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======Ahmednagar
Family
//Burhan Nizam Shah I, Born 1502, Ruling since 1508 or 1510
//Sons, Hussain Nizam Shah I, Abdul Qadir, Miran Muhammad Baqir, Shah Ali, Shah Haidar, Muhammad Khudabanda, Rough Birth Dates=?

Government
//Prime Minister=?
//Ahmednagar Governor=?
//Daulatabad Fort Governor=?
//Satara Governor=?
//Junnar Governor=?
//Chaul Governor=?
//Kalyan Governor=?

Generals
//Head General=?

Scripted Characters
//Malik Ambar
//Chand Bibi


======Argun
Family
//Shah Beg

Government
//Prime Minister=?


======Bengal
Family
//Nasiruddin Nasrat Shah
//Sons, Nasiruddin Nasrat Shah, and Ghiyasuddin Mahmud Shah

Government
//Prime Minister=?
//Gaur Governor=?
//Cuttack Governor=?
//Saptagram Governor=?
//Sonargaon Governor=?
//Dacca Governor=?

Generals
//Head Generals?


======Berar
//Aladdin Imad Shah

Government
//Prime Minister=?


======Bijapur
Family
//Ismail Adil Shah
/Wife, Fatima Bibi
/Sons, Mallu Adil Shah, Ibrahim Adil Shah I, Alamshah?
/Sister, Khadija Sultana

Government
//Prime Minister=?


======Delhi
/Sikander Lodi
/Uncles


/Alam Khan
/Daulat Khan
/Jalal Khan

Government
//Prime Minister=?

======Gajapatis
//Prataprudra Deva
//Daughter, Jaganmohini, married to Krishna Deva Raya

Government
//Prime Minister=?


======Garha
//Sangram Shah
//Sons/Dalpat Shah

Government
//Prime Minister=?

//Rani Durgavati


======Golconda
//Quli Qutb Mulk
/Sons, Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah, Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali

Government
//Prime Minister=?


======Gujarat
//Muzaffar Shah II

Government
//Prime Minister=?



======Malwa
Family
//Shihab-ud-Din Mahmud Shah II

Generals
/Medini Rai and Silhadi, Generals

Government
//Prime Minister=?



======Marwar
Family
//Rao Ganga Ji Rathore
/Son, Maldev Rathore

Government
//Prime Minister=?



======Mewar
Family
//Rana Sanga
//Brother

Government
//Prime Minister=?

/Prithviraj Singh I, Vassalized Ruler of Amber/Very Religious
/Son, Jagmal



======Mughals
Family
//Babur
//Wife, Maham Begum
//Sons, Humayan/Hindal/Askari
//Daughters

Government
//Mir Khwaija Khalifa, Grand Vizier/Prime Minister

Generals
//Ustad Ali Quli-Turkish General/Expert Artillery User
//Mustafa Rumi-Turkish Generel/Expert Artillery User
//Muhammad Mirza-Prince of Herat/General
//Mir Abdul Aziz-Minor General/Good at Scouting
//Mir Mohib Ali Khalifa, General and Son of the Grand Vizier
//Mir Muhammed Ali Khan, General
//Chin Timur Khan, General and one of Babur's Cousins


======Mruak
King
/Head General
/Three governors

Government
//Prime Minister=?


======Orrisa

Government
//Prime Minister=?


====== Vijayanagara
Family
//Krishna Deva Raya
/Wives, Tirumala Devi, Chinna Devi, Jaganmohini
/Son, Tirumala Raya
/Daughter, Vengalamba


/Brother, Achyuta Deva Raya, Does alot of ruling in the name of Krishna
/Nephew
/Son in law, Aliya Rama Raya,
/Son in law, Tirumala Deva Raya

Government
//Timmarusu, Prime Minister
//Kotikam Nagama Nayaka/Governor of Madurai
//Sevappa Nayaka/Governor of Thanjavur
//Chaudappa Nayaka/Governor of Keladi
//Krishnappa Nayaka/Governor of Gingee
//Chamaraja Wodeyar III/Governor of Mysore

=======Zamourin
/Zamourin
/Head of army
/Kutti Ahmed Ali (Kunjali Marakkar I) Head of the Navy

Comments
huzurat
huzurat

KingKorgoth

Some points:

1. In 1517, Ibrahim Lodi had ascended the throne, taking over from his father Sikander. At the time of Ibrahim's ascension, his brother Jalaludin had rebelled against him in Jaunpur (eastern half of the Delhi Sultanate). Also several nobles in around Chambal and Punjab were in open rebellion. Hence, at the time of his accession, Delhi Sultanate was on shaky foundations.

2. Muzzafar Shah of Gujarat had a son called Sikander Khan.

3. Humayun was the first son (and the most favored) of Babur, is eldest was Kamran Mirza, at Babur's death, Humayun got Delhi while Kamran got Kabul.

4. Burhan Nizam Shah would be 16 (if the campaign starts in 1517). His chief minister at the time was Mukkamal Khan. Other generals were Kamil Khan (formerly Mohammad Khan), Aziz ul Mulk (the debauched son of the capable Mukkamal Khan, who was later disposed) and Jai Singhji Dannaya, a fort commander at Antur. But the most brilliant Minister and Preceptor of the Deccan was Shah Tahir, a descendant of the Shia Fatimid Caliphs of Egypt, he had arrived in the Deccan after being first employed and then forced out by the Shah of Iran (on account of jealousy due to his popularity). It was Shah Tahir who converted Burhan Shah to Shia faith post his arrival in 1520.

Both Chand Bibi and Malik Ambar should come via scripts at the end of the 16th century.


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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat

Humayun was the eldest son(not second son) of Babur....Kamran Mirza was his younger half brother....I'm pretty sure of it..though Babur intended to divide the realm amidst his sons(in accordance to turco-mongol traditions) and asked humayun to treat his brothers lovingly...he did intend for Humayun to be his successor and supreme overlord of his fledgling kingdom...Humayun was the overlord but the local governorship of his treacherous brothers meant his hold over the kingdom was tenuous at best and he was the overlord only in name and paper

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huzurat
huzurat

KrishnaCN

Thanks for the correction. God knows from where I got the impression, might have read something wrong. But I've corrected the point.

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat

Guys I'll post the lineages,( atleast male members...lets research females separately)so feel free to correct it and come up with other ruling family lines

Sisodiya Mewar Rajya

house of Sisodiya

Rana raimal 1473-1508 (dead already)
Had 3 important sons
Prithviraj(should be dead at the game beginning)
Sangram singh
& Jaimal(also dead)

Sangram singh(1508-1527) succeeded and will begin as FL...his queen was Rani karnavati
Sanga had 3 prominent sons but we will leave them out and keep only udai Singh II so that he becomes a contemporary rival of akbar...there were multiple short reigns and even a usurper between Sanga and udai
But our focus should be on Udai..so Udai starts as FH and an underage character

Udai Singh(1540-1572)had many sons but pratap singh I remains the most celebrated and is better known as Rana pratap

Pratap singh(1572-1597) was succeeded by Rana amar singh I(1597-1620)and amar was forced to accept mughal superiority...Mewar was finally subdued in his reign but mughals treated him as a king(with jahangir personally hugging his son Karan singh II) and Let him personally rule his kingdom

Amar singh was succeeded by Karan singh II(1620-1628)

This much should suffice I guess

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huzurat
huzurat

Prithviraj (Sanga's elder brother) was rightly called the Rolando of his time by the colonial historians. So energetic and fierce, making impressive dashes covering almost always over 60-70 miles in a day (once almost over a 100 miles as per bardic sources), surprising his enemies by a stunning cavalry charge or scaling the walls of forts with such swiftness that enemy had to surrender.
People speculate that Prithviraja who could surprise and rout a Malwa army with just 1000 horsemen, could have exceeded Rana Sanga's ferocity, and probably could have even caught Babur off his bearings. Almost makes you go back a few years in the mod just to have him as commander (maybe kill him off with a scripted event later).

At the risk of sounding a bit of a romantic, the Line of the Sissodiyas has truly been a Line of Heroes, so many, right from Rana Hammir to Rana Amar Singh, all were great warriors in mold of the Classical Rajput Cavalier.
And not even counting the contentious claim of having a cadet Branch that founded Shivaji's Bhonsle dynasty, or the breakaway Ujjainia Rajputs who gave us Kunwar Singh of Arrah in the 1857 rebellion.

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat

Haha I know about the guy....always brash and arrogant...a popular story of Rana Sanga states that these 3 brothers kept constantly quarreling with each other
....one day they decided to resolve the issue by taking it to the religious authority...the oracle there pointed to Sanga and said he would be the eventual successor...the story says prithviraj got so angry and livid with rage that he drew his sword and charged at Sanga then and there in a sacred temple's premises...even Sanga who is by no means a lesser warrior got spooked(and not wanting to fight in a temple)and ran away from the templeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚with his brothers in hot pursuit...it was while he was fleeing away that prithvi took up his bow and shot an arrow that wounded Sanga in his eye blinding him in one eye for life...so even if this popular story is a legend,it shows insight into prithvi's brash behaviour

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat and KingKorgoth

We haven't decided on a proper name for mughals yet....but still I'll post the genealogy anyways

House of Gurkani

Umar Sheikh Mirza II and qutlugh nigar khanum(both dead by the time the mod starts) had one prominent son and one prominent daughter
Other children of umar were half siblings of Babur

Khanzada begum(though we may ignore her) was the eldest of their (umar and qutlugh) children
Zahir-ud-din Muhammad Babur(full name) was their eldest son..
Khanzada was his elder sister

Jahangir Mirza and nasir mirza were his other half brothers incase we need family members

Babur had 4 prominent sons and one prominent daughter
1)With Maham begum he had Nasir-ud-din Muhammad Humayun who was his eldest
2)With other wives(dildar and gulrukh)he had
Kamran,
Askari,
hindal (all mirzas as their surname) and gulbadan begum

Hindal had a daughter named Ruqaiyah sultana

Nasir-ud-din Muhammad Humayun succeeded his father Babur

Humayun's chief wife was bega begum but both her children died young and she remained childless at the end

1)His other wife hamida bore him Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar
2)Humayun's other wife,had a rebellious son named Mirza Muhammad Hakim who quarrelled with Akbar repeatedly...

Akbar succeeded his father at 13 years of age

Humayun had akbar married to Ruqaiyah at a very young age but she didn't bear him any child..yet she remained his chief wife

1)Akbar's Rajput wife Harkha Bai(not Jodhaa) bore him Nur-ud-din Muhammad Salim Jahangir
2)From his concubines and other wives he had
Daniyal Mirza
Murad Mirza

Both of these predeceased Akbar and salim was his sole surviving heir

Jahangir had 4 prominent sons
1)Khusrau Mirza born to Rajput princess Man Bai
2)Parviz &
shahryar mirza
from other wives and concubines
3)Khurram from Rajput princess Jagat Gosain begum

But nur jahan and jahangir remained childless

Nur Jahan however when she was Mehrunnissa had a daughter by name Ladli by her earlier marriage to Sher Afghan.

She betrothed Ladli to Jahangir's son Shahryar Mirza which was also the reason she sidelined Khurram from succession ever since he grew influential in the court.

Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram Shah jahan succeeded his father after eliminating and executing all his brothers

Shah jahan at a very young age was betrothed and married to Arjumand banu begum(famously known as Mumtaz mahal)niece to nur jahan and daughter of asaf khan

I guess this much is enough for the timeline

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huzurat
huzurat

Excellent post there. I was dreading about covering the very detailed and convoluted Mughal family, so thanks for this man!

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Vijayanagara Samrajya

House of Tuluva(one of the many houses that ruled the empire)

Tuluva Narasa Nayaka(1491-1503),a military general took control of the empire to prevent it's disintegration...he was succeeded by his son Viranarasimha who ruled as emperor(1503-1509)....Krishna deva raya was his younger half brother born to Telugu speaking Nagalamba/Nagala devi
Krishna(reign:1509-1529)succeeded to the throne in 1509..
When vira narasimha was on his deathbed ,legend has it that he requested thimmarasu to secretly kill Krishna and bring his eyes as proof so that his minor son could succeed him as king...the astute thimmarasu killed a goat and showed it's eyes as proof to the ailing king...
After vira narasimha died his minor son passed away soon as well...
Krishna who was kept in incognito by thimmarasu all this time was urged by thimmarasu to resurface and he was unanimously elected as the new vijayngara emperor..
The campaign starts with the 10th regnal year of Shri Krishnadeva raya who will be FL...which means Narasa Nayaka and Viranarasimha are dead

Krishna married Tirmuala Devi of Orissa and a common temple dancer/devadasi but witty woman named chinnadevi

He had a son by the name tirumala raya and 2 daughters tirumalamba and vengalamba....Krishna patronised the world famous Tirupati temple during his reign

His only child with chinna was a daughter by name vengalamba...nevertheless chinna's children or their successors would never be seen as legitimate heirs since the poor lady chinnadevi was a temple dancer/possible devadasi prostitute(women from lower hindu castes those days were forced into prostitution and pleasing upper caste men and temple priests...they were given under guise of a gift to God..
Hence the name devadasi...apparently Krishna,During his incognito and when the empire had a succession crisis was smitten by her....he lived at her residence and fell in love with her...despite opposition from the family and court,Krishna steadfast in his love for chinnadevi married her after he succeeded to the throne)

Tirumalamba was married to Rama raya and since he became son in law to Krishna,he was called "Aliya" Rama raya

The crown prince tirumala fell prey to court politics at a very young age and was murdered...

Krishna deva raya had another brother called Achyuta deva raya ...and with his only son killed he nominated Achyuta to succeed him as emperor

Achyuta(reign:1529-1542)was succeeded by his son Venkata,but he had a brief reign and we can ignore him....he was followed by sadasiva raya(1542-1570..since his already fragile authority diminished after 1565,we'll end his reign in 1565 and begin De facto aravidu rule in 1565)...but the state of affairs was managed by Aliya Rama raya in his reign and sadasiva remained a puppet king..

House of Aravidu

After Rama raya died at the battle of talikota,his brother tirumala Deva raya(not to be confused with krishnadeva's son) carved out an aravidu dynasty In the declining Vijayanagara empire

Tirumala deva raya(reign:1565-1572)was succeeded by his son Sriranga deva raya(1572-1586)

Sriranga deva raya died without an heir and he was succeeded by his younger brother Venkatapathi raya/Venkata II(1586-1614)

Venkata II had no children and he appointed his older brother Rama's son Sriranga II(1614 onwards)as his successor...I guess we can end the line here...by this time we're already in the early 1600s

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huzurat
huzurat

Great Post!
BTW I read that Rama Raya began his career at the court of Qutubshahis, while the Qutubshah spent his early years in Hampi, and also the Adil Shah of Bijapur was an adopted son of Aliya Rama Raya.

In fact, in the folio on battle of Talikota, you can actually see the Bijapur Sultan begging Nizam Shah of Ahmednagar to spare Rama Raya's life, though Nizam Shah doesn't (ironically Nizam Shah's great grand father Malik Hassan Bahri was a converted Kannada Brahmin Minister of the Bahamani Sultanate).

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat

Yes I know this...very crazy...I guess there are no permanent enemies or friends in the game of politics...it's really ironic

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat
This is just one instance...since I'm familiar with histories of multiple countries I've come across many such examples....take ancient China for that matter

Liu Bang(later the founder of Han empire and known as emperor gaozu) started out as a peasant...in his youth he and a bunch of others led an insurgency against erstwhile qin dynasty....he started out as very small leader with a small band of warriors....he was infact outlawed...during his struggle against the qin,he met another charismatic noble and powerful young man named xiang yu....both became friends and brothers in arms in their struggle against the qin....in time the rebels defeated qin finally,when liu bang personally attacked and captured guanzhong...the rift between liu bang and xiang yu started here...xiang yu became jealous of liu bang that he beat him to a race for guanzhong with just a rag tag army of outlaws
Consequently xiang yu who was still the most powerful warlord and ruler of Chu state divided China into several states and gave liu bang a very small insignificant chunk of territory...liu bang was forced to accept this much to his chagrin and this inturn led him to nursing a grudge against xiang yu...over the next few years the rift widened because of a series of misunderstandings...both their respective states the Han and Chu emerged as the most powerful of the states and their rising power did not help alleviate the situation since their growing ambition made both undermine the others authority...
Situation reached a head when xiang yu invited liu bang for a grand feast and planned to have him assassinated at the exact same place where they had met and befriended each other in their heydays several years ago...the attempt failed and liu bang escaped...
This led to open war with both men contesting to become the undisputed master of China...In which liu bang emerged victorious and xiang yu was killed

Friendship in adversity is always a strong bond...but u can see here how two friends were at each others throats for the Mastery over China...this is an example of how political ambition overrides familial and brotherly bonds

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Sultanat-i-Gujarat

House of Muzaffar Shah/Muzaffarid

The mod will start with Shams-ud-din Muzaffar Shah II(1511-1526) as the faction leader....In game his reign starts in 1519

Muzaffar Shah II was the eldest son of Mahmud Begada aka abul'fath nasir-ud-din mahmud Shah and his Rajput wife Rani Hirabai...so in the beginning begada is already dead...

Muzaffar Shah II had 3 prominent sons
Sikandar khan aka sikandar Shah II
Nasir Khan
Bahadur khan aka qutbuddin bahadur Shah
Another obscure son named Latif khan

Both sikandar khan and nasir Khan ruled for a very brief time until Bahadur Shah(reign:1526-1537 tho with a short humayun Interregnum in between)overthrew crowned himself sultan

Bahadur Shah had no heir and there was a succession crisis again...this was resolved by crowning the son of his brother Latif khan,Mahmud Khan as the Sultan...he took the title Nasir-ud-din Mahmud Shah III(1537-1554)

Mahmud Shah was poisoned by his servant and another succession crisis followed...In which the nobles picked Ahmad khan and crowned him as sultan Ghiyas-ud-din Ahmad Shah III(1554-1561)

But Ahmad Shah was assassinated by one of his nobles and another crisis followed (like I'm not even going to crack a joke...u just need to read to laugh at this....makes GoT look like an amateur...when I read medieval india for the first time a few years ago,I remember LMAO at the succession crisis prevalent in Sultanates)

His noble itimad khan raised a lad who he claimed was actually a son of Mahmud Shah πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and styled him as Sultan Muzaffar Shah III(1561-1573...1573-1583 vassalised by Akbar...defeated again and finally abolished by Akbar in 1584)

He was the last ruler of the gujarat sultanate and the sultanate was abolished after Emperor Akbar defeated the Sultanate forces in 1584..after this gujarat became a subah under the mughal empire..

So in our case for sandbox experience any ruler after Muzaffar Shah should he outlast the date of extinction, should have a random Muslim name with a Shah to his name's end..

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Sultanat-i-Malwa

House of Khaljis(descendants of Mahmud Khaljis,a well known and powerful rival of Maharana kumbha himself)
The whole reign of Malwa sultans especially in this period from 1519 onwards is marred by invasions of above mentioned sultan of Gujarat Bahadur Shah,emperor humayun and Sher shah suri...there are multiple interregnums in this era

The last ruler of this house seems to be Shihab-ud-din Mahmud Shah II who ruled from 1510-1531....from 1531 onwards sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat invaded Malwa and it remained in his control until emperor humayun attacked and drove away Bahadur Shah and ruled both Malwa and Gujarat for a very brief period until(1537) he was booted out of Hindustan by Sher Shah in 1540

For the next few years under the Suris(1537-1555),Gujarat was ruled by sher Shah's governor Shujaat khan....until emperor humayun came knocking on Delhi's door once again,this time much more stronger...after battles at Sirhind and machchiwara humayun walked into Delhi in 1555 once again re-establishing the mughal empire...a new conquerer's victory meant that vassalised provinces would immediately declare independence and establish their own Sultanates...same thing happened with malwa...

Baz Bahadur,son of the suri governor Shujaat khan crowned himself(reign:1555-1561),the sultan of Malwa and ruled until emperor Akbar defeated him twice and then finally he was reinstated as Akbar's vassal....

For our part the game starts with Shihab-ud-din Mahmud Shah II as FL...the already dead predecessor would be Nasir-ud-din Shah

After SMS II from 1531 to 1537,since Malwa came under Gujarat sultan and later came under humayun,we can have any random Muslim names with Shah as their surname at the end

During the Suri Interregnum(1537-1555),the AI faction can have any random Muslim name with Shah as suffix

During Akbar's early reign however Malwa must be ruled by his contemporary rival Miyan Bayezid Baz Bahadur Shah,then again we can have random Muslim names with Shah suffix if the AI continues to survive with the faction

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lionheartofengland
lionheartofengland

KingKorgoth
huzurat
KrishnaCN
There is a 'throne right' feature in the bulat steel mod where u can pass on this ancilliary to any character u would like. This gives that character the throne if the current ruler and his current heir dies without kids.
I think this would work perfectly with the mod.

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huzurat
huzurat

lionheartofengland

Yeah, I've been using a similar system in campaigns as well. Really easy to insert it. Good call.

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Sultanat-i-Bengal/Shahi Bangalah

House of Hussain Shah(descendants of Alauddin Hussain Shah)

Alauddin Hussain Shah had 2 prominent sons
Nasir-ud-din Nasrat Shah
Ghiyas-ud-din Mahmud Shah

Alauddin Hussain Shah dies in 1519 and was succeeded by his son Nasir-ud-din Nasrat shah....so in our mod Alauddin Hussain Shah is already dead and Nasir-ud-din Nasrat Shah is the FL

Nasrat Shah rules from 1519-1533...Nasrat Shah was succeeded by his son alauddin firuz Shah II....so he will be the faction heir...he had a short reign before he was assassinated by his uncle Ghiyas-ud-din Mahmud Shah who crowned himself sultan..

So maybe we can ignore his character and keep Nasrat childless whilst ensuring Ghiyas-ud-din Mahmud Shah becomes FH

Ghiyas-ud-din(1533-1538)was the last ruler of the house of Hussain Shah...Ghiyas-ud-din was defeated in 1538...he was defeated by sher shah whose descendants reigned supreme in North india until Humayun re-established the mughals in Delhi in 1555..

Suri Interregnum

Between 1539 and 1554...Bengal was ruled as a province by governors in the Suri sultanate....this would remain so until Humayun came knocking on India's doors...and in 1555 after 2 decisive battles humayun booted out the Suri sultanate from Delhi,thus creating a power vacuum within the domains of the Suris..and as it so happens when the central authority weakens,the vassals declared independence...

The last suri governor of Bengal,Muhammad khan Sur declared independence and crowned himself sultan of Bengal after emperor humayun defeated Suris and occupied Delhi....thus began the Muhammad Shah dynasty of Bengal..

So for this period as an AI faction it can have any random Muslim name for characters..

House of Muhammad Shah

Muhammad khan Sur crowned himself sultan and styled himself Shams-ud-din Muhammad Shah(1554-1555)....

Muhammad Shah had a son by name khizr khan suri who is later known as Ghiyas-ud-din Bahadur Shah II

Muhammad Shah fought against suri sultan adil Shah...he was defeated and killed by adil Shah's general hemchandra hemu Vikramaditya

Adil Shah appointed shahbaz khan as the governor of Bengal

But Muhammad shah's son and successor Ghiyas-ud-din Bahadur Shah II(1555-1561) deposed shabaz khan and ruled bengal independently

Ghiyas-ud-din Bahadur Shah defeated and killed suri sultan adil shah

Ghiyas-ud-din Bahadur Shah II was succeeded by his brother Ghiyas-ud-din Jalal Shah(1561-1563) who ruled for 3 years

Jalal was succeeded by Ghiyas-ud-din Shah III who was overthrown by Taj khan karrani,thus founding the Karrani dynasty in Bengal

House of Taj Khan Karrani

Taj Khan Karrani(1564-1566) was succeeded by his younger brother Sulaiman khan karrani

Sulaiman Karrani(1566-1572) ruled as sultan of Bengal but accepted emperor Akbar's overlordship...he didn't strike his own coinage and had the khutba read in Akbar's name

But his kingdom became a safe haven for afghan rivals of Akbar...thus making him the protector of afghan pretenders

Sulaiman had 2 sons
Bayazid khan karrani
Daud Khan Karrani

Sulaiman was succeeded by his son bayazid khan karrani(1572 short reign)

Bayazid declared himself independent and struck his own coinage...he even had the khutba read in his name...

Eventually he fell prey to court intrigue of his afghan nobles and was succeeded by his younger brother Daud khan karrani(1572-1576)

Daud khan karrani like his brother asserted independence and challenged Akbar's authority

After a series of battles,in 1576 daud was finally defeated at the battle of rajmahal by Akbar and was later executed

Thus karrani house came to an end and Bengal became a province(subah) of the mughal empire since then

So we can have any random muslim name with khan karrani as suffix,should the AI faction outlast this date...

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Lodhi sultanat-i-dilli

House of Bahlul

Bahlul who came to India as a horse trader,over time quickly ascended the political ladder and forced the last of the sayyid sultans (sayyids were appointed by Timur as his viceroy in delhi...they assumed regnal titles after timurids declined),alam Shah to willingly abdicate the throne of Delhi...Bahlul crowned himself sultan and founded a dynasty

Bahlul Lodi (1451-1489) was succeeded by sikandar Lodi

Sikandar Lodi (1489-1517) was succeeded by his youngest son,the brash Ibrahim Lodi

Ibrahim ruled from 1517 to 1526 until he was slain on the fields of panipat by babur's forces

The defeated lodis were the ruled by Ibrahim's brother Mahmud Lodi...he continued resisting Babur until he was defeated at the battle of ghaghra,after which the lodis disappear into obscurity..

Should the AI faction outlast the date of expiry,it can have any random Muslim name with Lodi as surname

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Rathore Marwaad Rajya

House of Rao Jodha (founder of jodhpur state)

The mod starts with Rao Ganga Ji Rathore (1515-1532) as faction leader..
His predecessor was Viram Singh Rathore who is dead by this time

Rao Ganga was succeeded by his son rao maldev rathore (1532-1562)
Maldev had 3 prominent sons
Udai Singh
Ramachandra
Chandrasen

Rao maldev was succeeded by his younger son rao chandrasen Rathore (1562-1581)

A succession crisis followed amongst the 3 brothers

elder brother Udai Singh sought emperor akbar's support to gain marwar's throne

Chandrasen struggled hard to defend his throne and with his death in 1581,Marwar came under Mughal empire's administration and it was restored to
Udai Singh Rathore who was granted the title of raja by emperor Akbar

Udai Singh Rathore (1583-1595) had many children of which
Sur Singh &
Princess Jagat Gosain
Were the most prominent

Udai Singh strengthened his ties with mughals by marrying his daughter Jagat gosain to Akbar's son salim jahangir...she would go on to bear jahangir's eventual successor Khurram Shah jahan

Udai Singh was succeeded by his son Sawai raja Sur Singh (1595-1619)

Sur Singh was succeeded by his son maharaja gaj Singh(1619-1638)

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Brilliant work! Really appreciate you doing this single-handedly!

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Sultanat-i-Arghuniyan

House of Arghun Khan (an ilkhanid Mongol prince)

Not much is known about the arghunids and they've slipped into obscurity

The following is what I read about them...besides it's very important to understand their actions and link them with the Indian and mughal scene else the lack of information on them can make the campaign for the mughal and other Indian factions less challenging since they are one of the few states geographically placed in such a way that they threaten the northwestern frontier...

The arghunids were a mongol/turkic/turco-mongol dynasty that overthrew the Muslim Rajput Samma Dynasty of Sindh...these rulers were a contemporary of the first mughal Babur...these rulers were ultimately sent home packing when babur's grandson Akbar sent his forces and occupied the sindh..

The arghunids claimed descent from the ilkhanid Mongol prince Arghun khan...so a good guess for their emblem would be the ilkhanate flag

In the late 15th century the Timurid sultan of Herat, Husayn Bayqarah, appointed Dhu'l-Nun Beg Arghun as governor of Kandahar. Dhu'l-Nun Beg soon began to ignore the authority of the central government in Herat and in around 1479 he began expanding in the direction of Baluchistan, taking over Pishin, Shal and Mustang. In 1485 his sons Shah Beg Arghun and Muhammad Mukim Khan also seized Sibi from the Samma dynasty of Sindh, although this gain was only temporary.

In 1497 Dhu'l-Nun Beg threw in his support behind the revolt of Husayn Bayqarah's son Badi' al-Zaman against his father. Dhu'l-Nun Beg, who married off his daughter to Badi' al-Zaman, subsequently gained a prominent position in the latter's government when the Timurid succeeded Husayn Bayqarah in Herat in 1506. Unfortunately for them, the Uzbeks under Muhammad Shaybani(Babur's eternal nemesis)invaded Khorasan shortly after Badi' al-Zaman's ascension.

In 1507 Dhu'l-Nun Beg was killed in battle against the Uzbeks and succeeded by his sons Shah Beg and Mukim.

Mukim managed to wrest control of Kabul and was ruling it while Shah beg Arghun ruled Kandahar

The entry of the timurid prince Babur onto the afghan scene and his conquest of Kabul to procure a secure base for himself,proved a new threat for the arghunids

Having been expelled out of Kabul,mukim fell back to kandahar where his brother Shah beg ruled

Babur realised the threat the arghunids posed to his flanks and chose to expel them from kandahar itself

In 1507-1508 babur attacked Kandahar...but the arghunid brothers submitted to shaybani khan and he intervened on their behalf,thus forcing Babur to conform

Though based in Kabul(he had besieged and occupied it in 1504),Babur was still having hopes on reclaiming his ancestral territory of samarkand....

Babur ultimately failed in holding onto his ancestral lands but his preoccupation in central Asia in the following years provided the arghunids some respite..

In the long term Shah beg realised that holding Kandahar against the resurgent Babur(especially after Safavid Shah Ismail's forces defeated and killed shaybani khan in 1510) was nigh impossible and invaded Sindh in hopes of establishing a new secure powerbase..

At the time Sindh was ruled by Muslim Rajput Samma Dynasty...jam feroz was the reigning samma sultan

In 1520,Shah beg invaded Sindh and overthrew the samma dynasty thus founding an alternate powebase..initially there was a truce wherein Shah beg kept upper Sindh while jam feroz retained lower sindh...but in the subsequent conflict Shah beg emerged victorious and ruled the entiriety of Sindh and jam feroz fled the scene

So in our mod the sammas will be represented by "Sindhi independent rebels" who will be initially in possession of entire Sindh region

Shah beg Arghun was by now(in 1521)the ruler of sindh as well as Kandahar

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Continued from above...

Just as he had expected Babur besieged and took kandahar in 1522...

Shah beg Arghun died in 1524 and he was succeeded by his son Shah husayn(1524-1556)

Husayn acknowledged Babur's suzerainty and even had the khutba read in babur's name

Babur was by now the undisputed ruler of Kabul and Kandahar...he had obtained the submission of the rebellious tribes in pashtunistan by brutally crushing them in the battle of Bajaur in 1519...and with the submission of arghunids towards his southern flanks and with all hopes of recovering ancestral lands lost,he was free to focus on his invasion into Hindustan

In 1526,Babur emerged victorious at panipat and founded the mughals..

Babur insisted Shah husayn that he take Multan which was ruled by langah tribe in his name(as babur's vassal)....in 1528 the city of Multan fell to Shah husayn and he installed a governor there..the rebels kicked the governor out and ruled it independently for a brief period...but shortly they submitted to the mughal emperor babur himself thus restoring the status quo

In 1540 Babur's successor Humayun lost the battle of Kannauj and was on the run from Sher Shah...Humayun travelled to Sindh and by right of his overlordship appealed Shah husayn to help him fight Sher Shah suri...husayn refused and there was a brief altercation between him and humayun's forces...humayun already a fugitive,realising that he couldnt risk being captured and parcelled off to sher Shah in return for a bribe,gave up on convincing husayn and marched further west in search of help..

Shah Husayn became increasingly incapable of ruling as he approached the end of his life. Because of this, the nobles of Sindh decided to elect Mirza Muhammad 'Isa Tarkhan, who was a member of a senior branch of the Arghuns, as their ruler in 1554. Shah Husayn was set aside and died childless in 1556

Meanwhile in 1555,emperor humayun had reinvaded Hindustan and overthrown the Suri sultanate after an exile of 15 years

In 1556,Humayun passed away after an accident and was succeeded by 13 year old Akbar..however Akbar's situation was precarious because of a new powerbroker who was none other than hemu hemchandra..

Hemu was luckily defeated by Akbar's forces in 1556 at panipat and Akbar's position remained intact...however Sindh and many other states had broken away from the hitherto newly overthrown suri sultanate and re-consolidation in those lands especially Sindh was still far away..

House of Tarkhan

Muhammad 'Isa Tarkhan(1556-1567) was soon forced to deal with a rival claimant, Sultan Mahmud Kokaltash reverently referred to as Sultan Mahmud Koka. He was eventually compelled to make peace with Sultan Mahmud; the two agreed that Muhammad 'Isa Tarkhan would keep lower Sindh and Sultan Mahmud Koka would keep upper sindh.

In 1567 Muhammad 'Isa Tarkhan died and was succeeded by his son Muhammad Baqi(1567-1585).

During the baqi's reign upper Sindh was annexed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1573...thus ending the independence of upper Sindh (which was given to sultan koka as per his agreement with isa Tarkhan)

Sultan baqi committed sucide in 1585,and was succeeded by his son Mirza Jani Beg(1585-1591).

In 1591 Akbar sent an army to conquer lower Sindh.

Jani Beg put up a resistance but was defeated by the Mughal forces and his principality was annexed.

In 1599 he died of delirium tremens,thus ending the Arghun house

Should the AI faction outlive 1591,any character can have a random Muslim name with Tarkhan as a suffix

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Sultanat-i-Berar

House of Fathullah imad ul mulk

During the disintegration of Bahmani sultanate, in 1490 Fathullah Imad-ul-Mulk, governor of Gawil(gawligarh), who had formerly held all Berar, proclaimed his independence and founded the Imad Shahi dynasty of Berar sultanate. He proceeded to annex Mahur to his new kingdom and had capital at Ellichpur. Imad-ul-Mulk was by birth a Kanarese Hindu, but had been captured as a boy in one of the expeditions against the Vijayanagara empire and brought up as a Muslim. Gavilgad and Narnala were also fortified by him.

He died in 1504 and his successor, Ala-ud-din resisted the aggression of Ahmadnagar with the help from Bahadur Shah, sultan of Gujarat. The next ruler, Darya tried to align with Bijapur to prevent aggression of Ahamadnagar, but was unsuccessful. In 1568 when Burhan Imad Shah was deposed by his minister Tufail Khan, and assumed the kingship. This gave a pretext for the intervention of Murtaza Nizam Shah of Ahmednagar, who invaded Berar, imprisoned and put to death Tufail Khan, his son Shams-ul-Mulk, and the ex-king Burhan, and annexed Berar to his own dominions of Ahmednagar sultanate.

Sultans of Berar
The Sultans of Berar belonged to the Imad Shahi Dynasty:

Fathullah Imad-ul-Mulk 1490 – 1504
Aladdin Imad Shah 1504 – 1529
Darya Imad Shah 1529 – 1562 He developed a city Daryapur on the banks of Chandrabhaga River which today is a municipal council under Amravati District
Burhan Imad Shah 1562 – 1568
Tufail Khan (usurper) 1568 – 1572

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Sultanat-i-golconda

House of quli qutb Shah

The dynasty's founder, Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk, migrated to Delhi from Iran, with his uncle, Allah-Quli, some of his relatives and friends in the beginning of the 16th century. Later he migrated south, to the Deccan and served the Bahmani sultan, Mohammad Shah. He conquered Golconda, after the disintegration of the Bahmani Kingdom into the five Deccan sultanates.Soon after, he declared independence from the Bahmani Sultanate, took the title Qutub Shah, and established the Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golconda. He was later assassinated in 1543 by his son, Jamsheed, who assumed the sultanate.Jamsheed died in 1550 from cancer. Jamsheed's young son reigned for a year, at which time the nobility brought back and installed Ibrahim Quli as sultan. During the reign of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, relations between Hindus and Muslims were strengthened, even to the point of Hindus resuming their religious festivals like Diwali and Holi.Some Hindus rose to prominence in the Qutb Shahi state, the most important example being the ministers Madanna and Akkanna.

Golconda, and with the construction of the Char Minar, later Hyderabad, served as capitals of the sultanate, and both cities were embellished by the Qutb Shahi sultans. The dynasty ruled Golconda for 171 years, until the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb conquered the Deccan in 1687.

Quli qutb had 2 prominent sons
1)jemsheed
2)Ibrahim

Jemsheed eliminated rivals to his throne and Ibrahim fled for his life...he took shelter in Vijayanagara empire for years (even marrying a Hindu woman bhagirathi who would bear him a successor)...finally after the death of jemsheed and his son subhan,Ibrahim returned to Golconda and retook it becoming it's sultan.

Ibrahim had 2 prominent sons
Muhammad quli qutb Shah
Muhammad amin

Muhammad quli qutb Shah succeeded his father ibrahim and ruled for a long time

Muhammad quli had a single child,a daughter named hayat baksh begum
Hayat baksh begum was married to muhammad qutb Shah

Thus Muhammad quli was succeeded by his son-in-law Muhammad qutb Shah

Muhammad qutb Shah was succeeded by his son abdullah qutb Shah...his reign saw great pressure from the rising mughals under Shah jahan...however the sultan married his daughter to Aurangzeb and negotiated a truce

Abdullah qutb Shah was succeeded by his son-in-law abul hasan tana shah...he was the last ruler of the qutb Shahs...his Sultanate was one of the many that aurangzeb ruthlessly stomped under his feet...the monarch was captured and died in captivity twelve years later thus ending the qutb shahis

The eight sultans in the dynasty were:

Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk (1512–1543)
Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah (1543–1550)
Subhan Quli Qutb Shah (1550)
Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah (1550–1580)
Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah (1580–1612)
Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah (1612–1626)
Abdullah Qutb Shah (1626–1672)
Abul Hasan Tana Shah (1672–1689)

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Sultanat-i-Ahmednagar

House of Nizam Shah

Malik Ahmad, the Bahmani governor of Junnar after defeating the Bahmani army led by general Jahangir Khan on 28 May 1490 declared independence and established the Nizam Shahi dynasty rule over the sultanate of Ahmednagar. Initially his capital was in the town of Junnar with its fort, later renamed Shivneri. In 1494, the foundation was laid for the new capital Ahmadnagar. In 1636 Aurangzeb, then Mughal viceroy of Deccan finally annexed the sultanate to the Mughal empire.

Malik Ahmad Nizam Shah I the founder of the house was succeeded by his minor son Burhan Nizam Shah

Burhan Nizam Shah had at least two wives. The first, his favourite, was Bibi Amina. The second was Bibi Mariam, the daughter of Yusuf Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. He had six sons

By Bibi Amina

Hussain Nizam Shah I;
Abdul Qadir;
By Bibi Mariam

Miran Muhammad Baqir;
Shah Ali, father of Murtaza Nizam Shah II

By other women

Shah Haidar, married the daughter of Khwaja Jahan, the ruler of Parinda;
Muhammad Khudabanda;

Burhan Nizam Shah was succeeded by his son Hussain Nizam Shah I

Hussain Nizam Shah I (1553–1565) was the preeminent ruler of the Ahmadnagar Sultanate and the leading figure of the coalition of the Deccan Sultanates during the Battle of Talikota.

Hussain had atleast 4 wives
Daulat Shah Begum, daughter of Darya Imad Shah;
Khunza Humayun, a great-great-granddaughter of Sultan Jahan Shah of the Qara Qoyunlu;
Surya;

Issue
By Khunza Humayun:

Murtaza Nizam Shah I
Burhan Nizam Shah II
Chand Bibi, married Sultan Ali Adil Shah I of Bijapur. Later became regent of Bijapur and Ahmednagar successively;
Bibi Khadija, married Jamal-ud-din Hansan Auju;
By Surya:

Bibi Jamila, married Sultan Ibrahim Qutb Shah of Golconda;
Shah Qasim;
Shah Mansur;
Aqa Bibi, married Mir Abdul Wahhab, son of Sayyid Abdul Azum;

Hussain was succeeded by his eldest son Murtaza Nizam Shah I
And in 1588 he was killed and succeeded by his son Hussain Nizam Shah II.
But he had a short reign and was succeeded by Ismail Nizam Shah who again ruled briefly ..so Ismail and Nizam can be ignored

After these short reigns,Burhan Nizam Shah II the second son of Hussain Nizam Shah I and Khunza Humayun Begum came to power

Burhan Nizam Shah's rule was short, as he was a weak and incapable monarch. He was addicted to women and wine, which ultimately led to his fall.

His death in 1595 was followed by a civil war over who should rule. He was eventually succeeded in actual power by his sister Chand Sultan, who ruled in the name of his infant son.

Chand Bibi was murdered following a misunderstanding in 1600

The rulers under her regency had short reigns and the last of them bahadur nizam Shah was ultimately captured by mughal prince daniyal...nobody knows to this day,what happened to the prince and he disappeared into obscurity

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Continued from above...

After the former sultan, Bahadur Nizam Shah, was captured and imprisoned by the Mughal prince Daniyal,the military commander Malik Ambar chose to use this power vacuum to strengthen his own position.

Aware of his limited resources at that time, he sought out a member of the ruling family to use as a unifying symbol among the populous.

Though all the royal children had been taken captive by the Mughals,Malik Ambar discovered the twenty-year-old Ali residing in Paranda.

Though Ali's father Shah Ali was still alive at this point, at eighty years old, he was viewed as a less preferable potential monarch in comparison to his son.

Malik Ambar approached Ibrahim Adil Shah II, with whom the younger prince had taken refuge in Bijapur, to ask for permission for Ali to accept the crown.

However, Shah Ali was hesitant to give his own approval to the proposal, mistrustful of the commander's promises of safety for his son.

To inspire confidence in the old prince, Malik Ambar offered to give own his daughter in marriage to Ali. Shah Ali agreed and the young prince married the daughter in an elaborate ceremony, before being raised to the throne with the name Murtaza Nizam Shah II.

Malik Ambar, under his new official position as Prime minister and regent, made Paranda the new capital and did much to restore stability to the kingdom.

However, over the years the Sultan began to chafe under the regency.When a truce was established between Ahmadnagar and the Mughals,Murtaza became offended by the development.

He endorsed a rival of Malik Ambar, Raju Daccani, which resulted in a lengthy war between the two nobles.

Murtaza continued to intrigue and form factions against Malik Ambar,instigating a number of rebellions against him.Ambar grew frustrated with the Sultan's duplicity and sought the advice of Ibrahim Adil Shah II, who disapproved of having Murtaza deposed.

Ibrahim intervened on behalf of the Sultan and restored relations between the two for a time. However, in 1610 another, more serious quarrel occurred when Murtaza's Persian wife from an earlier marriage became embroiled in a verbal altercation with Malik Ambar's daughter.

The former referred to her co-wife as a slave-girl to the Sultan, and the regent himself as a rebel.

Ambar's daughter complained to her father, who in anger had both Murtaza and the wife poisoned by his secretary.

Murtaza's five-year-old son, who was either his child by the Persian wife or by Malik Ambar's daughter,was subsequently enthroned under the name Burhan Nizam Shah III.

The following is the list of the Nizam Shahi rulers of Ahmadnagar and their reigns

Ahmad Nizam Shah I 1490–1510
Burhan Nizam Shah I 1510–1553
Hussain Nizam Shah I 1553–1565
Murtaza Nizam Shah I 1565–1588
Hussain Nizam Shah II 1588–1589
Ismail Nizam Shah 1589–1591
Burhan Nizam Shah II 1591–1595
Chand Bibi 1595–1596 (regent)
Ahmad Nizam Shah II 1596
Bahadur Nizam Shah 1596–1600
Murtaza Nizam Shah II 1600–1610
Burhan Nizam Shah III 1610–1631


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Sultanat-i-Bijapur

House of Yusuf Adil Shah

The founder of the dynasty, Yusuf Adil Shah, may have been a Georgian slave.who was purchased by Mahmud Gawan from Iran. Other historians mentioned him of Persian or Turkme origin.

Some historians state Yusuf was a son of the Ottoman Sultan Murad II, while another states he was a Turkman of the Aq-Quyunlu.

Career

Yusuf's bravery and personality raised him rapidly in the Bahmani sultan's favor, and resulted in his being appointed Governor of Bijapur.

In 1489, Yusuf took advantage of the decline of the Bahmani power to establish himself as an independent sultan at Bijapur

Yusuf Adil Shah married Punji, the sister of a Maratha Brahmin, later renamed Bubuji Khanum.She was the sister of Mukund Rao, the Maratha Raja of Idar whom he had defeated in battle. By this marriage he had a son and three daughters

Ismail Adil Shah,
Mariam Sultan, married Burhan Nizam Shah I, ahmednagar sultan
Khadija Sultan, married Aladdin Imad Shah, Sultan of Berar;
Bibi Sati, married Ahmad Shah, son of Mahmood Shah Bahmani II;

Yusuf Adil Shah was succeeded by his son Ismail adil Shah

Ismail adil Shah had 2 prominent sons

Mallu Adil Shah
Ibrahim Adil Shah I

Mallu adil Shah succeeded his father but he had a short reign (so we need to ignore)and was replaced by his younger brother Ibrahim adil Shah I

Ibrahim I's children included

Ismail
Ali Adil Shah I
Tahmasp
Ahmed
Saani Bibi (wife of Ali Barid Shah I)
Hadiya Sultana (wife of Murtaza Nizam Shah I)

Tahmasp had a son named Ibrahim
Ali adil Shah I succeeded his father as the next sultan
Ali adil Shah married the famous chand Bibi

In 1579, Ali having no son, appointed his nephew Ibrahim, son of his brother Tahamasp, as his successor. In the same year, Ali was assassinated by a eunuch

Ali was succeeded as Intended by his adopted son and nephew Ibrahim adil Shah II

Ibrahim adil Shah's children included

By Chand Sultana:

Darvesh Badshah
By Kamal Khatun:

Sultan Sulaiman
By Taj Sultan:

Muhammad Adil Shah
By Sundar Mahal:

Khizr Shah
By unknown mothers:

Burhan
Zuhra Sultan
Sultan Begum
(wife of Daniyal Mirza son of Akbar)
Fatima Sultana
(wife of Sayyid Shah Habibullah ibn Yadullah Hussaini)

Ibrahim II was succeeded by his son Muhammad Adil Shah

The rulers of this dynasty relevant to this time period are

Yusuf Adil Shah (1490–1510)
Ismail Adil Shah (1510–1534)
Mallu Adil Shah (1534)(ignore)
Ibrahim Adil Shah I (1534–1558)
Ali Adil Shah I (1558–1579)
Ibrahim Adil Shah II (1580–1627)
Mohammed Adil Shah (1627 – 4 November 1656); his mausoleum is the Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur

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Suryavamsi Gajapati Rajya

House of Kapilendra deva(founder)

The kingdom ruled from 1434 - 1541
It was finally disestablished in 1541
It saw a lot of reverses during the reign of prataparudra deva

Kapilendra Deva (1434–70)
Purushottama Deva (1470–97)
Prataparudra Deva (1497–1540)
Kalua Deva (1540–41)
Kakharua Deva 1541

Dynastic succession is pretty straightforward....from father to son

Prataparudra also had a daughter named jaganmohini whom he married to krishnadevaraya to negotiate a truce

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Mysooru Wodeyar Rajya(Mysore kingdom)

House of Yaduraya Wodeyar(founder)

The Wodeyar line was founded in 1399 by Yaduraya Wodeyar
The wodeyars claim descent from Yadu,the dynastic ancestor of Lord Krishna(the supreme and principal diety in Hinduism atleast according to vaishnavite thought)....hence they are yaduvamshis

The royal insignia of wodeyars is Gandaberunda,a two headed mythological eagle/bird in Hindu religion very similar to the imperial eagle of the Holy Roman empire...Gandaberunda has been in use since 1510..even the Karnataka(a state in India today)state government today has adopted the symbol on its buildings and offices

The rulers of Mysore

Feudatory Monarchy
(As vassals of Vijayanagara Empire)
(1399–1553)
Yaduraya Wodeyar (1399–1423)
Chamaraja Wodeyar I (1423–1459)
Timmaraja Wodeyar I (1459–1478)
Chamaraja Wodeyar II (1478–1513)
Chamaraja Wodeyar III (1513–1553)

Absolute Monarchy
(Independent Wodeyar Kings)
(1553–1761)
Timmaraja Wodeyar II (1553–1572)
Chamaraja Wodeyar IV (1572–1576)
Chamaraja Wodeyar V (1576–1578)
Raja Wodeyar I (1578–1617)
Chamaraja Wodeyar VI (1617–1637)

From Yaduraya to chamaraja wodeyar III,the dynastic succession was from father to son,each of the kings mentioned above between these two are sons of the previous rulers

Chamaraja wodeyar had 4 prominent sons

Timmaraja Wodeyar II
Krishnaraja,
Chikka Devira,
Chamaraja Wodeyar IV

Chamaraja III was succeeded by his eldest son Timmaraja II
Timmaraja II was the first to renounce his vassalage to Vijayanagara emperors and rule independently as Maharaja of Mysore

Timmaraja II died without an heir and was succeeded by his younger brother
Chamaraja IV

Chamaraja IV had the following sons

Raja Wodeyar I,
Devaraja,
Bettada Chamaraja,
Chikkadepa

Chamaraja IV died quickly and was succeeded by his nephew chamaraja V

Chamaraja V was succeeded by his uncle's eldest son Raja Wodeyar I

Raja I had 2 prominent sons
Yuvaraja Narasaraja,
Raja Wodeyar II

Narasaraja had a son chamaraja wodeyar VI

Narasaraja seems to have predeceased and Raja I was succeeded by his grandson chamaraja wodeyar VI

He seems to have ruled until 1637 and this should be enough

(Later nephew and cousin heirs can be offered by adoption events when the faction is played by AI)

Any other successors in the period extension can have any hindu name with raja as middle name and raya as suffix/surname

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Sultanat-i-Suri

House of Sher Shah suri

Founded by Sher khan Shah Suri after he drove away humayun from Hindustan in 1540

He had 2 prominent sons

Jalal khan
Adil khan

Sher khan also had a brother named Nizam khan...Nizam had a son by name Muhammad Mubariz khan

Jalal khan succeeded his father as the next sultan Islam Shah suri

Islam Shah was succeeded by his minor son firuz Shah suri
Firuz Shah Suri (died 1554) was the third ruler of Sur dynasty. He was the son of Islam Shah Suri and succeeded him in 1554 when he was twelve years old.

Firuz Shah Suri was assassinated within days of his coronation by Sher Shah Suri's nephew Muhammad Mubariz Khan who later ruled as Muhammad Shah Adil.

Ibrahim Khan Suri was son of Ghazi Khan. He was the brother-in-law of sultan Muhammad Adil Shah. He was the governor of Agra in 1555, when he revolted against the sultan. Adil Shah despatched his army to crush the revolt, but he defeated Adil's army and marched towards Delhi. After capturing Delhi, he assumed the regal title and became Ibrahim Shah Suri.

Adil Shah had another brother-in-law named Sikandar Shah suri,who governed at Lahore

In the same year, Sikandar Shah Suri defeated him at Farah, 32 km from Agra in spite of the numerical superiority of Ibrahim's army. Sikandar took possession of both Delhi and Agra.

Sikandar had a brother named adil Shah suri

Sikandar was defeated finally by Humayun's forces in 1555

Adil Shah Suri was the seventh and final ruler of the Sur dynasty. He was the brother of Sikandar Shah Suri, who ruled over a region east of Delhi after Sikandar Shah Suri was defeated by Humayun in 1555

Should the faction outlive adil ,characters can have any random Muslim name with Shah suri as suffix..

List of rulers

Sher Shah Suri 17 May 1532-22 May 1545
Islam Shah Suri 26 May 1545-22 November 1554
Firuz Shah Suri 1554
Muhammad Adil Shah Suri 1554-1555
Ibrahim Shah Suri 1555-1555
Sikandar Shah Suri 1555-22 June 1555
Adil Shah Suri 22 June 1555-1556

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Guys I've covered all major kingdoms and ruling houses of the time period
Lemme know if I've left out anyone

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@KrishnaCN Excellent work! I'll try to finish the main generals/family members and release an update in the next couple weeks

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Note
The reason I'm mentioning reign periods and shift in power of ruling houses is because when each of these factions are played by AI(non player faction),these changes in dynasty,deaths,conspiracies and ruling families can be shown to the player In the form of a notification or event like in stainless steel

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Chandran567
Chandran567

Most Important Vassal and General of Ahmednagar- Raja Lakhuji Jadhavrao of Sindkhed 1570-1629

Bijapur's biggest vassal and General - Raja Chandrarao More of Javli

Bijapur's Sarnaubat(Commander in Chief) of Maratha Light Cavalry - Raja Karnasinh Ghorpade of Mudhol

Leader of the Khandesh rebel faction - Raja Baharji Bagul of Baglana - subdued by Akbar in 1630

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Chandran567
Chandran567

Raja Lakhuji Jadhavrao had changed his side with the Mughals in 1629. This led to the Nizamshah of Ahmednagar inviting him at the fort of Daulatabad with his 3 sons and grandsons amd treacherously murdering them inside the Durbar hall when they were unarmed. The famous Maratha warrior Ling Shivaji was the Grandson of Raja Lakhuji through his daughter Rani Jijabai amd Raja Shahji Bhonsle.

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Chandran567
Chandran567

In 1629, Raja Shahaji Bhonsle's in-laws and patrons were murdered as a result of factional politics in the Ahmadnagar court. Therefore, Shahaji defected to the Mughals, with a 2,000-strong cavalry.The Mughals sent him to occupy Junnar and Sangamner, and gave these districts to him as jagir. 2 years later Shah Jahan transferred one of the Jagirs of Raja Shahaji to Fateh Khan, sin of Malik Amber. This angered Raja Shahji and he rebelled against the Mughals plundering their regions and later taking over the reigns of the weakened Ahmednagar Kingdom as the Imperial Regent.

Raja Shahaji Bhonsle became the HukumatPanah or the Imeprial Regent of the
Ahmednagar Sultanate installing a juvenile Murtaza Nizam Shah III on the throne with the help of Bijapur King in 1633. He further went on to unite the forces of Bijapur, Ahmednagar, Maratha Samants and Sardars against the Imperial Mughal forces of Shah Jahan that had poured into the Deccan.

Within a year, Shahaji's army captured Junnar and a large part of northern Konkan region. Shahaji resided in Junnar, and raised an army, which at its height, included 12,000 soldiers. The strength of his army kept changing because of the changing loyalty of the various subordinate chiefs, including Ghatge, Kate, Gaikwad, Kank, Chavan, Mohite, Mahadik, Pandhre, Wagh, and Ghorpade.He set up his capital at Shahabad, and gained control of several large forts. A contemporary Brahmin newsletter of Bijapur states that the area controlled by him, not including his jagir of Pune and Indapur, yielded 7.5 million rupees in revenue. This estimate was based on the potential rather than the actual revenue: the area had been devastated by war and famine, and the actual revenue collected was probably far smaller.The warring armies had destroyed several villages in the area to deny their enemies revenue, and most of the remaining villages yielded revenue only when forced to do so. According to the newsletter, his forces included a 3,000-strong cavalry, plus an additional 2,000-strong contingent from Bijapur.

By 1634, Shahaji had started raiding the area near the Mughal-controlled Daultabad, prompting the Mughals to initiate a major campaign against him.[11] In the ensuing battle of Parenda (1634), in which Maratha soldiers fought on both sides, the Mughals defeated the Bijapur army led by Shahaji. In early 1635, the Mughal army forced Shahaji to retreat from the Daulatabad area, capturing his supply train and 3,000 of his soldiers. Subsequently, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan personally arrived in Deccan with a major army, and forced Shahaji to leave northern Maharashtra. Shahaji lost control of several cities, including Junar and Nashik, and retreated to Konkan.

Bijapur had two political factions: the first, including Shahaji, favoured resisting Mughal influence in Deccan; the second favoured establishing peace with the Mughals by recognizing their control over parts of the former Ahmadnagar territory. In 1636, the second faction emerged more powerful, and a peace treaty was signed between Bijapur and the Mughal Empire.As part of this treaty, Bijapur agreed to help the Mughals subjugate Shahaji, or to depute him away from the Mughal frontier if he chose to join the Bijapuri service.The Mughals then besieged the Mahuli fort, where Shahaji and Murtaza, the pretender to the Ahmadnagar throne, were residing. In October 1636, Shahaji surrendered Mahuli and Junnar to the Mughals, and returned to the Bijapur service.As a result, the Mughals now controlled a major part of present-day Maharashtra, including Pune and Indapur.

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