The Widow Harun
The Tuigan March
The center of The Tuigan Empire, and most important of its nine realms, is the Tuigan March. This territory includes the first conquests of Jebe Khan, from The River of Swords to Azulduth and across the northern edge of The Shaar to The Uthangol Mountains and The River Angol. The Green Lands and the rest of Unther were added in 1399.
The Tuigan March includes The Forbidden Steppe, located in the nath where The River of Swords is joined by its southern branch. These well-watered, rolling miles are some of the best land in the Empire, and reserved for The Golden Family on pain of death. It is here that the kuriltais meet to elect Great Khans. The other most notable feature of the March is Demonblood Dam, fortress and redoubt of Jebe Khan, and the valley and lake behind it. Here there is a monastery of Ogres, whose lamas tend the Spirit Banner of Jebe Khan, and also a modest mine-head that conceals a large and wealthy colony of Dwarves of The Great Rift, whose presence predates the Tuigan. Several elite military units (loyal to various Noyan) are kept here, including the wealthiest werewolf clans, a group of elephant-mounted ogre dragonslayers, and Tuigan lancers mounted on flying Wyverns. Demonblood Dam is also the home port of the few Soarwhales domesticated as gunships in the time of Jebe Khan, and today used primarily for surveillance. The Green Lands now host a numerous population of Tuigan herdsmen. To the north there are the great ruined cities of Unther, where only foundations remain amid the grass.
While Jebe Khan was alive this was his personal fiefdom, home of his most important Noyan and their ordus. During The Demonwar and again after his death, the de facto rulership of the March rested with Subedei Khatun. Though she was a widow, no man would dare try to take over her ordu, and her Noyan remained fiercely loyal to her until her death in 1426. Today, the March is an increasingly unsettled place, as the remaining Noyan in the region have begun to fall out among themselves. In addition their ordus are now competing for control of the region with Noyan and others loyal to Rurik, Jochi and Batu.