Tarik's Domain discussion thread Birth of Saludong Verse 1 Princess Kandarapa's betrothal to one of the Saludongese nobles fell apart in the late 1560's due to what the Luzones are treating the ethnic Saludongese in the areas that are conquered by Bolkiahs and in this time the people would not support the alliance between the Muslims in Saludong and the the people of Manila who are scions of the Bruneians aka the Luzones, the alliance between the Spanish and Lakandula in 1570 would case conflict between Rajah Sulayman and Rajah Lakandula because Rajah Sulayman would remain a vassal of the Bruneians and Tarik Sulayman would keep Rajah Sulayman as an ally and buffer against the Spanish which would buy time for the people of Saludong to unite and form their own domain. The Spanish would fight with the Luzones after the break of the peace treaty Sambali/Saludongese with the Luzones and some of the Luzones or the Bruneian Scions would fight against the Spanish led by Rajah Sulayman which would be defeated by Lakandula. When Lopez de Legazpi died in 1572, his successor, Governor-General Guido de Lavezaris, did not honour their agreements with Sulayman and Lakan Dula. He sequestered the properties of both kings and tolerated Spanish atrocities, however the friars and Juan de Salcedo would easily be able negotiate peace with them, Juan de Salcedo marries Dayang Kandarapa. Verse 2 Born to a poor family in the city Raoping of Chaozhou, Limahong had an early start in criminal activity and progressed to piracy, becoming leader of around 2000 pirates. His activities and attacks on ports and ships throughout South China increased and a warrant was issued by the authorities to capture him alive and send him to the city of Tay Bin. He was married to Nataracy. He shifted his activities to piracy on the high seas and out of reach of China's power. He was able to accumulate up to 40 ships, whereupon he once again raided cities and ports in South China. Limahong attacked a city occupied by Vintoquián (Lin Daoqian), another Chinese pirate, but Vintoquián was able to escape along with 5 of Limahong's ships. However, Limahong was able to capture 55 of Vintoquián's fleet and thus increased his own to 95 ships. He was now a veritable king of the high seas of South China. In late 1573, he gathered an army of 3,000 Chinese warriors, renegades and vagabonds and fled to the island of Saludong. There, he and his band of outlaws sought refuge. By this time, a force of 40,000 soldiers and 135 ships was sent by the Wanli Emperor to kill and capture the pirates. After learning the strength of the new Spanish colony in the South, he would decide to conquer it but he would fail to conquer it, however he would fail and he would go back to Pangasinan wherein he was able to talk with Kasikis and Tarik who said would give him troops. He would conquer the Spanish held Kumintang and establish a short-term domain there but the Spanish troops led by Salcedo would defeat him. The Spanish would establish Cebu again as a temporary capital of the Spanish East Indies, but the Spanish would still plan to get Manila, this would mean the Spanish would have a conquest campaign against Manila. Verse 3 The alliance between the North and Sulayman would break due to the Pagans and the Muslims reconciling which would mean that the Spanish would attack Sulayman’s territory and while Kasikis, Malang and Tarik’s troops would conquer Sulayman’s lands, however Sulayman would surrender to the Spanish, the Spanish would defeat the Troops of Kasikis, Malang and Tarik and for that the Spanish would gain the territories of Sulayman and all the lands in Bruneian orbit, the Spanish would not venture further north, realizing that the Northern half of the island is unvaluable to them, the Spanish would not touch the lands of Tarik, Malang and Kasikis of Kaboloan in the North, which would develop into the Sultanate of Saludong in the North like Brunei in the south is ignored. Tarik Sulayman would be considered as the first Sultan of Saludong after his win against the Spanish, however is more as a legendary ruler not as a ruler recognized by others. decades after the Spanish got the Bruneian scions in Saludong, the newly born Sultanate of Saludong under the rule of Sultan Mahmud I which would jumpstart the Sultanate’s outside affairs to the other states. Meanwhile the lands in the south would be strongly under the Spanish due to the Bruneian scions and the Visayan nobility being under Spanish alliance and Spanish rule and have given up their independence completely to the spanish.