"Who are you, Lysandus? Are your jade-like hills and sapphire coast the jewels of Amagus or the craft of Boldur? Is it the Crown of Men that makes you grand, or the Hammer of Dwarves?"The Kingdom of Lysandus was a sovereign constitutional monarchy situated in the regions of Keller and Lisanrik. It shared land borders with Gothai in the Northwest and Boldurun in the Southwest.
Creation of the Kingdom of LysandusIn 1A 5478, a young tribal leader from Brymoor named Aethel Ebenwald grew tired of Dwarven rule and rallied the tribes of Lisanrik and Keller in order to unite them under one banner. Some refused, to which he conquered to allow them to understand his power and rule. Eventually he took the city of Anfeld and became crowned "King of the Ebenwald", his own name for his gathered tribes. It wouldn't take long for Aethel to also gather the tribes of Keller. The Ebenwalds found themselves troubled by a Dwarven sabotage where they built dams on the Silver River to destroy the crops in Lisanrik. This started the Battle of the Silver River in 1A 5489, to which Aethel managed to win with new morale. Then, in 5492 Aethel attacked the Golden City in Northern Lisanrik in hopes to take it's economic power. Allied with Gothai, he managed to weaken the Dwarven numbers until in 5496 he disposed of the Dwarven King there and stormed the city. Then, Aethel would be crowned the King of Lysandus, a new united kingdom connecting the two regions of Keller and Lisanrik. Aethel would also have his named changed to "Ebenwald Lysandus". Under Ebenwald Lysandus' rule, the nation would undergo about 25 years of peace, until he would die and his crown would be passed to his son Adran I. Adran would focus on creating a proper judicial system as well as institutionalizing the land. However, because of his relationship with the Dwarves, he would be assassinated in 1A 5527, where his daughter, Dariah, would be crowned queen.
The Dariahan EraQueen Dariah was a half-dwarf, she immediately met opposition from the men of Keller, who hated Dwarves. A small rebellion from Keller began in 1A 5545 led by a man named Mortimer Oncett. Dariah would put down the rebellion, however the men of Keller would continue until they formed a new Kingdom of Keller, crowning Mortimer as king. From 5552-5554 Dariah would battle with Mortimer until divine influence from Amagus allowed her to capture Mortimer because of hysteria overcoming his troops. Then, Dariah would propose a political marriage to him in order to bring peace, to which Mortimer eventually agreed with. Thus, the kingdom was united again. 26 years of peace would come to Lysandus, with a Paladin of the Crowns order being created, the construction of Amagus tower began, making a navy in Keller, and continual public works. However, the years would end with a terrible plague in 5581 which killer Mortimer and left Dariah under pressure. A new Dragon Crisis arose in 5590, where dragons began to destroy cities in Lysandus and across Eiren. Dariah would turn to hiring powerful mercenaries along with her armies to stop these creatures. As a reward, she made many of the surviving mercenaries into Dragonlords, owning land and cities in Lysandus. After the crisis began to subside, Dariah continued her public works and rebuilt Lysandus. In 5637 she would retire her crown due to her weakening body and give it to her son, Mortimer I. Yet Mortimer's unpopular reign would not last long as he angered the new Dragonlords until he was overthrown by Erik Ebenwald.
Verge of Collapse and RecoveryErik proved to be a terrible king, instituting corrupt sheriffs, blackmailing public officials, and shut down the Court of Chiefs made by Adran I. He would raise taxes to start a new war to gather new lands for Lysandus by attacking Gothai. In 1A 5658 a false invasion was staged of the holy city of Orwood by confused Gothai soldiers. Erik would use this as an excuse to attack Gothai for a crusade. For 8 years the lands of Lysandus and Gothai battled, however Erik would be defeated by Gothai, who kept the city of Orwood and took more parts of Keller. This angered the Dragonlords, who realized that Erik destroyed the Court of Chiefs to institute an absolute monarchy. They went to war with Erik in 5580, taking up Dariah's grandson, Mortimer Darius Oncett, to oppose him. Erik would be defeated and exiled as Mortimer was handed the crown, becoming Mortimer II. Mortimer II's reign was met with several crises. The Kingdom of Danen forcefully took Obesfeld, and the rebellious Knights of Black Dragon plagued the cities of Lisanrik with their schemes. Because Mortimer II gave up more power to the dragonlords, he struggled to consolidate funds to fight back Danen and successfully deal with the Black Dragons. In the year 5689, the Black Dragons summoned many dragons back into Lysandus, assaulting the north and south borders of the nation. Through the efforts of heroes called the Dragonblazers (and some intervention with the Lady of the Lake), however, King Mortimer II succeeded in propelling the invaders. This culminated in the Battle of Amagus Tower, where the Dragonblazers stormed the aforementioned tower while King Mortimer II found himself allied with Dwarves of Bolderun and, mysteriously, the ghostly army of the ancient King Boerhtric of Keller. Facing against the Knights of Black Dragon and the Danen forces, Lysandus broke through the lines, the Black Knights were defeated, and the dragons were driven away from Lysandus. The war efforts of Lord Wulfric Dragonbane would protect the north border, thus securing Lysandus for years to come.
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