Jidu dynasty

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Heavenly Kingdom of Christ
Jidu Tinguka


Capital Vetpei (1121 - 1134)
Mojing (1134 - 1140)
Sicho (1140 - 1264)
Language(s) Old Namorese
Religion Christianity
Government Monarchy
 - 1121 - 1125 Yehoha (first)
 - 1255 - 1262 Samu (last)
 - Established 1121
 - Siege of Xiangmen 1149
 - Split with the Apostolic Catholic Church 1203 - 1211
 - Disestablished 1264
Today part of  Namor

The Heavenly Kingdom of Christ (基督天國, Джиду Тингука tr. Jidu Tinguka), more commonly known as the Jidu dynasty (基督王朝, Джиду Вангчо tr. Jidu Vangcho) or Christian Namor (基督南屋域, Джиду Намора tr. Jidu Namora) was a kingdom that controlled northern Namor between 1121 and 1134 and almost all of present-day Namor by 1149. It is the first and only Christian dynasty to rule Namor; at its height, it was the largest Christian monarchy in Borea by land area.

The Jidu was founded by Yehoha (Joshua), who unified the Peivet people in 1121 after subduing rival Peivet clans. In 1129, Yehoha invaded Txotai to crush a rebellion among five Otekian tribes against the Apostolic Catholic Church, a move that won the Jidu much prestige in the Christian world. Yehoha's successor, King Yehan (John), led a series of military campaigns against neighboring states in Namor Proper that became known as the Crusades. Starting in the 1120s, the Jidu dynasty expanded southward. In 1140, the Jidu, having conquered and razed Namo, moved its capital to Sicho. In 1149, the Jidu laid siege to Xiangmen and conquered the Xi dynasty, marking an end to the Second North-South Divide that had begun in the ninth century.

Under Jidu rule, Christianity and Tastanism were introduced into Namor. Temples dedicated to the worship of one god, such as the Songtemo in Sicho, were built, and the first known Namorese translation of the Bible was published and distributed to the population. At the same time, the Jidu tried to stamp out "pagan traditions" such as Txoism with limited success. As efforts to suppress Txoism were met with resistance from the local population, the Jidu softened its attitude towards local traditions and tried to incorporate them into the state religion. Consequently, a new brand of monotheism emerged in Jidu Namor. Attempts by the Apostolic Catholic Church to restore orthodox practices in Namor provoked a schism with the Jidu that ended in 1211 when the Church agreed to tolerate ancestor worship in Namor while the Jidu rejoined the Church.

In the 1250s, rebels led by Dan Yensun seized control of large parts of Namor Proper, undermining the legitimacy of the Jidu. In 1262, the last Jidu king, Samu (Samuel), died with no clear successor, and in 1264 Sicho fell to rebels. The Jidu dynasty is considered to have ended in 1264, although it continued in Txotai as the Solomonic Jidu dynasty until the 18th century.