Chinese Design Contest: Emperor Wendi, First of the Sui
Posted on 02/16/01 @ 12:00 AM
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It is the year of our lord 581. In Europe, the Dark Ages rage on, and China is facing a dark age of its own. The times when China was a single and powerful empire are no more. All that is left are feuding and bickering kingdoms that care little for others. However, while in Europe the Dark Ages shall keep raging on for centuries, in China a new age will be upon its people.
In the northern realms of China lies the Zhou kingdom. Thorn by political and military issues, the Zhou are divided in two, the Northern and Eastern factions. Although most of the Zhou nobles have no quarrel against this situation, one of them has. His name is Yang Jian, but he is known mostly by his noble title, the Grand Duke of Sui.
The Grand Duke of Sui, acting as the Northern Zhou chancellor, has long gained the true political power of his kingdom, but he is not formally king. This cannot go on, and it is time to change this situation.
The ambition of this important man shall change all China, and pave the way for the rebirth of a nation. This campaign tells the tale of the rise to power of the first emperor of the Sui dinasty, Emperor Wendi. See how the ambition and cunning of this man paved his way to the long forgotten throne of the Chinese empire.
Emperor Wendi, First of the Sui
The Author, Zanzard Lothar, would like to thank these people who have helped me so much in the creation of this campaign:
Stanley Xiao (Stan_the_conquistador): Granted me just about all of the historical information present in this campaign.
AOKH angels OldGrex, Rasher, Spineman and Thunder: Must be thanked for their continuous incentive on all of the AOK scenario design community. Were it not for the work of these individuals, i would have stopped designing scenarios a long time ago.
Ingo Van Thiel and Martin Frost (Frostius): Creators of "The King's Best Men" and "1066 - the Year of Three Kings". These two works were a great source of inspiration for the storyline and for the campaign, and also some of the sounds of "The King's Best Men" were used in this campaign.
Sergey Prokofiev (in memoriam) and Basil Poledouris: Artits who have little to do with scenario design, their works with the soundtracks of the movies "Alexander Nevsky", "Ivan the Terrible" and "Conan the Barbarian" were sources of sound files for this campaign.
AntÃ´nio Carlos Gomes (in memoriam) and Ã?lvares de Azevedo (in Memoriam): Two Brazilian artists whose works were also source of inspiration for this campaign.