planets:liang

The 7th planet in the Liang System orbiting a red dwarf, main sequence star. It is one of the most beautiful planets in the system with a hospitable atmosphere. Home to primarily The Second Children, Humans and Taianese. The Empire of Tai Pan claimed this as their planet 60 years ago and renamed it “Tai Pan”, however, the humans and elves that were living on the planet refuse to call it anything other than Liang. The planet suffered many years of conflict as the native peoples tried to force the Taianese off their planet to little avail.

A storied planet, Liang's history is as great as it is terrible. Initially 'stable', being like any other planet with numerous nations and the expected 'little squabbles', its status-quo was changed more and more as newcomers from other worlds arrived faster than a new balance could be established.

For thousands of years, many peoples lived on Liang, with the The Second Children being dominant. In the process, they learned how to use the energy of the planet, known as The Song, a construct similar to The Word of Jord. Though their technological level was medieval, the various peoples formed a complex society enhanced by their ability to manipulate the world around them, bending reality to their will. When humans from The Interstellar Alliance arrived in 2881 GSC with their 'technology', The Second Children were dubbed “Elves” by the newcomers, and despite their annoying arrogance, were welcomed. Some time later in 2981 GSC, a convoy of Elves and Embers of Jord arrived through the planet's Mana Node and made contact before creating a settlement in the colder northern regions of Iger.

Already, things were slowly starting to change as the various peoples interacted with each other in various ways, however, the status-quo was not left alone.

The numerous peoples of Liang existed in somewhat relative peace until 2958 GSC, where another group of newcomers arrived, the Taianese. Though peaceful and well meaning, their presence was ultimately a destabilizing one like any newly arrived populace, disrupting the planet's order and displacing the natives. However, their past and nature was a much more dangerous source of contention, as the humans descended from The Alliance recognized exactly what they were; the genetically engineered slave race that their own ancestors had created long ago. Strange and sometimes even alien, their artificial origin was considered a heresy to many, while their social structure was thought of by many as disturbing, and in the process, cast them in a poor light, creating tension.

Over the years, tensions grew, as like any other populace, the Taianese sought to expand. Though diplomatic and reasonable, the friction between the races grew, as some were more religiously dogmatic, while others - both Human and Taianese - bore the grudging memories carried all the way from Earth. As a result, not all disputes were perfectly solved, and there were many who were displaced or disenfranchised. Small scale wars broke out between the various smaller factions as a result, and demonic incursions increased as a symptom of unrest, further adding to it. Though the Angels of the world did their best to keep order despite their superiors' deadlock, all the building tensions and resentment finally came to a head in 2969 GCE, where The War for Liang began. A coalition lead by the elves of the planet and backed by the humans from The Alliance formed with the express goal of removing the Taianese from the planet in an act of genocide.

As the civil war among Yazata known as 'The Discord' began over what course of action to take, the Taianese were initially massacred in the opening months of The First War of Liang as coalition forces methodically sought to wipe them off the face of the planet. This effort ultimately failed, as it caused the Taianese to undergo a horrifying transformation that changed the course of history in the entire sector of space. Casting away their more pacifistic ideas and quickly militarizing, the Taianese brought the full might of their advanced technology and near-monolithic society to bear. In the process, they established orbital superiority and killed over half of the world's human and elvish population in the ensuing war. With a volley of orbital fire, the destruction of Liang's Magic Node, where the last free elves and their human allies made their final stand, the war came to its conclusion as magic faded from Liang and became a shadow of its former glory.

As a result, the realms tethered to Liang's Mana Node were also destroyed, causing the ruins of Speir to fall while the smoldering remains of the city below emerged with only a fraction of their populaces surviving.

Through superior technological might, the Taianese became the dominant superpower of Liang in 2975 GSC. Due to this, the remaining Angels of Liang backed the newly emerged Empire of Tai Pan. Being keepers of order, they did just that, whatever it may be. However, as one of the very few locations where the Taianese can be found in large numbers on a planet's surface, a strong military presence was established, under which the other peoples chafed. To make matters worse, what appeared to be an alien plague decimated the native populations further, with only some minor effect on the Taianese themselves, fueling paranoia and suspicion in 2978 GSC. As a direct result, a new war, and the first of The Secession Wars, began one year later. However, with each of the four wars, the resistance was crushed by the Taianese. Suspicion and paranoia grew, with some even suspecting the plague to be a failed elvish attempt to destroy the Taianese.

By the end of the Second Secession War the Alliance evacuates its citizens under a ceasefire agreement, with those remaining giving up their citizenship and becoming subjects of the Taianese. Later, with the ending of the third war, many of the remaining elves retreat into gated cities, choosing to surrender, swear fealty, and isolate themselves as the feeling of hopelessness grew. With each War of Secession, the time to being defeated grew shorter, and by the fourth and last in 2999 GSC, the leaders were captured and publicly executed, cementing Taianese control over Liang and their emergence as a ruthlessly imperialistic Empire.

It is worth noting that in 3000 GSC, some elvish cities such as Zaria banned weapons within their walls completely, forcing people such as hunters to live on their outskirts instead. By 3018 GSC, many young elves felt the call of the world beyond the walls. Most of those that that leave to explore or travel are banished from the elven kingdoms.

An earth-like terrestrial planet with an oxygen rich environment and high sea levels. The colonization of Liang by the Taianese has developed the center land masses and changed it's climate to be temperate with mild winters and summers.

  • Ashgrove - Home of Southern Yazata
  • Celestial Ruins - Crater of a fallen megacity.
  • Kunai no Machi - Underground Yazata city.
  • “Haneheim” - Home of the Winged Hane 1)
  • Lake Zaria
  • Meili de baoshi - Capital of Tai Pan
  • Port Iwo - Main port of volcanic island covered with black volcanic sand.
  • Red Grove - Small hunting town known for its iconic red trees at the edges of the gated elven city.
  • Zaria - Gated Elven City

美麗的寶石, Capital of Tai Pan, Formerly Ainagi, Hakata

Originally a tatya hini fishing village. Filled with lush black pine forests and its close proximity to the sea made it a prime location for Alliance colonists to build up, enabling alternate transportation down the shore line as they worked with the tatya hini to build more modern infrastructure. Over time, more modern and sturdier materials were brought in. The introduction of the Taianese expedited the modernization of the city but it was a slow introduction to not unsettle the existing population.

The plague and the wars that followed drastically changed the Taianese Imperial’s willingness to slow progress. Taianese scientists cited the elves’ primitive living conditions as a major contributing factor to the the spread of the disease since there was no sterilization of the climate to kill what was thought to be an airborne pathogen.

Eradication of the plague from the city was achieved by the removal of the elven households and the controlled incineration of the deceased elven population. Any elven survivors were quarantined and evaluated in hastily re-purposed animal holding pins. Taianese had a noted resiliency against the infection that was attributed to their sanitation practices that were later instituted in every major Taianese settlement.

The Imperial Army was instrumental in containing the plague but not without before the decimation of the elven population. The elves that were not affected turned their anger towards the Imperial Army, citing their ability to control the spread of infection as proof that it was engineered by the Taianese. For a time, elves were forbidden from entering Meilei and those that came seeking asylum were detained in holding camps outside of the city under quarantine.

Highly industrialized, clean, smooth lines. Lights, colors, sterile surfaces.

Liang was originally inhabited by the following species before the emergence and immigration of Human and Taianese. The Second Children; Yazata.

OOC Notes

  • Planet art by Arieg

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Slang term for winged people such as Angels and Yazata
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