|Sarda of Sanmra|
|Formation||like 500 BC|
Persistent urban legends link the etymology of the term "sarda" to Modern Tirina "sa ada" ("ruler-woman"), referencing the first sarda, Tirina. However, there is little to no historical evidence that this is the case. The actual origins of the word are obscure, though most linguists agree it is likely descended from the Old Tirina word sash (clan leader). (Coincidentally, this is also the origin of the term "sa", so the urban legend is in some degree correct!)
The origins of the modern institution date back to before the founding of the Sanmra nation. Many of the scattered dalar groups were family- or clan-oriented, with a single leader who took input from the community at large, but ultimately was the one responsible for decision-making, justice, and other such tasks. When the Council of Elders, itself a collection of these sashmiz (clan leaders), chose Tirina to serve as its head, they granted her similar powers over the confederated groups as a whole, a sort of sash of sashmiz, a leader of leaders.
Initially, this authority was invested in a single individual, but over time, it developed into the modern pair of equal rulers.
Entering and exiting office
Roles and responsibilities
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List of sarda
The following is a list of known sarda. If the sarda were not husband and wife, this is indicated in parentheses following their names.
|Sarda name(s)||Reign||Notable events||Reasons for leaving office|
|Tirina||??? BC to ??? BC||the first sarda and founder of the Sanmra nation||death (natural causes)|
|Dengel||??? BC to ??? BC||did some stuff I guess||who knows|
|Orsea||??? BC to ??? BC or maybe it's AD now||breakaway of Tuanmali||who knows|
|Lıniıl and Asihan||1870 to 1903||made many treaties with human nations||death of Lıniıl (assassination)|
|Tien'a and ???||1903 to present||made more treaties, I guess|