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Pals

Pārs (パルス), officially the Kingdom of Pars, is a fictional kingdom, which is taken over by the neighboring nation of Lusitania after king Andragoras falls victim of a treacherous plot led by one of his most trusted retainers.[1]

RoyaltyEdit

GeographyEdit

EcbatanaEdit

Main Article: Ecbatana

The royal city Ecbatana is at the center of the continental roads.[2] Goods came from the roads to the east and west. Much of Ecbatana's population are slaves, who outnumbered both Nobles and Priest.

GiranEdit

Giran is a port town in the southern part of Pars[3].

Peshawar Fortress Edit

Main Article: Peshawar Fortress

Peshawar Fortress is the most stalwart fortress guarding Pars's eastern border against Shindra. The fortress is mostly surrounded by mountains that make it unassailable.

Zabul Fortress Edit

Main Article: Zabul Fortress

Zabul Fortress is a fortress west of the Royal Capital of Ecbatana, near the border with Maryam.

History Edit

Reign of Jamshid Edit

In ancient time, Pars was ruled by Sage King Jamshid. However, he was slayed with a saw by Snake King, Zahhak.

Rule of Zahhak Edit

Zahhak’s rule over Pars has covered the land with terror. Every day, he would kill two men to gain their brain and fed the snakes that protruded from his shoulders. It lasted for 1000 years.

No one had dared to rebel against Snake King until Kaykhusraw stood against him. First, he drew a cook who serves Zahhak on his side. Then he began to save one of the men to be sacrificed and substituted his brain with that of sheep each day. This way, he gained his allies. A year later, the number of soldiers on his side grew to 365. With them, he attacked Zahhak and succeeded in sealing him deep under Mt. Demavant; Kayhusraw bounded him with chains and sealed him with 20 bedrocks. Thus, Snake King was defeated, leaving the word that he would break the seal in 300 years.

Reign of Kayhusraw Edit

Kayhusraw become the king at the age of 18, and unified Pars at the age of 25. Though he was wise and upright, his son betrayed him, and his life wasn’t very happy. When he was 45, he passed away and as he wished, he was buried in Mt. Demavant with his sword, Ruknabad.

Since then, descendants of Kayhusraw have ruled Pars for about 300 years, until Lusitania invades the land in the reign of Andragoras III.

Culture Edit

The literacy rate is quite high. Even bandits like Zott can read (However, they learn how to read only because they need to understand wanted posters).

Parsians think it disgusting to eat lamb brain as there is no habit of eating it in the country. It is because Kaykhusraw banned it to respect the soul of sheep which was sacrificed in defeating Zahhak.

Social ClassEdit

wāspuhrān (wāsupuhurān) = royalty (Arslan, Hilmes etc.)

wuzurgan (wazurugān) = nobles

šahrdārān (shahurudārān) = nobles who possess land and private army (Narsus (former), Lucian, Zaravant etc.)

āzātān = knight (Daryun, Kishward, Kubard, Esfan etc.)

āzāt (āzāto)= common citizen (Elam etc.)

ghulām (gorāmu) = slave (Elam (former) etc.)

*assumable spelling (Romanized Japanese) = meaning Edit

Government Edit

Shah = King (Andragoras III etc.)

Military Edit

Eran (Vahriz etc.)

Marzban = commander of 10000 cavalry (Daryun, Kishward, Kubard etc.)

commander of 1000 cavalry

commander of 100 cavalry

cavalry (knight)

foot soldiers (citizen and slave)

Civil Official Edit

Framart = prime minister (Husrab etc.)

Framartal = deputy prime minister

Dibir = secretary (Narsus (former), Pelagius (former) etc.)

In Emergency Edit

Prince = deputy of King

Satoraipu = deputy of prime minister (Narsus (former), Lucian)

Fossāto = person in charge of millitary affairs and tactics (Narsus)


Unit Edit

Length Edit

Farsang=5km

Amage=250m

Guz=1m

Currency Edit

Dēnāru = gold coin

Dorahumu = silver coin

Misukāru = copper coin


Trivia Edit

  • Pars, whose name is exactly the same as the native name for Persia proper (Pārs) is based off the Persian Empire, and the pre-Islamic native Iranian dynasties in particular. A capital at Ecbatana, an army with, reputedly, the greatest cavalry in the world, and a markedly different religious tradition to the staunchly monotheistic and dogmatic Lusitanians, are aspects common the Achaemenian dynasty (550-330 BCE); and even more markedly so in the case of the Arsacid (247 BCE – 224 CE) and Sasanian (224-651 CE) dynasties of the Persian Empire. The soldiers' equipment is mainly based off Achaemenid forces such as the famed Persian Immortals, the heavy cavalry is more akin in both function and reputation to Arsacid/Sasanian Asvārān, the architecture is medieval Persian/Islamic, the King's crown is Achaemenid in style, the Parsian battle standard takes much from the design of Sasanian coins, The title of Marzban, as well as most of the Parsian names, most commonly mirror Middle Persian names from both the Arsacid and Sasanian periods, mentions of Mithra, condemnation as "pagans" by the Lusitanians, reflect both on Zoroastrianism, the once widespread belief system dominant in pre-Islamic Persia, and the tensions with the invading Muslim forces since the mid 7th century CE; and numerous other examples.
  • Ecbatana is probably based off several royal capitals, though most notably by name and terrain, based off the real city of the same name: Ecbatana (near modern Hamadān, in Western Iran), a large city in the hilly and fertile land of Media, was the capital of the Mede Empire from the late 8th century BCE, and after Persian Emperor Cyrus the Great defeated the Medes and took the city in 549 BCE, it became the summer capital and one of the main cities of his Achaemenid Empire, and of several Iranian Empires for centuries to come.
  • Kashan is a city in the province of Isfahan, Iran.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kharlans betrayal is revealed in chapter 2 (2013 manga)
  2. chapter 1 (2013 manga)
  3. chapter 1 (2013 manga)

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