YEARS 45 B.S. - 27 A.S.

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About the Santharian King Santhros "the Wise"
anthros (45 b.S.-27 a.S.) is considered by most to be the most influential and beloved figures in Santharian history, giving his name to the kingdom he helped to unite after the terrible devastation of the Third Sarvonia War. His bravery, kindness, and humility have echoed through history, and many poets and writers still hail him in their works, while historians alike sing his praises. No other figure in Santharian history has done so much to bring peace to the Santharian kingdom, to unite all the races and tribes in harmony.

It's a historical fact that the coronation of Santhros as king of Tharania is the direct continuation to the until this point still semi-official Sarvonian Alliance between the leaders of all three main races of the southern Sarvonian continent, humans, elves and dwarves. Eventually Santhros should succeed in convincing the southern kingdoms and tribes of various races to unite with Tharania to form a kingdom unparalleled in history that would last for millenia to come.

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(YEARS 50 B.S. - 172 A.S.)
45 b.S. Birth of Santhros Salazath
A son is born to the Erpheronian nobleman Aelric of House Salazath, who should bear the name Santhros. Aelric is a highly respected member of the Voldarian council, his family having earned his name from the victorious battle of the Erpheronians fending off the Caltharians in 822 b.S. at the Battle of Salazar. The child has a strange birthmark, a red-brown pigmented spot on the underside of his right forearm which can be interpreted as a bird, or, in Erpheronia, a phoenix.

18 b.S. Santhros Salazath marries the Caltharian Duchess Cara'Jeshanneh
Santhros Salazath, son of the human Ambassador to the Alliance, Aelric Salazath, is married to the Caltharian Ahreng Cara'Jeshanneh. Ahreng is the fourth daughter of a respected southern Caltharian Duke.

14 b.S. Birth of Santhros Salazath's first Son Laenthris
The first son of Santhros Salazath and Cara'Jeshanneh is born and is named Laenthris.

13 b.S. Assassination of the Human Ambassador to the Alliance, Aelric Salazath
The Tharanian King Marzevash "the Adamant" fears to lose his powers and supposedly plots an assassination of the highly respected Ambassador to the Alliance, Aelric Salazath. While Marzevash is a prominent figure in the Alliance between the races, the face of the kingdom to the elves and dwarves is Aelric, who helps to negotiate between the races. The alleged plot to kill Marzevash's internal foe succeeds, but several representatives from other races are killed as well unintentionally during the ambush near Salsair. This causes a part of the plot to be uncovered, linking the assassination to Marzevash. However, Marzevash's guilt or innocence can never be proven in its entirety.

12 b.S.
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The "Unwilling" Tharanian King: Marzevash's Son Raegash
While his father Marzevash fled to escape the resentments towards him, Raegash's popularity is not overwhelming either. After a few months he decides to renounce the throne and following his wish for seclusion he retreats to a monastery and refrain from politics. As his follower he suggests his friend and comrade at the Order of Armeros, Santhros of the House of Salazath, to the council of elders. Long discussions ensue, so that it lasts over a year until a decision is made, but finally Santhros is accepted.

Marzevash's reaction from his self-declared exile arrives promptly: He denounces Raegash as true heir to the Tharanian throne and declares Syveric his rightful successor. But his hands are bound, as he has no support anymore in the capital of the realm, Voldar.

10 b.S. Santhros Salazath becomes Tharanian King
In his 35th cycle Santhros Salazath, son of the assassinated human Ambassador to the Alliance of the races, Aelric Salazath, is confirmed by the council of elders as the new King of Tharania. The decision is supported by several influential highly ranked nobles and Orders like the Order of the Fallen or the White Knights, due to the fact that a better understanding between the races seems crucial in times of trouble like these. Santhros, who assisted his father in many of his travels to negotiate with elves, dwarves and halflings, is considered as the ideal candidate, as he has many sympathies all around the former Erpheronian, Caltharian, Kyranian and Centoraurian lands. The symbol of the „Oath of the Young“ is burned into his chest the evening before his coronation.

9 b.S. Birth of Santhros' second son, Thaelnoric
Santhros' wife Ahreng Cara'Jeshanneh gives birth to another son, who they name Thaelnoric. He will later receive the name "the Loyal", for his commitment in the service for his father, the King.

8 b.S. Serpheloria seeks affiliation with Tharania
Seeing how the North florishes under Santhros‘ reign, Avennoria accosts Santhros, the Tharanian king, and seeks affiliation with Tharania, which is granted. A political united Southern Sarvonia is suddenly a goal not impossible to reach. Many see similarities to the formation of the Tharanian Kingdom some 500 years ago.
Santhros sends out secret emissaries to test the ground.

4 b.S. Birth of Santhros' daughter, Shaelriga
Santhros' wife Ahreng Cara'Jeshanneh gives birth to their third child and first daughter, Shaelriga.

At the welcome ceremony the father, Santhros, gives his first child a present: An amulet, two nailsbreadths in diameter made out of gold and mithril. At one side, the golden one, an image of the Injèra is engraved with the letter "S" in the middle, the mithril side shows the stylized phoenix. When opened by a secret mechanism, a dreamstone can be touched.

3 b.S. Stratania enters a tight contract with Tharania
Strata and Thalambath agree to strong ties with Tharania. Thalambath gets the secret covenant to become the capital of a future province which will be named "Truban". Strata, nearly destroyed by the past wars, gets the promise of massive funds for rebuilding and reestablishing of their trading fleet. Only Varcopas disagrees.

1 b.S. Eyelia agrees to join a future Santharia
Santhros finally gets the last remaining tribe to join a future united kingdom by promising to establish his new capital in Eyelian territory.

0 Santhros crowned as King of the United Kingdom of Santharia
The secret Sarvonian Alliance between the leaders of all three main races of the southern Sarvonian continent, humans, elves and dwarves, which had been formed to repel the Saban Blackcloak, has brought forward a then not expected fruit: The birth of a new kingdom, Santharia. And as fate would have it - there is the right man to ascend to the new throne: Santhros the Wise, a man not only loved by his people, but capable of governing such a huge kingdom well, a man with initiative and new ideas. The coronation takes place in Quia'antá, the new capital.

With the creation of the Santharian kingdom an essential counterpart is formed in southern Sarvonia to the barbarians and the orcish cultures developing in the Northlands. But not only this: The new kingdom also brings peace to the many disputes among the races which still reign the lands. Therefore it is indeed justified that all historical incidents taking place after Santhros' ascension to the throne are measured after the new Santharian Calendar.
Quia'antá (the later Santhala) becomes the Capital of the new Kingdom
The former Eyelian town of Quia'antá which was used already in the past for important gatherings by Santhros' father Aelric is chosen as the new Santharian capital. The town lies embedded in the center of Santharia, in the midst of the Rimmerins Ring and features multiple tribes living already in harmony together.
Inner-Santharian Trade Flourishes under the new Ruler
The unified government of all Southern Sarvonian human tribes brings many changes and also a good deal of scepticism to the inhabitants of the newly formed kingdom. Yet the new king makes sure that the progress he says he stands for becomes apparent to his people as soon as possible.

Santhros immediately makes sure that new trading relations are established within the kingdom, that tribes and regions are revived with new impulses. Committees to discuss new cooperations and reorganization between races and regions produce first remarkable results. After only a few months sceptism takes the back seat and prospects and hopes dominate large parts of Santharia.

1 Defeat of a renegade Avennorian Baron
While whole Southern Sarvonian joins the United Kingdom, they still have to deal with a renegade Avennorian Baron in Dasai, who opposes a unified Santharia. From his fortified town he conducts several acts of piracy on the traderoutes in the Herringbay.

Santhros starts a small military campaign already in the first year of his reign. Led by the Stratanians and backed up up by some Avennorian and Serphelorian troops, the rogue baron is successfully ousted and imprisoned. The mere amount of ships and land troops showing up to represent the king's determination is argument enough to get rid of the baron with practically no bloodshed at all - thus a huge bonus is earned for the king in the southern parts of the kingdom.

5 Thaehavos declared Free Town and renamed to "Bardavos"
Bardavos, the former Thaehavos, with the ascension of Santhros the Wise to the Santharian throne is officially declared a "Free Town of Bards" and thus renamed to Bardavos.

9 Petition to Santhros Frees Marduran
The Port town Marduran is freed from the often tyrannical rule of its Lord Enforcers by Santhros' decree after he hears of the town’s unique situation. Having outwardly become quite different from the lawless people they had been 800 years ago, the people of Marduran become great supporters of the Santharian province of Manthria and Santhros. In a town meeting after the jeering eviction of the final Lord Enforcer, the town's first communal action is to knock down the imprisoning walls. This is done with great enthusiasm, although it wanes fairly quickly as more essential tasks beckon. No section of the wall is left untouched, but great parts of it are left standing and degrade naturally over time or are, in later years, incorporated into new buildings.

10 Reorganisation of the Unitied Kingdom of Santharia into new formed provinces
Reorganisation of the Unitied Kingdom of Santharia into new formed provinces is completed. The eight provinces are intentionally not based on the borders of the former kingdoms, but on regions which exist aside from the political borders. The introduction of new provinces instead maintaining the kingdom scheme by the king and his advisors is a bit problematic at the beginning as people from different kingdoms suddenly are ruled by an independent count, who is installed by the king himself. But in the course of time the decision of Santhros proves to be a wise one as the new administration finally leads to better understanding among the people and also among the various different races.

27 Death of the Santharian King Santhros the Wise
The Santharian King Santhros the Wise, also known as the "King of Charity", dies peacefully at the age of 72 in is sleep. A highly influential figure, Santhros not only made history in Southern Sarvonia with the unification of several kingdoms, but has also always been in high esteem among his people, regardless of tribe, helping to unite and to come together.

At Santhros' funeral thousands of people stream into the capital of Quia'antá (the later Santhala), among them elven, dwarven and hobbit delegations, there renewing their vows to continue following the ideals of the deceased king.
Laenthris follows his Father on the Santharian Throne
Laenthris Salazath, firstborn, yet still childless heir of Santhros becomes King of the United Kingdom of Santharia. He is aged 41 when he claims the throne.

 Date of last edit 3rd Awakening Earth 1673 a.S.

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