Fakhr Emirate

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Fakr Tribe
قبيلة فخر‎
Fakr Emblem.png
Symbol of the Fakr
Capital: Fakr Oasis
Languages: Common
Qalasheen
Demonym: Fakr
Religion: Al-Rashidun
Government: Consultative Hereditary Autocracy
Emir: Hakim Bin Mutayr Al-Hattan
Heir Presumptive: Azzam Bin Hakim Al-Hattan
Deputy Emir: Azzam Bin Hakim Al-Hattan
Preceded by: Al-Faiz

The Fakhr Emirate (Qalashi:امارة فخر) is believed to be among the oldest and largest of the ancient Qalasheen tribes, the tribesmen occupy themselves with work across multiple fields including scholarship, merchantry, herding farming and martial pursuits, but overall, they prefer to live in a more relaxed and calm atmosphere, because of this, pursuits such as Poetry, Storytelling and other such artistic endeavors are heavily encouraged. The Emirate is under the govern ship of an Emir, and beneath him are Sheikhs who each represent a different tribe within the Emirate.

History

The Fakhr history begins with its founder and namesake, Fakhr [who was born nearly three centuries prior to the Fakhr’s settling in Almaris] to a poet by the name of Aasim, as a child he would accompany his father along his journeys, compiling the tales of great Badawi Sheikhs, Warriors, and Scholars. With each great individual he’d meet, Fakhr would try his utmost best to identify a habit of theirs he’d believed was the primary reason for their success, and as a result, he’d found himself learning more and more, with each venture seeming to open up a whole new cascade of knowledge which he’d eventually pass down to his children. As time passed and he’d reached well into adulthood, the now reputable father and son had taken up residence with a tribe known as Banu Hawarr, here the young Fakhr entered the service of the local Sheikh, Shatr bin Shujah, nicknamed “al-Barq”, or “the Lightning”, for his notable participation in a number of conflicts between his people and the tribes of Humeima and Iyas. While under Shatr's service, Fakhr would participate in a number of campaigns, rising to the rank of a cavalry commander, leading a squadron of some forty of the best Badawi cavalrymen who’d become known for the sheer swiftness and effectiveness of their ways, Fakhr would go on to win great victories for the Lightning Sheikh, and for his services, he would be granted large tracts of land to oversee, and eventually the hand of the Sheikh’s own daughter, Jawhara Bint Shatr. In time, Fakhr would come to found his own tribe, with he and Jawhara having more than a dozen children and they’d go on to settle a small Wadi, or Valley, in the desert Heartlands, known as Wadi al-Khadraa, or “the Green Valley”, due to its bountiful state.

The Calamity occurred nearly a century ago, soon after the Descendant’s settling of the Korvassan sands, it was an event that led to the, perhaps permanent, division of the Fakhr tribe into four separate entities that rarely overlap, according to the stories the eldest son of the tribe’s Sheikh, Haybah, had fallen deeply in love with a woman from another tribe known as Banu Nuways, however their Sheikh denied them permission to marry and effectively kept her prisoner, this infuriated Haybah and the Fakhr, as the Nuways had not given any reasoning for their decisions. Haybah would rally his cousins, launching an attack against the tribe in an effort to free his beloved, they succeeded in this endeavour, freeing the woman from her captivity, yet perhaps in his folly, Haybah ordered the killing of a number of the enemy tribesmen who’d already previously surrendered, creating a blood feud that would lead to the fracture of the Fakhr and the annihilation of the Nuways. Decades later, and the bond between Haybah and his wife only grew stronger and stronger, together they had many sons and even more daughters, this period of peace and prosperity would not last for too long, however, for on the 30th anniversary of the Fakhr’s attack on their tribe, the Nuways would retaliate by launching a night-raid on them, capturing the Tribeswoman who’d been married to Haybah, promising to inflict all manner of torture on her before ultimately killing her, and this, they did. Enraged beyond all measures, Haybah would call a council with his brothers, Hattan and Hamad, asking them for their advice, Hattan advised retaliation but only through honorable means, whereas Hamad advised a the complete annihilation of the Nuways, playing on his brother’s emotions to convince him that absolute savagery was the only way. Haybah decided to accept the advice of Hamad, leading an all out attack against the Nuways in the most brutal manner he could, killing all that stood in his way regardless of age or gender, all the Nuways would be put to the sword with all the loot and property gained being torched, a gesture from the Fakhr that they did not even consider the loot of the Nuways as booty. The more restrained of the brothers, Hattan, would leave the raiding party, taking his sons with him as soon as those who had been responsible for the Nuways transgression had been suitable dealt with, however as news reached them of what occurred after their departure, they’d branch off from the rest of their kin, ensuring they were still part of the tribe, yet not responsible for the actions of their kin. At around the same time when news reached the rest of the Fakhr, the daughters of Haybah could not believe the actions of their father and brothers, following suite with the Hattan and leaving the dwelling of their father, settling themselves down in the tents right on the outskirts of the tribal lands and condemning in all manner the actions of their family. Haybah and his sons soon found themselves deeply regretful of their own actions, pledging to never again take up arms except in defense of their people, and instead busied themselves by tending to the tribe’s farmlands and date-palm groves, all these events caused Hamad and his sons to branch off as well, decrying what they considered the cowardice of their cousins to do what needed to be done.