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The Old Exekian Empire is the name given to the Exekian state that last a millennium. It was destroyed in Year Zero by the forces of Erasmus Stirling.

The Empire was born out of the Old Kingdoms, a series of feudal states ruled by various petty kings and queens. Unified under the first Emperor, Taranis Kuhl, the Empire was formed and began to prosper. At the height of its powers, the Empire encompassed the entire island of Musatei, southern Dardanos, and the western half of Zantium.

Politics

The Empire reigned from their capital seat, Carthmere, in Musatei. Each emperor ruled for an era, the approximate equivalent of 480 human years. At the end of every era, an order of princes, one from each city, would come together to decide which of them would be the next emperor. The princes held their titles for life; if one was killed, another was chosen out of the people of their city by the current emperor.

Architecture

Due to the destruction of most imperial buildings, including libraries, schools, and temples, very little of the Empire's culture and architecture remains intact. The most notable surviving construct is the emperor's palace. After Erasmus razed Exekias, he took up residence in the palace, which he re-dubbed Castle Vallon. The palace was decorated with ancient Exekian artworks featuring pagan gods; Erasmus' son Cassius ordered that these be destroyed. Nearby was an underground necropolis, where all of the Exekian emperors were buried; the tombs were robbed and the bodies were burned.

List of Cities

Casca Dun

Jethra Kuhl

Meier Lin

Moloc Bal

Exekias