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From the ruins of the Dragon Rebellion, and the ashes of Japanese Fascists, a song has been heard.  From the Yellow to the Pearl River.  From the Tianshan Mountains, to the East China Sea.  The banner of Yuan flowed again.  Red as people demanded restoration.  


In Nanjing the people arose, WAN SUI, WAN SUI!!! WAN WAN SUI!!! They cried.


In Taipei ten thousand paper lanterns were lit in the sky.


In Beijing, dances were held in the street.


In Hong Kong, fire works shot off in Victoria Bay.  


Thousands gathered banners of the People's Liberation Army.  They flocked to hear a new ruler had been crowned.  A man, stood at the Palace in Nanjing.  Crowds roared to see him.  


The Emperor had returned.


Yuan Shizi stood waving as they cheered breathlessly, this was the man they had been waiting for.  For too long he had been held captive, for too long he had been denied.  


Now it was time to change:


"Comrades, Countrymen, Brothers in Arms.  For too long we have been spoon fed lies.  We have been told that we must hide our light, that we must hide our glory.  No longer.  Zhonguo Qi Lai Le.  To our friends, to those who have kept the faith, to those who have stood for the values we stood for.  To our comrades in Carthage, and other brothers in our eternal friendship, to our brothers in Asia, you have nothing to fear.


BUT!  No longer shall we hide, or deny who we are.  Today, the Horde of Tianxia reenters the World Community.  Let those who oppose us howl in despair.  We're back!



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"The Grand Order recognizes the Tianxian State, and expresses the inherent hope that it will prove a positive influence on world politics.


As with all nations, we cordially invite Tianxia to establish a diplomatic mission in Dawnbreak, while we would do the same in your own capital."

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The Kazakh Federation welcomes peace in Tianxia and recognizes the new Emperor of Tianxia. 






Kazakh bases near Tianxia have been garrisoned and long range cruise missiles are being logged in with targets near the borderlands in case this new horde decided to cross and impose its will on neighboring Kazakhstan. 

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Professor  Hugo X, a secret Nordic Scientist smuggled into Tianxia after the last Great War, stood at the gateway as it rumbled with power.  The lines between the worlds had begun to shake as scientists from the Perfectly Rationally World Committee on Multiple Earths and SCIENCE!!!!  Watched on.  At two points in the same spot in Nanjing two identical devices were being constructed.  Now all they needed was a host to tear open the gateway.




Now all they needed was a host to run, 10 Kiljillion Volts of Dark Matter through, to reverse the chronoton flow and cover near the entire Empire in a unified time stream.  The plan was hatched.  They were to kidnap the leader of Bear Island.

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With the collapse of the Uriankhai in the North, the Empire would march against the remaining Warlords in the North.






Formal diplomatic notes were sent to foreign government asserting Tianxia Sovereignty over the Northern Provinces.  Corps sized formations pushed through from Xinjiang and North East China into Inner and Outer Mongolia and retake the Chinese Port of Dalian.  Meanwhile the East China Sea Fleet had moved to surround Japan and support landings in the Ryukyus and Japan itself.


The former government of the Ryukyus would be stood up as the provisional government.  The old Imperial First Minister restored as the new first minister.  


In Mongolia, the Emperor himself would go north to meet with the tribes from the home region.  The same clans that had been used to place the Emperor on the throne had rebelled against his authority and stood with these Uriankhai.  There would be retribution, for there could only be one Khagan regardless of what they had called themselves.  


Vengeance was not something to be doled out lightly.  There would be those who would have the chances to explain themselves, to beg forgiveness to the Khagan, but they would be few and far between.


Then there were the Manchus.  Their rebellion and sieging of Ehestadt was one which would not be let off so lightly.  There were those too who seemed to have adopted the Pan-Altiac ideologies not totally dissimilar to the DKT Fascist Regimes and the old Korean Regime predating or sanding alongside the first and second Empires, and having been finally extinguished by the Third.  


Fighting was intense particularly near the Korean border are armed groups of combined Jurchen-Mongol-Korean Militias fiercely resisted the return of the Imperial Army.  At the same time there were reports that the Japanese Supremecists of the EAI had moved to form their own militias.  Pan-Atlian and EAI Fascist paramilitaries were exploding in conflict all through Manchuria and Korea.  With Imperial Troops having to move to repress the threat even more so.


Concurrently the Navy would now move sending the Southern Fleet to reoccupy Singapore and reestablish Imperial Control of its historical Southern Port.  The Southern Jewel as was to be suspected was actually perfectly orderly, its official tersely complaining their orders on office supplies and recomp from the Imperial Government were late, and how Singapore was much better governed.


In the Pacific another strike group moved to reoccupy the Marianas and the Imperial Base on Guam.  Sadly they found the Japanese Fascists had only been bad at killing one thing, brown snakes.




Protecting all of Uriankhai

Ryukyus 2/7

Mongolia 1/7

Manchuria 1/7

Marianas (including Guam) 1/7

Singapore 1/7

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On the Northern Front around the city of Xilinhot, three brigades from the Uriankhai had taken up position backed by 10, 000 Manchu paramilitary.  The combined force had amassed 80 land attack cruise missiles and had used them to great effect at targeting at knocking out the leadership targets, and defeating two squadrons of support slam eagles on the ground around Beijing for the Northern Corps and its supporting air elements.  The surprise attack was now accompanied by a furious counter attack pushing towards Zhangjiakou, with a goal of threatening Beijing.


In the Eastern front in Manchuria, forward elements of the Armored Cavalry had pushed into the city of Shiyang, causing much of the leadership of the nationalist Manchu to flee.  However, with the renewed counterttacks at Xilinhot, reinforcements were slow to arrive, and now 90000 Manchu militia armed with mechanized forces they'd taken from the Japanese.  B-1 and B-52s had begun around the clock bombing campaigns to slow the armor advance, combined with two air gunship groups being forward deployed into the city.  Never the less it was estimated that the Manchus were going to bring forward heavy artillery soon, allowing them to shell the city.  Equally disturbing were reports of large numbers of underground low tech missile facilities.  Naval and air assets were performing round the clock counter force strikes, but the Manchus were now dispersing production to make it less clear what was military and civilian, only putting missiles together at the end, and omitting high tech guidance allowing them to use them as weapons of terror and pin down air defense units to protect value targets such as cities.


In Mongolia, Hohot had been returned to Imperial Control, and Yuan Jia had ordered the Khans of the Different Clans to meet him.  Already it was reported that the Mongol-Turkic Nationalist Republican/Fascist Groups were organizing Black Shirt brigades in the cities.  Support for the Emperor was mixed in many of the far right.  On the one hand, Tianxia was and always had been a majority SE Chinese Empire.  Having all its Emperors start there.  On the other hand, that the Yuan lead it, and the reverence for Genghis Khan, the founder of the Dynasty, as well as the indisputable Martial Prowess of Yuan Jia many still respected them.  However, the Liberalism of the Yuan was a cause for concern.  


Shizi looked on as the Yurts had formed around his Great Yurt, bearing the seal of each of the clans.  These were Clans that had stood for the Empire, and some that had rebelled.  Each of the Khans were slowly bowing to him as he waited and watched.  How many of these pledged loyalty to the Pretender Li?  How many pledged loyalty to the Republicans?  Shizi thought to himself.


The drums of the session began to beat, slowly as they sat around, the fires starting.  The Emperor clenched his sword...


In a brighter notes the lands of the Ryukyus and Singapore, Imperial Loyalists, were embracing the return.  Okinawa Air Base was now fully operational and once again part of Imperial Activity.  Locals welcomed the return of the regions last democratic government, with First Minister Amuro once again running on a platform of increasing regional investment and ties to the mainland.  Local Japanese Nationalist groups had sprung up, but they were equally deeply unpopular among the Ryukyu natives as they were the Empire itself.  


In Singapore, the Government also began reoccupying its naval base.  First Minister Lee's Government began administering the city as well, reducing taxes and instituting a policy of build Singapore to 100 percent investment.  Additionally Singaporeans began investing in the South China Sea nce more.


In the Marianas the Empire was facing a moderate insurgency from former Japanese insurgency now.  The soldiers were engaging in a vicious jungle warfare campaign of raiding local populations and threatening them if they supported the return of enlightened Imperial Rule.


Following a lack of contact from the Philippines, Imperial Troops also landed on the Islands taking up positions and deploying A2AD.


Meanwhile domestically, wartime production began a full boom, utilizing in large part the hyper militarized complex from the Japanese, moving excess heavy industry from Japan itself where Imperial had landed to China, to help rebalance the economy without completely wrecking the environment, and utilizing territories already under Imperial control as well as stock piles of weapons to ramp up the Imperial Production.  Use of Japans tunnel complexes were made for factories for production.




Manchuria:  2/7

Ryukyus: 3/7

Marianas: 2/7

Singapore: 2/7

Mongolia: 2/7

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The bloody Northern Front continued as a head on assault intensified against the City of Zhongjiakou, in the north, three Mongol Republican armored groups advanced, lead by a forward section of armor cavalry and two additional columns of main battle tanks supported by 2 batteries of artillery.  However, their advance was slowed by the positioning of Tianxian Artillery on the mountains above, deterring the armor force from a head on assault.  In the center Manchu and Mongol Irregulars moved through to infiltrate and attack, assaulting high ground positions of Imperial Troops at night, especially on the artillery positions, succeeding thus far in defeating about 15% of the guns.  


Imperial forces had taken up the deployment of UAVs and helicopter gunships as a method to defeat assaults by the irregulars, but the method imposed a high cost with the ubiquitous presence of Mongol-Turkic and Japanese MANPADs.  5 B-52s had been stationed to maintain a rotating presence around the area, and that was successful in attritting targets when they moved on open terrain, but it was difficult to use against the light infantry forces.


An additional ranger regiment was en-route and massing but still not ready for prime time in the battle to aggressively counter attack the irregular forces on the ground.  


Around Shiyang, naval strikes had allowed the Empire to regain the initiative against the Manchu militia forces, many of which had started to setup 'revolutionary areas' embracing the idea of a Manchu People's Revolutionary Republic.  Imperial Forces were able to increasingly defeat regular units, but the countryside was starting to slip as Maoists grew in ferocity there.




Mongolia 3/7

Manchuria 3/7

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By mid week the city of Zhangjiakou was completely surrounded by the Republicans and their Manchu allies.  Fighting was shifting from wide spread manuver warfare to street to street fighting.  The additional deployment of the Republicans own advanced air defense systems had made airborne relief more difficult and CAS more difficult in a now less permissive environment.  Precious F-22A strikes were used by the Tianxia forces to provide relief against heavy weapons attacks in the city, while B-1Bs coordinating with out of range global hawks and SAT INT attempted to make hits on the moving PAC-3 and Aster-30 batteries operating in the area.  Iskander-Ms were being brought up for deployment, but were still several days away to conduct a stand off missile strike, and the cruise missile strike against leadership in the north was slowing logistics down generally.


In the West, the logistics chain to Ulan Bataar was becoming increasingly frayed.  Support for defending it became increasingly tribal loyalists to the Yuan Clan, whom had served under the Prince's Father while a band of fierce Altin Urda Restorationists had risen in opposition.  The Group's leader proclaimed loyalty to national socialist and combined Islamic principles, Uhmat Kemal, had turned his guns on fellow Republicans and marched into the capital of Ulan Battar, and pushed west, expanding a territory of militias from the outer Eastern suburbs of Ulan Battar into remote islamic villages on the border of China and Afghanistan.  This Militia was increasingly growing in strength, Republican units getting absorbed into it rather than face the ferocity of its ruthless troopers in a head on fight.  


Under Uhmat, the Altin Urda Restorationists advocated that the Yuan were really a ploy, a restoration of Francoist Imperialism of the Neo Triyunican Empire, and were spreading rumors of doubt about the true lineage of Yuan Jia.  Was he truly a Mongol or a Han pretender.  Meanwhile in Xilinhot's outer suburbs, Li Loyalists were beginning to organize against the Emperor.  


At his meeting with the tribal chiefs Shizi rubbed his head.  Many of the men were waffling, unwilling to commit to either side in this bloody civil war.  Though they pledged their loyalty of the Yuan, they had a million reasons why now was not the time to bring the Hordes into a single unified offensive against the northern warlords.  In fact, the Yuan Emperor suspected many of them were on the take and holding out for a better price.


"What corruption this has become." the Emperor whispered to himself as he looked up at the proceedings, his sword itching at his side.


With Shenyang firmly in Imperial Hands, the fight now turned to the countryside of Manchuria.  Vast swaths f the North up into Siberia had formed into a series of 'People's Army Liberation Zones', with Manchu units on the Republican side increasingly joining the Maoist ranks, much to the consternation of the Mongol Turkic Republicans who favored a more pan-nationalist allegiance. 


In Singapore the Empire facing a different problem.  With war raging in the north, the Emperor needed money fast, and the Singapore banks had it.  There were now tense negotiations for more power given to the banks of Singapore in governing the province once its status was fully restored within the empire itself in exchange for extending additional lines of credit to pay for the Emperor's wars.


The Ryukyus were truly a bastion of stability in the meantime.  Japanese groups were increasingly being turned on by he populace, and Ryukyu fighters were joining the Empire in record numbers for volunteer brigades in the northern expeditions.




Manchuria: 4/7

Mongolia: 4/7

Ryukyus: 4/7

Singapore: 4/7 

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The thunderous roar o SRBM missiles striking targets around Zhangjiakou SRBMs began striking targets specifically SAM sites, artillery, and headquarters groups for the ongoing seige knocking back the combined republican/Manchu assault as a counter attack from Beijing of two fresh armored regiments followed by a mechanized infantry brigade began the drive north to break the encirclement.  With the skies once again clear for all but a few SAMs.  EA-18-Gs performed a SEAD mission while B-52s provided a heavy assault against the main force.


Simultanously the Air Force initiated the Operation Thundering Forest, a combined air campaign using the B-1 force and F-15 Force to conduct strikes deep into the heart of the Republican positions forcing their supply lines back from Zhangjiakou.  Key elements of this would be the employment of now secured stockpiles of SLAM-ERs, giving the F-15s the ability to deny sanctuary deep in Mongolia, even heavily defended air defense zones.  at the same time they were also able to strike the surviving space link facilities.  Denying the enemy access to their ISR.


North of Zhangjiakou, efforts were particularly concentrated to create large holes in air defense while Raptors were sent and their whereabouts purposefully accidentally leaked on social media in order to keep the area clear of the surviving enemy force.  This gave the Imperials time to insert their two ranger regiments to the north, to filter out and amass to launch a decapitating strike at the rear, while also sending in resupplies to units withing Zhangjiakou proper to setup for a renewed counterattack.


Concurrently with the widespread campaign to defeat air defenses in the north the UCAV forces were now able to be used to deny sanctuary and hold militia targets at risk.  The buzz of reapers was now familiar over Inner Mongolia and Manchuria.  As the Empire began a massive drone strike campaign designed to both kill the republican leadership targets, but also engage the Maoists and deny them the ability to escalate to revolutionary basing stages.  Concurrently with that Imperial Knights and the Gurkha SOF engaged in a massive capture kill raiding campaign within the air permissive environments to drive them out.


This of course would lead many of the units to attempt to flee to areas still protected by the now heavily degraded Republican Air Force and Air Defense Network.  F-22s would be used here to provide interdiction and pick off particularly the heavy equipment as it retreated, as well as provide ISR for Tomahawk Block IVs to be redirected mid flight and employ bomblets to destroy whole convoys.


In Manchuria units were now pressing the Manchu resistance along the Korean Border.  A second Marine group landed in the Peninsula forming an Anvil and Hammer tactic as the navy shelled from shore, and the resistance southern group were increasingly caught in a shrinking heavily bombarded pocket in the center borders.


The Main Maoist Force though remained in the north and silent in the countryside around the key regional cities of Xinjing and Harbin, holding the roads and distributing arms at night.  The decapitation of mostly leadership was pushing the party towards a decentralized party structure enabling local geurilla commanders to make decisions of their own initiative.  Increasingly his force was seen as producing the most skilled and fiercest fighters.  However, these commanders were also increasingly anti-Republican as much as Imperial.  Within a few weeks it was estimated the surviving Republican forces in the region had begun retreating as many sympathetic local politicians turned dead.  


Maoist units of course were able to gain heavy weapons, but in large pat hid them stockpiling for what they would call the long war.


In Xilinhot, the Emperor was increasingly losing patience with the Khans, it had now been weeks and only two of the ten prime chiefs had begun seriously committing forces and the strength of the Altin Urda Forces was growing fiercer by the day, having not only now stopped the Imperial Advance, but attacked and gained initiative against the Republicans in the area.  It was rumored some tribes were negotiating with Uhmat as well for a Li-Altin coalition, both represented conservative alternatives to both the Emperor and the Republican's increasing dependence on the Maoist forces.   An appeal to some tribal leaders who did not wish to give up their lands so easily no doubt.  


Shizi watched as his advisers entered the room, he frowned as he knew what plan they were about to suggest, but given the terror reported in Altin Urda's Northern holdings, they were facing little choice.  He looked up at Ryu as the shinobi master spoke.  

"We have two Khans loyal to us, and additional three neutral seeing how the winds blow.  Four are making deals with the Li and us at ones, and two are believed to be going outright to the Altin Urda if negotiations go sour."


"This isn't news, these men marched with me though to take the throne..."


"And have grown in corruption since, to rule you must be ruthless."


"But it is not honorable." Shizi protested.


"Leo, not everything can be solved in a head on battle.  They know your limits and so they don't fear you.  Show them there are none, and it will be a lesson they never forget." Ryu continued stepping forward.


"Or forgive." 


"Forgivenss is not necessary when you have respect.  It is your birthright they are the upstarts, not your equals.  You weren't there for the chaos..."


"Then..." the Emperor rubbed his chin.  "Make the preparations."


In the Ryukyus more volunteer brigades were being formed.  Spirits were high as people hoped to soon return to the Empire itself.  Many of the volunteer brigades were sent to the Island of Japan to guard the now fully churning weapons production facilities.


More still were sent to the Marianas where the Japanese insurgent army was still fighting.  Supported by irregular air units, barrel bombs were used to set fire and trap Japanese insurgent units, while the Ryukyuans attacked fiercely.  Casualties were high on both sides.  


In Singapore meanwhile a final deal seemed just out of grasp.  Each time a price seemed to be agreed to the bankers pushed it back some more.  It was increasingly seeming like there wouldn't be any deal, before news came from the North.


OOC:  Sinagpore, Ryukyus, Mongolia, Manchuria, 5/7, Marianas 3/7

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Imperial Troops reached the city of Zhangjiakou fifteen days after starting their counter attack in the South, combined with a fierce special operations campaign and increased city resistance they had managed to destroy most of the Mongol Republican heavy forces in the city.  Republican units had begun a general retreat from the South recognizing that the Imperials were destined to win set piece battles.  Many in the North had begun to move up towards the Siberian Border and infiltrate into Russia to setup base camp areas, while others began to defect to the Altin Urda State in the North with its greater brutality and effectiveness, seeing it as an alternative to Republican Rule.


Only the Maoists remained some agreeing to compete in local elections as part of the restored Constitutional Monarchy, while also retaining their militias, slowly building them up to fight another day, as the Empire's attention turned from north to West and South.


In the Manchurian Regions the Empire had also retaken the critical city of Harbin.  Xinjing and Harbin were ostensibly under Imperial control even as the Maoist militias tried to continue low intensity conflict in the countryside as a political bargaining chip.  Many of the more nationalist militias slipped the border into Korea to try and find new allies there and bandit off the lands.


Most importantly though was news from the countryside.  Many of Yuan Shizi's opponents had ended up dead.  The black night was what they had taken to calling it.


Elections were scheduled for these lands along with Singapore and the Ryukyus.  In Singapore the death of the Mongol Tribal Chiefs had made the bankers more willing to open their pocket books.  The cold blooded killing side was a trait not seen in Shizi's early reign.  While the Ryukyus had seen a substantial decrease in the violence from the Japanese insurgency.  Units were returning from the North with tales of victory.


Guam had now been fully reestablished in the Marianas.  Soon Imperial Power would ready to project outward beyond those Islands into the rest of the Pacific as was destiny.


OOC:  Manchuria, Mongolia, Singapore, Ryukyus 6/7   Marianas 4/7

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Flash Several Days Back.  


Shizi sat at the head of a large table table, ornate persian rugs were spread out along the floors of the Great Tent as erhous played.  The chieftains from across the North helped themselves to plentiful quantities of roasted meats, spiced rices, fresh fruits, delicacies on the Great Steppe.  He watched as they stuffed themselves to excess, smoking pipes, leaning back, watching the dancers, getting drunk on his wine.


The Emperor smiled, as he raised his glass, "To the Steppe." he said smirking.  


"To the Steppe..." they began to chant with the dancers around them suddenly drawing blades cutting the necks of the traitors and bargainers.




Across the North the waves of war grew more intense as Shizi's shinobi were unleashed in the night.  Their task was simple.  Eliminate all who stood before the Empire.  Bodies would be found for years as the Emperor's personal assassins were finally unleashed to do their job.  Kill.


At the same time offensives continued to push the remainder of the major rebels into Siberia and Korea where they were forced into hiding, hoping the Emperor didn't choose to pursue his wars across those boundaries.  


In Singapore the banking guilds would find their assets seized by Imperial Decree, to invest in a new arsenal of liberty for all the world.  Election returns in the city would bring technocrats to power.  While in the Ryukyus huge crowds cheered as the statues of the Empire were raised again, the the Imperial fleet once again patrolled the islands. Former Government officials would walk down the halls of the Imperial Palace once again presenting their colors from these lands.


The Marianas Islands were increasingly being built up as forces moved towards the Pacific.  The Destiny of the Empire now turned towards the waves and the horizons above.


OOC:  All annexation complete but Marianas 6/7

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The war in the North against Altin Urda was raging heavily as the extremist state covered much of northern Mongolia and bled into parts of Xinjiang and Kyrgystan imposing a radical version of Islam upon the populace, violently destroying cites venerating Tengri and the old Emperors Genghis Khan and Yuan Jia who had ascended onto pantheon of Mongol gods.  Imperial forces and the armed special police forces were waging an all out counter insurgency in the North, while two mechanized infantry divisions had besieged the city of Ulan Bator to attack the AU forces that had deeply entrenched them inside the city.  Rumors persisted of mass executions being carried out in the town, and forced conversions happening.


In the Marianas the Japanese Insurgency had now been all but defeated.  The bases were now  becoming operational and Guam was once again certified to host carriers as well as nuclear weapons.  The facilities also now featured a major increase in ISR capabilities including the deployment of new Pacific Sonar nets, airborne radar, and listening posts oriented towards the lands to the South.  The Islands would now join the Imperial nation.


A large rail project meanwhile was begun to rebuild ties between Burma and China.  From Yunnan, engineers began to construct new rail systems into the Shan States hoping to recultivate ties between the Yuan and the tribes.  An airborne brigade and two infantry divisions were beginning to be prepositions, as a Tianxia expeditionary group was rounded around the Malay Peninsula.  The restoration would continue...

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