Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Mortal (Historical), Emperor Gaozong
Tang Dynasty Emperor – After Emperor Taizong’s death in 649, his son Li Zhi became emperor (as Emperor Gaozong). Sometime thereafter, he made Shangguan Yi the deputy director of the archival bureau. In 662, he promoted Shangguan to be Xi Tai Shilang the deputy head of the legislative bureau of government (Xi Tai), along with the honorific title Yinqing Guanglu Daifu. He also gave Shangguan the designation Tong Dong Xi Tai Sanpin, making him a chancellor de facto. He took his father’s former concubine Empress Wu Zetian, and her machinations would eventually lead to his death, likely through poison as well.