|First Neviran Empire|
The Neviran Empire at its greatest extent, c. 1500 CE.
|Languages||Neviran languages, Adzamic languages, Yuja languages, Letsatian languages, Ekuostian language Argeyazic languages|
|Religion||Iovism, Adzamism, other faiths|
|Government||Multidynastic militaristic autocracy|
|•||1481-1515||Pexuget Magazuk Ethehaqdez si Novekat|
|Historical era||Late Medieval/Early Modern|
|•||Proclaimed||7 January 1446|
|•||Collapsed||16 August 1524|
The Neviran Empire (Classical Neviran: Nivīšabā Ēθehāqā) was a large empire in Ekuosia and Püzimm that flourished during the Late Medieval and Early Modern eras, and is often considered to be the bridge between the two. Ruled from what is today Nevira, it was one of the largest empires in history, and one of the most influential in the history of Ekuosia and Püzimm despite only lasting 78 years. Because of the Neviran Empire, various events were set in motion that drastically altered the political landscape of much of Baredina (and even Boroso), chief among such events being the introduction of firearms and advanced siege weaponry (to which the empire can attribute both its rapid expansion and its rapid downfall), the assimilation (or Nevrification) of various cultures and languages, and the death of several previously large and influential realms.
Nevira had been divided in splintered kingdoms ever since the retreat of the Adzamic Empire from the regions. The region of the delta had been dominated by the Kingdom of Jeneye ever since the early 1410s. It's main rival, the Kingdom of Asajbeye controlled much of nowadays central Nevira (the provinces of X, Y and Z) and set its capital in Jäxokki. Aside from smaller polities, the recently emerged ledzib kingdom of Jenabre, which had united the entirety of the Cimseje region, threatened the balance of power of the region.
The discovery of gunpowder became a revolution in warfare. It was the Jenethi the first to try to weaponise it, gaining a powerful weapon for further conflicts. In 1439, Jeneye invaded Asajbeye over a dispute regarding territorial claims on the small kingdom of X. The Asajbeth army, led by X, was defeated in the Battle of Käđit, and were unable to stop the Jenethi from reaching Jäxokki. The siege of the city started in 1441 and lasted until 1442, when the city fell. The Kingdom of Jeneye eventually conquered all of Asajbeye by 1444. However, it would not be until 1448 when king Y officially declared the Empire of Nevira.
The Jenabrethi were worried by the developments in Nevira, however, they were not able to interviene until Asajbeye fell. Only in 1449 did war between between the Neviran Empire and Jenabre start
The Jenabre were unable to resist the Neviran armies, losing the city of K’abište the same year and the city of Kižavle the following year. King Degon Moxtageth der T’asath surrendered to X in 1450, and Nevira annexed the region Jo to the Thnate river.
The following decades were ones of consolidation of power and further conquest across Nevira. Between 1450 and 1480 most of modern Nevira, as well as the region up until modern Taiwoqa and Asesha had been taken over. Many of the conquered territories were plundered to help the empire to finance the continuous expansion.
Magazuk became emperor in 1481 after his father's death. He continued the empire's expansionist policy: he organised an army to conquer Mehyaran in 1484, and seemed to advance further up the Ekuos river. However, the strategy was changed to not antagonise other Ekuosian powers too quickly. Further expeditions were sent to Püzimm between 1485 and 1498, however, these were ended after establishing some vassal states, as the jungle was not considered worthy enough. Magazuk also strived to improve Neviran trade to further finance the empire's everincreasing cost.
By the year 1500, the knowledge of gunpowder had spread, and more polities had learnt how to utilise it in combat. Despite this, Magazuk still managed to advance upstream the Ekuos river, even conquering Sonegio in 1509, albeit it was lost the following year. However, all these expeditions were proving increasingly costly, especially as they interfiered with trade in the Ekuos, a major revenue centre for the empire.
The empire tried to spread Neviran culture, however, reactions against it were common, and rebellions became ever more present, but were not considered enough of a threat yet.
Emperor Z and imperial decline
The final imperial collapse came as a result of many provincial governor's declaring independence. By 1519, imperial territory had been reduced to mostly it's 1450 boundaries. Several events led to even closer regions to Yisma disobeying central authority. After the death of Z in 1524, the empire was reduced to mostly the Jeneth territory before 1441.