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King Eldred, the Undefeated
Kingdom of the Carmine Sea Crest
Title King of the Jarrs, the Venns, the Sylphids and the Elves, Prince of Farridon, Defier of the Dark
Reign 480 - 502
Predecessor Elwyr the Blessed
Successor Malyn Jarrow
Spouse Kwau Ignafar
Issue Alfwyr Jarrow

Carys Jarrow
Alfmark Jarrow

House Jarrow
Mother Melhib Benxia
Father Alfmark the Lion
Born 427
Died 502
Cause of Death Drowned
Religion Lord of Fire (early life)

Panshén (converted 485)

Eldred, known as the Undefeated, was King of the Jarrs from 480 to 502.

Early lifeEdit

The eldest son of King Alfmark, Eldred was a fine swordsman who was duelling champion of the Games in 457, a performance in which he defeated every opponent including the storied Griend of Gwristin. Soon he was recognised as the greatest warrior in the kingdom. In 463 at the Caercian Coronation he fought alongside Senusret against the MECKS of Guilder, the basis for a lasting friendship, although his hearing was damaged and in later life he would become almost completely deaf. He also fought against the Kell in Tuhiland later that year, and took command of the army after the wounding of his father and death of his brother Alfwyn.

ReignEdit

He succeeded suddenly in 480 after the martyrdom of Elwyr, his first act being to defuse the tension surrounding Elwyr's death and the proposed trial of Hushyarr. His reign was largely overshadowed by the Sunset War, which began in the sixth year of his reign. He devoted some attention to rebuilding the military after the wars of his father, with particular attention to the navy, which developed new ship designs during his reign. Along with his wife and heir he laid claim to the vacant crowns of Nyroth and Aloren at the start of the war and later reached an accommodation with the Radurjic Union which saw some ceremonial recognition of those titles. After some debate, he eventually joined the war on the side of the Concordat and fought alongside Senusret once more on the field of Frontier, winning a fabled victory against the fleet of the Empire of Dawn en route.

Along with the other proconsuls of the Imperium he approved the founding of the Imperial religion of Panshén in 490, seeing it as a natural extension of his existing Lord of Fire beliefs. Although fond of his son Alfwyr, he believed him too irresponsible to wear the crown, and favoured his nephew Elwyn, a warrior in similar mould to himself. In the 480s he ordered the creation of new crown jewels including two twinned swords, one of which he bestowed upon Elwyn in a gesture widely seen as recognising him as heir. He was later to adopt Elwyn formally.

In 502 he travelled to Kaspiyskiya for the Tellurian Games. On the return journey his ship, the venerable Queen Amber, was sunk in a storm, and Eldred presumed drowned along with Alfwyr. He was succeeded by his atheling, Malyn. In light of his formidable and victorious military record, and a long career in which he had never been defeated in combat either in battle or the arena, he was posthumously accorded the title "the Undefeated".

ReferencesEdit




King Eldred the Undefeated
House of Jarrow
Born: 427
Royal titles
Preceded by
Elwyr the Blessed
King of the Jarrs, the Venns, the Sylphids and the Elves, Prince of Farridon
480 - 502
Succeeded by
Malyn the Good
Political offices
Preceded by
Elwyr the Blessed
Proconsul Carmine
480 - 502
Succeeded by
Malyn the Good
Military offices
Preceded by
Elwyr the Blessed
Warden of the East
480 - 502
Succeeded by
Malyn the Good
Religious titles
Preceded by
Elwyr the Blessed
Defier of the Dark
480 - 502
Succeeded by
Malyn the Good
Titles in pretence

Vacant
Title last held by
Dyamusan Ignato
— TITULAR —
Khan-Consort of Woodwind
491 - 502
Claim abandoned on death

Vacant
Title last held by
Sallistin Lilin
— TITULAR —
King-Consort of Nyroth
491 - 502

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