The land of Kaevil has no king and no royal family anymore.
The last king of Kaevil, Edregard III
died in the last battle of the civil war after swearing his final oath to protect his people forever. He was cut down by his enemies who then sacked the capital city Sildern
and left it in ruins.
The civil war began due to the ambition of Ruthven
of House Malmor
, who desired to expand his territories and had been forbidden to do so by Edregard III
Ruthven conspired with other houses and raised an army against the king. The battles raged for a decade but came to an end 120 years ago with the fall of Sildern
Following the death of the king and the extermination of the The Royal House of Kaevil
that followed, the land of Kaevil
was divided but an uneasy peace began.
The houses that had opposed the king began to refer to themselves as the Dawn Alliance
, since Malmor
lands are in the east. The remaining houses call themselves Oathkeepers
since they never betrayed their king.
Ruthven, Count of Malmor was ambitious and desired to expand his territories. He was forbidden to do so by Edregard III and this fuelled the conflict to follow.
According to some commentators Ruthven, Count of Malmor was the secret lover of Riala of Genlith who was married to Elderan, Prince of Kaevil and this was a primary driver of the hostility between the two houses.
Kaevil was left without a royal house, without a king, without one single leader and the seven remaining Houses governed themselves independently.