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    Timeline of Aerdi Grand Princes and Overkings
    Posted on Thu, August 16, 2001 by Toran
    Taras writes "Upon reading through the collective mess known as Greyhawk Canon, it is quite easy to get confused about who ruled Aerdy when. This is an attempt to forge something coherent out of the chaotic morass of 'Hawk lore.

    Thanks go to Gary Holian for help with parts of this timeline, and to "Issak the Pale" for pointing out an error in the timeline that I missed.

    Author: Taras Guarhoth (montand@canonfire.com)



    Used with Permission. Do not repost without obtaining prior permission from the author.


    Aerdi Grand Princes & Overkings

    Rulers prior to 1 CY were crowned Grand Prince. Starting in 1 CY, the rulers of Aerdy were crowned as Overking.

     

     

    Ascension

     

    Death/Abdicated

     

    Name

     

    House

     

    Note

     

    -217 CY

     

    -206 CY
    Mikar Garasteth

     

    1

     

    -206 CY

     

    -194 CY
    Gennor Garasteth

     

    -194 CY

     

    -159 CY
    Nalaster Garasteth

     

    -159 CY

     

    -118 CY
    Almor I Cranden

     

    -118 CY

     

    -116 CY
    Dorran Cranden

     

    -116 CY

     

    -76 CY
    Almor II Cranden

     

    2

     

    -76 CY

     

    -42 CY
    Ferrend I Cranden

     

    -42 CY

     

    -38 CY
    Ferrend II Cranden

     

    -38 CY

     

    -7 CY
    Jodan Cranden

     

    -7 CY

     

    -1 CY
    Nasran Cranden

     

    3

     

    1 CY

     

    32 CY
    Nasran Cranden

     

    3

     

    32 CY

     

    66 CY
    Serran Cranden

     

    66 CY

     

    75 CY
    Tenmeris Cranden

     

    4

     

    75 CY

     

    86 CY
    Yalranda Cranden

     

    5

     

    86 CY

     

    109 CY
    Manshen Rax-Nyrond

     

    6

     

    109 CY

     

    122 CY
    Erhart I Rax-Nyrond

     

    7

     

    122 CY

     

    136 CY
    Toran I Rax-Nyrond

     

    8

     

    136 CY

     

    181 CY
    Erhart II Rax-Nyrond

     

    9

     

    181 CY

     

    213 CY
    Jiranen Rax-Nyrond

     

    10

     

    213 CY

     

    247 CY
    Zelcor Rax-Nyrond

     

    11

     

    247 CY

     

    279 CY
    Toran II Rax-Nyrond

     

    12

     

    279 CY

     

    301 CY
    Edron Rax-Nyrond

     

    13

     

    301 CY

     

    305 CY
    Erhart III Rax-Nyrond

     

    305 CY

     

    329 CY
    Toran III Rax-Nyrond

     

    329 CY

     

    345 CY
    Toran IV Rax-Nyrond

     

    345 CY

     

    396 CY
    Portillan Rax(-Nyrond)

     

    14

     

    396 CY

     

    404 CY
    Galren Rax

     

    15

     

    404 CY

     

    407 CY
    Sonnend Rax

     

    16

     

    407 CY

     

    419 CY
    Valmon Rax

     

    419 CY

     

    434 CY
    Grendemmen Rax

     

    434 CY

     

    437 CY
    Nalif Rax

     

    17

     

    437 CY

     

    446 CY
    Insurrection None

     

    446 CY

     

    494 CY
    Ivid I Naelex

     

    18

     

    494 CY

     

    497 CY
    Ivid II Naelex

     

    19

     

    497 CY

     

    526 CY
    Ivid III Naelex

     

    526 CY

     

    556 CY
    Ivid IV Naelex

     

    556 CY

     

    586 CY
    Ivid V Naelex

     

    20

     

    586 CY
    587 CY

     

    present (N. Aerdy)
    present (Ahlissa)
    Grenell I
    Xavener I
    Naelax
    Darmen

     

    21

     

    Notes:

    [1] Living Greyhawk Gazetteer - Lord Mikar of Garasteth crowned Grand Prince in -217 CY.
    [2] Living Greyhawk Gazetteer - Grand Prince Almor II on the throne in -109 CY during the Battle of a Fortnight's Length.
    [3] Living Greyhawk Gazetter - Last Grand Prince and First Overking, crowned in 1 CY. Also, note, there were not two leaders named Nasran. The absence of a Year Zero is sometimes forgotten, so to make calculations easier (and mark the beginning of the Overking Title), Nasran has two entries in the table.
    [4] Ivid the Undying - Grandson of Nasran, died in 75 CY, and was succeeded by his wife, Yalranda.
    [5] Ivid the Undying - Only Overqueen. Wife of Tenmeris. Lived to be only 40.
    [6] Ivid the Undying - Eldest son of Yalranda, took the last name Rax-Nyrond.
    [7] Dragon 230 "The Orbs of Dragonkind" - eldest son was killed in 98 CY.
    [8] Living Greyhawk Gazetteer - Toran I was on the throne in 134 CY.
    [9] It stands to reason that since there was an Erhart I, there needs to be an Erhart II somewhere in here.
    [10] Living Greyhawk Gazetteer - Overking Jiranen died in 213 CY.
    [11] Living Greyhawk Gazetteer - Zelcor I was on the throne in 223 CY.
    [12] Living Greyhawk Gazetteer - Toran II displaced the priesthood of Pholtus from Medegia in 252 CY.
    [13] 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.
    [14] Ivid the Undying - Was on the throne at the time of Nyrond’s rebellion.
    [15] Ivid the Undying - Son and heir to Portillan. A half-wit.
    [16] Ivid the Undying - Son and heir to Galren. A drunkard.
    [17] Ivid the Undying - Last Rax Overking, assassinated (presumably) by Ivid I.
    [18] Ivid the Undying - First Naelex Overking. Ruled for 48 years.
    [19] Ivid the Undying - Ruled for 3 years.
    [20] Ivid the Undying - Became the Overking in 556 CY. Fifth Naelex Overking. The empire fell apart in roughly 586 CY with the devestation of Rauxes, and this is presumed to be the end of his rule, although whether he still is around or not is in question.
    [21] Living Greyhawk Gazetter - North Aerdy was founded in 586 CY with the crowning of Overking Grenell I. The United Kingdom of Ahlissa was founded in 587 CY with the crowning of Overking Xavener I. Some regard this as the Second Turmoil Between Crowns, and refuse to believe it's the end of Imperial Aerdy.


    Note: This article was amended on August 29th at 2:30am EST to correct an error with Toran II's reign and a few typos.



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    Re: Timeline of Aerdi Grand Princes and Overkings (Score: 1)
    by Fallon on Thu, August 16, 2001
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    This article kicks butt!!! It finally clears up the Aerdi line of succession.



    Re: Timeline of Aerdi Grand Princes and Overkings (Score: 1)
    by Dargarth on Mon, August 20, 2001
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    Have you expanded upon this in any way, in regards to children and spouses? I've always been intrigued by the inter-marriage of houses and what happens to "royal" children.

    I have always been interested by how the Overking would handle his children and his predecessor's children, who might or might not be his uncles and aunts, when distributing land and titles. When creating timelines, all those second and third children seem to be over-looked.

    It always seems that designers create a line of succession that deals with only one child. What would Ivid's (take your pick from IV or V) brothers and sisters be doing right now? I'm just curious how others handle royal families.



    Re: Timeline of Aerdi Grand Princes and Overkings (Score: 1)
    by Max_Writer on Wed, December 03, 2003
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    There is a note in Hidden Agendas (Dragon Magazine 256 Feb 99) regarding one of the kings of Aerdi in relation to the Azure Masks.



    Re: Timeline of Aerdi Grand Princes and Overkings (Score: 1)
    by GVDammerung on Tue, August 10, 2004
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    This is very useful. Thank you!

    GVD




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