Dragon Emperor

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The Dragon Emperor is the ruler of the empire of Cathay, the largest nation in the world. He rules over a vast empire of many different peoples and cultures and his subjects number untold millions [1a][1b].


His full title is Celestial Dragon Emperor[1a][1b]; another of his titles seems to be Monkey King[2]. The Dragon Emperor is supposedly immortal [1a]. Some believe that he is an actual dragon in the form of a man [1b].

Known Emperors

  • Emperor Xen Houng[4] ruled around - 2748 IC[3], shortly before the creation of the Great Maw.
  • An unnamed Dragon Emperor unified the land of Cathay into a single empire in - 1800 IC[5]. He ordered the construction of the Great Bastion, a gigantic fortified wall, to protect his new empire against the marauding tribes of the Hung.
  • Emperor Wu, of the Wu dynasty, was crowned in 1676 IC[*]. In 1690 he sent a large fleet to invade and conquer the Southlands[6a][6b]. The invasion ended in utter failure. It was probably this same Emperor Wu who met a large Tilean expedition in 1699 [7]. In the end he hired its members to protect the western borders of his empire against the Hobgoblin hordes.

See also


*Warhammer Armies: Lizardmen (5th Edition)[6a] reports that the Cathayan invasion of the Southlands was launched in 1690 IC, the fourteenth year of Emperor Wu's reign.