A Jingdaoese garrison taking position against rioters near the outskirts of Weicheng
Several resistance groups
|Commanders and leaders|
|Hai Emperor Chiang Shun|
|Imperial Armed Forces|
|Casualties and losses|
The Xianbei Defiance (or Defiance of Xianbei) was a period of widespread unrest during the early reign of the Hai Emperor, with mainly Kildari fighting against the Jingdaoese administration. It's named after the Xianbei province in the north of Kildare, around Lake Christoph, where the unrest began and spread from. The unrest - which began after the ascension of the Emperor to the Throne, and the news that the socialist steward Ming Wei had died - took a turn for the worst when in 1649 AN it became known that the dead of Ming Wei hadn't been an accident, but an execution.
Many Kildari had believed that Ming Wei, whose party had received the majority of votes from the impoverished workers around Lake Christoph during the Yuan elections, would improve the living and working conditions of the labourers. His promotion to steward of the Xianfa Emperor had led to the belief that he could now directly influence the imperial policies.
With the dead of the Xianfa Emperor, Ming's corpse was found dead in the courtyard. The guards were arrested for the murder (or execution) and brought to Grey Castle for further interrogation. They were, however, soon found dead themselves in their prison cells. Suspicions of a planned execution, ordered by the Hai Emperor, spread like wildfire.
The first armed revolt broke out in Weicheng (Tiefenqu County). People left their work in the factories, attacked police stations and surprised and overpowered the local garrisons. City quarters where more prosperous Jingdaoese lived were attacked and pillaged and several Jingdaoese were executed.