God-emperor

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The god-emperor is the ruler of the Golden Empire of Yi Ti, as well as the ruler of its mythic predecessor, the Great Empire of the Dawn. Only he may don the gowns of cloth-of-gold, green pearls, and jade that tradition allows the emperor to wear.[1] The Lengii worship a god-empress.[2]

Though it was once a position of great power, in now the actual writ of the emperor extends no farther than the walls of his own capital. The true power lies on the hundred princes, as well as the brigands, priest-kings, sorcerers, warlords, generals and tax collectors throughout the realm.

Claimants

Three men claim the title of god-emperor in the present day:[1]

Past God-Emperors

Great Empire of the Dawn

Golden Empire of Yi Ti

References and notes

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