Pirates of The Jewel Archipelago
The Imperial Line
The Imperial Line.
The first emperor, Mannifred Drake, united the kingdoms and was officially declared an emperor on his 85th birthday. He passed his title to his son Wilhelm at the age of 100 and died at 135.
Wilhelm Drake took the crown at the age of 58, ruling for 40 years before succumbing to numerous battle wounds from his many wars with the Border Princes, handing off the title to his daughter, then struggling with his health until he died at the age of 100.
Arianna took the imperial throne at the age of 45, ruling an empire more or less at peace for 82 years. With war and expansion seeming inevitable, she stepped down, dying at the age of 142.
Barand took the throne at the age of 41, and immediately set about conquering and enslaving the orcs. The mistreatment of the enslaved orcs was so cruel that Barand was assassinated by famed halforc adventurer Meerka the Knife, just before his 60th birthday.
Bryndis was only 30 years old when she took the throne. She outlived her sons Thom, Marco, Azzlin, and Jeoff, and her daughter Elizabet. She ruled until she died at the age of 219.
Cristos is the son of Thom, oldest of Bryndis’ sons. He took the crown at the age of 51, and holds it to this day. He is now 93, and showing the signs of his age.
The first Castellan was Magdelinn Drake, daughter of Empress Arianna. She was appointed to her position at the age of 37, and died long after her brother the emperor, at the age of 142.
Her son, Jorgend, took over the role of Castellan at the age of 32, less than halfway through the Dragon Empress’ long reign. It was his masterful handling of his position that kept the people satisfied during another century of warfare. By the time she died, however, he was a venerable old man, and has been of little help to Cristos. He died at 153 years old.
Jorgend’s daughter, Alexandria, took the position of Castellan at the age of 61, and has been very helpful in soothing relations between the imperial house and those nobles who were cowed into submission by the destruction of Stoneheart Keep. She is now 82.