Kaliyatra empire
Kaliyatra empire
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Land of a Million Serpents
Geography
Location Suwarnabumi, archipelago between the Panau Sea the South Haolang Sea, south of Padmattiya
Area 854,597 sq mi (2,213,396 km2)
Terrain mostly rugged and mountainous, some volcanic regions
Climate tropical; hot, humid, rainy
People
Population 50,000,000
Ethnic groups Kedayuh, Langanese, Kaliyatran, Sang, Chim
Religions Nagaism, Thalathanism, Veraism
Languages Kedayuh 30%, Lulong 20%, Kaliyatran 15%, Nagarian 10%, Langanese 5%, Pahanari 5%, Sang 5%, Chim 5%, other 5%
Government
Type Autocracy, Dictatorship
Capital Taksaka
Largest city Amangkurat
Economy
Main exports Wood and products, metals, manufactured goods, arms, spice, luxury goods
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The Kaliyatra Empire is an archipelagic empire based on the island of Langa. Kaliyatra is one of the most influential nagari empires of the Kedayuh archipelago. It was preceded by the Kaliyatra kingdom. As a thalassocracy, it does not extend much control beyond the coastal regions of its territory. Local chieftains remain in command of the islands, as long as they pay tribute to the Kaliyatra rulers. The Kaliyatra wields enormous economic and political power through the West Empire Company. With the help of the commerce guild, the empire could control piracy and pay corsairs to leave the trading routes open and attack rival companies, such as the Pahanari Commerce Guild.

Empress Mallikata is the sovereign of the Kaliyatra Empire. The Empire's capital city is Taksaka. The empire shares land borders with Sangha. Other neighbouring countries include Achariya, Bakasura, Padmattiya, Pahanari Lands, Thalagarno, and Vanamala, and the Achariyan territory of the Kifaru and Yuda islands.

The five official languages are: Kedayuh, Lulong, Kaliyatran, Nagarian and Sang.

The Kaliyatra Empire emerged from the unification of nagari and Kaliyatra tribes in Langa in the 40th century, and grew through invasions, dominating neighbouring kingdoms in maritime Suwarnabumi. Kaliyatra became a symbol for early nagari greatness, and a balancing force to the Haolang in the north and Padmattiya kingdom in the east.

The founder of the Kaliyatra Empire, Athikaya, was the son of Dhurakarna, the last king of the Taksaka kingdom, both based in Langa.

Formation

After defeating Taksaka in Langa in 3893, Kaliyatra became the most powerful kingdom in the area.

The kingdom of Salangara became the first of many kingdoms to be integrated into the Kaliyatra empire. The Kaliyatra kings believed that the submission of Salangara would bring prestige to their growing empire, and prevent regional powers from invading them. The Kaliyatra kingdom dominated the Suwarnabumi archipelago and much of the island of Langa from there.

In the late 43rd century, many Langanese kingdoms, such as Jukang and Naram and were absorbed into the Kaliyatra.

In the 46th century, Kaliyatra conquered the Nau Islands and Panau, effectively gaining control of the most important trade routes in Suwarnabumi.

Military

The military of Kaliyatra was powerful, especially during the rule of Emperor Chandravkra I. The Kaliyatra maintains a strong navy through tributes and local alliances with Kedayuh and Phuong pirates. The fleet is used to preserve and expand the territories of the Empire by overpowering smaller kingdoms and to defend itself against non-aligned pirates from both the sea and land.

To protect the Kaliyatra royalty, the Empire has an elite force of soldiers called the Maharatha whose primary responsibility is to protect the emperors and act as palace guards during the day and night. In times of war they served as the primary military force. Private armies used by wealthy nobles were also expected to defend the Empire during war. Due to frequent conflicts between rival regional powers, Kaliyatra maintains between three to six garrisons for each state. Garrison soldiers were responsible for local defense and also served as a police force. There are five standing armies in the capital of Taksaka.

Economy

Foreign trade and maritime activity is the main input to the Kaliyatra economy. The Empire is considered a coastal trading centre. They extend great influence overseas to the Haolang and Padmattiya for more than six centuries. Gold and silver coinage is used on the coasts, but no inland.

The islands of Suwarnabumi are rich in natural resources, which produce rattan, ivory, spices, precious stones, tin, bronze, silver, and gold, making the Kaliyatra rulers very wealthy. This attracted foreign merchants from far and wide, including Harathi, Phuong, Pahanari and Sang among others.

Religion

Kaliyatra is a stronghold of Nagaism, attracting pilgrims and scholars from other parts of the Suwarnabumi region. Most Kaliyatrans are adherents of Nagaism, but all inhabitants of the empire has right to profess their religion freely. Although Nagaism is the state religion, most people within Kaliyatra are either Thalathanist or practice some form of animism or ancestral worship.

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