Emperor Deguang of Liao has conquered the North China Plain with ease and packed the Later Jin emperor off to eternal exile. But he doesn’t plan to stick around… instead, he’ll pack up everything – and everyone – he deems valuable to take back home. But when illness strikes him dead, new challengers will arise to do battle over the fate of northern China.
Time Period Covered:
Major Historical Figures:
Yelü Deguang (Emperor Taizong) [r. 927-947]
Yelü Ruan (Wuyu, Emperor Shizong) [r. 947-951]
Yelü Jing (Emperor Muzong) [r. 951-969]
General Xiao Han [d. 949]
General Zhang Yanze [d. 947]
Liu Zhiyuan (Emperor Gaozu) [r. 947-948]
Liu Chengyou (Emperor Yin) [r. 948-951]
Liu Chong (Emperor Shizu) [r. 951-954]
Guo Wei (Emperor Taizu) [r. 951-954]
Chai/Guo Rong (Emperor Shizong) [r. 954-959]
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