King Maengolth "the Villainous"
(Son: Caein, Daughter: Jenefra)
Maengolth faces an attempted coup, during the rebellion of 1653 b.S., where several noble familes of Voldar at the instigation of Lord Kastigher of House Cloriae, seek to overthrow what they see as Maengolth's oppressive reign. During the 37th year of his reign, the Dragonstorm occurs, after Maengolth demands that the hero Wengerim slays the adamant-dragon, Seargon, to gain his daughter’s hand in marriage. In 1650 b.S., Maengolth is murdered at the hands of his own son, Caein, in collusion with the dragon Ol'dém'bréy.
THE AGE OF AWAKENING
(YEARS 1.655 B.S. - 822 B.S.)
Queen Jenefra "the Beautiful", King Wengerim
Jenefra (from 1670 to 1626 b.S.) is short-time Queen of Erpheronia and daughter of the notorious Maengolth, one of the most important Erpheronian monarchs during the beginning of the Age of Awakening.
Jenefra is reputed to be the most beautiful human woman ever born since the creation of the world. In several poems written during this time she is named the "most beautiful of the beautiful" or the "rising of the shining sun". In 1655 b.S Jenefra is wedded to the knave Wengerim as a reward for his slaying of the adamant-dragon Seargon, which he was forced to do by her father to prove his love.
In 1650 b.S., Maengolth is murdered at the hands of his own son, Caein, who is acting under a pact with the dragon Ol'dém'bréy. Caein is later himself betrayed and killed by the dragon, and Wengerim is killed during the Dragonstorm, leaving Jenefra a young widow at the age of 20. The Council of the Ten Ruling Houses of Voldar votes her de-facto sovereign of the Erpheronian Kingdom.
The last surviving member of her family, Jenefra is not well accepted among the people due to Caein's heinous actions. However, her immense courage and determination help mobilise the people of Voldar, who withstand the incessant onslaught of the dragons until the arrival of Katya Ileri Dain. The common girl Katya later becomes Queen of the Erpheronians when Jenefra abdicates in her favour and is known among her subjects and in the history books as "Katya the Just".
Queen Katya "the Just", Prince Consort Lysander Dain
Queen Katya Dragonseeker
Katya 1664 to 1593 b.S.) is ruler of Voldar and the Erpheronian tribe during the Age of Awakening. Her common name is Katya Ileri Dain. Also known sometimes as "Katya Dragonseeker" or among her enemies as the "Beggar Queen" due to the fact that she was not born of noble stock but was a village girl in her youth. She is the daughter of Medoc and Ertai Ileri of Yarrow.
During the cataclysmic Dragonstorm, the Adamant Dragon Ol'dém'bréy rains fire down upon her village, causing Katya's father and everyone she knows to perish in the destruction. The only survivor and half-mad from pain, grief and rage, she stumbles onto the Thaelon Forest and is healed by the legendary elven kind who dwells within. After a fateful meeting with the High Avá'ránn, her hair turns the colour of pale moonlight, marking her forever as elven-touched (hárf'á'chón). The years before her succession onto the throne are unclear and rife with many stories and myths. However, what is known is that, feared for her rumoured reputation as the only other human to have slain a dragon other than Wengerim, Katya rules over the Erpheronian tribe with an iron hand. Though she may not rule wisely at times, these mistakes are far and few in between and she is a fair and impartial Queen and in her later years, gains the title of "Katya the Just" among her people. Without her, the years succeeding the Vardýnnian Atonement would have been indeed harsher than expected.
Katya marries Lysander Dain, Captain of the Guards. After the Prince Consort's death at the age of 81, it is said that after Katya Ileri Dain passes the reins of leadership to her only son, Malakai, she walks alone out of the gates of Voldar, towards the direction of the Thaelon and is never seen again.
Malakai (-1615 b.S.-1581 b.S.) holds the throne from 1593 to 1581 b.S. His mother, Katya, gives up the throne upon her husband's death and is never seen from again. Malakai dies unwedded and without children in an unfortunate riding accident at the age of 33, resulting in several hotly contested discussions within the Voldarian Ruling Council.
Furthermore, the Duke of Narvoss attempts to gain some autonomy for his duchy by declaring Narvoss a sovereign state. He tries to gain favour from Houses Lothari, Hruth and Sigil, who all had been opposed to Queen Jenefra taking the throne in 1646 b.S. He stirs up the old rivalry between these and the Houses of Eithar, Branoc, Sellus, and Machlar, who form a partnership. Once again, the leaders of Eithar, Branoc, Sellus, and Machlar manage to convince the remaining council members to vote for a common representative to temporarily head the efforts against the Narvoss alliance – he is Duke Jaeoyr of Cemphiria. After a few bloody skirmishes north of Voldar, Jaeoyr and his army, which also includes soldiers from Jernais, quell the uprising out of Narvoss. Jaeoyr, with the support of the Voldarian Ruling Council, ascends to the throne in 1581 b.S.
Jaeoyr "the Chosen", Queen Bregar
(Sons: Thoan, and Daughter: Jenefra)
Jaeoyr's (born 1601 b.S.) reign is a relatively quiet, peace-filled time for Erpheronia. The Voldarian Ruling Council works closely with Jaeoyr to empower a new law-making committee. This committee has five representatives of the ruling houses, which rotates among the houses every four years, and a representative selected by the Dukes of Narvoss, Jernais, Astran, Cemphiria, and Accam (this representative cannot be the duke himself). This committee is charged with reviewing the laws of the country, recommending changes, omissions and recommending new laws for the King of Erpheronia to ratify. Jenefra, eldest child of Jaeoyr ascends to the throne in 1530 b.S.
Queen Jenefra II. "the Aged", Prince Consort Caeron
(Sons: Eroyr, Raeis, Myrash, Raeolth)
Queen Jenefra II.'s reign is marked by several fierce battles with the Centoraurians, in a series of attempts to increase Erpheronian territory. Some among the Voldarian Ruling Council suggest that Jenefra II.'s long-time emnity with the northern holdings of Centorauria, brought about by land disputes between her own lands, which border the Aurora Fields, are the true reason for the wars. Some confidence in the Cemphirian line of monarchs is eroded away, as the Voldarians are called on to fund much of the war efforts.
Though Jenefra II. is able to make some inroads, and brings down the Thyslanite Dynasty, the army led by Centoreus successfully fends off and crushes Jenefra II.'s army at a massive battle on the Aurora Plains. The successful defeat of the Erpheronian army occurs just months prior to the inauguration of the Centaurian Kings, which begins with Centoreus in 1481 b.S. Jenefra II passes away later that year, having lost much of her zeal for life after the defeat at Aurora.
Eroyr "the Foolish", unmarried
(No 'legitimate' children)
Eroyr's (born 1499 b.S.) reign is short and marred by rumours that he is a complete fool, devoid of the ability to think independently. He spends much of his life inebriated, and treats life as if it were one long celebration. His attempts to woo a number of young women of the court fail, largely due to the fact that his promiscuity is known to cause him – and his paid "consorts" – serious health problems, which none of the ladies of marriageable age within the nobility would dare consider marrying him.
Eroyr dies, bedridden and diseased, when he is 21, only three years after taking the throne, but with enough time to spend a significant portion of the Erpheronian coffers on his excesses.
King Raeis "the Bull", Queen Corena
(Sons: Carrin, Daughters: Saenra, Wanrena)
Raeis (born 1497 b.S.) is known as "the Bull" for his viciousness in warfare and politics. Both intelligent and cunning, Raeis becomes as proficient at sword fighting and combat strategy, as he does at negotiation and intimidation. His ability to earn money on trade agreements with neighbouring countries sees Erpheronia make some financial recovery after nearly two centuries of fiscal irresponsibility.
Despite his successes, Raeis makes some political enemies within Erpheronia itself, and once again the rivalry between the Duke of Narvoss and the Erpheronian King sparks off some fighting in the countryside east of the Warnaka Mountains near the town of Ishmarin. During the fight, Raeis' questionably vicious tactics result in some civilian casualties as one particularly brutal battle actually takes place inside Ishmarin's walls. Raeis wins the battle but loses the confidence of one of the nobles of Nyermersys, who has holdings around Ishmarin. He reigns from 1478 to 1436 b.S.
Carrin "the Meek", Queen Valthea
(Son: Morach, Daughter: Kaeýsa)
Carrin (born 1457 b.S.) is the last king of the Erpheronian kings from the Duchy of Cemphiria – after nearly 200 years since the reign of King Jaeoyr "the Chosen". Erpheronia comes to the point where its nobility questions the direction the kingdom is going. With mixed successes in recent efforts and severe financial strain, the nobility decides it is time for radical change. Narvoss, which has always shown antipathy towards the Erpheronian throne, and even Jernais and Astran, which had supported the ascension of King Jaeoyr together with the Voldarian Ruling Council ousts Carrin from the throne.
King Ephonovor "the Resolute", Queen Aesella
(Sons: Ephonovor, Sývrin and Calodin)
During the reign of Carrin "the Meek", several of the Erpheronian duchies (excluding Cemphiria), as well as the Voldarian Ruling Council, meet in the City of Nyermersys to discuss the state of the country, without the knowledge of their king. Carrin has been unable to re-negotiate existing trade agreements with the Centoraurians or the Kyranians, and the Caltharians benefit from trade of raw materials (e.g. wood of the Thaelon Forest), which come at a much lower price than Caltharian metal goods and clothing.
The head of House Eithar, Ephonovar steps forward to lead the discussions, and gains the backing of the Dukes of Jernais, Astran and Accarn. Though his bid to head the effort is opposed by both the Duke of Narvoss, Ephonvor's pull among the ten ruling houses gives him enough support to ascend to the Erpheronian throne in 1377. From this point forward for many generations, the King of Erpheronia is a Voldarian descended of the House of Eithar.
Ephonovor II. "the Merciless", Queen Býringar
(Sons: Syvar, Myrkorel, Thaeloan, Erthis, Daughter: Jenala)
During Ephonovor the II.'s (born 1322 b.S.) reign the Erpheronian King is involved in a drawn-out struggle with the Duchy of Narvoss, primarily over disputes of land ownership. The Duke of Narvoss attempts to lay claim to the Warnaka Mountains, a known source of uruyant. Though the mountains have always been a rich source of the mineral, recent demands for jewelry in the south dramatically increase – particularly in Varcopas and Strata after Miyal IV. takes rulership and Stratanian influence grows around the continent, following the chaos of 1287 b.S.
Ephonovor II. deals a crushing blow to the Duchy of Narvoss in a massive battle on the slopes of the Warnaka Mountains in 1284 b.S. The duchy loses more than half of its military capacity. King Ephonovor II. has the Duke of Narvoss executed for treason, leaving rulership of the duchy in a shambles.
King Syvar "the Peaceful", Queen Carissa
(Sons: Eyron, Aerael and Caemaros)
Syvar (born 1294 b.S.) is crowned King of Erpheronia in 1256 b.S. His reign lasts 23 years and is marked by only a few minor battles with neighbouring Kyrania and many years of peace brought to an end by the murders of his two eldest sons - Eyron and Aerael - in 1234 b.S. He passes away in his sleep a year later. Upon his death in 1233 b.S., his Queen, Carissa, leaves Voldar and returns to her home city of Accam, where she and her family raise her grandson, Aelvor, Eyron's only child.
King Caemaros "the Accused", Queen Dalcar
(Son: Thaelcar, Daughters: Sorossa and Saenrena)
King Caemaros (born 1254 b.S.) assumes the Erpheronian throne in 1233 b.S. Though he is third in line to the throne, both of his older brothers - Eyron and Aerael - are brutally murdered outside the walls of Voldar Keep in 1234 b.S. by a group of thieves who they encounter during the night. The killings spark an investigation once it is learned that the thieves are in the employ of the Duke of Narvoss, but the courts are unable to prove that the duke has ordered the murders, as the thieves testify that they are acting on their own accord.
Then a series of letters from Caemaros to Narvoss surface asking for help in removing his obstacles to the throne – the two older princes. The letters possess the royal seal, and court mages are able to determine Caemaros wrote them. He is accused of treason, tried and beheaded in 1179 b.S. His eldest son does not ascend to the throne, rather Eyron's only son, Aelvor, becomes the new Erpheronian King.
King Aelvor "the Orc-Slayer", Queen Merrena.
(Sons: Myrkorel and Thacor, Daughters: Kaeradda and Canissa)
Aelvor's (born 1231 b.S.) reign begins in 1179 b.S., after his uncle, King Caemaros is found guilty of murdering the prince's father, Eyron, and executed. Aelvor spends much of the early portion of his reign soothing relations among the nobility, as Caemaros' relationship with the Duke of Narvoss causes much discord among the ruling caste. The Duchy of Narvoss has long been a political obstacle for the Erpheronian king, and with the exception of Houses Lothari, Hruth and Sigil, has few formalized trade agreements or alignments.
Following the settling of Carmalad in 1200 b.S., a massive expansion in trade between Erpheronia and Caltharia begins around 1175 b.S. Much of what is traded to Caltharia are raw materials used for building new structures – wood and iron. In particular, wood from the sahnrix tree, which is known to resist fire and last long, is imported by some of the wealthier families moving to Carmalad.
The increase in sahnrix harvest north and east of Astran begins to cause disturbances between the humans in the area and the Gob-Oc Orcs, who make their homes in the Tandala Highlands. This sets off a war that lasts for nearly 12 years until the expansion in Carmalad slows down. Aelvor, a man of great strength and skill with sword and shield slays the orcs' leader in 1163 b.S. The Gob-Oc orcs suffer serious losses in this battle and return to their homes. Aelvor dies in 1157 b.S. Upon his death, his eldest child, Kaeradda, ascends to the throne - the first female to do so since Queen Jenefra II.
Kaeradda "the Trader", Prince Consort Thacor
(Son: Ephonovor, Daughters: Essara and Vanona)
When Kaeradda (born 1176 b.S.) assumes the Erpheronian throne in 1157 b.S., she continues with Aelvor's direction of increasing international trade by seeking a trade relationship with the Stratanians. She takes a trade mission to Varcopas to begin discussions on trade in 1150 b.S., and is able to secure a small agreement. Queen Kaeradda's mission is cut short when she receives word that the Duke of Narvoss has quietly rebuilt its forces. Though a battle is never fought, tensions increase among the nobility, which causes a fracture between Narvoss, Nyermersys and Accam. Trade among the three areas is not strong to begin with, and this tension stops trade. Furthermore, when Queen Kaeradda returns to Stratania, she finds she is unable to develop the Erpheronia-Stratania trade agreement any further. Kaeradda passes away in 1137 b.S.
Ephonovor III. "the Cautious", Queen Amarena
(Sons: Triodin, Myrkorel, Daughter: Shaedda)
King Ephonovor III.'s (born 1159 b.S.) reign starts in 1137 b.S. Thinking forward in the development of Erpheronia, Ephonovor III. begins to build a navy beyond the few merchant ships that trade with countries to the south. His plan is to use the ships to patrol the waters along either coast of Erpheronia, and provide safe passage for trading vessels to the south. By 1126 b.S., there is one support ship to accompany each merchant ship. In addition to ships, Ephonovor III. begins to increase the size of his standing army and institutes formal weapons and survival training for every Erpheronian over the age of 8. Ephonovor III. dies in 1085 b.S., and the throne passes to Shaedda, his eldest child.
Queen Shaedda "the Unlucky", Prince Consort Eyimon
(Son: Caeth, Daughter: Brealla)
When Shaedda (born in 1136 b.S.) is crowned Queen of Erpheronia in 1085 b.S., she recognises the serious impact that internal relations have on the morale of her country, in addition to political and financial instability. Shaedda spends most of her reign trying to build alliances within Erpheronia, and particularly between the Duchy of Narvoss and Nyermersys and the Duchy of Astran. Initially, Shaedda meets with resistance from both sides, but perseveres and manages to formalise an agreement between Narvoss, Astran and Nyermersys that benefits all three by making their primary resources more readily available to one another by widening and levelling the roads between them. Shaedda is killed in a hunting accident in 1077 b.S.
Caeth (born 1081 b.S.) ascends to the throne in 1077 b.S. at the young age of 4, after the unexpected death of his father, Triodin, who is killed while hunting wild boar in the Forest of Bolder. Many try to blame Triodin’s death on the Duke of Narvoss, who is one of many of the nobility invited to the hunting expedition. However, Triodin's personal counsel represents the Duke, who is a surprisingly good friend of the king. The head of House Eithar acts as Steward of Erpheronia and fosters the boy until his eighteenth birthday, when he is crowned king.
Caeth becomes very knowledgeable in lore and myth, as well as magic and artifacts, and turns into an accomplished mage in the area of Earth Magic, able to cast spells of Level V. Though studious, Caeth does not have foresight to balance his magical interests with his obligation to his kingship. Toward the end of his reign, Caeth becomes sickly and sequesters himself in his study, ignoring the affairs of his kingdom so that many decisions are made by the Voldarian Ruling Council and the long-standing law-making committee established by Jaeoyr in 1579 b.S. Caeth dies after catching a wasting sickness and a disease that destroys his lungs and ability to breath in 1035 b.S. His eldest child, Caralla, becomes Queen.
Queen Caralla "the Farseeing", Prince Consort Erthis
(Sons: Thaelmar, Calmar, Kormar)
Caralla (1050 b.S.–980 b.S.) ascends to the throne in 1035 b.S. As a princess, Caralla finds it difficult to watch her father waste away. She is often the only person to spend time with Caeth, as her mother, Wanýa, often seeks the company of other men because of the king’s preoccupation with magic. Caralla, like her father, loves to read and though she has no skill with magic, she patronises the building of a new library in Voldar in 1028 b.S.
Arguably, her greatest contribution came in 1000 b.S. when Carralla assigns a row of lands to Lords in the far north to form the Northern Marks. With this gift of land, each Lord is responsible for the construction of a castle or fortress, as well as at least one outpost capable of garrisoning 50 men. This forms a protective border against the orcish tribes that had been plaguing the northern lands to this point, particularly the Duchy of Narvoss and the city of Ishmarin. The Northern Marks are rumoured to have been founded as a means to monitor the elves of Calmarios, whose strength had been rising during this period of time.
Thevelin, which is later named Nyermersys, becomes one of these fortresses, and oversees of the two bridges of the Teiphra, as well as the fertile plains to the north. This effectively seals off the northern entrance of the fertile and resource-rich Vale of Kalir, a plain sheltered by mountain ranges and the Ishmarin Lake. Caralla passes away in 980 b.S. and leaves the throne to her eldest, her son, Thaelmar.
King Thaelmar "the Explorer King", Queen Cathya
(Sons: Caeth II and Thaelrin)
Thaelmar (1033 b.S.–955 b.S.) is the eldest son of Queen Caralla and her Prince Consort, Erthis. He ascends to the throne in 980 b.S., but his reign is cut short in 955 b.S. when he is killed in a rock slide north of Astran, while visiting with surveyors excavating a new mine in the Tandala Highlands. Thaelmar and his Queen, Cathya have two sons: Caeth II and Thaerin. Their eldest son dies of fever before his fourth birthday, and there is much speculation amongst the members of the court that though they attempt to have more children, Cathya is no longer able to conceive.
Despite his short reign, Thaelmar brings much stability to northern Erpheronia by establishing the Eastern Marks around Astran, in addition to the road network that now runs between Voldar and Nyermersys and between Nyermersys and Astran, a line known as the "Iron Wall". It is notable that the castle keep built at Astran, which was destroyed, is the site where the "Guardian" tower is later built in the first century b.S. Thaelmar offers financial incentives to merchants, traders and craftsmen willing to move to Thevelin and Astran. Thevelin and Astran become heavily fortified towns where merchants and craftsmen feel enough security and financial opportunities are available to entice them to take up residence due to lost cost to live in the north.
With the influx of money into the area, a number of the southern landholders begin to purchase land in the north, so even the areas around Thevelin and Astran become settled. Farms and mines are built. With the increased security along the Teiphra, Thevelin starts transport goods (mainly grain from the Vale of Kalir and iron from the nearby hills) down the river to the sea. The northern regions become the corn chambers (and its armouries) for the Erpheronian kingdom, exporting mainly raw materials and foodstuffs to Voldar and the southern Erpheronian towns. Due to the strong military presence in the north, the northern regions also become favoured training grounds for new recruits.
Thaelmar is reputed to have been well loved by the wealthy, for his reforms to the country’s infrastructure benefit those with enough resources to make use of them. However, the challenges of the Erpheronian peasantry are made worse by his ignorance of the circumstances facing them during his reign. After Thaelmar’s death in 955 b.S., his only remaining son, Thaelrin, takes the Erpheronian throne.
The Erpheronian regent Thaelrin, son of Thaelmar and Cathya, is born in 976 b.S. and dies in 900 b.S. He ascendes to throne in 955 b.S., when he is 21 years old. The king is always jealous of the Stratanian's fortune in establishing trade relations with Nybelmar, and though he attempts to find a way to establish an international trade partnership with people from the continent of Akdor, he fails. Thaelrin's stubborn behaviour and competitiveness push him to win without regard to what cost it might take to complete the particularly dangerous task of finding a safe route to Akdor. His relentless pursuit ends in failure, as Erpheronia still does not have a relationship with the Akdorians prior to his death. However, in his "quest" to find a way to Akdor, he is able to establish the colony of Raevalem on the Peninsula of Aden in Northwestern Sarvonia.
King Myracor "the Mighty", Queen Brythea
(Son: Myrwodin; Daughters: Myressa and Myrach)
Myracor is the only son of Thaelrin and Saenessa, and ascends to the Erpheronian throne in 900 b.S. after his father's death. Myracor and his wife, Brythea have three children - Myrwodin, Myressa and Myrach. Though Myracor is powerfully built - he stands over two peds in height - and is depicted in paintings as a vicious-looking warrior wielding a massive two-headed axe, he uses war only as a last resort.
Myracor spends much of his reign negotiating trade agreements with many kingdoms. He also discovers a route to support small-scale trade with merchants in Akdor. It is not until Viocarvio, King of Caltharia (and father of Artero the Weak) comes into power, that trade relations between Erpheronia and Caltharia begin to sour. Erpheronian-Caltharian trade eventually slows to the point where Myracor closes negotiations with Viocarvio (who is more interested in developing his kingdom's culture rather than its economy) and applies heavy trade tariffs on all non-essentials.
King Myrwodin "the Cruel", Queen Výsanýa
(Sons: Erdolomin, Calodin and Thaeloan)
Son of Myracor, Myrwodin (887 b.S.-827 b.S.) is the cruel and devious king of Erpheronia who invades the kingdom of Caltharia, and forces its ruler, King Artero, to sign the devastating Treaty of Doovens. Myrwodin rules Erpheronia with a toughness that typifies Erpheronian sensibility, and does so with an efficiency that brings certain reforms that improve his kingdom's military.
For many years during the outset of his reign as king, he is ambitious to gain the rich mineral resources in the northern area of Caltharia. However, Myrwodin is tactful enough to wait for an opportunity that will allow him to invade Caltharia without drawing unwanted backlash from the other neighbouring kingdoms of Kyrania and Centorauria. He does not declare war on Caltharia until one of his cousins who serves as an Erpheronian herald in Caltharia is killed there by thieves. Myrwodin dies after many years of suffering from dementia and severe stomach pain.
King Erdolomin "the Righteous", Queen Erýsa
(Son: Aergarim; Daughters: Cathrena, Shaeossa, Essara, Weyalla and Triýsa)
Erdolomin (852 b.S.-800 b.S.) is the eldest son of Myrwodin and Queen Výsanýa, and eventual heir to the Erpheronian throne in 827 b.S. Though predisposed to show compassion, even to enemies, Erdolomin is responsible for finishing the War for Ancyros and renewing the Treaty of Veltin, which effectively eliminates much of Caltharia’s ability to maintain a military.
After the War for Ancyros, Erdolomin works to strengthen relations with neighbouring countries of Centorauria and Kyrania, and even develops a trade agreement with Caltharia. During his career, Erdolomin completes the construction of the Evergrey Bridge, which is important for the defence of Erpheronia during the war, but also becomes an important means of allowing greater volume of trade traffic to and from Voldar and Nyermersys.
King Thar, Queen Curogana
(Sons: Tharagane, Carbug)
Thar the Great
Thar the Great (542 b.S.-459 b.S.) is the most powerful King of the Centoraurians, the Erpheronians and later on King of the Kingdom of Tharania named after his very self, comprising of the former realms of Erpheronia, Centorauria, Kyrania and Caltharia. Thar manages to unite the four kingdoms peacefully in the year of 482 b.S.
Thar is adored, not only by the Erpheronians but also by all the other human tribes which eventually form the Kingdom of Tharania. Only one other person will gain so much love and respect from his people and he was one of his successors, the Tharian King Santhros the Wise. The latter will expand and complete Thar's visionary work more than four centuries later by uniting the Tharian realm with the remaining kingdoms of Southern Sarvonia. Some bards even compare Thar with a star falling down from heaven to earth bearing a godlike intellect and a heart for the poor and needy alike. In his long reign Thar is vivid in his youth and wise when growing older, and the stability he brings to his subjects never had been seen before at any of the tribes. His death in his 83rd cycle is a shock for his complete kingdom, nobles and peasants alike, and the funeral ceremony lasts one month and is incomparable to all other celebrations ever held before in Southern Sarvonia.