Everlon: A Brief Introduction Part 5

Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 by Matt Xell in
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A brief history of the Opus Empra:

The Opus Empra (or Opus Empire) is the successor state of the Persian Empire. It is the largest empire in Everlon’s world history. The Empra was forged by Ise’id, a Persian prince who defected to the Chinese and Indian Kingdom’s alliance before the 6th Great War. The Empra spans parts of three continents: Etrik, Europa and Asia. The grand palace of the current Empress is located in the Indian capital.

The Opus Empra, due to Iseid’s heritage, adopted many of the governmental systems of the Persian Empra.

The Persian Empra was founded by Cyrusis the Great, who during his reign conquered the Median Empire (Media, Lidya and Babylin) and Asian Minor and then expanded these regions. During the reigns of Darius and his son Herxi, the Empra battled with some of the major states of ancient Greece, defeating them after a series of many wars adding these parts of continental Europa to the Empra.

The key to the major success and continuity of the Empra (from 500 B.C. to 1829 A.D.) lay in its ingenious political system (most of which the Opus continues to use). The Persians, who were absolutists, allowed a certain amount of control to individual states using a Satrapy system. A governor administered a state, a general (the Magi) supervised the military which policed the states and an official from the main capital kept all the states record and reported directly to the Emperor himself.

The Persians instituted policies of religious and cultural freedom; restoring temples and other buildings of the cities and states that they conquered, thus winning the favor of the general public to whom the Persians professed to be their saviors.

From 11 to 12 A.D the Four Great Kingdoms of Europa (the English, French, German and Spanish) fought the Persians for the state of Jesarulem, which they called the ‘Holy Land’ because of their following of the religion of Christenity. Fearing that these wars could destablise the Empra, the Persians signed a treaty allowing the safe passage for Christen pilgrims to Jesarulem. However, when the armies of the Church of Roma, the Milites de Christe invaded and captured Jesarulem and then went about inciting the neighboring states to rebel against the Empra, the Persian emperor of the time, Arte’herxis declared the 4th Great War against all of Europa.

The Persian Empra successfully defeated the Church of Roma, their Millites de Christe, the Spanish and German kingdoms and added their states to the Empra. But when the Persians reached the borders of France, conquering much of the land that is now the state of Machus Ina, the Scandinavians and the Angels of War put an end to their conquest killing a third of the Persian army in three days. After this, Arte'hexis signed a treaty to end the war.

There were 8 centuries of relative peace and minor conflict in the Empire until the early 1800’s when Esterius the third, a cruel ruler was crowned Emperor at age 18. Esterius first declared war against the Persian colonies in Atlantis; whose settlers had become rebellious, and then moved to recapture China and India; nations that had been let go from the Empire a century earlier. When Europan Kingdoms with settlers in Atlantis begun to aid the revolt of the colonies and the Indian and Chinese nations formed a coalition army against the Empra, the 5th Great War began. It lasted only two years and at the end of it the Persian colonists in Atlantis declared independence from the Empra and established the United Atlantic States with the aid of wealthy settlers from the kingdom of England. The Indian and Chinese coalition army, however, was greatly defeated, losing many states of India to Empra.

Twenty years later a group of skilled mercenaries infiltrated the Empra’s capital and kidnapped Prince Ise’id, the son of Ansar, Esterius’ younger brother. Esterius had named Ise’id his heir only months earlier for he could not have children of his own. Ise’id was taken to China and was held for ransom. The Kingdom of China declared that if the Persian Empra did not relinquish the previously captured Indian states and their imprisoned rulers, Ise’id would be executed.

Esterius and his council refused to pay the ransom and when Ansar went against the Empra and released some of the Indian rulers to save his son’s life, Esterius hand him executed.

When Ise’id heard of his father’s death, he defected to the Indian and Chinese coalition. Ise’id helped the coalition plan the destruction of the Empra. The coalition, which was named Opus Alliance rallied support form the kingdoms of Europa, Enger’s Orem Church, the U.A.S and Insurgents from established states in Etrik and declared the 6th Great War against the Persian Empire. In 1829 at the height of the war the Scandinarians came down from their content and joined the Opus Alliance and this guaranteed the defeat of the Persian Empra.

When Opus Alliance captured most of the Persian states they established the new Opus Empra and Iseid was made its first Emperor.


TBC

2 comments:

  1. gatianous says:

    intense, I think a time line & chart might help us not mix up all this stuff!

  1. Matt Xell says:

    Hey -- that's a brilliant idea, thanks a lot Gatian! I'll work on a time line as soon as I can, cheers!