The Kou Empire (煌帝国, Kō Teikoku) is a large nation that is militaristic. It is considered one of the most powerful nations in the current era because of the number of Dungeon Capturers and the armies the empire controls. The empire is also described as very aggressive, using any reason to attack another nation.
Although it was just a small country in the Far East, it grew to the central plains after borrowing power from Judar, who was brought by the organization Al-Thamen shortly after the founding of the country. The First Emperor Hakutoku Ren managed to unify three countries and founded the Kou Empire.
The Ren family, currently composed by the Empress, four princes and eight princesses, is who runs the Kou Empire.
When the First Emperor and two of his sons died in a fire during a revolt, his brother Koutoku Ren, who had ten children with at least three different women, became the Second Emperor and adopted the other two siblings. Gyokuen then married the Second Emperor, soon after.
Six members of the Imperial Family are Dungeon Capturers and King Vessels. They were invited by Judar to capture the dungeons that he summoned. Except Hakuryuu, who was sent by Sinbad to the 61th Dungeon, Zagan, in the Torran Village located near Sindria's territory.
Western Subjugation Army
A large and powerful expeditionary army of the Kou Empire led by the General Commander and First Prince Kouen Ren bent on expanding the empire and hence to its name is to subjugate/invade the western parts of the world. The army with its powerful warriors and generals are loyal to Kouen Ren, they were willing to fight Gyokuen Ren and the Al-Thamen on his behalf for the throne.
Among Kouen ranks are his brothers, Second Prince Koumei Ren who serves as his advisor, Third Prince Kouha Ren commands the vanguard forces, Kokuhyou Shuu who serve as his Left General and Seiryuu Ri who serve as his Right General. Kouen has four powerful Household members under his command, each of them can easily kill several Black Djinn.
The army is divided into corps and divisions, some led by members of the royal family.
Third Alphine Division: A vanguard forces of the Western Subjugation Army led by the Third Prince Kouha Ren. Part of his forces are artificial Magicians, lowly swordsmen joined or born to various clans and exiled warriors of Commander Kanmeisei's clan which makes controversial to the Kou Empire. Among Kouha's ranks are Meihou Kan and three of his assistants and Artificial Magicians Jinjin, Junjun and Reirei.
Northern Station Corps: Part of the Western Subjugation Army led by the First Princess Hakuei Ren stationed in the Northern Tenzan Plateau. Among Hakuei's ranks are her assistant and Household member Seisyun Ri and her former subordinate Ryosai who almost overthrows Hakuei for the control of the army until subdued by Aladdin and Ugo. After Hakuei subdues Ryosai's loyal forces, she recruits more than 100 members of the Kouga Clan, called Kouga Household Corps. All of them are part of Hakuei Ren's Household and they use the power of Hakuei's Djinn, Paimon.
Huang is the paper money circulating within the Kou Empire and affiliated countries. The Huang has a value that changes constantly, items that only needed 1 Huang, would require 2 Huang another day. The countries supplied with Huang become dependent on the Kou Empire and with large debts.
|Hakutoku Ren||First Emperor||Deceased|
|Koutoku Ren||Second Emperor||Deceased|
|Kouen Ren||First Imperial Prince||Alive|
|Koumei Ren||Second Imperial Prince||Alive|
|Kouha Ren||Third Imperial Prince||Alive|
|Hakuryuu Ren||Fourth Imperial Prince||Alive|
|Hakuei Ren||First Imperial Princess||Alive|
|? Ren||Second Imperial Princess||Alive|
|? Ren||Third Imperial Princess||Alive|
|? Ren||Fourth Imperial Princess||Alive|
|? Ren||Fifth Imperial Princess||Alive|
|? Ren||Sixth Imperial Princess||Alive|
|? Ren||Seventh Imperial Princess||Alive|
|Kougyoku Ren||Eighth Imperial Princess||Alive|
|Hakuyuu Ren||Former First Imperial Prince||Deceased|
|Hakuren Ren||Former Second Imperial Prince||Deceased|
|Seiryuu Ri||Right General||Alive|
|Kokuhyou Shuu||Left General||Alive|
|Ryosai||Former Temporary General||Unknown|
|Sai Lin||Magician||Studying in Magnostadt|
|Shou En||Kouen's Household Member||Alive|
|Seishuu Ri||Kouen's Household Member||Alive|
|Kin Gaku||Kouen's Household Member||Alive|
|Kokuton Shuu||Kouen's Household Member||Alive|
- The Kou Empire is a country with influences of China during the Imperial era.
- The names of the First Emperor as well as his children begin with Haku (白, White), and the name of the Second Emperor and his children begin with Kou (紅, Crimson, Red or Deep Red).
- In Chinese the kanji of the Empire's name, Kou (煌), can be read as Huang (is the Empire's paper money). It is different from the kanji used in Second Emperor's children's name, Kou (紅).
- There are six princesses currently unnamed. According to Gyokuen, they are married, probably with leaders of other countries.
|Alma Torran | Aktia Kingdom | Artemyra | Balbadd | Dark Continent | Heliohapt | Imuchakk | Kou Empire | Kouga Empire | Magnostadt | Parthevia Empire | Qishan | Reim Empire | Sindria|
|Amon | Baal | Zagan|