Thursday, October 15, 2020

Aerdi Overkings, version 2.0

 From: Taras Guarhoth [guarhoth@VEI.NET]

Sent: Friday, August 06, 1999 3:03 AM


Subject: [GREYTALK] Aerdi Overkings, version 2.0

Ok, it's been a while since I first posted this, but, well, here's version 2, after learing of another potential Overking from some Ravenloft novel (see the footnotes) and a suggestion or two from a certain lurking individual who goes by the name of Gary Holian (who REALLY ought to post).

Comments and suggests (espically about changing some of the names) are welcomed and encouraged.

Aerdi Overkings

1 CY 32 CY Nasran Cradnen [1]

32 CY 66 CY Serrand Cranden

66 CY 75 CY Tenmeris Cranden [2]

75 CY 86 CY Yalranda Cranden [3]

86 CY 95 CY Manshen Rax-Nyrond [4]

95 CY 122 CY Erhart I Rax-Nyrond [5]

122 CY 136 CY Toran I Rax-Nyrond

136 CY 181 CY Erhart II Rax-Nyrond [6]

181 CY 213 CY Jirenen Rax-Nyrond

213 CY 247 CY Corazell Rax-Nyrond

247 CY 286 CY Edron Rax-Nyrond [7]

286 CY 301 CY Toran II Rax-Nyrond

301 CY 305 CY Erhart Ill Rax-Nyrond

305 CY 329 CY Toran Ill Rax-Nyrond

329 CY 355 CY Toran IV Rax-Nyrond

355 CY 396 CY Portillan Rax(-Nyrond) [8]

396 CY 404 CY Galren Rax [9]

404 CY 407 CY Sonnend Rax [1 O]

407 CY 419 CY Montand Rax

419 CY 436 CY Grendemmen Rax

436 CY 437 CY Nalif Rax [11]

437 CY 446 CY lnserruction - No Overking

446 CY 494 CY lvid I Naelex [12]

494 CY 497 CY lvid II Naelex [13]

497 CY 526 CY lvid 111 Naelex

526 CY 556 CY lvid IV Naelex

556 CY present lvid V Naelex [14]


[1] lvid the Undying - First Overking, crowned in 1 CY.

[2] lvid the Undying - Grandson of Nasran, died in 75 CY, and was succeeded by his wife, Yalranda.

[3] lvid the Undying - Only Overqueen. Wife of Tenmeris. Lived to be only 40.

[4] lvid the Undying - Eldest son of Yalranda, took the last name Rax-Nyrond.

[5] Dragon 230 "The Orbs of Dragonkind" - was on the throne in 98 CY.

[6] It stands to reason that since there was an Erhart I, there needs to be an Erhart II somewhere in here.

[7] Apparently, the Ravenloft novel "King of the Dead", which I don't own, seems to indicate that there was someone named Edron as Overking in the year 283 CY.

[8] lvid the Undying - Was on the throne at the time of Nyrond s rebellion.

[9] lvid the Undying - Son and heir to Portillan. A half-wit.

[10] lvid the Undying - Son and heir to Galren. A drunkard.

[11] lvid the Undying - Last Rax Overking, assassinated (presumably) by lvid I.

[12] lvid the Undying - First Naelex Overking. Ruled for 48 years.

[13] lvid the Undying - Ruled for 3 years.

[14] lvid the Undying - Became the Overking in 556 CY. Fifth Naelex Overking.

Rax/Rax-Nyrond - The 83 boxed set clearly states that it was house Rax that sat on the throne. lvid the Undying states that it was Rax-Nyrond. I d chalk this up to a Sargent error, but, it actually serves a purpose. The 83 boxed set also states that three houses ruled prior to House Naelex, so, if we count Rax and Rax-Nyrond as two different houses, and assume that starting with Overking Portillan, the -Nyrond was dropped to distance the remaining scions of House Rax from their rebellious junior branch, we get three houses. Incidentally, that d make Portillan the last Rax-Nyrond Overking, and the first Rax Overking.

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