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Appendix A - General Timeline

This is the general timeline of events in Parvilien, Erthuran, and Vilrin. If there are any errors in time periods/possible elaborations on certain events, please note them on my wall.

BEFORE ACHIEN (General)

Before 120,000 BA - the oldest artificial object that survives till this day, a stone spearhead, is made in Parvilien.

Before 100,000 BA - the ancient civilizations of Smarin and Staegond reach their peak of power and wealth - The Ancient Golden Age.

Circa 25-20,000 BA - The Great Explosion destroys almost all life on Vilrin and Erthuran and tilts the axis of Parvilien. The great civilizations of Smarin and Staegond collapse.

Before 20,000 BA - first known modern records of Staegondians written on Erthuran, documenting the term “Staegond ″ for the first time and documents the inhospitality of Erthuran and possible escape to Parvilien.

Circa 20-18,000 BA - Staegondians first settle in Parvilien and the oldest documented history of the Smarinians is written in the form of an epic about a warrior called Smarin, hence the name of the people.

Circa 15,000 BA - the Smarinians rediscover the ways of agriculture. The first empires in Parvilien emerge.

Circa 5,000 BA - the First Great War. One-third of the population on Parvilien perishes, and the First Genocide of Staegond causes 90% of all Staegondians to perish and the remaining flee to the mountains.

Circa 4,000 BA - The Eight Mages forge the Anapadeia for the king of Tecullia, and Tecullia, for a time, becomes the most powerful kingdom in Parvilien.

3,500 BA - the Second Great War begins when the two greatest Smarinian empires at the time, Taphren and Y’phril, declare war on each other. Other smaller kingdoms such as Tecullia, Metaq, and Semrasil join in the next few years.

3,478 BA - The Anapadeia disappears in The Battle of the Great Plains. The respective kings of Taphren, Y’phril, and Tecullia perish in the battle. A one-year truce is later signed but is soon broken by Taphren.

3,467 BA - the Second Great War ends with the Battle of the Pass, capture of the city of Y’phril and the destruction and conquest of Tecullia. Over a quarter of the population of Parvilien perishes, and about half the population of warring countries perish. Tecullia and North Y’phril are absorbed into the Taphren Empire, and South Y’phril revives as several small kingdoms. Taphren reaches its height of power and forms The Triumvirate with Metaq and Semrasil.

3,400 BA - Taphren, Metaq, and Semrasil merge to form the Great Smarin Empire. By this time, the Staegondians have established their own empires in the western continents.

Circa 3,250-3,220 BA - the Collapse and Dark Age begins. Years of unrest led to uprisings everywhere in the eastern continents. The Great Smarin Empire collapses and is divided up between warlords. Past innovations of the Smarinians are reversed as the Smarinians now live as they did before the Second Great War. Some Staegondian empires now establish protectorates and territories in the eastern continents, the first time since the First Great War.

3,200-3,000 BA - The Golden Age of Staegond. Staegondians experience rapid innovations, the vast wealth of empires, and successful harvests.

Circa 3,000 BA - first sightings of unusually tall people, like giants, are recorded in a small forest near the region of Tecullia, and the term of “forester” is coined to them.

Circa 2,500 BA - revive of the Smarinian civilizations. Empires re-emerge in the eastern continents and protectorates of the Staegondian empires fade away but leave a population of Staegondians concentrated in the region of Tecullia.

2,305 BA - The War for the West begins. Several Staegondian empires collapse such as Rorlond and Setea and are absorbed into other empires.

2,300 BA - the western continents is divided up between three large Staegondian empires after The War for the West.

Circa 2,200-2,000 BA - two towns are built in the region of Tecullia, one near a forest and river, one on the coast, and are named Tecullia and Achien respectively. The town of Tecullia later became the regional capital of Tecullia.

2,000 BA - the Anapadeia is rediscovered in the kingdom of Narras, in what was The Great Plains. King Siphre I of Narras claims it as his own, and begins expansion of Narras.

1,958 BA - the kingdom of Narras conquers most of the lands east of the Irrenl Mountains, and is renamed Rhinn.

1,899 BA - the New Kingdom of Semrasil conquers most of the land west of the Irrenl Mountains including the region of Tecullia and destroys Achien and Tecullia. All residents there either flee or are slain. The foresters are driven out of the forest near Tecullia, and the forest is flattened. A wide mountain pass is discovered in the former forest, and became the secondary path to the East.

1825 BA - Rhinn declares war on Semrasil, beginning the War for the East.

1820 BA - Rhinn conquers the Semrasil capital in Setuqil. The king is captured, but the armies of Semrasil regroup in Tecullia. Many former allies of Semrasil desert and join Rhinn.

1818 BA - Battle of Tecullia. King Siphre II of Rhinn is killed in battle, and the Anapadeia disappears. The Semrasil armies gain a significant victory under the command of General Avren. The largest army in Rhinn is destroyed with more than 100,000 Rhinish casualties. Total casualties of Semrasil number 20-30,000. King Mecrail of Semrasil is executed in the city of Narras.

1815 BA - the Treaty of Setuqil is signed, ending the War for the East. Semrasil regains all lost territory and annexes nearby kingdoms. Rhinn agrees to the annexation of the region of South Prentdor, an industrial area, and agrees to pay compensation. Semrasil emerges as the most powerful nation of the East.

1750-1500 BA - Golden Age of Semrasil. The Semrasil Empire trades consistently with the Staegondians, and gains immense wealth from the gold mines of the West.

1000 BA - collapse of Semrasil. Semrasil is reduced to a single city after repeated uprisings, and a thick forest engulfs Tecullia, shrinking it to a single village. Kingdoms such as Neuven conquered lands formerly of Semrasil, and the Kingdom of Neuven eventually annexed Setuqil, the last city of Semrasil. Foresters resettle in the forests.

822-500 BA - Age of Staegondian Influence. The empires of Vuur, Porvphen, and Treyl establish colonies on the west coast of the East, mainly in Neuven, and the influence of Neuven diminishes over time.

512-464 BA - Revival of Rhinn. The Empire of Rhinn re-establishes its old boundaries from the Irrenl Mountains to the Mephien River.

351 BA - Rise of Trelven. The colonies of Treyl in the East revolt and form Trelven.

350-330 BA - The Empire of Trelven conquers all lands west of the Irrenl Mountains.

300-75 BA - The Great Peace. No wars happened in this period of time, and there were great steps to prosperity such as reformed governmental systems, the International Trade Web (a trade system that simplified and increased trade), centralized power in governments, and two great alliances led by Trelven and Rhinn were formed.

75 BA - The Third Great War begins. The empires of Vuur and Porvphen with their allies annexed Treyl and invaded the west coast of Trelven, destroying many coastal cities. Trelven accuses Rhinn to have assisted the invaders and declares war on Rhinn and its allies. The Third Great War will soon destroy or weaken all the great empires on Parvilien.

51 BA - The Spontaneous Uprising. Many residents of the warring empires all spontaneously revolted and established their own territories. The warring empires make a truce to crush the rebellions.

30 BA - Elethien born in the village of Tecullia from a couple of foresters. The foresters in the area re-emerge as elite soldiers of Trelven.

19 BA - The Staegondian empires pull out of the war and retreat to the West, ending the Third Great War and beginning the Second War for the East. The foresters revolt against Trelven and form their own realm of power.

13 BA - Elethien first joins the military of the rebels and slowly rises through the ranks.

10 BA - Elethien discovers the Anapadeia at the former site of the Battle of Tecullia while hiding in a ditch.

7-5 BA - Siege of Trellien and The Great Unbalance. The capital city of Trelven is besieged by the foresters while the remaining Trelven forces are routed by the allies of Rhinn. Rhinn itself is constantly under a civil war so Trelven and Rhinn agree to an unofficial truce.

6 BA - the leaders of the foresters are killed in the Siege of Trellien, and Elethien is elected to rise as the new leader. Elethien relocates the capital of the forester rebels to the town of Achien, and proclaims the beginning of the Achien Empire.

3 BA - fall of Trelven. The remaining forces of Trelven capitulate to Achien and some rebel forces decide to join the Achien rebels.

1 BA - most of the rebels to the west of the Irrenl Mountains join Achien and sign the Proclamation of Achien Sovereignty, effective starting on the first day of the next year. Elethien is crowned Queen of Achien on the day of the signing.

Age of Achien (Early Centuries)

3 AA - The Second War for the East ends after 78 years of constant war. The formerly warring forces signed the Treaty of Achien, which acknowledges not only the existence of the Achien Empire, but is forced to be in an unequal alliance with Achien. Large swathes of Rhinn is annexed by Achien and Achien becomes the dominating power in the lands of the East.

3-15 AA - Reconstruction of the East. The city of Achien grows into a great metropolis, and many formerly destroyed towns and cities in the East are rebuilt, although some are damaged beyond repair and left to the elements.

15 AA - Many members of the unequal alliance with Achien rebel from the unfair treatment to its people. The Staegondian empire of Barurh forms an alliance with the rebellion and invades from the southern provinces of the Achien Empire.

16-18 AA - The First Crisis. The city of Achien is besieged by Barurh and is cut off from the rest of the empire. The rebels conquer all lands of Achien east of the Irrenl Mountains and breaks through the Pass of Elethien (which was just recently named after Queen Elethien), threatening the core of the Achien Empire.

17 AA - The rebellion comes into conflict with Barurh when the outer layers of the city of Achien are breached. Elethien is captured by the rebels, but escapes when minor skirmishes happen on her way to a prison camp. Barurh and the rebellion later split, which shifts the tide in Achien favor.

19 AA - Elethien personally leads an army into Narras, the Rhinish capital. The rebellion disintegrates and Rhinn is finally absorbed into the Achien Empire after more than 2,000 years of independence. The rebel countries are all annexed and Achien builds a large fleet at the end of the year.

21 AA - Invasion of Barurh. The Achien navy and army swiftly invades and annexes more than ⅔ of Barurh before a treaty is signed, ending the war.

21 AA-71 AA - The Little Peace. In the reign of Elethien, Parvilien experienced no “wars”. Any country wishing to start a war was either encouraged to stop any efforts by Achien or was directly annexed by Achien. During this time, Achien gained full control of the East and numerous colonies and protectorates in the West.

71 AA - Death of Elethien and the Succession Crisis (AKA Second Crisis). Elethien dies at the age of 101, and immediately triggers a succession crisis between her descendants. Achien’s colonies in the West break free from its control and many become independent. Rebellions once again sprung up in the east of the Irrenl Mountains.

71-75 AA - The Second Crisis. Achien is plunged into a massive civil war in this time, and because of it, its territory is reduced to all lands west of the Irrenl Mts. The city of Achien itself is plagued with raids and being in the territory of one faction or the other. The Second Crisis ends with Lexial, great-grandson of Elethien, returning stability to Achien and ruthlessly ending the Crisis with the execution of numerous nobles. Lexial was 26 years of age when he seized the throne.

75-113 AA - Reign of Lexial. During this time, Achien regained control of most of its colonies and formally annexed Barurh. Lexial acted as the absolute monarch of Achien, different to Elethien, which was a limited constitutional monarchy. Lexial also leads a campaign to retake former Achien territory lost in the civil war. By the end of the campaign, Achien regained full control of the Northeast, and controlled the fertile lands near the Irrenl Mts in the south. Lexial dies at the age of 64, and the throne passes to his eldest son, Hewviel.

113-130 AA - Reign of Hewviel. This period was mostly peaceful with breakthroughs in technology, such as the Tarehewviel, the first vehicle propelled by electricity. Hewviel dies at the age of 59, and the throne passes to his eldest son, Tavilen.

130-170 AA - Reign of Tavilen. This period was marked with constant war for twenty years and then a period of peace for twenty years. In the first twenty years, Tavilen led a campaign to regain the empire’s borders in the time of Elethien, which ended in the climactic Battle of Berevien. That battle caused more than 100,000 casualties and ended any further attempts of expansion in Tavilen’s reign. The peace later proved to be a great boost to Achien economy, and tribute flowed in from other nations. Tavilen dies at the age of 72, in which Achien gained further territory in the Southeast, and the throne passes to his eldest grandson, Nurivl.

170-177 AA - Reign of Nurivl. Achien art underwent breakthroughs with the support of Nurivl, and the peace continued into his reign. However, Nurivl died in an accident at the age of 29, and with no heir, the throne passes to his younger sister Marectia.

177-185 AA - The Third Crisis. Another succession crisis and civil war began with some nobles questioning the legitimacy of Marectia as monarch. During this time, the throne changed hands no less than ten times, and caused the unnatural deaths of about 2 million, over 1,000 of which are nobles and 8 of which are monarchs. Achien territory once again shrank, losing all territory gained in the reign of Tavilen, and for a time, losing all of its territory north of the capital.

177-179 AA - Reign of Marectia. Although she attempted to control the nation, Achien soon burst into civil war, and pressure from many nobles, led by her uncle-in-law Prevl, forced her to abdicate in 179 AA. She was later tortured and was executed in the year 181 AA at the age of 32.

179 AA - Reign of Prevl. Although Prevl was successful in many battles, his execution of over 30 nobles and attempting to seize the Anapadeia, which was untouched for over a century, caused a coup d’etat and was killed after 7 months of rule at the age of 57. Two opposing factions supported two different people for the throne, and the factions fought for supremacy and control of the throne.

179-180 AA - Reign of Yaren/Valesar. Yaren was a direct descendant of Hewviel, while Valesar was a successful general of the 2nd army, leading the 12th division. Although Yaren was more popular with the people, Valesar’s eventual control of the army led Yaren to flee the country, and Valesar becomes sole monarch of Achien at the age of 58.

180 AA - Reign of Valesar. Valesar’s cruel treatment of Yaren’s faction, including the torture and execution of over 200 nobles, combined with repeated defeats against other warring factions and unpopular policies led to the army’s coup and his execution after 3 months of rule at the age of 59 (his death was ironically his birthday). Marectia’s husband, Hreil, becomes monarch with limited support.

180-181 AA - Reign of Hreil. As the only monarch not from the line of Elethien up until this time, Hreil’s reign was filled with opposition, and he was removed from power and executed alongside Marectia in 181 AA at the age of 38. During this time, a half-year truce was signed between all factions, and Achien got a breath of peace. After Hreil and Marectia’s death, Guriel, a general of the 4th army and descendant of Lexial, seized the throne.

181 AA - Reign of Guriel. Guriel only ruled for only eight days before a coup led by his subordinate, Hreil (not the husband of Marectia), killed him. He died at the age of 55.

181-182 AA - Reign of Hreil II. Hreil led successful campaigns against other competing factions, but was killed by a poisoned arrow at the Battle of Narras, and died at the age of 30. Plerve and Jaror, bodyguards of Hreil, succeeds him after a brief power struggle.

182-183 AA - Reign of Plerve/Jaror. Plerve and Jaror were rivals, and each recieved half of the remaining Achien Empire, so the empire temporarily split in half, with both competing to gain sole control. Plerve’s faction eventually defeats Jaror and Jaror commits suicide in Tecullia, aged just 27.

183 AA - Reign of Plerve. Plerve attempted at a peace treaty between all factions early into his reign, but disagreements led to further conflicts, and Plerve is assassinated by several nobles after eight months of rule. Plerve died at the age of 32.

183-185 AA - Period of Vacuum. During this time, no one had a legitimate claim or enough support to the throne, and the collapse of several northern factions cause all lands north of the city of Achien be occupied by neighboring nations. This period is also marked by massacre of minorities almost to the scale of genocide and a mass migration to the West. Eventually, Azien, nephew of Nurivl, gains the support of many nobles and seizes the throne at the age of 19, which officially ends the Third Crisis (some say the Third Crisis ends with the capture of the final stronghold of the southern faction in 187 AA).

185-256 AA - Reign of Azien. The first decade in this period was focused on the conquest of territories lost in the Third Crisis, and ends with the territories of Achien before the reign of Tavilen. After the initial conquests, there was a long period of peace where trade flourished in the East and important trade routes were reopened, connecting the East and West. Near the end of Azien’s reign, campaigns led by his children caused further expansion of the Achien Empire, with annexations of the Southeast nations, absolute control of the lands west of the Irrenl Mts, and expansion of lands in the West, conquering north till the Norvhheru, the Great Northern River. Azien dies at the age of 90, the length of his reign equal to Elethien’s, and the throne passes to his eldest grandson, Thilriev.

256-291 AA - Reign of Thilriev. Achien gained further expansion during this time, with large swathes of land being annexed beyond the Norvhheru. This time was also marked by a massacre of Staegondians and purge of political enemies with a total of 3.5 million deaths, also known as the Second Genocide of Staegond. Thilriev also founded a small town called Thille, which was the first town to be personally owned by an Achien monarch. Thilriev became insane late into his reign (280 AA), with the result being a co-reign with his son Hayeviel. Thilriev died at the age of 67, and the absolute control goes to his co-ruler and eldest son, Hayeviel.

260-265 AA - The Norvhheru War. During this time, an allied force invaded from the Norvhheru and quickly besieged the Achien forces there in Nareivien, a key coastal fort. The fort capitulated after a year-long siege, and the invaders executed all 4,600 defenders of the fort. Later, the main Achien army arrived in the West and defeated the allied forces at the Battle of Herouvr, and eventually crossed the Norvhheru and conquered many lands, forcing the surrender of the allied forces in 265 AA. The war cost 2 million lives, in which 1 million was from a massacre of Staegondians, soldiers and civilians, by the Achien army.

280-311 AA - Reign of Hayeviel. This time was mostly reconstruction and solidification of Achien territories, particularly in the East. Achien territory by the end of Hayeviel’s rule would not be temporarily occupied in any way until over two centuries later. Hayeviel died at the age of 58, with the throne passed to his eldest daughter, Adnathla (named after the prized red jewel).

311-350 AA - Reign of Adnathla. An ambitious ruler, Adnathla personally led a massive army to fully annex the the East, while her younger brother Adev led a campaign in the West, which conquered lands up until the Serir Plateau because of a treaty from the citizens of Serir that offered tribute in exchange for safety from invasions. By the year of 344, after over three decades of war, Achien is the only nation in the East with Adnathla reaching all of her military goals. The nations in the West also shrunk to 22 because of the annexation of 13 kingdoms. The series of wars ultimately cost Achien over 5 million lives, and the conquered 9 million. After the invasions, Adnathla gradually shifted control to her adopted son, and abdicated in 350 AA, passing the throne to her eldest adopted son, Pelavial, thus ending the 350 years of rulers directly descended from Elethien (with the exception of the Third Crisis). Adnathla died in 372 AA at the age of 88.

Age of Achien (Century of Peace)

350-373 AA - Reign of Pelavial. The reign was a relatively quiet but peaceful time, with large infrastructure builds at the empire’s frontiers. After more than a century of on-and-off war, Achien was able to enjoy its moment of peace, with general improvement in life for its citizens. Pelavial died at the age of 62, just one year after the death of Adnathla, and the throne passes to his eldest son, Pelavial II.

373-388 AA - Reign of Pelavial II. Like his father, Pelavial II built many roads, connecting the distant lands with the core of the empire. In addition, a vassal state was peacefully gained through the Treaty of Verhora, which puts the small nation of Verhora, a little country in the West, under partial Achien control. Pelavial II died at the age of 50, and the throne passes to his second-eldest son, Kavareil (the eldest, Kavail, was first in line but he gave up the power).

388-404 AA - Reign of Kavareil. This reign was mostly quiet with steady progress in all aspects of the empire, but one event in this reign has lasting consequences till this day: the occupation of the metal-rich lands of the Serir Plateau for 50 years beginning in 400 AA, in which fierce protesting from the peoples there ensued. Kavareil died at the age of 43, and the throne passes to his eldest daughter, Levilia.

404-415 AA - Reign of Levilia. The cracks from the actions of Kavareil starts to show as protests increase in the Serir Plateau and occasional violence in that region further shakened Achien rule there. Levilia made many major infrastructure projects in her reign, some of which still endures to this day, but a scandal in her reign led to her abdication and transfer of rule to her eldest brother, Beriel. Levilia died in 437 AA at the age of 54.

415-441 AA - Reign of Beriel. Beriel was a benevolent, but nevertheless a weak one as little was done to stop the escalating of violence in the Serir Plateau. Little was done during this reign, and Beriel died at the age of 60 with nothing great achieved. The throne passes to his eldest son, Beriel II.

441-450 AA - Reign of Beriel II. Beriel II, inspired by the infrastructure works of Levilia, began his own massive infrastructure works in the empire such as expanding main roads and building many bridges, shortening the distance between many cities. However, the high cost of these works led to high taxes, which many people were not happy about. On a visit to the now chaotic Serir Plateau, Beriel II was assassinated by nationalists and immediately triggers a succession crisis. Beriel II died at the age of 37, and with no clear successor, the Century of Peace ends and a massive civil war, also known as the Fourth Crisis.

Age of Achien (Middle Centuries)

450-461 AA - The Fourth Crisis. The longest crisis in the empire’s history, this crippled the empire’s economy and ruined many of the infrastructure built in the Century of Peace. Just like the Second Crisis, this was a time of anarchy and the immediate declaration of independence from many territories. It was during this time that the Anapadeia went missing, and Achien territory again shrank, and for a time, even the capital was freed from the control of the imperial government when a small group of radicals formed a new government. The Serir people break free from Achien control and conquered all Achien lands in the West. Chaos would continue till 461, when Maveln, a great-grandson of Adev the brother of Adnathla, seizes power and finally bring stability to Achien.

461-490 AA - reign of Maveln. In the early days of Maveln’s reign, the capital was temporarily moved to Narras, the former capital of Rhinn, because of the Core Lands being controlled by various rebel groups and alliances. Later, Maveln would recapture the city of Achien and reinstate it as the capital. Maveln would later wage wars against many people of the Southeast to regain control of the region. Although Maveln would end his reign with all lands of the East back in Achien control, the lands once conquered by Adnathla and Adev in the west would not be under Achien control until much later. Maveln died at the age of 58, and the throne passes to his eldest surviving son (his two eldest died in the reconquest campaigns) Adev.

490-532 AA - reign of Adev. This time was marked by the building of lasting monuments, some of which still survive long after the fall of the Empire, and a revolution in the sciences. The revolution not only brought upon new philosophies of rule and control, but also vastly advanced technologies which the people a century ago could never have imagined. Some of the notable include: a High Council consisting of three members as opposed to just one High Vizier, harnessing the energy of the Elyfesta to make the first energy cannons (although they were not very cost-efficient), Vessa (Lightning) Spears, the first underwater colonies, and much more. Adev died at the age of 71, and the throne passes to his eldest daughter Erevia.

532-549 AA - Reign of Erevia. Erevia’s reign marked the beginning of a period of consecutive female monarchs in Achien, as she implemented policies that favored the female gender and began a shift of Achien politics from a patriarchy to a matriarchy. She furthered the changes in the bureaucracy set upon by her father by implementing more members in the High Council, making it from a council of three to eight. Erevia died at the age of 63, and the throne passes to her eldest daughter Telien.

549-555 AA - Reign of Telien. Telien would resume the campaigns to retake old Achien lands started by her ancestor Maveln by raising the largest fleet ever seen until that time (over 10,000 warships, 100 of which capital ships). She would also improve the energy cannon, now named the Ari-Elyfesta (gift of the Lifegiver) to assist in her invasions. The invasion would entirely wipe out major Serir cities and forts south of the Norvhheru, their buildings reduced to rubble from the energy cannon. However, when on a campaign to cross the Norvhheru, Telien was gravely injured and died at the age of 46, and the throne passes to her youngest sister Kavien.

555-601 AA - Reign of Kavien. Like her sister Telien, Kavien would continue the military campaign to retake lost Achien lands, which would end at 562 AA when the last Serir stronghold surrendered to the Achien army. Later in her reign, Kavien would balance the radical policies of Erevia and would improve citizen benefits to compensate for the long periods of war. Kavien died at the age of 84, and the throne passes to her eldest daughter Murva.

601-612 AA - Reign of Murva. A time of peace, Murva began to open up trading with other kingdoms in the West to gain resources rather than to directly conquer them, a lesson learnt finally through centuries of on-and-off war and imperialism. She also silenced the rebelling voices of the Northwest by offering them citizen benefits and equal rights with the Achien people. Murva died at the age of 68, and the throne passes to her second-eldest daughter Vulne (the oldest, Morien, died from an accident in 609).

612-633 AA - Reign of Vulne. Vulne increased trading with other kingdoms and countries, and for the first time, to the horror and protest of many generals, traded important technologies from Achien, such as the design for the energy cannon, to the other kingdoms. Achien would gain much wealth and Vulne would become far richer than any other Achien monarch before her time. Vulne died at the age of 51, and the throne passes to her eldest daughter Kashia.

633-634 AA - Reign of Kashia. A weak ruler, Kashia immediately reversed the policies of her mother, stopping all technological trading between Achien and the world at the advice of the High Council. Only months later, Achien would wage war with its nearest neighbor to the south, the small but powerful kingdom of Toraq. At a battle rumored to have been staged by the High Council and Toraq, Kashia was captured and executed three days later at the age of 26. The High Council would later elect Kashia’s only child, Arpeil as King in 635.

635-657 AA - Reign of Arpeil. Only a toddler at coronation, the High Council ruled as regents to Arpeil and immediately enacted policies that benefited them and their benefactors at the expense of the Achien population. The war with Toraq would also cease in 636, with a treaty that saw Achien give up all land south of the Buurkherru, the Great Dividing River, and allowing Toraq to become the largest kingdom in the West. When Arpeil began efforts to rule independently at 655, the High Council had him assassinated at the age of 24 and elected his newborn son Moriv as emperor. Soon after Arpeil’s death, many people revolted against the High Council, marking the end of the Middle Centuries.

Age of Achien (Late Millenium)

657-722 AA - Reign of Moriv. Moriv’s reign began with great turbulence as revolts sprang up everywhere rebelling against the High Council. Moriv himself narrowly avoided assassination in 661, but would survive and quickly rise back to power with the help of his guard Lunoq, who would serve as regent from 662-679. Under the regency of Lunoq, the High Council would be disbanded with every member executed at 663, quelling most of the furious voices in the empire. Between 660-665, Lunoq would defeat all rebellions and stabilize the empire without losing further lands to other kingdoms. After Lunoq’s regency, Moriv would build many public works and his reign would be one of peace. Moriv died at the age of 65, and the throne passes to his youngest son Hevien.

722-773 AA - Reign of Hevien. In his 51-year reign, Achien would again go through a technological revolution. Engineers used the design of the already invented energy cannon for the first aircraft, and for the first time, broke through the atmosphere of Parvilien through discovered texts from ancient Staegondians detailing the makings of a certain spacecraft. The Achien navy would be improved by changing the power source from electricity originating in burning fuel to energy from the Elyfesta. Under his rule, all the kingdoms of Parvilien submitted to Achien rule, fulfilling the visions and goals of Elethien many years ago, and for the first time, Parvilien was united as one empire. Hevien died at the age of 83, and the throne passes to his eldest grandson Erefiln.

773-802 AA - Reign of Erefiln. Continuing the technological revolution that now fully engulfed Parvilien/Achien, the reign of Erefiln would see a major expansion of the city of Achien. The city expanded deep into the sea and into the skies, with transparent electric domes, known as Dori-Elyfesta, or Embrace of the Lifegiver, powered by huge energy beacons. The famous Paladeia would be built in his reign as the first and most magnificent structure in the sky. His reign would also see a spike in the interest of archaeology, which made many ancient structures, texts, and carvings from Smarinian and Staegondian civilizations be discovered. An especially important Staegondian text, translated as The Annals of Erthuran, which documented ancient Staegondian history, would speak of a vast shell made of mirrors surrounding the Elyfesta. This shell apparently gave great power to the ancients, and allowed them to reach technological levels incomprehensible by the Achien people. Using these texts, Erefiln began a vast project to rebuild the shell, but was still unfinished even at his death. Erefiln died at the age of 55, and the throne passed to his eldest daughter Aladeia.

802-854 AA - Reign of Aladeia. In her reign, the Shoriri, the Shell of Mirrors, was completed in 815 AA. Immediately, the Shoriri would give extremely large amounts of energy, and would form 99% of Parvilien’s energy supply. The energy generators in many parts of the empire would be powered through the Shoriri, which would bring almost all the lands of Parvilien to the technological advances centered in Achien. Also in this time, medical technology advanced greatly, and the Achien people began living much longer lifespans and were much more taller than before, improving the average life expectancy from about 60 years to 92 years and the average height from about 0.75 PM (around 1.8m) to 0.8 PM (around 2m). Aladeia died at the age of 80, and the throne passed to her second-eldest son Inaiel.

854-896 AA - Reign of Inaiel. The first King of Achien to fully experience the medical advances by his predecessor, Inaiel would live longer than most of the previous monarchs. During this time, there were great reforms in the Achien army, and the navy would expand to include the void forces. The army began using shields and weapons mainly comprised of thin metals imbued with energy to conserve resources, and the first beam rifle was made. Although relatively inefficient (its battery could only power five shots before it must be replaced), it could shoot longer distances than the crossbow, and the weapons of old would soon be quickly replaced. There would also be the major project of resettling and terraforming Erthuran, and later, Vilrin beginning in 875 AA. This project would drain the resources of Achien for almost a century, and although certainly amazing, would cause resentment among the people. Inaiel died at the age of 93, and the throne passes to his eldest son Hariln.

896-940 AA - Reign of Hariln. A wise king, Hariln would carefully use the resources of the empire, which helped slow down the draining of resources in the great project of resettlement. He also quelled a minor uprising, unseen since the reign of Moriv two centuries ago. Other than those, his reign was relatively quiet and peaceful, and he died at the age of 104, the throne being passed to his eldest son Horlien.

940-958 AA - Reign of Horlien. Not nearly as wise as his father, the resources of Achien would be constantly in a state of almost emptiness, and the resulting increase in tax led to widespread resentment. When demonstrations were met with violent reaction from the army, it only made matters worse. This time was also marked by a great improvement in the military technology of Achien (such as the development of armored vehicles and moving forts, which can transport thousands of troops quickly across long distances), but relative stagnation in all other areas, such as economy, agriculture, and industry. Horlien died from a strange illness, possibly from poison, at the age of 96, and the throne passes to his eldest grandson Norivel.

958-989 AA - Reign of Norivel. In his reign, the resettlement of Erthuran and Vilrin was finally completed in 980 AA, after over a century of work, with many cities being created by the colonists who settled there. Unfortunately, it was also at this time that the empire’s economy collapsed under the pressure building up since the beginning of the resettlement. Many people became deep in poverty, and unemployment rates spiked to 35%. Finally, the people broke out in spontaneous revolts in 985 AA, and Erthuran and Vilrin soon escaped the grasp of Achien, with nations being formed on both planets. Although Norivel had a great army at his fingertips, he was helpless as more territories seceded from Achien rule, with even a great chunk of the Achien army defecting to the rebels. Norivel died in anguish at the age of 66, and the throne passed to his youngest son Stasibel (Norivel’s three eldest sons died in battle or of illness between 982-988 AA).

989-1000 AA - Reign of Stasibel. Although he was a strong-willed ruler who tried to improve the situation within the empire, he could do little, and more territories seceded from the empire. The only good news during this time was a truce between Achien and several major rebel nations in the year 990. There was also the increased divide between rebel groups and coalitions, which made more infighting among the rebels and some breathing space for the empire. Surviving multiple assassination attempts, he finally died at the Third Battle of the Pass at the age of 35, and since he supposedly had no heir (almost no one knows of his newborn child Avalel), the throne became empty, a power struggle began, and thus sparked the Fifth Crisis.

Age of Achien (Intermediate Period/Fifth Crisis)

1000-1009 AA - The Fifth Crisis. In this time, the entire empire of Achien dissolved, with its once powerful army and navy divided between different factions. The city of Achien changed hands several times, and one-third of the Sky District of Achien fell to the ground from intense bombing in 1003 AA, killing 102,689 people and injuring approximately 200,000 more. Many of the infrastructure in the former empire collapsed due to war or simply lack of maintenance, and standards of living fell to pre-technological revolution levels. Finally, in 1009 AA, Nasition, a former guard of Stasibel, seized power and stabilized the Core Lands under his rule. Most of the former Achien army and navy would also come under his rule, and he would quickly destroy all threats to his power.

1009-1021 AA - Rule of Nasition. During this short 12-year period, Nasition would proclaim himself as Common Leader of the Grand Confederation of Parvilien, or simply the Confederation. It was in around 1012 AA that Nasition began the mission to eliminate Avalel, the supposed only child of Stasibel, the previous king of Achien. Although only a young child, Avalel exhibits strong leadership qualities, and in 1018 AA, the rebel factions united under Nasition to face the threat of Avalel, and the remaining factions who wouldn’t accept Nasition joined the New Rule, the faction Avalel belonged in, thus solidly forming two competing and warring factions. Avalel would narrowly avoid death in 1019 AA when he dueled against his former friend and future empress Kavlina, while Nasition would lead his armies to victory against many of the loyalist leaders, but he was killed by Avalel in 1021 AA in the Battle of Narras. After this decisive battle, many rebel leaders would defect and submit to Avalel, and Avalel would march into the city of Achien soon after.

1018-1028 AA - The Great Civil War. Although Avalel captured the city of Achien in 1021 AA, many rebel leaders still refused to admit defeat, and Avalel’s intentions to reinstate the monarchy alienated him from allies, and those leaders would later form the Republics of Parvilien, Erthuran, and Vilrin, or the RPEV, forming a third faction in the war. The war would exhaust the resources of all sides and would cause over 150 million casualties in total, with the RPEV suffering the most casualties at 62 million. Battles such as the Siege of Achien and the Battle of the Parvilien Void would cost over 700,000 casualties on their own. The RPEV would capitulate in 1025 AA to Avalel, and the Confederation would too in 1028 AA when they finally surrendered in their last stronghold on Erthuran. Avalel would reinstate the monarchy and be crowned on the first day of 1029 AA.

Age of Achien (Diarchy/The Eight)

1029-1121/1029-1091 AA - Reign of Avalel/Kavlina. At the moment of coronation, Avalel would disregard the title of King of Achien, as he believed that Achien is too large to still be considered a kingdom, but rather Emperor of Achien, as that is more fitting of a huge empire. He would also give up much of his power, first sharing the monarchy with his spouse Kavlina (although Kavlina had nearly killed him in 1019 AA), then reinstating the High Council to form a limited monarchy. The High Council was formed of twelve, with two seats permanently occupied by the monarchs, while the ten other seats would be chosen from a few nominees, nominated and elected by the Grand Assembly, a body of representatives from all the provinces numbering 1000 in total. The monarch seats would constitute 20% each of the power of the whole council, while the rest of the council would get 6%. All council members will hold their position for life. This bold move of limiting their own power would have the royal family gaining the trust and respect from most of the population. In the early years of their co-reign, Avalel and Kavlina would go on various campaigns to quell the remaining small voices that still didn’t like the notion of a monarchy. Most would be quieted with the rebuilding of the economy and various social benefits that the empire was devoting its remaining resources to, but one particularly chaotic uprising in Vilrin would result in the execution of 100 individuals and the imprisonment of 300, leaving a scar on an otherwise spectacular reign. Within 30 years of their reign, Achien would recover from its previous economic ruin, and the technological levels by that time would allow them to explore and harvest resources from nearby planets and asteroids (although there would be no more colonization), which brought great wealth back home. The improvement of common life and further technological advances during this time would also mark Avalel and Kavlina as one of the most popular and successful monarchs of Achien. Kavlina disappeared and supposedly passed away at the age of 91, while three decades later, Avalel ventured into the Tarevuen alone and supposedly also passed away at the age of 121, the throne being passed to their eldest son Fresion, and immediately to his youngest daughter Kivilaia. Avalel would be the longest-reigning monarch of Achien at 92 years.

1121-1178 AA - Reign of Kivilaia/Turior. Their reign would be a continuation of Avalel and Kavlina’s with a slight twist. Under the rule of Kivilaia and her husband Turior, explorations of the Void increased as the empire budget allowed for such expeditions, and they gained much information on the stars that their ancestors once gazed with awe. Because of this long period of peace, military innovation would slow while civilian life was greatly improved. They were also modest rulers, opting to live in a small country house on the outskirts of the capital city instead of the Paladeia. Turior died at the age of 112, and later in the year, Kivilaia also died at the age of 109, and the throne passed to their third-eldest daughter Merilien.

1178-1205 AA - Reign of Merilien/Berkirorin. As the favorite great-grandchild of Avalel as well as being gifted in the arts and a strong leader, Merilien, along with her husband Berkirorin, who was also talented in the arts, led a revolution and revival of the arts, with many prominent artists being extremely wealthy in this period, as well as the building of long-lasting monuments and structures. Merilien herself would paint magnificent murals to decorate the Paladeia and compose music from her experiences in the city, and Berkirorin would carve great statues that adorn the gardens of the Paladeia and the streets of Achien alike. Merilien died at the age of 101, and Berkirorin abdicated at her death, the throne being passed to their youngest grandson Luriven. Berkirorin would die three years later at the age of 103.

1205-1271/1205-1276 AA - Reign of Luriven/Asalien. By this point, more than two centuries have passed since Avalel’s birth, and Achien is in a state of peace and stability never before seen, and a level of prosperity far beyond the millenium before. Both Luriven and Asalien were extremely wise, and they used the great wealth of Achien to further develop the infrastructure and funded welfare campaigns. Because of this great peace, the Achien military shrunk to just one-tenth of its original size, and many of the warships became transport ships which brought ever larger amounts of goods between the three planets. It was in their reign that there would be reforms in the Grand Assembly, such as the limited fundings for candidates from the empire’s treasury and the expansion of the Assembly to 2000 members, with two representatives from each province. However, the biggest reform for the Assembly was the eligibility for all classes to apply and be nominated, allowing for greater representation within the Assembly itself. Immediately after these reforms in the Assembly Election of 1220 AA, over half of the representatives in the Assembly would be from the Commoner class, which diminished the role of the Nobility class and impairing the royal family’s image within the empire’s elite. Luriven died at the age of 96, and Asalien died five years later at the age of 101, the throne being passed to their youngest granddaughter Akatna, to the dismay and disapproval of the Council and many of the Nobility.

1276-1300/1276-1332 AA - Reign of Akatna/Mratior. A bold and outspoken individual, Akatna was sort of the opposite of her husband Mratior, who is quiet and cautious. Although the couple had the support of the people and their policies made them one of the most popular monarchs among the Commoner class, they were hated in the eyes of the elite. The Nobility class had already been greatly diminished of power during the reign of Luriven and Asalien, and their power was further reduced when the royal couple permitted a nominee from the Commoner class to be on the High Council. This enraged many nobles, who demanded that the royal couple step down. However, in a bold and possibly rash move, Akatna had the nobles, among them a member of the Council, locked in prison. This finally ticked off powerful members of the elite, and several of them, including Aletlien, or Commander of the Lands (basically the general of the Army), denounced the royalty and started a revolt in 1289 AA. This was when Mratior was revealed to be a military genius, winning a string of victories in the early days of the war even when woefully outnumbered, while Akatna with her charisma kept the empire from further fragmentation. Added with the unshaken support of the people, the Navy, and even just one-third of the Army, the revolt was put down by 1292 AA. Although short, the revolt had caused great damage to the economy and the relationship between the royalty and the Nobility. Akatna fell ill in early 1300 AA and died soon after at the age of 53, and Mratior would spend the next 32 years keeping the delicate balance of support from the Nobility and the Commoner. One of the sacrifices he had to make was to end the Dual-Monarchy to give more power to the Council, thus more than two centuries of co-rulers were brought to a halt. Mratior died at the age of 89, and the throne passed to their eldest son Hayeviel II.

Age of Achien (Final Centuries)

1332-1377 AA - Reign of Hayeviel II. Because the monarchy’s power had been significantly weakened in the later years of his father Mratior, Hayeviel attempted to regain that power through the support of the people he inherited from his parents. Along with the support of several loyal Council members, Hayeviel was able to regain the 40% of the Council’s power originally put in by Avalel and Kavlina, but reverted back to a single ruler. Hayeviel also understood and sought to improve the monarchy’s precarious relationship with the Nobility, particularly with the Nathlin faction (the faction included many of the Elite Guard and two Council members). However, by this time, the Nathlins’ hatred for the monarchy was too much, and both parties’ arrogance led to further distancing. The Tarevuen in this time became a haven for the Nathlins as many of the empire’s police force wouldn’t dare to enter such a place, and here they began a plot to overthrow the monarchy. Hayeviel died at the age of 107, and the throne passed to his third son Kiraviel.

1377-1389 AA - Reign of Kiraviel. Immediately after his succession, the Nathlins rebelled against the empire. The rebellion, which lasted from 1377-1380 AA, saw the Tarevuen entirely destroyed and the foresters there fled eastward. The destruction of the forest also saw many ancient ruins being brought to light, and stories surrounding them and their dangers arose. Although the Nathlins were powerful and possessed a disciplined army, Kiraviel’s leadership and his competent generals brought the empire to victory three years later. The Nathlin leadership were captured and later executed, remnants of the faction fled to Erthuran and settled in the complex underground cities there. The devastating war brought Kiraviel to remobilize the Achien military and increased security, which angered many, including powerful figures in the Assembly. This act would prove deadly for Kiraviel and the empire, as he was assassinated just one year after the decision of remobilization at the age of 81, and the throne passed to his eldest son Morprial.

1389-1404 AA - Reign of Morprial. An incomptent ruler, Morprial’s strange policies (such as decreasing the power of the Grand Assembly through inability to elect Council members) would only be avoided by some loyal members of the Council and a great outcry from the Assembly itself. The remobilization may have killed Kiraviel, but it saved Morprial from many riots that may have escalated into full-blown rebellions had the army not been large enough to suppress it. The increasingly corrupt Assembly and Council led to a new class in the empire: the Merchant class. These were corporate leaders who gained power through their immense wealth and often bribed current Council members to rig elections. With the incompetence of Morprial, this class was able to become the most powerful class, dominating 6 of 10 seats in the Council while occupying 612 seats in the Assembly. In frustration and anger, Morprial’s youngest daughter, Meyivien, assassinated Morprial and three powerful Council members in 1404 AA before she escaped to Vilrin and formed a rebel movement known as the Republic of Vilrin. This event was later known as the Split. After Morprial’s death at the age of 67, the throne passed to his eldest son Malorien.

1404-1420 AA - Reign of Malorien. His entire reign can be summed up in one word: war. Meyivien, Malorien’s sister, was a charismatic and popular leader, and all provinces of Vilrin and some that resisted the Merchants, numbering 300 in total, broke off and joined Meyivien. Malorien first attempted to negotiate and persuade Meyivien to stop the rebellion, but when negotiations broke down, he was coaxed by the Merchants to declare war. At the beginning of the war, known later as the War of Kin, Achien had over 10 million professional troops with 15 million auxiliaries, while Vilrin had around 4 million with 10,000 under Meyivien’s personal command. Although the Achien army had a clear numerical advantage, the poor leadership of the Council added with the fact that many veterans of the Nathlin War sided with Meyivien meant disaster in the first years of war. In the year 1405 AA alone, 2 Council members were killed and 3 more were captured prisoner. From these catastrophes, powerful members of the Merchant class rose up and took the vacant seats in the Council. With their power, Malorien was no more than a figurehead, and he often didn’t realize the dire state the empire was in. The Merchants quickly raised private armies with their power and managed to bring the Vilrish attacks to a halt. The deep mines of Erthuran often became battlegrounds over the rare resources there, while Niin, the capital of Meyivien’s Republic, withstood several fierce attacks. Finally, on the 8th day of the 8th month in the year 1420 AA, the two sides brought most of their armies and met at the Great Plains of northern Erthuran, while their navies were above in the Void. This battle was short, lasting only the entire day, but had great consequences. The Achien force numbered around 500,000, which outnumbered the Vilrish force, which had only 150,000. However, 200,000 of the Achien forces were mercenaries, and by massive bribes, Meyivien was able to secretly turn two-thirds of those mercenaries to her side, including the personal guard of the Merchant commanders. This meant that the Achien forces quickly fell into disarray and chaos while the Vilrish forces had minimal casualties. It was a total victory, or as it seemed. Suddenly, an out of control capital ship, which happened to be Malorien’s flagship, crashed into Meyivien’s flagship and her command center. The two ships exploded, killing all onboard (there wasn’t really many as most troops there were drones). The battle promptly stopped as both sides retreated with the deaths of their leaders. Both Meyivien and Malorien never knew this, but the Battle of the Erthuran Void killed every single Merchant Council member and many Assembly members. Malorien’s death would’ve caused chaos, but in a pre-written will, the throne passed to his second-eldest son Pareliev. Malorien died at the age of 61, and Meyivien at the age of 52. The brief period of Merchant dominance was over, at least for now.

1420-1499 AA - Reign of Pareliev. Although the Battle of the Erthuran Void was over and a ceasefire was negotiated, it took until 1421 AA for the War of Kin to be over. In the aftermath of this war, Vilrin became a separate national entity, and Achien’s economy collapsed. With the pause in asteroid mining, the empire lost a significant portion of its income, which then caused hardship and further discontent within the people. However, Pareliev was a wise and strong ruler, and with the Merchant influence greatly diminished, he was able to somewhat repair the damages done during the War of Kin, and in the later years of his reign he established trade relations with the new Vilrin Confederacy, which mended the fragile and hostile relations between the two while the empire enjoyed a short period of prosperity once again. Pareliev died at the age of 114, and the throne passed to his eldest son Koriviel.

1499-1503 AA - Reign of Koriviel. Contrary to his father’s hopes, Koriviel was a corrupted ruler, and some outright called him a tyrant. He attempted to invade Vilrin, and when many Assembly members and even a few Council members vehemently opposed, most were either expelled or killed. Some even fled into the underground cities of Erthuran and established anti-empire movements. In a fit of paranoia, he began what will later be called the Year of Purge in which he killed any who he felt was a threat to his power, and even got rid of the Council, reversing the very policies made half a millennium earlier by Avalel and Kavlina. This shook the political structure to its very core and left Achien’s bureaucracy in a state of chaos. Finally, with the abrupt rise of taxes accompanied by threats of disbanding the Grand Assembly, the people, including most of the military, had enough. They revolted in 1502 AA, and a year later, deposed Koriviel, which made him the first Achien Emperor to be forcefully removed from power. In place of Koriviel they nominated his niece Hareliva, who was a popular general and political figure within the empire. Koriviel died later that year at the age of 86.

1503-1522 AA - Reign of Hareliva. Although Hareliva was popular for her treatment of the troops and the general population, she was also quite reckless and war-mongering like her uncle Koriviel. She did not reinstate the Council, and although preserved the Assembly, she rarely took their advice. Because she was confident in her power, in 1520 AA she attacked Vilrin with a small fleet without the Assembly’s permission. The resulting First Achien-Vilrin War would not be bloody like the War of Kin, but it would be an embarrassing defeat for Achien. The technology of Achien had been to the point of stagnation ever since the War of Kin, while the Vilrin Confederacy advocated for innovation, and thus their military was superior and compensated for what they lacked in numbers. After over a year of warring, under pressure from the Assembly and the people, Hareliva sued for peace and abdicated the throne in favor of her youngest daughter Anarilien, even though she still held much power behind the scenes. Hareliva would die thirty years later at the age of 91.

1522-1557 AA - Reign of Anarilien. A weak ruler, most of her rule was controlled by Hareliva, and civilian life was mostly neglected. Although security was extremely strong and crime rates were on an all-time low, that security also meant spying on the people and causing fear among them. Anarilien was also ill on many occasions, which made some of her more powerful advisors seize the opportunity and even rivaled Hareliva in terms of political sway and power. Anarilien died at the age of 65, and the throne passed to her eldest son Luriven.

1557-1580 AA - Reign of Luriven II. Since the beginning of his reign, the power of the royalty diminished and corruption was rampant. No longer was the Assembly’s election process fair with massive bribes behind the scenes. The Merchant and Nobility class once again dominated Achien politics, and fragmentation between different factions eventually led to another civil war, which lasted from 1563-1570 AA. This period saw the rise of mercenary armies and the complete collapse of the permanent Achien Army and Navy. Luriven became a figurehead, and died in anguish at the age of 64, and the throne passed to his eldest nephew Nemiksiel.

1580-1585 AA - Reign of Nemiksiel. Nemiksiel knew the plights of the people through his mother, who was born a Commoner, and wished to alter the dire situation of Achien. A few months before his coronation, several factions in Erthuran broke off from the empire, and the mineral-rich planet eventually became free from Achien control. Nemiksiel attempted to limit the power of the Merchants and Nobility, but it ultimately ended in failure and he was assassinated, aged just 33. The throne was then passed to his younger sister Eriviel, but by that time, the royalty had been exiled to a small town in the Irrenl Mountains, and the capital lay in the hands of the Nobility Triumvirate (Hraor, Karui, Hayeraia).

1585-1600 AA - Reign of Eriviel. Like her brother, Eriviel wished to change the situation of Achien, but she knew the empire would not last long, even if she managed to reunite the factions. Immediately after her coronation, Eriviel launched a war with the support of the Vilrin Confederacy, and the war was thus called the Second Achien-Vilrin War. Although the war was brutal, Eriviel managed to harness the people’s support, and with manipulating the fragmentation of the factions, she eventually reunited most of the East (or the Eastern Continents) after a grueling 12-year war. After this war, Eriviel negotiated with representatives of each province in the East for the future of the region. After three years of negotiation, they agreed on a Confederacy like that of Vilrin. On the first day of 1600 AA, Eriviel, daughter of Kehlien and Haia, abdicated and announced the end of the Achien Empire. Thus, the 1600 years of Achien rule ended, and a new era began for the planets of Parvilien, Erthuran, and Vilrin. Eriviel then retreated to a small island and lived there until she died at the age of 102 on 57 PE (Post-Empire).

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