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!
— Duke Dravulean of Sinofis, 330 AC

History

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.

Prominent Members

Duke Dravulean Portrait

Duke Dravulean by Isaac Thompson

Duke Dravulean of Sinofis

Duke 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 Lialshol

Marquis 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.

Muuhónum Portrait

Muuhónum Lialshol by Isaac Thompson


Glori Portrait

Glori Lialshol by Isaac Thompson

Marchioness Glori of Lialshol

The 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 Garen

Born 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.

King Dravulean I Portrait

Dravulean I by Isaac Thompson


King Dravulean II

Dravulean II by Isaac Thompson

King Dravulean II

King Dravulean II is the current king of Telziad. After inheriting the throne after the death of his father in 387, he has slowly eroded the good will his father had garnered for the kingdom. Many consider him to be impulsive and vindictive, with a notorious moment being the banishment of his mother-in-law in 396. At least three attempts have been made on his life by both local and foreign entities, leading to him rarely leaving the castle. He is strongly disliked by Telziado citizens for his lack of care for their welfare.

Crown Larusion

Crown Larusion is King Dravulean II's only child, and heir to the Telziado throne. They are perceived by the public to be far kinder and more caring than their father, having worked with numerous organisations throughout Telziad to get them the help they need to operate effectively. In spite of their positive reputation, many attempts have been made on their life, including a near-fatal poisoning in 410 AC. There are concerns that due to their regular conflicts with their father over policy that they might be passed over in succession for their cousin Lord Erameon, or a potential half sibling from Queen Priani.

Crown Larusion Portrait

Crown Larusion by Isaac Thompson

Maps

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Collide and Separate

For 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.
The Separation cover
The Separation by Isaac Thompson

Empress's Folly

The 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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Bloodied Sword by Free-Photos

A Fatal Siege

A 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.
Siege
Grand Master's Palace by manfredrichter

Succession

First 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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Burning Incense by Devanath

Family Tree

Telziado Royal Family


Cover image: Telziado Royal House by Isaac Thompson
  • 294 AC


    Birth of Lord Dravulean
    Life, Birth

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  • 300 AC


    Birth of Lady Glori
    Life, Birth

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  • 314 AC


    Marriage of Lord Dravulean and Lori Varmand
    Marriage

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  • 318 AC


    Birth of Lord Garen
    Life, Birth

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  • 319 AC


    Marriage of Lady Glori and Muuhónum
    Marriage

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  • 326 AC


    The Separation
    Celestial

  • 326 AC

    Loss of Duchess Fomali and Garen Tayedan
    Life, Trauma/ Loss

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  • 326 AC

    Lord Dravulean becomes Duke of Sinofis
    Life, Milestone

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  • 330 AC


    Vosti Civil War Begins
    Revolution

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  • 333 AC

    Duke Dravulean killed in Siege of Robardon
    Life, Trauma/ Loss

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  • 333 AC

    Lord Garen becomes Duke of Sinofis
    Life, Milestone

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  • 336 AC

    End of the Vosti Civil War
    Diplomatic action

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  • 336 AC

    Duke Garen becomes King Dravulean I
    Life, Career

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  • 336 AC

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    Kingdom of Telziad Established
    Founding

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  • 337 AC


    Mark of Lialshol granted to Glori and Muuhónum
    Life, Career

  • 352 AC


    Death of Lori Varmand
    Life, Death

  • 357 AC


    Marriage of King Dravulean and Riana Soris
    Marriage

  • 359 AC


    Death of Marquis Muuhónum
    Life, Death

  • 360 AC


    Death of Marchioness Glori
    Life, Death

  • 362 AC


    Birth of Prince Dravulean
    Life, Birth

  • 365 AC


    Birth of Prince Heren, Duke of Fovenis
    Life, Birth

  • 367 AC


    Birth of Princess Sali, Duchess of Furial
    Life, Birth

  • 385 AC


    Marriage of Prince Dravulean and Lady Shalion
    Marriage

  • 387 AC

    Death of King Dravulean I
    Life, Death

  • 387 AC

    Prince Dravulean becomes King Dravulean II
    Life, Career

  • 389 AC


    Birth of Lord Erameon Fovenis
    Life, Birth

  • 390 AC


    Birth of Crown Larusion
    Life, Birth

  • 391 AC


    Death of Queen Shalion
    Life, Death

  • 392 AC


    Birth of Lady Riana Fovenis
    Life, Birth

  • 394 AC


    Death of Queen Riana
    Life, Death

  • 396 AC

    Lani Koshidan Exiled
    Life, Failure / Mishap

  • 396 AC

    Failed Assassination of Dravulean II
    Life, Trauma/ Loss

  • 399 AC


    Failed Assassination of Dravulean II
    Life, Trauma/ Loss

  • 403 AC


    Failed Assassination of Dravulean II
    Life, Trauma/ Loss

  • 410 AC


    Failed Assassination of Crown Larusion
    Life, Trauma/ Loss

  • 411 AC


    Marriage of Dravulean II and Countess Priani
    Marriage

  • 412 AC


    Marriage of Lord Erameon and Lady Mirian
    Marriage

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This article was written for the A Family Affair challenge


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Venerable Grandmaster ZackTheGreat
Zack Hopkins-DeMerchant
29 Jan, 2019 23:36

I really love all the original art portraits and the concepts you have here. A great way to show off an interesting world through the lens of a single family.