Edvard I Thorsson Ruric, King of Norland
Edvard Thorsson Ruric, also known as Edvard 'the Terrible' for his actions in engaging in an unwinnable war with the Holy Orenian Empire. He was the firstborn son of Thoromir Ruricsson Armahnk and the founder of the Edvardsson branch of the Rurikkid Clans. He became King of Norland after his father died by the decision of the Kingsmoot, and was succeeded by his younger brother Eirik Thorsson Ruric.
Edvard became king after his Father Thoromir, the first king of Norland died. Edvard would found the massive fortress of Frostholm, and later the coastal city of Seahelm, one of the most famous cities in Norlandic history. Edvard had made a pact with the Grand Kingdom of Urguan for the land, in exchange, he would offer Norlandic soldiers as mercenaries to fight in their war against Oren in the Eighteen Years' War. Along with the Red Brothers, Edvard mrecilessly raided and pillaged the coastal settlements of Oren, fighting in many battles with ferocity and brutality. The war would not turn in favor of Urguan despite the help of the Norlandic allies, and Oren would set their sights on Seahelm, realising that he had doomed Norland to Orenian occupation, Edvard would climb the tallest mountain in Avar in shame, eventually succumbing to the cold and dying alone.
Edvard had long black hair. His eyes were dark blue and his skin paler than most. He often wore typical Highlandic garb to defend against the harsh Northern weather and a golden band around his head to denote his status as King of Norland.
The Clan of Edvardsson trace their progenitor to Edvard. Edvard had one son out of wedlock however he took care of his son and raised him; though he was often wrathful and cruel to his son and the women he lay with.
Edvard is remembered as a brutal and arrogant King of Norland, casting his Kingdom and people into wars they could not win and wrought near-total destruction for his kinsmen.
Titles, Styles and Honors
Titles and Styles
- 1529 - 1539 FA: His Majesty, Edvard I 'the Terrible' Ruric of Clan Thorsson, King of Norland, High Chieftain of the Rurikkid
Full title as King of Norland
His Majesty, Edvard I 'the Terrible' Ruric of Clan Thorsson, King of Norland, High Chieftain of the Rurikkid
|Beowulf Edvardsson Ruric||Unknown||Unknown||Unmarried||First son of Edvard, leader of the first Norlandic Rebellion known as the Beowulf Rebellion|