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The Kingdom of Comancheria is an independent country. It's considered a de jure part of the Empire of The Lone Star.

Location[]

Located in northern part of the Lone Star, Comancheria is surrounded by many different countries. To the west it borders the Duchy of Amarillo and the Tribe of The Saucers. To the south are located the Duchy of Transpecos, the Duchy of Piedas Negras and the Longhorn Realm. To the east it borders the Duchy of Metroplex and the Duchy of Sequoyah. To the nord it borders the counties of Dodge and Wichita and the Chiefdom of Independence.

Geography[]

Comancheria is located in the arid steppe of the northern Lone Star. Many rivers cross it's northern territory, flowing later in the Arkansas River or directly in the Gulf of Mexico. There are no landmarks in the area.

De jure duchies[]

  • Abilene;
  • Amarillo (independent and ruled by Duke Dwight Jiberry in 2666);
  • Estacado;
  • New Mexico/Nuevo México (independent and ruled by Duke Duran Crescituendo in 2666);
  • Oklahoma;
  • Washita;

non de jure provinces[]

  • Brownwood and Concho, de jure part of the Kingdom of Jacinto;
  • Crockett, de jure part of the Kingdom of Rio Grande;

Vassals[]

  • Duke Buffalo Taylor-Jones of Abilene;
  • Duke Gonzalo Correcaminito of Estacado;
  • Count Mancato Wicasa of Laverne;
  • Prince-Bishop Samuel of Wichita Falls;
  • Count Isa-havey Eschiti of Childress;
  • Count Garcia Powell of Crockett;
  • Prince Bishop Karl of Plainview;
  • Lord Mayor Pawuurasumununa of Foss;

History[]

The history of Comancheria extends before the event, to the great kingdom once ruled by the legendary King Quanah Parker, also known as Quanah the Great. However, the stories say the Kingdom fell after his death in 1911, leaving the Comanche without a home.

However, in the year 2546 King Pahayoko I Nokona reformed the kingdom, conquering large swats of catholic land, and holding it together despite his Peyotist faith. After his death in 2599, after a long reign of 53 years, his son ascended to the throne as King Moseh Nokona. He chose to convert that same year to quell the discontent of the largely Catholic population, abandoning the peyote in favor of the cross, and receiving the nickname of Moseh the Apostle. In 2628, Moseh died leaving the throne to his own son, King Ohettoint Nokona.

In 2662, King Ohettoint died and was succeeded by King Pahayoko II Nokona, who still rules in 2666. A traditionalist friendly toward the native faiths, king Pahayoko II married in 2660 Queen Suzanna. His first son Potsunakwahipu was born in 2662 and his second son Zepko-ete was born in 2665.

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Comancheria, Lords Beneath The Sky: Foundation of the Plains Kingdom[]

Excerpted from the scholar Sheridan Jones's contribution to The Atlas of Later American Peoples, assembled by The Historiography Society at the pleasure of Emperor Baldwin IV's Imperial Library.

In the six centuries after the Fall, many states have risen and fallen in the husk of Old America. Great kings, proud republics, tinpot dictators - the list of every merchant city, upjumped monarchy, and storied emperorship could and does fill libraries. They all strive for glory, in the distant glimmer of their mind's eye, seeing the resurrection of the USA of old, dreaming wild dreams of how they shall be the ones to restore it. But some have roots deeper than that of fallen America, and imagine futures and pasts alien to the rest of their neighbors.

Comancheria is one such realm. Born from the predecessor state of the Plains Kingdom, the Native nation has nearly reached its original borderlands, as the locals reckon it. It is a return from immense loss. Many hundreds of years ago, the Comanche say that their lands reached from the pit of Texas to New Mexico and up to Oklahoma. But the arrival of the "Newlanders" (a term for non-natives that is popular amongst the Oklahomans) shattered their power and drove them into exile. The practice of their traditional religions and the speech of their ancient tongues were nearly annihilated. It was a time of repression and decay that is looked back to with little nostalgia. In my journeys to the Red Land, I have had the pleasure of discussing the elements of history with many of figures there, and all agree that they would not have the power they do now without the disaster that befell America. Though the Fall was just as horrible and deadly for the natives as the Newlanders, it swept clean the scales of power, and let them balance anew. It was in this period of disaster that the Indians of Southwestern Oklahoma rose to meet the challenge of chaos and reclaim the mantle of their rule.

When the Plains peoples tell the story of their resurgence, they begin with the tale of the Second Red River War. And here immediately does the historian encounter the shape of truth locked in the smoky mirror of legend. Like many other Natives, the original three nations who formed the Plains Kingdom began records of the new world soon after the Fall. Unlike the Sequoyans or Degiha, however, much of the Plains Kingdoms records from this period are no longer extant. In the early days the Plains Indians were still working to return their languages to widespread use, and Old American was the first language of most of their citizens. Thus, it followed, that the occurrences of this time were set down in the speech that had the most widespread use. These histories were kept at the Plains capitol of Lawton for 150 years, safe and little thought of. But In the reign of the Two-Month-King, Cheasequah The Spiteful, a great number of Old American documents were burned. Cheasequah was a bitter, xenophobic figure, who had narrowly lost out in the election for Plains King that was held at the death or deposing of preceeding rulers. Cheasequah the Spiteful launched a war of usurpation, in the course of which he took Lawton. Upon doing so, he ordered every work in a non-Native tongue burned, and countless documents were consigned to the flame. Among those were the oldest records of the Plains Kingdom's histories, and thus we must re-piece its journey through fragmentary accounts and mutated stories.

What we do know is that, at some time after the Fall, the Apache, Kiowa, and Comanche people began to readopt their old ways of life. Though it would never mirror the old nomadic ways perfectly, the three nations adopted a form of existence similar to that of the Degiha in the North of the state. They continued the farming and settlement of townships while also ranging into the surrounding area, cycling between groups so as not to leave the urban areas unguarded. At first they mainly ventured haltingly into the areas around their homes, still wary of the chaotic world that had risen around them. During this time, at some point, most of the garrison at Ft. Sill was abandoned. How long this abandonment took, how complete it was, and what main impetus was is still unknown. It is verified that at least some of the soldiers of Old America who were stationed there left voluntarily, supposedly to reestablish contact with the American Government. Taking their families with them they would eventually end up at Talequah, and join the Cherokee Nation, beginning the elite 45 Thunderbirds.

At least a handful of dedicated soldiers remained, along with a large civilian Newlander population in Lawton itself. How long this state continued, and what exactly their relation with the Natives around them were are a matter of debate. Whatever the state was, it changed drastically with the arrival of the Texans.

There have been many rulerships that arose in Texas following the Fall: The Isotes Cores, the Aggies, Metroplex, Kingdom of Star Flying Throne... but to the Plains people, those who came against them the first time were called simply "Texans". Whether this demonstrates a last gasp of some united Texan government, or simply a disregard for "who" these Lone Star residents were is ambiguous. In the early 21st century, Texans began to raid heavily across the Red River, attacking Newlander towns (it is unknown why Native residencies were spared at first). These forces probed ever deeper, aiming for Lawton and the barely secured armory of Ft. Sill. Soon the raids became full scale assaults, each time inching closer to Ft Sill. The inhabitants of Lawton called forth aid from the remaining Newlanders, but even their swelled numbers proved to have difficulty holding off the reavers from the South. Soon the attacks also began to fall on the Natives, starting with an attack at the Kiowa town of Magnum while it was lightly defended. Many were captured, and would have been carried south (for what purpose we cannot be sure), but a scouting party of Apache found the Texans in their escape and cut them down. The general uniformity of this story and its details tend to lend it credibility in the scholastic study of this period. Soon after, whether from captured members or later intelligence, The Apache, Kiowa, and Comanche discovered that the Texans were massing for an attack on Ft. Sill. The goal was supposedly to seize its still sizeable arsenal ("Weapons of war that may remake the world" according to one account), although modern scholars hypothesize that the Texans wished to establish a forward outpost for a conquest of Okaysee. According to the official version of the following events, the Newlanders of Lawton had already known of this attack, and begged the Plains people to come and help defend them; while In other, less favored accounts, the Indians showed up en masse on horseback and explained the situation, demanding vassalization in turn for aid. Whatever those reservations and demands, the Natives did remain and defend Ft. Sill.

The Battle of the Wichitas is a murky fight in a murky conflict. It has alternately been called the start, crux, and end of the Second Red River War. {Note: The Indians are adamant that this conflict was the SECOND Red River War, with the first supposedly having been fought against Old America in the ancient past.} How long it went on, and what the tactics of battle were are lost to us. The picture painted is one of anxiety and overwhelming disadvantage. Numbers are thrown about and often exaggerated: 5x2, 3x1, 100x1, 1000x1 - the story is one that grows in the telling. It is unlikely that the defenders could have been so disadvantaged and yet succeeded. As such, a truly unbelievable fable has popped up which must be recounted now if only for its ubiquity. Deep in the Arthill Palace of Ft Sill is a monstrous weapon from before the war called Ato-Mikan. It appears similar to many of the other mysterious "artillery" objects that can be found in museums around the world. Supposedly, however, the power of this weapon is so great it could split the very grains of dust in two. But, as luck would have it, only four arrows were ever made for it, and one was spent in the ages past. The other three were taken far west into the desert, and hidden where they could never be used to blight the Earth for foul purpose. As the Story of Ato-Mikan goes, the Comanche leader, Isa-Tai the Radical, sent ten men to ride to the West with all haste and bring these arrows back. At this point the versions always diverge, each recounting more outrageous sights and horrible struggles than the last, all taking their toll on the party's members. Eventually, after grief and struggle, the sole survivor returns to Ft. Sill on the eve of the battle, carrying with him the Three Arrows of Ato-Mikan.

The following day the Battle of the Wichitahs begins, and the Oklahomans resist bravely, but are overwhelmed by the Texan numbers. Isa-tai orders most of the forces to retreat to the fort, while he takes his cavalry towards the mountains. Isa-tai and his men cut through the Texan line, inflicting great harm and heading North. The Texans pursue, to bring down the horsemen and stop an attack from the rear. Isa-Tai and his men draw up on the mountains, and bid their last goodbye to their brothers as the mass of Texans swarm upon them - and the besieged members of Ft. Sill fire Ato-Mikan. The arrow flies across the sky, and lands in the midst of the Comanche cavalry (striking Isa-Tai in the heart, as some have it). In an instant, the mountainside is broke asunder, and the chief and his men are swept aside in flame, along with most of the Texan army. When they see this horror, the rest of the Texans flee, and do not return within sight of the Red River for decades. Following this victory, the Plains Kingdom is instated and the son of Isa-Tai the Radical, Isa-Tai the Shining, is elected its first king.

The residents of Comancheria are unswervingly keen on this course of events, no matter how ridiculous it is. Why has this weapon never been used since if it is so dangerous? It merely sits across from the Osagewood Throne in Ft. Sill - monumental yes, but still a monument only. Nothing seems to set Ato-Mikan aside from other extant artilleries, none of which are said to have its level of devastation. And there were other wars fought by the Plains Natives where it could have been in use, and yet it has never since left its perch. The Texans did return eventually, and there have been a total of 52 Red River wars in the last six centuries. Perhaps the most damning is that the story has a variety of obvious Atomicist elements, likely coloring with elements of syncreticism from the former population of Texan Atomicists to the South.


Trivia[]

  • The Kingdom of Comancheria
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