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Rokhtaera, officially known as Rokhtaeran Imperium or informally just as the Imperium, is a major world power primarily located within the southern portion of Nohkta, on the western fringes of Delezia. It is the primary leader of the closely-aligned Commonwealth of Nohkta, comprised of nations in and around the Nohktaeic Subcontinent, and has been a driving force in the plan of unification under one banner. To the north of the country include the neighboring nations of Imirius and Sovnka, and to the east is the hectic land of Khydea. Towards the southeast is the multicultural nation of Lapesa? and the Nautical Peace, its historic rival. Rokhtaera is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy, with its capital Sosena centered around the Ruby River.
The royal family who currently rules the country is the Vendius dynasty, with Empress Yana II sitting on the throne since 9,999? Y. However, as the monarchy has no voice in politics and is merely a cultural significance thanks to the Quiet Revolution in 9,677 Y, the government is actually led by Orderly Minister Akaona Maeya.
Rokhtaera was the successor state that arose from the ashes during the collapse of Idetka in the mid-94th century, due to multiple failures and conflicts that arose. The rise to greater power, however, occurred during the Nokhtaeic Great War, when the combined forces of the majority of Praenokhto launched a massive invasion from the sea during 9,715-9,725 Y. While the countries of Nohkta lost to their former colonial holdings, being under the control of Madam Khailisa of Praenokhto, eventually Empress Hanamoni led an attack against them and won during the following Reconquest of Nohkta only a few years later. Aided by some Khydea clans, a historic threat to the subcontinent, this was a successful victory and led to a blossoming of Nohktaeic culture. Despite this, conflicts between fellow Nohktaeic nations continued, albeit at smaller scales.
The name Rokhtaera stems from the Narunaeic language, which roughly translates to Heavenly Power. Linguistic experts today speculate that this may be a borrowed word from an ancient Unuvi language, but no definite leads have been found.
Main article: History of Rokhtaera
Southern Nokhtaeic civilizations
The earliest recorded history within southern Nokhta was a city-state known as Heralia, around 3000 Y(?).
Golden Imperial Suites
The Golden Imperial Suites was an approximate thousand-year-long age of prosperous Nokhtaeic empires. These included the empires of:
- Royekha (8,036–8,340 Y)
- Ozonte (8,401–8,532 Y)
- Denetiks (8,674–8,907 Y)
- Narami (8,912–9,045 Y)
- Idetka (9,098–9,339 Y)
The long gap between the Ozonte Empire and the Denetiks Empire is considered to be called the Khydean Impetus Age, where the forces from various powerful Khydean clans led to the downfall of even the most powerful Nokhtaeic states in the south, causing fracture and disunity for over a century.
Founding and the Great Exploration
After the collapse of the great Idetka empire due to their ultimate defeat in keeping control over Unuvun and separatist troubles within their own boundaries, the nation of Rokhtaera was birthed around the Ruby River, being officially declared in the year 9,340. Its founder was the Queen Elida, a descendant of the first Golden Imperial family, who was supported by her loyal generals Deliana Endaya and Ihano Ryqestra. The Tarnishing Disaster wars ended by 9,350 Y, with Rokhtaera conquering the vast majority of the Ruby River basin and numerous areas around it.
The Crusades of the Hakiist
The spread of Hakiism threatened order in regions within southern Nokhta, with Rokhtaera being no exception. With disorder being commonplace in many ports due to the scramble to the anti-Haki, in the 95th century, Empress Namini ordered the Port City of Khanqori to be held as an exclusion zone for Hakiists, promising free and safe trips to Ivinis. However, this would lead to the Rape of Khanqori due to rising unrest and an incident where an Unuvuni named Owul murdered an entire Rokhtaeran naval crew and stole their ship under the Hakiist banner, resulting to an estimated 50,000 civilian deaths.
Nokhtaeic Great War and Imperial Rise
The Nohktaeic Great War was preceded by various troubles brewing in western Nokhta, with reports of several Praenohktoic fleets docking in the country of Emaria in the year 9,714. This culminated into war as Madam Khailisa barreled deep within western Nokhta; within a year, large parts of the subcontinent fell under Praenohkto control, threatening the security of Rokhtaera. In an act of desperation, Empress Hanamoni traveled deep into Khydean lands to the Heavenly Overlord, Kayade, who oversaw much of the entire Khydean plateau, in search of support. And so they did.
The Commonwealth of Nokhta was founded.
Continent - Delezia