“One man had a vision and almost 5 decades later, through hard decisions, it became a reality baptized in blood.”
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 . 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 in 1208. In 1266 Black Oak resigned.
1266 saw the crowning of the successor of The Realm father, and as 2nd High King the lords elected , who in 1274 was outvoted in what was seen as a scandalous, yet democratic, coup.
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 Realm. Black 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.
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.
At the moment there are no High King