Imperial Family

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The Imperial Family is the extended court of Kade family members, both Royal and non-Royal Kades who gravitate around the center of power, the Emperor of Regalia. Each Court member has their own agenda, likes and dislikes, and may join or publicly oppose a Noble Faction in the State Council, or the Assembly (should it exist again) for their policies. Generally speaking, working with Factions has benefits while detracting from one's political enemies, though working with one of these Factions can sometimes be a double-edged blade in that there are allies and enemies to be made at the Imperial Court. Most interactions with members in the Imperial Family have to go through the Geo-Politics Orders.

Name Description

Emperor Alexander the First Alexanderi.png

  • Was raised as a diplomat, politician and thinker, spending much time with the Senate and the Foreign Missions at the time of Emperor Justinian II.
  • Is described as a genuinely compassionate Emperor who cares more about the woes of the common people than the needs of the Nobility.
  • Well loved as a result by the people, like his predecessor Justinian II, but distrusts nearly all nobles for the amount of times he was burned.
  • Is generally a centrist, but perceived as a progressive because most of his implementations were to improve the lives of the most downtrodden.
  • The Emperor is not a member of any Faction, and generally tries to avoid showing favor. That being said, the Emperor is always in favor of Nobles handing power of the Nobility back to the Emperor, and is liable to reward those who work towards this with favorable Court positions.
  • Is currently inactively-actively played.

Baroness Aliandre Aliandrei.png

  • Aunt of the Emperor.
  • Was raised as a military inclined woman in a household full of boys and knights, eventually succeeding as shadow tactician who passed orders to her husband as her male facade.
  • Is described as a calm but stern woman with an expression that appears in a constant veneer of disapproval.
  • Has many sons, active in the Imperial Guard and the Viridian Order, as well as one as Tactician, having some involvement with every part of the military.
  • Belongs to the Military-Imperial Faction, a Faction that wishes to decrease the power of the Nobility, and reward their supporters with lucrative military leadership positions, as power is concentrated more to the military.
  • Is not of Immediate Royal Blood, instead inheriting her Royalty from a lesser Ivrae marriage 4 generations back. As such, is named “of Lesser Royal Blood”, but still holds Royal prerogative, just less important than “Full Royal Blood”.
  • Can be summoned to Regalia, but not become an actively played Character.

Duke Justinian Justiniani.png

  • Second-removed Uncle of the Emperor.
  • Was raised as a Unionist Celate, but quickly developed a knack for the military and became an accomplished swordsman who would become the Commander of the Thousand Blade Cloister in Anglia, a retirement home for Kade Knights and loyal warriors, a local nexus of military veterancy.
  • Is described as cruel and wroth, with crude opinions and words and little love for the occult and non-Ailor.
  • Holds fanatic loyalty of the Anglian foot soldiers due to his status at the Thousand Blade Cloister, and as a famed swordsman from Anglia.
  • Belongs to the Holy-Imperial Faction, a Faction that wishes to not necessarily decrease the power of the Nobility, but expressly increase the power of the clergy to be above the Nobility, while rewarding supporters with blessed titles to put them ahead of the others.
  • Despite belonging to the Holy-Imperial Faction, Justinian frequently also favors the Military-Imperial Faction, and works closely with them.
  • Is not of Immediate Royal Blood, instead inheriting her Royalty from a lesser Ivrae marriage 4 generations back. As such, is named “of Lesser Royal Blood”, but still holds Royal prerogative, just less important than “Full Royal Blood”.
  • Cannot be summoned to Regalia, or become an actively played Character.

Baroness Shelia Manon Sheliai.png

  • Second-removed Aunt of the Emperor.
  • Was raised without any particular purpose as a lady at court, but eventually inherited her father’s Barony as his oldest daughter, from there she has averted most of her wealth to philanthropy.
  • Is described as coming across as a kind aunt, but having a razor sharp tongue, known to insult many foreign dignitaries and even her own family.
  • Is known to also have contacts with the Regalian underworld, more specifically the criminal gang element, as well as the Occult sphere, while also being a not-so-secret Artifact collector.
  • Works frequently with the idiosyncratic inventor Francis Kade, and was a co-investor to developing the original Arken Vessel, while having many Mages and Silven in her household court.
  • Belongs to the New-Age-Imperial Faction, which does not truly have a clear goal stated besides reducing the privileges of the Nobility over the Common Folk, while expanding the powers of the Judiciary and Bureaucracy towards a so called “Honest Legal State”.
  • Is not of Immediate Royal Blood, instead inheriting her Royalty from a lesser Ivrae marriage 4 generations back. As such, is named “of Lesser Royal Blood”, but still holds Royal prerogative, just less important than “Full Royal Blood”.
  • Cannot be summoned to Regalia, or become an actively played Character.

Count Taldemarr Teldemarri.png

  • Cousin of the Emperor.
  • Was raised as a soldier, and fought in many campaigns under Duke Justinian. Was however turned into an Url during the war in Hvitskag a few years back, and has since then become immensely unpredictable.
  • Taldemarr is very unlike the stoic and quiet Urls, expressing more energetic and happy-go-lucky, always having comical things to say or things to do.
  • Is effectively factionless and has been supporting various different strides of different factions interchangeably.
  • Is known to have some sway over Url populations particularly outside of the archipelago as a negotiating link between the wilder Url Throngs and the Ailor diplomats.
  • Is not of Immediate Royal Blood, instead inheriting her Royalty from a lesser Ivrae marriage 4 generations back. As such, is named “of Lesser Royal Blood”, but still holds Royal prerogative, just less important than “Full Royal Blood”.
  • Cannot be summoned to Regalia, or become an actively played Character.

Prince Reynaud Raynaudi.png

  • First son of the Emperor.
  • Was once raised with the idea of becoming Emperor after his father, and looking much forward to this, but being bitterly disappointed with his father’s preference for elective style succession, where he knows he is likely to be passed over.
  • Is known as a pleaser, who spends insane amounts of money on parties, drinks, escapades, trips and other luxury purchases that seem entirely unnecessary, but has established the most wide and well-functioning favor network with foreign and domestic dignitaries who love being around him.
  • While he is not known to outward plot to overthrow his father the Emperor, he has worked towards increasing the odds of his succession, and the reduction of his father’s power complex through fraternizing with the nobles more.
  • Belongs to the Noble-Faction, which wishes to erode the powers of the Emperor more clearly into a religious figurehead, and increase the privilege and taxable income of the nobles, thus leading to increased wealth among them. Reynaud believes that if he works for the nobles, they in turn will support him for the Crown.
  • Can be summoned to Regalia, but not become an actively played Character.

Prince Frederick Prince Frederick.png

  • Second son of the Emperor.
  • Was raised as a Viridian Knight, and one of the few survivors of the siege of the Viridian Castle, as the Anahera soldiers did not dare to kill a Kade.
  • Is known to be stoic and not having much to say at all. An immensely disciplined man who does not wear his emotions or opinions on his sleeve, and in fact believes he should not have opinions at all unless his betters say so.
  • Usually ends up becoming a puppet of other Kades because of his habit to please their ambitions before his own, he is a true herald of the Code of Charlemois and is able to effortlessly deface his own position in favor of his relatives thriving.
  • Belongs to the Knight-Faction, which wishes to not necessarily change the power structure of the Nobility and the Crown, but vastly increase the rights and duties of the Knights, by giving them sweeping powers over the Commoners and Nobles alike, and re-uniting the Viridian Order’s control over the Imperial Guard, the Regalian Guard, and the other Knights.
  • Can be summoned to Regalia, but not become an actively played Character.

Prince Raymond Raymondi.png

  • Third son of the Emperor.
  • Was raised as a businessman but quickly abandoned his entrepreneurial positions to become more of a free man within the family. He is commonly known as a black sheep because of his opinions and stances.
  • Is married to an Ithanian Princess of Hivre Carnigoux de Foix, but his marriage is a well-known sham marriage, with both himself and the Princess engaging in Polyamory on the side.
  • Is known to have a genuine good heart, but come across with a sly ambition that sees him often betraying his allies and using lesser men for his own goals, particularly jacobins and republicans who believe him to be the herald of the downfall of Nobility, yet never quite fully understanding his goals.
  • Belongs to the Merit-Faction, a faction that is very similar to the New-Age-Faction, but takes matters further by wishing to impose a meritocracy onto the Empire which breaks open the noble chokehold on the government, and makes all noble titles by appointment instead of inheritance, removing the institution of inherited blue blood entirely.
  • Can be summoned to Regalia, but not become an actively played Character.

Prince Thomas Thomasi.png

  • Oldest brother of the Emperor.
  • Was raised as the Viridian golden boy of the family, but was quickly torn down by the Knight’s Disease after the Ranger War, and became more of a drunken wastrel who spends most of his days womanizing.
  • He is mostly kept away from the Imperial Palace out of fear of him saying or doing things to embarrass the Emperor, his brother, though does float around Anglia frequently.
  • Is not a member of any Court Faction, and seems entirely disinterested in Court life overall. Rather, Prince Thomas seems to always be looking for more Paramours, and is incredibly generous and favorable to those who join him in the so-called “Little Tower”. (Prince Thomas is an NPC seduction option in Geo-Politics).
  • Cannot be summoned to Regalia or become an actively played Character.

Prince Valdis Valdisi.png

  • Second son of Thomas Kade
  • Was not raised to achieve anything, and rather just became a drain on the Imperial Finances with his frequent spending. He is also known to be a supporter of Reynaud Kade, and frequently follows him around like a yes-man.
  • Is an accomplished archer despite his general wastrel appearance and behavior, having won many archery competitions and tournaments and being one of the best archers of Anglia.
  • Is known to have used his princely status to charm women into his private chambers, and has been seen to be fiercely protective albeit possessive of his favorites.
  • Is not a member of any Court Faction, and seems entirely disinterested in Court life overall. Rather, Prince Valdis seems to always be looking for one loyal lover, and is incredibly generous and favorable to those who join him in the so-called “Purple Chamber”. (Prince Valdis is an NPC seduction option in Geo-Politics).
  • Cannot be summoned to Regalia or become an actively played Character.

Prince Duncan Duncani.png

  • First son of Thomas Kade
  • Was not raised to achieve anything, and rather than becoming like Valdis, was sent to Gallovia to be raised in the proximity of House Howlester.
  • Is not particularly good at anything. He is known to be immensely kind to a fault, but also immensely unintelligent, with most of his life revolving around having fun, being nice to others, and House Howlester.
  • Is immensely under the sway of House Howlester, and is also tongue-in-cheek known to be infatuated with the Sovereign Prince of Gallovia.
  • Is not a member of any Court Faction, and seems entirely disinterested in Court life overall. Rather, * Prince Duncan is usually an unwitting pawn in other plans because he is too unintelligent to see through words.
  • Can be summoned to Regalia and become an actively played Character.

Princess Noor Noori.png

  • Second Daughter of Thomas Kade
  • Was not raised to achieve anything in specific, but became somewhat un-noble in her habits and hobbies. She spent some time in the military before becoming a blacksmith, and spending most of her time in her small cottage in the Anglian town of Verrespoort.
  • Very little is known about Noor besides that she is a collector of rare metals, and smutty novels. * Her favor seems to be towards granting the Emperor more power, but she has not joined any Factions outright.
  • Can be summoned to Regalia and become an actively played Character.

Prince Dominic Dominici.png

  • Second brother of the Emperor
  • Was raised to a Viridian but failed miserably time and time again, not being able to complete any examinations despite considerable bribes. He eventually disappeared from the public limelight and is rumored to work with the Black Order.
  • Is known to be an over-serious person who simply cannot smile or take a joke, and always acts as if there is some calamity approaching the Empire that will destroy the world, and nobody else seems to be paying attention to it.
  • Is also known as a die-hard royalist who has put his entire life on hold to support his older brother Alexander, favoring intellectuals and information, having never married and usually sulking around the Imperial Palace Halls.
  • Dominic is not expressly a member of any Faction, but generally hears and sees a lot himself, thus becoming a nexus for those who wish to know more about what happens at Court and beyond with foreign dignitaries visiting. (Prince Dominic may sell information in Geo-Poltics).
  • Cannot be summoned to Regalia or become an actively played Character.

Prince Cedromar Cedromari.png

  • Third brother of the Emperor
  • Was raised to be a Viridian but was ejected from the Viridian Order early on, and then did very little, mostly avoiding the public until he was made Emperor in succession to Alexander’s first abdication.
  • Is known to be an openly Homosexual, and clashed frequently with extreme Purists and Creed-Literalists, even as Emperor.
  • Was an Emperor who was very different from Alexander, using insult, intimidation and crude violence to enforce his absolute rule, yet leaving much of the tedious financial management to his Chancellors.
  • In contrast to his military focused and violent Emperorship, with his many military campaigns, Cedromar is known to be a more jovial and laid-back albeit harsh worded and mysterious figure that speaks in riddles.
  • He is also a Dragonblood, with the monniker Imperial Dragon that he manifests during certain important battles for the Regalian Empire, yet also having one foot out the door as his agenda seems to transcend the Empire and drift off into a different direction.
  • He is best known for simply not being findable anywhere, even to those closest to him, dropping in unannounced and for short periods of time before being gone again.
  • Is currently a played Character in Regalia.

Prince Renly Renlyi.png

  • Oldest Son of Cedromar Kade (though due to his similarities with Duncan, it is commonly believed Renly is actually Thomas Kade’s oldest bastard son who was raised by Cedromar instead).
  • Is sometimes also referred to as the “Brick-Kade”, due to his enormous size for an Ailor, and his rugged appearance, right at home among the mountain folk of Anglia and Kintyr that favor him, as he favors their wrestling tournaments.
  • Prince Renly is not a member of any particular Faction, and generally seems to avoid politics as a whole. That being said, he is generally a status quotarian, meaning he actively goes out of his way to speak out against any one Court Faction that is overruling the others, or becoming too large, so as to preserve the Status Quo. He is likely to join any Faction that can off-balance the Nobility mass-supporting another Faction.
  • He is one of the few people that might know where Prince Cedromar is, or have some means to contact him.
  • Cannot be summoned to Regalia or become an actively played Character.

Princess Amalia Amaliai.png

  • Oldest sister of the Emperor, also Twin-sister of Cedromar.
  • Was raised for nothing but to be eligible for marriage, and she excelled to that point beyond even her father’s expectations. Amalia married Duke von Treppewitz, one of Regalia’s most famed military leaders.
  • She has become the model New-Regalian mother matron, not outshining her husband, but speaking out against the emancipation of women across the Empire, and wishing for women to uphold their traditionalist roles. Yet, at the same time, it is well known in Court that she has full control over her husband who has fallen for her completely, and that the true powerhouse in the Treppeweitz Duchy is actually Princess Amalia.
  • She also uses the military complex of Calemberg to her advantage to further her true agenda: the actual emancipation of women in the few institutions where they are still not welcome.
  • She is not a member of any Faction and only has one major goal in mind: to overturn all laws that would involve her children not being recognized as Royals. Due to archaic law, she is still allowed to be Royal due to her closeness to the Emperor, but since her children were born von Treppewitzes, they are not Royal.
  • Cannot be summoned to Regalia or become an actively played Character.

Lord Taurin Prince Taurin.png

  • Only son of Duke Justinian
  • Was raised with the intention of him inheriting his father’s military prowess, but Taurin ended up rather disappointing to his father. He fluked out of military school and became an explorer instead, adventuring across the seas to find new lands and hidden treasures.
  • Taurin is rarely in Regalia, preferring instead the high seas on board his ship, the Lauridae, which he uses to explore mostly the southern oceans beyond Ceardia, believing in Emperor Alexander’s “Southward Passage” theory of Ailor colonization.
  • Taurin is not a member of any particular Faction, and is too far removed from Imperial Court to really ever make an impact directly. He is still included however due to his discoveries having notable impacts on the Court. (Taurin may be invested in, during Geo-Politics, to explore further south and bring spoils back to his investor(s)).
  • Cannot be summoned to Regalia or become an actively played Character.

Lord Henry Prince Henry.png

  • Second removed Cousin of the Emperor.
  • Sometimes lovingly called Lord Henrik by the Velheim people.
  • Was raised with the intention of creating a positive bridge with the Velheim people, his father being married to a Velheim Countess. Unexpectedly however, Henry adopted the Old Gods faith early on in his life, and became a Navnver that traveled the lengths of the Velheim lands to administer his service.
  • Despite being core Imperial. Lord Henry is known to strongly favor Velheim culture over all others within his cultural inclusion.
  • Lord Henry is known a debonair person with charm and style, and being generally one of the most well-styled members of court, putting even Ithanian styling agents to shame with his unique take on Velheim and Imperial fashion.
  • He is a member of the Free-Faith-Faction, a Faction that does not expressly tamper with the Nobles, but rather seeks to demote the status of Unionism as the state-faith, to create religious freedom. He also seeks to find other religious figures who are willing to work with him to form schisms in other religions, much like Unionism had them, in an attempt to create alternative religions where the Emperor of Regalia is a divine or semi-divine figure for other religions also. He believs that if Unionism can have Schisms, so can any other Religion, believing Schisms to be the only way for other Religions to survive an eventual slow death under Unionism.
  • Is not of Immediate Royal Blood, instead inheriting her Royalty from a lesser Ivrae marriage 4 generations back. As such, is named “of Lesser Royal Blood”, but still holds Royal prerogative, just less important than “Full Royal Blood”.
  • Can be summoned to Regalia and become an actively played Character.