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1Kou Empty Kou 26/10/14, 10:44 pm

Solomon's Proxy

Solomon's Proxy



Currently, the most powerful and influential of all countries, Kou was previously known to conquer land after land with Reim being the last of their conquests. Their history led to the civilization making numerous enemies. Due to it's armies being strong enough to destroy any opposition, they have never had much in the form of opposition. Recently, Emperor Yoshiro Zu, son of Gao Yuan Zu, has taken power after defeating his father and intends to change the world’s view of his great Empire. Slavery has been abolished under his rule and land previously owned by Kou has been returned to the subjugated peoples of the lands. However, due to this, Kou now is trying to recover from the changes that Yoshiro Zu made the civil war that had ensued years before.


Those of Kou do not believe in gods, but instead tradition. Tea-ceremonies, dragon-dances, respectful decorum; all of these things a part of their culture. From time to time they will hold festivities, but they are far from "happy" and joyful. The city itself is under relatively high security but no longer follows the act of military conscription, which was taking any male over the age of 17 into their army's ranks by force. Kou has put this practice on hold until they can recover from their past fully. Those born in Kou typically have Chinese and Taiwanese names and wear clothes from Han China culture, with some minor influences such as the Manchu like the cheongsam for women. Typically they are great battle strategists, and the weapons most common in their warehouses are bows, guandaos and daos.

Their people hold a history of many tribes as evident from their diverse shades of skin tones similar to modern-day China. With most of the people being unified under one culture after centuries of unification. Despite this, the honest, well manner people of Kou match their lands. With swamps, cloud scrapping mountains, jungles, grasslands, and so on even with the loss of their territory to the tribes they boast a broad landscape.


The Kou Empire was the first man-made civilization formed around 600 years ago, followed up by the Pharaoh’s land in Heliohapt.

Dao Shi Zu was the first Emperor, having commanded legions of soldiers in bloody conflicts to gain dominance and power. Ever since then the Kou nation has been slowly expanding, solidifying their grasp on the continent. Most recently, they have made a gambit to take over Reim, which was just barely successful.

They continue to have skirmishes with the Nomad’s to their west, in an attempt to gain a better foothold. While the Nomad’s have put up a steady defense that does not seem like it will break any time soon, it is said that Kou has not yet truly committed to an attack. The Emperor’s aggressive and distrustful nature has created several schisms with nobles who often attempt to curry favor and throw others in disfavor, which fermented enough anger to create a rebellion by one of the Emperor’s relative’s, Talix Niraj. This rebellion ended in failure, and the instigators and affiliates suffered a heavy backlash due to this. This has caused fear of rebellion in the people, who work ever so hard to not cause the eyes of their Emperor to distrust them.

Until recently, it was led by Gao Yuan Zu, a distant descendant of the original Emperor. Strong and quite angry, Gao Yuan Zu was a cold and heartless ruler. He believed in doing anything to better his country as a whole, even if that meant turning on his own people. He asserted his title as that of ‘The True Emperor’.

When Yoshiro took control after defeating his father, he vowed to unify the world through peace, not force. In those efforts, he has ordered a complete withdraw of Kou military forces from Reim and the Great Plains, instead stationing the troops along the border to prevent retaliation for his father's misdeeds. He has also made strides over the past few months to pay reparations to both Reim and the tribes of the Great Plains, hoping to repair the damage done to Kou's reputation.

However, Yoshiro's governance had upset the proud people of Kou greatly. A civil war had broke out, led by the father of Yoshiro Zu and previous Emperor thought to be dead. For long over a year, the Empire had been split between those who support the new emperor and those who support the old emperor. However, after a series of battles, Yoshiro Zu were to come out as the victor of the civil war. It did not come without a price though. Kou is recovering slowly but quite surely from the atrocities of the civil war.

Without presence of Kou military or citizens, the Jade Dragon Mountains and plains not far from Kou have begun to be reclaimed by nomadic tribes. Abandoned forts, temples, and settlements, have begun to be occupied by some of these tribes. In partnership with the Kou government, a tough tribe near the Temple of Magi have begun guarding the revered structure.

Government and Citizenship


Emperor Yoshiro Zu

Kinder than his father and intent on restoring the honor of his family and country, Yoshiro leads through a firm, but fair hand. Wishing to eradicate the fear instilled by generations of terror, Yoshiro has vowed to never attempt to unify through fear and death and now extends the olive branch to any country willing to take it. His biggest struggle will come with the tribes of the Great Plains, where his father carved a bloody path, demanding loyalty and homage from a people that were not his own.


These men and women are all warriors, raised and groomed to be as much from the moment of their birth onward. They are the Emperor's closest advisers and family, sworn to devote their entire lives to serving him.

Kou is an imperial-style nation, and has been for centuries now. Its blood-born Emperors come from a long lineage that have sat on the throne since the inception of the Kou Empire. Governors of provinces are chosen by the Emperor himself to be help enforce laws of the Emperor upon the vast provinces. There is no democracy in Kou, rather people often voice concerns directly to the Emperor via protesting.

City Services

Emperors' laws are enforced by police units of cities and for more important matters or large-scale battles, the very military of Kou. It consists of two main branches led by two highly capable Generals, known as Dragons of the Left or Right. It is these Generals who carry out orders for the Emperor and have the highest military authority aside from the revered Emperor himself.

Dong Zhu - Right Dragon of Kou

The Right Dragon is responsible for protecting the capital and the emperor acting as his shield. They will ensure safety within the capital, making sure everything is in order so Kou's citizens can live in peace. From disaster relief to basic policing.

Mikazuki Tenma - Left Dragon of Kou

The Left Dragon is the emperor's sword and leads foreign conquests, they will ensure Kou's interests abroad and build stronger relations with foreign states in order to make them Kou's allies. Acting as their main combat and exploratory forces.

For the news and other going-ons of Kou, follow this link.


If one wishes to join the ranks of Kou they must first do battle with one of the army's soldiers. If they successfully best the latter, or at least show that they are capable of holding their own in a fight, then they must then pledge their life and loyalty to the Emperor. It is only then that they can fully become a part of the Kou Empire. Once a citizen of the Kou Empire, a special and free Rest Shop The Dragon Market opens up that sell meat buns. At B-tier they unlock the ability to purchase Talisman from the shop, with additional unlocks at A-tier and Omega as long as dedicated towards Kou.

Depending on how well known a member of the Kou Empire is, if they attempt to cut ties with the country they may face banishment (C-Tier), wanted-criminal status (B-Tier) or be sentenced as a high-priority target for assassinations (A-Tier). One of the Dragons will be deployed after you (Omega-Tier).

Omega Challenge

Imperial Promotion-
In order for a Kou Citizen to reach Ω-Tier, they must first become a Commander. They don't necessarily have to be related to the Emperor, but they must have gained his trust and fought for him in battle at least once.

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