History of Nokhta

Feel free to change dates regarding Homo sapiens and movements. Basically anything in prehistory.

Nokhta, a subcontinent located on the western fringes of Delezia, has been inhabited by Homo sapiens for over 90,000 years.[citation needed] The earliest evidence of human-made tools has been located on the shores of the Emerald River in northern Nokhta, dating back to around 85,000 years ago. Early civilizations included the Sapphire Valley Civilization starting from 5,000 Y, and the Ruby Valley Civilization starting from 5,900 Y. While society in the Sapphire Valley Civilization collapsed by the end of the 65th century, the population had scattered northward and eastward, with some groups having been absorbed into the Ruby Valley Civilization.

Due to the location of the Ruby River, the wide-spread plains of the Ruby Basin, and relative land isolation from other parts of Nokhta and the world, it became the center of power on the Nokhtan subcontinent. Trade with the other southwestern Delezian civilizations has been documented as early as the 61st century, with luxury goods being traded on the Essom Peninsula with early Htaevic peoples. The Ruby Valley Civilization had collapsed into petty states by the end of the 69th century, but the rise of the first imperial dynasty of southern Nokhta, the Niserakhian Empire, came to bring the Valley and more into a more centralized state by the start of the 73rd century. This eventually culminated in clashing with foreign civilizations and establishing formal relations with other parts of the subcontinent.

With the fall of the Niserakhian Empire by the end of the 76th century, it would pave way for the Golden Imperial Suites to begin with the formation of Royekha in 8,007 Y, the first Nokhtan state to control the entirety of the Atrekhor Sea. The control of the Atrekhor Sea would eventually become a requirement for later Ruby empires, as it became a symbol of power and dominance by being a Nokhtan lake as seen by Nokhtans. By the final Golden Imperial state of Idetka, the Ruby civilization had an influence stretching from the farlands of Ivinis to the peaks of Khydea and the lowlands of the Shattered Islands, and from the Northerly Island to Unuvun. Idetka would also be known in opening the Age of Exploration in the 93rd-century[?] and leading efforts to colonize the untouched lands of Ivinis until the collapse of the Idetkan state in the mid-94th century. Eventually, the Tarnishing Disaster wars would result in the creation of Rokhtaera in 9,340 Y, which eventually replaced the former Idetkan empire as the new Ruby state.

Continued Nokhtan influence over much of Ivinis continued even after the collapse of the Idetkan Empire, until the beginning of the Praenokhto Revolutions of the 9,500s. With much of Ivinis becoming independent, save for the southern portion that was under the control of the Nautical Peace, tensions often rose between the traditional Nokhtan powers and the newly formed states of Zandaera and Linyen. This eventually culminated in the Nokhtaeic Great War, when the Praenokhto Amethyst League led an assault through the heartlands of Nokhta in the early 98th century. Following the Reconquest of Nokhta by Empress Hanamoni of Rokhtaera, the Ruby nation became the preeminent power of Nokhta for centuries to come.

By the start of the 100th century, Nokhta was heavily involved in the affairs of the Symphony.


Ancient history

69th–72nd century: Interactions with the Htaevic and the Establishment of the Niserakhian Empire

The first contact Nokhtans had with the First Htaevic Empire, a steadily growing empire past east the Khydean Plateau, were the ships sent to scout the Atrekhor Sea in the 69th century. There, they first established several city colonies on the coasts of Zankhti Island and Ivile. Years later, they eventually conquered parts of the Tail of Nokhta in the 70th century, which greatly contributed to that region's development and influence towards the rest of southern Nokhta. After the fall of the First Htaevic Empire in 7,005 Y, due to the Succlythians, the Nokhtan region that was attached to the Empire briefly fell into chaos before independent states hailing from the northern side of the Tail intervened and attempted to control the region.

Southern Nokhta began to flourish this time, as states began trading among themselves more frequently now that trade routes the south and east were disrupted for a few years. While Hsuqliht ships were known to pass through the Essom Sea just south of the Atrekhor, trading would not catch up to the same level as it was with the Htaevics until years later when the Zankhti League of Cities and Islands established a firm trading treaty with the Hsuqliht Empire in the mid-71st century.

In the Ruby River Basin, a Nokhtan named Odoni Serakh consolidated the various Ruby River states under one banner, establishing the Niserakhian Empire, in 7,096 Y. After receiving a prophecy from the town of Koviaen, which straddles between the Khydean Plateau and the Nokhtan lowlands along the Ruby River, Odoni set out to subdue the various Atrekhorian coastal states under his control. Reluctantly, the Zankhti League of Cities and Islands agreed to pay tribute to his empire, but was still allowed to trade extensively with the Hsuqliht through their southern possessions in the Essom Sea if the trade items eventually made it to Niserakhian markets.

72nd–75th century: Interactions with the Haki Republic and the Continental Outreach

While peacetime was mostly consistent throughout the 72nd century, aside from a few skirmishes around the Atrekhor Sea, the split of the Hsuqliht Empire in 7,224 Y caused a ripple wave effect to Nokhta, as interregional trade was once again dispelled. Unlike the dissolution of the First Htaevic Empire, the newly-established Haki Republic had come to Nokhta's door more quickly and was much less peaceful compared to their predecessors. In 7,230 Y(?), Emperor Lucclucc led an invasion force that took control of the Essom coastline of the Tail of Nokhta. While states further inland of the Tail were spared the conquest, they were forced to pay tribute to the new Haki Republican overlords, and eventually led to an end of the Zankhti League of Cities and Islands, as the Zankhtis lost control of their southern possessions and suffered extensive damage on Zankhti Island. The Niserakhian Empire was defeated at sea, and although they managed to repel a few attempts of the Haki Republic's invasions, the 7th Emperor of Niserakhia, Arani Serakh, bitterly negotiated for a truce, as states of the inner Tail began to seek opportunities to strike at the ailing Nokhtan empire. Ultimately, Emperor Arani failed to keep the few client states that he had control over, and the Empire was reduced to their home control of the Ruby River Basin.

Although the conflict harmed southern Nokhta's development and standing, it eventually recuperated its losses and began to enter a period of flourishment thanks to the influence of the Haki Republic. With maritime trading becoming more extensive, technological advancements became commonplace in the Tail of Nokhta and the Atrekhor coast. However, the Niserakhian Empire refused to trade extensively with the Haki Republic after talks between the two had collapsed in 7,240 Y, and instead began focusing on establishing permanent trade routes to the west and north: these would include the Sapphire Basin states and the Emerald Basin states. Previously, interactions with the regions of Nokhta were kept to a minimum compared to the Atrekhorians, but the 8th Emperor of Niserakhia, Guhini Serakh, advocated establishing official relations with the various states of the west and north. This would result in the first intra-Nokhtaeic diplomatic relations in 7,245 Y, involving all three of the Grand Triple Basins. While the relations were more in favor of the Niserakhians, due to their more advanced society compared to the fragmented polities and villages of the other two basins, it nonetheless aided the centralization process of the Sapphire and Emerald basins. By the beginning of the 74th century, it was common for Niserakhian officials to travel to the other two basins to maintain the balance of trade, as well as to properly map out the vast areas using Niserakhian practices.

In 7,417 Y, a drastic civil war ignited in the Niserakhian capital city of Odonia. While documents from this time have been scarce, it's believed that the war burnt down much of the capital city, including the burning of the Sixteenth Emperor of Niserakhia, Lahini Serakh, and most of the royal family. What was left of the imperial government moved in swiftly to install the Sixteenth Emperor's niece, Janani Serakh, as the new Seventeeth Emperor, but the Council of the Nine effectively controlled state affairs, with Jahini being nothing more than a figurehead. As a result, the Niserakhian Empire was severely weakened, and connections with the other two Grand Basins were officially cut and kept to a minimum. With the Council of the Nine implementing laws targeting commoners suspected to have aided in the Niserakhian Civil War by the end of 7,420 Y, it's estimated that as many as 100,000 people left the empire to flee to the Haki Republic's domains in the Atrekhorian Sea, including Zankhti Island. While most were granted safe refuge in the Atrekhor, this eventually stirred up problems for the Haki Republic, as their forces were increasingly becoming outnumbered at their Nokhtan outposts.

75th–79th century: Revival of the Ruby

Over time, the Haki Republic's holdings in Nokhta began to weaken, and multiple Zankhti groups began to plan an insurrection against their ailing overlords. By the late-75th century, they began plotting attacks against Haki Republican ships in docked harbors and ultimately started building up their own rebel fleet. With the help of other Nokhtan groups in the Tail, they started driving away Haki Republicans until no major harbors remained in their control, and in 7,489 Y, both parties signed a treaty that contained articles of the Haki Republic officially giving up their control in Nokhta and the establishment of the Second Zankhti League of Cities and Islands. While the southern Nokhtans expected a possible attack from the Haki Republicans in the future, this fear dissipated when the Haki Republic imploded from the inside as a result of the Shattering starting in 7,510 Y. During this time, the Second Zankhti League became a major seafaring force in not only the Atrekhorian Sea and Essom Sea, but also the seas around the Shattered Islands, often having skirmishes with the many factions of the now-defunct Haki Republic.

Like others in Southwestern Delezia, much of southern Nokhta enjoyed relative peace of the 1024 Year Spring for the first few centuries; although conflict still occurred, especially with the rise of the Wipitian Empire that succeeded the ailing Niserahkian Empire in 7,595 Y. Attempts by the Second League to keep the Ruby River empire in check had minimal results, and the two became major rivals throughout the early Spring. However, the Wipitian Empire soon disintegrated with the slaughter of the Wipitian Royal Family by General Ikinae and the Wicked Six in 7,819, who soon established the Ikinaen Empire under the consul of Six Kings and One Emperor.

Might divide it again and move the Ikinaean Empire into its own subsection, under the classical section...


Golden Imperial Suites

The Golden Imperial Suites were the Nokhtaeic empires that controlled the entirety of the Atrekhor Sea, the sea between the Tail of Nokhta and the southwestern coast of the Khydean Plateau, for over a millennium. Starting with the Royekhan Empire, in which they first conquered the southern Atrekhorian coast in 8,100 Y, successive empires followed suit of the practice of controlling the Atrekhor Sea. The Golden Imperial Suites included the empires of:

  • Royekha (8,007–8,332 Y) (325 years)
  • Ozonte (8,360-8,513 Y) (153 years)
  • Denetiks (8,634-8,830 Y) (206 years)
  • Narami (8,839-9,028 Y) (189 years)
  • Idetka (9,029-9,339 Y) (310 years)

Each empire was notable for having achieved various territorial ambitions. The Royekhan Empire was the first to control the entire Atrekhorian Sea and has influenced the identity of the Ruby River civilization ever since, including their royal lineage being traced to the later Idetkan Empire's royal family. The Ozonte Empire was the first to extend its control to the center of the Emerald Basin and further north to be connected to the Demitha Sea, ultimately influencing states nations and the Northerly Island. The Denetiks Empire expanded its control towards the Forbidden Ocean in the Northern Tail, as well as conquering the Palace of Magnificence in the Khydean Plateau, holding the title of Heavenly Overlord of Khydea and being the de jure empire of the Khydean Plateau for some time. The Naramian Empire began extending Nokhtan influence prominently towards the south and southeastern, becoming more involved in the affairs of the rest of southern Delezia and its seas. It also transitioned into the Idetkan Empire without any major hiccups, with a brief civil war ending within a single year.

The Idetkan Empire, the last of the Golden Imperial Suites, was the most extensive empire on Nokhta in Nokhtaeic history. In its peak during 9,325 Y, its control ranged from the Twin Cities on the Demitha on its northern end; the island of Eztanokh on its western end, which they had discovered, jumpstarting the Age of Exploration; the interior of the Khydean Plateau and the Shattered Islands on its eastern end; and the lands of Unuvun on its southern end, which the Idetkan Empire had conquered following Prince Saeran's invasion. These territorial achievements were a result of its supreme dominance against foreign rivals, including the conquest of the Green Tongue civilization of Nokhta, which had been one of the Ruby River civilization's rivals for over a millenium; the defeat of the Sapphire-Emerald alliance; and spelled the end of the Second Htaevic Empire in the late 91st century. A supreme golden age in Nokhtan history, it also had one of the deadliest conflicts in postclassical Nokhtan history towards the empire's expiration, beginning with the founding of Rokhtaera in 9,340 Y and the start of the Tarnishing Disaster wars.

The long gap between the Ozonte Empire and the Denetiks Empire is called the Khydean Impetus Age, where various Khydean clans in the Southern Khydean Plateau launched an assault across the decaying Ozonte Empire. As a result, it greatly fractured the political landscape of southern Nokhta, and much of the Ruby River Basin came under the control of the Khydeans, becoming the first time in history where non-Nokhtaeic parties had controlled it extensively. In the year 8,523, the Empire of Entani was founded by the Heavenly Overlord of Khydea, Imbo the Wondrous, alongside the Ruby River in Larian, twenty kilometers away from the present-day city of Sosena. The Empire of Entani continued fighting brutal wars against the remnants of the Ozonte Empire, including the Praezonte Empire and the High Kingdom of Akonte, which the royal family of Ozonte still controlled.

also this will probably be formatted differently at a later time...

Early modern

Late modern