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The Imperial State of Komania 1
. Ha-Messarcad Hajara Qomaneh.
Ha-Messarşad Hajara Khomaneh
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Teşiyaman
Land of a Thousand Valleys
Anthem: Hatamagh Maşiyam
The Iron March
National Seal
Imperial Seal.png
Great Seal of the State
Largest city Samadar
Official languages Koman
Recognised regional languages Mishar · Balak · Rasha · Gushli · Aramani · Vos · Dawari
Ethnic groups Koman (88 %)
Other (11 %)
Religion Shawadii Zarasaism
Demonym Koman, Khomani, Khoman
Government de jure:
Federal Constitutional Monarchy
de facto:
Hybrid theocratic semi-constitutional monarchy with a federal structure
 -  Messara (emperor) Mişanlî Aşar
 -  Prime minister Ghozan Shari
Legislature State Assembly
 -  Upper house Princely Council
 -  Lower house Provincial Council
 -  Qomandi Khanate c.1180-1280 
 -  Great Horde 6 May 1289 
 -  Koman Principalities 12 August 1657 
 -  Tughanjuh Proclamation 15 January 1811 
 -  Current Constitution 7 December 1958 
 -  895,254 km2
345,660 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 1.8%
 -  2020 estimate 47,102,822 Increase
 -  Density 52.6/km2
136.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2020 estimate
 -  Total 910 billion
 -  Per capita 13,850
GDP (nominal) 2020 estimate
 -  Total 620.2 billion
 -  Per capita 13,417.1
Gini (2020)42
HDI (2020)Increase 0.790
Currency Sekham
Time zone SCT +3
 -  Summer (DST) not observed (SCT)
Date format yyyy/mm/dd ( SH)
Drives on the right
Calling code +11
Internet TLD .km, .km
a. ^ Officially The Imperial State from 1811 to 1958. It is colloquially known as Komania, and as The Imperial State of Komania since 1958.

The Imperial State (Koman: Messarcad Hajara; Messarşad Hajara [mesär.'ʂädː‿hɒʒärä]), better known as Komania (Koman: Qoman; Khoman [xomän]), is a constituent state of Tamiran, located in Vaniua. With about 47 million inhabitants, Komania is the ?-most populous country. Comprising an area of 895,254 km2 making it the 4th largest country in Vaniua and the ? in Sahar. Komania is bordered to the north by Lake Melkanchuta, to the northeast the consituent countries Araman and Torosha, to the east by Balakia, to the south by the Great Khanate of Gushlia and finally Khezan and Vosan to the west. Komania is considered to be the country with most shared borders in Vaniua followed by Balakia and Vosan. The country's location in central Vaniua bordering Lake Melkanchuta along the flowing rivers of Braghak and Kashis give it geostrategic importance. Shanvan is the country's capital and one of the largest economic centers of the nation only behind Samadar. Other important cities include Shahdar, ? and ?. With 47 million inhabitants and a GDP of $620 billion, the country has the largest economy within Tamiran.

The country is considered a historical regional power and was effectively the dominant power in central Miraria throughout the 15th to 17th centuries. Being located in the middle of Vaniua, much of modern-day Komania served as a crossroads between trading routes from Soltenna to Parshita and further east to eastern Miraria, this gave way to various empires reaching to dominate the Tarkhan Mountains. Historical empires controlling the area include the Mamikian Empire, Kaatian Empire, Kothlen Horde, Sunrise Horde and its successor the Great Horde. As a result of its location, the country has received considerable influence from neighbouring regions and historical countries, including elements from Soltenna, to eastern Miraria. Throughout history, Komania served as a seat for religious affairs and was the main centre of Zarasaism, leading Vaniua to its golden age during the 14th to 17th centuries and expanding its cultural reaches outside of the region, dominating in architecture, art, philosophy, and literature as a leader of Zarasaist culture. The fall of the Great Horde led to the creation of various mizarates plunging the nation into the Warring Period, leading to gradual decadence and a loss of regional influence, overtaken by the Balak Empire.

The nation unified in 1811 under the Tughanjuh Proclamation, effectively ending 130 years of conflicts and instability. The country experienced several coups in the 19th and 20th centuries leading to the overthrow of the Basher regime two times and the rule of the Mishayan government, giving way to the Koman Civil War between 1933 to 1953 and subsequent clashes between Kuulist and Sannist factions by 1955. The country experienced an economic miracle between 1958 to 1977 taking a lead in the mining sector and production of goods, the economic boom was further exacerbated as the country entered a period of increased human rights and civil liberties. The ascendance of emperor Mishanli Ashar brought the country into a period of relative seclusion and conservatism, albeit with stability. Mishanli's rule and the 5th term of Prime Minister Shari facilitated the implementation of restrictive policies and a form of theocracy heavily based on Shawadii Zarasaism indoctrinating the country and debilitating any democratic institutions. Despite this plunge in human rights, the country enjoys relative stability and a rising economy, with new sectors such as luxury goods and cosmetic surgery gaining prominence.

The government of Komania is officially recognized as a federal constitutional monarchy, although the country is better classified as a hybrid theocratic semi-constitutional monarchy with a federal structure due to its recent political developments. Currently, the emperor does not have limitations on his rule and enjoys freedom of intervention in political affairs, officially, however, the prime minister is the only position that has legal rule over legislation and executive affairs. Being widely authoritarian, the government has often been subjected to controversy due to its use of intelligence services for its abuse of power and intrusion into other countries' affairs, taking advantage of black markets to profit and control illegal activities whilst enacting policies contradictive to these pursuits. Such controversies are often paired with accusations of human rights abuses and infringement of civil liberties.

Komania holds considerable influence within Tamiran and is often regarded as the leading player within the union, with its large coal reserves and its mineral-rich lands, the country holds considerable soft power geopolitically and is a regional power militarily, having one of the largest if not the largest economic growth in Vaniua, facilitated by its increased expenditure in industry and mining along a large military.


The term Meşarlah Hajara literally meaning "Imperial Government" was the chosen term for the unified Koman Mizarates in 1811, proclaimed as the "Imperial State" under the Tughanjuh, the "Tughan Declaration Treaty" of 15 January 1811. Historically, this term arose during the late 18th century as a common designation for the lands controlled by the Ashar Mizarate, colloquially called the "Imperial government" to differentiate autonomous areas. This term was later officialized as it had no ethnic designation and was, therefore, considered a strategic move by the Basher regime to force the inclusion of non-ethnic Komans.

The name Komania ( Koman: . Qoman .; Khoman [xomän]) designating present-day Komania only, is a medieval term first recorded around 1150 AD by Vaniuan scholars to designate the short-lived Khanate of Qoman suited along the southern coasts of the Melkanchuta lake, it became a popular ethnonym among Komans during the Great Horde after Ashar applied the term to the newly settled Kalkali tribes of the former Tamir Khanate. It became synonymous with the term Qamandi, applied to the former inhabitants of the Qoman Khanate and their language.

The ethnonym "Koman" while attributed to the Qomandi, has various possible meanings, prominent scholars pinpoint a possible origin from the Nashaghan word Qama meaning "coast" with the suffix -an Khaman might itself mean "the people of the coast" or "of the coast" itself a possible cognate to the Koman suffix -zan. Other theories suggest an origin from the word Kham meaning "ten" historically used for the tribal confederation of Qom which was itself composed of ten core tribes. During the Great Horde its variant Qoman gained popularity, thus giving Komania its current name.

The self-designation Tamyiran (now outdated) meaning "from Tamayir" began to be used around the 16th century to refer to the Koman diaspora throughout the Great Horde, composed of the ethnonym Tamir and the suffix -an, a suffix meaning "people of" or "land of" it was at the time exclusively used to refer to any territory inhabited by tribes of Tamayir origin and the Qomandi Khanate in general.

Historically, Komania has been known through several names, as a literary tradition, poetic names have been made to designate Komania or highlight any of its peculiarities, prominent variants are Teşiyenden or Teşiyendeh meaning "land of white sand(s)" unintentionally synonymous with "land of holy sands" and Teşiyaman, meaning "land of thousand valleys" which is currently used as the official motto.


Early Vaniuan migrations

Ruins of Marashah, Samar, from the 1st millennium BC, partially inhabited until 500 AD.

The present-day lands of Komania once formed part of a ligature of pre-Vaniuan cultures, most dating back to 4000 BCE starting with the Black-Pottery culture, major settlements such as Masaṭar (modern Samadar) contributed heavily to Vaniua’s early agricultural development. The Black-Pottery culture would, later on, develop into a series of proto-city-states, from which early urbanisation arose. A large network of settlements comprising the pre-Vaniuan proto-states of Ghashar and Urum developed which marked the first traces of complex architecture within the Golden Crescent of Vaniua.

Renown Khomani experts have been able to trace considerable linguistic development within the region. During excavations held in 1890 archaeologist Shajali Wazghan uncovered a series of clay tablets pertaining to the Ohanian Mamikian empire, this discovery gave insight into pre-Vaniuan languages, primarily Ghasharic languages, which allowed the reconstruction of a large substrate of surviving words in the Khomani language. The Ghashar are the only known pre-Vanuians to have developed a form of written language, a logo-syllabic script, which held deep religious functions restricted to the upper strata of early proto-states around the Melkanchuta.

Ghoraman, Khurjan, a major pre-Vanuian settlement, 100 BC.

Sasna culture


By 2000 BCE a large portion of south and eastern Vaniua became subject to raids from proto-Vaniuans, which at this stage were heavily nomadic and had begun an early process of ethnogenesis. Due to a warmer climate, large portions of arable land were gradually rendered infertile, combined by a gradual displacement from proto-Vaniuans most pre-Vaniuans were pushed from their settlements and slowly reduced into pockets, this change marked a definitive shift of demographics across Vaniua. It is estimated that by 1000 BCE early Vaniuans formed the majority of the region. The question of whether such demographic displacement came through assimilation or tribal violence is still in debate. A large portion of archaeological evidence, however, suggests at least an initial clash between sedentary pre-Vaniuans and the more nomadic proto-Vaniuans.

The earliest wave of proto-Vaniuans gave rise to early Vaniuan cultures and subsequently to various Ohanian states until the formation of the Mamikian empire around 400 CE. The Mamikians would go on to develop the first major cities in the region, along with the first written language in Vaniua. Most settlements found from this period are Mamikian by origin, with the ruins of Marashah being one of them.

Mamikian empire

Medieval Period

Mamikian city-states

Kaatian empire

Mishar khanates

A map of the Mishar khanates around the 800s.

Pre-Kalkalic peoples previously inhabited the region which encompasses modern-day Komania, with a notable portion being Ohanians to the west, proto-Mishars along the Tarkhan Mountains and early Kashisan people to the east. While devoid of any powerful state at the time, the region did predominantly include various Mishar khanates. Most of these states were built on former Mamikian infrastructure and were firmly based on tribal loyalty, with either a Khak or Misha exerting authority. These tribal states would remain peaceful at times but interstate conflict was common, although, these states were known to create "pacts" or short-lived confederations in order to oust any foreign power, leaving most of the Tarkhan mountains free of foreign influence.

A Mishar golden jug found in Terwil, province of Sarek.

The Mishar states were composed of a total of 7 khanates, where 2 exerted authority over thee more subservient states, these were as follows:

  • Wa Taman Khanate: Wa Taman was known as having served in modern-day Samadar where its capital lay, this khanate exerted authority over Tima Jel Khanate, Tûr Jel and Um Khanate accordingly.
  • Wa Odar Khanate: The location of Wa Odar isn't precise but may have been located around present-day Shahdar, it exerted authority over the remaining states.
  • Tima Jel Khanate: This state was mentioned in the Asharshadan chronicles as a subservient state of Wa Taman, its location is unknown.
  • Tûr Jel Khanate
  • Tûr Mekhar Khanate
  • Um Khanate
  • Tûr Osh Khanate

The Mishar realm was a collection of tribe-based khanates, each ruled by subordinates or warlords. While semi-nomadic in nature, these people did have prominent settlements of considerable size, among these was Mishtaz now located in modern-day Shahdar which served as the administrative centre of Wa Taman and at times of the Mishar confederation. Incursions and lootings were common activities, which became the main cause for the Kothlen's invasion of the region and eventual annexation. Despite constant threats and hostilities from neighbouring powers, the Mishars were renowned for their gorilla tactics and prowess as people of war, enjoying their positions as mercenaries in the Kothlen Horde and subsequently the Great Horde.

Apart from their warring nature, Mishars were prominent jewellers and had substantial knowledge of metallurgy, this is often reflected in archaeological evidence from the period, where large quantities of silver jugs, medallions, earrings and even bracelets depict detailed and sophisticated craftsmanship, including the use of various elements and the creation of complex headwear accessories. Many styles of art developed by the Mishars were previously developed by the late Ohanians which have now become part of Koman art.

Kothlen Horde

Great Horde

Warring period

Battle of Samadar

Sah Revolts

Annexation of Samar

Establishment of the Imperial State

Basher Overthrow

Second Sah Revolt

White War


1933 - 1953: Koman Civil War

After the Civil War

Blue Night Rebellions and Kuulist riots


Kuulist Threat

Contemporary Era

Creation of Tamiran


Located in the near centre of the Vaniuan region, Komania is considered a landlocked country, sharing the Melkanchuta lake with Dohjan the country extends itself along the Vaniuan plateau with a total area of 814.130km2.


Map of biotopes of Komania
  Forests and woodlands
  Forest steppe
  Arid steppes
  Desert highlands


Cities, provinces and regions


The government of the Imperial State is based on the 1958 constitution, following several coups in the 19th and 20th century, Komania has seen the instalment of various monarchical regimes, all following various forms of ideology. Due to the theocratic nature of the Ashar dynasty, politics within the country have been heavily influenced by theological and unsecular practices, with no formal distinction in the current constitution. Attempts on secularising the government have all but failed, mostly due to the Kharem Haz “law of balance” a transpolitical doctrine promoted by the Fukhdar regime.

Administrative divisions

Koman Provinces.png

Princely Banners

*Ethnic Marah people were disregarded as a Koman sub-group during the 2003 demographic census.
Name Map Formal Name Capital Titular Group Population Area
Ashar Princely State
Map showing Ashar in Komania
. Acar Mizwarat . (Koman)
Aşar Mizwarat
Gajat Princely State
Map showing Gajat in Komania
. Gajat Mizwarat . (Koman)
Gajat Mizwarat
Tamizan: ? (?)

Vos: Ezibac (Ezibac)
Bohazad Princely State
Map showing Bohazad in Komania
. Bohazad Mizwarat . (Koman)
Bohazad Mizwarat
Balak: Zadavan (Zadavan)

Rasha: Zadavan (Zadavan)
Mishar Princely State
Map showing Mishar in Komania
. Micar Mizwarat . (Koman)
Mişar Mizwarat
Mishar: Mictaz (Miştaz)
Samadar Princely State
Map showing Samadar in Komania
. Samadar Mizwarat . (Koman)
Samadar Mizwarat
Samar Holy State
Map showing Samar in Komania
. Samar HanŠinsah . (Koman)
Samar Hanshinsah
Princely Banner Province Capital Flag Emblem Official languages Area
Ashar Banner
Ashar PR Coat of Arms.png
Yunesh Province Shanvan Asharam province flag.png Seal of Asharam.png Koman TBD TBD
Bohazad Banner Bahzad Province Ghedin Flag of Bahzad.png Emblem of Bahzad province.png Koman TBD TBD
Gajat Banner Basah Province Azan Koman;
Mishar Banner
Mishar Coat of Arms.png
Barhayeh Province Barhawan Flag of Barhayeh Province.png Emblem of Barhayeh province.png Koman;
Gajat Banner Bezir Province Mosjiwan Koman;
Gajat Banner Bisharam Province Ehzibash Koman TBD TBD
Samadar Banner Burshah Province Danəm Flag of Burshah province.png Burshah emblem.png Koman TBD TBD
Samadar Banner Gheman Province Gheshudar Koman TBD TBD
Ashar Banner
Ashar PR Coat of Arms.png
Ghushin Province Ghashyeh Koman TBD TBD
Samadar Banner Ihlar Province Madin Koman TBD TBD
Samadar Banner Kharshah Province Khayob Flag of Kharshah province.png Kharshah provincial emblem.png Koman TBD TBD
Samadar Banner Khirim Province Gherajo Koman TBD TBD
Ashar Banner
Ashar PR Coat of Arms.png
Khomadar Province Sasham Flag of Khomadar province.png Emblem of Khomadar province.png Koman TBD TBD
Ashar Banner
Ashar PR Coat of Arms.png
Khumar Province Khir Koman TBD TBD
Ashar Banner
Ashar PR Coat of Arms.png
Khurjan Province Ghoraman Flag of Khurjan province.png Emblem of Khurjan province.png Koman TBD TBD
Ashar Banner
Ashar PR Coat of Arms.png
Upper-Yunesh Province Aman Koman TBD TBD
Mishar Banner
Mishar Coat of Arms.png
Misharam Province Shahdar Misharam State Flag.png Emblem of Misharam province.png Koman;
Samar Holy State Siwan Flag of Samar Province.png Emblem of Samar HS.png Koman TBD TBD
Samadar Banner Saraj Province Samadar Saraj State Flag.png Emblem of Saraj province.png Koman TBD TBD
Bohazad Banner Sarek Province Kasham Flag of Sarek Province.png Emblem of Sarek province.png Koman;
Samadar Banner Sazashin Province Najadar Flag of Sazashin province.png Sazashin emblem.png Koman TBD TBD
Ashar Banner
Ashar PR Coat of Arms.png
Sharwan Province Najaghim Flag of Sharwan province.png Coat of arms of Sharwan province.png Koman TBD TBD
Mishar Banner
Mishar Coat of Arms.png
Tarkhan Province Dawariwan Flag of Tarkhan Province.png Seal of Tarkhan Province.png Koman;
Ashar Banner
Ashar PR Coat of Arms.png
Tokhum Province Sarshin Flag of Tokhum province.png Emblem of Tokhum province.png Koman TBD TBD
Bohazad Banner Torosham Province Zadawan Torosham State.png Coat of arms of Taraşik State.png Koman
(eastern & western);
Samadar Banner Uhem Province Jirhan Flag of Uhem province.png Uhem emblem.png Koman TBD TBD
Samadar Banner Yazeran Province Sakhsar Flag of Yazeran province.png Emblem of Yazeran province.png Koman TBD TBD
Federal Districts
Shanvan FD Flag of ShanvanFD.png Koman
(eastern & western);
Diplomatic Balak;
Samadar FQ Flag of SamadarHQ.png Koman
(eastern & western);
Diplomatic Balak




Komania has an extensive system of railways accompanied by a road system linking most of its towns and cities. In 2018 the country had 280,234 kilometers of roads of which 77% has been paved. Additionally, its rail-based network, which has been mainly favored over its roadways, extends to 25,366 kilometers in length and is currently 66.4% electrified.

Since the expansion of Komania's transport network in the 1900s and the introduction of communal reforms, great efforts have been laid for the development of its railway system despite the high costs. The establishment of the state-owned Tamwar Express in the 70s and the ban on privately owned railways have greatly eased Komania's efforts in further connecting its major cities, nowadays around 75% of the total population enjoy good access to public transport throughout the country.




Airports and airlines

Merchant marine


Science and technology



Ethnic groups




The University of Samadar (SU) is one of the highest graded according to the KHSG.

All education is supervised and regulated by the Ministry of Education, whereas access to free education is considered a basic right as dictated in the constitution and is guaranteed up to college. All children aged 1 to 6 must assist kindergarten (Koman: yebem) where all institutions are public. After preschool, children aged 6 to 12 must assist primary school whereas from the age of 10 to 12 pupils must undergo a preparatory exam for guaranteed entrance to secondary schooling. Entrance exams up to this stage usually assess basic subjects such as Mathematics, History, Language, and a fourth subject of interest chosen by the student. Failing the entrance exam does not affect the student's ability to enter secondary school, however, these pupils might be required to undergo an extra year in preparatory to be guaranteed a place in college. Secondary school ends after the age of 16 and one is then obliged to attend what is referred to as preparatory school, where all pupils are directed towards programs of their own choosing, usually programs directed towards a field of interest.

As of 2020, there are around 20 generalized programs offered by both private and public institutions around Komania, these are usually divided into 4 categories: Science programs, Technology programs, Social Science programs, and Theology programs. Preparatory school usually lasts 3 years up to the age of 18, where students must then undergo a selective process. By law, all students no matter their social background have a guaranteed place in college, however, these places are only offered if the student meets the basic criteria for their career of interest, usually, entry criteria are dictated by two factors, the average grade of the student reached in his or her final year and a final grade from college entry exams. Colleges and universities do not have individualized entry exams, but rather a generalized entry exam, known as the KSAE (Koman State Assessment Exams), formulated to assess all basic subjects offered and regulated by the Ministry of Education, no matter the prestige held by these institutions. All careers offered may vary in entry requirements, with some programs only requiring a minimum grade while others may require a maximum grade of 50 points, additionally, these entry requirements are dictated by demand and may increase or reduce their entry requirements depending on the total number of students applying. All education is considered free in Komania and is directly financed through taxes, however, some programs may require additional costs that must be provided by the attending student.

College and university programs may last 3 to 5 years depending on the career chosen and explicitly offer a hands-on approach, where all subjects are specific to the chosen career and do not have generalized subjects. This means that by graduation, all students attending college will have received both experience and specialized knowledge of their career, facilitating their introduction to labour. By this stage, students are free to obtain a loan from the Ministry of Education, with an interest rate of around 0,07%. All costs are usually directed towards the student's life rather than the education itself, facilitating accommodation and daily expenses.

Most institutions in Komania are public with a few exceptions, The University of the Imperial State (Koman: Hazaşameh Messarşad Hajara), an institution for aspiring politicians and government-sponsored students, is entirely funded by private company sponsors and comes with additional fees, these are usually low and can be covered through a scholarship. According to Komania's university grading, there are 5 institutions that are considered prestigious by name, these include the aforementioned Imperial State University (ISU), the Shanwan University of Technology (SUT), Samadar University (SU), the Wushan Institute, and the Grand Institue of Polytechnic (GIP). There is a wide selection of programs available to international students, mostly conducted in either Vos or Diplomatic Balak.

Komania is home to one of the oldest institutions in Vaniua, the title is held by the Wushan Institute (formerly known as the Zasham Institue of Sciences) which was arguably founded in 1019 CE during the Qomandi Khanate and formerly held science, philosophy, and religion as its primary subjects of teaching. Most of Komania's prestigious institutions date back to the Great Horde era, where most schools were founded between the 1300s and 1500s. With the exception of Wushan and the now-integrated House of Knowledge (900s to 1955), currently serving as a subdivision of the Wushan Institute.



Koman people by religion,
2020 State Census Results
Religion Percent Number
Zarasaism 97.1%
(93.6% Shawadii)
Shansarism 1.32% 621,757
Iovism 1.144% 538,856
Other 0.323% 152,142
Undeclared 0.24% 113,046

According to the 2020 state census, around 93.6% of Komans practice Shawadii Zarasaism, with the remaining 6,4% practicing either Qasamist Zarasaism, Desarist Zarasaism, or Iovism. It is worth mentioning that non-believers have no official status in the country and are largely regarded as Zarasaists. Komania currently holds the largest Shawadii population in Vaniua, itself being over 40 million people. Non-Zarasaist faiths tend to be excluded from the state census as most practicants either do not hold official residency in the country or have no established organization that represents them, a basic requirement to be held as a minority in the country. A considerable portion of the Dawari minority and part of the Mishar minority adhere to Shansarism, an indigenous syncretic folk religion.

The 15th century Holy Harim-Uhim Shrine in Samadar, part of the 7 Great Gharams.

Iovism has had a long history in Komania, first introduced during the Mamikian empire back in the 1st century CE, Iovism had a large influence on the ancient peoples of Komania and their cultures. More prominently, the first congregations settled along the southern Melkanchuta and continued thriving well into the 10th century, establishing the Mamhi city-states before being gradually annexed by the Kothlen Horde and later Great Horde. Surviving congregations were welcomed into the Zarasaist courts, however, many converted or fled as empires such as the Great Horde took a less tolerant approach. Nowadays, some members of the Badhiyan tribe practice Iovism, claiming heritage from the Ohanian Mamhi people.

Most believers of Qasamism currently reside in the Barhan province, as around 64.3% of the inhabitants belong to the Western Vaniuan Bashani ethnic group, with smaller pockets of believers found in the Bezir province.

The Marahi sub-group is known for being prominently Desarist, with an estimated 20,230 people practicing this denomination. In the last decade, however, many Marahi have been targeted for conversion to Shawadiism, mainly due to government-sponsored campaigns of cultural conversion.

The country has held Shawadii Zarasaism as its state religion since the Koman Civil War and Zarasaism has been officially recognized since the establishment of the Imperial State in 1811, however, the presence of Zarasaism can be traced as far back as the 6th century CE, with the first Enlighteners, and Zarasa's congregation spreading in the Tarkhan region. For centuries, the territory of modern-day Komania and specifically the city of Samadar were held as the main center for Orthodox Zarasaism, where empires such as the Great Horde led major reformations and new clerical doctrines. The Kham Yeramwar Holy Shrine was built in the 15th century to commemorate his ascension and make way for the construction of an Ashar Great Gharam. Today, the shrine is part of the 7 Great Gharams built during the Great Horde, considered the holiest gharams of all within Orthodox denominations.




A 20th-century artistic depiction of medieval şehay towers during the Great Horde, painted by Qazmay Yira.







Koman cuisine is largely a heritage of Asharid cuisine, itself displaying a historical continuum of developments and regional influences which have led to a highly diversified and cosmopolitan cuisine. It not only features elements of several historical periods but it has been considered a "national treasure" by the Koman government as it displays preserved elements of former dishes and techniques once pleasured by Great Horde emperors.

A traditional Kôhir dish, composed of stir fry meat, Kôhir rice, with spices and pomegranate.

Asharid cuisine displays elements of Kalkalic, Kothlenic, Mahavic, Soltennan, Parshitan, Ekuostian, Amaian, and Northern Vaniuan cuisines, with some core elements tracing back to Neo-Ohanian. It can be described as a fusion and sophistication of regional cuisines given thanks to its historical position between Vaniua, Soltenna, and Parshita, gaining major control on trade routes between these 3 regions, an ideal landscape and climate which encompassed the former Great Horde. Koman cuisine was already well-established by the 15th century, granted by the annexation of the Yâzeran peninsula and the introduction of new sea-based elements. White Yoghurt; Masandari Salad; Red Rice; Təşitam dumplings; fish and seafood; grilled vegetables; marinated and stir fry foods; including sauteed or steamed meat varieties; stuffed vegetables; broth-based soups; sour or sweet rice cakes; wheat noodles; meat-based dishes, as well as drinks like Shəhəş Koumiss, Jaliş, Humi and Mîşkən became Koman staples. With the expansion of the Great Horde, spanning from the Miralayas to the north, to western Parshita and the Qabaasi States to the east, to the Holy Shanyedate in the west, the empire procured to import and integrate exotic ingredients from all over Sahar. Thanks to its highly cosmopolitan court and the expansion of the House of Kings, the empire held great demand for sophisticated dishes. By the 16th century, the Koman court was known to house around 1800 cooks and constantly innovated itself with the rule of new emperors. With the later fall of the empire and the establishment of the Imperial State, new foreign influences were introduced and various laws were decreed to preserve Asharid dishes. In 1817, the Imperial State declared Asharid cuisine a national treasure by right.

Koman gastronomy is recognized as "intangible heritage" owing to its distinctive features encompassing regional diversity, royal origins, and elements of antiquity. This recognition is established within the backdrop of both settled and nomadic culinary traditions. Aspects which make it distinctive from other Vaniuan cuisines.



See also