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House of Alstion
HouseOfAlstion.png
Alstion coat of arms
Country: HouseOfCascadia.png Oren
Previous Name: House of Horen
Title(s):
Prince of Alstion
Duke of Alba
Duke of Furnestock
Duke of Corazon
Duke of Balemena
Count Palatine of Jrent
Count of Enswerp
Count of Thesmer
Founder: John I, Holy Orenian Emperor
Current Head: Charles Edward, Prince of Alstion
Ethnicity: Heartlander
Cadet Branches:
marna2.png House of Marna
Pruvia.pngHouse of Pruvia
housedanpalais.png House d’Anpalais

The House of Alstion (Common: Alstion; High Imperial: Johannes) is a Human house formed upon the dissolution of the House of Horen.

History

As House of Horen

While the House of Horen was founded by Horen himself and can be traced back to the first realms of Man, the House of Alstion is traced back only to the oft-quoted founder of the Fifth Empire, John I. Born in exile in Pronce, Aeldin, and living within the court of the Chivay governor there for much of his younger years, his sailing to Oren would change the course of Human history for generations, leading to a span of over a hundred years of Johannian dominance.

The Horen Restoration of 1526, orchestrated by Charles Henry, known as the Polycarp, would see the assassination of King Guy of Oren and coronation of John I as Holy Orenian Emperor. His reign was marked by a series of scandals, wars, and plots against the Imperial Crown, though doubling the size of the Empire in his time. His untimely death would be noted by many as a chief reason for The Anarchy, a time of massive instability within the Empire. His succession laws, however, and the titleage afforded his line, continue to be used by his descendants to modernity.

John II would not fare so well. Under him, the nobility grew in power, and his incendiary nature, which garnered him the moniker 'the Quarreler' among opponents, would eventually be his undoing. His eccentricities and oft strange behaviors discomforted his vassals, and on the 16th of Sigismund's End, 1568, after eight long years of incapability and a regency headed by his son, which saw such events as the Riga War, he abdicated and retired to the countryside.

John III's reign is remembered for his closing of John I's many attempted conquests. His victories in the Riga War, the Axis War, and his subjugation of the War Uzg solidified the Empire's place on the global stage as the preeminent power, but whilst he was lauded as a war hero within the Empire, foreign states and recently subjugated vassals had deep-seated hatred of both him and his nation.

With John III's assassination and the beginning of the Year of Four Emperors, this hatred surfaced - his first son was slain by King Andrew II just two months after his coronation. His second son, Robert II, abdicated to John III's thirdborn, Philip Frederick. Just fourteen on the day of his coronation and eighteen in the first battles of the Coalition War, his loss at the Siege of Johannesburg, and his infamous thanhium-bomb explosion that destroyed the city and landscape for leagues in any direction, would mark the end of the Fifth Empire.

The Sixth Empire founded just under twenty years later would only see glimpses of the zenith reached by the Fifth Empire - John V's rule was marred by internal turmoil, external losses, and a succession nearly usurped by a returned Robert II (called in his later years Robert of Marna and styling himself Lord Protector). Peter's rule was little better; while he defeated the House of Romstun, he lost the War of the Beards in the tenth year of his reign, leading to his abdication. His son, John VI, would be assassinated in his throne room by forces of Canonius Horen, ending the Sixth Empire and with it, Johannian rule. In the coming years, the vast majority of Johannians would either be executed or die mysteriously, leaving only the line of Charles Elliot alive.

Charles Elliot as last of the Johannians worked with the line of Pertinax, securing his and his family's survival into modernity. His statesmanship and close relations with the various Emperors of Man would gain for his family the ear of the Throne, and his work in orchestrating the rise of the new empire solidified their place in the new nobility. He is the last patriarch of the Johannian lines not to be included in the Dissolution of Horen in 1721.

Upon his retirement to Aeldin, he named his only daughter, Amelia Philippa, the matriarch of the Johannians. Her leadership saw a thriving family beginning to trend upwards within the Empire. She was the first matriarch of the Johannians. She would be included in the Dissolution of Horen in 1721.

As House of Alstion

Six Johannians were born Horen and changed their surnames to Alstion in the Dissolution of Horen, all relatively well-known in the Empire. J]]ohn Alexander, Prince of Alstion]], patriarch of the newly formed descendant house, was the father of the Empress. Of Charles' sons, Alexander Frederick had been a diplomat and advisor to the crown before his travels to Aeldin and abdication to John Alexander. Thomas Elliot, called the Lonely by his relatives, was one of the most famed duelists of the Empire. His thirdborn, Jamie Oliver, was known for his culinary expertise. Finally, his youngest, the legitimized bastard William, was by the age of fifteen famed for being a preeminent statesman of the realm and among its greatest architects and is thought to have penned or helped in the writing of over half the documents of the Empire.

John Alexander's brokering of the peace in the War of the Two Emperors would help to prevent an even more protracted war, and his rocky marriage to Vivienne d'Amaury would little affect his ability to create heirs; his firstborn, Adeline of Alstion, would become Empress, and his child, Charles Edward, elevated to a Sovereign Prince.

Historical Coats of Arms

As House of Horen

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Whilst ruling the Holy Orenian Empire and in the years between the dissolution of the Sixth Empire and the dissolution of the House of Horen, the Johannians took up the sigil of the three-headed dragon, holding in each arm clockwise a scepter, a globus cruciger, an olive branch, and a blade.

As House of Alstion

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Whilst the House of Alstion, the Johannians took up the sigil of the Aeldinic dragon, gold upon a party per pale field of purpure and white, within its mouth a red Marnan serpent.

Notable Members

John I, Holy Orenian Emperor
John II, Holy Orenian Emperor
High Pontiff Daniel III
John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor
John V, Holy Orenian Emperor
Peter II, Holy Orenian Emperor
Prince Charles of Alstion
John Alexander, Prince of Alstion
William, Lord of Jrent
Adeline of Alstion

Patriarchs of Alstion

Name Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Title(s)
In the Fifth Empire
John I
Johannes Fridericus Orenii
john I.jpg 10 Horen's Calling 1498
Pronce, Agathor

First son of Charles Henry Horen
Adelheid de Sola
John Sigismund
Alexander Louis
Philippa Maria
Charles Francis
12 Tobias' Bounty, 1547
Eroch River, Vandoria
aged 49
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
John II
Johannes Sigismundus Orenii
maximilina.jpg 1 Owyn's Flame, 1521
Dour Watch, Istria

First son of John I and Adelheid of Istria
Amelie Staunton

Arielle Horen-Rothesay
John Owyn
Alexander Sigismund
Madeleine Francesca
Eleanor Theresa
Joseph Frederick
Alexandra Maria
25 Owyn's Flame, 1595
Johannesburg, Oren
aged 74
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
John III
Johannes Ovenius Orenii
JOHNIII.jpg 2 Sun's Smile, 1549
Anpalais, Felsen

First son of John II and Arielle of Leone
Julia Adelheid Horen
John Augustus
Robert Henry
Philip Frederick
Charlotte Sophia Marie
18 Sun's Smile, 1585
Johannesburg, Oren
aged 36
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
John IV
Johannes Augustus Orenii
JohnIV2.jpg 14 Sigismund's End, 1568
Johannesburg, Oren

First son of John III and Julia of Furnestock
16 Sigismund's End, 1585
Johannesburg, Oren
aged 17
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
Robert II
Robertus Henricus Orenii
RobertII.jpg 11 Sun's Smile, 1570
Johannesburg, Oren

Second son of John III and Julia of Furnestock
Unknown, 1622
Alban, Haense
aged 52
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
Philip I
Philippus Fridericus Orenii
philipf.jpg 26 Harren's Folly, 1571
Johannesburg, Oren

Third son of John III and Julia of Furnestock
Adelina Augusta de Savoie
John Frederick
Augusta Maria
Peter Sigismund
Philip Charles
25 Owyn's Flame, 1595
Johannesburg, Oren
aged 24
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
In the Sixth Empire
John V
Johannes Fridericus Orenii
johnv.jpg 3 Sun's Smile, 1590
Johannesburg, Oren

First son of Philip I and Adeline of Savoy
Claude d'Amaury
John Peter
8 Tobias' Bounty, 1619
Trier, Evreux
aged 29
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
King of Seventis
King of Vandoria
King of Aesterwald
King of Telemar
Peter II
Petrus Sigismundus Orenii
peterii.jpg 21 Sigismund's End, 1591
Johannesburg, Oren

First son of Philip I and Adeline of Savoy
Elisabeth Christine de Morvelyn
John Maximillian
John Renault
Elizabeth Adelina
Margaret Louisa
Charles Elliot
Unknown, 1651
aged 60
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
King of Seventis
King of Vandoria
King of Aesterwald
King of Telemar
John VI
Johannes Maximilianus Orenii
JohnVI.png 17th of Owyn's Flame, 1625
Adelburg, Oren

First son of Peter II and Elisabeth of Alba
14th of Horen's Calling, 1638
Adelburg, Oren
aged 13
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
King of Seventis
King of Vandoria
King of Aesterwald
King of Telemar
Post-Sixth Empire
Charles Elliot
Carolus Ellios Orenii
charles-elliot.jpg 22 Godfrey's Triumph, 1633
Adelburg, Oren

Third son of Peter II and Elizabeth of Alba
Aloisia-Seia Horen
Alexander Frederick
Amelia Philippa
Thomas Elliot
Jamie Oliver

Livia Vladov
William

Yanalia Kavietsby
Anne
13 Harren's Folly, 1721
Pronce, Aeldin
aged 88
imperialorenia.png Prince of Alstion
Duke of Alba
As House of Alstion
Amelia Philippa
Aemiliana Philippe Johannes
Amelia uh.jpg 2 Sun's Smile, 1674
Nova Horos, Aeldin

First daughter of Charles Elliot and Aloisia-Seia Horen
Cassius Horen
Hadrian Leviticus

Kaiser Horen
Owyn Alexander
Eleanor Helena
Alive HouseOfAlstion.png Princess of Alstion
Duchess of Alba
John Alexander
Johannes Alexander Johannes
john alexander.jpg 13 Horen's Calling, 1688
Carolustadt, Empire of Man

First son of Alexander Frederick and Analiese Barbanov
Vivienne d'Amaury
Adeline Margaret
Henry Stephen
Charles Edward
Julia Adelaide
Alive HouseOfAlstion.png Prince of Alstion
Duke of Alba
Duke of Balemena
Charles Edward
Carolus Eduardus Johannes
72ee6c4cfb8895cecf5ba53f9ed5eec6.jpg 13 Horen's Calling, 1705
Walden, Alba, Aeldin

First son of John Alexander and Vivienne d'Amaury
Magdalena Helane
Henrietta Karenina
Alive HouseOfAlstion.png Prince of Alstion
Duke of Corazon
Duke of Balemena
Duke of Alba