Shár Empire

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Shár Empire / Jiuk Dynasty
6777 BEKE–{{{year_end}}}
Flag of Shár / Jiuk
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Location of the Shár Empire. Darker shade of pink represents core Shár territories, lighter shade of pink represents vassals and tribunary states, de jure and de facto alike.
Location of the Shár Empire. Darker shade of pink represents core Shár territories, lighter shade of pink represents vassals and tribunary states, de jure and de facto alike.
StatusKingdom
CapitalNgor Rok
Common languagesOfficial language:
Imperial Shár
Spoken languages:
Shár languages
Sak
Religion State religion:
Imperial cult
Ten Heavenly Principles
Other religions:
Shár folk religion
Sak Shamanism
GovernmentAbsolute monarchy
Emperor 
• 6777-6713 BEKE
Guai Hok Gor (first)
• From 809 AEKE
Jiuk Gun Jing (current)
History 
• Ten Kingdoms Period
~9000 BEKE
• Beginning of Guái Dynasty
6777 BEKE
• Fall of Guái, First Warring States Period
6100 BEKE
• Unification by Shiu Dynasty
5622 BEKE
3201-2933 BEKE
• First Sak Invasion of Shár, Establishment of Liung Dynasty
2910-2866 BEKE
• Fall of Liung, Second Warring States Period
2432 BEKE
• Unification by Jing Dynasty
632 BEKE
• Second Sak Invasion of Shár, Establishment of Bur Dynasty
12-43 AEKE
• Great Ngiong Rebellion, Estabishment of Jiuk Dynasty
122-140 AEKE

The Shár Empire - also known as Jiuk Dynasty or Jiuk Empire after the ruling dynasty - is one of the most prominent states in the Orient. The dominant race of the empire is the Limjiang people, with only one tribunary state being dominated by a different race.

History

Tribunary states

As of 831 AEKE, the Shár Empire happens to have seven different entities as vassals or tribunaries - the Kingdom of Strba and six Sak tribes: the Ryung, the Shit, the Räl, the Gyô, and the .

Out of these, the Kingdom of Strba is the most unique one, as it is the only part of the vast Shár Empire that doesn't have a Limjiang majority - Strba has a unique culture and language that is distinct from - albeit distantly related to - that of the Shár and Sak. Strba was traditionally a feudal monarchy - similiar to Etrand - but under milenia of Shár influence, it started adopting the imperial-bureaucratic ways of administration from the Shár, as well as allowing the religion of Ten Heavenly Principles to spread into Strba lands.

The six Sak tribes formerly formed a tribal confederation that invaded the Shár Empire between 12 and 43 AEKE. After 43, a new Sak-led dynasty, the Bur dynasty would rule the Shár Empire until 122 AEKE, when the Great Ngiong Rebellion happened that not only overthrew the Bur dynasty - replacing it with the Jiuk dynasty, a native Shár dynasty - but also led to the Shár vassalization of the Sak states.

Demographics

Race

The majority of the population - outside Strba - is of the Limjiang race.

Religion