|Manga Debut:||Chapter 176
Determination and Departure
|Anime Debut:||(2016 Anime)
Those Who Cling,
Those Who Struggle
Kushan is a large empire loosely based on the real world Kushan empire, ruled by Emperor Ganishka. Its military combines large, well-organized conventional forces with various supernatural creatures and human magic-users. It is currently engaged in a protracted war with the allied nations under the Holy See Religious Order, having invaded and occupied much of Midland.
At least one Kushan commander attributes their success in protracted military campaigns such as the current conflict with Midland to the country's policy of using war slaves and captured soldiers from enemy armies compelled to fight for the Kushan as cannon fodder to bear the brunt of the casualties.
- In real life, the Kushan Empire (Sanskrit: कुषाण राजवंश, Kuṣāṇ Rājavaṃśa) was an empire in South Asia originally formed in the early 1st century CE under Kujula Kadphises in the territories of ancient Bactria around the Oxus River (Amu Darya), and later based near Kabul, Afghanistan.
- Emperor Kanishka was the most prominent ruler from the Kushan dynasty.