Giaaka

Giaaka Lazin
Gwöng'an Thearch
𩿅𡚴𢂇命
ꡯꡨꡟꡃꡖꡋ ꡊꡞꡚꡠ
Thearch (Lazin dynasty)
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Believed to be a portrait of Giaaka without his mask.
Thearch

Selected by Thearch Qiakra
Tenure13 December 1984 - 4 October 2014
Akai13th December 1984
PredecessorThearch Qiakra
Appointed heirThearch Liannu
Regent of AkaiGrand Empresss-Mother Qiagan Lazin
BornTemplate:4th of October 1956
Qrawgra, Akai (Esquarium)
DiedUnknown
Burial25th of November 2014
Empresses
Concubines
Grand Empress-Mother Qiagan
Grand-Empress-Mother Tingzi
Empress Mei
Imperial Noble Consort(then) Liasia
IssueEmpress Liasia
Thearch Liannu
Empress Giaasiau
Full name
Giaaka Gwong'an Rongtuns Qiagan Lunkian Lazin (杰愙𩿅𡚴龍舜𤣙𡢃䰠𠺞𠘲秦)
Era name and dates
Güngqan (𩿅𡚴): (4th December 1984-2014)
Posthumous name
Xiao Ping Di
Temple name
Güngsung(𩿅宗)
ClanLazin
FatherThearch Long I Lazin
MotherGrand Dowager Dihei Qiagan Lazin
ReligionKiaism

The Gwöng'an Thearch or Giaaka Gwong'an Rongtuns Qiagan Lunkian Lazin (04/10/1956-04/10/2014) (Phadongmen: 杰愙𩿅𡚴龍舜𤣙𡢃䰠𠺞𠘲秦, Semrökvom ꡀꡠꡁꡓ ꡯꡨꡟꡃꡖꡋ ꡙꡦꡟꡃꡮꡦꡟꡋ ꡖꡞꡓꡯꡨꡋ ꡄꡞꡋꡂꡦꡟꡋ ꡈꡡꡆꡞꡋ , Classical Acanic: Nkrakhak Gwöng'an Rongtuns Qiagan Lunkian Lazin , Vernacular Acanic: Giaaka Gyung'an Lyungsyn Lüugshan Triankyn Todzian ) was the Thearch of Akai from 1984 until his death in 2014 with him being the de facto leader of the country for many years before. Serving as the regent for Thearch Ghiakra for over twelve years, he was effectively the dictator of the state for over four decades from which he dramatically shaped the country into its present form. He presided over a particularly turbulent time in Akai history; in which there was immeasurable centralisation during the Thastfung Restoration, the strengthening of the Hagiarchy, defanging of the nobility and their integration into his new system, the almost totalitarian expansion of the monarch’s own power, massive increase in nuclear strength, the only other use of nuclear weapons in Esquarium outside of Tuthina, massive economic reforms and related economic growth, and impressive gains in the Akai space program. Much of Giaaka’s life is due to the secretive nature of Akai debated by historians, with several competing historical narratives about him exting - much like his grandfather Thearch Lunkian.

He was born to as the first child of Thearch Ghiakra and his wife Qiagan in 1953, he was regarded as being a particularly odd child by many given his self-imposed isolation and unusual ability. Witnesses to him at these stages of his life noted his quiet independence as he began to be tutored and raised by various individuals such as Then Thaygem. He was at birth declared Divine Prince of the Blood and eventually became Thaytsü once Thearch Lunkian died. One of the most memorable aspects of Giaaka’s persona was his many eccentricities and introverted character at large. Not a natural leader, he was often noted as being secretive and reclusive whenever he afford to do so. He seemed deeply affected by the betrothal crisis in which, his close associate his twin sister, Princess of the blood Piang'an broke the betrothal and exiled herself from court and eventually wed the Tuthinan Prince Khongsyek. While some narratives paint it as a relatively minor incident, others suggest that this catalysed the unfettered, paranoid personality Giaaka was well known for latter in life. .

It was in 1971 and began a campaign against the KNRF and utterly annihilated them. Giaaka first seized power from his father in the chaotic aftermath of the Seven Head Insurrection, with him taking power in a coup d’etat against his father or taking over as regent to help his ill father. He with the insistence of his mother Qiagan managed to become Regent (making him the de facto ruler of Akai). He later began to use his powers to dictate the reallocation of populations across Akai and rebuilt its industry. He purged the military of those who started the Tempesta war and had them replaced with those who proved themselves competent and capable. They often vanished along with their families without a trace often being completely erased in the public eye - not to be mentioned in any text. He began the process of centralisation in the heartlands of the nation, antagonising many traditionalists as he did such as the nobility at the time.

In January 1984, the rogue cell of the OND GUIZI lead by the then thought dead Thiaan Thaiakiaam merged with the goal of the destruction of Clan Lazin and to replace the current Akai state with a stratocratic entity which would serve as "the guardsman of the people". The many enemies of his such as Kings Ziko Cangbai, Shunshi Aoxian and Lord Sung Raigao all used their conscripts to try and rebel against the modern OND. However, due to a disaster in Keng, Giaaka announced to the world Akai's nuclear capability and swiftly destroyed the leadership of GUIZI with two of them. This and combined with his sentiment of: "submission or annihilation," the aristocracy with their large reserves of conscripts surrendered out fear for their own lives and their survival in the future with the main exceptions being the Cangbai and the Raigao. Giaaka commanded Qiaozhi Woerjin to give the Clan one more chance to surrender and destroyed them both with the assistance of his son Molxue. Both were rewarded with the de jure position of Wusheng being granted to the family as well as the former lands of the then made extinct Raigao clan.

Giaaka managed to avoid extreme damage to the industrial heartland of Akai, instead of using his victory and reconstruction efforts to gain popularity across the nation. He forced the aristocracy to lose the rights to conscript local populations and created a central legal system which allowed him to tax them, despite Lunkian-Laurence's agreement which lead to the creation of Akai. Giaaka during this time also finalised his plans to outlaw slavery in its entirety, liberating millions from its shackles and once introduced to Akai's reforming economy with the assistance of his younger brother Sanfu and Chairman Heng Ryuunguo of the SIA. Giaaka remains immensely popular in Akai, being regarded particularly favourably by his subjects for in their eyes reforming Akai into its current form. However in some Akai cliques and internationally he is heavily criticised for his totalitarian policies, long list of war crimes and mass murder of an unknown amount of people (unofficial estimates vary from 100,000 to 2.1 million people).

Names and titulary

One of the most important aspects of Akai politics is the names one uses when engaging with the public due to the often highly symbolic nature of them. It is widely believed that the personal name of Giaaka was chosen by his father after divining with the Hierophants of the Universal Temple. Modern Akai sources often give the personal name of Giaaka Lazin (杰愙𠘲秦) although Akai aristocracy would rarely if ever refer to him as that. Among Acanic nobility personal names are unlike most Monic names, with the surname coming after the given name and have surnames primarily being composed of two characters. The reasoning for this is that it is a portmanteau of aancestral name (姓) comprised a larger group descended from a prominent ancestor who usually said to have lived during the time of the times before the Lengzun Thearchy or and a clan name (氏) comprised a smaller group that showed a branch's current fief or lineage.

The monarchs and sovereigns of Akai had styled themselves as Thearchs from the time of Thearch Lunkian’s coronation in 1923. Upon his ascension, Giaaka became known as the Thearch. He decided to use for his courstey name Gwöng'an (𩿅𡚴), literally meaning “strong peace” which is widely accepted to be due to a desire for an end to the civil war and instability of the nation at the time. The first known usage of the phrase by Gwöng'an was in a series of poems he produced in 1970, in which one of the lines was “the humble country quietly suffers, heaven demands a strong peace” (菲䆐悄苦/ 天求𩿅𡚴) He like his forefathers maintained the Lazin tradition of maintaining their courtesy names upon the accession to the throne and turned it into his era name as Thearch Gwöng'an.

Giaaka was also the One hundred and ninety-ninth Thearch of Zun in the traditional chronology of Thearchs in addition to this giving him the numerical name Zun Ftrakkuku Tala (秦百九九𢂇命). When referring to himself he typically used the title The Immortal (真人, Tianniang lit. "True Man") as is the tradition for the Soccorer Face of the Thearch. Others,however, to address him as either "Your Most Sacred Majesty" (神上), in person and "Your Highness" (上) in writing.

Biography

Birth

The Gwöng'an Thearch was born Giaaka on 2 May 1360, the first son of the then Prince Rongtuns. Rongtuns would later arise to become the Ghiakra Thearch upon his father Thearch Lunkian’s death in 1964, the first Thearch of the Lazin ruled Thearchy. Giaaka’s mother was Grand Empress Lüushan and was born a twin with Princess Piang’an. However, it was a consistent rumour which some contemporaries maintained, however, that Giaaka's father was not the Thearch and rather his younger brother Prince Tonröghs due to Ghiakra favouring Empress Tzohogh of the Clan Shangbaag over herself leading her to seek comfort in her brother. Such accusations have been made by the exiled Prince Mök in his Secret History of the Lazin Clan released a year before his fatal plane accident.

Early Life and Education

Giaaka grew up as a prince in the early part of his life in partially loving, caring environment but one still increasingly tense as Lunkian grew increasingly frail and unable to rule. He displayed considerable talent even in his youth, in spite of his insular personality. This was something noted by the increasing presence of generals and eunuchs in the court, with Lunkian’s last Grand Preceptor Shiam Shangbaag (eldest brother of Tozhogh) becoming increasingly concerned that he may be a threat to the power of his clique. Shiam grew to loathe and hate the Prince seeing him as a bastard and unworthy of the throne in spite of his status as a child prodigy. As a consequence Shiam forced the nine-year-old Giaaka into isolation in the Wutsiangsan mountains of Tungsran with the politically neutral Ngghagkün Clan who ruled over important trade city Shawsran.

It was here the then in this isolation, some critical formative years happened for the prince, who came to thrive even more in the isolation. Colonel-Marshal Khiaautshia Ngghagkün took a keen liking to the boy in spite of his faction allegiances and his own son Muxiaa came to hold an almost brotherly relationship with the new ward. Lüushan distantly intervened to benefit her son’s development, spending a fortune on intensifying her son and heir’s education. He accelerated his studies and became increasingly proficient in several languages at this time. He was also critically introduced to Xong Liaungkuon, Mung Tshantsu and Colonel-Marshal Thiaan Thaiakiaam. All three quickly came to like one another and after some persistence by Khiaautshia, Thiaan eventually became the mentor of all three and they accompanied him on his campaigns during the early stages of the Seven Head Insurrection in 1970, primarily against the Peasant League Revolt in the Lshang duchy from which Giaaka first experienced war ranking as a Colonel within the Army. Giaaka’s initial service resulted in his units being noticeably better drilled than average and were consistently more competent although it is frequently debated whether this was the young prince’s influence or that of his Attache who was previously commanding the unit.

He was strictly separated from his family, only being allowed to be present in the court in Qung at formal occasions although it is believed a secret web of communication and letters was established thanks to corrupt members of the court. What limited experience Giaaka did have of the court and its aristocracy, greatly soured his opinion of it. One of his few letters from the period records him saying: “There is a great deal of vermin which litters the court; they know nothing of the divine, governance or war and prefer to quietly drink like the festering cowards they are.” He came to loathe his father in particular who he saw as a weak and incapable monarch, who could not rule in what he saw as a critical juncture. The frequency of his visits increased in 1968 when Shiam Shangbaag was exiled from the court after Lüushan with coordination with the aristocratic quarters of the military pushed him out after their palace coup.

The official Akai histories portray Giaaka as having impressed his father with his energy, daring, and leadership amid numerous successes; nonetheless, the nation at this time had suffered numerous reverses during his father’s reign. And empowered him considerably, further asserting his right as heir to the throne but denied him his powers as heir due to his youth - saying “In one’s wisdom, a prince who has not yet bloomed is unready due to the lack wisdom he has acquired. In due time it shall arrive.” This radical departure from tradition infuriated the young Prince. While Giaaka was not influenced by the crude reactionary impulses of some of the aristocracy, he still respected it and loathed the consequences of breaking it so meaninglessly.

It was around this time Giaaka began flirting increasingly with Neolegalist thinkers and circles within Qung. The Neolegalist movement had been a significant decline under the reign of Thearch Lunkian due to his personal set of ethics coming to loathe his regent Giaaka Stang who was forced to resign after Lunkian reached majority and was sanctioned to rule. The failure of the Intercernine Conclusion to actually truly unify Akai, instead of leaving it as a confederation of autonomous fiefdoms under the nominal suzerainty of the Lazins. This for many of the Neolegalists was a betrayal of their prophetic destiny of an actually reunified Akai. In the wake of this long period without directly ruling; there were numerous issues appeared in the eyes of many, although Lunkian was generally capable of keeping the system largely functional due to the great power he wielded in comparison to the other grandees.

This was not the case for Ghiakra who lacked the abilities of his father and was an especially weak monarch. He was quick to be lenient to allies in his court and failed to possess the diplomatic grace of his father. Furthermore, it was easy to dominate him and to use him, as many realised over time. The rivalry between his two empresses ended up permanently disrupting internal familial relations and reached into the political sphere with the dismal of Shiam to the chagrin of the clergy and the eventual Militarist coup.

It was about this time that Giaaka began to start dealing with secret societies such as the Fallen Hammer Society which was a more Neoclassical Neolegalist group which he quickly came to find distaste in due to its ideological stagnation. It is instead suggested by heterodox scholars that Giaaka came to found the Majestic Twelve Society, where he could feel free to discuss ideas with those he regarded as being equal. One of these is the rumoured Majestic Twelve Society, which was made up of originally twelve members, three of whom are suspected to be the Crown Prince Giaaka, Liaung Tshiaanshia and Xöng Liaungkuön. What limited documentation exists suggests that the group was originally founded as a personal society with a futurist and Neolegalist outlook on the world, and were increasingly concerned about the failure of the Akai government. The eventual ideology which is formulated is widely believed to be the quietly alluded too Suxua.

What limited records that do exist and what has been implied through Akai academic writing that the society gradually came to the conclusion that he started investigating the esotericism of the likes of Nenad Vestiborev and Tsiaang Puzun and appreciated some of their political solutions. Despite this, they regarded the thinkers as incomplete. It is also this time he began to fund and personally investigate the Apocalyptic nature of the Collapse of Classical Acanic civilisation in 460. Particularly he found interest in the allusions to the Thearch’s possessing actual divine power and accomplishing feats which were unrivalled for centuries afterwards such as the creation of vast hydraulic factories, the Talking Heads of the floating palaces, via alchemical means. What is believed to have intrigued him the most is the story of the Göwnlian (金神), otherwise known as the Golden Titan or Prime Gestalt. It was said to be humongous automata; supposedly capable of wiping out whole armies and flattening forests in an instant. It was considered the epitome of the work of the Grand Alchemist Sun Ngaskhong of the Ghangtangta Principality, whose works were lost to time. It was said to be powered by a “man-crafted star” but was said to have vanished when it caused the volcano Qung sits upon to erupt, causing the great decline according to traditional records. In the past he had regarded these as myths but now wondered how much truth there was in these. While the project is still ongoing to this day, it remains heavily secret so much of its conclusions remain hidden with Giaaka granting it the highest clemency.

They also came to agree collectively that all power which did not flow directly through the sovereign is an anathema to the state. For the Majestic Twelve sovereignty was a natural state of affairs which existed due to the transcendent nature of power which in turn binds all who are subject to it. In a sense, it was natural that the powerful should wield power. They also came to claim that elitist anti-egalitarian and "effective" leadership would ensure superior long-term economic management than systems which delegated sovereignty to lesser individuals. Suxua came to characterise democracy as "publicly owned government" which ensures chronic short-termism due to a lack of long-term incentives, instead compares to monarchy—"privately owned government" in which the nation is developed due to it enriching the monarch. The divine properties of Akai monarchical governance were decided to be both esoterically true and practically useful to that end in creating a long-term stable government. The supposed end according to the Secret History suggests that the goal of this was a singularitarian eschaton with the Thearch being transformed into an immortal fully realised God by replicating with all mankind eusociality bound together under a variant of Hive Mind which could achieve the state of the Löctha.

It is believed that the membership of the Majestic Twelve Society was to remain largely unchanged between the 1970s and 1984. With the exception of the Crown Prince who was also regent, the clique was largely composed of petite aristocracy and the sons of prestigious clerical families who had been educated at the same universities and linked by common tutors. It is suggested that ties to other groups such as the Ngghagkün-Thaiakiaam clique. The Twelve Society has been extremely secretive throughout its existence. Before 1984 the secrecy was needed for the group survival and relative freedom and Giaaka, Liaung and Xong had relied on continuing the extreme secrecy in order to consolidate their position against those they perceived as internal enemies during the crown prince's regency. This secrecy is largely accompanied with the main embrace of "right accelerationist ideas" and the more transhuman elements of the state. Eventually the idea that in order for capitalism to fully achieve its main purpose, it had to be combined with a state which cooperated with that purpose and protected it at all else and so the elitist aspects of Suxua began to emerge and entrench themselves. Unlike most contemporary Akai leaders, MJ12 members was not the object of an open personality cult with worship instead of being directed more towards to the institution and the throne with Giaaka being its less than personal face. The society today remains still the subject of many conspiracy theories often propagated by Akai intelligence with even Akai scholars unsure of its existence and influence.

Betrothal Scandal

One of the major challenges to Giaaka’s future was the Betrothal Scandal of 1972. During his stay in court from the 1st of January to the 2nd of March 1971, it became increasingly clear that his relationship with his twin sister Princess Piang’an was deteriorating considerably. While Giaaka was portrayed in an increasingly heroic light by the clergy and generals in the court, he was still politically isolated. His few patrons were his mother and her own personal contacts. Yet throughout this, Princess Piang’an remained his personal confidant and his betrothed and gave her unparalleled access to himself.

However Piang’an was increasingly becoming bitter towards her brother and his increasingly insular and critical nature. It is said that Giaaka and Piang’an’s main divergence was primarily ethical as the two came to despite the former’s consequentialism and the latter’s deontology. This further manifested in Giaaka’s increasing embrace of a radical increasingly philosophy which was antithetical to the romantic traditionalism Piang’an held, greatly influenced by Tuthinan Kwoktay. This issue which the two faced caused them to increasingly drift apart but Giaaka was unwilling to let their intimacy die and so continued to write to her. One of these letters was secretly read by Palace eunuchs. They in a powerplay decided to try and weaken Lüushan by attempting to delegitimize the heir to the throne.

The eunuchs decided to blackmail Piang’an and force her into obeying with their ambitions, by threatening to leak the letters which already contained sensitive information about the matters of the state which while not technically illegal due to the status of the two royals, still was improper. The eunuchs, however, were said to have noticed a code contained within Giaaka’s writings which suggested an underlying ambition of his to try and increase his own power somehow - with this relating in some way to the Majestic Twelve society.

After several months, a select few of these eunuchs had tired of their patience and decided to try and spring their initial plan. They told Piang’an that the honourable thing to do would be to show the true nature of her brother before the court. Piang’an who was already souring on her brother, decided it would be better to save herself and rid herself of her brother. So in an infamous memorial for the throne, she bitterly wrote against Giaaka and the nature of his campaigns and his supposedly improper conduct. His ruthless treatment of rebel settlements and disregard for traditional norms of warfare there the initial contentions which Piang’an outlined. She suggested her brother was undermining the dignity of the Akai state by resorting to such undignified means which sullied the honour of the Thearch. Additional attacks were made on his character, describing him as being “serpentine in appearance as he is in spirit”.

The Silent Court who was increasingly against Giaaka and his campaigns due to the political power he had accumulated due to his success in the areas with settlements swearing personal loyalty to him on behalf of his father in order to be spared from his brutal reinforcement of power. These “Re-ordering Actions” as he put them were noticeably more effective than most of his contemporaries forces and were quickly replicated by his allies such as Marshal Thiaan Thaiakiaam who standardised them for all units under his command. His rivals such as Marshal Stangning Shangbaag and his aristocratic associates kept to their old tactics and refused to innovate. This method included three prongs: firstly the 500-man strong, a commando unit drilled for low-intensity warfare prowling known hotbeds of enemy activity, secondly the widespread use of informal spies drawn from the local population and punishments for enemy spies, and thirdly very public acts of violence One infamous example which was given of such techniques was the following:

He ordered that along the town square stakes were to be planted and that the body parts of the local bandit leadership were to be sliced into reasonably small parts. He then ordered that in the consistent order of torso as the base, with the lower legs second and the upper legs alternating with the upper arm and the forearm alternating with the lower legs and with the heads of each of the bandit chiefs placed on top. Beneath them would be the same warning: “Cease in your persistent evildoing, and your heads will avoid the spare stakes.”

So upon formally reading the reports contained within the memorial, the junta dominated court formally suggested that Prince Giaaka be stripped of his command and that for her honourable conduct that Piang’an be pardoned for any of her transgressions and her betrothal be broken to her now dishonoured brother. This was a particularly radical gesture, given that twins were supposed to be obligated to be bound in unison until both reincarnate, being seen as parts of the same soul. This further ruined the prospects of Giaaka who was still fighting unaware of the commotion in Qung. Further suggestions were made that he should be made a commoner and should suffer penance with the Wnuiashü. Ghiakra, when presented with these options, is said to have faltered and asked time to contemplate what to do with his now dishonoured son.

The Counter-Junta Coup

News of the proceeding and how unfortunately they were going forth were covertly sent towards Giaaka before the official missive sent by the court demanding his return to Qung. He was faced with a dilemma at the time, either he would lose all his political clout or be forced to face the enemy in open rebellion. His solution was a simple one, albeit it was one suspected to have been largely forced.

Giaaka boarded along with a significant component of his troops, said to be either a division or regiment of men back on a series of flights back to a major transit base he was aware was loyal to him. This facility was largely garrisoned by loyalists placed there by Thaiakaam for the preparation of a larger coup d’etat he was planning to execute latter. He took the forces which were already prepared for the coup and then proceeded to march on Qung.

The main resistance which Giaaka faced was primarily from the Xiaiaanshü and the personal units of the various generals present but it was regarded as a fight already forfeit. Giaaka rapidly seized control over the core of the imperial center by using his knowledge of secret tunnels to penetrate into the inner sanctum and to force a pincer movement against the generals.

It is speculated that there were around a hundred or so casualties, primarily from courtiers and friendly fire incidents from the initial seizure of the exterior and strategic points on the island. While some of the generals fled either by boat or helicopter, either they were intercepted by the larger “nets” made by Giaaka to serve as backup reserve forces for his operation.

Giaaka’s first step once having seized the palace was to write a memorial for his father, outlining and detailing a series of rebuttals made in his sister’s documents where he explained further the necessity of his actions and exposed the factional issues. He most importantly appealed to Tsiaang Puzun by suggesting that due to the fact that the crown and its services had been largely infiltrated by agents who sought to undermine it, a regency was to be established which in this state of exception could be enabled to help redirect the state. Fortunately for Giaaka it seemed that in his initial strike his father had been rendered comatose by an explosion, leaving Giaaka regent anyways due to being heir.

His first action as regent was to execute all of the old militarist clique generals along with their families to the nine degrees. Those still out in the field were to be considered marked men and bounties placed on their heads in addition to a writ of honourable execution placed on them for the Kha'siash and War Inquisition to claim. He then began to place men he regarded as competent and loyal into positions of power, and most importantly raised Liaung Tshiaanshia and Xöng Liaungkuön dramatically within their respective institutions. In the end Giaaka was relatively soft with his enemies as he began to slowly push out his mother’s clique and while not talking to his sister, he did arrange a marriage for her with the Tuthinan Prince Khongsyek. The two would never see each other again, and it left a noticeable mark on Giaaka’s character, making him even more isolated than he already was and became utterly obsessed with his work.

Involvement in the Seven Head Insurrection

Giaaka was now finally in a position where he could properly restructure Akai and reform it exactly the way he desired but he still faced pressing issues. The one which became his immediate focus was the Seven Head Insurrection, so named because of the seven rebel groups which had formed in the late 60s largely in parts of the country where direct political control was weak. These groups were the Kengese National Revolutionary Front, the Peasant League, the Yellow Bannermen, the Yellow Tiger Band, the Slave Liberation Revolutionary Republic, the Pan-Acanic League for the Achievement of Democracy, the J13 movement and the New Aristocrats.

Giaaka’s strategy was to first of contain each of the rebellions and keep them away from strategically useful locations such as cities, infrastructural hubs or other economically valuable cites. He would then increasingly place pressure on the forces and reduce their numbers gradually overtime by evacuating en masse the population of such areas into controlled “refugee districts” in which the population at large would be kept under control. Then the whittling out of areas of known rebel activity would be carried out by forces similar to the ones he trained while personally commanding the forces. If possible enemy morale was to be undermined by any means possible and assassinations, retaliatory attacks, and torture were all sanctioned.

Giaaka’s initial targets were the Peasant Leagues which were operating around the Lshang duchy near Lianggiaw. He personally would command the armies which would target the leadership of the forces.

The support for the Seven Heads rebels was mainly based on around support of the estimated 8.5 million peasants and slaves who were eventually revealed to have been sympathetic to the causes of the various rebel groups. According to some historians such as [x] believe that much of the rebel support had its base in the tribal ties various peasant groups had with their areas of operation in addition to the systemic weakness and crisis of inter-clan warfare between noble families which broke out.

The rebel groups rarely operated beyond territory which they shared some kind of tie with and often feud with another. In spite of this it allowed the various rebel groups to have reliable areas of support which they used to supply themselves with food, in particular, as well as providing a source of manpower to rely upon. Such groups had a network of contacts within the general population. Besides supplying material, especially food, it was also important to these rebels as a vital source of intelligence.

Generally speaking the vast majority of rebel fighters were ex-conscripts of some kind, often belonging formerly to aristocratic private armies which gave them a reasonable amount of experience and familiarity with the equipment they were using. The rebel camps and hideouts eventually after they were forced out urban areas, were placed in rather inaccessible tropical jungle with limited infrastructure. The rebel forces often replicated the previous structures they had previously served in and were organised into regiments, although these had no fixed establishments and each encompassed all the varied forces operating in a particular region at a given time. In the early stages of the conflict, the insurgents envisaged establishing control in "liberated areas" from which the government forces had been driven, but did not succeed in this thanks to aristocrat led counter-offensives.

In the early months, chaos and lack of direction immobilized both government and noble forces which were not expecting rebellion and were focused on preparing for conventional warfare against each other. The Aristocratic forces of the north were largely drilled and trained in mechanised manoeuvre mass warfare and were largely unprepared for the transition towards asymmetric guerrilla insurgency. Matters were made worse by the fact that the initial forces which were introduced largely within Akai COIN policy were from other parts of the country where the terrain is deeply dissimilar to that they were used to operating on. Furthermore, many troops were considered “fresh” and inexperienced, with the high command viewing it as an opportunity to give the men combat experience.

It was largely the introduction of the veteran and more experimental forces of Marshal Thaiakiaam which began to force a change in policy among at least half of the units. The plan also recognised the inhospitable natures of the Zhuwkluese deserts and the Hshangkuese jungles. A major part of the strategy involved targeting the rebels food supplies, which Thaiakiaam recognised came from three main sources: camps within the terrain where land was used to provide food, primitive populations who gathered and foraged to support the rebels, and the Seven Head’s supporters within the 'squatter' communities which lived in the frontier areas.

One of the major aspects of the government forces was the Lazin-Thaiakiaam Relocation Scheme with one aspect which has become particularly well known: the forced relocation of around 1,679,528 to 2,894,451 peasants from the rebelling commandaries. from various squatter communities on the fringes of the forests into guarded camps called officially “War Victim Storage”. These facilities were rapidly constructed in isolated locations and were designed to be surrounded by webs of barbed wire, police posts and floodlit areas, meant to keep the inhabitants in and the rebel forces out. Giaaka came to also use them as a labour force as well, using camps located near mines as a source of additional miners.

Among the additional complexities which faced the Giaaka-Thaiakiaam clique was the large infighting which plagued the Orders of the Imperial Military. Giaaka in spite of his imperial lineage and status as heir to the throne had plenty of enemies, although due to lese majeste laws this was rarely expressed openly without punishment. Internal aristocratic rivalries threatened and often did undermine the mutual success of Akai government forces. This manifested in supply lines being cut off at vital times to rival units, duels occurring among rival officers to the death which occasionally involved assets such as tanks being used as modernised horses. One famous incident was the duel between two rival marshals resulted in the destruction of an entire personal guard regiment and set back government efforts in the area by months.

First Regency

Thatyu Giaaka on assuming the role as regent set his attention to radically overhauling the internal networks of the government formed over the course of several decades of politicking within the Silent Court of Qung. In a flurry of decrees, the four members of the Grandmastery of War were all summarily subjected to nine familial exterminations, with all men of their clans over the age of ten executed while those underneath castrated. Furthermore he decided to sentence Shangbaag to exile beyond Akai. Nearly all of the old members of his rival cliques were placed either permanent house arrest in Qung or were executed. Giaaka became infamous for his contempt of old political rivalries and his brutality in destroying all that undermined his operations. Much of the property of his enemies was seized and either sold or incorporated into the ever growing Lazin estates.

Giaaka’s primary focus was to conclude the Wars in the North and the East which he managed to gradually accomplish in the space of two years through a continuation and the expansion of the prince’s tactics to the rest of the armed forces. Ultimately the policy was sustained and given further vigour and Giaaka increasingly used the war as a way of shifting Akai’s economic production to the South of the Nation, in territories deemed secure. The long term economic consequences of this is that Zhuwklu and Hshangku remained economically undeveloped while the areas of Kangsra, Lazinato and Tungsran managed to develop at a faster rate leading to the development of large divide within Akai.

Giaaka also embarked on significant military reforms due to the many issues Giaaka is believed to have encountered in his service in putting down the Seven Heads Insurrection. The institutional power of the aristocrats over the military was to be broken, with often lethal effect for those deemed too incompetent for their station. Secondly the military was to receive major rearmament and standardisation, with domestic industry taking up the burden with the various Alchemist Clans and their industrial technology being temporarily nationalised and transformed into a series of opilopical corporate conglomerates. The Orders of the Imperial Military had historically been very regional and often equipment varied army to army due to the regional nature of industry and how it was often tied up with the various Alchemist Clans. A new form of conscription was created, were those with high IQ, promising physical ability among other traits were selected for military training to serve as a new class as officers. De facto this generation of conscripts tended to draw upon the ranks of the petite nobility, due the the poor’s inability to be competitive on IQ test and physical tests. This was accompanied with a general regime of conscription. The only exceptions were the territories of the aristocratic houses with the right to rise and maintain their own militaries, nothing which Giaaka is known to have actively loathed, once infamously declaring it: “One must be alone, high above those not perfect, yet I am bellow.”

There was also major doctrinal reorganisation as well, with the entire General Headquarters being replaced by the clique of Thaiakiaam. The now Colonel-Marshal Thaiakiaam and his peer Colonel-Marshal Khiaautshia Ngghagkün who jointly held the position of Grandmaster of War. The end result was a memorial to the throne presented in 1978 called “The Great Renewal in Traditional Martial Culture in the present”, with Giaaka incorporating it into his Adaptations to Barbarian and Internal Policy Edict. Ngghagkün stated that in the future the book would "serve as a mighty ideological foundation for preparing a new military command. It came to be colloquelialy be known as the Thaiakiaam-Ngghagkün Doctrine, Thaiakiaam calls for the influence of the Tuthina to lose its influence in Lahuborea and for Akai to rebuild its influence through puppets, tributaries and alliances to construct a “just and new geopolitical arrangement”. The book declares that "the battle for the world rule of the Thearchy" has not ended and Akai remains "the staging area of a new anti-revolutionary restoration." Military operations play a relatively little role. The doctrine believes in a sophisticated program of subversion, destabilization, and disinformation spearheaded by the Akai special services. The operations should be assisted by a tough, hard-headed utilization of Akai’s large resources to coerce and pressure other countries. The esoteric nature of the text with its desire to create a divine order manifest, leading to further suggestions in the Secret History that this is also a primary ideological document of the Majestic Twelve Society. Various aspects of the text display advanced asymmetrical strategic theory, favouring non-military means to acquire power.

In 1976, Giaaka also ordered that the Hagiarchical service examinations for selecting government officials be reinstated. From then on, examinations were held every three years as occured before the crisis.The resumption of these exams started again. The various candidates, most of whom were Southern Akai asked how the best Akai could organise itself to adapt to the modern world and could work together for a common purpose. The 1977 examination asked "how could the Most Sacred Patrimony of the Thearch be unified so that their hearts were the same and they worked together without division." Those who managed to achieve the greatest results tended to have rapid acceleration and many came to serve Giaaka such as Muxiaa Ngghagkün. The Secret History alleges that Giaaka introduced many of these members to the Majestic Twelve Society, to establish parastate relations.

One of the major features of Giaaka’s pacification was a series of punitive democides and mass enslavements known as the Humbling of the North. As punishment for support of the various rebel groups which was described in his orders. The population contained in camps were moved to areas of economic use although limited to unsophisticated tasks due to a general distrust of them. He ordered the generals to kill all the “stubborn” men in the camps, and divided their wives and children among his soldiers - rewarding them with personal slaves and treasure for their service.

In his account of the war, Akai scholar Waia Yuan, wrote that about 50% of the rebel households were killed by smallpox, 20% were enslaved, and 30% were killed by the army, leaving nothing in an area for several thousand lia, except those of the surrendered. Bendiktas Volframaitis wrote 480,000 and 600,000 people, were killed between 1970 and 1975 in what "amounted to the complete destruction of not only the rebellious societies but of the native populations as a people." Whole communities were forced into slavery which were faced, with their removal being used as a compensatory measure for the nobles who caused the crisis. It also substantially weakened the aristocratic clans from where they came and also strengthening the economic position of the Tiatu who took an increasing role in the primary sector. An interesting consequence is that the increase in the cheaper slave work allowed an increase in the Akai middle class due to there being outcompeted in the primary sector, forcing them to move and seek out work in the secondary sectors or to specialise.

The resignation of Giaaka was a brief and peculiar period in modern Akai history especially given the reported character of Giaaka to this point as a ruthless power hungry prince as he had been presented by Acaniologists to this point. After making his reforms, while Giaaka did not end the regency, he “temporarily abdicated the Sacred Duties” and delegated power to this deputies.

It is believed in this period he set up a large, intricate network of private financial assets using his entitlements as a Prince of the Akai throne as an initial base. He using his funds began to buy shares in several Nordanian corporations and once he eventually made enough profit began to sell gradually in order to formally start up His Most Sacred Majesty’s Estates and Holdings. Several members of the the dynasty had their revenues formalised and integrated into the system, with more complex systems where investments would go into various businesses in order to create a long term source of income for the dynasty and to help influence both local and international developments. The project was largely handled by his deputies in the Bureau of Currency who were largely influenced by the works of the National School and others.

During this time Giaaka began a series of tours around the world, which were the most part quiet non-state functions but were often made with the aid of local governments. It is believed that he made visits to Min, Xiaodong, Tinza, Senria, Razaria, Aucuria, Tuthina, Ainin, Vasturia and Sjealand. Knowledge about these travels comes primarily from leaks of from Sjealandic royal courtiers in the 2000s, where photographs were leaked, showing the long ties between Giaaka and the House of Lyksborg as well as the testimony of one of these courtiers who described what he knew.

It was also in this time it is believed Giaaka resumed his literary works during this period as while it is believed that Giaaka continued to write during the regency and the Seven Head Insurgency but due to the circumstances he was in and the nature of his work much of his efforts remained veiled and hidden. This new period of works was formally releasing much of the work he had done during the civil war and in its aftermath. Often variants of singular works appeared, tailored for whatever audience Giaaka intended to see it. His most important works of this period are known as the Four Tales, the Reunification of the Family a book focusing on his experience of the Seven Head Insurrection, the Theological Reterritorialisation A foundational text in the Suxua thought, Transfer of the Stars a three part science fiction epic, and Lamentation of the Ashes a historical fiction set in the collapse of various dynasties reliving his death again and again and achieving enlightenment.

Giaaka is said to have held a massive degree of soft political power, in spite of him rarely exercising it in this period and instead relying on proxies. His position remained unchallenged domestically due to his early destruction of his political rivals and immense unofficial influence. The presumption of his return also influenced affairs domestically. It is speculated that he was seeing how competent his deputies was and was optimising his political system. The Censorate came to return to its supervisory role over the government in this period.

Resignation

The resignation of Giaaka was a brief and peculiar period in modern Akai history especially given the reported character of Giaaka to this point as a ruthless power hungry prince as he had been presented by Acaniologists to this point. After making his reforms, while Giaaka did not end the regency, he “temporarily abdicated the Sacred Duties” and delegated power to this deputies.

It is believed in this period he set up a large, intricate network of private financial assets using his entitlements as a Prince of the Akai throne as an initial base. He using his funds began to buy shares in several Nordanian corporations and once he eventually made enough profit began to sell gradually in order to formally start up His Most Sacred Majesty’s Estates and Holdings. Several members of the the dynasty had their revenues formalised and integrated into the system, with more complex systems where investments would go into various businesses in order to create a long term source of income for the dynasty and to help influence both local and international developments. The project was largely handled by his deputies in the Bureau of Currency who were largely influenced by the works of the National School and others.

During this time Giaaka began a series of tours around the world, which were the most part quiet non-state functions but were often made with the aid of local governments. It is believed that he made visits to Min, Xiaodong, Tinza, Senria, Razaria, Aucuria, Tuthina, Ainin, Vasturia and Sjealand. Knowledge about these travels comes primarily from leaks of from Sjealandic royal courtiers in the 2000s, where photographs were leaked, showing the long ties between Giaaka and the House of Lyksborg as well as the testimony of one of these courtiers who described what he knew.

It was also in this time it is believed Giaaka resumed his literary works during this period as while it is believed that Giaaka continued to write during the regency and the Seven Head Insurgency but due to the circumstances he was in and the nature of his work much of his efforts remained veiled and hidden. This new period of works was formally releasing much of the work he had done during the civil war and in its aftermath. Often variants of singular works appeared, tailored for whatever audience Giaaka intended to see it. His most important works of this period are known as the Four Tales, the Reunification of the Family a book focusing on his experience of the Seven Head Insurrection, the Theological Reterritorialisation A foundational text in the Suxua thought, Transfer of the Stars a three part science fiction epic, and Lamentation of the Ashes a historical fiction set in the collapse of various dynasties reliving his death again and again and achieving enlightenment.

Giaaka is said to have held a massive degree of soft political power, in spite of him rarely exercising it in this period and instead relying on proxies. His position remained unchallenged domestically due to his early destruction of his political rivals and immense unofficial influence. The presumption of his return also influenced affairs domestically. It is speculated that he was seeing how competent his deputies was and was optimising his political system. The Censorate came to return to its supervisory role over the government in this period.

The Princely Insurrection and the Thaiakiaam Sundom

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Thastfung Restoration

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