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Sandbox focusing on the political system, government, and monarchy of Vespia.


Traditional structure[edit]

Current structure[edit]

Structure of the Vespian government
The Tyrant (Emperor)
Council of Wisdom
Twleve Zharuks of Vespia
House of Shapers
Makiyon of War
Makiyon of Peace
Makiyon of Harmony
Makiyon of Truth
Makiyon of Faith
Makiyon of Discipline
Makiyon of Knowledge
Makiyon of Mysteries
Makiyon of Wealth
Makiyon of Merchants
Makiyon of Slaves
Makiyon of Harvests
Makiyon of Works
The Ones of Sacred Wisdom
Order of the Divine
House of Swords
Supreme Warmaster
Citadel of Zhautan
The Warrior Hosts
Zha'Zhadak of Zharan
Zha'Zhadak of Mazhan
Zha'Zhadak of Ruzhan
Zha'Zhadak of Koran
Zha'Zhadak of Dejan
Zha'Zhadak of Kharan
Zha'Zhadak of Vanan
Zha'Zhadak of Auran
Zha'Zhadak of Jikan
Zha'Zhadak of Khajan
Zha'Zhadak of Vayan
Zha'Zhadak of Dakhan
Imperial Host of the Honorable
Great Speaker
The Empowered Ones


  • Tazen (Emperor)
  • Sankazok (Council of Wisdom)
    • Hazazhan (Grand Vizier)
    • Representatives from all twelve households
    • Hakidukor (Imperial Cabinet)
      • 13 makiyonin (departments)
    • Va'Sanka (War Council)
      • Ta'Zhadak (supreme commander)
      • Heads of the five branches of the Zhautakar
      • Heads of all nine warrior division
      • Representatives from all 12 hakivakin
    • Ion'Sanka (Religious Council)
      • Chief priest of Zheaniism
      • Heads of each tazanotak (10+1)
  • Ta'Hazakiyon (legislature)
    • 1 Zha'Mahuzok (speaker)
    • 1/5 Yonikonin (legalists)
    • 1/5 Ionakin (priests)
    • 1/5 Vakoranin (warriors)
    • 2/5 Diyahonin (representatives)

Structure of the zhanokin[edit]

The zhanokin caste is divided into two groups; the first are the tazokin, or "the old masters", who form the governing nobility of Vespia; and the dukorin, or "the entrusted shapers", who form the civil bureaucracy of Vespia. The individuals hailing from the tazokin hail from the ancient ruling elite of pre-imperial Vespia, who at the time of the introduction of the caste system, wished to maintain their wealth and prestige within the new social order of the empire. Consequently, though they were granted a position within the top-tier of the zhanokin caste, in harmony with the merit-based social structure of Vespia, all members of the ruling division must work to earn and maintain their status.

There exist four ranks within all of the tiers of the tazokin, bar that of the Tazen which remains supreme over all. For example, an aurek of the first rank will have all of the powers associated with that grade within the aurek tier; however, their child will be born with a grade of an aurek of the second rank, and so on, depreciating in terms of grading within each passing generation until they have reached the lowest rank of savek. This system was introduced as a countermeasure to the natural rapid reproduction rates of the Vespians, helping to avoid a noble whose multiple wives having multiple children with multiple high-level ranks passed onto them simply due to their parent's social status.

Beneath the tazokin are the dukorin, the bureaucracy responsible for all of the day-to-day management of Vespia's vast territories. These individuals were invested with political power and civil authority during the age of the late-Lead Empire of Vespia, as the increasing size of the empire and slow methods of communication even with the Zhona River and Tahun road networks helping to facilitate travel. Following the dukori, individuals seeking a political career would be tasked with applying to join the zhanokin through the open admission dukorin division of the caste. A four-year long period of studies, examines, and trials, would be administered by the state to induct new bureaucrats into the caste.

These admission exams focused and still focus on practical skills and knowledge related to management of time, manpower, and resources, as various other trades such as law, finance, and clerical work. With a system based purely on merit rather than pedigree or influence, the dukorin were able to draw into its ranks a wide yet consistent pool of talented and capable bureaucrats who could help govern Vespia well. Indeed, most historians both within Vespia and beyond have credited the country's 15,000 years of growth and survival in times of crisis to the abilities of the dukorin in the face of a political world built off of family ties and personal connections. As within the tazokin, there are four ranks within each of the sixteen tiers of the dukorin, with an individual seeking advancement in their profession moving up the chain either through further exams or council decisions by the tier they seek to join.

Structure of the zhanokin caste by order of precedent:

The Wise Rulers
The Nobility
Tazen (Emperor)
Akitan (Heir apparent)
Zharukin (Kings)
Oyukin (Princes)
Aurekin (Dukes)
Kovakin (Counts)
Savekin (Barons)
The Bureaucracy
Hazazhan (Grand Vizier)
Edozakin (Retainers)
Ovazhanin (Inquisitors)
Zhamarin (Governors)
Yonikonin (Judges)
Yohuzhakin (Ombudsmen)
Vajanin (Knights)
Onayonin (Jurists)
Marozhakin (Overseers)
Diyahonin (Representatives)
Akzuzhakin (Comptrollers)
Diyuzonin (Censors)
Mahuzokin (Mediators)
Zhuzakin (Tax collectors)
Audozadin (Secretaries)
Shomedin (Clerks)


Vespia operates in a unique manner that places it within the range of an "imperial confederacy", where the twelve households of the empire have their own militaries, laws, and taxes, and wage war against one another and foreigners; but ultimately, all are bound to the will of the Tazen at all times. Of interest is that the actions of the households are not haphazard or chaotic, but operate in fine precision with the long-held religious and traditional laws of Vespian civilization.

Inter-house warfare[edit]

All households possess their own warrior hosts known as hakivakin, which collectively consist of all the warriors of each household and the support personnel assigned to them. Each house boasts a force of warriors easily numbering into the millions, given the large percentage of the population vakomarin account for. Due to the laws of the land ensuring that all households have equal access to military technology and hardware given by the Zhautakar, a full-blown conflict between two or more houses could easily destroy the empire as a whole. As such, laws governing the time, place, scope, and length of a conflict between these houses were established, along with the Zhautakar itself, which was originally formed with the sole intent of preventing a war between the households from harming Vespia itself.

Roles and titles[edit]


List of Vespian dynasties[edit]

The dynasties of Vespia were a series of powerful hereditary houses that ruled over the desert empire from its foundation in 937 Ʋ down to the modern day. All linked back to the time of the Aynadiko and their formation of Sabel's first urban civilization, the Vespian dynasties were the rulers of a mighty civilization that at many points in history, buckled under its own weight. Due to the violent nature of the Vespians, most dynasties barely lasted for more than a few decades, while others through sheer brutality and totalitarianism, lasted for many more centuries. During the times of understandably frequent civil wars and anarchy, these periods were collectively known as the Refinement Periods of Vespia, which saw the households of Vespia and their constitute parts fight for supremacy within the empire. At all points of Vespian history, however, there was always a Tazen with some degree of legitimacy in the eyes of the households and the powerful priesthood of the land. Each of the dynasties ruled during a period of time grouped into epochs named after a precious metal. "Lead Vespia" was the first epoch of imperial Vespian history, whereas "Gold Vespia" is the current epoch of the imperial government's existence.

Lead Empire[edit]

Aynad dynasty[edit]

Aynad Xau'Mar
Âynâd Xâu'Mâr
937 Ʋ–1338 Ʋ
File:Aynad dynasty.svg
Location of Aynad dynasty
Location of the Aynad dynasty
Capital Zharakara (TBD–TBD)
Zanza (TBD–TBD)
Languages Vespian
Religion Zheaniism
Government Absolute monarchy
 •  937 Ʋ–968 Ʋ Zhautakin
 •  1314 Ʋ–1338 Ʋ Udok-Zhato
 •  Established 937 Ʋ
 •  Disestablished 1338 Ʋ
 •  937 Ʋ est. 17,500,000 
 •  1338 Ʋ est. 43,000,000 
Currency Akzun
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Tirad dynasty
Today part of Template:Country data Vespia

The Aynad dynasty (Vespian: Aynad Xau'Mar Âynâd Xâu'Mâr) was the first recorded hereditary dynasty of the Old Empire of Vespia, with its reign lasting from 937 Ʋ until 1338 Ʋ. It was established by Vespia's first Tazen, Zhautakin, who during his 31 years reign, laid down the the foundations for what would become the imperial laws and procedures of the Vespian people. Zhautakin unified multiple Vespian city-states under his heavy-handed rule, and passed numerous decrees to regulate the violent culture and nature of the Vespians, ensuring that their fractious behavior could be effectively channeled into empire-building. The resulting laws saw the already productive Vespian city-states flourish in the arts, sciences, and religion, as well as the move away from a largely feudalistic system across the Zhona River into a proper centralized nation.

Though the Aynad dynasty remained a largely fractious confederacy of city-states under the leadership of an especially powerful monarch, the rule of the Tazens remained potent enough that the centralization of power under their rule went largely undisputed. The arts and literature within ancient Vespia took on a more philosophical tone, though it never lost the heavily-tinted religious bent iconic within Vespian culture. The growth of literacy among the priesthood within the holy city of Ravaza was made possible thanks to the increasingly peaceful lands of the Vespians, which directly allowed for the blossoming of Zheaniism and the religious ideologies of Vespia. The tenets of Sho-Saved and widespread sermons of the Zhautana, saw the rise of Zheaniism as a powerful influence within Vespian culture and society, and eventually the sole determiner on the power of the Tazens and the nobility soon to follow. The political philosophies of surrounding the concept of jedukor likewise emerged from this period of Vespian history, and was fully embraced by all future rulers of the Vespian people.

In spite of the vast progress the Aynad dynasty made since the time of its formation, it would eventually encounter obstacles that would lead to its collapse 196 years following its creation. A great vendetta between Tazen Udok-Zhato and his cousin Takinayn, resulted in the death of the young Tazen and his wives. With no direct heir to the throne, the Aynad dynasty collapsed and saw its legacy and power transferred to Takinayn, who founded the Tirad dynasty in 1338 Ʋ. Though the dynasty had fallen, its legacy would live on within the culture and vernacular of the Vespians, who down to the modern-day refer to themselves as the aynadikin, or "first ones", linking the first of the Vespian dynasties to its status as the earliest documented civilization with a centralized government and urban civilization, likewise hearkening back to the time of the Aynadiko. Furthermore, the developments in culture and religion pioneered during the Aynad dynasty would go on to form the bedrock of modern Vespian civilization.



The Aynad dynasty was founded in 937 Ʋ by Zhautakin, the Zharuk of Zharan, a powerful household based out of the city of Zharakara. All existing records related to the dynasty all provide the same account regarding Zhautakin's rise to power, and his eventual dominance along the Zhona River as Vespia's first Tazen. Because of the nature of the dynasty's formation and the role it played in advancing Vespian culture and civilization, the Aynad dynasty's records are generally more detailed than those of its successors. The lead up to the dynasty's formation had been preceded by a series of violent campaigns along the river between the forces of Zharakara, and the allied city-states of TBD, TBD, and TBD, all of whom were fighting for control over the city of Ravaza, which Vespians held to be holy and the site of Veskan's creation by Zhautan.


List of tazens[edit]

# Regnal name (Henodiyorun) Image Reign Meaning of name Caste name (Taziyorun) House name (Hakiyorun) Family name (Uvadiyorun)
Aynad dynasty
(937 Ʋ – 1133 Ʋ)
1 Zhautakin Zhautakin File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 937 Ʋ–968 Ʋ
(31 years)
The blessed of Zhautan Zhan'Ta'Zhevan Zhan'Ta'Zhevan Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Zahanioku-Zharanokan Zahanioku-Zharanokan
2 Kata'Var Kata'Var File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 968 Ʋ–1012 Ʋ
(44 years)
Blade of Varshan Zhan'Ta'Nikon Zhan'Ta'Nikon Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Zhevanioku-Zharanokan Zhevanioku-Zharanokan
3 Rodiyon Rodiyon File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1012 Ʋ–1021 Ʋ
(9 years)
Haven for Rodan's feast Zhan'Ta'Mudavo Zhan'Ta'Mudavo Zhe'Zharan'Zanza Zhe'Zharan'Zanza Nikonioku-Zharanokan Nikonioku-Zharanokan
4 Zhoyon Zhoyon File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1021 Ʋ–1057 Ʋ
(36 years)
Black prince Zhan'Ta'Sayan Zhan'Ta'Sayan Zhe'Zharan'Zanza Zhe'Zharan'Zanza Mudavoioku-Zharanokan Mudavoioku-Zharanokan
5 Memideka Memideka File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1057 Ʋ–1069 Ʋ
(12 years)
Mother of fertility Zhan'Ta'Teyaha Zhan'Ta'Teyaha Zhe'Zharan'Zanza Zhe'Zharan'Zanza Sayanioka-Zharanokan Sayanioka-Zharanokan
6 Eman-Yon Eman-Yon File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1069 Ʋ–1092 Ʋ
(23 years)
Mercy of Yon Zhan'Ta'Irakedo Zhan'Ta'Irakedo Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Duvanioku-Zharanokan Duvanioku-Zharanokan
7 Tayon Tayon File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1092 Ʋ–1109 Ʋ
(17 years)
Great wisdom Zhan'Ta'Murayo Zhan'Ta'Murayo Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Irakedoioku-Zharanokan Irakedoioku-Zharanokan
8 Udok-Zhato Udok-Zhato File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1109 Ʋ–1133 Ʋ
(24 years)
Huntsman for Zhautan Zhan'Ta'Aizhan Zhan'Ta'Aizhan Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Zhe'Zharan'Zharakara Murayoioku-Zharanokan Murayoioku-Zharanokan
Tirad dynasty
(1133 Ʋ – 1202 Ʋ)
9 Takinayn Takinayn File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1133 Ʋ–1153 Ʋ
(20 years)
Holy one Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioku-TBD TBD-TBD
10 Dekoyoyon Dekoyoyon File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1153 Ʋ–1165 Ʋ
(12 years)
Contentment of Yon Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioku-TBD TBD-TBD
11 Jeyihunotakin I Jeyihunotakin A File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1165 Ʋ–1191 Ʋ
(26 years)
Admiration for the path of righteousness Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioku-TBD TBD-TBD
12 Kar-Eman Kar-Eman File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1191 Ʋ–1202 Ʋ
(11 years)
Refuge of Eman's goodwill Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioku-TBD TBD-TBD
Vyad dynasty
(1153 Ʋ – 1314 Ʋ)
13 Kovintakon Kovintakon File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1153 Ʋ–1167 Ʋ
(14 years)
Avatar of holiness Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioku-TBD TBD-TBD
14 Izhomaro Izhomaro File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1167 Ʋ–1212 Ʋ
(45 years)
Peace of the land Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioku-TBD TBD-TBD
15 Jadivara Jadivara File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1212 Ʋ–1229 Ʋ
(17 years)
Hand of war Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioku-TBD TBD-TBD
16 Marataki Marataki File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1229 Ʋ–1248 Ʋ
(19 years)
Sister of righteousness Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioka-TBD TBD-TBD
17 Aynazhan Aynazhan File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1248 Ʋ–1281 Ʋ
(33 years)
Only one shall rule Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioku-TBD TBD-TBD
18 Jivazhao Jivazhao File:Emblem of Vespia.svg 1281 Ʋ–1314 Ʋ
(33 years)
Slayer of the impure Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhan'Ta'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD Zhe'TBD'TBD TBDioku-TBD TBD-TBD

First Refinement Period[edit]

Jarad dynasty[edit]

  1. Karovinata (1338–1344) – "Refuge of the soul of the great"
  2. Izhomaro II (1344–1354) – "Peace of the land"
  3. Zhojadozhan (1354–1357) – "Black fist of the noble"
  4. Yazhurizhayaka I (1357–1369) – "The one responsible for much bloodshed"
  5. Hazudoyahuya I (1369–1373) – "Venerable bird of prey"
  6. Jeyihunotakin II (1373–1381) – "Admiration for the path of righteousness"
  7. Yazhurizhayaka II (1381–1383) – "The one responsible for much bloodshed"

Yanad dynasty[edit]

  1. Eman-Yon Ravak I (1341–1357) "Petition for the mercy of Yon"
  2. Eman-Yon Ravak II (1357–1360) "Petition for the mercy of Yon"
  3. Adekakon-Zhanimaro (1360–1366) "An island of tree in the Holy Fatherland"
  4. Jikizhako I (1366–1372) "I shall rule on high"
  5. Aujazhoturo (1372–1399) "Lord of the black sands"

Sinad dynasty[edit]

  1. Ijaninodekan I (1357–1371) "Wings of abundance"
  2. Ijaninodekan II (1371–1378) "Wings of abundance"
  3. Ijaninodekan III (1378–1400) "Wings of abundance"
  4. Vihozhak (1400–1407) "Night overseer"
  5. Juvanoveskiya I (1407–1419) "Woman of shadows" (F)

Iron Empire[edit]

Hanad dynasty[edit]

  1. Zhautemankijadek I (1419–1441) "God has granted me abundance"
  2. Izhakizura (1441–1452) "Peace in my time" (F)
  3. Jadekozhautak I (1452–1457) "Glory to god"
  4. Izhomaro III (1457–1461) "Peace of the land"
  5. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  6. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  7. Zhautemankijadek II (TBD–TBD) "God has granted me abundance"
  8. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  9. Jeyihunotakin II (TBD–TBD) "Admiration for the path of righteous"
  10. Zhautemankijadek III (TBD–TBD) "God has granted me abundance"
  11. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  12. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  13. Mahuroya I (TBD–TBD) "Winter princess" (F)

Zonad dynasty[edit]

  1. Zhanomahuk I (TBD–TBD) "Lord of winter"
  2. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  3. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  4. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  5. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  6. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  7. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  8. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  9. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  10. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"
  11. TBD (TBD–TBD) "TBD"

Korad dynasty[edit]

Zhinad dynasty[edit]

Zhi-Aynad dynasty[edit]

Zhi-Tirad dynasty[edit]

Zhi-Vyad dynasty[edit]

Zhi-Jarad dynasty[edit]

Second Refinement Period[edit]

Zhi-Yanad dynasty[edit]

Zhi-Sinad dynasty[edit]

Zhi-Hanad dynasty[edit]

Zhi-Zonad dynasty[edit]

Tir'Zhinad dynasty[edit]

Copper Empire[edit]

Tir'Zhi-Aynad dynasty[edit]

Tir'Zhi-Tirad dynasty[edit]

Tir'Zhi-Vyad dynasty[edit]


Regnal names[edit]


  • Adekakon-Zhanimaro / Adekâkon-Xânīmâro – "An island of (a) tree (stability) in the Holy Fatherland"
  • Aduvonizhau / Âduvonīxâu – "Seed (sprout) of god"
  • Arkadekadin / Arkâdekâdīn – "Pillar (of) bountiful grain"
  • Aujazhoturo / Aujâxoturo – "Lord of the black sands"
  • Dakudukahon / Dâkudukâhon – "Vast domination (over) all"
  • Hazudoyahuya / Hâzudoyâhuya – "Venerable bird of prey"
  • Hukihunenodu / Hukīhunenodu – "(The) copper road (to) glory"
  • Ijaninodekan / Ījânīnodekân – "Wings of abundance"
  • Izhomaro / Īxomâro – "Peace of the land"
  • Jadekozhautak / Jâdekojaxâutâk – "Glory to god"
  • Jadojazhautak / Jâdojaxâutâk – "Fist of Zhautan (God)"
  • Jeyihunotakin / Jeyīhunotâkīn – "Admiration for the path of righteous"
  • Jikizhako / Jīkīxâko – "I shall rule on high"
  • Kirukhavan / Kīrukhâvan – "I establish (the) limitations"
  • Kozekizhavan / Kozekīxâvan – "I desire peace everlasting"
  • Vihozhak / Vīhoxâk – "Night overseer"
  • Yazhurizhayaka / Yâxurīxâyâka – "The one responsible for much bloodshed"
  • Zhanomahuk / Xânomâhuk – "Lord of winter"
  • Zhautemankijadek / Xâutemankījâdek – "God has granted me abundance"
  • Zhojadozhan / Xojâdoxân – "Black fist of the noble"


  • Amukundina / Âmukundīna – "(I) scatter them (as) wheat"
  • Edakzuna / Edâkzuna – "Bosom (of) wealth"
  • Izhakizura / Īxâkīzura – "Peace in my time"
  • Juvanoveskiya / Juvīnoveskīya – "Woman of shadows"
  • Kinohunkaja / Kīnohunkâja – "My way is admirable"
  • Kirudaduna / Kīrudâduna – "I crush them"
  • Mahuroya / Mâhuroya – "Winter princess"
  • Memideka / Memīdeka – "Mother of fertility"
  • Tejimashaduna / Tejīmâšaduna – "She binds them"
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