|Shár Empire / Jiuk Dynasty|
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.
|Common languages||Official language:|
Ten Heavenly Principles
Shár folk religion
• 6777-6713 BEKE
|Guai Hok Gor (first)|
• From 809 AEKE
|Jiuk Gun Jing (current)|
• Ten Kingdoms Period
• Beginning of Guái Dynasty
• Fall of Guái, First Warring States Period
• Unification by Shiu Dynasty
• First Sak Invasion of Shár, Establishment of Liung Dynasty
• Fall of Liung, Second Warring States Period
• Unification by Jing Dynasty
• Second Sak Invasion of Shár, Establishment of Bur Dynasty
• Great Ngiong Rebellion, Estabishment of Jiuk Dynasty
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.
- See also: History of the Shár Empire
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.
The majority of the population - outside Strba - is of the Limjiang race.
- 30% of the population subscribes to Imperial Cult
- 39% of the Shár population practices both the Ten Heavenly Principles and the Shár folk religion together.
- 13% of the Shár population practices only the Ten Heavenly Principles
- 16.3% of the population practices only the Shár folk religion
- 1% practices both the Ten Heavenly Principles and Sak Shamanism together.
- 0.7% practices only Sak Shamanism.