Mughal Empire of India

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Foundation: 1660-1702 (T166-T187)Dead.gif
Capital: Bihar / Polonarva
Religion: Islam

By Rob Pierce

Description

After the internal collapse of the Sikh Empire of Delhi (1659-1660, T166) the Mughal Empire took control of the eastern and southern reaches of India while the northern Sikh lands fell under the control of the Grand Duchy of Aballach. Near constant warfare between the Mughals, the Aballach and especially the Crusader Kingdom of Outreamer left them all vulnerable to outside invasion. Just such an invasion occurred in 1697 in the form of Persian expatriates known as the Yasarids who crushed first the Outremer and then the Mughals in less than 6 years (1697-1702, T185-187).

Warning!: This is not the historical Mughal Empire. See [1] for the real Mughal Empire.

The History:

The Empire

The collapse of the Sikh Empire (1659-1660, T166) left behind two major realms in its wake: the Muslim Mughal Empire in the Ganges river valley, and the Hussite Grand Duchy of Aballach in the Indus river valley.

Claiming "repeated treaty violations" the Aballach began a series of attacks against the Mughals beginning in 1669 (T171). Despite the loss of three capitals and the vast majority of their lands, the Mughals would not give up their cause - even resorting to piracy to finance it. To complicate the political picture, the Holy Kingdom of Macedon was resettled, lock, stock, and barrel to south India (1678, T175) and re-established as the Crusader Kingdom of Outreamer. Relations between Aballach and Outremer deteriorated quickly into open warfare (1683, T178), and the blood was so bad between them that Aballach accepted an alliance with the Mughals against the Outreamer upstarts. The alliance later expanded to include the Khemer, but at the price of the Mughal renouncing claim to all regions east of Gaur and Palas, inclusive (1689, T181).

The practical effect of the allainces, however, was minimal. The Aballach were the ones typically sparring with the Outremer in the field while the Mughal endeavored to rebuild their army and defenses, particularly the defenses of their capital, Bihar. The Aballach found themselves beseiged within Schwartzcastle, while at the same time the Outremer attacked and sacked Bihar in 1690 (T181). Hamarayana escaped the devastation and re-established the Mughal capital in Polonarva in the far south. The deterioration of Khemer leadership not only scuttled any aid to the alliance, it also saw the retreat of the Khemer border as Bengali regions abandoned that realm.

Further attacks by the Outremer remained focused on the Aballach, thus the lower Ganges remained in Hamaryana's hands. Efforts to reclaim the Bengal territories through diplomacy failed, however, and an independent Bengali principate emerged instead (1695, T184). Efforts to blockade the Outremer cities of Amon Sûl and Mozûl had some success, but the effort provoked the Outremer to build their own fleet (1697, T185).

The Yasarids

The blockading Mughal fleets were quickly sunk by the Outremer fleet, which was sunk in turn by the invasion fleet of a new threat known as the Yasarids. The Outremer capital of Amon Sûl was captured by these new invaders, and when the Outremer's best general rebelled and formed the Realm of Arnor, the crusader state collapsed (1697, T185). After the Yasarids swept up the east coast, destroyed Bihar, captured Polonarva, and killed Hamarayana, the Mughal state collapsed as well (1702, T187).

The Emperors

  • Hamarayana 1686-1702
  • Sdara 1683-1686

The Players

  • T180-T187 (1687-1702) John Millsaps
  • T178-T179 (1683-1686) Thom Ryng

Last updated: 18 March 2000 (T199 - 1728)

© 2000 Robert Pierce

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