|Neviran Empire in the Saru Sea|
The Saruan Empire at its greatest extent
|Languages||Neviran languages, Lahiri languages, Ystelic languages, Sanu-Jutean languages|
|Religion||Qurosism, Iovism, other faiths|
|Government||Multidynastic militaristic autocracy|
|•||Proclaimed||June 27, 1611|
|•||Dissolved||October 14, 1889|
The Saruan Empire, also called the Neviran Saruan Empire or the Second Neviran Empire and, in previously occupied territories, often simply the Neviran Empire, was a colonial empire in mid-eastern Baredina, Lahan, northern Ystel, and many small islands in the Saru Sea. It was administrated from modern Nevira and has had lasting cultural impacts on Povania, Lahan, Jute, South Jute and Mermelia. Probably.
The Empire shared its name with Saru sea, whose coasts it generally conquered or had significant control over. However, the exact relationship between the name of the sea and that of the empire are disputed, with some linguists and historians stating that the sea was named for the Empire.
The spiritual successor to the First Neviran Empire, the Saruan Empire began as the consolidation of the Interimperial Neviran Region. New maritime technologies developed in Nevira and acquired from abroad allowed swifter and more economical exploration of the Saru sea and those landmasses which border it, which swiftly developed into speculative trade ventures and from there into colonial enterprises.
It reached Lahan in 1631 and formed alliances with some of the local dynasties, including the Kingdom of Thap and the Luyuan Confederacy, providing military technology and imported natural products in exchange for raw latex, vulcanized rubber products, and lucrative trade treaties.
The Saruan Empire was governed from present-day Nevira by a monarch. Colonies and territories were officially overseen by members of the royal family or lesser nobles, but many were de facto ruled by the military leadership.
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Due to its imperial, colonial nature, the Saruan Empire was made up of many different ethnic groups, many of which had little or no relation to each other, and especially to the ruling class.
Classical Neviran was the administrative language and lingua franca of the Empire.
The ruling classes of the Saruan Empire subscribed to various sects of Qurosism.