The Leaders of
principal people of
Velitrium are as follows.
Urien Gore. He ruled for fifty nine years, since 740.
Recently passed away he has yet to be replaced.
King Urien was much loved and will be sorely missed. He kept the
Kingdom intact and defeated Duke Mulgrave's plans to conquor the land
with the aid of the Scarlet Cult.
Whom so ever holds the throne of Velitrium, inn addition to being King
Velitrium, is also Duke of Argentatus.
weeks after King Urien passed away, this set in motion the
machinery that will eventually select a new King. The Council of
Nobles met and made the following deciscions...
Regent, who will rule Velitrium, with the advice and aid of the
Dukes, is Count Lysander of Auratus.
He is one of the richest
nobles in the Kingdom with experience both in economic issues and
The Nominating Committee, whose task is
to select qualified applicants for the Throne and weed out
weak ones, consists of the following members.
Wellan of the Church of Mitra
Memory Talgas, a Druid of the Old
Sir Maltrab, Knight Captain of the Wall
Tallanar of Redlund in Gemmatus
Count Warwick from
Baron Boyat of Corbridge in Varsol in Argentium
Vincent, of County Leed of which Alves is a part
Baron Huel of the
Baron Tiglin of Argentium
Everyone hopes that a
new King will be chosen quickly to ensure peace and stability
throughout the Kingdom.
Rathmar Demetrius of Gemmatus. A Knight of Mitra and a former Avenger,
Demetrius was elevated to the rank of Duke of Gemmatus after Mulgrave's
Rebellion was crushed. Now in his fifties he still carries out his
duties as a Knight of Mitra as well as his Ducal responsibilities. He
is the senior most Knight of Mitra in the valley. Popular legend says
that Demetrius single handedly slew a dragon and was at one time raised
from the dead.
Lysander Sommel of the Frontier. A Knight of the Wall, he is the son of
the Duke Sommel that led the Knights in the Battle of Tralee.
Ruga Glendall of Ferrametium. Another hold over from the years of the
Rebellion. Duke Glendall is pushing eighty fast and his health is not
as good as the Kings. There is no question of succession in this case.
The Duke's son will become the next Duke Glendall. Both the present
Duke and the future Duke of Ferramentium are Knights of the Velitar.
There are, in addition to the King and the three Dukes, nineteen Counts
and twenty eight Barons in Velitrium. Several of interest are:
Phentos Aragorn of Soubridge. Located in Gemmatus this county is where
the Gates of Nygg are located. A close friend of Duke Demetrius Count
Aragorn was at one time an Avenger like Demetrius. Aragorn is a full
blood Elf and he is reputed to be a wizard. Though young by Elven
standards, less than 250 years old, he is highly regarded by the
Djiana McCoy of Drunmore. In addition to being the capital of Gemmatus
the city of Drunmore is also the seat of the County of Drunmore.
Countess McCoy like Count Aragorn is a close friend of Duke Demetrius
and a former Avenger.
Gaylos Theseus of Minfolin. A full Elf, Count Theseus presides over
most of the Elven population of Velitrium. Though holding the
Count and ruling a county in the Frontier, Theseus is regarded by the
Dukes as an equal. All of County Minfolin is in the Minfolin Forest and
is also the location of the Great Druid Grove.
Tholdan Stonehammer of Dwarfdale. Located in Ferramentium the Barony of
Dwarfdale is part of the County of Glenluce. Like Count Theseus, Baron
Tholdan has a position of respect much above his title. Tholdan is a
Dwarf and he rules all the Dwarves in Velitrium, many of the Gnomes and
a fair population of Halflings. The Dwarf mines, smithies and factories
are of immense importance to the economic life of Velitrium.
Other people of
the King's Wizard. Though appearing human it is generally believed that
he has some Elvish blood in him. He arrived in the valley in 650 and
became the wizard and advisor of the then King, Samos Kiser. He has
held the position through the reigns of two other Kings and all through
the reign of King Urien.
Bishop Aslan Wofford. The leader of the Church of Mitra in Velitrium.
He is the Bishop of the Cathedral of Velitrium which by definition
makes him the head of the church. Seventy four years old, though still
hale and strong
been a powerful voice against the practice of slavery. He was Bishop of
Glenluce during the Rebellion and was driven out of the city by
Vathak Durr, Bishop of Drunmore Cathedral. Number two in the Church of
Mitra in Velitrium. Durr is a close friend and advisor of Duke
Demetrius and a former Avenger.
At fifty seven
Durr is the most
probable replacement for
Bristen Rostov, Bishop of Glenluce. Number three in the church Bishop
Rostov is a distant descendent of King Garata Rostov `The Despot.' He
is forty six years old.
Doolan, Bishop of
Rannoch. Number four in the church and the youngest of the Bishops at
Druid Soche Sevinus. Senior most Druid in the valley. Sevinus is a
Memory and is to be found at the Grove in Minfolin Forest. He is very
close to Count Theseus, Mog-Sur and Bishop Durr.