Frederick Staunton-Baden is a Prince of the Kingdom of Courland, who served as an advisor to King Tobias Staunton, and later Arch-Chancellor to King Joseph Staunton. In the year 1601, he was granted the title of the Count of Trier, making him a direct vassal to the Crown by King Tobias Staunton in recognition of his work and loyalty to the Kingdom.
Frederick Staunton was born to Duke Alexander Staunton and Princess Philippa Maria of Alstion in the Duchy of Courland in 1559. Frederick was born just as the Riga War began. After the disastrous Battle of the Curon Forest and the following Siege of Kraken’s Watch, Frederick, his brother Tobias and his older brother Sven were moved to the safety of the Grand Kingdom of Urguan with Edward Staunton, his great uncle. During his stay in the Grand Kingdom of Urguan, he attended the Dwarven court frequently.
After the Courlandic victory at the Battle of Westmark and the subsequent creation of the Kingdom of Courland, Frederick and his brothers attempted to return to Courland as per request of his father, however before he reached the Duchy, a successful coup of Aleksander Staunton and his followers took place.
Frederick, during his time as Advisor and Arch-Chancellor, was very influential in the decision-making of his monarch's and often had the final say in the happenings of the realm, more so as Arch-Chancellor. He played an essential role in the reformation of His Majesty's Privy Council and also in revitalizing the Kingdom itself. Frederick was married to Amina Kharadeen, an Emiress of Haria who bore him five children.
During the Battle of the Gorge, Frederick acted as a bannerman in his brother Tobias’ regiment. He sustained minor injuries.
During the Battle of Elba, Frederick was tasked with leading the left flank of Courlandic infantry. He was ordered to attack the Haensetian’s right flank and spearheaded an astonishing and decimating push which lead to the encircling and ensuing capture of roughly 1,000 men.
Leading up to the Siege of Johannesburg, Frederick led a small battalion of infantry during the many skirmishes and acted as a marshall advisor to his brother, Tobias.
Frederick notable for his stern oration and shrewd diplomacy is one of the most controversial Staunton's in history. With King Joseph Alexander shirking his duties, it was up to Frederick to take the reigns of the Kingdom. He had planned a Great Reform which would see the Kingdom thrive and prosper socially, economically and culturally. Once the implementation of these plans had begun, several vassals refused to adhere and subsequently raised their arms in rebellion. Frederick is often accredited with the demise of the Kingdom due to these reforms. Whether or not this is true, there are defining moments in the run-up to Courland's end in which he played a direct role in.
On the 9th of Malin's Welcome, 1617, Frederick Staunton-Baden was captured and publically beheaded in Aleksandria, Courland, following a successful Coup by House de Savin and de Castro, led by Abdessamad de Savin. His body was desecrated and partially consumed, his belongings and crown stolen.
|Thomas Baden||8th of the First Seed, 1596||1705||Sophie||Former Count of Trier|
|Ariana Baden||8th of the First Seed, 1596||15th of Malin’s Welcome, 1624||Jacques of Relouria||Former Countess of Aven.|
|Richard Baden||23rd of the Suns Smile, 1598||1678||Unwed||N/A|
|Astrid Baden||23rdth of the Suns Smile, 1598||1650||Unwed||N/A|
|Philippa Baden||6th of the Grand Harvest, 1600||1666||Philip Horen||Former Duchess of Corazon|