yes midou keep showing off your beautiful dentistry
Now, what is the Interhigh Throne?
It’s the prize agreed upon by the neighboring city-states of Karasuno, Aobajousai, Datekougyou, Shiratorizawa, Ougiminami, Fukurodani, Nekoma, etc. Each of these places has their own hierarchy; some have royalty (Kageyama was considered prince of the city Kitagawa Daichi; King Kuroo rules the Nekoma, etc) and some are ruled by their military in royalty’s stead (Karasuno’s royalty has been absent since the Small Giant so Shimizu Kiyoko and her Karasuno Guard essentially sit on the throne instead).
The city-states’ militaries organize their units and send them out to fight another city-state. Upon the surrender of one city-state, the victor wins the loser’s banner and nothing else!! The victors don’t take over that city or gain all their resources. To sit upon the Interhigh Throne, you must have all of the banners hanging behind you. Practice battles with another city-state do not cost you your banner if you lose. Only battles for the Interhigh Throne cost you your banner.
The city of Shiratorizawa is undoubtedly the favorite to win the Interhigh Throne, and then the other participants are other city-states, no matter how small or big you are. Royalty can use their connections to impede Interhigh ambitions, especially against a non-royal. However, ultimately strength wins out, as seen when Aobajousai routed the Karasuno army.
Continuing on about the city of Aobajousai from that AU i was talkin’ about, in regards to the Grand King Oikawa, he gets his nickname from Hinata actually and that’s not his real title? However, because he poses such a threat in the race to the Interhigh Throne, he might as well be the “Grand King” when he’s so close to being the Interhigh King.
When Prince Kageyama was younger and the city of Kitagawa Daichi hadn’t been ransacked, Oikawa was a senior officer there. He was very ambitious actually and always wanted to take the Interhigh Throne for himself. The Interhigh Throne is unique because you don’t have to be royalty to attain it; you just have to be strong and defeat everyone else to sit upon it. However, royalty like Kageyama could theoretically use their connections and set up a bullshit barricade of bureaucracy to prevent people like Oikawa (who have to work hard to get anywhere) from even getting near the Interhigh Throne. Although Kageyama had never done this, General Oikawa held a huge grudge against the prince, and even when the prince wanted to be tutored by him in warfare, Oikawa refused. He ultimately left Kitagawa Daichi in favor of the city of Aobajousai where he wouldn’t have to see the prince and could go after the Interhigh Throne with no bureaucratic interference.
Matsukawa, Hanamaki, and Iwaizumi followed him in defection (with Iwaizumi becoming Oikawa’s closest confidante in the city). The Aobajousai empire ultimately ceded much power to Oikawa so that the city would know the Interhigh Throne. Oikawa’s skills in military warfare are said to be the best in the empire. He utilizes his officers and soldiers on a personal level to achieve their full potential. Even in the fray of battle, Oikawa can point out weaknesses in his opponent’s siege or formations. When Kitagawa Daichi eventually comes under attack and Kageyama is thrown out, Kageyama’s former officer Kindaichi joins Aobajousai under Oikawa.
When the Karasuno military attacks the city of Aobajousai, Oikawa minimized casualties and sent out Watari’s and Yahaba’s units to keep the city populace calm. To keep damage to Aobajousai to a minimum, Oikawa rode out with his troops to annihilate the Karasuno team. He exploited Tsukishima’s and Hinata’s defensively weak units, and then intercepted Hinata and Kageyama’s tactics in order to completely rout Karasuno. Iwaizumi ultimately had to keep Oikawa in line, but they returned to Aobajousai to fanfare and a further victory to boost their chances for the Interhigh Throne.
bursts into tears!!!
I FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR
I HAD NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT TO EXPECT
THIS IS REALLY GOOD HOLY FUCKING SHIT MONSTER
Ishikawa says hello! I am gonna try to get a Shimmer gene for his wings.
the katsuie problems are real
oyassan is very expressive for a deer
THIS AU FEEDS MY SOUL! THE WAY I’M HELPING YOU IS FOR YOU TO NUDGE YOU TO WRITE MORE /nudge nudge
I CANNOT WRITE FIC -yells- but i can certainly write more notes to self on this to cover things like the Grand King of Aobajousai fighting alongside his grand marquis Kindaichi and the ever magnificent Imperial knight Iwaizumi????
Mike Zacharias in decent lighting, as promised.
Thanks to shingekinokitty for the fantastic photos!