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Middle Empires (1112-707)

The Troembaen Era: A Cultural Renaissance (1112-808 UT)

  Emerging from The Plague Years (1212-1112), the Troembaen Dynasty inherited a Drakoyan Empire teetering on the brink of disintegration. Drawing upon deft political acumen and a shared commitment to their subjects' welfare, they launched the Empire into an era of resurgence and balance.   Under the rule of Caedri Troembaen and his successors, the Middle Empires flourished as an intellectual and artistic hub. Great efforts were made to revive the Congregation of the Ascended, which had suffered from neglect and a lack of leadership during the time of the Plague. This period witnessed the foundation of the Drakoyan Academy, a prestigious institution dedicated to the sciences and arts. Innovations of this time, such as the invention of the celestial astrolabe and the development of the poetic form 'Seraic Verse,' left a lasting impact on Drakoyan society. Though the Academy would be destroyed in a great fire at the end of the period, it would be resurrected centuries later by Niandrann Davinet, Duchess of Sabellis, and opened up as a public institution, offering the first such form of education in Draksineon.   The Troembaens skillfully implemented a system of patronage that gave rise to a blossoming of creative and scientific thought. Scholars, artisans, and scientists across the Empire found themselves supported, and their ideas, even the radical ones, gained an audience.   However, the lack of a robust military force during the later Troembaen reign left a vacuum, setting the stage for the rise of the Uicendor Dynasty.  

The Uicendor Era: Expansion and Growth (807-707 UT)

  The Uicendor Dynasty ascended the throne through sheer military prowess, displacing the Troembaens in a forceful coup. Under their rule, the Empire witnessed a phase of aggressive territorial expansion, and Uicendor policies led to the Empire's borders stretching further than ever before. Additionally, though the realm of Goi Dav and its people, the Navirds had already been absorbed into the Empire in 932, during Troembaen rule, the Uicendors did more to ensure their active integration into society and brought to an end the frequent riots one had come to expect from this proud culture, thereby bringing about a greater degree of shared national identity across the country.   Yet, this military success did not equate to sustainable governance. The Uicendor Dynasty's expansionist aspirations led them into escalating conflicts with Gal Ossel (later Galori) and the eastern realms of Vir Rel and Vir Edaas (later united as Rello). These territorial disputes consumed the Empire's resources, leading to neglect of the arts, sciences, and internal infrastructural development.   While the Uicendors achieved remarkable land gains, they failed to implement sustainable structures to maintain this sprawling empire. The rapid expansion without adequate infrastructure strained the Empire's stability, eventually paving the way for the Eannelk Occupation (707-598) from the north.   The Middle Empires remain a testament to the Drakoyan Empire's ability to adapt and evolve. While the Troembaen Dynasty demonstrated the power of cultural and scientific advancement, the Uicendor Dynasty showcased the perils of rapid, unchecked expansion. The contrasting natures of these two Dynasties encapsulate the intricate complexities of this transformative period in Drakoyan history.  

Bloodline of the Troembaen Dynasty

1. Caedri Troembaen I (1112-1085 UT): The founder of the Troembaen Dynasty, Caedri was a patron of the arts and sciences. He established the Imperial Academy of Sciences, attracting scholars and researchers from across the empire.   2. Serikae and Haromis (1085-1058 UT): Serikae and Haromis were siblings who co-ruled. They expanded the empire's library system and invested in artistic commissions, turning the capital into a cultural hub.   3. Daraellin (1058-1026 UT): Daraellin, son of Haromis, was known as the The Mourning Dove's Son. He introduced progressive education reforms and authored several philosophical treatises.   4. Caedri II (1026-1001 UT): Caedri II, son of Daraellin, focused on enhancing the architectural landscape of the empire. He commissioned several grand public structures, including the Great Theater and the colossal Statue of the Ascended Aspects.   5. Solenara (1001-975 UT): Solenara, daughter of Caedri II, was a notable music enthusiast. Her reign saw the development of new musical forms, instruments, and the establishment of the Imperial Orchestra.   6. Haromis II (975-945 UT) : The son of Solenara, Haromis II, was an avid astronomer. His advancements in the field of astronomy include the construction of observatories and the introduction of a more accurate lunar calendar.   7. Serikae II (945-919 UT): Daughter of Haromis II, Serikae II was a lover of literature. She initiated the Golden Age of Literature, leading to an explosion of poetry, drama, and prose across the empire.   8. Solenara and Daraellin II (919-892 UT): These siblings co-ruled in harmony. They established several schools of art and a Museum of Imperial History, showcasing the accomplishments of their predecessors.   9. Caedri III (892-866 UT): Son of Solenara, Caedri III was an environmental enthusiast. His reign saw the creation of several public parks and a large botanical garden housing exotic flora from across the empire.   10. Maelis and Daratrae (866-840 UT): These twin sisters were patrons of the performing arts, establishing the Empire's first dance and drama schools.   11. Daraellin III (840-807 UT): Daraellin III, son of Maelis, was an avid historian. He commissioned a monumental work, "The Chronicles of the Empire," a detailed history of the Drakoyan Empire.

Bloodline of the Uicendor Dynasty

1. Ernvel Uicendor I (807-783 UT): A pragmatic and ambitious ruler, Ernvel I inherited the throne during a period of relative stability, which he leveraged to plan the Empire's expansion. He initiated the conflict with Gal Ossel by seeking to secure trade routes and resources.   2. Triadrae (783-758 UT): Ernvel's daughter continued her father's southward expansion, successfully annexing portions of Gal Ossel. However, this brought tensions with the neighboring kingdoms of Vir Rel and Vir Edaas to the east, who felt threatened by Draksineon's growth.   3. Davrexis (758-732 UT): Triadrae's son took on the challenges of integrating the kingdom of Goi Dav, absorbed into the Empire in 932 UT, and calming the Navirdic people. He commissioned monumental building projects in Goi Dav and invested in the region's infrastructure to win over its people. As for the Navirdic, Davrexis gave them political representation and reformed laws perceived as oppressive, winning their allegiance.   4. Caerdora and Uicen (732-703 UT): These sibling co-rulers focused their efforts eastward, engaging in several military campaigns against Vir Rel and Vir Edaas. While successful in acquiring more territory, their actions strained the Empire's resources and intensified political unrest.   5. Ernvel II (703-683 UT): Ernvel II, Caerdora's son, had grand visions of a unified northern empire. He launched a series of campaigns against Aug Faldr, a northern regime. Despite initial victories, these aggressive actions provoked a powerful response from the Eannelk to the north.   6. Vilkin (683-668 UT): Vilkin, son of Uicen, had to contend with the increasingly hostile Eannelk. Despite his efforts to fortify the northern borders and make diplomatic overtures, his reign ended with the beginning of the Eannelk Occupation.


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