Har'daach Dynasty
History of the
Dhakaani Empire
The Six Kingdoms
The Five Sovereigns
The First Dynastic Period
Vaal'ool Dynasty
Takec Dynasty
Kukaar Dynasties
Shuulec Dekaar Period
Time of Warlords
The Early Dynastic Period
Har'daach Dynasty
Shuul'aagen Dynasty
First Shuul'aagen Dynasty
Rule of Vec'daar
Second Shuul'aagen Dynasty
The Incursion War
The Late Dynastic Period
Khar Dynasties The Red Kingdoms
Haal'khar Dynasty The Eastern Kingdoms
Dagec-Khar Dynasty The Green Kingdoms
The Western Wars
Oroch'dhech Dynasty
Taaluun Dynasty
The Raven States
Western Rhaguul Dynasty Kingdom of Lhekaan
Eastern Rhaguul Dynasty Zuul'dar Dynasty
The Daelkyr Wars
The First Daelkyr War
Ocral'dur Dynasty
The Second Daelkur War
Khragec Dynasty
The Third Daelkyr War
The Final Dynastic Period
Daac'or Dynasty
Makhaal Dynasty
Lahaas Uprising

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Though all previous periods are part of the Dhakaani cultural period, the goblins had yet to form an empire. Under the Har'daach Dynasty, they conquered other peoples including the Plains of Talenta (then called Tal'aakuul), Droaam (called Dekhuul'daal), and Utoush in the north. These areas had long felt the influence of the Dhakaani with scattered goblinoid colonies but they had never been claimed outright by Dhakaani sovereigns until the Har'daach emperors, from their heartland in Targaask, sent forces out to officially bring them into the fold. The Grand Conquests, as they are called even now, were more propaganda pieces than actual military campaigns as the goblins already living in the new areas eagerly assisted in what few skirmishes did arise. The only area of serious resistance that the Har'daach emperors attempted to annex were the lands of Dalaan (roughly, modern Zialrgo) which had been long-contested by the gnomes of that area. Rulers before had tried to wrest the land from the gnomes but none had been as successful as the Har'daach, although this is a relative term. Few were willing to settle such a dangerous territory and what few settlements were established were more of fortress-towns than farmlands.

Still, no Dhakaani rulers came even close to controlling the area before the Har'daach and it is only in this period that Dalaan is included on the maps of the empire. When these lands were conquered, they were divided up by warlords in the traditional fashion who gathered taxes from their subjects and sent tributes back to the Har'daach emperor. The emperors quickly saw this as the situation which led to the Time of Warlords and established a new order. The structure of the empire changed and subjects no longer swore fealty to the local warlords but to the emperor. Warlords resisted this change and were gradually replaced with bureaucratic governors in most of the empire. The core lands of dhakaani-empire, dhakaani-empire, and dhakaani-empire resisted change the most and large parts of these provinces were designated as Special Administrative Regions where the chief military station and the chief administrative station were filled by the same person. The officials of these regions had many of the same powers as the warlords in previous regimes, but with the important difference that they had no oaths of fealty from the people but were merely an extension of the emperor's authority.

The Har'daach emperors ruled for over a century before suffering the fate of all dynasties forged by military leaders. The strong generals and forceful men of the early Har'daach dynasty eventually gave way to weaker scions and pampered children. With the change from warlords to bureaucrats in the countryside, the middle-class advisers received a boost in power at court and took more and more control of the throne. They burned books and papers of previous regimes and also tore down ancient symbols of local rulers who could become a threatening symbol to the Har'daach emperors. In the end, the Har'daach empire crumbled under popular uprisings against abuses by the central authority in Targaask which the emperors were only dimly aware of. The seven provinces became estranged from the throne and fractured further to eighteen kingdoms during the rule of the last Har'daach emperor. The military leaders of the realm, fed up with the inept rule of bureaucrats, eventually staged a coup and a triad of powerful generals, Vekaa Mokaal, Vekec, and Kekag led a campaign to reclaim them.

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