Dynasties of the Empire

A historical accounting of the rise and fall of the great leaders of the Jolundrian Empire

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Falkenrath
300 2A - 393 2A
(93 Years)
Severin
393 2A - 462 2A
(69 years)
Orris
462 2A - 529 3A
(67 years)
Borchard
529 3A - Present
(35 years so far)
 


 
 

The Falkenrath Dynasty

300 2A - 393 2A

Duration:
93 years     Click here to return to the quick navigation  


  • 300

    12 Windfall

    Reign of Emperor Yoann Falkenrath
    Era beginning/end

    After the unexpected death of his father, Yoann was ushered onto the throne at the young age of 13 years old - marking the dawn of The Second Age.   The Jolundrian Council guided his early rule for twelve years, up until his marriage to Yvette Sims. Yoann's reign lasted 31 years.

  • 307

    14 Feastcall

    Johan Falkenrath born
    Life, Birth

    Emperor Yoann (20) had a secret tryst with Yvette Sims (18), the daughter of a wealthy aristocrat. She became pregnant and bore the royal bastard, Johan.   Due to his illigitimacy he would never become emperor, and the Jolundrian Council had to arrange many private deals to keep the peace on behalf Yoann's inexperience.

  • 312

    10 Dawnturn

    Emperor Yoann Falkenrath marries Yvette Sims
    Marriage

    Emperor Yoann Falkenrath (25) marries Yvette Sims (23), the daughter of an aristocrat whom he was betrothed to by The Jolundrian Council.

  • 319

    23 Seedfall

    Lucia Falkenrath born
    Life, Birth

    Empress Consort Yvette Sims (30) gives birth to a healthy child, Lucia Falkenrath. She is the legitimate heir to Emperor Yoann Falkenrath (32).

  • 325

    14 Darkfall

    Cedric Falkenrath born
    Life, Birth

    Much to the annoyance of the Jolundrian Council, Archduke Johan Falkenrath (18) has a child outside of wedlock with his childhood sweetheart, Mary Peppers (16).

  • 326

    12 Feastcall

    Amanda Falkenrath born
    Life, Birth

    Against the Jolundrian Council's will, Archduke Johan (19) fathered another child out of wedlock with Mary Peppers (17). They named their child after Johan's grandmother, Amanda.

  • 331

    8 Feldturn 01:00

    Emperor Yoann Falkenrath dies
    Life, Death

    At age 44, Emperor Yoann Falkenrath's reign came to an end after 31 years in power. His health waned and he died from the same age related disease his mother suffered with.

  • 331

    8 Feldturn 02:00

    Reign of Empress Lucia Falkenrath
    Political event

    Due to the illigitimacy of Archduke Johan's birth, the crown fell upon Lucia Falkenrath to rule the Jolundrian Empire at the age of 12 years old. Once more The Jolundrian Council guided in the early years of leadership.   Her reign lasted 18 years.

  • 344

    12 Feastcall

    Cedric Falkenrath marries Sofia Severin
    Marriage

    Cedric Falkenrath (19) marries Sofia Severin (19), the daughter of a noble family in Karovek.

  • 345

    17 Dawnturn

    Sabrina Severin born
    Life, Birth

    Sofia Severin (20) gives birth to Sabrina Severin, the only child of Cedric Falkenrath (20).

  • 347

    1 Fireturn

    Leyla Falkenrath born
    Life, Birth

    After their marriage in 327 2A, Johan Falkenrath (40) and Mary Peppers (38) have their final child, Leyla.

  • 349

    11 Darkfall 01:00

    Empress Lucia Falkenrath dies during childbirth
    Life, Death

    Empress Lucia Falkenrath (30) tragically died during childbirth, along with her unborn child. Rumours spread through the empire that the unwed empress had slept with a foriegn tradesmaster, and some say that the death was not of natural causes.

  • 349

    11 Darkfall 02:00

    Reign of Empress Amanda Falkenrath
    Political event

    Following the death of Empress Lucia, the crown skipped the bastard scalp of Archduke Johan Falkenrath and rested instead on Amanda Falkenrath (23).   Her reign lasted for only 8 years.

  • 352

    9 Seedfall

    Kuldaran and Jolundrian forces raid Melopia
    Military action

    Kuldaran forces join with Jolundria in a war raid against the Melopian Commonwealth in retaliation to their invasion of Jolundrian waters.

  • 357

    12 Snowturn 01:00

    Empress Amanda Falkenrath assassinated
    Life, Death

    Spies from the Melopian Commonwealth assassinated Empress Amanda Falkenrath (31) for her recent political actions.

  • 357

    12 Snowturn 02:00

    Reign of Empress Leyla Falkenrath
    Political event

    Following the assassination of Empress Amanda, the Jolundrian Council advised against the coronation of the royal bastard, Cedric (32) and instead crowned his younger sister, Empress Leyla Falkenrath (10).   Cedric Falkenrath was privately enraged by this decision, as it became clear that the Jolundrian Council wanted to be the ones pulling the strings behind the scenes.   Empress Leyla's reign lasted 26 years.

  • 365

    10 Fireturn

    Sabrina Severin marries Horace Cobbler
    Marriage

    Sabrina Severin (20) marries Horace Cobbler (30), a well known and respected business man.

  • 367

    28 Feldturn

    Ivan Severin born
    Life, Birth

    Horace Cobbler (32) and Sabrina Severin (22) celebrate the birth of their healthy firstborn child, Ivan.

  • 373

    28 Feldturn

    Empress Leyla Falkenrath marries Frederick Glomp
    Marriage

    Empress Leyla Falkenrath (26) marries Frederick Glomp (29) and was celebrated as the first mixed-folk marriage in the Dynasties of the Jolundrian Empire.

  • 383

    3 Feastcall 01:00

    Empress Leyla Falkenrath dies during childbirth
    Life, Death

    Empress Leyla Falkenrath (36) died giving birth. Her child, Morgana, survived and grew to be the first capran folk in the royal bloodline of the Jolundrian Empire.

  • 383

    3 Feastcall 02:00

    Reign of Emperor Cedric Falkenrath
    Political event

    After Empress Leyla died during childbirth the crown finally fell to her older brother, the royal bastard Emperor Cedric Falkenrath (58).   His reign lasted 10 years.

  • 385

    1 Snowturn

    Arklend lends aid to Jolundria
    Political event

    Arklend lends aid to the Jolundrian Empire with food, resources, and soldiers.

The Severin Dynasty

393 2A - 462 2A

Duration:
69 years     Click here to return to the quick navigation  


  • 393

    19 Blumecall 01:00

    Emperor Cedric Falkenrath dies in battle
    Life, Death

    Emperor Cedric Falkenrath (68) died in battle against Melopian forces during strategic operations in Tarpinkor, Anvil.

  • 393

    19 Blumecall 02:00

    Reign of Empress Sabrina Severin
    Political event

    After Emperor Cedric Falkenrath fell in battle, the crown passed on to his only child, Sabrina (48).   Her reign lasted for 16 years.

  • 397

    15 Hearthcall

    Jolundria aids Anvil in repelling Orubian invaders
    Military action

    Jolundrian soldiers join forces with Anvil in efforts to repel a huge Orubian invasion. The conflicts continued for more than 12 years.

  • 402

    16 Hearthcall

    Isidor Severin born
    Life, Birth

    Ivan Severin (35) has a child out of wedlock with Carlotta 'the Whore' (23). They name him Isidor Severin.

  • 409

    28 Snowturn 01:00

    Empress Sabrina Severin dies in battle
    Life, Death

    Empress Sabrina Severin (64) dies in battle during an ambush at her encampment on the frontlines in Anvil.

  • 409

    28 Snowturn 02:00

    Reign of Emperor Ivan Severin
    Political event

    Following the tragic death of his mother Empress Sabrina, Emperor Ivan Severin (42) took claim to the throne.   His reign lasted 28 years.

  • 410

    12 Windfall

    Orubia invades Anvil through The Shattered Isles
    Military action

    Orubian armies from the Melopian Commonwealth attack in force, making an invasion through The Shattered Isles of Anvil into the heart of the region.

  • 410

    10 Blumecall

    Emperor Ivan Severin marries Carlotta
    Marriage

    Emperor Ivan Severin (43) marries Carlotta 'the Whore' (31). Jolundrian nobles were disgusted at the emperor for marrying a common prostitute.

  • 426

    2 Snowturn

    Ester Severin born
    Life, Birth

    Emperor Ivan Severin (59) and Carlotta 'the Whore' (47) celebrate the birth of their second child, Ester Severin.

  • 437

    14 Feldturn 01:00

    Emperor Ivan Severin dies
    Life, Death

    Emperor Ivan Severin (70) dies from the complications of an age related disease.

  • 437

    14 Feldturn 02:00

    Reign of Emperor Isidor Severin
    Political event

    Following the death of his father, Emperor Ivan, the crown was passed on to Emperor Isidor Severin (35).   His reign lasted only 5 years.

  • 438

    22 Dawnturn

    Emperor Isidor Severin marries Julietta Orris
    Marriage

    Emperor Isidor Severin (36) marries Julietta Orris (18) with many folks questioning the sincerity of the relationship.

  • 439

    13 Feastcall

    Jolundria repels Melopian navy from Porosan shores
    Military action

    Porosa is indebted to the Jolundrian Empire for saving them against numerous onslaughts from the navy of the Melopian Commonwealth.

  • 441

    13 Darkfall

    Greta Orris born
    Life, Birth

    Emperor Isidor (39) and Julietta Orris (21) celebrate the birth of their first child, Greta.

  • 442

    20 Seedfall 01:00

    Emperor Isidor Severin assassinated
    Life, Death

    Emperor Isidor Severin (40) was assassinated by an unknown assailant after spurting racist insults at members of the Xendrian Council. The murder was never solved as there were too many suspects that the late Emperor had personally offended, and many conspiracy theories surround his missing truthspeaker's ring.

    More reading
    Isidor’s Cursed Ring
  • 442

    20 Seedfall 02:00

    Reign of Empress Ester Severin
    Political event

    After her older brother was assassinated, the crown was left in the young hands of Empress Ester Severin (16).   With guidance from the Jolundrian Council, her reign lasted 20 years.

  • 442

    12 Feldturn

    Theodor Orris born
    Life, Birth

    Before Emperor Isidor (40) was assassinated, he left his wife Julietta (22) with child. She gave birth to a healthy boy that she named Theodor.

  • 443

    2 Fireturn

    Newton Orris born
    Life, Birth

    One year after Emperor Isidor's assassination, Julietta Orris (23) gave birth to another child of an unknown father. She died during childbirth, and the bastard was named Newton.

  • 446

    4 Hearthcall

    Empress Ester Severin marries Jeremy Greenwood
    Marriage

    Empress Ester Severin (20) marries Jeremy Greenwood (20), marking the second mixed-folk marriage of the Dynasties in the Jolundrian Empire.

The Orris Dynasty

462 2A - 528 2A

Duration:
67 years     Click here to return to the quick navigation  


  • 462

    10 Feldturn 01:00

    Empress Ester Severin dies in childbirth
    Life, Death

    Empress Ester Severin (36) dies in childbirth along with her unborn child.

  • 462

    10 Feldturn 02:00

    Reign of Empress Greta Orris
    Political event

    Following the tragic death of Empress Ester, Empress Greta Orris (21) was the next heir to the throne. Her coronation marked the beginning of The Orris Dynasty and her reign lasted for 11 years.

  • 463

    13 Feastcall

    Empress Greta Orris marries Charles Gardener
    Marriage

    Empress Greta Orris (22) marries Charles Gardener (23).

  • 471

    19 Hearthcall

    Clover Orris is born
    Life, Birth

    Empress Greta Orris (30) and Charles Gardener (31) celebrate the birth of thier child, Clover.

  • 473

    22 Blumecall 01:00

    Empress Greta Orris assassinated
    Life, Death

    Empress Greta Orris (32) is assassinated by an undercover spy from the Melopian Commonwealth.

  • 473

    22 Blumecall 02:00

    Reign of Emperor Newton Orris
    Political event

    The assassination of Empress Greta Orris (32) left her child, Clover (2) without any parental figures. Rather than taking up the throne, Greta's brother Theodor (31) took the responsibility of raising Clover and kept her out of the meddling plans of the Jolundrian Council.   Crowned instead was his younger brother, the royal bastard Emperor Newton Orris (30). His reign lasted for 7 years.

  • 474

    4 Hearthcall

    Porosa falls to the Melopian Commonwealth
    Military action

    At the loss of thousands of soldiers and several destroyed ships, Porosa falls into the hands of the Melopian Commonwealth.

  • 480

    17 Dawnturn 01:00

    Emperor Newton Orris dies in battle
    Life, Death

    Emperor Newton Orris (37) dies in battle in efforts to recapture Porosa.

  • 480

    17 Dawnturn 02:00

    Reign of Empress Clover Orris
    Political event

    Following Emperor Newton's (37) death his older brother Theodor (38) was due to rule. Once more he declined emperorship to continue his care and guidance for his niece, Clover (9), and gave the title to her.   With her uncle's wisdom, Empress Clover Orris's reign lasted 17 years.

  • 491

    20 Fireturn

    Empress Clover Orris marries Guy Borchard
    Marriage

    Empress Clover Orris (20) marries Guy Borchard (24) in a grand royal wedding at the end of the year.

  • 494

    12 Feastcall 01:00

    Empress Clover Orris dies during childbirth
    Life, Death

    Empress Clover Orris (23) dies in childbirth moments after giving birth to two identical twins, Ronan and Ormond.

  • 494

    12 Feastcall 02:00

    Twins Ronan and Ormond Borchard are born
    Life, Birth

    After their mother Empress Clover (23) died giving birth to them, Ronan and Ormond's father, Guy Borchard (27) took care and raised them on his own.

  • 497

    12 Feastcall

    Reign of Emperor Theodor Orris
    Political event

    Following the tragic death of his niece, Emperor Clover (23), discussions were had in the Jolundrian Council about who should be the next heir. It took 3 years of debating and arguing, but by the end of it the council reluctantly agreed that they could not put the newborn twins at the seat of power under guidance of the council.   The crown went back up the bloodline to finally rest upon the rightful head of Emperor Theodor Orris (54).   His reign lasted for 32 years, making it the longest rule since Empress Leyla Falkenrath 140 years ago.

  • 514

    10 Darkfall

    The Rupture
    Disaster / Destruction

    The Rupture, often referred to as The Apocalypse, took place across the entire world of Melior on Thirday, 10th of Darkfall 514 2A. It was a catastrophic and unforeseen event that wrought havoc upon the world, plunging it into complete and utter chaos on an unfathomable scale.   Rifts to unknown realms invited horrors, monstrous beings, but also new kinds of folks, and most importantly the magic-bearing nutrient maisha.   (Read the full article linked below)

    More reading
    The Rupture
  • 527

    23 Blumecall

    Ormond Borchard marries Eliayas Clark
    Marriage

    After postponing their wedding date for 6 years in order to help with rebuilding and healing after The Rupture, Ormond Borchard (33) marries Eliayas Clark (26).

The Borchard Dynasty

529 3A - Present

Duration:
35 years so far     Click here to return to the quick navigation  


  • 529

    9 Fireturn 01:00

    Emperor Theodor Orris dies
    Life, Death

    After a long and successful reign, Emperor Theodor Orris (87) dies of an age related disease.

  • 529

    9 Fireturn 02:00

    Reign of Emperor Ronan Borchard
    Era beginning/end

    Emperor Ronan Borchard (35) is crowned - marking the start of the Borchard Dynasty. With all of the drastic changes in Melior on a global scale, he declares upon his coronation the dawning of the Third Age in the The Jolundrian Calendar.   His reign lasted 9 years.

  • 531

    19 Hearthcall

    Ingrid Borchard born
    Life, Birth

    Ormond Borchard (37) and Eliayas Clark (30) celebrate the birth of their child, Ingrid.

  • 531

    1 Blumecall

    Emperor Ronan Borchard marries Henry Fathering
    Marriage

    Emperor Ronan Borchard (37) marries Henry Fathering (35). In celebration of the first gay marriage in the Dynasties, Emperor Ronan passes a new law to take effect across all countries within the Jolundrian Empire.   Ronan's Law allows marriage between any folk(s) regardless of their class, realm of origin, sexuality, expression, or identity(s).

  • 532

    4 Snowturn

    Xendria lends aid to Jolundria
    Military action

    Xendria lends aid to the Jolundrian mainland to help rebuild and heal after the impact of The Rupture, supplying them with medicines grown with new species of maisha plants.

  • 538

    14 Feldturn 01:00

    Emperor Ronan Borchard assassinated
    Life, Death

    It is believed that Emperor Ronan Borchard (44) was assassinated for his actions in introducing marriage equality laws across the Jolundrian Empire. Conspiracy theories point fingers in all directions as to who was behind the attack, but all of them firmly point away from the Jolundrian Council...

  • 538

    14 Feldturn 02:00

    Reign of Emperor Ormond Borchard
    Political event

    Following the tragic loss of his twin brother, Emperor Ormond Borchard (44) continued the rule. Stricken with grief he gradually overcame the traumatic experience with the help of his loyal canine companion, Folly the Dog. Emperor Ormond had so much respect for his hound that when the old boy passed away, he decreed that instead of his own royal portrait being struck upon the next coinage, it should be of Folly so that every citizen of the Jolundrian Empire could give him head pats in their pocket.   This is the believed origin of the popular phrase "heads or tails?" when flipping a coin, as on the back side of the coin is the image of Folly's wagging tail. (At present day, this is now the current design in circulation).   Emperor Ormond Borchard's reign lasted 21 years.

    More reading
    Folly the Dog
  • 559

    6 Hearthcall 01:00

    Emperor Ormond Borchard dies
    Life, Death

    Emperor Ormond Borchard (62) dies from the complications of age an related disease.

  • 559

    6 Hearthcall 02:00

    Reign of Sovereign Ingrid Borchard
    Political event

    Following the passing of their father Emperor Ormond (62), Sovereign Ingrid Borchard (28) came to be the current ruler in the Borchard Dynasty.   Sovereign Ingrid's coronation was unique in that they are the first openly non-binary ruler of the Jolundrian Empire, and the first sovereign to have grown up using magic.   Their reign continues.

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