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Tang Chinese Steppe Falconer at Court

A Twilight of Empires

Lords of the Earth, Campaign 13

Hephthalite Empire

These rather obscure peoples are most likely a Mongol ruling tribe within a larger federation which irrupted from the Altai along the Silk Road. By the time of this campaign, they are pressing hard upon the Kidarite dynasts of the Kushan, a Chionite remnant. Nominally vassals of the Juan-Juan, the Hephthalites had spread to create their own powerful regime to the West, with a greater future open before them.

Virulently anti-Buddhist, they would pass no opportunity of "smiting" stupas, monasteries, and entire cities in their path.

For more information see (also Ephthalite Huns, Ye-Ta, White Huns):





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