Artyom Eiriksson Ruric, King of Norland

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Artyom Eiriksson Ruric
King of Norland
Reign: 1591 - 1607 FA
1613 - 1621 FA
12th of the Deep Cold, 1591 FA, Vilachia, Principality of the Dreadlands
12th of the Deep Cold, 1613 FA, Krag, Kingdom of Norland
Predecessor: Hakon Eiriksson Ruric
Successor: Donovan I Freysson Ruric, 1607 FA Javier Eiriksson Ruric, 1621 FA
Born: 13th of the Amber Cold, 1582 FA
Vilachia, Principality of the Dreadlands
Death: 17th of the Grand Harvest, 1632 FA
Nyrhold, Kingdom of Norland
Spouse: Victoria Vientos
Clan: Rurikkid Clans, Eiriksson
Father: Thomas Eiriksson Ruric
Mother: Unknown Woman

Artyom became King in 1591 after refounding the Kingdom of Norland. He was replaced temporarily by his cousin Donovan Freysson Ruric in 1607 after falling into a coma, and reclaimed the title in 1613 after recovering. This period was known as a Golden Age for Norland, seeing a large cultural revolution, a growth in national unity, and the restoration of the Ashguard. He was later succeeded by Javier Eiriksson Ruric after abdicating the throne in the face of growing unrest among the Norlandic population during his reign, with a desire for change.



In the wake of war, Artyom proclaimed himself King of Norland and Chieftain of the Norlandic peoples, then led his people in a mass exodus to the west of Tahn. There, they settled upon the longest island of the offshore archipelago, naming their capital The Krag. The Krag was a fortress that jutted hundreds of meters high from the island, and was provisioned to endure multiple years of siege.

These defenses would be put to the test when Dwarven aggression was ramped up against the Norlandic peoples under the Urguani Grand King Bastion Ireheart. While King Artyom was fell into in a coma, his distant cousin Donovan Ruric ascended to the throne to lead the Norlandic nation against the Dwarven invasion. Victory was eventually obtained by Donovan after a three year siege of The Krag. With the siege lifted, the Kingdoms of Urguan and Norland signed a white peace, ending ten years of constant warring and bloodshed. From there, the Norlandic peoples would know peace once more, beginning a period known as the “Golden Age of Norland” beginning with the awakening of Artyom from his coma.

Norland began to thrive with Arytom as their King, but eventually the Norlandic people began to grow tired of Arytom's reign, deciding that he was incapable of leading the Norlandic people any longer. Eventually, Arytom stepped down, giving up the throne to Javier Ruric. Leaving with his wife and children, Artyom seemed to fade into relative obscurity some time around 1625.


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Artyom was married to Victoria Vientos, with whom he had two children: Selina and Delaselva, both born as part of the Eiriksson branch of the Ruric Clan. Following his abdication, the couple adopted a morganatic union, in which the children took their mother's name instead of their father's own. This relinquished any claims they previously had upon the throne of Norland. They would eventually relocate to the foreign continent of Aeldin, marrying into Aeldinic royalty and nobility respectively.


Some of the key achievements of Artyom's life were refounding the Kingdom of Norland, and the building of The Krag, the strongest fortress to have ever existed.


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