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The Imperial Family is the extended court of Kade family members, both Imperial and non-Imperial 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 Assembly for their policies. Generally speaking, Several Kades are mascots (or leading members) of Court Factions, while others have no overt loyalty, but may still be interacted with in Progressions and bestow benefits indirectly to those they favor. House Kade has many more members than are visible here, but these are the only active actors at Court or in some way relevant to Court life. Many other Princes and Princesses not mentioned are minors.

The Emperor

The Emperor is the titular and divine ruler of all of the Regalian Empire. The Imperial seat is currently decided on elective basis, though the Emperor has chosen to keep his choice a secret.

Name Description

Emperor Alexander the First Empdaddy.png

Emperor Alexander is a man of portly presence that has been Emperor for nine years now, with a single year interruption while Cedromar was Emperor. Emperor Alexander's reign is seen as one of competence yet opulence, intellectual ambition yet military decline, and enlightened centrism, yet a degradation of the power of the clergy. Emperor Alexander is generally looked upon favorably by the people, who believe he genuinely adores the people much like his predecessor Justinian II, but unlike Justinian II, Alexander has very little actual power and rules mostly as Emperor by consent than Decree, careful not to annoy or disgruntle the Nobility too much. Emperor Alexander enjoys the position of the sagely mediator, choosing never to lean to heavily into one ideology or the other, and remaining as a mentor of sorts with wise words of encouragements for those who break through to the inner courts. Emperor Alexander is completely above Court Faction politics, though the Court Factions whispering into his ears and showcasing him their favorites, does eventually get through to him, resulting in him granting favorable Court appointments to those favored by Factions.

The Princes and Princesses

The Princes and Princesses are those eligible to pass the Imperial Throne through their progeny, and are referred to as Your Imperial Highness. By Imperial Law, all Princes and Princesses are numbered, with 1st being the first in line to the succession, and further numbers being further removed from the throne. These numbers are merely for display nowadays however, as the Empire is now elective and thus the Emperor chooses a new heir to take the throne upon his death, as divined by the Everwatcher, who decided that it needed to choose its next Vessel instead of letting fate determine the heir. Women cannot become Empress of Regalia, however they can pass the right to inherit through to any male descendants they may have.

Name Description

1st Prince Reynaud Raynaudi.png

Prince Reynaud (oldest son of the Emperor) is a lithe and lanky Prince who is known as both the basket case example of how not to raise one's children, becoming immensely self indulging and taking everything for granted, and the Empire's best diplomat. Prince Reynaud has the uncanny ability to get into good graces at any foreign court, dazzling them with opulence and revelries, and putting the best qualities of Regalia on display. On the flipside, Reynaud is also known to actively plot against the designs of his father the Emperor, wishing instead that the Emperor would re-instate male-primogeniture so that he would once again become the uncontested heir to the Imperial Throne, and the next Emperor. Prince Reynaud is currently married to Princess Madileine, his cousin of the Ivrae family. Reynaud Kade is the mascot of the Reverie Court Faction and also enjoys a great deal of support from its members for his patronage of the Art.

2nd Prince Frederick Prince Frederick.png

Prince Frederick (second son of the Emperor) is a beastly Url, that even before his Urlification was a square-jawed Knight who might as well have been used as the poster boy of the good obedient Knight. Despite his pro-Knight and pro-Military leanings, Frederick has always been loyal to his older brother Reynaud, believing in his birth right, yet also believing that the civil government ought to be replaced with a Military Junta. Prince Frederick is one of few words and little judgement, exemplifying the perfect example of how to be a good Viridian Paladin of the Viridian Knight Order. Prince Frederick is currently unmarried, and has taken a Knightly vow of Celibacy. Frederick is the Mascot of the Landed Court Faction, believing in some of its principles, and being apathetically along for the ride on the others.

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Prince Raymond (third son of the Emperor) is a debonair Prince that doubles as the black sheep of the family due to his interesting views on progressive ideals and the future of the Empire. Raymond specifically combats the idea of noble corruption and autocratic idleness, believing the Empire's nobility have become lazy and self indulgent, forgetting the duties of the Feudal Contract. Raymond is often misunderstood to be a Jacobin, which he is not. He rather believes in using the threat of republicanism to call the Nobles back in line, and curb Noble privilege while putting checks in place to prevent them from slipping up. Raymond is currently unmarried, and has shown no interest in being married any time soon, though is also known to have (had) several partners. Raymond is the mascot of the progressive Vanguard Court Faction, and frequently works with them.

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Prince Thomas is the Emperor's oldest brother, and his Knight sworn protector. Prince Thomas is a large framed man who has made name and many medals to his reputation in the various wars, spanning from the Crystant War to the most recent conflicts of the Empire. Prince Thomas is a man of few words, but he is known to be plagued by his actions on the warfront, suffering from the so-called "Knight's Disease", a form of post traumatic stress that has caused him to seek refuge in alcohol and women. Prince Thomas's was once married to a member of the Lovegood Family, however she was assassinated by Slizzar revanchists. Since then, he has had numerous mistresses quite publicly, though currently has none.

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Prince Duncan is Prince Thomas's oldest son and a tall and broad man. Very little is known about Duncan besides the fact that he is not known to be intelligent, though has an extremely kind heart that gives compassion to even the undeserving. Prince Duncan also strongly favors House Howlester, and spends most of his time in Gallovia, the Howlester lands. Prince Duncan had no formal education and spent most of his adolescence drinking and partying. He is unmarried and has never had any relations to anyone's knowing.

8th Prince Valdis Valdisi.png

Prince Valdis is Prince Thomas's second son and a tall man. Very little is known about Valdis besides the fact that he takes after his father's worst qualities yet did nothing to deserve sympathy. He is known to have mistresses at the Imperial Court, though is more secretive about it. He is also rumored to be violent and cruel with his attendants. Prince Valdis is unmarried and currently has no known relations.

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Prince Dominic is the Emperor's second oldest brother, a somewhat hunched and unassuming man who chooses to be unseen in public engagements. Dominic was once trained to become a Viridian Knight, but the murder of his mother Liliane Ivrae-Kade at the hands of Slizzar revanchists pushed him into another direction. Rumors circulate that Dominic Kade has some relation to the Black Order, the secretive Regalian state police that aims to remain unseen and unknown. As such, most court attendants consider him a spy for Alexander, and one who is fanatically loyal to the Emperor at that. Prince Dominic is unmarried and has never had relations. Prince Domonic has lent his support to the Homeland Court Faction, becoming their mascot and symbolizing the pro-Emperor devotion of this Faction.

10th Prince Cedromar Cedromaaar.png

Prince Cedromar is the Emperor's third oldest brother, a broad shouldered manlet who is also known as the Dragon Prince, the Prince Marshal, or the Dragonblood. Prince Cedromar doubles as the Imperial Dragon, capable of becoming the Imperial Dragon and bestowing benefit to the Regalian Army in battle, though being known to be extremely fickle and unreliable in doing so. Prince Cedromar has a cult in Regalia that worships him, however he seems to be disinterested in having their worship and is largely pro-Unionist. Prince Cedromar is an open homosexual who has been married before, though his marriages have since been declared void due to a legal loophole. Cedromar is not known to currently have any relations. Cedromar is the mascot of the Military Court Faction largely involuntarily, though obligated out of a sense of ideology.

11th Prince Renly Renlyi.png

Prince Renly is Cedromar's oldest son and a brickhouse of a man, though due to Cedromar's nature as an open homosexual and Renly's near identical (if somewhat rougher) appearance to Duncan who is Thomas's oldest son, it is a generally known secret at court that Renly is actually Prince Thomas's son but was likely conceived out of wedlock and thus raised by Cedromar as a cover-up. Not much is known about Renly besides the fact that he became a Bloodcast Knight on the urging of his father, who despite being a Bloodcast, largely applies Viridian Code of Honor to his own outlook on life. Renly is unmarried and is not known to have had any relations.

16th Prince Xander Xander.png

Prince Xander is the Emperor's youngest brother who only barely just graduated from the Viridian Order's Prospect training, though is already shaping up to be the new poster-boy since Prince Frederick became an Url. Being a large framed young man, Xander spends most of his time going from tournament to tournament to try and raise his own fame and reputation in comparison to his older brothers like Thomas who is already considerably further ahead of him. Prince Xander remains yet untested in war, a point of annoyance to him, and is always jumping at the next opportunity to face enemies of the Empire in battle. Xander is unmarried and is not known to have had any relations. He has not quite taken a vow of Celibacy, but seems close to essentially living one.

1st Princess Noor Noori.png

Princess Noor is Thomas's oldest daughter, and thus the first Princess of the Empire. Noor is a somewhat anti-courtly Kade, who takes effort to break rules of conduct even in light of the Emperor's discipline. Her rebellious attitude has meant she lives largely cut off from Imperial finances, having her own smithing business in a small Anglian town and surviving of a small manor with a few guards and friendly house staff. Noor's athleticism is well known in the local area, being a frequent participant in archery competitions benefiting from her smithing physique. She rejects showing up personally to the Imperial Court, and has been seen very little in Regalia.

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Princess Juliana is Noor's younger sister and thus Thomas's second daughter. Juliana in opposition to her older sister Noor did very specifically take a Court presence and has faithfully supported the Emperor in absence of her siblings and father. Princess Juliana eventually joined the Villiers-Eclaire Knights, and acts as a strong Vigilant-Knight at the Imperial Court, being the only Knight permitted to guard the Imperial Palace alongside the Imperial Guard. She is one of the few Knights permitted into the inner courts of the Palace, taking her Knightly services directly to the Kade family and having exclusive access to the Emperor, who despite his senior years, seems to enjoy her presence. Princess Juliana is unmarried, but is a known lesbian who currently does not have any relations.

3rd Princess Amalia Amalilani.png

Princess Amalia is Cedromar's twin-sister and thus third Princess of the Empire. She is currently married to Marshal Claus von Treppewitz, Duke of Treppeweitz, and has several children with him. Her children do not bear the Kade name, however she does, a point that has always annoyed her. Princess Amalia is a good house wife in the New-Regalian style, however also takes a pro-active role in public life to encourage house wives to come out from behind their large gallery windows and curtains and speak out against the debauchery and debasing of the Ithanian court culture.

The Titular Princes and Princesses

The Titular Princes and Princesses are Imperial-Royal by relation to the Emperor, but do not actually have Imperial Blood, and thus have no claim to the Throne either. They are given the same title-address respects as all other Princes and Princesses of Imperial Blood (Your Highness), however are not seen as Princes and Princesses in the eyes of the Law or the Imperial Guard. They still wield considerable power in the Kade Family itself and should not be considered any less important than the Princes and Princesses of Imperial Blood.

Name Description

Titular Princess Aliandre Aliandrei.png

Aliandre Kade is an aging aunt of the Emperor, being the oldest sister of the Emperor's father Moriarty Kade. Aliandre Kade is a shadow tactician who has had a long military record acting as Marshal, though never actually issuing orders herself, rather using her husband Henry Viraine as a proxy to hand her orders down to the soldiers and circumvent the bar on female Marshals. Besides her military work, Aliandre has always been an austere economist, believing the Empire's finances have degraded and declined because of lack of reforms. Aliandre remains married to Henry Viraine, and has several children who invariably all became Imperial Guards. Aliandre Kade is often cited to be the "most important woman in the Empire save the absent Empress", due to her sheer political weight at Court and her venerable experience. Aliandre is the mascot and founder of the Hiltfront Court Faction.

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Leah Kade is the half-sister of Alexander, being younger than Dominic but older than Cedromar and Amalia. Leah was born to a Baroness from Yorrickston in Anglia, whom her father Moriarty Kade had an affair with. Her birth was recognized and her status as a Kade verified, allowing her a healthy pension. She eventually joined the Nordskag army where she was made Commander, eventually using that reputation and skill to jumpstart her military career in the Imperial Army in Regalia when it opened up to women. Leah is currently married to Imperial Guard Tristan and has one son. She also avoid the Imperial court and politics like the plague.

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Princess Shelia Manon is (according to conservatives) the Archdemoness at Court due to her pro-Magic leanings and progressive ideals. Shelia Manon is the younger aunt of the Emperor, being the younger sister of Aliandre Kade, and her polar opposite. While Aliandre stands for stability and austerity, Shelia Manon stands for radicalism and contrarianism. She is a known collector of Magical Artifacts and Court Mages, even running a kind of underground railroad to help Mages escape the Azure Order when it was still active and persecuting them. Shelia Manon is a short woman who was never married, but has two legalized bastards that are nontheless given title in House Kade. Shelia Manon is the darling mascot of the Advancement Faction, being herself a major patron to its works by connecting the Faction to her resources.

Titular Prince Justinian Justiniani.png

Prince Justinian is a brick of a man and the second younger brother of Moriarty Kade, thus an uncle of the Emperor and the leader of the Thousand Blades Monastery Knights of Anglia, an unofficial Knights-Order that takes in only retiring Kade warriors and loyalists, forming a unique group of religiously inclined Knights that put their life on the line for the Emperor. Justinian is known as the Kade family's most pious member, practically speaking in passages from the Creed to respond to all those who he deems to be unfaithful and unspiritual, or downright blasphemous. Justinian is also a rude and crude man, avoiding the Imperial Court to do his service and penance as a warrior monk. Justinian is unmarried and has taken a vow of Celibacy a long time ago when entering the Thousand Blades Monastery. Prince Justinian is the self-adopted mascot of the Holy Court Faction, being the spokesperson for the Imperial Inquisition.

Titular Prince William Friso Willliam Friso.png

Prince William Friso or Willem Friso depending on the spelling, is one of the many Kade Arch-Celates of Anglia, one who wields considerable support from the local population on account of his soft words and compassionate character. William Friso is not known to be as pious as Justinian, but as his brother and thus uncle of the Emperor (who is yet younger than the Emperor), wields considerable power among the clergy, even of other non-doctrine denominations. William Friso is known to have a kind and forgiving attitude to the Occult and Aberrant, supporting the Emperor in his pro-control ideology towards the Occult, and often acting as his stamp for religious consent. William Friso took a vow of Celibacy when he became a Celate, though has broken it several times with relations of which he currently has none. William Friso is generally above Court Politics, but does support Justinian and the Holy Court Faction.

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Prince Henry is the youngest child of Princess Shelia Manon, and thus a Nephew of the Emperor. Prince Henry is the only Old Gods or otherwise Pagan member of House Kade which is otherwise predominantly Unionist. He holds great personal favor towards the Velheim people, spending most of his time in Drixagh and immersing himself in Old Gods and Velheim lore. Prince Henry is known as an adventurer and debaucher alike, taking the fruits from life that he pleases, and getting caught up in tavern brawls with those who don't know his true identity. He often works with his older sister Princess Ariane. Prince Henry is unmarried and known to like both sexes, though has no current relations. As the darling of the Oldguard Court Faction and mascot, Henry is well beloved by Velheim Dukes and cultural independents alike as the poster-boy for anti-Imperial Culture sentiment.

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Princess Ariane is Henry's older sister and Shelia Manon's oldest child. Princess Ariane once tried to be a Warden Knight, studying in Solleria, though fluked out of her studies and ended up staying for the Sollerian culture. While her brother spends most of his time in Drixagh, Ariane spends most of her time in Solleria, surrounded by a large household of Altalar. Ariane is so popular among the Solvaan that several military regiments of Mist Guards were named in her honor, and have identified her as their commander, thus giving Ariane a considerable private military force. Ariane is unmarried and has had no known relations, and also fluently speaks all Nelfin dialects and languages.

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Prince Constantine is Titular Prince Maximillian's youngest son (oldest brother of Moriarty Kade) and thus a nephew of the Emperor. Constantine was born among siblings who all chased military fortunes, though he chose to become a diplomat instead, eventually gaining the reputation as the Emperor's silver tongue (if one were to consider Reynaud his golden tongue). Constantine was instrumental in Tuillerand's diplomatic game of chess in establishing the Crown Alliance of Regalia between the Allar, Asha, and Ailor, but has since also held important posts in Nordskag, Ellador, and Ithania as ambassador. Constantine is also an avid art collector, is unmarried, and has had no known relations.

Titular Prince Taldemarr Taldemarr.png

Prince Taldemarr is a relative unknown figure. Prince Taldemarr is an older brother of Constantine and a son of Maximillian Kade, thus being a nephew of the Emperor. At some point he was a Viridian Knight like his older brothers, and then he became an Url during an unfortunate expedition. Since, Taldemarr has shied away from House Kade, finding little in the ways of sympathy for his position even with Frederick recently having become an Url. While Frederick did so out of service to the Empire Taldemarr has always seen it as a curse, and lives distant from the Court in an Anglian forest.

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Prince Francis is Maximillian Kade's oldest son, thus being the oldest brother of both Taldemarr and Constantine. Francis is the zany inventor of House Kade, specializing particularly in the field of Magic-Technics (such as the Arken Vessel that he reverse engineered), but also Aquatech (such as the more recent invention of the submersible vehicle). Francis is immensely idiosyncratic, known to be rude and crude, downright an asshole even to his own family, and often attempting to avoid any social contact. Prince Francis is unmarried and everyone is sure that he absolutely hates the idea of even physically touching someone else, never having had any relations.

Non-Imperial Members

Non-Imperial Kades are neither Titular Princes and Princesses, or Imperial Blood. Non-Imperial Members are so far removed from the inheritance and main line of Imperial House Kade that they merely have a Noble Title, such as Your Lord and My Lady. Non-Imperial Kades are still considerably useful to have the favor of, but they are not as important as the Imperial Blood members or even the Titular ones.

Name Description

Imperial Guard Joshua Imperial Joshua.png

Imperial Guard Joshua is the second oldest son of Aliandre Kade. Joshua like his older brother Goderoy became an Imperial Guard, thus relinquishing his Titular Princehood.

Imperial Guard Tristan ImperialTristan.png

Imperial Guard Tristan is the married in husband of Titular Princess Leah Kade, and is the father of the Iron Duke of Vultaro, Ryker Lampero. As Imperial Guard, Tristan relinquished his Titular Princehood. Imperial Guard Tristan is a known Silven of the Pride Arken.

Lord Taurin Prince Taurin.png

Lord Taurin is a distant Kade family member who is a known explorer and navigator of the high seas, seeking out new lands and exploring far away continents in name of the Emperor.

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Lord Desmond is a distant Kade family member who is a legitimized bastard of a Kade woman and an Avanthar male. Lord Desmond frequently works with Princess Noor in her forge.

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Lord Hendrikus is a Kade painter and artist who spends most of his time in a tower somewhere in Anglia trying to make the perfect painting, but languishing as a tortured artist.