Kingdom Of Osmax
From The Lands Of Liberos Project
|“||We shall rise out of the ashes...||”|
The United Kingdoms Of The Osmax
|1 First Era–N/A|
|Motto: "United, We Stand!" -King Max I|
|Religion||Osmanian - Osmax Church|
• (1 - 31 First Era)
• (31 - 41 First Era)
• (41 - 101 First Era)
|Great King Max III|
• (101 - 145 First Era)
• (145 - 149 First Era)
• (149 - 175 First Era)
• (175 - 191 First Era)
• (191 - 213 First Era)
|General Of Osmax|
• (1 - 39 First Era)
|General Timburs Derangous|
• (39 - 52 First Era)
|General Panerius Links|
• (52 - 67 First Era)
|General Lankus Boxus|
• (67 - 82 First Era)
|General Banrius Kila|
• (82 - 95 First Era)
|General Tela Beni|
• (95 - 112 First Era)
|General Cockus Eradeti|
• (112 - 121 First Era)
|General Carnithin Redguard|
|Historical era||First Era, Second Era|
|B1E-7 - 1 First Era|
|December 1 First Era|
|37 - 43 First Era|
• 1 First Era
• 50 First Era
• 100 First Era
The Kingdom Of Osmax ("Os-Mex") was formed by the great leader, Max I, who united the tribes Osmax (tribe), Deno, and Arain to create the first nation on Liberos. The Kingdom was primarily located in Central/Southern Umon, with the capital Opam, built alongside the ocean. The Osmax continued to expand throughout the next Era, quickly devouring most of Umon. The Osmax's ability to develop tactics on a case-to-case basis, and quickly supply armies helped their expansion through the undeveloped tribes in the area. The first great leader, Max The Great defeated the Kingdom's first enemy in the Osmax-Fowatan War quickly establishing the dominant superpower in the region for centuries to come.
The Osmax-Arain Succession War
The Osmax Kingdom united under one banner after two tribes swore their allegiance to the Osmax, one through force, and another through war. The war that ensured among the three tribes became known as the Osmax-Arain Succesion War which would determine which nation was best to rule over the surrounding peoples. The war lasted seven years, totaling over twenty thousand deaths. The Arain suffered horribly, with every 5 in every 6 men killed in the war.
The war reduced the population of the Osmax to around 16,000. Maximin after his coronation ceremony later apologized for these horrible losses, including those suffered by the Arain and Deno. And it wasn't until nearly decades later that the populations of the tribes, now the Kingdom Of Osmax, had recovered. This war later became widely known as the first documented war and would be remembered by Generals and Leaders to call upon in other times of war.
The Unification of the Tribes began days after Maximin had captured Hildago. He quickly began converting the Deno and Arain to reflect Osmax values, adopting some of their own as well. Maximin then fourteen days later, was crowned the first King Of The Osmax Kingdom. The ceremony included surrounding him with swords, speaking hymns, and being bathed in the holiest water that could be found. This later became the Embalming Coronation Ceremony tradition thousands of kings and emperors would later use. Maximin in honor of becoming a King, renamed himself to simply, Max, later becoming Max I. Max then gave a speech regarding the losses sustained in the war in order to further unite the bitter tribes. In remembrance of the unification, Max I built the Monument of Solitude, an ancient stone pillar that he personally carved into a beautiful mural that described the great beauty of finally being under one King, one ruler. It took decades, but the tribes eventually settled into its unique culture, with the region's religion (Osmanian).
The Osmax-Fowatan War
After long years of relative peace and expansion, King Fentalius Of The Fowatan declared war on the Osmax sometime in the year 37 First Era. Enraged by the aggressive expansion of the Osmax, the raged leader of the Fowatan had already raised and trained an army of nearly four thousand. King Max II Of The Osmax attempted to reason with the King through diplomacy, but his attempts quickly failed.
As the war raged, in Osmax territory at the Battle Of Kivon, King Max II was killed in battle. A Fowatan waarior afterward remarked to a scholar: "King Max stood surrounded by us. His guard had been annihilated, leaving only himself in his desperate last charge to kill Fentalius. And when they demanded him to surrender, he cried out: "The only man I'll surrender to, is Bemous himself!" The King is only remembered for how he died. Honorably, and with his dignity.
His son, young Max III rose to power. He ascended to the throne in the middle of a grueling war that had already lasted 4 years and was on the losing end of it. The Osmax armies had already been crushed, except the small dispatches of ones to the North, and the new General Of Osmax, General Panerius Links, was relatively inexperienced but later proved to be invaluable. With the troubles of internal disputes, he soon raised an army of over 10,000 against the horde of Fowatan Warriors whose numbers are still disputed to this day.
More than a year after taking rule, in the spring of 42 First Era, Great King Max III proved his steel. After five months of relentlessly training his army as villages fell, and women and children were slaughtered, the Battle Of Apar began. With the odds heavily against the Osmax, some say outnumbered 3:1, the soon-to-be legendary king rallied his army, proclaiming that this battle would be the same as the 1st Battle Of Opam, and that whoever won would win the war. The Osmax won the battle against the odds, with it lasting about two hours. General Panerius recalled after the incredible Osmax victory, "You could barely see the ground, only bodies stacked upon each other like logs could be seen."
The war left approximately 30,000 people dead, and thousands injured. Villages and small cities had been torched to the ground, with much of the little economy of the Osmax destroyed. The next thirty years would prove to be tough for the Osmax, having to put down near revolts and suppress the newly captured territories. Were it not for the expanding power of Max III and his long reign, the Kingdom could certainly become engulfed in turmoil. As the years passed, the two Osmanian cultures merged, allowing the Fowatan identity to become forgotten.
In 113 First Era, a decade after Max III has passed, his son Tiberius I, also known as Tiberius The Invader, conquered many of the surrounding tribes including the Wall Of Spears. A formation of over 43 tribes to oppose the Osmax expansion. The Wall Of Spears was led only by one man, Feyahali Manaopa. Feyahali had brought the tribes together after the growing expansion of the Osmax threatened many tribes' sovereignty. In 113 First Era, Tiberius had grown tired of the small skirmishes and raids by the Spears. He decided to meet with Feyahali himself and demanded that the formation hand over all immediate assets and territory or there would be a price to pay. Feyahali spat back at him and demanded he to leave immediately. As Tiberius walked off with his security escort, blades drawn, Tiberius yelled: "This means war!" and stormed off to his generals in Opam. Fourteen days later, the Annhilation At Stonecrest began, a four-day battle that killed 9,000 tribal warriors and 14,000 women and children. The atrocity however was hidden from the general public and wasn't uncovered until the end of Tiberius's reign. The publicity over the event died down over the decades, and soon, almost became a myth among fact. Among the end of Tiberius reign, Tiberius instituted the Provincial Act Of 140. The Act begun to divide, and manage the territory of the Osmax. Before, control of the territory was managed completely by the King himself, allowing centralization to take place but became increasingly hard to assert complete control. Especially after the Wall Of Spears, Tiberius needed the country to calm down. The Act divided the country into Provinces, each headed by a Consul. A Consul was of the likes of a manager, or like the Councils managed in cities. The Consul managed the provinces local laws, economic practices, and small garrisons of troops. All of this of course could be overridden by the King Of Osmax, Royal Council, and General Of Osmax in certain cases.
Umons Silver Mines
Decades after the Wall Of Spears, and with peaceful expansion into the surrounding areas the Osmax Kingdom discovered an extremely large silver deposit in the newly acquired Agarian Mountains. Commissioned under Tiberius II, the mines were only a small operation. The operation was headed by a newly founded Company called the Silver League. The Silver League, formed in 156 First Era began with only 50 Miners, but in 251 First Era the Company had already grown to 5,000 Employees. The mine expanded soon enough and within a twenty-year span of the first ore being dug out, there was already four new mines opening in the nearby region. The small Agarian Mountains ranked the 2nd tallest mountains worldwide allow deep veins to strike up into the stone even nearing the peaks. The Silver League split its profits with the Kingdom and mined so much silver that the Crenali was switched to Silver instead of Bronze in 211 First Era.
The Umon Silver Mines became a regionally known marketplace for its exquisite silver. This led to many companies such as The Silver Brothers, Redfox Mining, and Opam Mining Corp staking claims in the area aswell. These Companies all lived in short vain, however, as the Silver League held the largest claims and mined the most silver that by the year 495 Second Era, the Silver League owned every single piece of Silver Mining in the Agarian Mountain Veins. From the years 156 First Era - 500 2nd Era, the League produced 20 Tons Of Pure Silver.
The Age Of Expansion
The Kingdom rapidly expanded in Tiberius II's reign, colonizing and expanding across the Umon region. After the victory over the Wall Of Spears by Tiberiu's father, Tiberius I, all nearby inhabitants of the Osmax felt frightened and submitted to their rule wherever it was enforced. Few tribes fought back, as many small-scale tribes across the vast forests and meadows were engorged by the fuming power of the Osmax Kings. Such tribes as the Enlox, Kamai, and Linkala were completely wiped off the map showing the lines between the peaceful Osmax, and the hidden genocide they harbored. Others became integrated and soon a daily part of life in the Osmax cities and sprawling countryside. Only a few later powers dared to not become subjugated under the Osmax, such as the High Kingdom Of Nometra. During this time peace ensured, and no major wars broke out. The Osmax Army reformed in this period into a larger more profound force that was more centralized and could better manage its logistics. Tiberius II often is remembered as a man who centralized the economy, decreased inflation, reformalized the military, and reworked the entire mining industry. He died in 175 First Era, with his son Benami I succeeding him. But, soon other nations formed across the horizon which would brew trouble for the oncoming rulers.
But before that trouble could arrive, a political faction called the Ayrails formed in 158 First Era. The Ayrail faction wanted less autocratic decisions in the nation and sought to fix these problems. The group had virtually no power until four years later once more people became members. At its height, with ~4,000 strong supporters in 175 First Era, the Ayrail supporters sought to fix problems in the military and high government positions. But, with growing tides of uneasiness of being assassinated and possibly being forced out of power by the growing mob, Benami I newly crowned King, enforced government authority. The Unfathomable Thoughts Act declared in 179 First Era began to purge the entire Ayrail Faction. In five years time, the faction was entirely decimated save fleeing members. But peace was still decades away.
With the newly formalized High Kingdom Of Nometra in 172 First Era, expansion came to a quick halt in the South West. Under the great warrior PLACEHOLDER, the High Kingdom established a highly decentralized Kingdom. Forcing nearby clans to follow their authority, they conquered whoever they couldn't force to swear fealty. By 212 First Era, the High Kingdom reformed into the League Of Aineiasion, joining together alongside a collection of smaller Kingdoms for trade and defense. The primary reason for this was the incoming threat of the Kingdom Of Osmax. Nine years later in 221 First Era, Benami I Of The Osmax declared war upon the League. Within months he had already destroyed the relatively unorganized army, and the war came to a quick end. As a courtesy, Benami decided not to annex the whole League. A decision some couldn't figure out why, but nonetheless supported. The new King had proven he had what it took to conquer new land.
The Geography of the Kingdom generally was thought to be clear fields, and often few mountains and hills. But in the Northern parts of the country, throughout its harsh winters travel often became impossible. In the South and Midlands the fertile soil allowed the Osmax to become a very agricultural nation, growing enough food for all of its inhabitants and exporting the rest to neighboring countries. But, with the rise of giant large populations came much waste. Many rivers of the Osmax became dumps, such as the Tingla River which became so polluted, it exhibited mutated species. Many grasslands became overgrazed, and even more, often became infertile after long periods of similar crop growth destroyed the nitrogen-rich soil. This process is called
Government & Military
The Central Government in the Kingdom Of Osmax was generally centered around the King and the Royal Council. The King would make the biggest decisions throughout the government usually, while the Council would govern on the day to day basis. The flowing ties between the two were generally neutral until the Revolt Of Olp Manki in 431 Second Era when the Council attempted to overthrow the King. In response the King executed the entire Council, banning and limiting the powers of the group of people. The powers of the Central Government did not change often, but when they did, it was brutal.
The Osmax Army was formalized sometime in the month of July, 17 First Era. Due to the unknown date, it is celebrated every July 15 the creation of the Army. Unlike modern militaries, the Osmax did not separate their Armed Forces, ever. They had Naval Forces that worked alongside the Ground Forces, and even later Air Forces too. The head of the Army resided as the General Of Osmax, the highest ranking position, who was then followed by a number of Generals, Militant Generals, and Faxillions. For most of the First Era, the army was too small to hold higher rank Generals allowing usually only one of each General Rank.
The Kingdom Of Osmax followed the Osmanian Religion, becoming formally recognized under the Osmax Church. The Osmax Church would exclusively live within the borders of the Kingdom, attempting to convert the entire populace to believe in the great god, Bemous. The Church would often become enthralled in debates and holy wars with the Kingdom Of Osami. The church was headed by an Orator, placed beneath the Grand Pope of the religion. However, the Grand Pope almost never lived within the borders of the Osmax, and thus, the Orator would hold supreme religious authority throughout the country.