The Nite Qing (ðə naɪt kɪŋ)
Title of the first Night Monarch, Erin Righ
To qualify as the Nite Qing, Erin had to have formidable Literomantic skills, and a driving ambition for revenge on the living. The Tome seduced him into allowing it to use his body for the destruction of humanity and Werebeast alike. Without his inner demons, the seduction to become the Night Monarch would never have occurred.
The Nite Qing leads the armies of the dead in their battle with the living. In both his incarnations, the Nite Qing was a frontline combat literomancer, and ses it as his responsibility to lead the armies from the front.
Lead the House of the Dead. Slay living Tome Knights. Command the Undead Forces. Claim, or help the current Night Monarch to claim, the Iron Tome.
The Nite Qing is responsible for the actions of all Tome Zombies. Even though they think they are in control and coming up with these evil plans on their own, they are not. The malicious force that animates their bodies also warps their thought processes, and the Nite Qing (and subsequently, The Nite Monarq), as the embodiment of the Tome, control those thoughts.
Immortality, power, prestige, the ability to seek your enemy's doom, control over vast resources.
Accoutrements & Equipment
Aside from usually being in possession of The Iron Tome, the Nite Qing (in his first incarnation) was never seen without "Eternity", his combat scythe, nor "Mia" his sniper rifle, or "Jingo" his katana. In his second incarnation, The Nite Qing didn't wield Eternity in battle, though he notoriously shot James Woodwright, Captain of the Owsla, with Mia.
Grounds for Removal/Dismissal
Removal of office can only be done temporarily, as the Nite Qing is an eternal appointment. Since becoming the Nite Qing on October 31, 2020, Erin will, forevermore, be known as The Nite Qing.
This article is a work in progress, and may be subject to changes.
This article is part of a series related to streaming the Game of Tomes. For more information, see Streaming Game of Tomes.
Form of Address
His Undying Presence
Source of Authority
The Iron Tome
Length of Term
Reports directly to