Ozchaxar I of Creeperopolis

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Ozchaxar I
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Reign520AD-September 15, 537AD
PredecessorPhālihuep I
SuccessorFelipe I
(as King of Creeperopolis)
Born502AD
Creeperian Confederation
DiedSeptember 15, 537AD (aged 34–35)
Xichūtepa, Creeperian Confederation
SpouseMatzia
HouseChīhueta
FatherOzchaxar of Chīhueta
Mother?
ReligionCreeperian Paganism

Ozchaxar I of Creeperopolis (502AD-September 15, 537AD) was the Head Chief of Creeperopolis from 520AD until his death in the Battle of Xichūtepa on September 15, 537AD.

Early Life

Ozchaxar was born sometime in 502AD to the Chīhueta Tribe in the Creeperian Confederation.

Reign

In 520AD, Head Chief Phālihuep I died and the process of electing a new Head Chief began. Ozchaxar was exactly 18 years old when Phālihuep I died, making him eligible to be the next Head Chief. However, Phālihuep I's grandson, Phālihuep argued that he should be the next Head Chief since he was the youngest direct descendant of Phālihuep I that was capable of ruling. All but the Amacha Tribe, the tribe Phālihuep was from, rejected his claim and elected Ozchaxar as the next Head Chief keeping to the tradition of electing an able 18 year old from one of the seven tribes to be the next Head Chief. Phālihuep and the Amacha Tribe denounced the other 6 tribes and declared war on the other tribes for the title of Head Chief, beginning the War of Creeperian Unification.

For the first half of the war, Ozchaxar I and his allies held the upper hand with victories at the battles of Chicxulub and Hetzetat, but Phālihuep took over the capital city of Xichūtepa in the first year of war and held it for the duration of the war. In the later years of the war, the Amacha began to win major battles such as the Battle of Cuyua, where the Iloqutzi Tribe joined Phālihuep's side following the death of Alīxāntzei of Iloqutzi, and the Battle of Motzocho, where the Imnoqueti joined Phālihuep's side following the capture and sacrifice of Huemoze of Imnoqueti.

Following both battles, the remaining Chīhueta, Llohechue, Tzachu, and Xuhuetī tribes rallied all their forces together to recaptrue Xichūtepa, the capital city of the Creeperian Confederation. The tribes agreed to attack the Amacha, Iloqutzi, and Imnoqueti forces and force them to flee from the city.

Death

On September 14, 537AD, the four tribes, under the leadership of Ozchaxar I, set up their camp on the other side of the Xichūtepa River. The Amacha saw the camp and organized the city's garrison to fight the tribes.

On September 15, 537AD, Ozchaxar I's larger army was caught off guard by the forces under Phālihuep early in the morning as half of the garrison had already crossed the river when Ozchaxar I's forces were ready. Battle started before the tribes were able to have their ritual breakfast, leaving many of them hungry and unable to effectively fight.

During the battle, Chief Hueztācho of the Llohechue was killed in action by Iloqutzi Chief Huetan. Chiefs Huemotzē and Catzlōche fled the battle field with small groups of warriors, leaving the remainder of their forces to be imprisoned, later to be sacrified, or slaughtered in battle.

According to legend, Head Chief Ozchaxar I killed himself when only 50 of his warriors were left fighting. He disemboweled himself to prevent himself from being paraded around and sacrificed by Phālihuep. The battle ended before noon and Phālihuep secured his place as ruler of the land. On that day, he established the Old Kingdom of Creeperopolis and declared himself Tlahtoani, or King.

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