Legends of the Middle Empire
Mandate of Heaven
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 Mandate of Heaven is both a concept and a physical item. The concept being that the emperor must keep the nation united and strong.
The physical item is a red pearl that only the true emperor may lift.