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History

The Celestial Bureaucracy gathers all the chinese deities and is composed of thousands of minor and major Gods and Goddesses, Mythborns and other divine creatures.

From its over 4000 years life span, the pantheon managed to rule its members with a high-precision efficiency. Just like the Neter, they value well-organized hierarchy and merit. Their ways of judging the worthiness of one's Soul are, however, slightly different from their Egyptian counterpart.

The Celestial Bureaucracy is built upon rules, literally an infinity of them, all written down on the Jade Principles Golden Script by Gao Yao . Every aspect of the chinese Godrealm and Underworld are planned, organized and expected to be respected down to the letter. Being the creators of the Taiyi, they do not fear using it when things do not go as expected. The Bureaucracy does not compromise and one should bend before it, not the other way around. Even Legend itself is not exempted of it.

Thanks to - or because of - this efficient meritocratic system, every revered Chinese emperor in History, every war hero or other worthy soul can be admitted among the pantheon. Therefore, it is close to impossible to track bloodlines within the chinese Gods. The less exceptional of them work in different services of Tiàn as chief subordinates managing the common souls who have been withdrawn from the reincarnation cycle to serve their purpose. Meanwhile, the legendary emperors, such as Zhuanxu, or war heroes like Guan Yu, end up among the Gods layer of the Bureaucracy, the Ministers, with responsibilities depending on their respective domains.

Above them are the Jade Emperor and the Yellow Emperor, respectively being the Prime Minister and the Ruler. Their authority is considered as a Law and their commands are not negotiable.

On the Divine Geopolitics level, the Celestial Bureaucracy has proven its strength multiple times. Thanks to its efficient managing of souls through reincarnation and selection of servants within their Services, the Chinese pantheon owns legendary beings among the finest humanity and Otherworlds have to offer. They are the rulers and builders of the Greater Wall and as such hold a dominant place in the fight against the Titans. Their diplomacy skills are not be underestimated either: the Bureaucracy has as much talented martial specialists and warfare strategy advisors as wised diplomats. They nurture, among others, excellent relation with the Dragons of the Jade Sea and the Dragon Kings


Locations

  • Godrealm: Tiàn
    • Axis Mundis: Yellow River, Kunlun volcano, Mount Everest, Jianfeng tropical forest
  • Underworld: Di Yu

Ministers of the Celestial Bureaucracy

First Generation (~3500 BC to ~3200 BC)

  • Erlang: God of Truth
  • Fuxi: Creator God and Muse of mankind
  • Gao Yao: God of Law
  • Nuwa: Creator Goddess and Muse of mankind
  • Shangdi: Yellow Emperor, Overseer of Tiàn
  • Zhuanxu: God of Sky

Second Generation (~3200 BC to ~500 BC)

Third Generation (~500 BC to 1st Century AD)

Fourth Generation (1st Century AD - Today)

  • Guan Yu: 18th Jade Emperor, God of Martial Power and Brotherhoods
  • Sun Wukong: Monkey King, God of Trickery and Strength



Known Servants of the Bureaucracy

  • Dian Mu: Wife and assistant of Lei Gong in charge of Lightning
  • Feng Bo: Assistant of Lei Gong in charge of Wind
  • Meng Po: Assistant of Yanluo in charge of Souls' memory wipe before reincarnation
  • Nuba: Djinn of Vrtra in charge of Droughts
  • Yun Tong: Assistant of Lei Gong in charge of Clouds
  • Yu Zi: Assistant of Lei Gong in charge of Rain



Lost Ministers of the Bureaucracy



Major Events

~3300 BC

~3200 BC

~2400 BC - The Celestial Bureaucracy is formed

~2300 BC

~1400 BC

~1200 BC:

~500 BC

~100 AD

~200 AD

  • Guan Yu becomes the 18th Jade Emperor

~300 BC



Known Godborns


Famous Godborns