The western Imaskar Empire collapsed in −2488 DR, but the eastern provinces of Khati and Katakoro emerged relatively unscathed. Thus, within a year, Kujawa claimed the Dragon Throne in the Khati city of Thakos, the former capital of Upper Imaskar. With that, he declared himself Emperor and founded a new realm, Anok-Imaskar.
Anok-Imaskar was prosperous and quickly spread east, north, and south. Eventually, circa −2300 DR, Kujawa decided to found a second capital city to better govern the new southern lands his nation had claimed. The new capital was called Tempat Larang.
Unfortunately, the nearby volcano Mount Bakos erupted in −2113 DR, covering Tempat Larang in ash and lava, and the city had to be evacuated. Over the following decades, the empire's southwestern lands were also abandoned.
Kujawa repeated the history of his former peers in Imaskar when he died fighting the immortal Nung Chiang, in the form of a t'ien lung dragon.[note 1] in −1943 DR. His death caused the empire to collapse.[note 2]
- ↑ The Grand History of the Realms says Kujawa died in combat with "the celestial dragon T'ien Lung", however "t'ien lung" is a generic type of oriental dragon with a name meaning "celestial dragon". Ronin Challenge establishes that the empire that ruled from Tempat Larang (this was before Anok-Imaskar was given a name) came into conflict with Nung Chiang, who frequently manifests as a t'ien lung. The more specific name is therefore used here.
- ↑ Ronin Challenge, page 67, presents a story by Awagi Nukichi retelling the fall of Emperor Tan Chin (there called Joon Tsao Choo) at Kuo Meilan at the hands of a "spirit dragon" (suggested to be Nung Chiang), and appends a disaster striking Tempat Larang (presumably the volcano in the same book) a few years afterward. However, Grand History later retconned this, placing the destruction of Tempat Larang within the time of the newly invented Anok-Imaskar and putting Tan Chin's empire centuries later, with Tan Chin defeated by Chih Shih. Thus, in-universe, Awagi's story appears to be a mistaken conflation of the falls of both empires. It is also possible that there was another attempt by Tan Chin to establish a power base at Tempat Larang. Thus it is not clear what Ronin Challenge might say about Kujawa and Anok-Imaskar.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 31. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.