The Nite Qing (ðə naɪt kɪŋ)

Title of the first Night Monarch, Erin Righ

Qualifications

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.

Requirements

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.

Appointment

The Iron Tome chooses the Night Monarch, and it does not like to lose its literomantic masters. The darkness within the Tome calls to the soul of Erin Righ, and tempts him every minute with a new reign. Erin fights with all his will against these dark urges.

Duties

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.

Responsibilities

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.

Benefits

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.

Demonic figure in a ball cap and sunglasses, carrying a sniper rifle and scythe, with a katana at his side and a skull and jack o'lantern at his feet

The Nite Qing by HeroForge

Type
Civic, Political
Status
Currently unclaimed
Form of Address
His Undying Presence
Source of Authority
The Iron Tome
Length of Term
Eternity
First Holder
Current Holders
Past Holders
Reports directly to

A demonic figure in a ball cap and sunglasses, with a rifle and a katana, and a skull and jack o'lantern at his feet

The Nite Qing returned by HeroForge



Cover image: Iron Tome by Misades

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