Adrian de Sarkozy

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Adrian de Sarkozy
Imperial Portrait of the Lord Protector, by Diane Tiber.
Lord Protector of the Holy Orenian Empire
Tenure: 1731-1737
Oath of office: 10 Deep Cold 1731
Renzfeld, Helena, Oren
Predecessor: Robert of Marna (As Lord Protector)
Alexander II (As Holy Orenian Emperor)
Sucessor: Peter III (As Holy Orenian Emperor)
John de Balain
Peter of Helena
Duke of Adria
Reign: 1725-1737
Coronation: 10 First Seed, 1725
Renzfeld, Helena, Oren
Predecessor: Andrew III of Haense
Sucessor: Joseph of Adria
Born: 10 First Seed 1693
Ves, Adria, Renatian Empire
Death: 12 The Amber Cold 1737
Helena, Oren (aged: 44)
Spouse: Maria of Haense
(m. 1729)
Issue: Joseph Francis
Anna Carolina
House: Sarkozy
Father: Duke Josip of Adria
Mother: Victoria Valic

Adrian de Sarkozy (10th of the First Seed, 1702 – 12th The Amber Cold, 1737), was an Imperial military and political leader. He served as Lord Protector of the Holy Orenian Empire from the demise of Emperor Alexander II in the year 1731, acting simultaneously as head of state and government in a time of unrest and interregnum, until the coronation of Emperor Peter III Sigismund in 1737.

Early Life

Born under the name of Adrian Leopold var Josip Sarkozic in the city of Ves, as the son of Joseph of Adria and his wife, Victoria Valic, Sarkozy's childhood was punctuated mostly by the long absences of his father, leaving him to be raised primarily under the tutelage of his great uncle Edgar. With the breakout of the War of the Two Emperors, he entered into the retinue of Joseph of Marna along with the majority of the able-bodied Adrian nobility resident in Ves. At the age of 13 when the war commenced, he was one of the youngest volunteers, being placed under the direct authority of Conrad of Leuven. When the Josephite army was repelled at Helena, Leuven would become the main battleground of the civil war. Showing great promise at such a tender age, on the day he turned 16 the Count of Leuven gave him full military command of the garrison there, with which he engaged the Pertinaxi loyalists in several pitched battles.

After months of fighting, he would later be captured and brought to the Emperor of Renatus himself. The emperor demanded his allegiance, bidding that he forswear all loyalty to the Josephites, which he refused, being promptly imprisoned into a dungeon for ransom. Languishing for a few months in the Renatian dungeons, Sarkozy's ransom was later paid by a Curonian merchant sympathetic to the Josephite cause. Shortly after his release and arrival in the Curonian capital city of Avalain, Curon switched its allegiance to the Pertinaxi side of the civil war, sending the young Sarkozy into hiding to regroup with what loyal retainers he had left. Sarkozy's actions throughout the remainder of the war are unknown, however, upon the conclusion of the conflict, he returned to Ves and resided in relative obscurity. At some point subsequent to this in the year 1724, he was summoned to Helena for an audience with the new emperor, John VII, who offered to entitle him Baron of Renzfeld in exchange for his loyalty. Sarkozy obliged and swore himself to the service of the newly-minted Holy Orenian Empire.


As a claimant to the throne


The settlement of Temesch


As Duke of Adria




Titles, styles, honours and arms

  • 8 Malin's Welcome 1722 - 9 Grand Harvest 1725: His Lordship The Baron of Renzfeld
  • 9 Grand Harvest 1725 - 12 Amber Cold 1737: His Grace The Duke of Adria
  • 10 Deep Cold 1531 - 12 Amber Cold 1737: His Imperial Excellency The Lord Protector

Full title as Lord Protector of the Holy Orenian Empire

HIS IMPERIAL EXCELLENCY, Adrian var Josip of the House of Sarkozic, Lord Protector of the Holy Orenian Empire, Governor-General of Helena, Duke of Adria, the Crownlands, Lorraine, and Roden, Baron of Renzfeld, Protector of the Heartlanders, Highlanders, and Farfolk, etcetera.


Name Birth Death Marriage
Joseph Clement de Sarkozy 13th of the First Seed, 1730 Alive Anne Augusta, Princess Imperial Firstborn child of Adrian and Maria. Sucessor of Adrian, Duke of Helena & Adria.
George Casimir de Sarkozy 19th of the First Seed, 1735 Alive Henrietta, Princess of Alstion Secondborn child of Adrian and Maria. Count of Pompourelia
Philippa Valeria de Sarkozy 7th of the Grand Harvest, 1736 1740 Unwed Thirdborn child of Adrian and Maria. Died of Consumption
Anna Carolina de Sarkozy 12th of the Deep Cold, 1737 Alive Unwed Fourthborn child of Adrian and Maria