Telziado Royal Family
The Telziado Royal Family is the reigning family of the Kingdom of Telziad, having reigned since independence in 336 AC. At the core of the royal family is House Sinofis, from which Telziad's first unofficial leader and two kings descend.
We shall deliver justice for the people, rather than the nobles in their gems and gold!
The royal family finds its roots in the Duchy of Sinofis, formed in 564 BC by Zaloren the Conqueror as a means to keep a closer watch over the northern territories. His nephew, Ferean, became the first Duke, and his bloodline remains unbroken into the present day. The modern House Sinofis is considered to begin in 326 AC with The Separation. With all portals destroyed, many people were left stranded on either side, unable to return. Amongst them was Duchess Fomali and her husband Garen, leading to their son Dravulean to take control of the duchy. He worked as hard as he could to support all who were affected by the tragedy, even as the new Empress and her husband began to enact hard policies relating to elves. A series of other such policies, as well as the fact the Empress's husband was clearly running the Empire instead of her, and their adoption of a high-ranking military official to act as their heir, greatly infuriated the northern territories. Dravulean gathered many of the local peers and landowners to canvass support and gather ideas for solutions. He sent a petition in 330 to the Empress requesting numerous policies by changed. When this failed, he rallied his allies and declared that the north would either secede, or claim the imperial throne. Dravulean's sibling Glori fought alongside him for the entire war, and Glori's partner Muuhónum lent tactical aid from home for a few months before joining them both on the front lines. Their close involvement in the war became vital in 333 during the Siege of Robardon, after an ambush killed the Duke. This is not to say that Glori or Muuhónum left the siege unscathed, with Glori losing an arm and Muuhónum an eye in their efforts to save him. The head of House Sinofis became Dravulean's 15 year old son, Garen, who continued to support the rebellion and even travelled to many of the army's camps to offer support, encouragement, and potential tactics. At the wars end in the Fovenis Conference of 336, all territory north of Fovenis Lake was given to the newly independent Kingdom of Telziad. From amongst various leaders of the Telziado army, the young Garen was elected to act as the first King of Telziad, in part because Glori refused the position. He took the regnal name Dravulean I, and ruled Telziad justly for 51 years. His son, Dravulean II, is the current King of Telziad and head of House Sinofis, reigning since 387. His heir, Crown Larusion, is his only child by his first wife, who passed away only a few weeks after Larusion was born. As a result of many poor decisions made by him, both he and Larusion have faced numerous death threats and assassination attempts, with the latest being a poisoning in 410 which left Larusion bedridden for weeks.
Duke Dravulean of SinofisDuke Dravulean was the first Duke of Sinofis post-Separation, after the loss of his parents to the other side of the portals. He worked diligently to support his citizens, and gained significant support from the local nobility after a series of disliked decisions by the Emperor and Empress. The ultimate independence of the northern territories as the Kingdom of Telziad is attributed to his efforts during the Vosti Civil War, though he would not live to see its conclusion. His death in the Siege of Robardon in 333 AC is still mourned to this day.
Marquis Muuhónum of LialsholMarquis Muuhónum became part of the family in 319, marrying Dravulean's sibling Glori. While they initially stayed in Sinofis during the Vosti Civil War (to look after their children and help keep order at home), Muuhónum eventually joined their partner on the front line as a magician and strategist. They are perhaps most famous for nearly being killed in the Siege of Robardon while attempting to rescue Dravulean, and for refusing to seek treatment for their severe injuries until the city had been fully evacuated. They remained a large presence throughout the rest of the war as a leader, but retired at its end. They and Glori were made Marquis of Lialshol in 337 by their nephew.
Marchioness Glori of LialsholThe younger sibling of Duke Dravulean, Glori was his most passionate supporter. They helped find nobles sympathetic to their cause, and fought alongside Dravulean from day one. Like their partner Muuhónum, they were almost killed during the Siege of Robardon while trying to rescue Dravulean, though their injuries were less severe. They became de facto leader after his passing, and remained part of King Dravulean I's court after the war ended. They were granted the Marquis of Lialshol, alongside Muuhónum, in 337.
King Dravulean I GarenBorn Lord Garen Sinofis, he was the only child of Duke Dravulean. He was 12 when the Vosti Civil War began, and only 15 when his father was killed. He quickly became involved in his father's place, and is credited with having arranged a truce between the northern rebels and the southern imperials. After the northern territories were made independent as the Kingdom of Telziad, he was elected to be its monarch by the army. He reigned as King Dravulean (so named in honour of his father) for 51 years, and is well beloved by many.
Collide and SeparateFor the majority of recorded history on Shano fe Yula, elves did not exist. They lived in a separate plane to the humans, and would have featured only in myth and rumour. It was only with The Collision, which brought their two planes crashing together, that elves appeared on Shano fe Yula. Transport between these realms became possible through magic a century and a half later, bringing the two races even closer together. The gods chose to sever these ties and disentangle the planes from each other in 326 AC, an event known as The Separation. Passage between planes is no longer possible.
Empress's FollyThe Separation decimated the Imperial family, and resulted in the installation of Empress Askila III, the closest known relative to the lost monarchs. To prevent other claimants from attempting to seize the throne, she married an esteemed military commander as a way to ensure the loyalty of the Vosti Army. His subsequent co-monarchy and domination of policy distressed many, who worried at his militaristic tendencies. Her adoption of a military commander to act as her heir, instead of her young son, lost the imperials a lot of support amongst southern nobility.
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A Fatal SiegeA black spot on the Telziado campaign is the 333 Siege of Robardon. As the southernmost Telziado held city at the time, it was crucial to retain a hold on the city so that they had a base to approach targets such as New Fovenis. The Vosti forces attempted multiple times to wrestle away the loyalty of the citizens, before settling on a protracted siege. After weeks of siege, Muuhónum arrived with the news that the elven reinforcements had been blocked en route, and that the city would need to be held for many more months than their supplies allowed. With the situation dire, the Duke authorised an evacuation and retreat. It is during the latter that a small group of Vosti soldiers managed to get past the defensive lines and attack the Duke's group, killing him and wounding Glori and Muuhónum. The city was nevertheless successfully evacuated with a low number of casualties, and was reclaimed two years later.
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SuccessionFirst in line to the Telziado throne is Crown Larusion, followed by their uncle Heren and his children, the eldest of whom is the very popular Lord Erameon, and then finally their aunt Sali. In the event of tragedy or circumstance which kills out House Sinofis, the next in line is Marchioness Lialhómchu of Lialshol, the eldest grandchild of Glori and Muuhónum. Were this to occur, she would be the first Telziado monarch not from House Sinofis, and the first to not be descended from Duke Dravulean.
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