Holy Orenian Emperor

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Style: His Imperial Majesty
First Monarch: Exalted Godfrey
Current Monarch: Peter III
Formation: 21 Grand Harvest 1379

The Holy Orenian Emperor (High Imperial: Orenorum Imperator, literally: "Emperor of the Humans") is the ruler of the Holy Orenian Empire. The title has been faded in and out of existence, generally moving between that of a hereditary autocracy and that of an elected monarch, depending on the particular incarnation of the Empire it applies to. The noble house that has held the title has also changed back and forth considerably over the last two centuries. The first Holy Orenian Emperor and creator of the First Empire was Exalted Godfrey, also known as Godfrey I, of the House of Horen.

The title is held in conjunction with the rule of the Kingdom of Oren, the Kingdom of Renatus and the Kingdom of Salvus. Typically, the Holy Orenian Emperor is the most powerful man in the known world, possessing of a vast network of lands, armies, coin, and other resources, ruling over the most powerful of the world's states and its singular superpower. In practice however, a Holy Orenian Emperor is only as strong as his army and alliances made him. When an emperor was unable to serve due to incapacity, youth or absence, he would appoint a trusted regent to rule in his stead with a similar level of power and authority. If this regent was also a prince, he would be entitled with the position of Prince Regent.

The consort of the Holy Orenian Emperor is known as the Empress-consort.

The title has belonged to members of House Horen, Carrion, Chivay, Marna, Cascadia and Joannes.

Imperial authority and relics

((WIP))

Current emperor

The Holy Orenian Empire is currently ruled by Godfrey II upon his dissolution of both Renatus and the Imperial House of Horen. With his decree, the eighth Imperial was established.

Past emperors

Godfrey I

Horen I

William I

Sigismund I

Peter I

Robert I

House of Carrion (1467 - 1482)

After the Vibian Coup, Boris III of Ruska was elected amongst the nobility as Emperor; however, with his death to the plague his father became Emperor, dominating the majority of the time Carrion sat on the throne.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Boris I
Boris Tuvic var Tuvya Carrion
1467
boris.jpg 12th of Snow's Maiden, 1441
Abresi, Oren

Son of Tobias I, Holy Orenian Emperor and Mary of Carpathia
Unwed 6th of the Deep Cold, 1467
Petrus, Oren
(aged 26)
CarrionCOA.png Grandson of Exalted Sigismund
Tobias I
Tuvya Sigismund var Sigismund Carrion
1467 – 1480
tuvya.jpg 19th of the Sun's Smile, 1408
Kralta, Hanseti

Son of Exalted Sigismund and Lorin of Kaedrin
Mary of Carpathia
Kingston, Salvus
8 children
13th of the Grand Harvest, 1501
Karovia, Akovia
(aged 93)
CarrionCOA.png Father of Boris I, Holy Orenian Emperor
Alexander I
Alekander Tuvic var Tuvya Carrion
1480 – 1482
AlexanderI.jpg 4th of the Amber Cold, 1457
Vekaro, Ruska

Son of Tobias I, Holy Orenian Emperor and Mary of Carpathia
(1)Lynn of Vanderfell
Vanderfell, Hanseti
no children

(2)Arabella of Aesterwald
Petrus, Oren
2 children
11th of the Sun's Smile, 1490
Nova Horas, Aeldinic Empire
(aged 33)
CarrionCOA.png Son of Tobias I, Holy Orenian Emperor

House of Horen (1526 - 1595; 1613 - 1619)

The House of Horen reclaimed the Imperial Throne during the Horen Restoration, which saw King Guy of Oren assassinated and the throne of Oren elevated once more to the Imperial rank.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
John I
John Frederick
1526 – 1547
john I.jpg 10th of Snow’s Maiden, 1498
Agathor, Aeldinic Empire

Son of Charles Henry, Prince of Alstion and Clara de Sola
Adelheid of Istria
Dour Watch, Istria
7 children
12th of Grand Harvest, 1547
Vandoria, Oren
(aged 49)
oldhoren-oren.png Great-grandson of Horen I, Holy Orenian Emperor through his second son John Henry, Duke of Marna
John II
John Sigismund
1547 – 1568
maximilina.jpg 1st of Malin's Welcome, 1521
Dour Watch, Istria

Son of John I, Holy Orenian Emperor and Adelheid of Istria
(1)Amelie of Courland
Riga, Courland
no children

(2)Ari of Leone
Anpalais, Felsen
6 children
25th of Malin's Welcome, 1595
Johannesburg, Oren
(aged 74)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of John I, Holy Orenian Emperor
John III
John Owyn
1568 – 1585
JOHNIII.jpg 2nd of the Sun's Smile, 1549
Anpalais, Felsen

Son of John II, Holy Orenian Emperor and Ari of Leone
Julia of Furnestock
Anpalais, Felsen
4 children
18th of the Sun's Smile, 1585
Johannesburg, Oren
(aged 36)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of John II, Holy Orenian Emperor
John IV
John Augustus
1585
JohnIV.jpg 14th of the Deep Cold, 1568
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor and Julia of Furnestock
Unwed 16th of the Deep Cold, 1585
Johannesburg, Oren
(aged 17)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
Robert II
Robert Henry
1585
RobertII.jpg 11th of Sun's Smile, 1570
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor and Julia of Furnestock
Unwed 17th of the Sun's Smile, 1622
The Ruined Citadel of Bastion, Westerlands
(aged 52)
oldhoren-oren.png Brother of John IV, Holy Orenian Emperor and secondborn son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
Philip I
Philip Frederick
1585 – 1595
philipf.jpg 26th of the Amber Cold, 1571
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor and Julia of Furnestock
Adeline of Savoy
Palace of Saint Adrian, Johannesburg
4 children
25th of Malin's Welcome, 1595
Johannesburg, Oren
(aged 24)
oldhoren-oren.png Brother of Robert II, Holy Orenian Emperor and thirdborn son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
John V
John Godwin
1613 – 1619
johnv.jpg 3rd of the Sun's Smile, 1590
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor and Adeline of Savoy
Claude of Lotharingia
Mardon
1 child
8th of the Grand Harvest, 1619
Trier, Evreux
(aged 29)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor

First Protectorate (1619)

Robert of Marna, the second and last surviving son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor, seized the title of Lord Protector of Oren and established a stable government in the wake of John V's death. The Lord Protector was overthrown by the scheming of the King of Hanseti-Ruska, Stephen I and other powerful vassals. His other nephew, Peter II, ascended to the throne upon his resignation, continuing the Sixth Empire as it had begun.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Robert of Marna
Robert Henry
1619
RobertII.jpg 11 Sun's Smile 1570 , Johannesburg, Oren

Son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor and Julia of Furnestock
Unwed 17th of the Sun's Smile, 1622
Bastion
(aged: 52)
imperialorenia.png ---

House of Horen (1619 - 1638)

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Peter II
Peter Sigismund
1619-1636
peterii.jpg 21st of the Deep Cold, 1591
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor and Adeline of Savoy
Elizabeth of Alba
Saint Owyn's Palace, Adelburg, Oren
7 children
13th of Malin's Welcome, 1651
Aeldin
(aged: 60)
oldhoren-oren.png Brother of John V, Holy Orenian Emperor and second-born son of Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor
John VI
John Maximillian
1636-1638
JohnVI.png 17th of Malin's Welcome, 1625
Saint Owyn's Palace, Adelburg, Oren

Son of Peter II, Holy Orenian Emperor and Elizabeth of Alba
Unwed 14th of Snow's Maiden, 1638
(aged 12)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of Peter II, Holy Orenian Emperor

House of Marna (1715 - 1718)

The House of Horen-Marna proclaimed their right and ascension Imperial throne after Antonius I, Emperor of Man's much-contested dissolution of the Empire of Man in the prelude to the The War of the Two Emperors'. They would, however, lose the civil war after the siege of Helena, failing to achieve recognition for their claim.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Joseph I
Joseph Leopold
1715 – 1718
JosephI.jpg 12th of Malin's Welcome, 1668
Shafei, Khalestine

Son of John Horen-Marna and Maragrita Ashford de Falstaff
Annunziata of Marna
Marna, Oren
5 children
Missing, presumed deceased
c. 1728
(aged 60)
marna2.png Nephew of Frederick II

House of Cascadia (1720 - 1725)

The House of Cascadia was a branch of the dissolved House of Horen, led by Godfrey II of Cascadia. The reign of Godfrey II began upon the triumphant end of the War of the Two Emperors, where he was declared the true Holy Orenian Emperor soon after his victory. Under his rule, the eighth imperium was established. After his reign his younger brother John VII ascended the imperial throne but only ruled for a year before declaring the empire a democracy and abdicating the throne.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Godfrey II
Remus Godfrey
1720 – 1724
godfreyIII.jpg 11th of Sigismund's end, 1709
Helena, Empire of Man

Son of Romulus I, Duke of Cascadia and Anabel of Curonia
Adeline of Alstion
Aeldin
Unknown, 1735
Aeldin
(aged 27)
HouseOfCascadia.png Great-grandson of Aurelius I
John VII
John Achilles
1724 – 1725
achilius.png 13th of Owyn's Flame, 1714
Helena, Empire of Man

Son of Romulus I, Duke of Cascadia and Anabel of Curonia
Unwed Alive HouseOfCascadia.png Brother of Godfrey II

House of Joannes (1725 - 1731)

Selected as compromise candidates for the throne by High Pontiff, Daniel VI, the House of Joannes were ostensibly an off-shoot of the House of Alstion. However, after the death of their only monarch, the family would be alleged to be bastards of Cesarina Louise and Laertes de Falstaff. However, the opposing argument contends that these claims by Laertes de Falstaff were likely encouraged by the new Lord Protector, Adrian de Sarkozy, as a way of asserting his nascent government's legitimacy.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Alexander II
Alexander Stephen
1725 – 1731
AlexanderIITest?.jpg 8th of The First Seed, 1711, Helena, Oren

Son of Alexander, Duke of Furnestock and Cesarina of Marna
Lucille of Leuven
(betrothed)
3rd of Sun's Smile, 1731
Helena, Oren
(aged 20)
Yoppl6.png Elected with support from Daniel VI

Second Protectorate (1731 - 1737)

Adrian de Sarkozy was granted the title "Lord Protector of Oren" following the death of the previous Emperor, Alexander II. After six years, the Lord Protector fell ill, leading to his untimely death. However, before he passed, he decreed in his will that his rightful successor and next Emperor was Peter III.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Adrian de Sarkozy
Adrian Leopold var Josip Sarkozic
1731 – 1737
!Adrian.png 10th of the First Seed, 1693, Belvitz, Adria, Man

Son of Joseph, Duke of Adria and Victoria of Adria
Maria of Haense
Reza, Haense
4 children
12 The Amber Cold 1737
Helena, Oren
(aged 44)
sarkozic.png ---

House of Helane (1737 - Present)

Emperor Peter III Sigismundic was declared the rightful Holy Orenian Emperor in the Instrument of Coronation, proclaimed by the then-ruler of Oren, Lord Protector Adrian de Sarkozy.

Name
Reign
Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Peter III
Peter Anthony Helane
1737 – present
1704, Carolustadt, Oren

Son of Emperor Antonius I and Karenina of Alban
Lorena of Augustin
Ves, Kaedrin
1 child
Alive Empire of Alty.png Firstborn son of Emperor Antonius I