Edvard II, King of Norland
King Edvard Edvardsson Ruric, also known as Edvard "The Weak" (14th of the Ambers Cold, 1694 - Present) numbered Edvard II, is the fourteenth King of Norland, having acquired power by being elected by the Norlandic folk after the death of Alvar II. Directly after being proclaimed the new ruler of Norland, Edvard fought off a large raid of Reivers, quickly cutting them down and executing his traitorous kinsmen.
Edvard was born and raised in Nordengrad during the reign of Thoromir II Ruric as Earl of Nordengrad, he was trained in the art of all sorts of combat, most namely sword and horseback, as was traditional for any young Ruric to master. Edvard was greatly respected by his people, even at his young age, people knew Edvard would eventually rise to become King. Edvard flocked to Dunharrow when his cousin Alvar Ruric built up a new place for the Norlandic folk to reside, where he would reign as the Earl of Nordengrad, Edvard rather than serving directly under Nordengrad, sought out to acquire the position of Arch-Chancellor within the Empire of Man, and later the Empire of Renatus. Under the reign of Alvar Norland flourished. Although due to an unsuspected Reiver raid in Dunharrow, Alvar would be slain whilst fighting alongside his men. Norland was in shambles as Edvard attempted to mend the relations between the seemingly uprising folk. After the first Kingsmoot electing Alvar II, there were major brawls in the streets as one side wanted Vangel to win, while the other respected their king and wanted him to remain on the throne. Although due to sickly health, Alvar II died of consumption. Leaving the direct rulership of Norland in question, it automatically went to a Kingsmoot, where Lyonel, Edvard, and Vangel would stand. The vote went in favor of Edvard having acquired five chieftains votes. Angered having not acquired the throne on his second attempt, Vangel sent a message to his reiver allies to raid the city, resulting in a major battle within the grand hall, resulting in the death of Vangel and a majority of the Reivers, this would be seen as solidification of Edvards right to rule, planning for his coronation to be held within the upcoming months. Marking the beginning of Edvard II reign.
War of the Two Emperors
- Main Article: War of the Two Emperors
Having been thrown into a war right upon claiming Kingship, Edvard sided, like his cousin, alongside the Renatians in the war. Edvard would quickly issue for a numerous amount of military reforms, ensuring his military was up to par with the past Kings armies, having lost a large majority of men with the death of Vangel Ruric and Alvar Ruric. However, under Edvard the Norlandic military recoup'd and marched alongside the Renatians in their campagin for Reza, coming out a decisive victor in the Battle of Silversea, the victory would be short lived with the death of Edvard's brother Aeyn, striking a hole deep down in Edvard's heart, and now having to reform the entire Red Faith, and worry about interior and exterior threats. Having been overwhelmed with grief, not attending any courts for the longest while, many began to up and leave Norland, seeking a better place to reside in, causing for Dunharrow to become empty and overall inactive. Edvard continued to assist the Renatians in their war, only being able to rally a mere few hundred people. Just on the eve of the end of the war, Edvard formally disbanded the name Ruric and the Kingdom of Norland, claiming it shall not take place again. He then created a cadet branch, and constructed a farming village in the Pine Forest, calling it Pinemarch.
Appearance and Personality
Edvard Ruric is seen as a proud and ambitious man, spending a majority of his life making plans for the kingdom. Standing at 6'5, his weight his less then normal for his height. His face would be in a diamond shape, carrying the traditional traits of any Ruric, bearing black hair and blue eyes. Edvard is reknowned for dazing off during moot sessions, typically seen spending a majority of his time around other males rather than females, sparking questions within Norlandic society of his sexual interests.
He is prone to hunting, swordmanship, and horseback. Edvard can be seen in the Dunharrow training yard, spending numerous hours of the day training.
Titles, Styles and Honors
Titles and Styles
- 1712 - 1717: His Lordship The Chancellor of Nordengrad
- 1717 - Present: His Majesty The King of Norland
Full title as King of Norland
His Majesty, Edvard II of House Ruric, King of Norland, High Chieftain of the Rurikid, Duke of Redmark, Earl of Nordengrad, Burgrave of Dunharrow, Chieftain of the Edvardssons, Blood of Herald, Bulwark of the Hearth on Earth