High King

Legend

“One man had a vision and almost 5 decades later, through hard decisions, it became a reality baptized in blood.”

Skjald Vinotis

 

History

In 1249 after years of dedicated and at times brutal campaigning by the 1st Alliance, ending in a large bloody clash with The Torch, at Drumin Dragonhelms Deep. Black Oak was crowned temporary High King of The Realm, repeated in a grand election ceremony in 1250 in the new city of Grimsborg. According to certain sources the scheming for this began prior the small 1st Kings Meeting in 1208. In 1266 Black Oak resigned.

Skjald Sejrik

 

1266 saw the crowning of the successor of The Realm father, and as 2nd High King the lords elected Methil 'Paladin' Manour, who in 1274 was outvoted in what was seen as a scandalous, yet democratic, coup.

Skjald Ulrich

 

In 1274 the 3rd High King, Kjertil 'Nail' Ninch was crowned due backing of quite a large portion of lesser lords and some organisations hoping for a puppet to steer. He was indeed the puppet and under his rule The Realm began to crack open. So, in 1277, 1st june, The Great Invasion surged forth and killed the young High King and pilaged The Realm

Skjald Valgrif

 

During the early 80’s several kings flocked and began a serious pressure towards the Invaders and in 1282 at the time of the 8th Fair of The RealmBlack Oak as one of the few former kings alive accepted to one last time lead the allied forces of The Realm.

In 1283, during his second reign, Black Oak and the allied forces managed to deliver a victorious blow to the foes at the Battle of Weeping Plains. After which Black Oak once again resigned leaving the High King seat vacant until the 9th Fair of The Realm.

Skjald El Mary

 

Organisation

Every leap year the High King attend a grand Fair of The Realm arranged by one of the Kings sworn to The Realm. Despite the costs tied to this, the que of willing sponsors is high. At the various Guilds of said sponsors Country benefit greatly from gained long distance trade concessions. At the fair all law rulings since last fair is discussed and in a refined state, added to the Law of The Realm. Copies made by scribes are handed to all attending and sent to those not  able to be present. Thus the laws are binding for all, from the last day of the fair.

Mid-fairs, the High King listens to the greater Hordes and various Organisations but is the sole ruler in all things.

Skjald Sejrik

 

Special

At the moment there are no High King

Skjald Valgrif