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Kings and Queens of Algoma


The King or Queen must be a child of the previous King, and be acknowledged as the heir by them before their death. Typically, this is done at a young age and the heir is raised with the knowledge that they will inherit the position. This allows them to, in theory, learn all they need to know to be the best rulers for Algoma. No other members of the royal family have been chosen as heirs other than children of the current King or Queen.


Upon the death of the King or Queen, the heir becomes acting ruler. A period of mourning, no less than three days, takes place, during which time the country mourns and members of the nobility visit the family to off condolences. These nobles typically remain within Algoma City until the end of the coronation celebration, which takes place one full day after the late ruler's funeral. At this time the new King or Queen officially take the role and related responsibility in a ceremony officiated by the court priest.


The King or Queen of Algoma is expected to serve the people. They hear petitions and requests to improve the lives of the people of Algoma or its regions, and set aside tax money to do this. They also mediate between conflicting lords, and take action against wrongdoing as needed. They act as the lords over the lordship of Algoma City, including the surrounding villages and farmlands.

Accoutrements & Equipment

Crowns and thrones of gold.

Grounds for Removal/Dismissal

The only means to remove a King or Queen is through assassination. There is surprisingly no confirmed history of this, though some rulers' deaths have raised suspiscions. Because the heir to the throne is always the current ruler's child, there is little reason to attempt an assassination, as no one else could have a legitimate claim, even from within the family.


The belief in Algoma is that, during the Second Age, when rival clans and tribes gradually came together into what would become the nations of Algoma, Berk, and Phelin and bring about the Third Age, King Lexand was chosen by the god Raiofsi, to rule Algoma. The god came to him in a dream because he was the eldest son of the strongest clan leader. His name was Alga, and he had been creating alliances and trade among the neighboring clans. With Lexand speaking of his dream of a glorious kingdom, the alliance was able to grow. Eventually, borders were settled with the alliances of Berk and Phelin, though war continued off and on while Lexand established his kingdom.

Over time, those wars ended and trade became a better motivator for interaction among the three kingdoms, and other nations that were discovered once ships were employed in ventures of discovery in the 300s.

Cultural Significance

The Kings and Queens are seen as the rulers who speak for the people and do what is best for them. They are often well regarded when they are seen to do this properly, and the people of Algoma have historically been accepting of their rule. Allied countries view them as being well-connected to the needs of their people.

Notable Holders

King Lexand (ruled Year 1 - 49) - Queen Clady (died Year 53)
Lexand is believed to have been visited and chosen by the god Raiofsi to rule the kingdom he would name Algoma.

King Cathbad (born 1; r. 49 - 66) - Queen Dagmar (b. 2 - d. 70)

King Iden (b. 27; r. 66 - 97) - Queen Dorothea (b. 30 - d. 101)
Queen Dorothea worked tirelessly to allow women to join the military ranks, making Algoma one of the first nations to allow women to join the military service.

King Cedric (b. 50; r. 97 - 119) - Queen Dakin (b. 55 - d. 125)

King Gilmore (b. 74; r. 119 - 132) - Queen Ebba (b. 77 - d. 129)
Gilmore was rumored to enjoy the company of male castle servants more than that of his wife, but Ebba was unbothered by this and they had several children to attempt to lessen the rumors.

King Celyddon (b. 105; r. 132 - 168) - Queen Dana (b. 104 - d. 172)

King Eburacon (b. 127; r. 168 - 179) - Queen Else (b. 127 - d. 197)

King Darcy (b. 153; r. 179 - 225) - Queen Federikke (b. 155 - d. 221)

King Chad (b. 182; r. 225 - 253) - Queen Eva (b. 185 - d. 250)

King Dearg (b. 209; r. 253 - 268) - Queen Gelsomina (b. 208 - d. 274)
When King Dearg came to power, he was given a "gift" of two young girls who were of the Shifter people and who had been kidnapped for the purpose. Horrified, Dearg had the wealthy "gifter" arrested and returned the girls to the Shifter Lands. He then settled a treaty with the Shifters to ensure the protection of their lands and culture.

King Efnisien (b. 231; r. 268 - 303) - Queen Ingelise (b. 244 - d. 300)

King Gilroy (b. 265; r. 303 - 341) - Queen Laila (b. 260 - d. 300)

King Clust (b. 288; r. 341 - 349) - Queen Wilhelmine (b. 289 - d. 354)

King Dermot (b. 314; r. 349 - 385) - Queen Gjerta (b. 315 - d. 361)

King Egan (b. 341; r. 385 - 420) - Queen Jensine (b. 348 - d. 412)
Egan was forced to marry Jensine, but the marriage developed into a friendship. Egan had been in love with the son of one of his father's advisers and refused to end the relationship. Jensine was accepting of this, and once Egan had an heir, she formed her own relationships. She did happily abide by Egan's sole request that she not have more children.

Queen Huon (b. 367; r. 420 - 441) - Queen Gudrun (b. 370 - d. 435)
Huon demanded the titles of princess and queen, not prince or king, something blamed on Egan's scandalous preferences. He eventually forced Huon to marry, as his father had done to him, but in order to have children Gudrun took to drugging Huon, something she was rightfully never forgiven for.

King Desmond (b. 396; r. 441 - 466) - Queen Katrine (b. 400 - d. 462)
The court of Algoma was greatly relieved to find Desmond normal by their standards, despite two generations of perceived failings and scandal. Desmond, however, found no problems with his parents or grandparents, much to the frustration of some court members who wished him to assume power sooner than he did. He refused to consider any plots to poison or assassinate either ruler and stamped out such plots agressively.

King Girard (b. 417; r. 466 - 498) - Queen Inga (b. 421 - d. 489)

King Cocidius (b. 447; r. 498 - 530) - Queen Vibeke (b. 448 - d. 521)

King Deverell (b. 465; r. 530 - 545) - Queen Gytha (b. 467 - d. 550)

King Aud (b. 487; r. 545 - 558) - Queen Hanne (b. 490 - d. 562)

Queen Cyra (b. 513; r. 558 - 581) - Prince Asward (b. 510)
Lacking a male heir, Aud named Cyra, his eldest daughter, to take his place on the throne. She did so, and her husband was granted the title of prince. Her death was at the manipulation of the necromancers of Dyrai.

King Jaimathan (b. 548; r. 581 - ) - Queen Fae (b. 550)
Jaimathan was the first in the family to be one of the Asir, though the family had been tied to them for generations. His wife, Fae, was of the Shifter people, and they met when Jaimathan went to visit the Shifter leaders before he was king.

Nobility, Hereditary
Form of Address
Your Majesty
Source of Authority
Divine Right
Length of Term
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