.
 
* Until the brief civil war that marked the transition between the Lin and Ang dynasties, the Lin dynasty was the last true golden age Tianchao experienced.
 
* Until the brief civil war that marked the transition between the Lin and Ang dynasties, the Lin dynasty was the last true golden age Tianchao experienced.
** On that note, the Ang dynasty never recovered from the war to take over Tianchao and restore Miao rule from the Khitan-ruled Lin dynasty – or really, it never had the chance to recover – as the Empire of Yamatai invaded western Tianchao, a few years after it fully subjugated Tianchao's western vassals, the year before Ang defeated Lin.
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** On that note, the Ang dynasty never recovered from the war to take over Tianchao and restore Yinghui rule from the Arslan-ruled Lin dynasty – or really, it never had the chance to recover – as the Empire of Yamatai invaded western Tianchao, a few years after it fully subjugated Tianchao's western vassals, the year before Ang defeated Lin.
 
*** And so, almost the entirety of the Ang dynasty's reign was dedicated to combating the Yamato; the exahustion of conflict, which, combined with wartime ecomonic collapase, contributed to the Ang dynasty's demise at the hands of the Ting dynasty in 4523TJH (4102AFZ) following a fourteen-year-long civil war, the ''Ang–Ting War'', after less than a century on the throne.
 
*** And so, almost the entirety of the Ang dynasty's reign was dedicated to combating the Yamato; the exahustion of conflict, which, combined with wartime ecomonic collapase, contributed to the Ang dynasty's demise at the hands of the Ting dynasty in 4523TJH (4102AFZ) following a fourteen-year-long civil war, the ''Ang–Ting War'', after less than a century on the throne.
 
*** That same war also saw Tianchao lose control much of its southeasternmost territories in Huaxia to Dongbalian.
 
*** That same war also saw Tianchao lose control much of its southeasternmost territories in Huaxia to Dongbalian.
**** On that note, the Ting dynasty didn't last long either, as the aftereffects of the ''Ang–Ting War'' and the ''Third Yamato–Tianzu War'' left it weak and strained. Its badly timed and economically costly project, the '''''Great Wall of Manzhou''''', for the purpose of containing Yamato expansion, greatly contributed to the Ting dynasty's collapse after less than three-quarter's of a centuy in power.
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**** On that note, the Ting dynasty didn't last long either, as the aftereffects of the ''Ang–Ting War'' and the ''Third Yamato–Tianzu War'' left it weak and strained. Its badly timed and economically costly project, the '''''Great Wall of Haoyudai''''', for the purpose of containing Yamato expansion, greatly contributed to the Ting dynasty's collapse after less than three-quarter's of a centuy in power.
 
**** The Ting dynasty was succeeded by the Lei dynasty after an interregnum of six months following the death of the second and last huangdi of the Ting dynasty.
 
**** The Ting dynasty was succeeded by the Lei dynasty after an interregnum of six months following the death of the second and last huangdi of the Ting dynasty.
 
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Zao dynasty.png|Zao dynasty
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Gao dynasty.png|Gao dynasty
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Mo dynasty.png|Mo dynasty
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Warring States.png|The ''Warring States'' period
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Fan dynasty.png|Fan dynasty
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Fan-Chang Contention.png|The ''Fan–Chang Contention
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Chang dynasty pre-schism.png|Chang dynasty before Chang-Can schism.
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Chang-Can schism.png|Imperial Schism of the Chang dynasty
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Chang dynasty.png|Chang dynasty at its zenith.
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Hua dynasty.png|Hua dynasty
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Yue dynasty.png|Yue dynasty
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Jing dynasty.png|Jing dynasty
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Shu dynasty.png|Shu dynasty
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Hun dynasty pre-crisis.png|Hun dynasty, before the ''Crisis of the 20th Century''.
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====Government & Politics====
 
====Government & Politics====
Tianchao is an imperial hereditary monarchy ruled by a Huangdi (皇帝/''Emperor''). Female rulers also used the title. The heir apparent is titled Taizi (太子/Crown Prince). In the instance of a female ruler, the titles do not change; the only title that ''does'' change is the title of the female hunagdi's spouse: husbands of female huangdi are titled Yufuma (御駙馬/''Imperial Prince Consort'').
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Tianchao is an imperial hereditary monarchy ruled by a Huangdi (皇帝/''Emperor''). Female rulers also used the title. The heir apparent is titled Taizi (太子/Crown Prince). In the instance of a female ruler, the titles do not usually change; the exception being the rulers of the women-ruled Qin dynasty, whom used the title Niangdi (娘帝). The only title that ''does'' change is the title of the female hunagdi's spouse: husbands of female huangdi and rulers of the Qin dynasty and are titled Yufuma (御駙馬/''Imperial Prince Consort'').
   
Rulers of Khitan-ruled division era states and rulers of the Khitan-ruled Lin dynasty were titled Khan (可汗/<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>) as well as huangdi. This was discontinued from the Ang dynasty onward with the return of Miao rule.
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Rulers of Arslan-ruled division era states and rulers of the Arslan-ruled Lin dynasty were titled Khagan (可汗/<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ</span>) as well as huangdi. This was discontinued from the Ang dynasty onward with the return of Yinghui rule.
   
 
Important female titles include the Huanghou (皇後/''Empress''), the legal wife of the huangdi, and the Huang-Taihou (皇太後/''Empress Dowager''), the title of the widow of the prior huangdi and mother of the current one, both of whom control the imperial harem and can exercise a great degree on the politics of Tianchao, mainly through the huangdi, if given the chance. Both also control the Huogong (后宮/''Imperial Harem''), yet the huang-taihou generally has more power over it than the huanghou. The title of huanghou is generally discarded in the event of a female ruler, during which the standard title of hunagdi is used.
 
Important female titles include the Huanghou (皇後/''Empress''), the legal wife of the huangdi, and the Huang-Taihou (皇太後/''Empress Dowager''), the title of the widow of the prior huangdi and mother of the current one, both of whom control the imperial harem and can exercise a great degree on the politics of Tianchao, mainly through the huangdi, if given the chance. Both also control the Huogong (后宮/''Imperial Harem''), yet the huang-taihou generally has more power over it than the huanghou. The title of huanghou is generally discarded in the event of a female ruler, during which the standard title of hunagdi is used.
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Gong (公/''Duke'') and Gongnu (公女/''Duchess'') are titles of the highest-tier noblemen unrelated to the hunagdi. Often these are just prestigeous titles with power limited to command troops, but they can also given power to autonmously administer the territories they're granted, either from the seat of the territory or the imperial capital; but this is not without risk of the empowered person from becoming a threat to the central government. Holders of such titles may also be enfeoffed to the rank of Wang (王/''King'').
 
Gong (公/''Duke'') and Gongnu (公女/''Duchess'') are titles of the highest-tier noblemen unrelated to the hunagdi. Often these are just prestigeous titles with power limited to command troops, but they can also given power to autonmously administer the territories they're granted, either from the seat of the territory or the imperial capital; but this is not without risk of the empowered person from becoming a threat to the central government. Holders of such titles may also be enfeoffed to the rank of Wang (王/''King'').
   
Succession of the huangdi is generally straightforward. The heir to the throne, the taizi, is generally appointed by either favoritism or by merit. Often it is the eldest son of the huangdi is appointed the taizi, whether they are from the huanghou or a concubine, yet this is not automatically so; a daughter can be chosen as well. If the huangdi feels that his eldest is not up to the task or simply favors someone else, a younger son or daughter, a nephew, niece, brother, sister or cousin can be appointed taizi instead. Generally, while there is only one huanghou at a time, the huangdi's harem of many dozens of concubines, often result in there being any number of children to choose from.
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Succession of the huangdi is generally straightforward. The heir to the throne, the taizi, is generally appointed by either favoritism or by merit. Often it is the eldest son of the huangdi is appointed the taizi, whether they are from the huanghou or a concubine, yet this is not automatically so; a daughter can be chosen as well. If the huangdi feels that his eldest is not up to the task or simply favors someone else, a younger son or daughter, a nephew, niece, brother, sister or cousin can be appointed taizi instead. Generally, while there is only one huanghou at a time, the huangdi's harem of many dozens of concubines, if any in the first place, often result in there being any number of children to choose from.
   
 
Yet, if the huangdi dies before or without appointing a successor, the huang-taihou generally has the sole right to appoint one of the late huangdi's surviving sons or relatives to the position. Most often the successor chosen in this fashion is a minor, thus the huang-taihou serves as regent over the government. Other times, responsibility for appointing a new ruler from among the deceased huangdi's relatives falls to the government, generally the liugexia. Sometimes the huangdi will not announce an heir during their reign, instead writing it down and keeping it secret for it to be discovered upon his death. However, it's not uncommon for the deceased hunagdi's wishes to be disregarded or unannounced, leaving a vacuum to be filled one way or another.
 
Yet, if the huangdi dies before or without appointing a successor, the huang-taihou generally has the sole right to appoint one of the late huangdi's surviving sons or relatives to the position. Most often the successor chosen in this fashion is a minor, thus the huang-taihou serves as regent over the government. Other times, responsibility for appointing a new ruler from among the deceased huangdi's relatives falls to the government, generally the liugexia. Sometimes the huangdi will not announce an heir during their reign, instead writing it down and keeping it secret for it to be discovered upon his death. However, it's not uncommon for the deceased hunagdi's wishes to be disregarded or unannounced, leaving a vacuum to be filled one way or another.
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Sometimes the huangdi is suceeded without dying. Sometimes the huangdi will abdicate without ending the dynasty; in other words, retire. Huangdi who abdicate to retirement are titled Taishang Huangdi (太上皇帝/''Retired Emperor''). However, while most huangdi who do retire go into quiet retirement for the rest of their days, the huangdi sometimes doesn't always give up actual power despite retireing; sometimes they will act as the power behind the throne through his official succesor.
 
Sometimes the huangdi is suceeded without dying. Sometimes the huangdi will abdicate without ending the dynasty; in other words, retire. Huangdi who abdicate to retirement are titled Taishang Huangdi (太上皇帝/''Retired Emperor''). However, while most huangdi who do retire go into quiet retirement for the rest of their days, the huangdi sometimes doesn't always give up actual power despite retireing; sometimes they will act as the power behind the throne through his official succesor.
   
As a religious leader, the huangdi also bears the title of Tianzi (天子/Son of Heaven). While anyone can found a dynasty and claim the imperial title of huangdi, the title of tianzi is only conferred upon by the high priests to the true ruler of the realm; i.e. the one who is believed to have the grace of the gods and been granted the Mandate of Heaven, usually huangdi who rule a unified dynasty or succeed in reunifying the empire and ending a period of disunity. The title is hereditarily passed on from huangdi to huangdi of the dynasties until it is believed that the Mandate is lost, only bestowed upon again to the one it is believed has attained the Mandate of Heaven.
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As a religious leader, the huangdi also bears the title of Tianzi (天子/''Son of Heaven''); Tianfei (天妃/''Daughter of Heaven'') in the case of female rulers. While anyone can found a dynasty and claim the imperial title, the title of tianzi is only conferred upon by the high priests to the true ruler of the realm; i.e. the one who is believed to have the grace of the gods and been granted the ''Mandate of Heaven'', usually the ones who rule a unified dynasty or succeed in reunifying the empire and ending a period of disunity. The title is hereditarily passed on until it is believed that the dynasty has lost the ''Mandate'', only bestowed upon again to the one it is believed has attained the ''Mandate of Heaven''.
   
 
Huangdi are also bestowed with a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthumous_name#China posthumous name] and a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_name temple name] after death.
 
Huangdi are also bestowed with a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthumous_name#China posthumous name] and a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_name temple name] after death.
   
Posthumous names can mean anything, and usually illustrate the huangdi or his reign in some way. Temple names are a selection of names chosen with more care. Even ancestors of dynasty founders, especially those who laid the foundation for the dynasty's founding, are sometimes posthumously promoted to huangdi and honored with temple names by their descendants, even if they did not rule as huangdi, or even claim the imperial title, in their lifetime.
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Posthumous names can mean anything, and usually illustrate the huangdi or his reign in some way or follow a particular naming scheme associated with previous rulers. Temple names are similar but are a selection of names chosen with more care. Even ancestors of dynasty founders, especially those who laid the foundation for the dynasty's founding, are sometimes posthumously promoted to huangdi and honored with temple names by their descendants, even if they did not rule as huangdi, or even claim the imperial title, in their lifetime.
   
Not all huangdi were given either name after death; in fact, there were many instances throughout Miao history where the practice of giving either one or both names were abandoned altogether until it was revived later, in particular during disunity periods. There were other reasons for not bestowing either to an huangdi, including the belief that a particular ruler was not worthy of one.
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Not all huangdi were given either name after death; in fact, there were many instances throughout Tianzu history where the practice of giving either one or both names were abandoned altogether until it was revived later, in particular during disunity periods. There were other reasons for not bestowing either to an huangdi, including the belief that a particular ruler was not worthy of one.
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
{| class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
 
|+Well known/used temple names include:
 
|+Well known/used temple names include:
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|Kaiguo<br>開國<br>''Founder of a country''
 
|Kaiguo<br>開國<br>''Founder of a country''
 
|More rare than others, as it it typically used to refer to Ji Zheng, the founder of the Qiang dynasty, and the first huangdi of Tianchao.
 
|More rare than others, as it it typically used to refer to Ji Zheng, the founder of the Qiang dynasty, and the first huangdi of Tianchao.
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|-
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|Kaijian<br>凱建<br>''Triumphant Founder''
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|Used for dynastic founders who created their dynasty by conquest.
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Exam;es: the Zan dynasty, the Qiu dynasty, and the Lin dynasty
 
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|Xinjian<br>新建<br>''New Founder''
 
|Xinjian<br>新建<br>''New Founder''
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|Typically given to an huangdi who overthrew a tyrannical predacessor.
 
|Typically given to an huangdi who overthrew a tyrannical predacessor.
 
Can also be used for dynasty founders if the overthrown huangdi was the last huangdi of the previous dynasty.
 
Can also be used for dynasty founders if the overthrown huangdi was the last huangdi of the previous dynasty.
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|Kaipi<br>凱辟<br>''Triumphant King''
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|Used for Huangdi who came to power by conquest.
 
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|Supi<br>穌辟<br>''Revival King''
 
|Supi<br>穌辟<br>''Revival King''
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|Zuihou<br>最後<br>''Final''
 
|Zuihou<br>最後<br>''Final''
 
|Reserved for huangdi who were the last ruler of their dynasty. First used for
 
|Reserved for huangdi who were the last ruler of their dynasty. First used for
Huangdi Chuantong (強傳統帝), the last Huangdi of the Qiang dynasty.
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Huangdi Chuantong, the last Huangdi of the Qiang dynasty.
 
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Beneath the huangdi is the bureaucracy of the Guohui (國會/''Congress'').
 
Beneath the huangdi is the bureaucracy of the Guohui (國會/''Congress'').
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|-
 
|Sikong<br>司空<br>''Minister of the Works''
 
|Sikong<br>司空<br>''Minister of the Works''
|in charge of maintaining the empire's finances and overseeing government projects—construction of the '''''Great Wall of Manzhou''''' being a notable example.
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|in charge of maintaining the empire's finances and overseeing government projects—construction of the '''''Great Wall of Haoyudai''''' being a notable example.
 
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Beneath the huangdi and the liugexia are the titleless chen (臣/statesmen), whom make up the majority of the officials; there may be as many as five hundred or a few as fifty, depending on the policies and/or events of the time. They participate by suggesting laws and decrees, and even possible courses of action in times of crises; as well as bringing the huangdi and the liugexia up to date on what is going on around the empire, including instances of which may or may not have already reached their attention. Otherwise, they are generally powerless, yet enjoy a substantial government salary. Members are chosen based on scores taken from the Guomin Buji Kaoshi (國民部級考試/National Ministerial Examination), which is held every four years.
 
Beneath the huangdi and the liugexia are the titleless chen (臣/statesmen), whom make up the majority of the officials; there may be as many as five hundred or a few as fifty, depending on the policies and/or events of the time. They participate by suggesting laws and decrees, and even possible courses of action in times of crises; as well as bringing the huangdi and the liugexia up to date on what is going on around the empire, including instances of which may or may not have already reached their attention. Otherwise, they are generally powerless, yet enjoy a substantial government salary. Members are chosen based on scores taken from the Guomin Buji Kaoshi (國民部級考試/National Ministerial Examination), which is held every four years.
   
Throughout Miao history the power of the huangdi and the bureaucracy has constantly fluctuated. Sometimes the huangdi had all the power while the bureaucrats had limited or no power; other times the huangdi and the bureaucrats shared the power, creating a system of checks and balances on each other; and sometimes the power of the huangdi was curtailed, leaving the true power in the hands of the bureaucrats, the chengxiang, a regent or some other person while the huangdi was a ceremonial figurehead.
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Throughout Tianzu history the power of the huangdi and the bureaucracy has constantly fluctuated. Sometimes the huangdi had all the power while the bureaucrats had limited or no power; other times the huangdi and the bureaucrats shared the power, creating a system of checks and balances on each other; and sometimes the power of the huangdi was curtailed, leaving the true power in the hands of the bureaucrats, the chengxiang, a regent or some other person while the huangdi was a ceremonial figurehead.
   
 
==== Armed Forces ====
 
==== Armed Forces ====
 
Tianchao maintains the largest known standing armed forces on Qirsyllviar, but the empire's sheer size, and constant threat of rebellions and foreign incursions in the outer territories furthest from Xiazhou – the capital region – causes it to be spread thin.
 
Tianchao maintains the largest known standing armed forces on Qirsyllviar, but the empire's sheer size, and constant threat of rebellions and foreign incursions in the outer territories furthest from Xiazhou – the capital region – causes it to be spread thin.
 
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{| class="wikitable"
|+Beneath the huangdi, chengxiang and taiwei, Tianchao has six main generals in charge of the land forces of the Miao Imperial Army. Including any number of officers in charge of various detachments spread around their zones, each has at least 700,000+ troops under their command at any given time.
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|+Beneath the huangdi, chengxiang and taiwei, Tianchao has six main generals in charge of the land forces of the Tianzu Imperial Army. Including any number of officers in charge of various detachments spread around their zones, each has at least 700,000+ troops under their command at any given time.
 
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!Title
 
!Title
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|Beiyu Siling<br>北域司令<br>''Commander of the North''
 
|Beiyu Siling<br>北域司令<br>''Commander of the North''
|Responsible for troops in Liao.
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|Responsible for troops in Pianpilu.
 
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|Nanyu Siling<br>南域司令<br>''Commander of the South''
 
|Nanyu Siling<br>南域司令<br>''Commander of the South''
|Responisble for troops in the southern regions of Zhongyuan and along the borders with Dongbalian and Gaoliang.
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|Responisble for troops in the southern regions of Zanghuan and along the borders with Dongbalian and Gaoliang.
 
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|-
 
|Dongyu Siling<br>東域司令<br>''Commander of the East''
 
|Dongyu Siling<br>東域司令<br>''Commander of the East''
|Responisble for troops in eastern Zhongyuan and seaboard and the border regions of the islands shared with Rome.
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|Responisble for troops in eastern Zanghuan and seaboard and the border regions of the islands shared with Rome.
 
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|-
 
|Xiyu Siling<br>西域司令<br>''Commander of the West''
 
|Xiyu Siling<br>西域司令<br>''Commander of the West''
|Responsible for troops in Manzhou.
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|Responsible for troops in Haoyudai.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|Zhongxin Siling<br>中心司令<br>''Commander of the Center''
 
|Zhongxin Siling<br>中心司令<br>''Commander of the Center''
|Responisble for troops in central Zhongyuan and around the capital.
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|Responisble for troops in central Zanghuan and around the capital.
 
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|-
 
|Wei Qiangbi Siling<br>偉牆壁司令<br>''Commander of the Great Wall''
 
|Wei Qiangbi Siling<br>偉牆壁司令<br>''Commander of the Great Wall''
|Responsible for troops stationed in every fort and castle along the entire length '''''Great Wall of Manzhou'''''.
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|Responsible for troops stationed in every fort and castle along the entire length '''''Great Wall of Haoyudai'''''.
 
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There are also several, albeit less organized, detatchments of naval forces in every body of water controlled by Tianchao.
 
There are also several, albeit less organized, detatchments of naval forces in every body of water controlled by Tianchao.
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=== Empire of Tibet ===
 
=== Empire of Tibet ===
Capital: Lhasa<br>Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy<br>Head of State: Tsenpo<br>Head of Government: Tsenpo<br>Legislature: None<br>Demonym: Tibetan<br>Currency: Tangka, Srang, Skar
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The Empire of Tibet is a peninsular nation, occupying the tundra peninsula of the same name in western Liao, the northern subcontinent. It shares maritime borders solely with Tianchao to the east.
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Tibet was once one of nations dominating the high mountains and tundras of the northern continent before the Khitans invaded. Tibet once controlled the western half of the northern continent, up to the isthmus separating Gui Bay from the Gulf of Shule, while the tribes of Khitai inhabited the rest of the eastern half. When the Khaganate of Khitai came into being, these two powers fought for land and power on-and-off for nearly five centuries before Tianchao invaded.
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| colspan="2" |Lhasa<br>ལྷ་ས་
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As a result of the wars with Khaganate of Khitai, Tibet was reduced to the peninsula from whence it originated, while Khitai, and then Tianchao, secured its hold on the former lands of Tibet. Tibet has since become a suzerainty of Tianchao in the face of the ferocity of the Miao Imperial Army & Navy and the threat of invasion.
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| colspan="2" |
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!Ethnicity:
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| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Tsenpo<br>ཙན་པོ་
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!Head of Government:
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|n/a
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| colspan="2" |Tibetan<br>བོད་པ་
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[[File:Tibet whole.png|thumb|220x220px|The whole of Tibet, which is partially cut off on the map above.]]
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The '''Empire of Tibet''' (བོད་), also called "'''Bod'''" locally, the the nation of Zlasnyi people. It is an island nation occupying the vast island of the same name in eastern Marlakcor. It shares maritime borders with the Empire of Tianchao to the west and Baoshi to the northwest.
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== Constituent Territories ==
   
Being a cold country of mostly tundra and mountain, similarly to the northern mainland, Tibet has only a small amount of fertile land for farming and is mostly dependent on the sea and imports for food, but has a large economy thanks to rich mining on the island and elsewhere.
 
 
While still in a tense diplomatic relationship with Tianchao, Tibet also maintains the rights to mine and farm certain areas within Tianchao's borders, in exchange for Tianchao receiving 25% of the profits as tribute annually.
 
 
=== Khanate of Khuiten ===
 
The Khanate of Khuiten (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠦᠢᠲᠡᠨ</span>), also called Leng (冷) by Tianchao, is a Khitan state in northeastern Liao, the northern subcontinent of Marlakcor.
 
 
==Constituent Territories==
 
 
===Yamato Dependencies===
 
===Yamato Dependencies===
   
 
==== Akantai ====
 
==== Akantai ====
[[File:Yamatai_flag.png|left|300x300px]]Government: Hereditary Feudal Monarchy<br>Head of State: Tenno of Yamatai<br>Currency: Hansatsu, Koban, Nibuban, Ichibuban, Tsuho
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Akantai (亜寒帯) the collective term for the Ryoiki (regions) and Gun (Provinces) of the Yamato Empire in the archipelagic territory northeast of Yamatai in the Sea of Shinko in the northwestern waters of Marlakcor.
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| colspan="2" |Hereditary Feudal Monarchy
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| colspan="2" |Idai
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!Dynasty:
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|Idai
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|Human
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|Genjin
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| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Tenno of Yamatai
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|}Akantai (亜寒帯) the collective term for the Ryoiki (regions) and Gun (Provinces) of the Yamato Empire in the archipelagic territory northeast of Yamatai in the Sea of Shinko in the northwestern waters of Marlakcor.
   
 
Like the main empire in Fuso, Akantai is divided into several ryoiki ruled by an appointed sotoku pledging fealty to the Tenno of Yamatai, and smaller gun ruled by chiji. Some clans and daimyo are from Fuso, whether by immigration or land grants. Other daimyo are more local compared to the clans of Fuso, as the majority are descendants of families that cooperated, and even helped, the invading Yamato Imperial Armies during the invasion; many even married into Genjin families, adopted Genjin names customs and traditions, and even their religion, to varying extents.
 
Like the main empire in Fuso, Akantai is divided into several ryoiki ruled by an appointed sotoku pledging fealty to the Tenno of Yamatai, and smaller gun ruled by chiji. Some clans and daimyo are from Fuso, whether by immigration or land grants. Other daimyo are more local compared to the clans of Fuso, as the majority are descendants of families that cooperated, and even helped, the invading Yamato Imperial Armies during the invasion; many even married into Genjin families, adopted Genjin names customs and traditions, and even their religion, to varying extents.
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==== Morokoshi ====
 
==== Morokoshi ====
[[File:Yamatai_flag.png|left|300x300px]]Government: Hereditary Feudal Monarchy<br>Head of State: Tenno of Yamatai<br>Currency: Hansatsu, Koban, Nibuban, Ichibuban, Tsuho
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|Idai
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|Human
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|Genjin
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!
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| colspan="2" rowspan="2" |Tenno of Yamatai
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|}Morokoshi (唐土) is the collective term for the Ryoiki (regions) and Gun (Provinces) of the Yamato Empire on Xinshijie, the western subcontinent of Marlakcor, taking up great portions of both Haoyudai (Goikitai) and Yuchang (Amehara), and two large islands between them. The Morokoshi land closest to Fuso is a Y-shaped island named Makigaijima (巻貝島), which is also the name of a gun.
   
Morokoshi (唐土) is the collective term for the Ryoiki (regions) and Gun (Provinces) of the Yamato Empire on Jiangshan, the western subcontinent of Marlakcor, taking up great portions of both Manzhou and Manzi, and two large islands between them. The Morokoshi land closest to Fuso is a Y-shaped island named Makigaijima (巻貝島), which is also the name of a gun.
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The easternmost lands of the empire, Morokoshi borders Tianchao and Raimei to the east, and sharing maritime borders with Goryeo to the north. It was first established as a result of the ''Yamato Invasions of Marlakcor'' (4010–4100AFZ), which in turn sparked the ''First Yamato-Tianzu War'' (4010–4019AFZ). Over the course of the conflicts, Yamatai conquered the states referred to as the Xifang Wangguo (西方王國/''Western Kingdoms''), which included some of Tianchao's vassals, and the much of Tianchao's western territories. The ''Third Yamato-Tianzu War'' (4100–4112AFZ) ended with Morokoshi's furthest northern and eastward expansion into the westernmost parts of the western continent, and resulted in the construction of the '''''Great Wall of Haoyudai''''' by Hauxia, preventing any further expansion. Yamatai instead turned its attentions to the southern lands, and several wars with Nhiệt Đới over several generations led to the conquest of the entire southern portion of the western continent.
 
The easternmost lands of the empire, Morokoshi borders Tianchao and Raimei to the east, and sharing maritime borders with Goryeo to the north. It was first established as a result of the ''Yamato Invasions of Marlakcor'' (4010–4100AFZ), which in turn sparked the ''First Yamato-Miao War'' (4010–4019AFZ). Over the course of the conflicts, Yamatai conquered the states referred to as the Xifang Wangguo (西方王國/''Western Kingdoms''), which included some of Tianchao's vassals, and the much of Tianchao's western territories. The ''Third Yamato-Miao War'' (4100–4112AFZ) ended with Morokoshi's furthest northern and eastward expansion into the westernmost parts of the western continent, and resulted in the construction of the '''''Great Wall of Manzhou''''' by Hauxia, preventing any further expansion. Yamatai instead turned its attentions to the southern lands, and several wars with Shengsuo (now called Hijiritokoro) over several generations led to the conquest of the entire southern portion of the western continent.
 
   
 
Some time after, Morokoshi then experienced an insurrection in the southeast by Yamato settlers, led by the Ikazuchi clan, rivals of the Toyotomi clan, which led to the ''Raimin War for Independence'' (4235–4245AFZ), and the establishment of the separate Empire of Raimei. Morokoshi remain at odds with Tianchao and Raimei, yet has managed to secure a relatively peaceful existence in Marlakcor.
 
Some time after, Morokoshi then experienced an insurrection in the southeast by Yamato settlers, led by the Ikazuchi clan, rivals of the Toyotomi clan, which led to the ''Raimin War for Independence'' (4235–4245AFZ), and the establishment of the separate Empire of Raimei. Morokoshi remain at odds with Tianchao and Raimei, yet has managed to secure a relatively peaceful existence in Marlakcor.
   
 
Like the main empire in Fuso, Morokoshi are divided into several ryoiki ruled by an appointed sotoku pledging fealty to the Tenno of Yamatai, and smaller gun ruled by chiji. Some clans and daimyo are from Fuso, whether by immigration or land grants. Other daimyo, particularly the western ones, are more local compared to the clans of Fuso, as the majority are descendants of families that cooperated, and even helped, the invading Yamato Imperial Armies during the ''Yamato Invasions of Marlakcor''; many even married into Genjin families, adopted Genjin names, customs and traditions, and even their religion, to varying extents.
 
Like the main empire in Fuso, Morokoshi are divided into several ryoiki ruled by an appointed sotoku pledging fealty to the Tenno of Yamatai, and smaller gun ruled by chiji. Some clans and daimyo are from Fuso, whether by immigration or land grants. Other daimyo, particularly the western ones, are more local compared to the clans of Fuso, as the majority are descendants of families that cooperated, and even helped, the invading Yamato Imperial Armies during the ''Yamato Invasions of Marlakcor''; many even married into Genjin families, adopted Genjin names, customs and traditions, and even their religion, to varying extents.
===Serica Provinciae (Rome)===
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[[File:Rome flag.png|left|300x300px]]Government: Imperial Appointed Viceroyalties<br>Head of State: Augustus of Rome<br>Heads of Government: Proconsuls & Vicaruses<br>Legislatures: none<br>Demonym: Seres (also others, varying by province)<br>Currency: Aureus, Denarius, Sestertius, Dupondius, As
 
 
Serica is the collective name of the is a colonies & provinces of the Roman Empire in Marlakcor, occupying a cluster of islands and a part of the mainland in eastern Marlakcor on the west side of the Sinolatin Sea. Serica shares borders with Tianchao to the north and west, and Dongbalian to the south in western Huaxia, the central subcontinent.
 
 
Serica occupies the island of Daludao (the easternmost island), most of the Island of Shengfen (the land closest to the mainland) save for the western peninsula and just beyond it, along with a cluster of islands in between them. Northward, it occupies the eastern southern peninsula of Qiu Island. Serica also controls parts of the mainland just south of Shengfen, namely the Pingfang and Tuoyuan peninsulas and some lands just beyond it. But the mainland territories end at '''''Mulan's Wall''''', which was built by Dongbalian to stall any further Roman expansion into the mainland.
 
 
The island of Daludao was formerly known as the kingdom of the same name, which was a suzerainty of Tianchao following the ''Miao Wars of Conquest'', Serica was established as a result of the ''Roman Conquest of Daludao''.
 
 
 
==Neutral Territories==
 
==Neutral Territories==
 
===Hei'an Zhidi===
 
===Hei'an Zhidi===
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**The exonym is "Marlakcese".
 
**The exonym is "Marlakcese".
 
**The endonym is "Tianxiaren" (天下人).
 
**The endonym is "Tianxiaren" (天下人).
*Becuase of how the Chinese language – which the Miao language "Miaoyu" is based on – works, the title "Huangdi" (皇帝/Emperor), and any other adjectival nouns, are both singular and plural.
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*Becuase of how the Chinese language – which the language "Tianyu" is based on – works, the titles and any other adjectival nouns are both singular and plural.
*Whilethe name was used sparingly since the Miao dynasty, Ji Zheng used "Tianchao" as the name for his empire for diplomatic purposes, but with the end of the Qiang dynasty the name fell out of use. Other more ethnic names were adopted as a representation of the nation of the Miao people until the Zhai dynasty adopted Tianchao as the official name of the country. Until then, Tianchao was simply known by whatever dynasty was currenty in power; though even today it still is.
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*While the name was used sparingly since the Ying dynasty, Ji Zheng used "Tianchao" as the name for his empire for diplomatic purposes, but with the end of the Qiang dynasty the name fell out of use. Other more ethnic names were adopted as a representation of the nation of the collective Jiti peoples until the Zhai dynasty adopted Tianchao as the official name of the country. Until then, Tianchao was simply known by whatever dynasty was currenty in power; though even today it still is.
 
*While they are both given posthumously, a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthumous_name#China posthumous name] and a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_name temple name] should not be confused with each other. See Wikipedia articles for better explanations.
 
*While they are both given posthumously, a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posthumous_name#China posthumous name] and a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_name temple name] should not be confused with each other. See Wikipedia articles for better explanations.
 
*Marlakcor and Tianxia come from two separate sources:
 
*Marlakcor and Tianxia come from two separate sources:
**Marlakcor, the foreign exonym for the continent, originated from the Miaoyu phrase "'''Mar'''an '''la k'''echeng '''o r'''en" (罵人啦課程哦人), which roughly translates as "Oh course people curse it", which was then shortened to Marlakcor. Historians and linguists believe this happened due to a miscommunication between translators at some point in the past.
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**Marlakcor, the foreign exonym for the continent, originated from the Jiti phrase "'''Mar'''an '''la k'''echeng '''o r'''en" (罵人啦課程哦人), which roughly translates as "Oh course people curse it", which was then shortened to Marlakcor. Historians and linguists believe this happened due to a miscommunication between translators at some point in the past.
 
**Tianxia (天下), the local endonym for the continent, which roughly means "all under heaven", came from the historical belief that the farthest shores of the continent and those of the closest islands, were the edge of the world.
 
**Tianxia (天下), the local endonym for the continent, which roughly means "all under heaven", came from the historical belief that the farthest shores of the continent and those of the closest islands, were the edge of the world.
*The years used are those of the [[Qirsyllvian Calendars#Miao calendar|Miao calendar]]. There is a 421-year difference between the Miao calendar and the Solramese calendar. I.e. 0TJH = 421BFZ.
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***Another common local name for the continent is Sanzhou (三洲/lit. ''Three Continents''), to describe the three main landmasses that make up the continent as a whole.
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*The years used are those of the [[Qirsyllvian Calendars#Luan calendar|Luan calendar]]. There is a 421-year difference between the Luan calendar and the Solramese calendar. I.e. 0TJH = 421BFZ.
 
*The reason Fuso is greyed out is becuase it isn't, cartographically, part of the continent. It's just the areas that are closest to Marlakcor.
 
*The reason Fuso is greyed out is becuase it isn't, cartographically, part of the continent. It's just the areas that are closest to Marlakcor.
*Marlakcor is divided into three subcontinents, Huaxia (華夏), Liao (Miaoyu: 遼, Khel:<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠯᠢᠶᠠ</span>), and Jiangshan (江山). Huaxia is the central, and largest, subcontinent divided between Tianchao, Dongbalian and Gaoliang. Liao is the northern subcontinent, fully controlled by Tianchao; and Jiangshan is the western continent, divided between Tianchao, Yamatai, and Raimei.
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*Marlakcor is divided into three subcontinents, Huaxia (華夏), Pianpilu (偏僻陸) and Xinshijie (新世界). Huaxia is the central, and largest, subcontinent divided between Tianchao, Dongbalian and Gaoliang. Pianpilu is the northern subcontinent, fully controlled by Tianchao; and Xinshijie is the western continent, divided between Tianchao, Yamatai, and Raimei.
**Huaxia is further divided into three regions: Zhongyuan (中原), the land occupied by Tianchao; Dongnan (東南), the land occupied by Dongbalian; and Conglin (叢林), the land occupied mostly by Gaoliang and partially by Tianchao and the Senxiao kingdoms.
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**Huaxia is further divided into three regions: Zanghuan (臧環), the land occupied by Tianchao; Dongnan (東南), the land occupied by Dongbalian; and Xiaoyu (魈域), the land occupied mostly by Gaoliang and partially by Tianchao and the Senxiao kingdoms.
 
***The northwestern part of Dongnan, the part past the narrowest area of Dongbalian's territory, is sometimes referred to as Jing bu Xibei.
 
***The northwestern part of Dongnan, the part past the narrowest area of Dongbalian's territory, is sometimes referred to as Jing bu Xibei.
**Liao is further divided into western and eastern regions known as Yuan (Miaoyu: 猿, Khel:<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠮᠤᠤᠷ</span>) and Khitai (Miaoyu: 吉泰, Khel:<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠢ ᠲᠠᠢ</span>) respectively. They are divided at what is known as the Guixiong Corridor (鬼雄), the narrowest region of the subcontinent.
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**The Arslan call Pianpilu, Delkhiin (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ</span>). The Shengwai/Tukhii also call it that when using their mother tongue.
**Jiangshan is further divided into northern and southern regions known as Manzhou (滿洲) and Manzi (蠻子) respectively. They are divided at the Isthmus of Caihong (彩虹), the narrowest point of the subcontinent.
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**The Unghwa call Xinshijie, Gudaelyuk (구대륙).
***the body of water on the west side of the isthmus is known as Dolgolae (돌고래) Bay, which is a part of the Yazuishou (鴨嘴獸) Sea further westward.
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**Pianpilu is further divided into western and eastern regions known as Bianjing (邊境) and Gergazar (Tianyu: 加爾加扎爾, Ardyarikh:<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠭᠡᠷᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ</span>) respectively. They are divided at what is known as the Guixiong Corridor (鬼雄), the narrowest region of the subcontinent.
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***The Arslan call Bianjing, Khiliin (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠬᠢᠯᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ</span>). The Shengwai/Tukhii also call it that when using their mother tongue.
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**Xinshijie is further divided into northern and southern regions known as Haoyudai (浩域帶) and Yuchang (雨場). They are divided at the Isthmus of Caihong (彩虹), the narrowest point of the subcontinent.
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***The Genjin call Haoyudai and Yuchang, Goikitai and Amehara (雨原) respectively.
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***The Unghwa call Haoyudai and Yuchang, Hoyeokdae (호역대) and Ujang (우장) respectively.
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***The Ngây Rừng call Haoyudai and Yuchang, Bắc Đất (北坦) and Đất Mưa (坦𩅹) respectively.
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***The Arslan call Haoyudai, Orgon Uudam Gazar (<span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠥᠷᠭᠡᠨ</span><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠠᠭᠤᠳᠠᠮ</span><span style="writing-mode:tb-rl">ᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ</span>); the name was especially used during the height of the Gergazard Khaganate and the Arslan-ruled Lin dynasty.
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***The body of water on the west side of the isthmus is known as Dolgolae (돌고래) Bay, which is a part of the Yazuishou (鴨嘴獸) Sea further westward.
 
**Within the space between northern and southern Huaxia is a body of water known as the Zhuhong (朱紅) Sea.
 
**Within the space between northern and southern Huaxia is a body of water known as the Zhuhong (朱紅) Sea.
**The northern sea between Huaxia and Jiangshan is known as the Qingshui Sea (清水), which deviates northward at the Dianqing (靛青) peninsula into the Sea of Jingyu (鯨魚) to the west and the Sea of Xaio (曉) to the east.
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**The northern sea between Huaxia and Xinshijie is known as the Qingshui Sea (清水), which deviates northward at the Dianqing (靛青) peninsula into the Sea of Jingyu (鯨魚) to the west and the Sea of Xaio (曉) to the east.
***The Sea of Udeung separates Jiangshan from Liao.
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***The Sea of Udeung separates Xinshijie from Pianpilu.
***The Sea of Xaio, followed by the Xiong (熊) Sea separate Huaxia from Liao. The Sea of Xiao and the Xiong Sea are separated from each other by the Shumiao (樹苗) Strait, the narrowest point between them.
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***The Sea of Xaio, followed by the Xiong (熊) Sea separate Huaxia from Pianpilu. The Sea of Xiao and the Xiong Sea are separated from each other by the Shumiao (樹苗) Strait, the narrowest point between them.
**The southern sea between Huaxia and Jiangshan is known as the Conglin Sea.
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**The southern sea between Huaxia and Xinshijie is known as the Jingling Sea (精靈海).
***The Qingshui Sea and the Conglin Sea are divided by what's known as the Yinghao Strait, the narrowest point between them.
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***The Qingshui Sea and the Jingling Sea are divided by what's known as the Yinghao Strait, the narrowest point between them.
**The island of Seiso, occupied by the kingdom of Hijiritokoro is sometimes considered part of Jiangshan, but modern cartographers still dispute this.
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**The island of Nhiệt Đới, occupied by the empire of same name, is often considered part of Xinshijie, but modern cartographers still dispute this.
 
**The southernmost waters of Marlakcor above the Grand Line is the Chidao (赤道) Sea.
 
**The southernmost waters of Marlakcor above the Grand Line is the Chidao (赤道) Sea.
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**The sea between Marlakcor and Eurodysia is called the Yinyue Sea (音樂滄海/''Yinyue Canghai'') by the Jiti and the Muisca Sea by the Eurodynes.
 
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Marlakcor
Marlakcor, also known as Tianxia (天下) locally, is the northeastern continent of Qirsyllviar.

Sovereign StatesEdit

Khaganate of Antikülke Edit

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Race: Human
Ethnicity: Antik

Head of State:

Khagan
𐰚𐰀𐰍𐰀𐰣
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The Khaganate of Antikülke (𐰀𐰣𐱅𐰃𐰴𐰇𐰞𐰚𐰅), also called the "Antik Khaganate" locally, the the nation of Antik people. It is a peninsular nation, occupying the tundra peninsula of the same name in western Pianpilu, the northern subcontinent, and much of the land beyond it. It borders the Empire of Tianchao and the north side of the Holy City of Shangri-la to the east.
Antik zenith

Over mondern borders: Antikülke at its territorial zenith before the Tukhii-Tianzu conflicts, around the beginning of the Zhai dynasty of Tianchao.

Antik rump state

The Antik rump state as a vassal of Tianchao.

Antikülke was once one of nations dominating the high mountains and tundras of the northwestern continent before the Tukhii (now known as Shengwai), cousins of the Arslans, invaded. At its zenith, Antikülke once controlled the western half of the northern continent, up to the northern peninsula surrounding Gui Bay and bordering Dongshui Guibei, while the tribes of the former Tukhii inhabited the center. By that point the Zhai dynasty Tianchao had just established. When the Tukhii Khanate came into being not long after, these two powers fought for land and power on-and-off for centuries before Tianchao invaded.

As a result of the wars with Tukhii Khanate and then Tianchao, Antikülke was reduced to the peninsula from whence it originated, while the Tukhii, and then Tianchao, secured its hold on the former lands of Antikülke. Antikülke was at one point the vassal of Tianchao, forcing them to surrender base sovereignty in the face of the ferocity of the Tianzu Imperial Army & Navy and threats of further invasion. But the eventual independence of the former Shuang dynasty during the Fragmentation of the Gergazard Khaganate allowed them to break off from the yoke of Tianchao and reclaim at least some of their lost territory and prestige through warring with Shuang.

Being a cold country of mostly tundra and mountain, similarly to the northern mainland, Antikülke has only a small amount of fertile land for farming and is mostly dependent on the sea and imports for food, but has a large economy thanks to rich mining on the island and elsewhere.

While still in a tense diplomatic relationship with Tianchao, Antikülke also maintains the rights to mine and farm certain areas within Tianchao's borders, in exchange for Tianchao receiving 25% of the profits as tribute annually.

Kingdom of Baoshi Edit

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The Kingdom of Baoshi (寶石) is a dwarf-ruled island nation in northeastern Marlakcor.

It borders Tianchao to the south on the island of Qiu, and share's maritime borders with Gergazar to the east and Tibet to the southeast. It also shares maritime borders with a cluster of neutral islands to the west.

Dongnan Baquan Banglian Edit

Dongbalian flag
Capital: Tuanjie
團結
Largest City:
Government: Hegemonic Confederated Parliamentary Quasi-Federal Hereditary Feudal Monarchy
Ruling House/Clan varies
Dynasty: n/a
Race: varies
Ethnicity: varies

Head of State:

Zuigao Bazhu
最高霸主
Head of Government: Zhengfu Buzhang
政府部長

Legislature:

Canyuan
參院
Body: bicameral
Upper House: Shangyuan
上院
Lower House: Xiayuan
下院

Demonym:

Endonym Dongnan
Exonym Dongbalese

Currency:

Jiaozi, Guanzi, Huizi, Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
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Dongnan Baquan Banglian (東南霸權邦聯/Southeastern Hegemonic Confederation), also known as Dongnan Wangguo (東南王國/Southeastern Kingdoms), or simply Dongbalian (東霸聯), is a large state in the Dongnan reagion of southeast Huaxia, the central subcontinent of Marlakcor.

It borders Tianchao to the northwest and the Miaogui Republic (formerly colonial territory of Rome) to the northeast, the border marked by Mulan's Wall. To the west it shares borders the high elven Empire of Gaoliang. First in the northwest it indirectly borders it via Zhonglibozi, a neutral zone separating it from Gaoliang; and down southwest, on the other side of the Jingshen Sea (精神海/Spiritual Sea), it controls the Lingzhai (灵宅) region, which directly borders Gaoliang.

Down south, it shares maritime borders with the island Nation of Renyu Dao, which was briefly part of the confederacy before it seceded in favor of retaining independence. To the west, it shares borders with the Conglinguo, which it has gone to war with for territory and other issues many times.

It also holds sovereignty over the Cuocao Islands (鹺草島嶼/Cuocao Daoyu/Saltgrass Islands) (the southwestern half of the Dragon Islands) in Maritymir.

On the northern land border with Tianchao and down and northwestern coast, spaced varyingly (mostly between ten to twenty miles), are a series of fortresses and castles that defend the empire from invasion. The ones along the border with Tianchao were built in the aftermath of the last great war with Tianchao. The ones along the northwestern coast are relatively recent constructions. When Tianchao solidified its grip on the Laoying Peninsula, the fortifications were constructed down the northwestern coast. The final fortress, dubbed Bianjie Castle, situated almost right on the border with Gaoliang, also serves as one of several border crossing points between Dongbalian and Gaoliang. The northernmost of these fortresses is Qingwa Castle, which is also the westernmost fortress along the northern border fortifications.

To the east along the border with the Miaogui Republic stands Mulan's Wall, named for Li Mulan, the legendary female general who spearheaded the defense of Dongbalian during the Roman Invasion, and also led the recapture of much of the occupied territories before the wall's construction, and served as the wall's architect. These massive fortifications of 25m-high stone walls, fortresses and castles, which runs along the entire length of the border and took nearly ten years each to build, were constructed to prevent any further invasion by Rome. Mulan's Wall was built some centuries later in the wake of the Roman Invasion of Dongbalian. Mulan's Wall, to block any further invasion by sea via some other fortifications along the coasts beyond the wall's end points, known respectively as Xiangxi Bao (向西堡) and Nanchao Kanguan (南超看管).

The wall has fulfilled its purpose throughout its existence, even while Roman influence has since been removed from Marlakcor with the independence of the Miaogui Republic.

HistoryEdit

Dongbalian whole

The whole of modern Dongbalian.

The area that eventually became Dongbalian was originally a collection of independent kingdoms, city-states and tribes struggling for land and dominance. But in the face of Tianzu aggression and expansion during the Tianzu Wars of Conquest, many of the northern states banded together to resist the expansion of Tianchao, eventually becoming a confederated state.

However, the wars with Tianchao were met with repeated defeats on the battlefield, and Dongbalian was pushed back until it was ultimately defeated and fully annexed.

Much of modern Dongbalian (mostly the north and central area; Tianchao never reached very far south) remained under Tianzu rule for centuries.

During the Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms period that followed the collapse of the Mei dynasty of Tianchao, the lands that became modern Dongbalian broke away from Tianchao to form a pair of rival dynasties and were never recovered. Said dynasties are known to history as the Hang Kingdom and Sang Kingdom, two of the states counted among the twelve kingdoms of said period.

During said period, two nobles who were descendants of former Dongbalian rulers found a chance to revolt, now known to history as the Red Dragon Rebellion, and set up their own empires. By the time the period ended, the Hang and Sang empires were firmly entrenched and conquered up to the edge of Jing bu Xibei (what is now northwestern Dongbalian).

The first true peace treaty ended with Tianchao still in control of Jing bu Xibei.

While originally two empires fighting for the same thing, when the conflicts with Tianchao ended they quickly turned on each other and warred for dominance in the region, even while members of their centralized governments were fighting for control of them. Their governments grew unstable from constant infighting and soon collapsed into many dozens of independent kingdoms, dukedoms, counties and city-states struggling for land and dominance. Eventually some concurrence was reached and a directorial confederation, in which all lords have equal say, was set up. However, the directorial confederation eventually turned hegemonic, with Lan Kingdom taking the lead role as hegemon of Dongbalian under the title of Zuigao Bazhu (Supreme Overlord).

A few centuries after the peace treaty that left Tianchao in control of Jing bu Xibei, Tianchao descended into chaos during the civil war taking place during the transition between the Ang and Ting dynasties (known in Tianchao as the Ang–Ting War (盎–亭戰/Ang–Ting Zhan)), Dongbalian seized the chance to reconquer the region from Tianchao, and did so with minimal resistance, achieving its modern northern and western borders. Aside from that, Dongbalian has mostly avoided taking advantage or getting involved in Tianchao's near-constant internal strife.

Even while going to war with Tianchao on and off for years, they turned their attentions toward expanding west and south, uniting many other states and tribes under their banner through treaty and conquest, eventually expanding into northern Maritymir. Dongbalian even managed to steal some territory from Gaoliang, the Lingzhai (灵宅) region. That region joined Dongbalian after seceding following a war for secession, which was secretly organized by Dongbalian.

Dongbalian remains at odds with Tianchao to this day, and the two powers go to war almost every other decade for one reason or another. Its relations with Gaoliang and Nhiệt Đới are cold too, but diplomacy has avoided too many wars.

Dongbalian eventually lost some of its northeastern territories to Rome. While Dongbalian anticipated an invasion when Rome all but defeated Tianchao, it was still unable to resist the ferocity of the Imperial Roman Army in the initial invasion, despite years of preparation. This changed when a female warrior, known to history as Li Mulan (李木蘭); styled Guowei (國衛), came to prominence. Li Mulan, an ethnic Yinghui peasant woman born in Tianchao, and an alleged descendant of Xiangrikui Gongchen, had been taken as a war slave by a Roman officer during the invasion. During her time as a slave – after learning their language – she learned all about Roman war tactics both from watching the battles from afar and from listening to the Roman commanders talk. After managing to escape, she disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Dongnan army. Her determination and mettle, along with her knowledge of Roman war strategies, allowed her to quickly rise through the ranks until she became a general.

Once a general, Mulan took charge of an army and her widely successful anti-Roman tactics allowed her to turn the tide of the war, culminating when she fully defended against the Roman army in a decisive battle that changed history forever, now known to history as the Battle of Qiuling Pingyuan. Mulan's true gender was accidentally exposed not long after, but her loyal troops defended her from any punishment. The High King of the time – known to history as Chang Guizhou (常規週) – was so impressed with her and her record that he let her retain her position and rank. Mulan then led another successful campaign that saw the reclamation of much territory before a peace treaty ending the war was signed.

Governance & PoliticsEdit

The head of state is the Zuigao Bazhu, the main ruler of the nation. The incumbent High King holds the rulership of his kingdom concurrently. The title is held for life and at first Lan Kingdom held the position of hegemon. There were attempts early on to make it hereditary, but when the first holder died there was no clear heir. And so, the next High King is elected from the rulers of one of the kingdoms or the heir to the kingdom of the previous holder when the incumbent one dies.

The head of the government of Dongbalian is the Zhengfu Buzhang (Minister of Government), but the office is mostly ceremonial in practice and holds little actual power.

The legislature of the confederacy is the Canyuan (Senate), which is divided into the Shangyuan (Upper House) and the Xiayuan (Lower House), the upper and lower house respectively. Members of both houses of the Senate are referred to as Canyiyuan (議員/Senators), and are directly appointed by leaders of the political divisions, and higher level states are permitted more senators in the Senate. Representation in the Lower House is determined by population, which is determined by a nationwide census taken every twenty years.

Political Divisions Edit

Dongbalian is divided into many territories termed one of several things depending on the rank held upon accession to the confederation.

From highest to lowest they are:
States
Territory Ruler title Succession method Senators to the Shangyuan
Wangguo
王國
Kingdom
Wang

King
Hereditary 10
The highest political division of Dongbalian.

Only the Kings can be elected to the position of High King,

Gongguo
公國
Duchy
Gongjue
公爵
Duke
Hereditary 7
Jun

Region
Houjue
侯爵
Marquis
Hereditary 5
Boguo
伯國
County (1st level)
Bojue
伯爵
Count
Hereditary 4
Xian

County (2nd level)
Hereditary 4
Zilingdi
子領地
Sub-county
Zijue
子爵
Viscount
Hereditary 3
Guizu
貴族
Barony
Nanjue
男爵
Baron
Hereditary 3
Tai

State
Zhongdu
總督
Governor
Election 2
Chengbang
城邦
City-State
Shizhang
市長
City Govenor
Election 2
Lingzhu
領主
Seignior
Hareditary
A single city and surrounding territory. Their leaders can be either elected or hereditary.
Junqu
軍區
Military Region
Zhong-jiang
中将
Lieutenant General
Military appointment 1
A military region along Mulan's Wall or the fortress regions along the borders and northwestern seaboard.

The leader title is a military rank.

States of Dongbalian
Name Level Ruling Family Flag/Symbol
Surname Race Ethnicity
Lan
Wangguo Pie
Lan was the original hegemon of Dongbalian before the modern succession methods were made law.
Hanjin
漢晉
Chengbang
Tangming
唐明
Chengbang
Tuanjie
團結
Chengbang None, ruler elected
Tuanjie is a city-state founded as the capital of Dongbalian, and has a special status compared to the rest of the nation's city-states.
Weishuwu
魏蜀吳
Chengbang Jin
Xiangxi Bao
向西堡
Junqu None, military appointment
The northernmost fortification along Mulan's Wall.
Nanchao Kanguan
南超看管
Junqu None, military appointment
The southernmost fortification along Mulan's Wall.

Conglin Liedao WangguoEdit

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Conglin Liedao Wangguo (叢林列島王國/Kingdom of the Jungle Islands), commonly known by its abbriviation Conglinguo (叢林國), is a nation in southeastern Marlakcor, occupying the tropical jungle islands of the southeast. It solely borders Dongbalian to the west, by land on three islands and the rest by sea.

Conglinguo has been resisting Dongnan expansion into the southeast for centuries. Not once ever did Conglinguo accept joining the hegemony, rebuking every single invitation. More than once these rebukes turned into open confrontation and war. These wars were repeatedly met with defeat and truce, reducing Conglinguo to a handful of islands.

When Dongbalian found itself occupied by the Roman Invasions, Conglinguo took a chance to reclaim much of its lost territory.

Empire of GaoliangEdit

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Race: Elf
Ethnicity: High Elf

Head of State:

Jinghuang
精皇
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The Empire of Gaoliang (高魎) is a large confederated high elven empire occupying the dense Jingling Jungles of Xiaoyu, the lands of southern Huaxia, the central subcontinent of Marlakcor.

It borders Dongbalian to the east, indirectly via Zhonglibozi, a neutral region, and directly via the Lingzhai region; Tianchao to the north via the Jingling Peninsula; the wood elven Senxiao kingdoms to the southwest, and shares maritime borders with Raimei to the west across the Jingling Sea.

A country occupying mostly jungle, the Jingling Jungles of Gaoliang is home to the largest river basin in the world.

Khaganate of GergazarEdit

Capital: Shiltgeen
ᠰᠢᠯᠲᠦᠭᠡᠨ
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Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Ruling House/Clan Tsetsgiin
ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭ ᠦᠨ
Dynasty:
Race: Human
Ethnicity: Arslan

Head of State:

Khagan
ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ

Khatun
ᠬᠠᠲᠤᠨ

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none
Body: n/a

Demonym:

Endonym: Gergazard
ᠭᠡᠷᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ ᠲᠤ
Exonym: Arslan/
Gergazese

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The Khaganate of Gergazar (ᠭᠡᠷᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ), or the Gergazard Khaganate (ᠭᠡᠷᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ ᠲᠤᠬᠠᠩᠨᠠᠲ), is a large nation in eastern Pianpilu – called Delkhiin (ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ) by the Arslan – and the homeland of the Arslan people, dominating the mountains, tundras and steppes that make up most of their homelands.

It borders Tianchao to the west and south, and shares maritime borders with the dwarven nation of Baoshi to the southwest.

History Edit

Gergazar is a relatively recent union of Marlakcor, first coming together as a union of khanates under Erkhemseg Khan (ᠡᠷᠬᠢᠮᠰᠦᠭᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ) of the Altanzul (ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ) clan. At its hight, it the Gergazard Khaganate controlled vast territories across the continent, including most of Pianpilu, Zanghuan, and half of Haoyudai, even having constantly sparring with Antikülke. It is from these conquests that the Lin dynasty of Tianchao was founded as a division of the greater khaganate, taking advantage of the ongoing Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms period to expand. However, a turning point for the empire came with the sudden death of Khundet Khan (ᠬᠦᠨᠳᠦᠳᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ), the ninth Khagan of Gergazar and the third Huangdi of the Lin dynasty, resulted in a succession dispute and the fragmentation of the Khaganate.

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; and so a war of succession erupted between his sons and generals. Within a year of his death, the Khaganate broke into five independent states – the Lin dynasty among them – while the Altanzul clan was ousted from rulership of Gergazar and replaced by the Tsetsgiin (ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭ ᠦᠨ) clan under Tuimer Khan (ᠲᠦᠢᠮᠡᠷᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ), while the Altanzul clan continued to rule the Lin dynasty for the rest of its existance. The other states to emerge from the fragmentation of the khaganate were the Shengwai-ruled Shuang (霜) dynasty in central Pianpilu; the Unghwa-ruled Gwan (관/棺) dynasty in Haoyudai; and the Xiyi-ruled Pan (磐) dynasty on the Island of Qiu. Gwan and Pan were soon reconquered by the Lin dynasty, but the Shuang dynasty resisted until it capitulated to the dwarf-ruled Lei dynasty. Gergazar itself managed to avoid disintegrating during the civil war but was greatly weakened.

The loss of most of its empire greatly weakened the khaganate. It eventually recovered its strength and integrity to prevent other powers from conquering it. But, dispite many efforts, never reached such vast territorial extants again.

Politics & Governance Edit

Gergazar is a collection of autonomous khanates ruled by Khans (ᠬᠠᠨ) subordinate to the Khagan.

Prominent Clans of the Khaganate
Clan Ruling Khanate Notes
Name Capital
Altanzul
ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨᠵᠤᠯ
Erdeniin
ᠡᠷᠳᠡᠨᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ
Unet Chuluu
ᠦᠨᠡᠲᠦ ᠴᠢᠯᠠᠭᠤ
The Altanzul clan was the first ruling clan of the Khaganate.

The clan that currently rules the Erdeniin Khanate is a branch descended from Zusegch Khan (ᠵᠦᠰᠦᠭᠴᠢ ᠬᠠᠨ), whom was an older brother of Baatar Khan, the fourth Huangdi of the Lin dynasty. Both of them were sons of Khundet Khan, the last Khagan of the Gergazar from the Altanzul clan.

Burged
ᠪᠦᠷᠭᠦᠳ
Chono
ᠴᠢᠨᠣ᠎ᠠ
Khavtgai
ᠬᠠᠪᠲᠠᠭᠠᠢ
Delkhii
ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ
Gereltekh
ᠭᠡᠷᠡᠯ ᠳᠦ ᠬᠢ
Naidvar
ᠨᠠᠶᠢᠳᠠᠪᠤᠷᠢ
Nurgeen
ᠨᠦᠷᠭᠡᠬᠡᠨ
Shuukh
ᠰᠢᠭᠦᠬᠦ
Sokhor
ᠰᠣᠬᠣᠷ
Shilen Sav
ᠰᠢᠯᠢᠨ ᠰᠠᠪᠠ
Tatvar
ᠲᠠᠲᠠᠪᠤᠷᠢ
Khandiv
ᠬᠠᠨᠳᠢᠪ
Tsasan
ᠴᠠᠰᠤᠨ
Ovliin
ᠡᠪᠦᠯ ᠦᠨ
Tsetsgiin
ᠴᠡᠴᠡᠭ ᠦᠨ
Khyanagch
ᠬᠢᠨᠠᠭᠴᠢ
Shiltgeen
ᠰᠢᠯᠲᠦᠭᠡᠨ
The Tsetsgiin clan is the current ruling family of the Khaganate, ruling directly from the capital of the khaganate.

The Tsetsgiin clan came to power under Tuimer Khan after ousting the Altanzul clan during the succession dispute that followed in the wake of the untimely death Khundet Khan.

Tsin
ᠴᠢᠨ
Khatuu
ᠬᠠᠲᠠᠭᠤ
Other Prominent/Non-ruling Clans
Name Notes
Ayanga
ᠠᠶᠤᠩᠭ᠎ᠠ
Longtime vassals of the Nurgeen clan.
Tavtsan
ᠲᠠᠪᠴᠠᠩ

Empire of Goryeo Edit

Joseon flag
Capital: Sungduk
숭둑
Largest City:
Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Ruling House/Clan Song
Dynasty: Song
Race: Human
Ethnicity: Unghwa

Head of State:

Taewang
태왕
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Legislature:

Jeguk Uihoe
제국 의회
Body: unicameral

Demonym:

Goryeon
고련

Currency:

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The Empire of Goryeo (고려) is a nation in the northwest corner of Haoyudai (Hoyeokdae), the northern lands of Xinshijie, the western subcontinent of Marlakcor. It is currently ruled by the Song dynasty. Goryeo occupies the island of the same name and some mainland territories. It shares maritime borders with the Morokoshi provinces of Yamatai to the south, and borders Tianchao on land via it's mainland territories to the east. North of its home island controls the island of Jinjuui (진주의). The Yosae (요새) peninsula to the east is its gateway to its mainland territores and its land border with Tianchao. Farther north it occupies to islands, Masul Seojjog (마술 서쪽) & Masul Dongjjog (마술 동쪽).

Once controlling great swathes of the northern half of the western continent, down to at least the central regions of Haoyudai, Goryeo, the homeland of the Unghwa people, and the last sovereign Unghwa nation on Marlakcor, was once one of the dominant nations on western lands of Marlakcor, and seemed primed for ultimate domination before Tianchao invaded. As a result of the Tianzu Wars of Conquest, Goryeo was reduced to the island from whence it originated. The Yosae peninsula, which is governed from the fortress city of Jeohang (저항), was for a time Goryeo's only remaining mainland holdout against Tianchao. Goryeo managed to stave off the threat of invasion and retain full sovereignty, while its neighbors weren't so fortunate.

When Yamatai invaded western Haoyudai – conquering the last independent Unghwa nations in the region – and came into conflict with Tianchao, Goryeo took a chance to invade and reconquer some of its lost lands from Tianchao under the guise of a friendship and military alliance with Yamatai. However, when Yamatai entered into a ceasefire with Tianchao at the end of their first war, Goryeo betrayed Yamatai and invaded some of the latters occupied lands. However, spies and defectors leaked military plans to the Yamato military governors and Yamatai was able to prevent Goryeo from doing too much damage. The only thing that stopped the fighting was a change of regime in Goryeo, when the then-incumbent war-hawk Myeok (멱) dynasty was supplanted by the pro-peace Jang (장) dynasty in a coup.

However, while peace between the two empires was restored by the Jang dynasty's rise to power, they were foreign in origin and so their rule was almost universally unaccepted, resulting in a civil war for the throne. The Song dynasty was among the contending factions that arose to the most prominence and power in the war, yet a series of sudden defeats cost them much of their influence. It was then that the Song asked signed a new treaty of trade and alliance with Yamatai, asking them to intervene on their side. Yamatai accepted, and with their help the Song won the war to become rulers of Goryeo.

Republic of MiaoguiEdit

Capital: Lading
拉丁
Largest City:
Government: Directorial Republic

Heads of State:

Guowu Weiyuanhui
国务委员会

Chaired by the Xiaozhang
校长

Heads of Government: Guowu Weiyuanhui
国务委员会

Legislature:

Guohui
国会
Body: unicameral

Demonym:

Miaogui

Currencies:

Primary Tenders: Jiaozi, Guanzi, Huizi, Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
Secondary Tenders: Aureus, Denarius, Sestertius, Dupondius, As
Languages: Official:
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The Republic of Miaogui (妙傀共和/Miaogui Gonghe) is a Jiti-Agnes republican state in eastern Marlakcor, occupying the island of Daludao and some islands and lands to the north and south. It borders Tianchao on Shengfen Island to the west – occupying most of it – and on the eastern southern peninsula of Qiu Island to the north. On the mainland to the southwest, it borders Dongbalian, marked by Mulan's Wall.

Miaogui is the only republican state in Marlakcor.

As a state that had Agnes customs impressed upon them during the Roman Occupation, Miaogui has a unique culture that is a blend of Jiti and Roman.

History Edit

The entirety of what is now Miaogui was once the Roman colonial state of Serica. The Serica Provinciae was the collective name of the colonies & provinces of the Roman Empire in Marlakcor, occupying a cluster of islands and a part of the mainland in eastern Marlakcor on the west side of the Yinyue Sea, called the Musica Sea by the Eurodynes.

The island of Daludao was formerly known as the kingdom of the same name, which was a suzerainty of Tianchao following the Tianzu Wars of Conquest, Serica was established as a result of the Roman Conquest of Daludao. Rome continued to expand Serica in as many ways as it could, warring against Tianchao and Dongbalian until they were stopped for political and logistical reasons.

Rome's rule in Marlakcor came to an end when, after being forced to pull much of its army out to deal with affairs in the homeland, a long-suppressed independence movement took the chance to break free from foreign rule. The Miaogui War for Independence (妙傀独立战争/Miaogui Duli Zhanzheng) seemed primed to succeed at the start, but the sudden return of the Imperial Roman Army & Navy saw the Miaogui Independence Army suffer a series of defeats. Just as it seemed that freedom would be lost, Tianchao intervened on behalf of Miaogui, albeit not for altruistic reasons, and soon Rome was forced out of Marlakcor for good.

While Tianchao never liked the idea of an eastern neighbor that was formerly foreign controlled, Miaogui has since fostered a prosperous trade and diplomatic relationship with both Tianchao and Dongbalian.

Politics & Government Edit

Empire of Nhiệt ĐớiEdit

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Capital: Cây Nóng
𣘃𤎏
Largest City:
Government: Hereditary Absolute Monarchy
Ruling House/Clan
Dynasty: Sao
𣋀
Race: Human
Ethnicity: Ngây Rừng

Head of State:

Vương
Head of Government:

Legislature:

none
Body: n/a

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Van
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The Empire of Nhiệt Đới (熱帶), diplomatically known as "Redai" by Jiti nations, is an ethnic Ngây Rừng nation in southwestern Marlakcor, occupying the tropical jungle island of the same name and much of the east coast of Yuchang (called Đất Mưa by the Ngây Rừng), including both of the major peninsulas of the east coast. It borders Raimei to the west by land and Tianchao the extreme north via the Isthmus of Caihong, and shares maritime borders with high elven Gaoliang Empire and the wood elven Senxiao kingdoms to the east across the Jingling Sea, and the neutral island of Hei'an Zhidi to the southeast via its island territories in the Chidao Sea.

It is currently ruled by the Sao dynasty.

Unfettered by encroachment from major nations throughout most of its existence, Nhiệt Đới managed to expand and conquer nearly all of Yuchang, reaching its zenith by the inception of the Lin dynasty, and they've had proper relations with Tianchao since at least the Zan dynasty.

When Yamatai invaded, Nhiệt Đới was unable to match up the Yamatao Imperial Army and was reduced to its home island and some scattered terrtories along the east coast. When Raimei declared independence from Yamatai, Nhiệt Đới took a chance to reclaim some of its lost lands as part of an alliance deal with Raimei to help them gain independence from Yamatai.

Empire of RaimeiEdit

Raimei flag
Capital: Hekireki/Bão
霹靂/暴
Largest City:
Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Ruling House/Clan Rairyu/Sấmrồng
雷龍
Dynasty:
Race: Human
Ethnicity: Genjin-Ngây Rừng

Head of State:

Raikojinno/Sấm Hoàngđế
雷光人皇/𩆷皇帝
Head of Government:

Legislature:

none
Body: n/a

Demonym:

Raimin/Người Sấm
雷民/𠊛𩆷

Currency:

Hansatsu, Koban, Nibuban, Ichibuban, Tsuho
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The Empire of Raimei (雷鳴), also called Sấm (𩆷), sometimes known as the Thunder Empire to countries outside Marlakcor, is a large monarchical state in southwestern Marlakcor, occupying much of central Yuchang (called Amehara by the Genjin and Đất Mưa by the Ngây Rừng), the southern lands of Xinshijie, the western subcontinent of Marlakcor.

Raimei borders the Yamato territories of Morokoshi to the west, Tianchao to the north via the Isthmus of Caihong, and Nhiệt Đới to the east.

Raimei was once part of the Morokoshi Ryoiki of Yuchang, and therefore sovereign territory of Yamatai, until a rebellion led by one renegade clan, the Rairyu clan, a family of Genjin-Ngây Rừng origin, also called the Sấmrồng clan in Tươi Ngữ, established the new independent empire, which took ten years of war, now known as the Raimin War for Independence (4235–4245AFZ), to achieve.

Raimei remains at odds with Yamatai, and have fought several wars with the empire since its founding, but careful diplomacy has prevented the empires from outright destroying each other. The Rairyu clan still rules Raimei to this day.

As an empire made up of lands that were formerly part of Nhiệt Đới, Raimei has its own unique culture that is a blend of both Genjin and Ngây Rừng culture.

State of Renyu Dao Edit

Renyu Dao flag
Capital: Yai
Largest City:
Government: Elective Absolute Monarchy
Ruling House/Clan
Dynasty:
Race:
Ethnicity:

Head of State:

Zuzhang/Fuzhang
族长/妇长
Head of Government:

Legislature:

Council
Body: unicameral

Demonym:

Renyan

Currency:

Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
Languages: Official:
Minority:
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The State of Renyu Dao (人魚島) is an island nation occupying the island of the same name in the Chidao Sea of southern Marlakcor, sharing maritime borders with solely Dongbalian.

Renyu Dao is a nation where merpeople live alongside humans in harmony. Renyu Dao was originally founded when a clan of humans got washed up on the shores, and have lived alongside the merfolk together in harmony from then on.

When Dongbalian expanded to their waters, they at first signed a treaty to come under Dongnan sovereignty, but pulled out of the confederacy less than a year later. The separation wasn't welcomed at first, leading to a brief military confrontation, but Dongbalian's government caved in and drew back within weeks.

Kingdoms of Senxiao Edit

The Senxiao kingdoms is the collective term for the dozens of independent wood elven tribal chiefdoms led by different clans in southwestern Huaxia.

Holy City of Shangri-la Edit

Kingdom of Shayuwei Dao Edit

Shayuwei Dao flag
Capital: Shaqi
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Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Ruling House/Clan
Dynasty:
Race:
Ethnicity:

Head of State:

Wang
Head of Government:

Legislature:

none
Body: n/a

Demonym:

Shayu

Currency:

Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
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The Kingdom of Shayuwei Dao (鯊魚尾島/Shayuwei Dao Wangguo) is an island nation on the island of the same name in the Yinyue Sea off of Huaxia in western Marlakcor.

As Dongbalian expanded, Shayuwei Dao rejected all offers to join the expanding confederacy and even managed to repel an invasion when negotiations with one regime turned hostile. After the only war it ever fought with Dongbalian, Shayuwei Dao experienced a golden age of prosperity due to the soon established trade and military alliance that followed a change of management to both nations. However, this ended with the invasions of Rome.

When Rome exerted its control of western Marlakcor, Shayuwei Dao was no exception to the ever opportunistic Roman Empire. After losing almost half the island to the invaders, Shayuwei Dao signed a submissive peace treaty with Rome, retaining nominal sovereignty while still a vassal of the empire.

When wars back in Eurodysia forced Rome to recall some of its forces, Shayuwei Dao took the chance to reassert its independence and reconquer its lost territory.

However, even after reasserting its sovereignty, Shayuwei Dao was unable to restore its relations with Dongbalian, as Rome prevented all trade and communications from reaching the mainland, forcing Shayuwei Dao into an unequal trade alliance. This restrictive alliance ended following the end of Roman influence in Marlakcor with the independence of the Miaogui Republic, allowing Sayuwei Dao to restore its lost relations with Dongbalian and forge a new one with Miaogui.

Sige Sheng Cheng Edit

Capital: n/a
Largest City:
Government: Theocratic Elective Monarchies

Heads of State:

Sida Gaoshou
四大高手
Heads of Government:

Legislature:

none
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n/a

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The Sige Sheng Cheng (四個聖城/Four Holy Cities), are a quartet of religious city-states spread around Marlakcor. Although in four separate locations around the continent, and are mostly autonomous from one another, the four cities are considered a single state.

Deeply religious states, the holy cities are controlled by a religious order that pledges faith to the Divine Beasts of Tianxia, and each houses a main temple dedicated to one of the four to represent their cardinal direction. As Tianchao expanded in every direction, they spared any threat of conquest or vassalization, as not even the huangdi of the time dared to threaten the sanctity of such holy places.

The eastern and western cities were also spared conquest of vassalization by Rome and Yamatai when the two empires formed Serica Provinciae (now the Republic of Miaogui) and Morokoshi respectively. Despite the former's usual policy to impose their religion on conquered or visited lands, Rome respected the eastern city's neutrality and honored the sanctity of a holy place, and Yamatai gave the same courtesy to the western city.

Although mostly autonomous from one another, the four masters, the leaders of each city, meet every year, taking turns to host the meeting in each of the four cities over the course of four years.

City Description
Name(s) Represented Beast
Dongshui Guibei
冬水龜北

Ovolus yast Melkhoid
ᠡᠪᠦᠯᠤᠰ ᠶᠠᠰᠤᠲᠤ ᠮᠡᠨᠡᠬᠠᠢ ᠳᠤ

Black Turtle Dongshui Guibei, also known as Ovolus yast Melkhoid by the Arslan, and the Shengwai/Tukhii also call it that in the mother tongue, is a city-state situated on the shore of Gui Bay in central Pianpilu, the northern subcontinent of Marlakcor.

It shares borders solely with Tianchao to the southwest.

As the northern city of the order, Dongshui Guibei serves as the base for the Temple of the Black Turtle, Lord of Winter & Warden of the North.

Chunjimu Longdong
春季木龍洞
Azure Dragon Chunjimu Longdong is a city-state situated mainly on the Shengzhe peninsula (圣者半岛) of Qiu Island on the west side the Bay of Xiaolong.

It shares borders with Tianchao to the northeast.

As the eastern city of the order, Chunjimu Longdong serves as the base for the Temple of the Azure Dragon, Lord of Spring & Warden of the East.

Xiahuo Niaonan
夏火鳥南
Vermilion Bird Xiahuo Niaonan is a city-state situated on the southern shore of the Zhuhong Sea.

It shares maritime borders solely with Gaoliang to the south.

As the southern city of the order, Xiahuo Niaonan serves as the base for the Temple of the Vermilion Bird, Lord of Summer & Warden of the South.

Qiujin Huxi
秋金虎西

Chugeum Beom-Seojjok
추금 범서쪽


Akikane Toranishi
秋金虎西

White Tiger Qiujin Huxi, also known as Chugeum Beom-Seojjok by the Unghwa and Akikane Toranishi by the Genjin, is a city-state situated on the Washi Peninsula of Haoyudai (Called Hoyeokdae and Goikitai by the Unghwa and Genjin respectively), the northern lands of Xinshijie, the western subcontinent.

It shares land borders solely with the Morokoshi Provinces of Yamatai to the west, and shares maritime borders soely with Goryeo to the north.

As the western city of the order, Qiujin Huxi serves as the base for the Temple of the White Tiger, Lord of Autumn & Warden of the West.

Empire of Tianchao Edit

Tianchao flag
Capital: Tangzhai
瑭寨
Largest City:
Government: Hereditary Absolute Feudal Monarchy
Ruling House/Clan Sun
Dynasty: Cui
Race: Human
Ethnicity: Yinghui

Head of State:

Huangdi
皇帝
Head of Government: Huangdi & Chengxiang
皇帝 & 丞相

Legislature:

Guohui
國會
Body: unicameral

Demonym:

Ednodym: Tianzu/Jiti
天組/集體
Exonym: Tianchese/
Gytzene

Currency:

Jiaozi, Guanzi, Huizi, Jinlong, Yinhu, Tongying, Tiegui
Languages: Official:
Minority:
Writing system:
The Empire of Tianchao (天朝) is the dominant and largest state on Marlakcor.

Tianchao has been known by many names since before and throughout its existence. It is often known locally by whichever dynasty is currently ruling it, while it is known as the name for the country prevalent for foreigners from Arquperio (Eurodysia and Aquilonis) is Gytzai, at least for diplomatic purposes. Other names for the empire include Jibang (集邦) and Jiyu (集宇), both used in reference for the dominant ethnic group. The name "Tianchao" dates back the the Ying dynasty, meant to illustrate the achievement of the Mandate of Heaven (天命/Tianming) and rulership of Tianxia (the world in ancient Tianzu perception), but the name did not enter common use for over two thousand years. It was used somewhat sparingly during the Mo, Qiang, Yue and Jing dynasties, but it wasn't until the Zhai dynasty that the name was adopted by law as the official legal name of the empire.

It occupies much of the continent, controlling northern and western Huaxia (the central subcontinent), most of Haoyudai (the northern lands of Xinshijie, the western subcontinent), and two thirds of Pianpilu (the northern continent). In the Zanghuan Provinces, the capital regions, it borders Dongbalian to the south, and shares borders with the Jiti-Agnes Miaogui Republic on Shengfen Island and on the eastern peninsula of Qiu Island. It also shares borders with Baoshi in the northeastern corner of the latter island. East of Qiu, Tianchao chares borders with Tibet.

Via the Jingling Peninsula, it borders Gaoliang to the south, and on the western continent, the Xifang Regions, it borders Raimei to the south and Yamato-Morokoshi to the west.

On Pianpilu, it borders Antikülke to the west and Gergazar, whom still resists Tianzu expansion with all its might, to the east. These lands were hotly contested between Tianchao and other powers for many centuries. First it was contested by the Antik Khaganate and the Tukhii Khanate (the Tukhii people are now known as the Shengwai, but they still refer to themselves by their mother term in their mother language and in conversation with their cousins, the Arslan) before Tiancho finally conquered most of it during the Kai dynasty. It was again contested territory during the Twenty Kingdoms and Western, Central & Northern Dynasties periods before reconsolidation under the Zan dynasty restored order. Some time after Tianchao broke up again during the Seven Dynasties & Twelve Kingdoms period, the recently-formed Gergazard Khaganate took advantage of the chaos to conquer Pianpilu and most of Tianchao. Following the Fragmentation of the Gergazard Khaganate, the central lands were controlled by the Shuang dynasty for several centuries until they were reconquered by the Lei dynasty. Tianchao still rules the lands to this day.

In the northwest it shares maritime and land borders with the empire of Goryeo, from whom it conquered most of the western continent.

Tianchao also shares borders with two of the four island city-states: In the north, on the southwest shore of Gui Bay, Tianchao shares maritime borders with the Holy City of Dongshui Guibei. To the east, on the Shengzhe peninsula (圣者半岛) of Qiu Island on the west side the Bay of Xiaolong, via what territories Tianchao still controls after the wars with Rome, Tianchao shares borders with the Holy City of Chunjimu Longdong.

In northern Pianpilu, Tianchao also borders the city of Shangri-la, making it an enclave, which is nestled in a tropical jungle valley surrounded by an impassible mountain range. The mountains around the valley are frigid and snow-covered almost year-round, but the valley is kept warm by geothermal activity. Becuase Tianchao can't get to it, as the only way into the city is via hidden caves that only the people of Shangri-la know the location of, the empire leaves it alone. At one point Tianchao territorially surrounded it, but various conflicts resulted in the loss of the lands north of the city.

Tianchao was at one point the suzerain of Antikülke, forcing them to surrender base sovereignty in the face of the ferocity of the Tianzu Imperial Army & Navy and threats of invasion. But the independence of the former Shuang dynasty allowed them to break off from the yoke of Tianchao and reclaim some of their lost territory. At one point Tianchao held the now-defunct Daludao Kingdom (大陸島王國) as a suzerainty as well, but it was conquered and renamed Serica by Rome. Said territories have since declared independence as the Republic of Miaogui.

Tianchao spared the Holy Cities from conquest or vassalization, as not even the huangdi of the time dared to threaten or desecrate the sanctity of such holy places. All this is a result of the Tianzu Wars of Conquest (a collective term for the many wars of expansion Tianchao has fought throughout its history.).

On the western border with Yamato-Morokoshi stands the Great Wall of Haoyudai. This massive fortification of 25m-high stone walls, fortresses, and castles, which runs along the entire length of the Morokoshi-Tianchao border. This wall far surpasses Dongbalian's Mulan's Wall, which was built for similar reasons against Rome.

HistoryEdit

The empire is currently under the rule of the Cui dynasty, run by the Sun clan, which took power in 4903TJH (4482AFZ) after supplanting the collapsing dwarf-ruled Lei dynasty and reconquering the state of Dongji, a northern Shengwai secessionist kingdom. Cui is the latest of many dynasties that have ruled all or part of Tianchao.

An unnatural creation with thousands of years of reliable history, what became Tianchao was originally a collection of quarreling wangguo (王國/kingdoms) in what is now the Zanghuan Provinces thousands of years ago. There were eleven major states and several minor states under vassal hegemony of a few of the major ones.

Modern scholars agree that the events that led to the founding of the modern empire began following the collapse of what is known to history as the Mo dynasty into the various states at the end of an era historians call the Predynastic Era. The previous recorded dynasties prior to Mo were, in practice, just fragile hegemonic alliances under the lordship of a stronger state. The Mo dynasty, a kingdom of magic ruled by magicians, was the first kingdom to exercise centralized authority over the rest of the kingdoms, and lasted longer than any dynasty in Tianzu history. After its initial founding, Mo held supreme authority over the other kingdoms; however, during the second half of its reign, the Mo dynasty lost control over its subjects as the first experiments and attempts at federalizatin were poorly executed and cost the wang (king) and his court their authority. This time is an era termed the Summer & Winter period (夏季和冬季). This attempt at federalization involved redrawing the internal borders and establishing states and elevating the statuses of the vassal wangs as rulers of them, granting them more governing authority to levy their own taxes, keep troops, and make their own individual laws. But this had the unintended side-effect of reducing their obligation to their liege and envoking personal disputes, territorial and personal. The loss of influence cost the central authorities their control over the newly formed constituent kingdoms.

While the Mo dynasty didn't actually collapse until near the end of the ensuing period of civil war, the instability triggered the beginning of an era of near constant warfare, shifting alliances, and brief periods of peace between conflicts; ending the Summer & Winter period and beginning a period of chaos and civil war known to history as the Warring States period.

About a hundred years later, a warlord known to history as Ji Zheng (機政): styled Zhugong (主公), a general from what was then Kingdom of Qiang – whom was also an alleged descendant of Xiangrikui Gongchen – usurped control of the kingdom in a military coup d'état, overthrowing the inept and complacent wang and the Zhi family, becoming wang himself. Ji Zheng then led his followers to conquer all of Qiang's rivals, thus founding the first imperial dynasty of newly-formed Empire of Tianchao under the rule of the Qiang dynasty with himself as the first Huangdi (皇帝/Emperor). His posthumous name was Chuangjian (創見) and his temple name is Kaiguo (開國). He is more commonly known by his posthumous name, but is also known in history as Qiang Shou Di (薔首帝). His conquests ended the Warring States period and the Prydynastic Era in one stroke and began the Classical stage of the Imperial Era.

While the name "Tianchao" was used as the offical name for the empire of the time, with the end of the Qiang dynasty, the name fell out of use. The name "Tianchao" was adopted as the official name of the empire during the Zhai dynasty.

The early imperial dynasties up to the mid-Jing dynasty, only ruled areas of the modern-day Zanghuan Provinces. From the mid-Jing dynasty onward began expanding Tianchao beyond its cradle of civilization. In the subsequent collective Tianzu Wars of Conquest, Tianchao expanded in every direction and grew into one of the largest and wealthiest empires on Qirsyllviar. (It is outclassed only by Yamatai in the latter aspect)

The empire has a chaotic history of various pretender dynasties, breakaway states, or usurpations by rebellion or coup d'état, and many other types of crises besides. For example, the Ji dynasty, the first dynasty of the Predynastic Era (前王朝紀元), prior-founding Tianchao, collapsed and was usurped by the Zao dynasty, which began the cycle for a successive change of dynasties.

The reason for the constant changes of dynasties and wars is all in part due to a dynastic cycle influenced by a religiopolitical concept known as the Mandate of Heaven (天命/Tianming), a philosophical concept of the circumstances under which a ruler is allowed to rule (see the two links to the wikipedia articles for the full explanation on both concepts). The concept dates back to the Ying dynasty.

Not all of the dynasties came to power by violence: sometimes power was peacefully handed over to a new dynasty when the previous dynasty's final huangdi abdicated in favor of a favored person or named such a person as his sole heir. This was usually done if the reigning huangdi felt that he was going to inevitably pass on without leaving a valid heir (such as a son, nephew, cousin or brother), so that a power vacuum was avoided. This was also done if it was believed that the incumbent dynasty had lost the Mandate of Heaven and had been granted to a new dynasty. Another way was, if he did die without a valid heir or before naming one, one of the highest ranked members of the government (often by election) would establish a new dynasty to fill the power vacuum before any sort of chaos could ensue. But civil wars were still a common occurrence in the latter instance, especially so if the nearest relatives of the last huangdi (such as a brother, nephew, cousin or a son of a concubine) made claims to the throne.

Founders of several dynasties were descendants of great heroes from Tianzu history and/or folklore; i.e, the founders of five different dynasties were allegedly descendants of Xiangrikui Gongchen, the first Abjaksan of Marlakcor.

Alongside the successive change of dynasties, Tianchao has also fractured into separate independent states and rival dynasties as a result of wars of succession, rebellions for independence, or other crises many times in the past.

These periods of chaos have become known, in chronological order, as:
Crisis Name Duration
Years Period
Warring States
戰國
Zhanguo
101TJQ–5TJH 106yrs
Warring States close up

The political map of the Warring States in central Zanghuan for the majority of the period, before the fall and annexation of Mo Kingdom, Wu Principality, Xiao Kingdom by Hong Kingdom.

A period of constant fighting between the states of central Zanghuan in the final century of the Mo dynasty, the final dynasy of the Predynastic Era. The period ended with the conquest of all other states by the Kingdom of Qiang and the founding of Tianchao under the Qiang dynasty.

Historians traditionally consider the defeat, capitulation and annexation of Hong Kingdom following the merge of Qiang and Bao Kingdoms through marriage as the official beginning of the Qiang dynasty. A couple years prior to that, Hong had conquered Mo, Wu and Xiao and seemed prime to dominate, only for their fortunes to reverse from the sudden alliance between Bao and Qiang Kingdoms.

Once Hong Kingdom and its conquered lands had been secured by the Qiang–Bao alliance, the marriage alliance between the two kingdoms was son finallized, Bao Kingdom was annexed by Qiang and, in the aftermath of Hong Kingdom's capitulation, the Qiang dynasty was proclaimed. Over the coming years, Qiang continued to unite the land by diplomacy and conquest – mostly the latter – until the lands of the former Mo dynasty and more were under the Qiang banner. In 5TJH, Sou Kingdom was the last to fall.

States of the Warring States period:
Kingdom Origin of Name Ruling Family Flag/Emblem
Major States
These states were the major contenders of the Warring States.
Bao
Noble Title Lan
Both before and during the Warring States period, Bao was unique among the major states in that it was ruled by wanghou (王后/queens) with the throne passed matrilineally. This practice would not be resurrected until the Qin dynasty.

Merged with the Kingdom of Qiang through a marriage alliance in the face of invasion from the Hong Kingdom.

Cui
Noble Title Ping
Also called Gu Cui (古翠) by historians to distinguish it from the modern dynasty.

Was annexed by the Qiang dynasty by diplomatic means following the defeat, capitulation and annexation of Hong Kingdom.

Feng
Tribe name
Guang
Noble Title Tan
Hong
Noble Title Chi
Late the period, Hong Kingdom, after managing to conquer Mo, Wu and Xiao, seemed prime to dominate until the death of its last wang in battle against the alliance of Qiang and Bao.
Huang
Noble Title Hao
Also known as Hao Huang (濠黃) to differentiate it from the later self proclaimed dynasty during the Wars at the End of the Zhai Dynasty before the Four Kingdoms period.
Huo
Tribe name
Mo
Noble Title Xi
Mo Kingdom flag
Mo Kingdom was a kingdom of magic that today is the namesake of one of the provinces of Tianchao. Conqured by Hong Kingdom.
Qiang
Tribe Name & Noble title Zhi, later the Ji
治, later 機
Qiang Kingdom flag
Originally a vassal of Mo kingdom at the height of the Mo dynasty's power.
Qiu
Tribe name Mian
Calso called Mian Qiu (面虯) to distinguish it from the later Xiyi-ruled dynasty.
Shui
Tribe name Han
Sou
Tribe name Fei
Tu
Tribe name
Xiao
Tribe name Yige
一個
Minor states
The states that had little influence or were vassals.
Cao
Noble Title Pi
Vassal of Qiang
Xiao Guang
小光
Toponym Xiaotan
小談
Vassal of the main Guang Kingdom. Styled a "Gongguo (公國/Duchy)". The ruling family was a cadet branch of the Tan clan.
He
Toponym
Vassal of Shui
Liu
Tribe name Beijian
倍件
Vassal of Qiang
Mai
Tribe name
Shu
Toponym
Vassal of the Mo dynasty until it fell to Hong Kingdom. Became a vassal of Feng for protection until its capitulation to Qiang Kingdom.
Sun
Noble Title
Vassal of Qiang
Wei
Tribe name Diao
調
Vassal of Cui
Wu
Noble Title
Vassal of Mo. Styled a "Gongguo."
Xing
Noble Title
Fan–Chang Contention
飯與昌爭辯
Fan yu Chang Zhengbian
138–141TJH 3yrs
Fan-Chang Contention close up

The Fan and Chang dynasties at the beginning of the war.

The civil war at the end of the short-lived Fan dynasty – which succeeded the Qiang dynasty – between the incumbent regime and the declared Chang dynasty. Ended with the collpase of the Fan dynasty when its sole huangdi abdicated.

While the two regimes were competeing for supremacy, some minor warlords were also contending for influence. Most of said warlords chose sides as the war seemed to near its conclusion.

Imperial Schism
帝國分裂
Diguo Fenlie
296–302TJH 6yrs
Chang-Can schism close up
A massive civil war that erupted when, as a result of a power struggle involving a three-generation-old split in the imperial line of the Chang dynasty, a member of the cadet branch declared himself huangdi of the self-proclaimed Can dynasty.
End of the Zhai dynasty
斎朝末年
Zhaichao Monian
c. 1504–1539TJH 35yrs
A period of constant fighting between regional warlords that happened as the the Zhai dynasty, the dynasty which saw the legal adoption of Tianchao as the name of the empire, came to a close.

The Zhai dynasty was one of Tianchao's golden ages up until at least a genration prior to this period. By this time Tianchao controlled the central southern lands of Pianpilu and was just dipping its toes into Haoyudai (said territores were lost during the period but were reconqured during the later Xuan dynasty). The origins of the period take root some years prior the final Zhai huangdi's abdication.

During and in the wake of a nationwide uprising known as the Black Turban Rebellion (黑巾之亂/Heijin zhi luan), the power of the huangdi diminished into the hands of regional warlords, squabbling court officials and then a tyrannical chengxiang. The rebellion was allegedly contrived by the Hanluan Jundi (混亂軍隊/Chaos Army), the Tianzu branch of the Chaos Order. The rebellion was defeated after three years of war, but the order never planned on victory; the goal of the rebellion was destablizing the empire to the point of destruction. The order did have a plan in place in the event of victory, but never intended to use it.

The tyrannical chengxiang is known to history as Huai Gui (壞鬼): styled Yaoguai (妖怪). Huai Gui ascended to power when he, on the advice of another general and statesman, brought his army into the capital to eliminate the court eunuchs who were usurping the power of the imperial court. With his loyal army and retainers backing him, Huai Gui proceeded to assassinate Huangdi Wei Sui (威歲), posthumous name: Zhamen of Zhai (斎閘門皇帝), and several generals and officals loyal to him. He then enthroned Zhamen's younger brother, the seven-year-old Wei Anzi (威安子): styled Chunjie (純潔), posthumous name: Huangdi Ang of Zhai (斎昂皇帝), though the child huangdi was little more than a puppet. Through Huangdi Ang, Huai Gui was in effective control of the court and the empire, making him huangdi in all but name.

A punitive expedition against Huai Gui was initiated by a coalition of twenty regional warlords, most of whom were either military veterans – some of whom took part in defeating the Black Turban Rebellion – or powerful noblemen, but said coalition fell apart after just a few victories. This was mainly in part because each warlord had their own agendas and ambitions, leading them to scheme against each other. Worse yet, only a few of them had any intention of trying to restore the Zhai dynasty to glory; the rest sought to carve out a piece of the empire for themselves in the chaos they knew was to follow.

With Huai Gui's tyranny rampant, the dynasty faltered into the chaos of civil war between dozens of regional warlords – mostly the ones who participated in the coalition, but also some others – in a bid for power and hegemony over the realm. Even Huai Gui's eventual public assassination three years after the coalition fell apart – at the hands of his adopted son and future warlord Qi Pin (器品): styled Qingting (蜻蜓) – which just in time prevented him from usurping the throne, did nothing to quell the unrest. Even more so since Qi Pin, the greatest warrior of his time and supreme commander of the Zai army under Huai Gui, wasted no time in taking over the government.

Following his assasination of Huai Gui, Qi Pin took over as regent of Huangdi Ang and ruled like a military dictatorship, self-styling himself Ducai (獨裁), defeating all opponents, including Huai Gui's old loyalists and sycophantic followers. He ruled for six years until he was outwitted and defeated in battle by a major warlord named Kong Song (孔誦).

Immediately following the execution of Qi Pin, Huangdi Ang came under control of Kong Song, who used the huangdi and his new status as the chengxiang and the new head of the Zhai central government as a basis to assume control the rest of Tianchao as the de facto ruler of the empire. Many warlords resisted this and soon Kong Song was waging campaigns against them to restore central authority.

Over the course of at least at least three decades (historians debate the actual duration), most of the warlords fell to one another or vanished into obscurity until Tianchao was split into a quadripartite as power was consolidated into a delicate and fragile balance between four warlords heading their individual states: Gan, Yong Zhai, Lu, & Zan.

During the conflicts before the rise of the four kingdoms, three warlords, at different times, had the audacity to proclaim themselves huangdi of new dynasties. Two were defeated, while the third died before he could make good on his promise ot reunite Tianchao under a new dynasty.

  • The first warlord was a female outlaw warlord known as Lin Lin (霖琳): styled Reqing (熱情), and she declared herself huanghou of the short-lived Fei dynasty, posthumously known by her followers as Huangdi Liang of Fei (匪亮皇帝).
    • Her rationale for proclaiming the dynasty was her coming into possession of the imperial seal, which she actually stole from the capital when she and her bandit army sacked it while Qi Pin was away warring with Kong Song. Lin Lin's self-proclaimed dynasty was defeated by a new coalition after only five years on her self-proclaimed throne. While the imperial seal was recovered, Lin Lin vanished following her final defeat and was never seen again.
  • The second was Xin Zhujiao (信主教): styled Jiaohuang (教皇), 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), posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jiuzhu of Huang (黃救主皇帝).
    • 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.
  • The third was San Yinghao (傘英豪): styled Lijie (禮節), an ethnic Senzai warlord from the Dianqing (靛青) peninsula, who proclaimed himself huangdi of the Dian dynasty, posthumously known by his followers as Huangdi Jingling of Dian (靛精靈皇帝).
    • 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.
Prominent warlords and their vassals of the era
Warlords
Names Notes, Fate & Legacy
Personal Courtesy
Chan Kan
纏看
Yingxiong
英雄
Participated in the Coalition against Huai Gui. Died at the Battle of Anbian following the coalition's failure. Succeeded by his eldest daughter, Chan Ming. Posthumously honored as Huangdi Ge of Zan (攢鴿皇帝), with the temple name Dazu, following Chan Yue's founding of Zan Kingdom
Chan Ming
纏名
Nujie
女傑
Daughter of Chan Kan. Suceeded her father afte his death.

Assassinated by unknown assailents. Suceeded by her younger brother, Chan Yue. Posthumously honored as Huangdi Tian of Zan (攢甜皇帝) following Chan Yue's founding of Zan Kingdom.

Chan Yue
纏越
Shijian
時間
Son & younger brother of late warlords Chan Kan & Chan Ming respectively. Suceeded Chan Ming upon her death. Later founding huangdi of Zan. Died of old age.
Yige Mao
亦歌毛
Shashou
殺手
Original founder and leader of the Coalition against Huai Gui and half-brother of Yige Ming.

Defeated in battle by Kong Song and later died of his injuries.

Survived by his four sons, who fought each other later and were too defeated by Kong Song.

Yige Ming
亦歌瞑
Nenya
嫩芽
Half-brother of Yige Mao. Died of his wounds followi