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Civil Factbook of the Empire of Arashkai
« on: April 05, 2020, 03:29:42 PM »
EMPIRE OF ARASHKAI/DAITŌ
大東 帝国
ARAZISCHE KAISERREICH

National Flag of Arashkai
Motto: "Spirits Preserve the Emperor!"
National Anthems: "The Native Land" (Note: Lyrics do not match up due to rewriting to fit the language and culture)
Imperial Anthem: "Umi Yukaba"

BACKGROUND


The Empire of Arashkai is a nation located in Eastern Ardia TBA

Government Type: Federal Constitutional Monarchy
Population: 229,367,000
Capital City: Ikan (City Proper: 19,771,365/Metropolitan Area: 32,763,000)
Demonym: Noun- Arashin/Adjective- Arashin/Plural- Arashin
Area: 477,267.3 km²


ECONOMY


Currency: Mon (IM), Symbol: ₰, Exchange rate: ₰1 IM = $0.75 USD
GDP: $4.17 trillion USD, ₰5.56 trillion IN (Per Capita: $18,168 USD, ₰24,224 IN)
Unemployment Rate: 3.1%
Main Industries: Electronics, Military Equipment, Motor Vehicles, Steel, Ships, Services, Agriculture


PEOPLE


Ethnicity/ies: Arashin (85.76%), Nirai (6.2%), Andreπi (5.6%), Avosai (1.1%), Other Indigenous (0.7%), Other Foreign (0.7%)
Languages: Arashin (Official Language), Nirai (Recognized Minority Language), Andreπi (Recognized Minority Language)
Religions: The Empire has no official state religion, but Teidō, Christianity, Hetanism, and Rosarity comprise the largest religious groups. Atheism and Agnosticism, which are not classified as religions perse, also have a significant minority.
 By percentage, the Teidō faith is the largest, with 82% of the population claiming to practice it. It is followed by Christianity, both of the indigenous Arashin church and other sects, in total comprising 9% of the population. Hetanism is primarily practiced among the remaining Avosai population and comprises 3% of the population, tied with those practitioners of Rosarity. The other three percent identify as either atheistic, agnostic, or as another religious group.
Average Life Expectancy: 80.1


GOVERNMENT


Head of State: The Go-Tenshi Emperor, Eijiro Ashina
Imperial Chancellor: Sachio Himekawa
Head of Government: The Go-Tenshi Emperor, Eijiro Ashina (as granted for the duration of the present crisis)
Name of Legislative Body: The National Assembly of Arashkai
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Laws and Stances of Arashkai


Abortion — "Under Arashin law, Abortion is officially permitted only in cases wherein the child is the product of rape, the life of the mother or child are endangered by going through the process of childbirth, or both are endangered by it."
Adultery — "There are no official laws against adultery within Arashkai, though undertaking such actions is considered legal grounds for divorce."
Affirmative action — "Under the Civil Rights act of 1972, the Arashin National Assembly provided incentives for various institutions to have a minimum quota for members of minority communities represented within them."
Age of consent — "The age of consent within the Empire of Arashkai is set at sixteen years of age."
Age of majority — "The age of majority within the Empire of Arashkai is set at eighteen years of age."
Artificial insemination — "Artificial insemination is legal within Arashkai."
Assisted suicide — "Assisted suicide is illegal within Arashkai, with the act being viewed as equivalent to manslaughter on the part of the physician or other participant. The penalty is at the judge's discretion, with the minimum sentence being set at sixteen years."
Bestiality — "Bestiality is illegal."
Birth control — "Birth control is legal."
Concealed carry — "Concealed carry is, in general, illegal within Arashkai. That being said, special permits do exist so that members of the gendarmerie are able to carry firearms off duty."
Death penalty — "The death penalty exists within the Empire of Arashkai de jure, though de facto it has ceased to be used since 2011."
Divorce — "Divorce is permitted in cases wherein one party has committed adultery, has proven abusive towards their spouse, or has proven abusive towards the child of their spouse, among other potential criteria."
Double jeopardy — "No person shall be held criminally liable for an act which was considered lawful at the time, or of which they were acquitted, nor shall they be placed in double jeopardy. In practice, however, if one is acquitted in the court, the prosecution may appeal this ruling in a higher court."
Drinking age — "The minimum drinking age in the Empire of Arashkai is set at eighteen years of age."
Driving age — "The minimum driving age in the Empire of Arashkai is set at sixteen years of age, with a learner's permit being permitted at the age of fifteen, wherein the possessor will be permitted to drive while supervised by a parent or other instructor."
Education — "Education is compulsory from the age  of six until the age of eighteen, though in cases where the child is forced by extraordinary circumstance to provide for their family, these restrictions may be relaxed at the minimum working age."
Eminent domain — "Eminent domain is permitted to the government provided it financially compensate the previous owners."
Felony disenfranchisement — "No persons will have their right to vote restricted in cases where they have been convicted of a felony following the end of their sentence. While serving out their sentence, this right to vote is rescinded, though it may be restored if appealed."
Flag desecration — "The act of desecrating the flag of Arashkai, her constituent states, her provinces, or the flags of her allied nations is considered illegal within the Empire of Arashkai, with a fine of ₰2,600 ($3,466 USD) being applied for first-time offenders. If found guilty of doing so again, the accused may be sentenced to a maximum of two years of prison or be required to undertake a given a specified period of time where they will perform community service."
Gambling age — "The minimum gambling of age in the Empire of Arashkai is seventeen years of age."
Firearm purchasing age — "The minimum age wherein a person may purchase a firearm within the Empire of Arashkai is twenty-one years of age. Licenses may be granted as early as eighteen, wherein they apply to firearms inherited from other members within one's family, provided they were acquired at minimum six years prior to being transferred to the other party's possession."
Homosexuality in the military — "Those persons who identify as LGBTQ+ are permitted to serve within the Imperial Armed Forces."
Human cloning — "Human cloning is considered illegal, though so far nobody has been tried for it."
In vitro fertilization — "In-vitro fertilization is legal."
Marriageable age — "The minimum age wherein two persons may marry is set at eighteen. Arranged marriages are, in most cases other than those made for religious reasons, considered illegitimate."
Military conscription — "Conscription is permitted in times of national emergency, though the draft has not been put into effect since the Continuation War."
Polygamy — "Polygamy is illegal within Arashkai."
Prostitution — "Prostitution is illegal, though it is not an offense for which one may be imprisoned. It is not illegal within the territory of Rusan as of 2007."
Racial discrimination — "Discrimination based on race is considered illegal under the 1972 Civil Rights Act."
Same-sex marriage — "Same-sex marriage is legal."
Smoking age — "The minimum smoking age is 17."
State ideology — "There is no state ideology within the Empire of Arashkai."
State religion — "There is no state religion within the Empire of Arashkai."
Torture — "Torture is illegal within the Empire of Arashkai."
Trial by jury — "All persons are guaranteed a trial by jury of one's peers without any exceptions."
Universal healthcare — "All persons are guaranteed free healthcare, though private options are permitted to exist as well."
Voting age — "The minimum voting age is sixteen."
Women's rights — "All persons, regardless of sex, are granted equal rights within the Empire of Arashkai."
Working age — "The minimum age that one is permitted to work is 14, wherein they are allowed to work part-time or within a family-run business. Full-time work is permitted after the age of sixteen."
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List of Major Cities by Population (City Proper)


Ikan - 19,771,365

Awara - 11,073,000

Kaiyō - 9,763,00

Otsu - 9,722,500

Yuzawa - 8,939,872

Goris - 8,390,000

Shibetsu - 7,991,700

Urasoe - 7,610,000

Uravi - 3,070,000

Erikshaven - 2,800,000

Saito - 1,980,000
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Flags and Standards of Arashkai, Part One — National Flags


National Flag of the Empire of Arashkai (Co-Official)

National Flag of the Empire of Arashkai (Co-Official)

Flag of Arashkai (Mainland)

Flag of Rusan

Flag of Andreπ
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Flags and Standards of Arashkai, Part Two — Imperial Standards


Emperor's Standard

Empress' Standard

Crown Prince's Standard

Crown Princess' Standard

Standard of other Clan Members
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Flags and Standards of Arashkai, Part Three — Regional Flags (Mainland Arashkai)


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Flags and Standards of Arashkai, Part Four — Historical Flags


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Flags and Standards of Arashkai, Part Five — Special Flags


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Palaces of the Imperial Family, Part One — The Atarashī Palace

Historical Main Building of the Atarashī Palace

   One of the two main palaces of Ikan, the Atarashī Palace was built upon the titular terrace found on the east bank of the Ichi river. Before the rise of the Ashina and the Second Empire, when the Ishikawa ruled Arashkai, the area that would become the Atarashī palace was a garrison for the then-rulers of Ikan, Clan Kinai. However, when Clan Kinai rebelled against the Ishikawa, their lands were seized and granted to the Ashina, at the time led by Tadaharu Ashina. Under Tadaharu, the garrison at Atarashī would be moved, wishing to build a new fortress on the strategically important terrace, though it is entirely possible he wanted to distance himself from the previously-built Itasikin fortress across the river. Upon his accession to the Throne in 1476, the Tōitsu Emperor would elect to move the Imperial Court to Ikan, officially turning the Atarashī fortress into the new Imperial Palace, recognizing the diminishing importance of the old capital at Kaiyō and the wealth that Ikan had brought in thanks to its position along multiple key trade routes. The Imperial Palace would undergo several changes between the 1840s and 1890s, adding a western-styled portion to the complex. This portion of the palace would be modernized in the 1960s and is expected to undergo further renovations in the next few years.
Map of the Atarashī Palace

   The construction of the Atarashī fortress would see the Ichi river diverted to create a moat around it, turning the palace complex into an island. This moat would be expanded starting in the 1840s to encompass what is now considered the entirety of the Palatial complex, though it should be noted that, for the purposes of the map, the museums that take up the north end of the complex do not appear. As a result, the modern palace complex now has a perimeter of roughly 6 km and has an area of 1.15 square kilometers.
Gatehouses
The North-Eastern Gatehouse

   While they no longer fill a defensive role, the many gatehouses of the Atarashī palace still serve a ceremonial function and, in the event that they are needed once again, have had their interiors reinforced to once again serve that defensive task. They are manned at all times by members of the Imperial Guard and are often the site of the daily guard-mounting ceremonies at noon, wherein each force is relieved by the next shift. Due to how the palace is laid out, those who enter will usually do so on foot, though options for faster transport do exist as well.
Imperial Guard Headquarters & Barracks
The Imperial Guard Headquarters

   Formerly built to house the Privy Council before the construction of the modern Imperial Household Agency building a few hundred meters away, the Imperial Guard Headquarters is where all activities regarding the protection of the Emperor and his family within the city of Ikan are coordinated. There are similar structures to this one in every city which houses an Imperial residence, however, all of them are subservient to the one located here. Just a short distance north of the structure is the barracks for the Imperial Guard garrison at the Atarashī palace.
Atarashī Palace Hospital

   Built in the late 1920s to better treat the then-Emperor, Shigenori Ashina, the Atarashī Palace Hospital is an on-site medical facility to maintain the health of the Imperial Family at all times. Most of the current Imperial Family was born at this site, with the obvious exception being the spouses of members of the family. The facility underwent significant remodeling in the early 2010s and is now one of the more advanced facilities in the city alongside the nearby Kosakai Hospital.
Imperial Gallery & Archive
Imperial Archive Building

   Built on the site of the old Imperial Library, the Imperial Gallery is a private collection of artwork owned by the Emperor, primarily relating to his ancestors and to the Empire as a whole. It is located in the shadow of the old Palace and is near the Imperial archive, a sort of successor to the old library, though nowhere near as grand. It prominently features portraits of most of the past emperors, as well as many former kings of Kitami. These portraits were, before the fire that destroyed them (much to one emperor's chagrin), stored in temples across the nation, as well as a few within the old Imperial Palace at Kaiyō.
Ikaiyan State Hall and Old Palace
Ikaiyan State Hall with the Imperial Throne

   Perhaps one of the most famous parts of the Imperial Palace, the Ikaiyan State Hall is located close to the Old Imperial Palace built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries, though it was built in the late 15th century to help facilitate the newly-established Imperial Court in the city. However, it would not see its current usage until the early 20th century with the enthronement of the Kunan Emperor following the death of Emperor Keiyo. Until the 1860s, the old palace was the formal residence of the Emperor, though with the completion of the expansion, the Emperor's residence moved further west into the new palaces. Nonetheless, the Ikaiyan State Hall remains one of the most important sites both for the Imperial Family and the Ishitic faith. Inside, there is a small shrine to the Tōitsu Emperor.
Imperial Household Agency & Privy Council Building
Joint-Privy Council & Imperial Household Agency Building
   The structure which houses both the offices of the Imperial Household Agency and the Privy Council during its meetings. It is located close to the State Banquet Hall and often is one of the first stops for newly-arrived dignitaries.
State Banquet Hall

   Despite being called the "State Banquet Hall", the structure is more of a general meeting area for foreign dignitaries as well as housing the Emperor's personal offices. Of course, it still performs the function described by its name, but this is the exception and not the rule.
Imperial Shrine

   The Shrine at the Atarashī Palace memorializes the deceased of Clan Ashina and is the burial ground of most of them other than a few Emperors, those being Emperors Tōitsu, Keiyo, and Kunan.
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Diplomatic Relations of the Empire of Arashaki

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Monarchs of Arashkai

Preface
This post only contains the Emperors of Arashkai and not pretenders to the throne or monarchs from outside of the Imperial Clan. For those individuals, see different pages. For the purposes of this page, only the dates during which each monarch ruled are mentioned. Regnal names will be added over time.
Pre-Unification Emperors (620 BC - 1028 AD)

Legendary Emperors
Emperors Shin'ō to Ing'yō lack historical evidence for having existed and are rather considered to be largely mythical figures.
Regnal Name
Personal Name
Reigned
Emperor
Shin'ō
Kamu-kitami Shiga-biko no Mikoto
620 - 540 BC
Emperor
Shihō
Kamu Yaimimi no Mikoto
540 - 498 BC
Emperor
Kōrei
Kamu Tarashihiko no Mikoto
498 - 461 BC
Emperor
Suinin
Takeshihiko Kushimotose no Mikoto
461 - 360 BC
Emperor
Kōbun
Mimatsuhiko Kaeshina no Mikoto
360 - 332 BC
Emperor
Ingyō
Oho Tarashihiko Oshirowake no Mikoto
332 - 284 BC
Retroactive Emperors
Emperor Kōgen is the first Emperor considered to have a direct possibility of existing, though Emperor Go-Kōbun is the first to be completely confirmed as historical.
Regnal Name
Personal Name
Reigned
Emperor
Kōgen
Masara
284 - 238 BC
Emperor
Go-Kōrei
Sadaakira
238 - 194 BC
Emperor
Seimu
Morinari
194 - 158 BC
Emperor
Saga
Ōtomo
158 - 101 BC
Emperor
Richū
Kamino
101 - 81 BC
First Rule
Empress
Jingū
Okiko
81 - 74 BC
Emperor
Go-Kōbun
Kamino
74 - 61 BC
Second Reign
Emperor
Tenmu
Morosada
61 - 3 BC
Emperor
Go-Ingyō
Yutahito
3 BC - 45 AD
Emperor
En'yū
Ohito
45 - 78
Emperor
Shirakawa
Korehito
78 - 137
Emperor
Horikawa
Tokiyasu
137 - 166
Emperor
Takakura
Sadami
166 - 214
Empress
Meishō
Toyomike
173 - 236
Emperor
Sakuramachi
Morihira
236 - 276
Emperor
Ōgimachi
Tokiasa
276 - 332
Emperor
Fushimi
Okisada
332 - 359
Empress
Genmei
Makoto
359 - 400
Emperor
Go-Fushimi
Chikahito
400 - 440
Emperor
Yōkō
Taruhito
440 - 462
Emperor
Go-Suinin
Yutanari
462 - 497
Emperor
Kyōkō
Morinari
497 - 557
Emperor
Momozono
Eisaku
557 - 574
Emperor
Nakamikado
Kamino
574 - 588
Empress
Go-Genmei
Niinomi
588 - 609
Emperor
Sai
Masara
609 - 611
Emperor
Go-Ōgimachi
Tokiyasu
611 - 654
Emperor
Go-Sai
Kanehito
654 - 668
Emperor
Kōmyō
Sadaakira
668 - 690
Actual Emperors
Regnal Name
Personal Name
Reigned
Emperor
Suizei
Hiromoto
690 - 715
Emperor
Shinwa
Masahito
715 - 749
Empress
Kaika
Toshiko
749 - 792
Emperor
Kōkaku
Hironari
792 - 828
Emperor
Go-Junna
Tokiyasu
828 - 836
Emperor
Ninmyō
Masara
836 - 888
Emperor
Ichijō
Katsuhiko
888 - 930
Emperor
Tenji
Sadakatsu
930 - 976
Emperor
Kazan
Harumitsu
976 - 1011
Emperor
Ankan
Nariyasu
1011 - 1028

Ishikawa Emperors (1028 - 1426)

Regnal Name
Personal Name
Reigned
Emperor
Heiwa
Harumitsu
1042 - 1088
Emperor
Shiroi
Eisaku
1088 - 1121
Emperor
Sangaku
Fuminori
1121 - 1128
Emperor
Kaiyō
Hidekazu
1128 - 1164
Emperor
Midori
Kazushige
1164 - 1193
Emperor
Go-Shiroi
Kanetsugu
1193 - 1239
Emperor
Hikari
Katsunosuke
1239 - 1283
Emperor
Ryokō
Ken'ichirō
1283 - 1316
Emperor
Go-Sangaku
Matsushige
1316 - 1338
Emperor
Sesai
Nariyasu
1338 - 1353
Emperor
Go-Hikari
Sadakatsu
1353 - 1381
Emperor
Kōtoku
Noriyoshi
1381 - 1401
Emperor
Suihei
Takaharu
1401 - 1426

Ashina Emperors (1477 - Present)

Regnal Name
Personal Name
Reigned
Emperor
Tōitsu
Sōnosuke
1477 - 1498
Emperor
Sanjō
Tadamitsu
1498 - 1516
Emperor
Tanko
Tsugumasu
1516 - 1533
Emperor
Heizei
Yoshitsune
1511 - 1545
Emperor
Hyōgi
Harumitsu
1545 - 1558
Emperor
Kaitei
Zenkichi
1558 - 1564
Emperor
Go-Sesai
Yoshikuni
1564 - 1568
Empress
Tokui
Kozue
1568 - 1593
Emperor
Tenshi
Yasutomo
1593 - 1617
Emperor
Kasei
Katsumoto
1617 - 1642
Emperor
Chikō
Aterui
1642 - 1658
Emperor
Meishu
Heihachirō
1658 - 1662
Emperor
Seika
Eiichiro
1662 - 1668
Emperor
Heion
Hidenori
1668 - 1677
Emperor
Fukugen
Tokiasa
1677 - 1688
Emperor
Yasei
Fumitaka
1688 - 1703
Emperor
Taisan
Fuyukichi
1703 - 1719
Emperor
Go-Kasei
Hiroaki
1719 - 1722
Co-Emperor from 1707 to 1719
Emperor
Go-Midori
Keizaburō
1722 - 1731
Emperor
Tosen
Kaneyoshi
1731 - 1747
Emperor
Netsui
Katsuhiko
1747
Emperor
Go-Seika
Ienaga
1747 - 1758
Emperor
Saiko
Kuranosuke
1758 - 1768
Emperor
Go-Heion
Masazumi
1768 - 1772
Emperor
Go-Kazan
Ryōsuke
1772 - 1815
Emperor
Shoko
Nariakira
1815 - 1843
Emperor
Go-Kaiyō
Gorohachi
1843 - 1871
Emperor
Keiyo
Shigenori
1871 - 1932
Emperor
Kunan
Naganori
1932 - 1962
Emperor
Kaiwa
Norifumi
1962 - 1976
Emperor
Han'ei
Uchitsune
1976 - 1997
Emperor
Antei
Nobukatsu
1997 - 2020
Emperor
Go-Tenshi
Eijiro
2020 - Present
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Prime Ministers of Arashkai

Preface
This post contains the various Prime Ministers of the Empire of Arashkai throughout the Constitutional Period, including during the Ikirist regime of the early 40s to early 50s and the so-called "Emergency Government" of 1982 - 1988)
Name
Held Office
Party
Notes
Norio Asahi
1900 - 1912
ADP
Raizo Akinaga
1912 - 1916
ALP
Shinzo Fujimura
1916 - 1924
ALP
Morikazu Haga
1924 - 1926
ANP
Impeached
Naoto Harasawa
1926 - 1928
ANP
Acting PM
Shinya Hiraishi
1928 - 1936
ALP
Jin Inagaki
1936 - 1941
ALP
Removed in the 1941 Coup
Tadao Ichikawa
1941 - 1944
AFP
Overthrown during the Kunan Restoration
Haruto Kimura
1944 - 1952
LNS
the "People's Marshal", stepped down
following elections in 1952.
Tadahide Shigeyuki
1952 - 1960
ADP
Eiji Hanamura
1960 - 1968
RUA
Batzorig Alkat
1968 - 1972
ANP
Teruo Kaneda
1972 - 1976
ANP
Yukishige Kadokawa
1976 - 1982
ANP
Resigned following the
Kanra Disaster
Genki Katori
1982 - 1988
ANP
Appointed
Hiroki Ikejiri
1988 - 1990
RUA
Died in Office
Hideki Fujikawa
1990 - 1996
RUA
Eijiro Fujie
1996 - 2004
ADP
Arinobu Chizawa
2004 - 2008
ADP
Eita Fukumoto
2008 - 2012
2020
ALP
First Prime Minister to hold office twice non-consecutively
Overthrown following a coup attempt
Ikumi Edano
2012 - 2016
ADP
First Female Prime Minister.
Oki Nagase
2016 - 2020
RUA
Eita Fukumoto
2020
ALP
Jin Himekawa
2020 - 2021
ALP
Acting Prime Minister
Haruto Anabuki
2021
ALP
Assassinated
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National Anthem of Arashkai

"The Native Land"
Lyrics by Eiji Himekawa, c. 1906
Music by Yasuji Okada, c. 1928



᠀᠍ᠶ‍ᠠᠮ‍ᠠ᠂ ᠮ‍ᠢᠽ‍ᠤᠮ‍ᠢ᠂ ᠮ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠩᠠᠬᠠ ᠩᠣ ᠣᠷ‍ᠠᠩᠳ‍ᠣ᠂
"O’ land of the mountains, the lakes, and the forests,
ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠬᠠᠺ‍ᠠᠶ‍ᠠᠬᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠩᠢᠬᠬᠣ ᠩᠢ ᠲ‍ᠡᠷ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠠ ᠷ‍ᠡᠲ‍ᠡ ᠢᠮ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠤ᠃
You are shone upon by brilliant sunlight.
ᠬᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠾ‍ᠣ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠬᠠᠷ‍ᠠ ᠮ‍ᠣ ᠢᠫ‍ᠫ‍ᠣ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠮ‍ᠠᠳ‍ᠡ ᠰ‍ᠠᠻ‍ᠢ᠂
In bloom from one edge to the other,
ᠸ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠹ‍ᠤᠷ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠣ᠂ ᠶ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠣᠬᠣᠪ‍ᠢ ᠣ ᠬᠠᠵ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠡ ᠻ‍ᠤᠳ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠠᠢ᠃
Take joy, my native land.
ᠬᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠾ‍ᠣ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠬᠠᠷ‍ᠠ ᠮ‍ᠣ ᠢᠫ‍ᠫ‍ᠣ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠮ‍ᠠᠳ‍ᠡ ᠰ‍ᠠᠻ‍ᠢ᠂
In bloom from one edge to the other,
ᠸ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠹ‍ᠤᠷ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠣ᠂ ᠶ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠣᠬᠣᠪ‍ᠢ ᠣ ᠬᠠᠵ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠡ ᠻ‍ᠤᠳ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠠᠢ᠅
Take joy, my native land."


᠀᠍ᠣᠬᠤ ᠩᠣ ᠴ‍ᠢ ᠺ‍ᠠ ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠ ᠣ ᠶ‍ᠣᠺ‍ᠣᠱ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠤ᠂
"The blood of many stains your fields,
ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ ᠩᠣ ᠪ‍ᠡᠩᠺ‍ᠣ ᠳ‍ᠡ ᠱ‍ᠢᠩᠳ‍ᠠ ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ ᠩᠣ ᠮ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠤᠬᠣ ᠩᠣ ᠰ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠡ᠃
That of your sons who died in your defense.
ᠸ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠹ‍ᠤᠷ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠣ᠂ ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠾ‍ᠡᠩᠣᠠᠢ᠂
A love for you, my native land,
ᠰ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠡ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠬᠡᠰ‍ᠰ‍ᠾ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠡ ᠱ‍ᠢᠩᠤ ᠻ‍ᠣᠲ‍ᠣ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠠᠷ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠡᠩ᠃
That shall never die.
ᠸ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠹ‍ᠤᠷ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠣ᠂ ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠾ‍ᠡᠩᠣᠠᠢ᠂
A love for you, my native land,
ᠰ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠡ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠬᠡᠰ‍ᠰ‍ᠾ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠡ ᠱ‍ᠢᠩᠤ ᠻ‍ᠣᠲ‍ᠣ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠠᠷ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠡᠩ᠅
That shall never die!


᠀᠍ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ ᠲ‍ᠣ᠂ ᠣ᠂ ᠰ‍ᠡᠩᠵ‍ᠤ ᠩᠣ ᠲ‍ᠣᠴ‍ᠢ᠂ ᠸ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠠᠴ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠤᠩᠮ‍ᠡᠢ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠮ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠤᠪ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤᠢᠲ‍ᠡ ᠢᠮ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠤ᠂
With you, o’ native land, our fates are tied,
ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ ᠩᠣ ᠤᠩᠮ‍ᠡᠢ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠸ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠵ‍ᠢᠱ‍ᠢᠩ ᠩᠣ ᠮ‍ᠣᠩᠣ ᠩᠢ ᠩᠠᠷ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠠ᠃
Your destiny has become my own.
ᠺ‍ᠣᠮ‍ᠡᠩᠩᠠᠰ‍ᠠᠢ ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ ᠩᠢ ᠬᠣᠬᠣᠷ‍ᠣᠬᠠᠷ‍ᠠ ᠣᠵ‍ᠢᠺ‍ᠢᠢ ᠣ ᠱ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠤ᠃
I bow to you from my heart, o’ native land,
ᠸ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠠᠷ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠬᠠᠢ᠈
My Arashkai!
ᠺ‍ᠣᠮ‍ᠡᠩᠩᠠᠰ‍ᠠᠢ ᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ ᠩᠢ ᠬᠣᠬᠣᠷ‍ᠣᠬᠠᠷ‍ᠠ ᠣᠵ‍ᠢᠺ‍ᠢᠢ ᠣ ᠱ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠠᠰ‍ᠤ᠃
I bow to you from my heart, o' native land.
ᠸ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠠᠷ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠬᠠᠢ᠅
My Arashkai!


᠀᠍ᠸ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠹ‍ᠤᠷ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠣ᠅
My native land!

Notes

First image depicts Lake Kairan from it's western shore, overlooking the Kenesei Peninsula and the village of Kahane

Second image is of the "Divine Hunt", a statue modeled off of a similar installation in the tomb of the Shiroi Emperor that was built in the National Garden near the Atarashī Palace in Ikan.

Third image depicts a traditional marriage among the Nirai of Western Arashkai.

Fourth image is the Flag of Arashkai.
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Important Figures of Arashkai — Part One — Pre-Imperial Arashkai (Pre-1021/1042)

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Important Figures of Arashkai — Part Two — First Imperial Period (1042 - 1426)

The Heiwa Emperor (1021 - 1088)

The Heiwa Emperor, known outside of Arashkai and the Arashin diaspora communities as Emperor Harumitsu, was the first Emperor of Arashkai to truly exercise control over the entirety of Arashkai. Following the unification of his realm, he would spend the remainder of his years consolidating the realm, and Arashkai would flourish as a result.

Emperor Heiwa died in 1088, though the exact date is unknown. Scholars believe that he passed some time in the later part of the year, but as his tomb has, until but 2021, been forbidden from being excavated nor many non-conflicting records of his death remain, this theory cannot be definitively proven. He was buried some 26 km south of Kaiyō.
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Important Figures of Arashkai — Part Four — Early Modern Period (1477 - 1800)

The Tōitsu Emperor (1439 - 1498)

The Tōitsu Emperor, known to those outside of Arashkai as Sōnosuke Ashina, was the Emperor who reunified Arashkai in the mid-to-late 15th century. Like the Heiwa Emperor before him, he would spend the remaining years of his reign stabilizing the state and consolidating his position, though he would launch an invasion of Rusan as well, bringing the majority of the island under the rule of the Empire before his death, though some holdouts remained into the mid-15th century.

Starting in 1485, Sōnosuke led an army beyond the Idaina mountains, first striking south before turning his sights to the west, to lands lost by his predecessors. He would prove successful in retaking imperial territories from before the interregnum, but, on the eve of 1490, he dedicated himself to a new goal. He would fulfill the dream of his forebears and establish an Arashin Empire stretching throughout all of Northern Ardia. While he would certainly make significant progress in achieving this goal, his death in the battle of Kohei in 1498 proved to be the end of this goal. His heirs would continue the expansion of the Empire, but mostly to ward off further threats. Modern Arashkai, being a direct continuation of the Empire under the Tōitsu Emperor, maintains claims on not insignificant portions of this realm, though it formally abandoned it's claim on lands within Rokkenjima in the 1960s.

The Tōitsu Emperor is venerated in many sects of the Ishitic faith as either an incarnation of the war god, Kashima, or as a lesser Kami (spirt).
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Important Figures of Arashkai — Part Five — Late Imperial Period to the Great War (1800 - 1945)

The Keiyo Emperor (1853 - 1932)

The Keiyo Emperor, or Shigenori Ashina, was the Emperor of Arashkai from 1871 to 1932. His reign is seen as the beginning of a rebirth for the nation, taking it from a minor power to one capable of exerting its influence far beyond it's own borders. He began his reign in the shadow of defeat at the hands of the Ardian Empire, a defeat which would cost the Empire significant territory beyond the Feltasi Mountains. For a brief period during the late 1880s, the Empire found itself in a civil war wherein a general, Jin Nojiri, sought to overthrow the monarchy and establish a "republic" (though given his ideology and how he administered the land he held, this would've been little more than a dictatorship). The war would come to an end within two years with the Imperial loyalists remaining in power.

In 1895, he would appoint his cousin, Prince Eiji of Clan Himekawa, to the position of Imperial Chancellor, effectively making him his closest advisor and giving him a significant position within the government. While some in the modern day would consider this nepotism, this was a common practice within the Imperial Court at the time, after all, he was next in line to become head of the clan (his first choice, Eiji's other cousin, declined the offer), as was a de-facto requirement at the time. Regardless, history has proven that this was an excellent choice for the Emperor.

Emperor Keiyo made it his first goal to ensure that the nation would be able to defend itself in the future, especially from the behemoth that was the Ardian Empire. Thus, he would, for the early part of his reign leading up to the great war, embark on a wide series of reforms to both the military and society as a whole. While he would not seek to go against tradition, he would, for example, model the government on one similar to many countries at the time, with a parliament (or national assembly) and universal suffrage for the population, though this part was not universally extant across the globe.

Emperor Keiyo is well-regarded for succeeding in his goal of reclaiming much of the lands lost to the Ardian Empire and even some more, though he would be unsuccessful in regaining the territories of Kohonai and Arahan, both lost to Cassiopeia and which continue to fuel animosity towards the nation to this day. His reign also saw the acquisition of Andreπ, a country in northern Albion, as a protectorate in 1899 and later a proper part of the Empire in 1926.

Eiji died in 1932 from pneumonia arising from influenza. He was 79 years old.
Eiji Himekawa (1861 - 1937)

Eiji Himekawa was an Arashin nobleman and the Imperial Chancellor of Arashkai from 1895 until his death in 1937. His father, Kintarō Himekawa, was well-known for leading the defense of Tasiri and evacuation of a significant part of the population, though he would be maimed in the fighting by an Ardian cannon. His mother, on the other hand, was a member of the Imperial House of Arashkai, which led to him and his heirs being Being the second son of the governor of the Kohai Province, he was trained both as a warrior (as was expected of someone in his position) and governance with the goal of assisting his elder brother, Jiro.

Then, the Civil War came. Early on, he and his elder brother signed up, being commissioned as Sub-Lieutenants in the Imperial Army in 1885. The war, however, would drive a permanent wedge between the two brothers, albeit not one they caused, as Jiro would die in the Kasan campaign. During this campaign, Eiji would be wounded in action, but would also earn the star of valour after saving three other wounded soldiers while under fire. The war would, despite it's relative briefness, leave deep scars within Eiji, who now found himself the heir to his father's domain. For his father's part, Eiji would, after the war, find himself the son of the Imperial Chancellor, though he doubted he could ever live up to his father's legacy.

Following the war, Eiji would study law at the newly established University of Ikan, completing his studies in 1891. He married the daughter of Gentaro Yamakawa (the famed gunsmith and head of Clan Yamakawa), Taeko, in 1888, and in the same year, his father passed away as a result of severe illness. Due in part to his wish to complete his studies, Eiji would initially refuse to inherit the position, though he would accept it in 1895 after he had graduated.

Eiji would, upon taking the position of Chancellor, embark on a series of sweeping reforms to the nation, first proposing the drafting of a constitution (with the Emperor's support) in 1897 before getting his wish in late 1898. He would, taking into account his experiences in the army, also call for major reforms to the military, particularly in order to combat the effects of modern technology in regards to the tactics used at the time. He would be a proponent of war with Andreπ following the sinking of the Kasen in the Norden Bight by their forces. After all, the honor of the nation had to be preserved, and it would prove an excellent opportunity to test out some of his reforms.

The war in Andreπ would last only eight months, ending shortly before the 1899 constitution would be signed. As part of the treaty, Andreπ would become a protectorate of the Empire which would have limited home rule. This period of Andreπ's history would come to an end in the mid-1920s when the kingdom was fully integrated into the Empire, though not without some protestation by Eiji, who believed that it would have a higher financial burden than the Empire was, at the time, prepared to manage. These fears would be proven at least partially poorly placed, however, when oil was struck there in 1929, though the wells would dry up by the mid-80s.

In 1906, Eiji would write the poem "the Native Land", which gained popularity over the next few decades, being set to its most famous composition by Yasuji Okada in 1928. This song would be adopted in 1961 as the anthem of the Empire to commemorate what would've been his 100th birthday.

The year 1914 would be an important year for Eiji, not only because of it beginning Arashkai's involvement in the Great War, but also because of his becoming the official head of Clan Himekawa and Grand Duke of Ishikari following the death of his cousin, whose children were disqualified from inheritance due to them being born into a morganatic marriage. Regardless, the following four years would prove to be the chancellor's greatest test, taking an active role in both military planning and in the day-to-day operations of the nation. When an armistice was signed, he would lead the Arashin delegation in the signing of a peace treaty with the Ardian Empire, securing for the nation most all that had been lost. But on that day, between honorable nations, there was betrayal, for many key contested territories would instead be handed over to the Cassiopeians, lands which the Empire would not reclaim. Not yet, anyways.

With peace achieved, Eiji turned to a new task, that being ensuring that the Empire's new citizens were equally accommodated within society. He would push repeatedly for bills that would prevent segregation of society between the Ardians and everyone else, though he would fail in this regard. This was to be his greatest failure, as he admitted many times in his later writings. In 1932, when the Keiyo Emperor died, he would, alongside his new Lord, lead the funerary procession to his mausoleum.

The twilight years of Eiji's life saw him withdraw further and further from the public eye, effectively retiring in 1935 though retaining his position as chancellor. He would, in 1936, be ordered by the new Emperor to work alongside Tsugio Esumi, the future dictator of Arashkai from 1941 to 1952, to help bolster the nation's defenses. He never could get along with Ikir, but he would nonetheless do what he could in his already failing health, having been diagnosed with Leukemia in 1933.

Eiji Himekawa, son of Kintarō Viras, father to Matsuko, Genka, and Iyo, died on July 12th, 1937 while surrounded by close family and friends after a battle with leukemia. He was seventy-five years old at the time. His state funeral was, up until the death of the Kunan Emperor in 1962, be the largest state funeral in Arashin history.
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Constitution of the Empire of Arashkai

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Constitution of the Empire of Arashkai

Preamble
We, the Arashin people, acting through our duly elected representatives in the National Assembly, determined that we shall secure for ourselves and our posterity the fruits of liberty, justice, and unity, and resolved that we shall never see the rise of totalitarianism within our lands.

Chapter I. — The Eshva

Article 1
   The Empire of Arashkai shall be reigned over and governed by a line of Emperors unbroken for ages eternal.
Article 2
   The Imperial Throne shall be succeeded by Imperial descendents via the practice of Absolute Primogeniture except in cases where the heir is deemed unfit, according to the provisions of the Imperial House Law.
Article 3
   The Emperor is the de-jure head of the Empire, combining in him the rights of sovereignty, and exercises them according to the provisions of the current constitution.
Article 4
   The Emperor is sacred and inviolable.
Article 5
   The Emperor shall be granted the right under the constitution to dismiss and appoint the Prime Minister of Arashkai during times of National Crisis, as voted upon by the National Assembly.
Article 6
   Executive power rests in the hands of the Emperor, acted upon with the consent of the Cabinet.
Article 7
   The Emperor shall derive his authority not from above, but by mandate of the people, within whom resides absolute sovereign power, though conferred upon him by their will.
Article 8
   The Emperor convokes the National Assembly, opens, closes, and prorogues it, and dissolves the Imperial Senate.
Article 9 
   1. The Emperor, in consequence of an urgent necessity to maintain public safety or to avert public calamities, issues, when the National Assembly is not sitting, Imperial ordinances in the place of law.
   2. Such Imperial Ordinances are to be laid before the National Assembly at its next session, and when the Assembly does not approve the said ordinances, the Government shall declare them invalid for the future.
Article 10
   No ordinance issued by the Emperor shall in any way alter or violate existing laws.
Article 11
   The Emperor shall act as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Arashkai.
Article 12
   The Emperor shall not unilaterally declare war, make peace, nor conclude treaties, for such power lies in the hands of the National Assembly as the elected representatives of the Arashin people alone.
Article 13
   The Emperor confers titles of nobility, rank, orders, and other marks of honour.
Article 14
   The Emperor orders amnesty, pardon, commutation of sentences and rehabilitation.
Article 15
   The Emperor shall be permitted the right to abdicate by this Constitution, whereupon he shall rescind all powers of governance granted by this Constitution and be conferred upon the title of Emperor-Emeritus.
Article 16
   In times of crisis, as determined by the Privy Council and National Assembly, the Emperor may be permitted, with their recommendation, to take further power and establish an emergency government headed by him.

Chapter II. — Rights and Duties of the People

Article 17
   The conditions necessary for being an Arashin national shall be decided by law.
Article 18
   The people shall not be prevented from enjoying any of the fundamental human rights. These fundamental human rights guaranteed by this Constitution shall be conferred upon the people of this and future generations as eternal and inviolate rights.
Article 19
   The freedoms and rights guaranteed to the people by this Constitution shall be maintained by the constant endeavour of the people, who shall refrain from any abuse of these freedoms and rights and shall always be responsible for using them for the public wealthfare.
Article 20
   All of the people shall be respected as individuals. Their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness shall, to the extent that it does not interfere with the public welfare, be the supreme consideration in legislation and in other governmental affairs.
Article 21
   All of the people are equal under the law and there shall be no discrimination in political, economic or social relations because of race, creed, sex, social status or family origin.
Article 22
   1. The citizens have the inalienable right to choose their public officials and to dismiss them.
   2. All public officials are servants of the whole community and not of any group thereof.
   3. Universal adult suffrage is guaranteed with regard to the election of public officials.
   4. In all elections, secrecy of the ballot shall not be violated. A voter shall not be answerable, publicly or privately, for the choice he has made.
Article 23
   Every person shall have the right of peaceful petition for the redress of damage, the removal of public officials, for the enactment, repeal, or amendment of laws, ordinances, or regulations and for other matters; nor shall any person be in any way discriminated against for sponsoring such a petition.
Article 24
   Every person may sue for redress as provided by law from the State or a public entity, in case he has suffered damage through illegal act of any public official.
Article 25
   No person shall be held in bondage of any kind. Involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime, is prohibited.
Article 26
   Freedom of thought and conscience shall not be violated.
Article 27
   1. Freedom of religion is guaranteed to all. No religious organization shall receive any privileges from the state, nor exercise any political authority.
   2. No person shall be compelled to take part in any religious act, celebration, rite or practice.
   3. The state and its organs shall refrain from religious education or any other religious activity.
Article 28
   1. Freedom of assembly and association as well as speech, press, and all other forms of expression are guaranteed.
   2. No censorship shall be maintained, nor the secrecy of any means of communication be violated.
Article 29
   1. Every person shall have freedom to choose and change his residence and to choose his occupation to the extent that it does not interfere with the public welfare.
   2. Freedom of all persons to move to a foreign country and to divest themselves of their nationality shall be inviolate.
Article 30
   Academic freedom is guaranteed.
Article 31
   1. Marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both partners and it shall be maintained through mutual cooperation with the equal rights of both spouses as a basis.
   2. With regard to choice of spouse, property rights, inheritance, choice of domicile, divorce and other matters pertaining to marriage and the family, laws shall be enacted from the standpoint of individual dignity and the essential equality of the partners.
Article 32
   1. All people shall have the right to maintain the minimum standards of wholesome and cultured living.
   2. In all spheres of life, the State shall use its endeavors for the promotion and extension of social welfare and security, and of public health.
Article 33
   1. All people shall have the right to receive an equal education correspondent to their ability, as provided by law.
   2. All people shall be obligated to have all boys and girls under their protection receive ordinary education as provided for by law. Such compulsory education shall be free.
Article 34
   1. All people shall have the right and obligation to work.
   2. Standards for wages, hours, rest, and other working conditions shall be set by law.
   3. Children shall not be exploited.
Article 35
   The right of workers to organize and bargain and act collectively is guaranteed.
Article 36
   1. The right to own or to hold property is inviolable. Property rights shall be defined by law, in conformity with the public wealthfare.
   2. Private property may be taken for public use upon just compensation therefore.
Article 37
   The people shall be liable to taxation as provided by law.
Article 38
   No person shall be violated of life or liberty, nor shall any other criminal penalty be imposed, except according to procedure established by law.
Article 39
   No person shall be denied the right of access to the courts.
Article 40
   No person shall be apprehended except upon warrant issued by a competent judicial officer which specifies the offense with which the person is charged, unless he is apprehended while the offense is being committed.
Article 41
   No person shall be arrested or detained without being at once informed of the charges against him or without the immediate privilege of counsel; nor shall he be detained without adequate cause; and upon demand of any person such cause must be immediately shown in open court in his presence and the presence of his counsel.
Article 42
   1. The right of all persons to be secure in their homes, papers and effects against entries, searches and seizures shall not be impaired except upon warrant issued for adequate cause and particularly describing the place to be searched and things to be seized, or except as provided by Article 38.
   2. Each search or seizure shall be made upon separate warrant issued by a competent judicial officer.
Article 43
   The infliction of torture by any public officer and cruel punishments are absolutely forbitdden.
Article 44
   1. In all criminal cases the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial tribunal.
   2. He shall be permitted full opportunity to examine all witnesses, and he shall have the right of compulsory process for obtaining witnesses on his behalf at public expense.
   3. At all times the accused shall have the assistance of competent counsel who shall, if the accused is unable to secure the same by his own efforts, be assigned to his use by the state.
Article 45
   1. No person shall be compelled to testify against himself.
   2. Confession made under compulsion, torture or threat, or after prolonged arrestor detention shall be admitted in evidence.
   3. No person shall be convicted or punished in cases where the only proof against him is his own confession.
Article 46
   No person shall be held criminally liable for an act which was lawful at the time it was committed, or of which he has been acquitted, nor shall he be placed in double jeopardy.
Article 47
   Any person, in case he is acquitted after he has been arrested or detained, may sue the state for redress as provided by law.

Chapter III. — The National Assembly

Article 48
   The National Assembly shall be the highest organ of state power, and shall be the sole law-making organ of the state while in session.
Article 49
   The National Assembly shall consist of two houses, namely the Chamber of Deputies and the Imperial Senate.
Article 50
   1. The Chamber of Deputies shall consist of solely elected members, representative of all the people; Two senators shall be appointed by provincial governments, representative of the local governments.
   2. The number of members of each house shall be allowed to be changed based on the size of Arashkai and the population of her territories.
Article 51
   The qualifications of members of both houses and the electors of the Chamber of Deputies shall be fixed by law. However, there shall be no discrimination because of race, creed, sex, social status, family origin, education, property or income.
Article 52
   The term of office of members of the Chamber of Deputies shall be four years, however, the term shall be terminated before the full term is up in case the Chamber of Deputies is dissolved.
Article 53
   The term of office of members of the Senate shall be six years, and election of half the members shall take place every three years.
Article 54
   Electoral districts, method of voting, and other matters pertaining to the method of election of members of the Chamber of Deputies shall be fixed by law.
Article 55
   No person shall be permitted to be a member of both Houses simultaneously.
Article 56
   Members of both Houses shall receive appropriate annual payment from the national treasury in accordance with law.
Article 57
   Except in cases provided by law, members of both Houses shall be held exempt from apprehension while the Assembly is in session, and any members apprehended before the opening of the session shall be freed during the time of the session upon demand of the House.
Article 58
   Members of both Houses shall not be held liable outside the House for speeches, debates or votes cast inside the House.
Article 59
   An ordinary session of the National Assembly shall be convoked every year.
Article 60
   The Cabinet may determine to convoke extraordinary sessions of the National Assembly. When a quarter or more of the total members makes the demand, the Cabinet must determine on a convocation.
Article 61
   1. When the Chamber of Deputies is dissolved, there must be a general election of members of the Chamber of Deputies within forty days from the date of dissolution, and the Assembly must be convened within thirty days of the election.
   2. When the Chamber of Deputies is dissolved, the Senate is closed at the same time. However, the Cabinet may, in times of national emergency, convoke the Imperial Senate in emergency session.
   3. Measures taken at such a session as mentioned in the proviso of the preceding paragraph shall be provisional and shall become null and void unless agreed to by the Chamber of Deputies within a period of ten days after the opening of the next session of the Assembly.
Article 62
   Each House shall judge disputes related to qualifications of its members. However, in order to deny a seat to any member, it is necessary to pass a resolution by a majority of two-thirds or more of the members present.
Article 63
   1. Business cannot be transacted in either House unless one-third or more of total membership is present.
   2. All matters shall be decided, in each House, by a majority of those present, except as elsewhere provided in the Constitution, and in case of a tie, the presiding officer shall decide the issue.
Article 64
   1. Deliberation in each House shall be public. However, a secret meeting may be held where a majority of two-thirds or more of those members present passes a resolution therefor.
   2. Each House shall keep a record of proceedings. This record shall be published and given general circulation, excepting such parts of proceedings of secret session as may be deemed to require secrecy.
   3. Upon demand of one-fifth or more of the members present, votes of the members on any matter shall be recorded in the minutes.
Article 65
   1. Each House shall select its own president and other officials.
   2. Each House shall establish its rules pertaining to meetings, proceedings and internal discipline, and may punish members for disorderly conduct. However, in order to expel a member, a majority of two-thirds or more of those members present must pass a resolution thereon.
Article 66
   1. A bill becomes a law on passage by both Houses, except as otherwise provided by the Constitution.
   2. A bill which is passed by the Chamber of Deputies, and upon which the Imperial Senate makes a decision different from that of the Chamber of Deputies, becomes a law when passed a second time by the Chamber of Deputies by a majority of two-thirds or more of the members present.
   3. The provision of the preceding paragraph does not preclude the Chamber of Deputies from calling for the meeting of a joint committee of both Houses, provided for by law.
   4. Failure by the Imperial Senate to take final action within sixty days after the receipt of a bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies, time in recess excepted,may be determined by the Chamber of Deputies to constitute a rejection of the said bill by the the Imperial Senate.
Article 67
   1. The budget must be submitted to the Chamber of Deputies.
   2. Upon consideration of the budget, when the Imperial Senate makes a decision different to that of the Chamber of Deputies, and when no agreement can be reached even through a joint committee of both Houses, provided for by law, or in the case of failure by the Imperial Senate to take final action within thirty days, the period of recess excluded, after the receipt of the budget passed by the Chamber of Deputies, the decision of the Chamber of Deputies shall be the decision of the Assembly.
Article 68
   The second paragraph of the preceding article applies also to the Assembly approval required for the approval of treaties.
Article 69
   Each House may conduct investigations in relation to the government, and may demand the presence and testimony of witnesses, and the production of records.
Article 70
   The Prime Minister and other Ministers of State may, at any time, appear in either Houses for the purpose of speaking on bills, regardless of whether they are members of the Houses or not. They must appear when their presence is required in order to give answers or explanations.
Article 71
   1. The Assembly shall set up an impeachment court from among members of both Houses for the purpose of trying those judges against whom removal proceedings have been instituted.
   2. Matters relating to impeachment shall be provided by law.
Article 72
   The Chamber of Deputies, when the Prime Minister fails to form a government, shall be permitted to vote to remove them from office and elect a new Prime Minister from among the ranks of the governing party or coalition.

Chapter IV. — The Cabinet and Privy Council

Article 73
   1. The Respective Ministers of State shall give their advice to the Emperor and Prime Minister, and be responsible for it.
   2. All laws, Imperial Ordinances, and Imperial Rescripts of any kind, that relate to the affairs of the state, require the signature of a Minister of State.
Article 74
   The Privy Councillors shall, in accordance with the provisions for the organization of the Privy Council, deliberate upon important matters of State when they have been consulted by the Emperor.

Chapter V. — Judiciary

Article 75
   1. The whole judicial power is vested in the Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as are established by law.
   2. No extraordinary tribunal shall be established, nor shall any organ or agency of the Executive be given final judicial power.
   3. All judges shall be independent in the exercise of their conscience and shall be bound only by this constitution and the laws
Article 76
   1. The Supreme Court is vested with the rule-making power under which it determines the rules of procedure and of practice, and of matters relating to attorneys, the internal discipline of the courts and the administration of judicial affairs.
   2. Public procurators shall be subject to the rule-making power of the Supreme Court.
   3. The Supreme Court may delegate the power to make rules for inferior courts to such courts.
Article 77
   Judges shall not be removed except by public impeachment unless judicially declared mentally or physically incompetent to perform official duties. No disciplinary action against judges shall be administered by any executive organ or agency.
Article 78
   1. The Supreme Court shall consist of a Chief Judge and such number of judges as may be determined by law; all such judges excepting the Chief Judge shall be appointed by the Cabinet.
   2. The appointment of the judges of the Supreme Court shall be reviewed by the people at the first general election of members of the Chamber of Deputies following their appointment, and shall be reviewed again at the first general election of members of the Chamber of Deputies after a lapse of ten (10) years, and in the same manner thereafter.
   3. In cases mentioned in the foregoing paragraph, when the majority of the voters favors the dismissal of a judge, he shall be dismissed.
   4. Matters pertaining to review shall be prescribed by law.
   5. The judges of the Supreme Court shall be retired upon the attainment of the age as fixed by law.
   6. All such judges shall receive, at regular stated intervals, adequate compensation which shall not be decreased during their terms of office.
Article 79
   1. The judges of the inferior courts shall be appointed by the Cabinet from a list of persons nominated by the Supreme Court. All such judges shall hold office for a term of ten (10) years with privilege of reappointment, provided that they shall be retired upon the attainment of the age as fixed by law.
   2. The judges of the inferior courts shall receive, at regular stated intervals, adequate compensation which shall not be decreased during their terms of office.
Article 80
   The Supreme Court is the court of last resort with power to determine the constitutionality of any law, order, regulation or official act.
Article 81
   1. The Supreme Court is the court of last resort with power to determine the constitutionality of any law, order, regulation or official act.
   2. Where a court unanimously determines publicity to be dangerous to public order or morals, a trial may be conducted privately, but trials of political offenses, offenses involving the press or cases wherein the rights of people as guaranteed in Chapter III of this Constitution are in question shall always be conducted publicly.

Chapter VI. — Finance

Article  82
   The power to administer national finances shall be exercised as the Assembly shall determine.
Article 83
   No new taxes shall be imposed or existing ones modified except by law or such conditions as law may prescribe.
Article 84
   No money shall be expended, nor shall the State obligate itself, except as authorized by the Assembly
Article 85
   The Cabinet shall prepare and submit to the Assembly for its consideration and decision a budget for each fiscal year.
Article 86
   1. In order to provide for unforeseen deficiencies in the budget, a reserve fund may be authorized by the Assembly to be expended upon the responsibility of the Cabinet.
   2. The Cabinet must get subsequent approval of the Assembly for all payments from the reserve fund.
Article 87
   No public money or other property shall be expended or appropriated for the use, benefit or maintenance of any religious institution or association, or for any charitable, educational or benevolent enterprises not under the control of public authority.
Article 88
   1. Final accounts of the expenditures and revenues of the State shall be audited annually by a Board of Audit and submitted by the Cabinet to the Assembly, together with the statement of audit, during the fiscal year immediately following the period covered.
   2. The organization and competency of the Board of Audit shall be determined by law.
Article 89
   At regular intervals and at least annually the Cabinet shall report to the Assembly and the people on the state of national finances.

Chapter VII. — Local Self-Government

Article 90
   Regulations concerning organization and operations of local public entities shall be fixed by law in accordance with the principle of local autonomy.
Article 91
   1. The local public entities shall establish assemblies as their deliberative organs, in accordance with law.
   2. The chief executive officers of all local public entities, the members of their assemblies, and such other local officials as may be determined by law shall be elected by direct popular vote within their several communities.
Article 92
   Local public entities shall have the right to manage their property, affairs and administration and to enact their own regulations within law.
Article 93
   A special law, applicable only to one local public entity, cannot be enacted by the Assembly without the consent of the majority of the voters of the local public entity concerned, obtained in accordance with law.
Article 94
   The Empire of Arashkai recognizes the existence of the States of Rusan and Andreπ as constituent countries within its borders, with their own constitutions and Assemblies under which they are governed.

Chapter VIII. — Ammendments

Article 95
   1. Amendments to this Constitution shall be initiated by the Assembly, through a concurring vote of two-thirds or more of all the members of each House and shall thereupon be submitted to the people for ratification, which shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of all votes cast thereon, at a special referendum or at such election as the Assembly shall specify.
   2. Amendments when so ratified shall immediately be promulgated by the Emperor in the name of the people, as an integral part of this Constitution.

Chapter IX. — The Imperial Chancellery

Article 96
   The Emperor shall be permitted to select from the populace a person who shall serve in the role of the Imperial Chancellor.
Article 97
   The Office of the Imperial Chancellor shall serve as a mediary between the Imperial Household and the National Assembly.
Article 98
   The Imperial Chancellor will be held accountable to the National Assembly, who shall be permitted to remove them from office
Article 99
   The Imperial Chancellor shall act to hold the Emperor and Prime Minister accountable for their actions taken while they hold office. Likewise, the Emperor shall hold the Chancellor and Prime Minister accountable, and the Prime Minister shall hold the Emperor and Chancellor accountable in similar circumstances.
Article 100
   In times of crisis, with the expressed permission of the Emperor, the Chancellor shall be permitted to take over as the de-facto leader of the nation, capable of dismissing the National Assembly for a period no greater than two months at a time.
Article 101
   The Chancellor shall serve as the de-jure Head of the Government, though he or she shall not preside over the day-to-day operations of the state except in times of crisis.
Article 102
   The Chancellor shall be permitted the right to recommend the expulsion of members of the National Assembly should they threaten the safety and stability of the state.

Chapter X. — Supreme Law

Article 103
   The fundamental human rights guaranteed by this Constitution to the people of Arashkai are fruits of the age-old struggle of man to be free; they have survived the many exacting tests for durability and are conferred upon this and future generations in trust, to be held for all time inviolate.
Article 104
   1. This Constitution shall be the supreme law of the nation and no law, ordinance, imperial rescript or their act of government, or part thereof, contrary to the provisions hereof, shall have legal force or validity.
   2. The treaties concluded by Arashkai and established laws of nations shall be faithfully observed.
Article 105
   The Emperor or the Regent as well as Ministers of State, members of the Assembly, judges, and all other public officials have the obligation to respect and uphold this Constitution.

Chapter XI. — Supplementary Provisions

Article 106
   1. This Constitution shall be enforced as from the day when the period of two weeks will have elapsed counting from the day of its promulgation.
   2. The enactment of laws necessary for the enforcement of this constitution, the election of members of the Chamber of Deputies, and other preparatory procedures necessary for the enforcement of this Constitution may be executed before the day prescribed in the preceding paragraph.

Article 107
   If the Imperial Senate is not constituted before the effective date of this Constitution, the Chamber of Deputies shall function as the Assembly until such a time as the Imperial Senate shall be constituted.
Article 108
   The term of office for half the members of the Imperial Senate serving in the first term under this Constitution shall be three years. Members falling under this category shall be determined in accordance with the law.
Article 109
   The Ministers of State, members of the Chamber of Deputies, and judges in office on the effective date of this Constitution, and all other public officials who occupy positions corresponding to such positions as are recognized by this Constitution shall not forfeit their positions automatically on account of the enforcement of this Constitution unless otherwise specified by law. When, however, successors are elected or appointed under the provisions of this Constitution, they shall forfeit their positions as a matter of course.

Adopted 31 January, 2021

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The Imperial Cabinet

His Imperial Lordship,
the Go-Tenshi Emperor
      The Go-Tenshi Emperor, or Eijiro, is the reigning Emperor of Arashkai
and son of the previous Emperor, the Antei Emperor. He ascended to the
throne in 2020 and has, since his father's assassination in 2021, held
powers granted under Article 16 fof the 2021 constitution.
His Lordship,
Prince Sachio Himekawa
      A direct descendant of the Imperial Family, Sachiro Himekawa is the current
head of Clan Himekawa and Imperial Chancellor, thus making him the de-facto
second-in-command of the national government.
Cabinet
Fumito Gushiken
State Minister of Defense
Tadakatsu Haruno
State Minister of Foreign Affairs
Benkei Hiraide
State Minister of the Interior
Yūdai Sasabe
State Minister of Justice
Sakiko Besujima
State Minister of the Treasury
Dr. Yorinobu Watanabe
State Minister of Health
Hideki Yamaoka
State Minister of Labour
Emon Nakajima
State Minister of Education
Ginji Kosei
State Minister of Agriculture
Friedrich Leitzke
State Minister of Commerce
Haruto Uehara
State Minister of Energy
Anna Avakian
State Minister of Transportation
Minako Norimoto
State Minister of Public Safety
Hakaru Asakawa
State Minister of Disaster Management
Eiji Akiya
State Minister of the Environment
Oki Nagase
State Minister of Culture
Daiji Ganaha
State Minister of Housing and Human Development
Special Advisors
Isao Anami
Special Advisor on National Security
Jin Himekawa
Special Advisor on Diplomacy
Ayai Kusaka
Special Advisor on Climate Change
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Foreign Relations of Arashkai

Ardia/Sekai
世界
NationRelationsDevelopmentsNotesAmbassador
Rokkenjima
六軒島
FriendlyBoth members of the CSTOCulturally speaking, they are deeply linked to one another, breeding a distinct sense of kinship among the
Arashin towards their Rokkenjiman cousins.
Isao Himekawa
Allied States of Ardia
アルディア
Arudia
CautiousVarious conflicts over the last centuriesArashkai has had multiple conflicts with Ardia over the last centuries and is, as a result, cautious of a potential resurgence in the nation's power.Meiko Kagiyama
Toshikawa
利川
NeutralNoneConcern over previous actions and cultural similarities presently prevent Arashkai from taking a side.Yoshiaki Katsura
Lijiang
麗江
Rikō
NeutralEmperor attended Lijiangese Royal WeddingUchitsune Tachibana
Jiayuan
嘉元
Kagen
NeutralNoneArashkai views Jiayuan as a potential ally in the Krimeon Sea.Terumi Enomoto
Novincia
ノビンシア
Nobinshia
FriendlyBoth members of the CSTONoneTsunenori Fukazawa
Cassiopeia
カシオペア
Kashiopea
NegativeNoneCassiopeia is viewed by Arashkai as an occupying force in it's western territories, one which needs to be expelled.Yoriyuki Tagawa
Nueva Ardia
新 アルディア
Shin Arudia
NeutralNoneNoneErich Dressler
Albion/Hinode
ᠾ‍ᠢᠩᠣᠳ‍ᠡ
NationRelationsDevelopmentsNotesAmbassador
Tytor
タイター
Taitā
FriendlyBoth CSTO members. Tytor supported the legitimate government during the 2020 coup attemptDespite a brief period where they were enemies during the great war, Arashkai considers Tytor one of it's closest allies.Tetsu Mitsui
Fleur
草花
Kusabana
NeutralConcern over some government positionsArashkai used to have a good relationship with Fleur due to them sharing a common enemy in the Great War. Now, not so much.Risako Demizu
Ost Albion
あずま ひので
Azuma Hinode
CautiousNoneAn authoritarian marxist state, as Arashkai perceives it. Generally speaking, they are viewed with suspicion.Noboru Fujisawa
Nya Aland
しん あらんど
Shin Arando
NeutralNoneConcern over religious lawsZenkichi Arisato
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Major Events of Arashin History — Part One — Pre-Imperial History

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Major Events of Arashin History — Part Two — The Ishikawa Period and Great Interregnum

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Major Events of Arashin History — Part Three — The Ashina Period


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Major Events of Arashin History — Part Four — The 1800s


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Major Events of Arashin History — Part Five — The 20th and 21st Centuries

The Battle of Saito (11 July - 16 September, 1918)

General Arikawa enters Saito after its liberation, 1918
   The Battle of Saito was a major battle of the Second Ardo-Arashin War (a part of the larger Great War) which saw the liberation of the city of Saito on the northern coast of Arashkai from Ardian Occupation. It was the last major battle of the conflict, though smaller skirmishes continued until the Treaty of Awara was signed on the 19th of November. The battle was a part of the larger Arashin Summer Offensive, which resulted in an estimated 360,000 casualties for the Empire of Arashkai and 520,000 for the Ardian Empire, out of which nearly 220,000 were taken prisoner. The battle itself saw combined casualties upwards of 90,000 killed, missing, or wounded in action and 90,000 Ardians captured.
Death of Emperor Keiyo (19 November, 1932)


Funeral Procession of the Keiyo Emperor
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Anthems of Arashkai

"Patriotic March"
Anthem of the Empire of Arashkai
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ᠮ‍ᠢᡁᠣ ᠲ‍ᠣᠤᠬᠠᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠬᠣᠤᠮ‍ᠡᠢ ᠬᠡᠲ‍ᠡ
見よ東海の空明けて
Lo! above the eastern sea clearly dawns the sky;
ᠬᡁᠣᠤᠵ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤ ᠲ‍ᠠᠬᠠᠬᠤ ᠬᠠᠺ‍ᠠᡁᠠ ᠬᠡ ᠪ‍ᠠ
旭日高く輝けば
Glorious and bright the sun rideth up on high.
ᠲ‍ᠡᠩᠴ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠰ‍ᠡᠢᠬᠢ ᠾ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠤᠷ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠤ ᠲ‍ᠣ
天地の正気溌剌と
Spirit pure of heaven and earth fills the hearts of all,
ᠬᠢᠪ‍ᠣᠤ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠣᠳ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠤ ᠰ‍ᠣᠬᠣᠬᠤ
希望は躍る祖国
Hope abounding springs--O sweet Lands Imperial.
ᠣᠣ ᠰ‍ᠡᠢᠷ‍ᠣᠤ ᠩᠣ ᠠᠰ‍ᠠᠺ‍ᠤᠮ‍ᠣ ᠩᠢ
おお清朗の朝雲に
Yonder where the clouds of morn shed a radiant glow,
ᠰ‍ᠣᠪ‍ᠢᡁᠤᠷ‍ᠤ ᠢᠳ‍ᠠᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠰ‍ᠤᠪ‍ᠠᠲ‍ ᠬᠣᠰ‍ᠣ
聳ゆるイダイの姿こそ
Idai Mountain, Ikhan's pride, rears its crown of snow.
ᠬᠢᠩᠣᠤ ᠮ‍ᠤᠬᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤ ᡁᠤᠷ‍ᠤᠺ‍ᠢᠩᠠᠬᠢ
金甌無缺揺ぎなき
Fair of form without a blot nobly doth it stand,
ᠸ‍ᠠᠺ‍ᠠ ᠢᠬ᠊ᠾ‍ᠠᠩ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠣᠬᠣᠷ‍ᠢᠩᠠᠬᠡ
我がイカンの誇なれ
And unshakable--a true symbol of our land.
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ᠲ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠡ ᠢᠬᠬᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠣᠬᠢᠮ‍ᠢ ᠸ‍ᠣ
起て一系の大君を
He who reigns above in power and in virtue dight,
ᠾ‍ᠢᠻ‍ᠠᠷ‍ᠢ ᠲ‍ᠣ ᠲ‍ᠣᠸ‍ᠠ ᠩᠢ ᠢᠲ‍ᠠᠳ‍ᠡᠬᠢ ᠲ‍ᠡ
光と永久に戴きて
Sovereign of unbroken line, is our changeless light.
ᠱ‍ᠢᠩᠮ‍ᠢᠩ ᠸ‍ᠠᠺ‍ᠠᠷ‍ᠡᠷ‍ᠡ ᠮ‍ᠢᠩᠩᠠ ᠲ‍ᠣᠮ‍ᠣ ᠩᠢ
臣民我れら皆な共に
We will follow--one and all loyal subjects, we--
ᠮ‍ᠢᠢᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤ ᠩᠣ ᠰ‍ᠣᠸ‍ᠠᠩ ᠲ‍ᠠᠢᠱ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠡᠢ
御稜威に副はん大使命
Follow Him aright: fulfil our great destiny!
ᡁᠤᠬᠡ ᠾ‍ᠠᠬᠬᠣ ᠸ‍ᠣ ᠢᠡ ᠲ‍ᠣ ᠩᠠᠱ‍ᠢ
往け八紘を宇となし
Onward, east, west, north and south. Over land and main!
ᠱ‍ᠢᠬᠠᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠣ ᠸ‍ᠣ ᠮ‍ᠢᠴ‍ᠢᠪ‍ᠢ ᠬᠢᠲ‍ᠡ
四海の人を導きて
Let us make the world our home, call to fellow-men
ᠲ‍ᠠᠳ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢᠬᠢ ᠾ‍ᠡᠢᠸ‍ᠠ ᠤᠴ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠠᠲ‍ᠡᠩ
正しき平和打ち建てん
Everywhere on the four seas, let us build the tower
ᠷ‍ᠢᠰ‍ᠣᠤ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠾ‍ᠠᠩᠠ ᠲ‍ᠣ ᠰ‍ᠠᠬᠢ ᠻ‍ᠠᠣᠷ‍ᠤ
理想は花と咲き薫る
of just peace--let our ideal bloom forth like a flower!
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ᠢᠮ‍ᠠ ᠢᠬᠤᠲ‍ᠠᠪ‍ᠢᠬᠠ ᠸ‍ᠠᠺ‍ᠠ ᠤᠧ ᠩᠢ
今幾度か我が上に
Though again and yet again trials we may meet,
ᠱ‍ᠢᠷ‍ᠡᠩ ᠩᠣ ᠠᠷ‍ᠠᠱ‍ᠢ ᠲ‍ᠠᠬᠡᠷ‍ᠤ ᠲ‍ᠣᠮ‍ᠣ
試練の嵐哮るとも
Over us may tempests roar, storms upon us beat,
ᠲᠠᠩᠬᠣ ᠲ‍ᠣ ᠮ‍ᠠᠮ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠤ ᠰ‍ᠣᠩᠣ ᠰ‍ᠡᠢᠺ‍ᠢ
断乎と守れ其の正義
Resolute in heart and mind justice we defend.
ᠰ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠤᠮ‍ᠠᠩ ᠮ‍ᠢᠴ‍ᠢ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠾ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠣᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤ ᠩᠣ ᠮ‍ᠢ
進まん道は一つのみ
But one road we know to gain triumph in the end.
ᠠ᠂ ᡁᠤᠡᠩ ᠩᠣ ᠬᠠᠮ‍ᠢᡁᠣ ᡁᠣ ᠷ‍ᠢ
ああ悠遠の神代より
Hark! Far from the hallowed past of the Age Divine
ᠲ‍ᠣᠳ‍ᠣᠷ‍ᠣᠬᠤ ᠾ‍ᠣᠴ‍ᠣᠤ ᠤᠬᠡ ᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤᠺ‍ᠢᠲ‍ᠡ
軣く歩調 受け継ぎて
Sounds our fathers' measured tread. O come fall in line!
ᠳ‍ᠠᠢᠬᠣᠤᠱ‍ᠢᠩ ᠩᠣ ᡁᠤᠬᠤ ᠬᠠᠩᠠᠲ‍ᠠ
大行進の 往く彼方
As we, sons and daughters, march, shines our path before.
ᠬᠣᠤᠬᠣᠬᠤ ᠲ‍ᠰ‍ᠤᠩᠡ ᠩᠢ ᠰ‍ᠠᠬᠠᠡ ᠠᠷ‍ᠡ
皇国常に 栄在れ
Glory be unto our land ever, evermore!

"Umi Yukaba"
Imperial Anthem of Arashkai

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Primary
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ᠤᠮ‍ᠢ ᡁᠤᠻ‍ᠠᠪ‍ᠠ ᠮ‍ᠢᠽ‍ᠤᠬᠤ ᠬᠠᠪ‍ᠠᠩᠡ
海行かば水漬く屍 /
At sea be my body water-soaked,
ᡁᠠᠮ‍ᠠ ᡁᠤᠻ‍ᠠᠪ‍ᠠ ᠬᠤᠰ‍ᠠ ᠮ‍ᠤᠰ‍ᠤ ᠬᠠᠪ‍ᠠᠩᠡ
山行かば草生す屍 /
On land be it with grass overgrown.
ᠣᠬᠢᠮ‍ᠢ ᠩᠣ ᠾ‍ᠡ ᠩᠢ ᠬᠣᠰ‍ᠣ ᠱ‍ᠢᠩᠮ‍ᠠᠩᠡ
大君の / 辺にこそ死なめ /
Let me die by the side of my Sovereign!
ᠬᠠᠡᠷ‍ᠢᠮ‍ᠢ ᠸ‍ᠠ ᠰ‍ᠡᠵ‍ᠢ
かえりみは / せじ
Never will I look back.


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Re: Civil Factbook of the Empire of Arashkai
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2021, 03:16:03 PM »
Religions of Arashkai

Teidō
The Imperial Way

            Teidō (帝道, "the Imperial Way"), also known as Daidō (大道, the "Great Way") and Kodō (古道, the Ancient Way), is a faith native to Eastern Ardia that is mostly associated in the modern day with the Arashin Empire of Daitō, better known as the Empire of Arashkai. While the term "Teidō" applies to all practitioners of the religion, the other terms, "Daidō" and "Kodō", refer to practitioners of the mainstream form of the religion and other, smaller sects respectively. While scholars sometimes refer to practitioners as "Teidōists", the term is largely nonexistent among said practitioners.

            Teidō is a polytheistic (though it has some henotheistic tendencies) and revolves around the kami ("gods" or "spirits"), supernatural entities that are believed by practitioners to inhabit all things. This has resulted in Teidō being considered animistic and pantheistic. The kami are worshipped at kamidana (household shrines), family shrines, and jinja (public shrines). The latter of these are staffed by priests known as kannushi, who oversee offerings made to specific kami enshrined at the location. This is done to cultivate harmony between humans and kami as well as to solicit the latter's blessing. These shrines are also staffed by miko, or supplementary priestesses, who take part in a variety of duties in the maintenance of the shrine, assisting the shrine's chief priest, or gūji, and performing a variety of spiritual rites. Common rituals include the kagura dances, various rites of passage, and seasonal festivals. Public shrines often provide religious paraphernalia such as amulets to the religion's adherents. Teidō does not emphasize specific moral codes, instead placing major conceptual focus on ensuring purity, largely through cleaning practices such as ritual washing and bathing. Teidō historically has had no specific creator or specific doctrinal text, though this changed starting in the 16th century with the birth of the Daidō sect.
Kami
Kotoamatsukami
            Kotoamatsukami is the collective term for the first gods within the faith, who were said to have come into existence at the time of the creation of the universe. According to the religion, they were "born" in Takamagahara, the world of Heaven, at the time of creation. Unlike the future generations of gods, they were not born, but rather manifested themselves. As a result, while they are generally known to have a form, this form is unknown and perhaps unknowable to mortals. Two of these deities came into existence after the first three, though only a short while later than the rest. They are as follows:
Ame-no-Minakanushi
Takamimusubi
Kamimusubi
Supreme Lord of the gods
god of agriculture/creation
god/goddess of creation
The first deity
Sometimes associated
with gravity
One of the
alleged ancestors
of the Emperor
Ancestor of the gods
Umashi'ashikabihikoji
Amenotokotachi
god of energy
god of heaven
associated with mundus
associated with Takamagahara
Kamiyo-nanayo
            The Kamiyo-nanayo are seven generations of kami that emerged after the formation of heaven and earth. They appeared after the Kotoamatsukami according to many religious texts. While the first two generations lacked an identifiable gender, the five that followed came into being as male-female pairs of kami: male deities and "sisters" (though this is less them literally being siblings and more of a term to describe their shared origins) who were at the same time married couples. Of these, the last two are viewed as the most important, being responsible for the formation of Arashkai. In total, there are twelve kami in this group, which are as follows:
Kuninotokotachi
Toyo-kumono-no-kami
Male deity
Female deity
Uhijini
Suhijini
Tsunuguhi
Ikuguhi
Ōtonoji
Ōtonobe
Omodaru
Aya-kashiko-ne
Izanagi
Izanami
Major Kami
Amaterasu-Ōmikami
Ame-no-Uzume
Fūjin
Hachiman
Inari Ōkami
Ninigi-no-Mikoto
goddess of the sun
goddess of the dawn and revelry
god of the wind
god of war
goddess of rice and fertility
purported ancestor of the first emperor
Ancestor of the Emperor
Mother of Ninigi-no-Mikoto
Apparent descendant of
Takamimusubi
Alleged first practitioner
of the Kagura dance
One of the oldest kami
Portrayed as an Oni in artwork
Brother of Raijin
A Divine Protector
of daitō (Arashkai)
Associated with foxes
Considered one of the more popular kami
Ancestor of all Emperors of Arashkai
Ōmononushi
Ōkuninushi
Omoikane
Raijin
Ryūjin
Suijin
a god of nation-building, farming,
business, and medicine
a god of nation-building, farming,
business, and medicine
god of wisdom and intelligence
god of thunder and lightning
god of the sea
god of water
Sometimes viewed as
the same deity as
Ōkuninushi
Sometimes viewed as
the same deity as
Ōmononushi
Depicted as an oni in artwork
Brother of Fūjin
Associated with the region of Kitami
Sometimes conflated with Ryūjin
Susanoo-no-Mikoto
Takemikazuchi
Takeminakata
Tamanoya
Toyotama-hime
Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto
god of storms
god of thunder and storms
god of hunting
god of artifacts
Imperial ancestor
god of the moon
Closely tied to the Arashin
Discovered the sword
Ame-no-Murakumo-no-Tsurugi
Well known for slaying the dragon
Yamata no Orochi
an Ancestor of the Imperial Clan
Sometimes known as Kashima
A Divine Protector of daitō (Arashkai)
The daughter of Ryūjin
Grandmother of the "First" Emperor
Killed Ukemochi out of disgust and anger
for the way she prepared a meal.
Resulted in a feud with the sun goddess, which is why
the sun and moon appear in different parts of the sky.
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Re: Civil Factbook of the Empire of Arashkai
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2021, 05:02:04 AM »
Major Clans of Arashkai
The Imperial Clan

Mon of the Imperial Clan

The Imperial Clan of Daitō, also known incorrectly as the Ashina clan, is the ruling clan of Arashkai, having held the position of Tenno, or "Heavenly Sovereign", for over over 1,230 years. The names "Ishikawa" and "Ashina" are not clan names, rather, they are geographic descriptors to identify between the pre- and post-interregnum Emperors of Arashkai, with the former taking their name from the Ishikawa river that flows through the old capitol of Kaiyō, while the name Ashina derives from the Ashina peninsula that the modern capitol, Ikan, is located on. Despite having actually held the position of Emperor since the 690s, the previous rulers from the clan before that date would likely have been more accurately referred to as kings.

The clan's founding is attributed to Emperor Shin'ō, an undoubtedly mythical figure who was said to be the grandchild of Ninigi-no-Mikoto, and thus also the deities Takamimusubi and Amaterasu-Ōmikami. In reality, the earliest leader of the clan was Emperor Kōgen, though even this one has doubts, and was certainly not an Emperor in life. He was the ruler of Kitami, then a petty-kingdom on the northern coast. Over the centuries, the realm would continue to expand across the nation, eventually unifying it in the early-to-mid 11th century, though the clan held nominal rule over the Empire as early as the 690s.

The western branch of the clan, known as the Ishikawa branch for the Ishikawa river, largely died out in the early 14th century, being supplanted by the eastern Ashina branch based out of Ikan. This would be after the empire briefly fell under the regional control of warlords, which would be resolved in time. This Ashina branch of the clan remains the rulers of Arashkai into the modern day. The Imperial Clan is one of the oldest monarchies still in existance, having survived at a minimum for 2,305 years, though in that time it's power greatly fluctuated, being ceremonial rulers from the 3rd to the 7th centuries at it's weakest to absolute monarchs from the 16th to 19th centuries, as well as other periods of strengthening and weakening.
The Heishi Clan


Mon of the Heishi Clan


The Heishi, also known by their more modern name, the Himekawa were once the rulers of the state of Ishikari. Now, while they maintain the title of "Grand Duke", they are more well-known for their forays into military and political service. The current head of the clan is Sachio Himekawa, a descendant of the Imperial Clan and the famed Eiji Himekawa, who currently serves as the Imperial Chancellor. The Heishi have, for a thousand years, exercised considerable influence within the Empire, though like the Emperors, their power has waxed and waned over the centuries.
The Satomi Clan


Mon of the Satomi Clan


The Satomi were once the kings of Teshio, a kingdom on the northern coast of Arashkai. They were among the first to accept the lordship of the Imperial Clan of Arashkai, for which they were rewarded by being made the realm's first Grand Dukes. The clan is led by Katsumoto Satomi, grandson of the late Dairoku Satomi, though due to his age, his uncle, Noriyuki, is acting as regent for the clan. This regency will last until 2022, when he is deemed to have come of age.
The Hatakeyama Clan


Mon of the Hatekayama Clan

The Hatekayama Clan was once a branch of the Imperial Clan founded in the 13th century. They are now, however, their own clan, holding the title of Grand Duke of Hidaka. The clan is the second youngest mentioned in this list and is currently led by Daiji Hatakeyama, who is the oldest Grand Duke currently alive, being 99 years old.
The Matsumae Clan


Mon of Clan Matsumae

The historical rulers of Sagami, the Matsumae have existed for nearly a millennium, having come to power with the unification of the Empire under Emperor Heiwa. They briefly lost control over the region during the interregnum, during which time the local lords of the region declared the "Empire of Sagami" in direct contest to the empty throne of the Empire, but they would march alongside Emperor Tōitsu during his reconquest of the region and further expansion to the west of the Idaina mountains. The clan is currently led by Etsuko Matsumae.
The Yamana Clan


Mon of Clan Yamana

Clan Yamana has resided in Rusan, alternatively known as Ikishima, since the 1600s. Sent there to quell unrest during the reign of Emperor Fukugen, they were responsible for many of the laws that led to the cultural assimilation of the island. They are known for having destroyed several key sites for the native faith, as well as building new temples for the Teidō faith in their place. The clan is somewhat unpopular among the other major clans. It is led by Hisayoshi Yamana.
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