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Tang Chinese Steppe Falconer at Court

A Twilight of Empires

Lords of the Earth, Campaign 13

Toba Wei Dynasty

This empire was founded in 386 CE by an enterprising Turko-Mongol leader by the name of Toba Kuei. Wars with the Later Yen, the Juan-Juan, and all of their neighbors established Toba supremacy in northern China. Toba Kuei was very anti-Buddhist, though the dynastya became great patrons of that faith.

It was one of the Shih-liu kuo, the Sixteen Kingdoms, that dominated northern China during the 4th and early 5th centuries CE. Lacking administrative experience, they relied heavily on co-opted local leaders, scribes, and priests.

The Mulan tale is loosely based on the defense of the later Wei against generic barbarians.

For more information see (also Ta-t'ung, Pingcheng, Tabgatch, T'o-pa, Northern Wei, Pei Wei, Bei Wei):

Chris Cornuelle / lote13gm at xmission dot com / last modified Sunday, 08-Jan-2006 14:06:12 MST
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