Battle of Tanko
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Rigan Anka




Five times that of Rigan




  • Rigan's victory, Tou Kan is slayed by Ki Sui

The Battle of Tanko was a battle between Rigan Army and Anka Army in 252 B.C. It was a decisive clash in an internal war between two Zhao cities.

Location[edit | edit source]

The battle took place on a plains in Tanko Region.

Background[edit | edit source]

Back in the days, the region was cought in a power struggle between Rigan and Anka. Kantan considered the conflict not worthy of their attention, but it was big enough to be called a war. In terms of numbers Anka army more than doubled that of Rigan. However, due to skillful command, formidable vassals and well trained soldiers, Rigan was able to stand evenly matched. When young Ki Sui, Ryuu Tou and Ba Tei joined the war, the scales began to tip towards Rigan.

Rigan had raised every last men they could spare and marched out to face Anka, while Anka enptied their treasury to recruit any soldier in the area that would answer their call. In the day of battle, Anka outnumbered Rigan five to one.

Battle[edit | edit source]

It was said that fighting was brutal beyond imagination. Even Ryuu Tou and Ba Tei suffered great injuries as the cause of it. However, at the end of the day, Ki Sui was able to fight his way through five times as many as his own men and personally slay enemy commander Tou Kan.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

After the battle has ended, while Ki Sui's men was buisy chasing after the remnants of enemy forces the city of Rigan was attacked by Tou Kin, son of Anka lord Tou Kan. Rigan only had wounded soldiers to defend it and was unable to do anything. All the women, children and elders were taken hostage. Tou Kin's terms were all of their lives in exchange for the surrender of Ki Shou, his officers and soldiers. Ki Shou and other Rigan adults decided to sacrifice themselves for their citizens and were burned to death before the oversee from Kantan could arrive.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Battle of Tanko
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