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The End of the Civil War

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After months, maybe even years after the outbreak between the Eastern and Western Imperiums, the Bhali Civil War ended quite unexpectedly. Emperor Khan of the Western Imperium who bragged that he would trumph against the Eastern Imperium failed and the Eastern Imperium under Pol finally overtook the frontiers and took over Port Nain. Once Khan realized that he could not defeat the enemy, fled the Imperium and across the sea most likely not to be seen again.


Pol sat comfortably in Khan's plush throne in the Imperial Palace overlooking Port Nain but realized that the civil war had costed the entire State everything but its few hundred thousands of remaining people. The farms, factories, businesses and entire towns, leveled by constant bombardment. Poverty, starvation and death stalked the streets of the only remaining urban center, Port Nain.


The military suffered massive problems and eventually disbanned the formal military and converted it into a milita which would be called up for war. Pol, while Emperor refused to disband the whole army and retained 100 men for his own uses and protection.


Meanwhile across the sea, a horde of foreigners where on their way to pillage and destroy for the last time, the weaken Bhali Imperium. The Khanate of Kaya was coming...

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The bloody body of Emperor Pol laid down upon the marble floor of the throne room with no one around and all of a sudden, the guards arrived in to make sure he was awake, noticed and raised the alarm, "The Emperor is Dead! The Emperor is Dead!" More and more guardsmen rush to the cry but are too late. It becomes Pol's young son, barely eighteen years old to make the annoucement to the beleagued and half-straved people of Bhali. He is exteremely nervious but has no choice.


"Friends, I have grim news to report. My father, Emperor Pol, who fought against Khan for what has seemed to be an etenity has fallen this morning suddenly. The Guards failed to catch the assliant but the chances of us solving the crime is impossible, we're too disorganized. We are without a leader now. Pol failed to sign his succession off and hence, the royal bloodline is over, with no heir, not even I can assend the Golden Throne. We cannot live with this, I suggest we regroup into the clans of old until we can settle on a new system of government."


The people give him a face of disgust and even some chant in anger. One man loads a pistol and shoots the young man in between the eyes, no one notices except the guards who quickly pick his body up and place it on the cart, alongside his father. The short-lived Pol Dynasty is over. Anarchy soon spreads like wildfire, the whole nation comes to a crawl and finally a stall. The people form rival clans, fighting over the limited resources and those which remained after the civil war. The threat from across the sea is ignored. This will lead them to their ignorance and possibly their downfall...

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---- Voice of the Republic ----


Many here in Bhalman had hoped that after the long and bloody civil war peace and order would return.


But all hopes for that ended yesterday when the Pol dynasty ended with quickly. Emperor Pol died during the night and his successor and son was killed a day later. Rumors say that his father was killed as well and didn't die naturally.


Anarchy has broken out since and it seems that the factions from the Civil War are fighting again. New factions have also raised arms against each other. Analysts expect a fight between the "Pol dynasty winners" and the "Pol dynasty losers".


It is very unsafe for everyone here and we expect another long war. This is Greg Burdette, on the safe side of the border of Bhalman.

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Of the five urban centers of Bhalman, only three were in any form of hability. The first was Ordat, taken over by the Sebiestor Tribes of the North, living in the blind heat of the Mikramurka Desert Wastelands. For the Ordati Sebiestor, they reestablished the old Council of Elders who were in complete control of making every desision, much like Bhalman before its rise to world reconization.


Meanwhile the Brutor took over the decaying Citadel of Thashkarai as their domain surrounding the Eyniletti Plains, far to the Eastern mountains, controlling the limited trade along the Silk Road of the West. Thashkarai developed their own socialist government, allowing the people to have total say in their government while Tenerhaddi Dykon was respected as the Premier of the collective.


Finally, Krusual clansman took over the Unkah, the upper mountainious regions of the Tronhadar Mountain chain, controlling the limited wealth of the country but they while they had to contend with limited land for surivial. The Krusual held a matrachic government, were the Great Mother, Nivesodold Tirt ruled with a benvolent hand.


The Sebiestor, Brutor and Krusual knew only one of these tribes could take any significant advantage over the others but the Brutor had the largest advantage. They held much of the nation's industrial complex, giving them an equal economic footing over their Krusual rivals. The Sebiestor, while being widely sudo-nomadic, had the advantage of being experenced fighters and government officials but the Brutor were the proud followers of the deceased Emperor, Pol.

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At the beginning, the three clans and so called Micro-Nations surivived to live with each other on somewhat cordial relations but soon, each one in turn had gotten distrusted to at least one of the other two.


The Ordati Sebiestors, they lacked any material which could help them advance at least for their basic survival but they failed to reconize their more wealther and more well-off brothers in Thashkarai or Unkah which prompted a geopolitical war between the three. While it was not a full scale war between them, border skirmishes between the nomadics and the settled raged all along the edge of the desert.


The Brutor, those of the strongest of the clans, had begun a massive campign to effectively destroy the Ordati. This caused the Unkah to think this as a war of agreession and openly declared war on the socialists. Soon, Bhalman's cycle of warfare had come full circle and once again ravaged the land.

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