King Marico Qense, II
King of Pikae; Marina Qense's elder brother
Had no heir before Christopher of Qense's
birth in 624. Marico was very passionate for a very long time about refusing a political marriage, though he was pleased for his sister's marriage to Geoffrey Hadleigh-Morgan
. Marico assumed that if anything happened to him, Marina would return and become Queen of Pikae. When he realized how sick his sister had become, he took more interest in the women of court and married Raina Antonia
in 623, relieving the tension between himself and his half-brother, Yawani Qense
as well as alleviating the concerns of a war with Chereladi were anything to happen to him without an heir, as law dictated that the crown should pass to Marina's first born son, Ross Hadleigh-Qense
in the event of Marico's death without a successor.
Towards Geoffrey Hadleigh-Morgan
Marico and Yawani have never gotten along well. Yawani tends to bask in the pleasures of royalty more than Marico thinks is appropriate. As a result, Marico is reluctant to name Yawani as his heir, leaving a seething resentment between them.