Of Battles Past (Amgalant 1.1)
by Bryn Hammond
China has executed Ambaghai, the Mongols’ khan, on a hurdle with donkey ears and tail from the theatre, in mockery of the horse peoples of the steppe. It cries for hachi.
‘Hachi means that which is owed, or felt due. It can mean an act of humanity. It can mean vengeance. It meant justice.’
The Mongols go to war for Ambaghai’s hachi, in a century when no steppe people is fit to tackle China.