Jochi – The end

This story has been largely fictional.  Jochi died in 1226, probably on orders of his father. 
Ghengis died a year later, his death place is unknown.  His second (acknowledged ) son took over as Great Khan.  The empire had already been split up to make governing less unwieldy.  Chagatai ruled over Central Asia & Iran.  Jochi’s two sons inherited their father’s share, governing Russia & the Caucasus, invading Poland, Hungary and penetrating to Germany.

 

00No details of Jochi’s death are known, the idea of him being exposed on a bare mountain as carrion for wild beasts is entirely made up.  But it seemed the kind of thing his father might do.
Like something the Great Khan might do to any author who mis-spelled his name throughout the whole story!
Sorry Genghis ……..  really,  …….

 

The complete story has been archived

The easy-on-the-eye picture panels in the Gallery summarise each chapter

Jochi panels – His presence

Not the goat tethered for sacrifice.  Not for Jochi the final whoosh of the executioner’s sword.
A gift from the khan.
The horse defined the Mongol code.  The nation wandered across continents by horse.  Warriors rode into battle by horse.  The Mongols conquered by horse.
A father’s final gift to his son.  A stallion.

A ride to remember