Asash asks: have u ever met Kököczü Teb-Tengri???

posted 17th May 2022, 12:30 AM

Asash asks: have u ever met Kököczü Teb-Tengri???
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17th May 2022, 12:30 AM

he_xie

Hey this is a question I had no idea how to answer for 4 days! It was asked by Asash who is a wonderful artist and works on their cool as hell gritty sci fi comic right now.
Also this page is 4 days late. You know why? Because I was too busy to translate it. Sorry.

As a apology I can ramble about Kököczü a little bit.

Teb Tengri was a shaman/priest who has choosen Temujin (Genghis Khan) to become the great Khan. Sadly my man took a little too much of politics than he could swallow and one day when he was walking out of his yurt/ger someone broke his back. And he died. Now you may be asking, why did they broke my poor man's back. There are more optimal ways to kill someone who is being a naughty shaman. See, Mongols had this idea that if you were to kill a nobleman, or someone you respected, killing them in a way that would shed their blood was unhonorable and bad. This is why Kokoczu had to have his back broken - they liked him so much.

This leads me to the Battle of the Kalka River. It's a cool event.. As the Mongolian empire grew more and more, Cuman and Rus forced decided to join armies and attack Mongolian army together. Sadly they fucking sucked and in the battle Cuman riders kinda trampled Rus warriors to death. That was very awkward and the battle ended with Mongolian victory. It also meant lot of Kievan Rus princes got captured and of course had to be executed in some way. To do this Mongols built a wooden platform over their bodies and then threw a celebratory party on it. After the party was over, all the captives were either of course crushed to death or suffocated. They died without shedding their blood, as a true nobleman should.

Life in 13th century fucking sucked.

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17th May 2022, 12:51 AM

maice

omg! Well when you said the Rus warriors were trampled to death I certainly wasn't expecting it to be by a dance platform. Very awkward indeed (I love that you describe it as awkward haha, what a defeat!). Well at least there was no bloodshed...

Anyway the flowers here are so pretty! Love the expression on her face.

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4th Jun 2022, 12:31 AM

he_xie

Thank you!!! And thank you for reading my rambling!

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view jmluvsbob's profile

17th May 2022, 1:55 AM

jmluvsbob

Wow, I'm glad you provided all that history in the author comment. Gives me a lot more context to Rachela's answer. It's really interesting how they had different ways of killing people based on their ranks and/or how much they were respected. I guess it makes sense in a way. Doubtful that you would use the same sort of tactics to kill a friend as you would an enemy. But jesus, breaking someone's back? That sounds pretty awful actually.

The Battle of the Kalka River sounds hilarious in retrospect. Two armies join together only for one of them to accidentally kill members of the other. And it sounds like the Mongols were efficient. Throw a party and kill your enemies at the same time.

I really love how happy Rachela is in the piece, and her horse is beautiful as well! Really great job on this whole thing. It's fun seeing you answer these questions.

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4th Jun 2022, 12:35 AM

he_xie

Breaking someone's back sounds really awful and it was a custom way to kill someone you respected! Also I do not understand logistics of it ( like, how do you do this? Sounds hard???).
And thank you!!! I love her horsie!!!

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view cactusaurus's profile

17th May 2022, 3:03 AM

cactusaurus

Yikes! But interesting. I feel like I'm reading a "Horrible Histories" book again, especially with the morbid bits of humor you interjected here and there.

On a side note, Rachela is cute and so is her horse!!

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4th Jun 2022, 12:32 AM

he_xie

Thank you for reading my ramblings! And I love her horsie and her fashionable forehead ponytail

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view SupermarketCordyceps's profile

19th May 2022, 2:52 PM

SupermarketCordyceps

Woah, that’s some interesting background context for sure. It’s a period and region of history that I’d be interested to learn more about. Also, fantastic page itself by the way, I love the contrast with the sky

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4th Jun 2022, 12:31 AM

he_xie

It's very interesting (for me I guess)! And thank you!!!

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