Empire of Le Zhea
Our illustrious leader has remained silent for centuries. I dare not question their reasoning, but our empire could use a firm hand that could guide it to its former glory.Le Zhea, officially the Empire of Le Zhea, is a sovereign state in Western Lethea. The country is ruled by an ancient and powerful genetically engineered authoritarian ruled known simply as the Hei Ea. When the ruler is unavalible, the Teihua, a council of governors, administers the realm and takes on all of the Hei Ea's responsibilites. Le Zhea is all what's left of the once great Empire of Lethea, but they are still a force to be reckoned with and desire to reclaim their lost territories. The capital of the Empire of Le Zhea is Phe Ko Ti and the country's other major cities are Tan Lea, Kora, and Bo Maz.
PoliticsIn theory, the supreme ruler of the Empire of Le Zhea is the Hei Ea, a supposedly immortal and all-knowing monarch who has existed for thousands of years. The current Hei Ea had replaced the previous weak and decadent rulers of the Empire of Lethea giving way to the modern state of Le Zhea. In reality, the political situation of the empire is far different from what the common folk believe. Their immortal ruler has been silent for centuries, locked away in their palace in isolation. When it had become clear that the Hei Ea wasn't planning on coming back out anytime soon, the leaders of Le Zhea's eleven governorates took control of the country.
GovernoratesThere are eleven administrative regions in Le Zhea that are ruled over by a local governor. These governors are genetically modifided to better suit their profession. All of them also serve in the Teihua, a secrative organisation that ruled over the Empire of Le Zhea and additionally has great sway over the government of the Kingdom of Hlulane. Each governor has to find an heir for themselves. Usually, they sent out people to search for already talented children who will be forcefully taken from their families and interviewed. One of the children will then go through the necessary procedures required to modify them, and the rest will be either discarded or educated in other fields that best suit them. A governor has to be in office until their retirement which will come after their 80th birthday. Many retired governors stay in the gubernatorial palace to advise their successor. Still, others also seek a quiet life out in the countryside where they can enjoy the rest of their lives free of politics.
MilitaryThe Empire of Le Zhea is one of the only countries in the world that possesses a well-trained permanent army. What makes the sleeping giant of a fallen empire even more of a threat to the rest of the continent is that each soldier has been engineered for their tasks. Zhean soldiers are fearless. Their modifications allow them to stand their ground in the face of overwhelming odds when all others would flee. Their combat prowess is also better, but a dedicated unmodified geprati couldn't still beat them. The psychological modifications that affect them are far stronger and more reliable.
Northern Defence ForceOn the northern border of the empire, in Archon's Pass and along the Ba Ozi river guard the most veteran and elite of the nation's units. For as long as anyone can remember, the Northern Defence Force has maintained the ancient forts and watchtowers that defend the empire from the unknown of all that lies beyond the Divide. For most, the army is their retirement after decades of service. Life is relatively peaceful, and the men sometimes forget their purpose, but then they get their reminders. Either a probing attack of aberati or full-scale invasions, all manner of monstrosities crawl out from beyond.
What stops the Empire of Le Zhea from expanding and recovering their long lost glory, the great obstacle that is capable of defeating all of their armies, is the great Rahigina desert. In the golden days of the Empire of Lethea, back when they owned nearly everything south of the Divide, the desert was green and fertile. All manner of civilisations thrived there, establishing vast states and great cities, all of which have been devoured by the endless sand and the passage of time. Conquering the Rahigina had still been a challenge as the locals were fierce and determined to defend their homeland, but the harshness of the desert heat has proven to be a greater foe than any human army. The sands eat their armies alive. Lost and without supplies, all who march through will perish.
Even with all of our might, our technological power, and faith, we're still but ants next to the vast giant that is the Rahigina. Our only hope is to go around, but then we'd be fighting the sea.
DemographicsThe Empire of Le Zhea is a mostly homogenous society dominated by the native Zhean population. There does exist a considerable minoirty of Hasini, Nalako and Baqate peoples, but nearly all of them are slaves. The country's religious demographics are similar to the ethnic ones. Most people are Ryelists since that is the religion of the native Zheans, but their slaves still practise Khetmeratism.
- Founding Date
- 3321 BA
- Geopolitical, Empire
- Phe Ko Ti
- Government System
- Monarchy, Theocratic
- Power Structure
- Unitary state
- Economic System
- Mixed economy
- Subsidiary Organizations
- Related Ranks & Titles
- Related Ethnicities
Land area 20,609 mi² Population 2,308,208 Density 112/mi²
Active Personnel 0
Conscription 0.8% of Pop.
Active Units 0
|1st Imperial Arbalist Company||LA||Trained|
|69th Imperial Arbalist Company||LA||Trained|
|103rd Imperial Arbalist Company||LA||Trained|
|Le Phe Marksmen||LA||Trained|
|Tai Hi Huntsmen||LA||Veteran|
|Ke Lea Bowmen||LA||Veteran|
|5th Lancer Squadron||HC||Veteran|
|Nehatl Tlac Company||HI||Veteran|
|4th Imperial Guard Company||MP||Veteran|
|Protectors of the Holy Light||ME||Veteran|
|Sons of the Sun||ME||Veteran|
|55th Logistics Unit||SP||Trained|
|Sa Toi Pike Company||PM||Trained|
|1st Paihei Company||PM||Trained|
|2nd Paihei Company||PM||Trained|
|Yuan Ta Pikemen||PM||Trained|
|5th Imperial Pike Guard||PM||Trained|
|7th Imperial Pike Guard||PM||Trained|
|Le Zhea ho-Pihe||PM||Trained|
Genetic engineering is the mysterious technology used by Zheans and Ryelists to modify living beings to change their brain or body for better or worse.