House of Suffolk
The House of Suffolk (Common: Suffolk; High Imperial: Suffolk) is the ruling family of the sovereign and independent state of the Archduchy of Suffonia . Although the family roots of Suffolk can be traced back to Vailor, the family was first ennobled in Atlas under the Kingdom of Renatus-Marna in 1661 and became independent in Arcas in the year 1718.
During the times of Vailor, war caused many heartlanders to lose their families, Athelstan Suffolk from Lorraine was one of them. Athelstan, sick of the endless wars of Vailor, eager to help his fellow heartlanders, gathered a band of these refugees under his leadership and formed a nomadic tribe, seeking peaceful lands. Peace was not to be found for the followers of Athelstan and he sailed off the continent with his most loyal followers, determined to find peace, these loyal followers were to become the first Suffonians. Athelstan who has sailed to fog lands had Savoyard culture in his heart, believing it to be the culture of nobility, but his years in foreign lands greatly shifted his cultural understanding and norms. Generations later, Edward Suffolk (later to be known as Edward I), the master of the Suffonian people at the time once again returned to the old roots of his ancestors and sailed to Atlas with his followers.
When Suffonians first arrived at Atlas in year 1658, Edward Suffolk ordered them to establish temporary refugee camps until he could find permanent land. This led Edward Suffolk to meet Darius DeNurem, then the Prince of Hanseti as styled by the King Aurelius of Renatus-Marna. Edward served the House of DeNurem as a chief official and as a reward he was declared as the Baron of Alnwick in 1661. Edward used all his gathered wealth and constructed Pembroke Castle and organised his Suffonians an armed force to serve House DeNurem. On the 21st of Grand Harvest, 1663, Edward’s position was recognized by the Crown of Renatus-Marna and he was officially ennobled by the King as the Baron of Alnwick. With his official recognition and ever-expanding number of people joining under his banners, Edward Suffolk decided to expand his castle, Pembroke as a City and started the construction of Pembroke City. Edward soon conquered all nearby keeps and built Lodmund Castle outside the city for his Turkin vassals.
But growth of Pembroke City would abruptly stop in 1668, when Edward Suffolk had a seizure and collapsed in his chambers while writing letters. Unable to find a cure, Henry Osmanoglu would tour the realm with comatose Edward with the hope of finding a cure. Baroness Loreli was appointed as regent in the absence of Edward, but her heart gave up soon after and she was buried at Suffolk Catacombs in 1668. Privy Council convened and with the advice from letters sent by Henry Osmanoglu, Mister Kagura Balisari, Captain of the Crimson Guard, was appointed as Regent of Pembroke. Even if Kagura was a hard worker, absence of noble administrators took its toll on Pembroke and with each passing year less and less tax could be gathered. The Barony went bankrupt and most civil servants and citizens left the City for new jobs. After twelve dark years news of Edward and Henry’s return in 1680 was a welcome news, but soon the joy of Suffonians turned in to ash seeing that Edward was still comatose. While abdication of the comatose Lord and summoning and declaring his eldest son and heir Richard as the new Lord was being discussed, good news came from the capital: House of Suffolk’s title of Count which was never officially approved by the crown since it was bestowed upon them by Prince Darius DeNurem was now officially recognized with the Imperial letters dated 22nd of Horens Calling, 1680. And a miracle followed this, upon hearing the news, Edward opened his eyes and said to Henry Lodmund, who never would leave his Lord’s side, “Dress me Henry, for we have much work to do.”
As soon as Edward healed, he was approached by the Leader of the Order of Ursus, Wilhelm Devereux and they formed a friendship, officialised under the Treaty of Pembrokeshire and Order of Ursus dated 22nd first seed 1680. Allowing the homeless Devereux to settle in his lands, Edward formed an unbreakable alliance with Ursus. When Order of Ursus was reorganized under the Duchy of Curon, the two parties retained their alliance and the House of Suffolk fought with Curon, first in the Third Atlas Coalition War (1690-1692) and Gentlemen’s War in 1702. On the 9th of the Grand Harvest 1703, the Vassalage Agreement of Suffolk and Devereux was executed and with this agreement, and with the approval of the Emperor of Man, County of Pembrokeshire became a vassal of the Duchy of Curon.
Becoming a Duchy: In the year 1705, the House of Suffolk moved to Arcas under the leadership of Edward I. They first settled in the city of Avalain and then later settled to the plains north of Haense and established a camp for their people. After a while they started building their new settlement, The Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska lobbied for the relocation of the House of Suffolk, the later refused to relocate until proper accommodation could be found but the construction of the Suffolk settlement halted thereafter. In year 1710, for his contributions to the Gentlemen’s War, Edward I was made the Duke of Warwick by the King Wilhelm I of Curonia (letters would be issued 4 years later). Edward I named his settlement Warwick Camp mocking his status and by year 1710 Warwick Camp had a population of 3000. In year 1711, Emperor of Man Antonius I of the House of Horen, King Marius II of Hanseti and Ruska, Jarrack I of House Devereux the King of Curonia and Duke Edward I executed the Ironaxe Initiative (mistakenly dated 1706 on the original document) bestowing the Kingdom of Curonia the spruce forest named Suffolk Woods and the Kingdom of Curonia granted their rights over the Suffolk Woods to the House of Suffolk in their 1712 letters (mistakenly dated 1714 on the original document). Thus Duke Edward I relocated his camp to Suffolk Woods and commissioned the building of Warwick Castle in year 1715, which was completed in (tba).
War of the Two Emperors and Independence: In year 1714, King Jarrack of Curonia was dethroned by his brother Ecbert Devereux and Jarrack’s son Alfred II Edgar was crowned as king and Ecbert was appointed regent. Edward I decided to remain loyal to Jarrack Devereux and cut his ties with the new administration, believing that since Jarrack was alive and never abdicated, he was the true king and Ecbert was a traitor. Following the coup, Regent Ecbert sided with Joseph I, Holy Orenian Emperor and Kingdom of Haenseti-Ruska against the newly throned Godfrey III of the House of Horen, Emperor of the Imperium Renatum in the War of the Two Emperors. Edward I saw this also as treason and sent merely 100 soldiers to support Curonia in war, as was his feudal duty. Following the defeat of Joseph I in the Siege of Helena, Arthos Devereux forced Curonia to support Renatus instead of Marna. Now despising the council of Curonia but eager to serve the House of Devereux, Duke Edward I proposed to become an independent ally of Curonia, only tasked with supporting the wars of Curonia. In 2nd of Malin’s Welcome 1718 House of Devereux and House of Suffolk executed "Pact of Crimson and Green", recognizing House of Suffolk as a royal house and their estates as the sovereign Archduchy of Suffonia. Edward I also executed an alliance named "Of Dragons and Eagles" on the 8th of Harren's Folly, 1718 with Imperium Renatum, resulting with House of Suffolk joining the war against Joseph I and in return being recognized as a sovereign royal house.
Edward I Suffolk
|-||-|| 20th of the Amber Cold, 1640
Son of Thomas Suffolk and Elizabeth Romenov
| Elizabeth Romenov (+)
Loreli Rosewell (+)
|-|| Baron of Pembroke
Count of Pembroke
|Loreli Rosewell||N/A||-|| 14th of the Amber Cold, 1651
Daughter of Rosewells
|Edward I Suffolk||1669||Baroness of Pembroke|
|Richard Suffolk||-||N/A|| 14th of the Sun’s Smile, 1659
Son of Edward I Suffolk and Elizabeth Romenov
|-||-||Heir Apparent of the County of Pembrokeshire|