Legends of the Middle Empire
A people may wield a million spears, but divided, they are turned against themselves. In this manner, preserving All-Under-Heaven is the mandate of the Emperor.
- Lao Jiao
The Reigning Imperial Family. Each successive dynasty that claims the Mandate takes the imperial seal, the vast imperial lands and more importantly the Mandate of Heaven.
The Emperor-ship is currently held by the Lu clan, a relatively minor clan that arose through careful marriage arrangements that led to their ascendancy to the Imperial Throne.
The reigning emperor Lu Se died of natural causes. The heir apparent, Lu Tongzhi is underage and not expected to lift the mandate.
Notable Former Emperors