|Jingdaoese people |
People of the Pure Path
Flag of the Jingdaoese people
|Regions with significant populations|
|Haifo-Pallisican Imperial Trade Union||871,205|
|Southbatavian, Jingdaoese, Kildarian English|
|Related ethnic groups|
The Jing (淨族, jìngzú) sometimes wrongly referred to as the Jingdaoese (淨民, jìngmín) which is used to group the several population groups of Jingdao), also called People of the Pure Path or Travellers of the Pure Path are a nation and an ethnic group which primarily inhabits the Empire of Jingdao, which is located on Apollonia. While its people rose to prominence during the reign of the Haman Emperor in 1583, its origins can be traced back to the mythical Ying Emperor who united the Eight Tribes into one realm in 351 bAN.
The almost unwavering and blind loyalty and devotion for their Heavenly Light has made the Jing's habits a frequent topic of conversation among scholars. Those who do not follow the teachings of the Heavenly Light are seen as "fallen Jingdaoese". For the purpose of investigating those cases, Unit 666 was established.
The Jingdaoese language has a tripartite writing system using Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. However, domestic Jing use primarily Kildarian English for daily interaction. Jingdaoese is taught in schools, even to non-Jingdaoese like the Kildari, and all traditional religious scriptures are written in it.
During the colonial era (between 1526 and 1583), when Ancient Jingdao was colonised by the Batavians, Southbatavian (Dutch) became an important language in daily affairs. During the reign of the Haigui Emperor in 1623, and with Her integration of Kildare into the Realm, Kildarian English became the dominant language used at the Imperial Court. As most subjects spoke Kildarian English, the use of Southbatavian and Jingdaoese became primarily limited to private discussions.
The Jing People define themselves as separated from other ethnic groups. They see themselves as defenders of humanity and understand the need of sacrificing themselves from time to time to protect the world against evil demons, called baishens. Their radical attitude and the servitude towards their Heavenly Light results in common misunderstandings with other racial and culture groups.
As the Jing believe that the Gods have chosen the Jing as protectors and seekers of Purity, they firmly believe that the Emperors act as the most important guide in this world. This made the Heavenly Throne, and their loyalty towards it, into the most defining characteristic of these people.
Militarism, with some minor exceptions like during the reign of the Jinken Emperor (1608 - 1610), is entrenched in its society and heavily promoted. Jingbuism is a red line in all government policies. This eventually led, during the Erasmii Dynasty, to growing tensions between the Bureaucrat, the Army and the Navy Factions at the Court in which all three try to influence the Emperor and - in less degree - the National Diet.