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Monarchs of the Emposian Kingdom
by Tia Heraldor
Since the Emposian Kingdom was founded nearly a
millenia ago there have been two houses holding the
Throne of the White Lion‘ the House of Baerin and the
House of Tokura. In this book you will find a list of all
the monarchs who have reigned Empo Sar throughout
history. The years of their reign are in parantheses.
The founders of Empo Sar were all Baerlings, and with a
small exception from 490-635, the House of Baerin
have been the rulers of Empo Sar.
Aigelthin I "the Founder" (165-208)
Born in 100 EY.
Aigelthin Grindumson al'Baerin was a prominent
member of the House of Baerin and was crowned the
first king of Emporium Sariele in 165. Aigelthin had built
the castle of Empo Sar, founded the city around it and
built the inner wall of Empo Sar, started building the
middle wall, fought against Kraan, and fought the orcs
away from south—eastern Aerath before he died in 208
from natural causes at the age of 108.
Eirim I (208-239)
Born in in 155 EY.
Eirim Aigelthinson was crowned as the second king of
the Emposian Kingdom in 208. Although this was the
wish of their father, a bloody civil war between
himself and his brother Graaf Aigelthinson continued
from his crowning to the year 216. Eirim later built the
Aigelthin Tumeri, finished the middle wall of Empo Sar
shortly before war was declared war upon by the
Kraan Kingdom. He was lost in battle against Kraan in
Aegili I (239-247)
Born in 185.
King Aegili I was crowned king after his fathers heroic
death in 239. Aegili later won the war against Kraan and
annexed the whole kingdom before he died of natural
causes in 247.
Mirtus I (247-265)
Born in 215.
Mirtus I was crowned king after his father's death in
247. He was later lost to natural causes in 265.
Garlath I (265-287)
Born in 240.
Crowned king after his father's death in 265, Garlath
was just 47 years old when he died in 287. It is
sometimes suggested that he died in suspicious
Aegili II (287-301)
Born in 242.
Crowned king after his brother's death in 287. This was
only meant to be temporarily until Garlath's son would
be of age. However he was lost when it was time to
pass on the crown when he died of natural causes in
301. Aegili never had any heirs of his own.
Lubjale I (301-339)
Born in 286.
Crowned king after his uncle's death in 301. Lubjale
died due to a terrible misfortune during a hunt in 339.
He had no direct heir to the crown.
Hallum I (339-405)
Born in 315.
Crowned king after his half—brother's unfortunate
death in 339. Died of natural causes in 405.
Hirald I (405-411)
Born in 380.
Crowned king after his father's death in 405. Died in an
accident in 411.
Eulin I (411-425)
Born in 399.
Crowned king after his father's death in 411. Eulin was
an incompetent king and refused to listen to his
advisers, something that made the Emposian
economy break down in 414. In 421 the emposian
people had had enough and riots broke out all over the
kingdom. Michlen, a decendant of Aegil(Aegili) II and Garlath I's
shy brother claimed the crown, but was killed in the
Leyritur Angos massacre. The riots however,
continues and with more power and in 425 Eulin had to
abdicate in favour of Aigelthin II, brother of Michlen,
and was immediately put into prison. Eulin committed
suicide in 426 in prison.
Aigelthin II "the Builder" (425-478)
Born in 400.
Crowned king after Eulin I's abdication in 425. Aigelthin
is widely acknowledged for his work immediately
after his coronation to restore the Emposian economy
and foreign relations to other countries. He also built
the outer wall of Empo Sar, the Royal Library of Empo
Sar, the Empo Sar harbour and gave orders to build a
massive sewer system in the city. He died at the age
of 78 in 478.
Lubjale II (478-490)
Born in 430.
Lubjale II was crowned king after the death of his
father, Aigelthin II in 478. However he died without
direct heirs in 490.
The Tokurans are members of the House of Tokura, an
offspring of the House of Osric, and also the founders
of the Kraan Kingdom. Most of the Tokurans ruling
after Tiratoris were considered mad and in one way or
another, no good.
Tiratoris I (490-523)
Born in 450.
Tiratoris was crowned king after the death of Lubjale
II aged 40. Following the Emposian annexation of Kraan
in 244, the nobility of Kraan (the Tokurans) made a deal
with the Emposians, promising that they would
subject to the Emposians and defy all thoughts of
revolt if the highest ranking Tokuran could claim the
title as king of the Emposian Kingdom as long if ever
there was no Baerling to rightfully claim the title.
And this is what happened in 490 when Lubjale II died
without any direct heir. Tiratoris ordered an
expedition to make an accurate map of western
Aerath in 490, and after its return in 491 he
commanded an expedition to found the village of
Seawatch in 492. Tiratoris I died of natural causes in
Litorious I (523-546)
Born in 503.
Crowned king after his father in 523. Died due to a
plague that hit Empo Sar in 546 and killed hundreds of
people before it was gone after only a month.
Grandum I "the Cruel" (546-553)
Born in 515.
Crowned king after his brother's death in 546,
Grandum I was unexpectedly to become one of the
most loathed kings in Emposian history. During the
riot in Empo Sar lower city of 552, Grandum declared
the rioters enemies of the state and sent his army
into the lower city and slaughted the rioters. Those
who survived the slaughter were taken prisoner and
many were executed two days later. This event is
later remembered as "the Notrim Massacre". Grandum
was assassinated by his nephew Aegum in 553.
Aegum I (553-588)
Born in 536.
Crowned king after assassinating his uncle in 553. Even
though everybody knew that Aegum had killed his
own uncle, the people embraced the new king and
made him their own. Aegum died in 588 after an
accident during a hunt.
Hathus I (588-635)
Born in 568.
athus(H) I was crowned king after his father's accidental
death in 588. Hathus never married, and the rumours
were that he barely touched women, and that he
secretly had a male lover. It was during Hathus‘ reign
that the Timar Valley was fully discovered and the
Timar Temple was built. Hathus died heir—less in 635
after a longer period of illness.
Ailgeth I (635-711)
Born in 617.
Crowned king after Hathus' unfortunate death in 635.
After over a century of Tokuran rule, the Baerlings
finally found an heir to the crown themselves. Ailgeth
was born in Aylestone, and could trace his family back
to Aigelthin II himself. Ailgeth abdicated in favour of
his brother Eirim II in 711. It is known that the last thing
Ailgeth did as king was to have a large ship built that
he travelled east, across the ocean with. Rumours
says he wanted to settle down in the mythical land of
Lindum. Nobody knows when Ailgeth died, but he
abdicated at an age of 94, and was said to be strong as
a 40-year-old man.
Eirim II (711-727)
Born in 620.
Crowned king after his brother abdicated in 711. Eirim
was assassinated when on a royal visit in Sivaris in
727, something which marks the beginning of the first
Malieran—Emposian conflict. Eirim became 107 years
old, and is the second eldest king of Empo Sar.
Aegum II (727-745)
Born in 683.
Crowned king after his father's assassination in 727.
The first thing Aegum did as king was to declare war
upon the Malierans, and started a war which lasted for
12 years before a truce was settled in 739. Aegum died
peacefully in 745 at the age of 62.
Eulin II (745-751)
Born in 727.
Crowned king after his father's death in 745 and his
older brother didn't want the title. Eulin and his
brother, Karal, died of poisonous food in 751. Eulin
became 24, and his brother became 30.
Hirald II (751-776)
Born in 737.
Crowned king after his father (Karal) and uncle's (Eulin)
death in 751. It is often discussed by historians
whether or not Hirald was responsible for their
deaths. Riots occured during his reign in the lower city
in 756, but Hirald initially ignored them. Two months
later, he finally ordered troops in to stop it. But by the
time the troops arrived, the riot had exhausted itself.
When Hirald died in 776 he wrote in his will that he
wanted his daughter, Liranda, to become the first
queen of Empo Sar. The reason for this was that the
only alternative, was a Malieran prince.
Liranda I (776-825)
Born in 766.
Crowned the first Queen of Empo Sar in 776 after her
father's death. In 814, the Malierans, still angry
because the throne didn't come into their hands, start
expanding their territorial claims in Emposian land.
Liranda warns the Malierans telling them to move out
of Emposian territory, but is ignored. In 815 Liranda
declares war upon the Malierans, and a conflict that
Aigelthin III (825-856)
Born in 785.
Crowned king after his mother's death. Emposian
settlers found the village of Timari with the king's
blessings in 828. Died of illness at the age of 71. He
fought the Malierans his entire life.
Garlath II (856-859)
Born in 838.
Crowned king age 18 after his father's death. Died in
859, age 21, with a reign of only 3 years. He died in
suspicious circumstances, although the official cause
was said to be ‘natural causes‘. It is thought by some
that the Malieran Empire may have been involved.
Ailgeth II (859-887)
Born in 839.
Crowned king age 20 following, his brother, Garlath's
death in 859. Died in battle against the Malierans age
Eirim III (887-945)
Born in 870.
Crowned king after his father's death, at the age of 17
years. In 894 he encouraged Yethil to accept to join
the Emposian Kingdom. And in 925, he signed a truce
with the Malierans in an attempt to finally bring the
war to an end. Only a matter of months after the
signing, a failed Malieran assassination attempt on
King Eirim III breaks the truce. The Emposian armies,
united with their allies (primarily Deluthiel and Hecate)
overpowered the Malierans in a series of battles (too much text for the height of book)
overpowered the Malierans in a series of battles
which ultimately led to the fall of Sivaris in 929.
The Malieran—Emposian war was finally brought to an
end when Eirim annexed most of Maliera. In 933 Eirim
rewrites the laws on the order of succession so that
females are ensured the same rights to become
monarch as males. Eirim died in 955 at the age of 75.
Liera I (945-955)
Born in 893.
Crowned as second queen of Empo Sar after her
husband's death. There was peace throughout her ten
years of reign. Liera dies at the age of 67 of illness
only 10 years after her coronation.
Hirald III (955-982)
Born in 924.
Crowned after death of his mother, Liera I in 960(inconsistencies with the years). One
of the sleazier monarchs, who had a taste for fine
wine, expensive clothes and plenty of women. Most
historians consider there to have been few — if any —
actions of real significance during his reign. He died in
982, aged 58, due to illness.
Eirim IV (982—present)
Born in 946.
Crowned after King Hirald III's death in 982. Eirim was
responsible for the making and enacting of the Timari
Act of 998. It is relatively peaceful under Eirim's reign
except for a small incident between the villagers of
Forina and the villagers of Timari ending in the
destruction of Forina in 994. Eirim is the current king
of the Emposian Kingdom, and the 27th monarch to
rule the Kingdom of Emposia. (too much text for page length)
rule the Kingdom of Emposia.