A century ago, the eastward expansion of the Empire met the great lawn in the center of the continent. Moreover, there is no agricultural land where the army can eat grass, they can not conquer.
They strengthened their most recent acquisitions, the great merchant cities on the steppe’s edge, believing that unidentified tribesmen crossed the border without causing any major threat.
Khuzaits, Nachaghan, Arkits, Khergits, Karakhergits – royal officials hardly cared about learning the names of the different ethnic groups, except when it was necessary to move one person to another with bribes, put a gun up with the vial of poison.
The prairie tribes were well aware of how imperialist the Empire jokes with them.
But they are jealous of each other, and a royal title, a princess bride, or a chest of gold can make them a little advantage in the endless struggle for prestige and priority.
They assault, trafficking, protection money to “escort” the caravan through the steppes, and left the game conquered peoples settled.
However, the past two generations, there was something that happened far east – may be a change of wind, or some people conquer terrible but distant – and the clans of the horse has been moved motion.
The new tribe pushed west, looking for fresh pastures. Not wanting to be crushed in the middle, the clans closest to the empire established a coalition under Urkhun Khuzait.
They defeated the empire in a moment too confident.
A corps forces were destroyed, the commercial city to surrender, and the alliance is now a khanat Urkhun.
The horse now lords ruled towns and farmers and tariffs and cropland.
Urkhun imposes discipline on the homeless, forcing them to go to war with their orders rather than simply when they want. But with the emergence of the nation and its burdens, solidarity has lost.
Urkhun died, and although his descendants still rule Khajit Khanate, other members felt that they should be the ones to raise the banner nine-horse is a symbol of supreme competence.
Khuzait Khanate draw inspiration peoples of the Central Asian steppes.
Union of Genghis Khan is probably the example most famous, thanks largely document notably, Secret History of the Mongols, has recorded the appearance of Khan from fugitive single home ruled by one of the greatest empires the world has seen.
The Khuzaits based Mongolian part but also the cousin of their modest, Avars, Gokturks, Kipchaks, and Khazars, who has power over the power sector.
The nomadic kings returned to the cultural aspects of the peoples they conquered, so that the Mongol or Turkish dynasties would dress, party, worship and manage their lands like houses.
Chinese or Persian rulers came before them.
But they clearly remember their heritage on the vast pastures.
Visitors to the Uyghur capital of Ordu-Baliq have written:
That is khan built a yurt magnificent palace on top of them, looks like the most comfortable feeling in the tent of his ancestors, even if he also enjoys the protection of the walls.
We try to make the settlements of Khuzaits reflect this cultural mix.
And to the impasse would never accept a khagan regardless of the security or wealth he provides, we have a small faction, the Karakhergits, who keep the old ways.
Khuzaits’ military strength is their horse archers, who combine force with mobility.
Traditional computer games have a hard time reaching balance for bowmen – they can sometimes stay until the enemy breaks, for example when the Parthians wipe out the army of Crassus in Carrhae.
But they can also be defeated, such as when Attila Hun was defeated by Aetius in the Catalaunian Fields.
There are many reasons why even the fastest horse archers can not jump out of forever forever – the horse’s stamina and the supply of arrows, the need to protect the luggage and secure the source. country.
Often the biggest horse-winning triumph, like the Kalka River or Manzikert, ended in the final close.