Ru

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Democratic Republic of Ruhmya
Kwayyəng Milañiyəng Rukway
Flag Emblem
Anthem: State Anthem of the RDPR
Capital
and
Lyewmthu
Official languages Ru
Demonym Ruhmyan, Ru
Government Unitary one-party republic
 -  Comrade Ang Sothi
 -  Premier Ma Riaw
Legislature National Assembly
Establishment
 -  Formation of the Yaye Confederation 350 CE 
Population
 -  2021 estimate 33,530,000
Currency Qonklese Chih (QKC)

Ru (Ru: Rukway [ɾú.kʷe]), or Ruhmya (Ru: Rumya [ɾú.mʲa]), officially the Democratic Republic of Ruhmya (Ru: Kwayyəng Milañiyəng Rukway [kʷé.jõː mí.la.ji.jõː ɾú.kʷe]), is a country located in West Soltenna. It borders Qonklaks and shared a maritime border with Yachiro.

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The early Ruhmyan tribes first settled in the Sa Wa heartlands and the western Qonklese provinces at least five-hundred years prior to the Ngerupic Nothern Migration that brought the arrival of the Kwang. The first documentation of the Ru were described in the early Wa Dynasty annals carved on ox scapulas during the First Pacification of the Western Barbarians. In 1200 BCE, the region was formally incorporated into the Gain Dynasty in 52 CE, under Duchy of Ngein. The Ru peoples adopted numerous Qonklese traditions during this time, including the Qonklese New Year, the Qonklese Calender, and the adoption of the Qonklese logography to write Old Ru.

Due to the fall of the Gain Dynasty in 223 CE, the Duchy of Ngein fell into anarchy, and the Sa Wa heartlands became lawless. A Gain warlord with by the name of Kũ Shi, had seized the opportunity to declare independence from Qonklaks, and built up his army with Ru conscripts. By 241 CE, Kũ Shi had reclaimed all of the Ru-speaking lands from Qonklese rule.

Under Kũ Shi, the new Chù Dynasty (Old Ru: /s-taʔ/, 242-588 CE) directly challenged the legitimacy of the Emperor of Qonklaks, which at the time there was none due to Qonklaks being in a state of constant war. Kũ Shi, having a Qonklese name, decided to change his name to a Ru name, and formally promulgated his reign name as the Dèinyoun Emperor (Old Ru: /dˤijm.lom/).

The Chù Dynasty, for the first time, allowed the Ru peoples to decide their own fate, and under the orders of the reigning Guinyoun Emperor (Old Ru: /ɢuln.lom/), began to create a uniquely Ru writing system. Legend has it that the Guinyoun Emperor prayed to the sun and the script was a gift bestowed upon the Ru peoples. In reality, the writing system was derived from Qonklese logograms. It was promulgated as a tool to enlighten the masses, as each sound native to Old Ru was able to be written just by sounding the word out. Unfortunately, as the public (especially the peasants) did not need to learn to write, this writing system was confined only to the upper class for one thousand years.

The Ru dynasties would wax and wane like the ones in Qonklaks, and Ru dynasties would enter and leave the tributary system set up by Qonklese dynasties.

The ruling Mhyòu Dynasty noticed that Qonklaks’ was declining as a Soltennan power, mostly due to growing Terminian and Shohuanese presence in the region. They concluded that Qonklaks would fall if they refused to adapt to the new world order, and that in order to keep out the enemy, one must learn to think like them. In 1866, a Ru envoy was sent to Jikhein to persuade the Olboros dynasty in Qonklaks to modernize their army by hiring foreign military advisors. The Olboros dynasty declined, and the enboy was sent away. Back in Daethyun, Emperor Jyangui (1840-1909) had promulgated his “Nine Point Plan to Modernize the Army” that same year, fearing that Qonklaks’ imminent fall would bring Ru down with them. He offered Shohuanese military strategist, Colonel name nameson, to reorganize the Ru army. At the same time, the Guaesuist scholars, led by Master Haun Gyoh, viewed this as a threat to the integrity of Ru culture, and sought to assassinate name nameson in a staged accident. However, his plan was thwarted when the Imperial Xuinde, the secret police network modelled after the Qonklese equivalent Bweh-Sha, intercepted one of Haun Gyoh’s messengers, interrogated him, and revealed the plot of the assassination. Haun Gyoh and his Guaesuist scholars were subsequently executed in public for defying the wishes of the Emperor.

The 1903 White Revolution in Qonklaks sparked anti monarchist sentiments in Ru. However, the now military updated Mhyòu dynasty was on high alert of any “subversive” activities that might appear in Ru. On 6 April 1904, in an misunderstanding between police officers and students about an alleged “political gathering”, 52 students were killed in a skirmish in an event known as the 2-5 Massacre (occured on the 5th day of the 2nd month). The tight security network of informers provided crucial intel that would allow the Imperial Xuinde to arrest and suppress student-led revolts.

By 1927, the Qonklese fascist restorationist movement is in full swing as the Lha-Khu gains political prominence in the Qonklese Republic, due to discreet funding from Ru. Dain Pain, leader of the Lha-Khu, is invited to the Imperial Palace in Daethyun by ruling Emperor Jyannah as a guest with highest honour, but Dain Pain declined. In a later interview, Dain Pain states that he declined the invitation due to him viewing Ru as a vassal state, and that being the guest of an Emperor of a foreign nation is insulting to his honour as the next Avatar of Houn Shi.

In 6 March, 1929, a week after Dain Pain becames Avatar of Houn Shi, Emperor Jyannah recognized the new Qonklese Emperor and reached out to form an alliance. However, Dain Pain refused to form the alliance because the Empire did not recognize the Mhyòu Dynasty as the legitimate governing body of Ru. Due to this, the two nations’ relationship soured.

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