|Republic of Mai Thi
|Motto: "Through conflict, we ride"|
|Anthem: "Song of the fatherland"|
109,628 sq mi
Mai Thi (or Maithi) (Maithic: mẽ wàphã Mẽ wàphã [méˀ wä̀pʼä́ˀ]), officially the Republic of Mai Thi, is a country located in Western Soltenna. It borders Karduv, Ru, Huy En, and Qonklaks.
The plains of Mai Thi were home to several groups of Pre-Ngerupic and Qonklese peoples. These peoples formed numerous petty kingdoms and chiefdoms, frequently made into tributaries by the Qonklese Empire. During the Karduvic expansion, numerous Karduvic kingdoms were settled in the plains of Mai Thi, becoming a secondary homeland for the Karduvics outside of the X mountains. In 1224 the Ankuong Empire began to sweep across West Soltenna, conquering many of the small disparate kingdoms and bringing much needed stability to the area. In the following years, their expansion allowed them to rival even the Qonklese in military power and diplomatic tributaries.
Conquest and Empire
In 1336, tensions between the powerful Ankuong and Qonklese finally boiled over into the X war. The beginnings of this war proved disastrous for the Qonklese, forcing them to turn to alternative measures to beat the Ankuong Empire. They hired mercenary army of Sãļŋàŋ, and ordered him to destroy the Ankuong foothold in the Maithic plains. Sãļŋàŋ was able to crush the Ankuong with his high mobile army, and left their war potential crippled; however the Qonklese failed to pay their dues to Sãļŋàŋ, leading him to attack the weakened Qonklese as well. By 1338, both the Ankuong Empire and Qonklaks were decimated by the Maithic advance, as Sãļŋàŋ sacked Jikhein and executed Emperor Sẽ Kai, founding the Maithic Empire.