Historical Timeline

  • 979 years ago: Hiko-no-Mikoto of Shima unites the warring human tribes on the continent of Tairiku to create the Empire of Bōkoku. He orders the construction of the Imperial City of Chūkyō from which he and his descendents would rule over the newly formed nation.
  • 852 years ago: The Imperial Court in Chūkyō had expanded its territory to include all of Tairiku, but now faces frequent disturbances by the korobokuru.
  • 758 years ago: The Imperial House had grown to an almost unmanageable size. By Imperial decree, descendants of the Emperors more than five generations removed would be deprived of their ranks and instead receive a family name. These noble families increased both their landholdings and their prestige within the Imperial Court by fighting on behalf of the Emperor to quell the rebellious korobokuru across the lands of Tairiku, forcing them northwest to Quyi.
  • 416 years ago: Feudal estates headed by the daimyo of these clans came to dominate Bōkoku politics and began to battle one another for control over the Imperial Court.
  • 380 years ago: The Hamato clan emerges victorious and seizes power from the central government in Chūkyō, establishing a feudal system in which the samurai gain political power while the Emperor and the aristocracy remain as ceremonial rulers. Hamato Yoshitsune is awarded the title of Shogun, Imperial General of Bōkoku by the Emperor and the political system he develops would come to be known as the Hamato Shogunate.
  • 239 years ago: Emperor Saigo organizes a coup to take back control of the Imperial Court from the Hamato clan.
  • 236 years ago: Emperor Saigo’s forces are defeated. In response, the position of Kanrei, Imperial Deputy of Bōkoku is created, whose duties involve maintaining security within the Imperial City as well as acting as a liaison between the Shogunate and the Imperial Court. The daimyo of the Otoko clan, the preeminent soldiers and warriors of the Empire, would hold this prestigious position for over a century.
  • 153 years ago: Shang Chūzan begins his campaign to unite the tribes of Uchinā.
  • 143 years ago: Shang Chūzan founds the Kingdom of Uchinā.
  • 107 years ago: The Shogun breaks from tradition and appoints the daimyo of the Gashō clan as Kanrei. While the argument from the Shogunate is that this was done due to the Otoko clan’s failure to subdue the korobokoru in Quyi, it is well known the Shogun is a patron of the arts and many believe he favored the Gashō clan due to their accomplishments as artists and poets (rather than the stoic warrior lifestyle championed by the Otoko).
  • 106 years ago: Enraged, the Otoko clan amasses their samurai around the gates of Chūkyō and the Gashō follow suit. Diplomacy between the two clans fails and they go to war on the streets of the Imperial City. The Shogun declares the issue an internal matter between the two clans and does not interfere, dissolving public confidence in the Shogunate and legitimizing private wars between daimyo.
  • 101 years ago: Peasants fleeing the chaos in Chūkyō swell the ranks of the Crimson Lotus in Tenpuku.
  • 87 years ago: Peasants and low-ranking samurai in Chūkyō revolt and force the clan armies to leave the Imperial City. This marks the end of all major fighting between the two clans, although there continue to be minor skirmishes along the borders of their respective domains.
  • 84 years ago: The Crimson Lotus drives out the ruling samurai in Tenpuku and take control of the domain.
  • 79 years ago: The daimyo of the Gashō clan is re-appointed Kanrei and puts down the peasant revolt in Chūkyō, restoring power to the Shogunate.
  • 62 years ago: Sesshō Kippōshi’s father is born in Bishū.
  • 51 years ago: Otoko Harunobu is born in Koshi.
  • 42 years ago: Gashō Kagetora is born in Zushū.
  • 39 years ago: Kaijō Tadayoshi is born in Shima.
  • 38 years ago: Sesshō Kippōshi is born in Bishū.
  • 36 years ago: Kaijō Tadayoshi’s father begins a campaign to wrest control of Shima from the Ogawa clan.
  • 35 years ago: Sesshō Kippōshi’s father, a minor vassal to the daimyo of the Ogawa clan, murders his master and begins a bloody campaign to take control of Bishū.
  • 31 years ago: Otoko Harunobu succeeds his father as daimyo of Koshi.
  • 30 years ago: Taitō Masanari is born in Hinanjo.
  • 25 years ago: Gashō Kagetora succeeds his father as daimyo of Zushū.
  • 24 years ago: Taitō Masanari is taken hostage by samurai loyal to Sesshō Kippōshi’s father. He is held prisoner in Bishū.
  • 23 years ago: Taitō Masanari’s father is killed in battle with the Sesshō clan.
  • 21 years ago: Sesshō Kippōshi’s father dies under mysterious circumstances.
  • 14 years ago: Sesshō Kippōshi defeats his brothers, unifying the Sesshō clan.
  • 12 years ago: Sesshō clan forces destroy the Ogawa clan, whom they had at one time served. Sesshō Kippōshi becomes daimyo of Bishū.
  • 10 years ago: Taitō Masanari is allowed to return to Hinanjo under the condition that the Taitō clan become vassals to the Sesshō clan. Masanari takes his rightful place as daimyo of Hinanjo.
  • 7 years ago: The Shogun passes away suddenly from a mysterious illness, leaving his 9 year old son as his only heir. Kanrei Gashō Kagetora convinces the Imperial Court to allow him to rule the Shogunate until the boy comes of age.
  • 6 years ago: Kaijō Tadayoshi succeeds his father as daimyo of Shima.
  • 6 years ago: Hamato Senkaku, the younger brother of the late Shogun, travels to Bishū to ask Sesshō Kippōshi to start a campaign toward Chūkyō. Kippōshi agrees to help install Senkaku as Shogun and his forces march toward the Imperial City.
  • 4 years ago: Hamato Senkaku’s coup is successful. The Gashō clan withdraws their forces from Chūkyō and the late Shogun’s now 12 year old son lives in exile in Zushū. Senkaku takes the title of Shogun and appoints Sesshō Kippōshi as his Kanrei.
  • 2 years ago: Kaijō clan emissaries from Shima seek vassalage from the Kingdom of Uchinā but are refused.
  • 1 year ago: Kaijō clan forces invade the Kingdom of Uchinā but are met with little resistance. Uchinā officially becomes a domain of Bōkoku as a vassal state of the Kaijō clan.

Historical Timeline

Bōkoku Trent1982