Khirgizia, Khaganate of

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Foundation: ????-date
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Religion:

  • Hastur 1690?-date
  • Roman Catholic -1690?

By Martin Helsdon

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Reference: The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Along the shore the cloud waves break,
The twin suns sink behind the lake,
The shadows lengthen
In Carcosa

Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies,
But stranger still is
Lost Carcosa

Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
Where flap the tatters of the King,
Must die unheard in
Dim Carcosa.

Song of my soul, my voice is dead,
Die though, unsung, as tears unshed
Shall dry and die in
Lost Carcosa

Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow" Act 1, Scene 2.
CAMILLA: You sir, should unmask.
STRANGER: Indeed?
CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
STRANGER: I wear no mask.
CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
"The King in Yellow": Act 1-Scene 2d.

Reference: The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft

Meanwhile he did not fall to seek through the haunts of far travellers for any tales they might have concerning Kadath in the cold waste or a marvellous city of marble walls and silver fountains seen below terraces in the sunset. Of these things, however, he learned nothing; though he once thought that a certain old slant-eyed merchant looked queerly intelligent when the cold waste was spoken of. This man was reputed to trade with the horrible stone villages on the icy desert plateau of Leng, which no healthy folk visit and whose evil fires are seen at night from afar. He was even rumoured to have dealt with that High-Priest Not To Be Described, which wears a yellow silken mask over its face and dwells all alone in a prehistoric stone monastery. That such a person might well have had nibbling traffick with such beings as may conceivably dwell in the cold waste was not to be doubted, but Carter soon found that it was no use questioning him.

Then the black galley slipped into the harbour past the basalt wale and the tall lighthouse, silent and alien, and with a strange stench that the south wind drove into the town. Uneasiness rustled through the taverns along that waterfront, and after a while the dark wide-mouthed merchants with humped turbans and short feet clumped steathily ashore to seek the bazaars of the jewellers. Carter observed them closely, and disliked them more the longer he looked at them.

The Khaganate of Khirgizia was once one of a number of nations under the patronage of the Empire of Swedish-Russia. However, following the death of the Khirgiz heir, the throne was seized by Willem the Evil, who attempted to convert the nation from Christianity to the worship of the Great Old One Hastur. Many of the nobility revolted and Willem was defeated. However, the worship of Hastur had merely been driven underground, and the Obelisk built by Willem had a corrupting influence.

In 1707 it seems the foundations of the Halls of Saffron in the midst of the Urst-Urt waste were laid down.

By 1711 the Khirgiz lands were under the sway of the Ice and had become a Hidden Kingdom, rumored to be the Sun-Haters.

During the Ice War Khirgizia became a depot for the Ice Lords; between 1727-1732 the Sunlanders sought to defeat it. The Kingdom was not totally destroyed, and emerged again in 1751 in the face of Swedish and ARF expansion into the lands once held by the Ice. In the resulting conflict the Halls of Saffron were discovered and demolished. In revenge, the Khirgiz unleashed the Contagion against Rome and Riga, causing a civil war in Swedish-Russia.

The Hidden Kingdom vanished again.

One of its bases in the shadow of Mount Ararat was uncovered following the subversion of an ARF leader and his troops.

The History:

Still to be written.

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