The only piece of relic discovered by archeologists today that has direct relation with the famous, one and only Empress Wu (武則天)of Wuzhou (武周). This piece of Gold is used as a giving to the God to reflect on the wrongdoings of the Empress as the Emperor. Her name 武瞾 is clearly shown in the middle of the piece.
Wu Zetian was a Chinese sovereign who ruled unofficially as empress consort and empress dowager and later, officially as empress regnant during the brief Zhou dynasty… Wu was the only Empress regnant of China in more than four millennia…
By the early 650s Consort Wu was a concubine of Emperor Gaozong, and she had the title Zhaoyi, which was the highest ranking of the nine concubines of the second rank. Wu progressively gained influence over the governance of the empire throughout Emperor Gaozong’s reign, and eventually she effectively was making the major decisions… In 655, Wu became Tang Gaozong’s new empress consort… Emperor Gaozong [designated] Wu’s son Li Hong, then carrying the title of Prince of Dai, as crown prince…
Upon the death of her husband, the Emperor Gaozong, Wu became empress dowager and then regent…
In 690, Wu took the final step to become the empress regnant of the newly proclaimed Zhou dynasty.
yao with- who else? the only woman to rule as emperor- wu ze tian. she was originally a concubine of emperor taizhong, but later married his son, emperor gaozhong. she rose to power- and eventually the throne- via her political savvy and ruthlessness in eliminating her rivals. some people even think she might’ve killed her own child to eliminate the previous empress by accusing her of the murder! (though this is not proven) her reign saw the expansion of the tang dynasty empire far into central asia, and many other significant political and developments developments.
(here she’s supposed to still be a concubine, but i totally have this idea that the aph characters do kind of have this…sixth sense when they meet people who are gonna be very, very significant to their history…)
Genres: historical au, royal au, arranged marriage, drama
Length: oneshot, 30K
Junmyeon is sent to Huaxia as an offering for a peace treaty, to be a consort to the reigning Emperor Wu Yifan. Except, Junmyeon’s not really a prince, and perceived truths will all become lies.
graphic description of violence, minor character death. historical inaccuracies.