Haroeri, The First Emperor

The Empire of Fenixia formed out of the mass of warring tribes in The Hollow Expanse. This was a fertile area surrounded by more hostile areas. So it was fought over by each of the tribes living there, each wanting to control the area and the resources.  

Granted power

  Haroeri was the eldest son of one of the tribal leaders. He realised that his father's obsession, along with that of all the other tribal eladers was going to lead to the destruction of all of them. He invited the eldest sons of the other tribes to meet him in the Shautane Grotto, a holy cave under the mountains to the north of the Hollow Expanse. There they followed the traditions to honour their ancestors before all sitting round to discuss how they could work together to bring peace to the area.   Unbekownst to them, this was the hereditary rebirth place of the Radiant Phoenix. During their discussions, the phoenix flew in through the volcano, settling in the grotto to initiate her flames. At the height of the fire, Haroeri was struck by one of the bursts of lightning emitted during the death and rebirth of the bird. This travelled from him round the circle of the other men in attendance. Through this, they were granted the ability to control powers through the use of Crystals. Haroeri, as the first hit, was granted the strongest powers, and the ability got weaker as they passed to those seated further away from him.  

Combining the tribes

  With the powers of the crystals granted by the phoenix, Haroeri and the other tribal sons were able to work together to depose their fathers and stop the fighting. No one wanted to stand against such powers which they'd never seen before. Haroeri was treated as a god come to earth and granted every wish he could make.   Those tribes who accepted Haroeri first, without struggling against him, were granted the right to keep their names and form a new family within his empire. While the other tribes, who continued to fight for themselves until the end, were designated as servants to the others.  

Founding Fenixia

  Haroeri was determined to build an empire to rival any other across the world. As such, he laid down the rules for interactions between the different tribes, or families, and began building the city of Fenixia to house the centre of his government.
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30 Jul, 2022 21:07

Good origin story. The Phoenix derived powers is great with the stepping down around the ring- instant hierarchy. So, were some of the founding ring rebels against Haroeri, or were there tribes that didn't attend his gathering and so kept the warring?

15 Aug, 2022 12:21

Thanks for your comment! Those who didn't attend were no match for them once they had the powers granted by the Phoenix, so the warring didn't last much longer. Those other tribes, without access to the crystal powers, became servants.

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
15 Aug, 2022 05:17

Hi there! You may not know me, but I am the sponsor of the Great Leader of Their People Summer Camp Prompt this year! Since you wrote this article, I would like to know, would you mind me reading it aloud on my Twitch channel this week? I have a lot to get through so it helps to do it live while people watch. I've scheduled to go live at 8am and 8pm Eastern Time every weekday. If you join and comment, I can go over your article right then and there! If you'd like to coordinate a specific date, let me know. If you aren't able to make it (or don't want to be present live), you can also always watch streams after the fact on my YouTube channel   BUT, if the answer is NO because you'd rather I not, it's okay! Not agreeing to be streamed definitely does not put you at any disadvantage for winning in my eyes. Please respond swiftly by replying here (make sure to click REPLY under my comment or I won't be notified), message me on my World Anvil profile page, Discord, or anywhere else you find me online.   Thanks again! Whatever you choose, God bless and much success! <3

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15 Aug, 2022 12:19

Hi, that would be awesome! I don't think I'll be able to watch it live due to timezones, but I'll look out for it in the replay!

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
15 Aug, 2022 21:12

Sorry you won't be able to make it live but I appreciate the response and the permission! <3 Have a blessed one!

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
23 Aug, 2022 18:38

Hi there. I pray all is well. I went over your article today. Here's the link for the replay if you'd like to take a look. If not, no worries at all. Thanks again for allowing me the honor! Have a blessed one. <3

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24 Aug, 2022 14:45

Thanks for your comments, I'm glad you were interested in what I've written, and I have so much I want to add to this world! Including adding a sidebar...

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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
24 Aug, 2022 16:22

Glad you found it beneficial! Of course, Summer Camp is such a rush. We can't do everything at once. The good thing is that these wonderful worlds are ever a work in progress and we can make adjustments on our own time whenever (after the judging period, of course)! God bless and much success! <3

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