The Holy Sargonic Empire was a multi-ethnic, multi-species complex of territories in northwestern Aels and northern Ushaenor during the Second Dark Age, from the 2501 until its dissolution at The Cataclysm in 2675 a.a.H. The core of the empire, from which come its name was Sargos, though it included the Kingdoms of Huncle, Tardos, La Cruz, Botania, Valknyria, Ne'Sargos and Gorbegea as well as numerous other territories.
- 1 Description
- 2 History
- 2.1 Origins
- 2.2 Early Wars
- 2.3 Great Plague
- 2.4 Defeat of the Kadralor Confederation
- 2.5 Montangard Rebellion
- 2.6 War with the Orange Sun of Blazakhov
- 2.7 Camilo VIII The Apostate
- 2.8 Civil War
- 2.9 Third War of the Power
Description[edit | edit source]
Overview[edit | edit source]
On 25 December 2501, the Archbishop of Karentia crowned the Sargonic king Camilo VI as emperor, reviving the Weseryingian title in northwestern Aels after more than 750 years. The title continued in the Huneeus Dynasty down to the heresy of Camilo VIII The Apostate, when will rise several pretenders to the throne.
While the empire lasted about 174 years, Scholars generally concur, there was an important evolution of the institutions and principles comprising the empire, describing a gradual assumption of the imperial title and role.
De-Centralized Conglomerate State[edit | edit source]
While the Emperor had an important power in the imperial provinces and the royal provinces of Sargos and their dependencies, their power was much more limited in the other territories of the empire, that weren't ruled by the Huneeus dynasty or their familiars, evolving instead into a decentralized monarchy -while several emperors tried to centralize it- composed of hundreds of sub-units, principalities, duchies, counties, free imperial cities and other domains. The power of the emperor was limited, and while the various princes, lords, and kings of the empire were vassals and subjects who owed the emperor their allegiance, they also possessed an extent of privileges that gave them de facto sovereignty within their territories.
The Empire was dissolved de facto by The Cataclysm, but in the Early Modern Age there will be several pretenders to the Imperial authority, being the last of such attempts the one of Joaquin I of the Joaquintopian Empire-
History[edit | edit source]
Origins[edit | edit source]
The leading role of Sargos during the Second War of the Power and the Holy Wars of Eden, granted one more time the title for Sargos to be the first of the Five Kingdoms of the Northwest. After the Holy Wars, and preying on this sense of Christian unity in the northwest, despite the defeats, Camilo VI will proclaim the Holy Sargonic Empire, becoming the first Emperor of it at the Christmas of the 2501 a.a.H.
Early Wars[edit | edit source]
Soon after being granted the imperial authority, the Emperor of Sargos Camilo VI will seek to extend the imperial prestige and rule, beginning the Second war of the Titanizk Mountains (2502-2517 a.a.H.), in which will be incorporated into the empire Hannian and the Titanizk Mountains into the Holy Sargonic Empire. He will as well involve the empire in the War of the Lost Cities at the 2512, as an effort to seek the "keyhole" to use the holy relic captured during the Holy Wars of Eden, to use it against the Dark Legion. Meanwhile as well was sought the expansion of the empire from Ne'Sargos in Ushaenor, annexing Chegarb, Momb and Keuta at the 2521 a.a.H., and will come the clashes between the human empire and the confederation Kanov kingdoms -led by Gorbegea- and later the Kadralor Confederation in the Sargos-Kanov war (2530 a.a.H.) a series of wars that will last until the 2560 a.a.H., after 30 years of war, fought not only in Aels, but as well in Ushaenor, campaign that will be known as the war of Ne'Sargos -fought between the 2546-2560).
Great Plague[edit | edit source]
During the reign of Camilo VI will end the Second War of the Power at the year 2539 a.a.H, as the Dark legion had descended into the civil war of the War of the Four Black Kings, however the Holy Sargonic Empire wasn't able to capitalize this, as Aels will suffer the Great Plague, being hit at the 2543. This catastrophic epidemic will cause the death of about 1/4 to 1/2 of the population of Aels, inner Hieyoks and northern Zarhuy. Elven populations suffer less the crisis, but because of this are blamed of the plague -as the demons- and some persecutions against them explode. The emperor, Camilo VI, will die of the plague at the 2546, being succeeded by Camilo VII.
Defeat of the Kadralor Confederation[edit | edit source]
At the 2557 a.a.H., while still was being fought the Kanov-Sargos war, the kingdom of Gorbegea, that was for long was one of the leaders of the Kanov confederation, will join the Holy Sargonic Empire, which will be crucial for the end of the Kanov-Sargos war, as it meant a change of politics in the human-kanov relations, as Gorbegea converted to Christianity. As well, with Gorbegean support, they will conquer the remnants of the Confederation of Kadralor, conquering El Yermo and most of the Kadralor possessions in Ushaenor at the 2560, which was the end of the Ne'Sargos and Kanov-Sargos war.
Montangard Rebellion[edit | edit source]
However at the 2558 a.a.H, the Montangard kanovs of Aels, pagans who felt betrayed by the Christianization of Gorbegea and them joining the empire, will begin the Montangards rebellion, which will last from the 2558 to the 2585 a.a.H. The Empire, that had been fighting an intermittent series of wars, will begin to be exhausted of the imperial wars that were being waged.
War with the Orange Sun of Blazakhov[edit | edit source]
As well, the Christian empire, worried by the advance of the Caliphate of the Orange Sun of Blazakhov, will face them first in a series of border skirmishes since the 2565 a.a.H, which will later lead to war between both empires after the battle of St. Miliel at the 2574 a.a.H., that will last until the 2594 a.a.H.
Camilo VIII The Apostate[edit | edit source]
After Camilo VI died, Camilo VIII The Apostate will become the new Emperor at the 2585 a.a.H. He will try to reform the Sargonic Christian church at the 2586, causing irreconcilable divisions amongst the church. Due to the critics, Camilo VIII The Apostate will kill the Archbishop of Karentia and the main members of the Church, beginning the crisis. At the 2587 a.a.H the Bishop of Breims is elected as archbishop of Karentia, meanwhile Camilo VIII chose an anti-archbishop. Camilo VIII was excommunicated, branded as heretic and an apostate, which will be the beginning of the Sargonic religious wars.
Civil War[edit | edit source]
Rival Emperors[edit | edit source]
Even while the Sukkeses began their raids and invasions in northern Aels at the 2589 Sergei II of Gorbegea self-proclaimed himself Emperor of the Holy Sargonic Empire. Carlos Alfonso IV of Botania is crowned as emperor by the Pope, which will become known as the War of the Three Emperors, conflict within the Sargonic religious wars.
Invasion from the Orange Sun[edit | edit source]
The Apostate, losing support against these rival claimants, will make then an alliance with the Demons of the Dark Legion (2589 a.a.H.). While the empire crumbled around the heresy and the three emperors, Blazakhov seized the opportunity and invaded the Empire, defeating the self-proclaimed Emperor Sergei II in the Battle of Hannian (2592 a.a.H.), and will conquer Sargos, the heart of the Empire, at the 2594 a.a.H.
The empire crumbled apart, and while Carlos Alfonso IV was emperor in the south and Ushaenor, the Sukkeses will defeat the forces of The Apostate in northern Sargos, conquering the north of the Holy Sargonic Empire at the 2601, taking later Sargos from the Blazakhovian at the 2607, where they will found their own empire. The Sukkeses will then defeat the Blazakhovian armies in the battle of Barlans river two years later (2609), forcing the Blazkahovian to abandon their possessions to the north of the Barlans river.
Rise of Ne'Sargos[edit | edit source]
The Empire was only a pale shadow of it former self, when in Ne'Sargos will begin at the 2617 a.a.H the Rebellion of the Jesués against the Imperial rule of Carlos Alfonso IV, who proclaimed themselves emperors of Ne'Sargos, crowning as Emperor Camilo Jesué I. In the next 3 years, after a series of battles, the Jesués will expel the imperial forces of Carlos Alfonso IV from Ushaenor at the 2619, and the forces of the Sukkeses and the Apostate at the 2620 in the battle of Whidean Garden, taking control of all the north of Ushaenor.
From this, the Ne'Sargonic will conquer the islands of Novanliohn and Valknyria at the 2621, preparing for the invasion of the Imperial lands in Aels at the 2623 a.aH, landing in Huncla and La Cruz, defeating the Botanian and Sukkes forces that opposed them. At the 2624 will begin the War of Sargos as the Ne'Sargonics face the Sukkeses for the dominion of the North-western shores of Aels. The Sukkes Empire will be finally defeated at the 2629 a.a.H in the battle of the Argian fields, which will mean finally, after about 43 years of war, the Holy Sargonic Empire was again be under the banner of a single emperor, Camilo Jesué -all but Botania and Gorbegea had abandoned the empire-.
Third War of the Power[edit | edit source]
As there were efforts made to rebuild the might of the empire, some say this was one of the cause of the demons launching the Third War of the Power, to seize advantage of the disorganization after these chaotic years, before the Jesués made stronger their position. The Third War of the Power, bloodier and larger than any war fought previously in Aiers, will rage for other 42 years, until The Great Cataclysm of the year 2675, that will put an abrupt end to the Third War of the Powers, demonkind and all the old fantasy world of Aiers