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Mon of the Nadeshiko dynasty.

The Nadeshiko Dynasty is a line of Genjin rulers under the title of Tenno (天皇).

The Nadeshiko dynasty is one continuous line that stretches back almost three millenniums with occasional interruptions but no change of dynasty. The dynasty's legitimacy is based on the imperial family's alleged descent from supreme deities Zenno-sha & Kanno-teki via their eldest granddaughter, Shuyona Akegata-no-himekami of the Amaotome, a daughter of Himiko, the daughter of Zenno-sha & Kanno-teki. Excluding some power struggles within the imperial family itself, this claim has never been challenged as a matter of course, and thus has kept the dynasty from being overthrown or otherwise replaced.

The Nadeshiko dynasty has ruled for nearly three millenniums, both before and since the founding of the Yamato Empire. The authority of the tenno has waxed and waned with the times and varying circumstances, twice in the dynasty's history being marginalized and holding little actual power. The early tennos of the Nadeshiko dynasty claimed to hold sovereignty and spiritual authority over all of Fuso, though for the last seven hundred years the authority of the tenno has been restricted to the Empire of Yamatai and its extracontinental holdings in Marlakcor and Maritymir.

List of Tenno

List of Tenno of Fuso both before and since the founding of Yamatai
Names Lifetime Reign Eras
Personal Posthumous Names Duration

Early Rulers

Mikado Keikenna-no-Totoi Taiso
神門敬虔なの尊い太祖
Ganzo-tenno
元祖天皇
26ZNO – 37INO 63yrs 0 – 37INO 37yrs Sosaku
創作
0 – 37INO
The first tenno of Fuso and founder of the entire imperial line. The beginning of his reign is also the basis of the Teikoku calendar.
Mikado Keikenna-no-Tetsubun Kyodo
神門敬虔なの鉄分強度
Kyudai-tenno
旧題天皇
16 – 78INO 62yrs 37 – 78INO 41yrs
[…] – […]INO 78 – 125INO 47yrs
Mikado Keikenna-no-Migoto Kumo
神門敬虔なの見事雲
Uruoi-tenno
潤い天皇
[…] – […]INO 125 – […]INO
The Teikoku calendar was adopted during his reign; 133INO.
Mikado Keikenna-no-Mankai Sakura
神門敬虔なの満開桜
Kakyo-tenno
科挙天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
The fifth tenno of Fuso and the first female ruler.

Fourteen Kingdoms Period

Names Lifetime Reign Eras
Personal Royal Posthumus Names Duration
Yu Inage
湯稲毛
Kazarashi-tenno
風嵐天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Introduced the practice of royal style names for direct members of the imperial family.
Arihisa Minoko
ありひさみのこう
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
A female tenno.
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Hari Kurogane
玻璃黒金
Byosaki-tenno
秒先天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
The imperial line of Yamatai beginning with Shintoki-tenno is descended from Byosaki-tenno.
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Akairo Hayashi
赤色林
Mokuso-tenno
木造天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Great-grandson of Byosaki-tenno.

His assassination in a power struggle and the outrage that followed was the catalyst that sparked the Sengoku Jidai of the Ni-Hyakunen Senso.

Sengoku Jidai

Minarai Yoji
見習幼児
Jikken-tenno
実験天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Saigo Eiyu
最後英雄
Sakugen-daijo-tenno
昨源太上天皇
1994 – 2066INO 72yrs 2012 – 2022INO 10yrs
His abdication to Shintoki-tenno and the founding of the Yamato Empire ended the Sengoku Jidai of the Ni-Hyakunen Senso and began the Seifuku Jidai.

After his abdication he adopted the name Keiken Saigo (敬虔最後). His progeny and most of his nearest relatives followed suit and adopted the Keiken name, establishing the Keiken clan. Out of respect for him, Shintoki-tenno granted him the title of "Daijo-tenno," the title reserved for retired emperors, and was referred to by it for the remainder of his life.

For the rest of his life, Sakugen-daijo-tenno dedicated himself to serving the new Yamato Empire.

Empire of Yamatai

The era of the tenno of the Empire of Yamatai began with the abdication of Sakugen-tenno to Shintoki-tenno and the founding of the Yamato Empire, ending the Sengoku Jidai of the Ni-Hyakunen Senso and beginning the Seifuku Jidai.
Names Lifetime Reign Eras
Personal Royal Posthumus Names Duration
Yoshishige
至鎮
n/a Shintoki-tenno
新時天皇
1997 – 2072INO 75yrs 2022 – 2072INO 50yrs Kaikaku
改革
2022 – 2032INO
Ikioi
勢い
2032 – 2072INO
Scion of the Nadeshiko dynasty descendant of Byosaki-tenno. Creator of Seishitsu.

First tenno of the Oda clan cadet branch and progenitor of the current imperial line of the Nadeshiko dynasty. His ascension as tenno began the Seifuku Jidai period of the Ni-Hyakunen Senso.

When Sakugen-daijo-tenno abdicated to him, Shintoki-tenno continued the custom of the imperial family having no surname when he dropped his and ceded the title of daimyo of the Oda clan to a relative of the parent line.

The second decade of his reign and campaigns saw the invasion of northeastern Fuso – which Shintoki-tenno and his armies had not yet touched – by the Arslan-ruled Gergazartan Khaganate/Lin dynasty in 2032INO (4170ᴛᴊʜ). With local forces unable to effectively stand up to the Arslan hordes, a council of the local daimyo sent him a plea for help. Shintoki-tenno didn't hesitate and redirected his armies to face the Arslan, temporarily abandoning a central Fuso campaign under a truce with the local daimyo.

Shintoki-tenno's forces brought the Arslan Invasion to a standstill for two years, culminating in the Siege of Hansei (繁星の包囲) in 2035INO (4173ᴛᴊʜ), where Shintoki-tenno himself slew Khundet Khagan (ᠬᠦᠨᠳᠦᠳ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ), the Arslan ruler of the time, in a duel. The sudden loss of their leader threw the Arslan into disarray, resulting the first real victory for the Yamato and local forces against the Arslan forces. Within a year of the battle the Arslan were completely expelled from Fuso. In gratitude for answering their call for help, all of the regions and people effected by the Arslan Invasion willingly submitted to the Yamato Empire.

Years after, Shintoki-tenno's reign came to a tragic end when he was killed in battle by a stray arrow during the Siege of Umadake.

Akishige
秋鎮
Awamori-tenno
粟森天皇
2055 – 2077INO 22yrs 2072 – 2077INO 5yrs Hantei
判定
2072 – 2077INO
Grandson of Shintoki-tenno.

Succeeded his grandfather at the age of seventeen, as his father died the same day as Shintoki-tenno.

Died childless at the age of twenty-two.

Chikayoshi
近説
Fukurai-tenno
福來天皇
2067 – 2114INO 47yrs 2077 – 2114INO 37yrs
Nephew of Awamori-tenno via his sister. The Seifuku Jidai officially ended during his reign, although the Ni Hyakunen-Senso continued until 2123INO, nine years after his death.

Fukurai-tenno hid Seishitsu away until it came into the possession of Nadeshiko Sugako.

Chikayoko
地価横
Toki-tenno
冬季天皇
2090 – 2146INO 56yrs 2114 – 2146INO 32yrs
Heion
平穏
2123 – 2146INO
Daughter of Fukurai-tenno. Not the first female tenno, but the first female ruler of Yamatai. In 2123INO, nine years after the death of her father, the Ni Hyakunen-Senso finally ended.

In 2120INO, roughly three years into her reign, the national anthem of Yamatai, Yamatai ni Chikara, was adopted by her decree.

Near the end of her reign, in 2145INO, she gave the go-ahead for an attempted establishment of an eastern overseas colony on the end of the then-unoccupied end of the Vieillesse Peninsula in northwestern Aquilonis.

Machinami
街並み
Bunmei-tenno
文明天皇
2109 – 2154INO 45yrs 2146 – 2154INO 8yrs
Son of Toki-tenno. His reign, while relatively brief, saw the full establishment of the Yamato colony on the Vieillesse Peninsula.
Wakatake
若武
Kenshi-tenno
剣師天皇
2132 – 2179INO 47yrs 2154 – 2179INO 25yrs
Son of Bunmei-tenno. Famed for being the best swordsman of his time, fame he earned when he personally led the imperial army to put down the Misono Rebellion (御園反乱/Misono Hanran) at the beginning of his reign.

In 2162INO, the Kingdom of Soleil attacked his empire's colony on the Vieillesse Peninsula. Kenshi-tenno sent an army to defend it and a six-year war ensued. Regretfully, the cost of the Soleillien–Yamato War, in part caused by the distance of the colony from Yamatai, forced the tenno to give up the colony to the Aquiline kingdom as part of the peace treaty in 2168INO.

Katamaru
固まる
Kagemitsu-tenno
景光天皇
2154 – 2197INO 43yrs 2179 – 2197INO 18yrs
Son of Kenshi-tenno.

Goku Shogunate

Mikiko
みきこ
Shiwase
幸せ
Orihime-tenno
織姫天皇
2195 – […]INO 2212 – […]INO
A female ruler. Daughter of Kagemitsu-tenno, born as Shiwase-no-miya Mikiko Kojo (幸せ宮みきこ皇女), she was enthroned following the Second Arslan Invasion of Fuso, yet was not originally intended to succeed the throne.

Before the Second Arslan invasion, her elder brothers, twins Bakufu-no-miya Mitsufumi Koshi (瀑布宮光史皇子) & Niji-no-miya Akikage Koshi (虹宮秋影皇子), were fighting a civil war for succession, recalled in history as the Futago no Kyodai Senso (双子の兄弟戦争/Twin Brothers' War), a war that was interrupted by the invasion of Yamatai by the Lin dynasty of Tianchao.

After the final defeat of the invasion, her elder brothers buried their old rivalry and passed the throne to her rather than fight over it again. And so, Mikiko, at the age of seventeen, became the new ruler of Yamatai after a fifteen-year interregnum and was left to rule an empire trying to rebuild from both a civil war and an extracontinental invasion.

Because Orihime-tenno never envisioned herself ruling Yamatai, she didn't know how. And so, she relied on the words of advisors, particularly the shogun, to get things done. Unfortunately her eagerness for advice inadvertently caused her let herself be manipulated by her advisors, namely the shogun. Her relatively ineffectual reign from hanging on to voices from behind the throne resulted in a the curtailment of imperial authority.

By the time she died and her son took over the damage had been done, beginning a long period where the tenno, while still the de jure ruler of Yamatai, was largely marginalized and their power curtailed in favor of the Goku Shogunate (業苦幕府/Goku Bakufu), similarly to how it was before the Sengoku Jidai. For three hundred years the power of the tenno was ceremonial at best and the shoguns of the Goku clan were the de facto rulers of Yamatai. This remained Yamtai's form of governance for three centuries until the civil war known as the Orio Restoration (折尾復活/Orio Fukkatsu) brought power back to the imperial family.

Akizumi
秋済み
Onshitsu-tenno
温室天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Senzai
前栽
Natsumori-tenno
夏森天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Heihachiro
平八郎
Harufuyu-tenno
春冬天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Kazuhito
数人
Kingin-tenno
金銀天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Kimiji
君じ
Suzuka-tenno
涼風天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
A female ruler.
Mitsuyasu
光泰
Suisho-tenno
水晶天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Yukinaga
行永
Kannyu-tenno
神入天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – 2511INO

Empire of Yamatai (restored)

Keiko
けいこ
Shirayuki
白雪
Orio-tenno
折尾天皇
[…] – […]INO 2511 – […]INO Seishun
青春
2511 – […]INO
Fukkatsu
復活
[…] – […]INO
A female ruler. Her reign saw the end of the Goku Shoganate and the restoration of the imperial family's power through the civil war known as the Orio Restoration (折尾復活/Orio Fukkatsu).
Mitsuhide
光秀
Odayaka-tenno
穏やか天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – 2605INO
Last tenno of the Oda clan cadet branch. He was assassinated by Akechi Go (明智江), daimyo of the Akechi clan and a descendant of Orihime-tenno, in a vain attempt to become tenno himself, igniting the Akechi Rebellion.
Nobunaga
信長
n/a Funiki-tenno
新時天皇
[…] – […]INO 2608 – […]INO
Great-grandson of Suisho-tenno via his youngest daughter, Mutsumi Kojo (六ツ美).

Born Toyotomi Nobunaga, he was the first tenno of the Toyotomi clan cadet branch, also descended from the Oda cadet branch, and progenitor of the current imperial family of the Nadeshiko dynasty.

He was a great-grandson of Orio-tenno via her daughter Karako-no-miya Mutsumi Kojo (唐子宮むつみ皇女), who became Toyotomi Mutsumi (豊臣むつみ) when she married out of the imperial clan and into a lesser branch of the Toyotomi clan.

Nobunaga was a retainer of the assassinated tenno, Odayaka-tenno (穏やか天皇). Nobunaga avenged Odayaka-tenno in the resulting civil war, the Akechi Rebellion, later becoming tenno when the heirs of Odayaka-tenno renounced the imperial title in favor of Nobunaga.

Dropped his surname and continued the tradition of no surnames in the imperial family.

Akimikan
秋蜜柑
Go-Kazarashi-tenno
後風嵐天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
A female ruler.
Yukyu-tenno
油球天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Shirakawa-tenno
白河天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Daikichi
大吉
Ashikaga-tenno
足利天皇
[…] – […]INO […] – […]INO
Tazuko
多津子
Suika-tenno
西瓜天皇
[…] – 2781INO […] – 2781INO
Mother of Gyoshi-tenno and the last of ten female tenno.
Fusazane
房実
Gyoshi-tenno
魚翅天皇
[…] – 2807INO 2781 – 2807INO 26yrs
Tatsuhiko
竜彦
Unabara
海原
Nintoku-tenno
仁徳天皇
2780 – 2824INO 44yrs 2807 – 2824INO 17yrs Asatsuyu
朝露
2807 – 2813INO
Tanrei
端麗
2813 – 2818INO
Horyu
鳳竜
2818 – 2824INO
Eldest son of Gyoshi-tenno.

Born Unabara-no-miya Tatsuhiko Kotaishi (海原宮竜彦皇太子/Tatsuhiko, Crown Prince Unabara)

Father of Nadeshiko Sugako, an Abjaksan of Marlakcor.

Killed in battle in the Siege of St. Croix during the Great Northern Aquilonis War.

Hidehiko
秀彦
Raizo
来ぞ
n/a 2803INO – Still living 2824INOIncum Kaihei
海兵
2824INO – n/a
Eldest son of Nintoku-tenno, and elder brother of Nadeshiko Sugako. Born as Raizo-no-miya Hidehiko Kotaishi (来ぞ宮秀彦皇太子/Hidehiko, Crown Prince Raizo)

Notes & Trivia

  • The years use the years of the Teikoku calendar. There's a 1717-year difference between the Teikoku calendar and the Solramese calendar. To get the equivalent year on the Solramese calendar, add 1717 to the year.
  • Tenno whose reigns ended before they died abdicated and retired. Such tenno are titled Daijo-tenno (太上天皇/Emperor Emeritus)
  • Tenno who were given the same posthumous name as are prefixed in a few ways:
    • The first Tenno after is prefixed "Go- (後/later/II)."
    • Tenno further after are given numeral words: "San- (三/III)," "Shi- (四/IV)," etc.
  • Women are normally forbidden from inheriting the throne. The only way a princess can inherit the throne is if they are either the sole heir, if they prove themselves worthy of it, or the original heir apparent abdicates their position to her.
  • Mikado Keikenna (神門敬虔な) is a title that was part of the personal names of tenno before Shinotki-tenno to denote their descent from Zenno-sha and Kanno-teki, but they otherwise had no surname. They were addressed by it by the court both before and during their reigns. This title dropped out of use long before the Fourteen Kingdoms period. It was shortened to Keiken (敬虔) as the surname of the clan that no longer held the throne.
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