Holy Orenian Emperor

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Style: His Imperial Majesty
First Monarch: Exalted Godfrey I
Final Monarch: Philip III & Anastasia I
Formation: 21 Grand Harvest 1379
For a List of all Monarchs of Oren, see: List of Orenian Monarchs

The Holy Orenian Emperor (High Imperial: Imperator Orenorum, literally: "Emperor of the Humans") was the ruler of the Holy Orenian Empire. The title has been faded in and out of existence, generally moving between that of a hereditary autocracy and that of an elected monarch, depending on the particular incarnation of the Empire it applies to. The noble house that has held the title has also changed back and forth considerably over the last two centuries. The first Holy Orenian Emperor and creator of the First Empire was Exalted Godfrey, also known as Godfrey I, of the House of Horen.

The title was held in conjunction with the rule of the Kingdom of Oren (as King of Oren), the Kingdom of Renatus and the Kingdom of Salvus. Typically, the Holy Orenian Emperor was the most powerful man in the known world, possessing a vast network of lands, armies, coin, and other resources, ruling over the most powerful of the world's states and its singular superpower. In practice however, a Holy Orenian Emperor was only as strong as his army and alliances made him. When an emperor was unable to serve due to incapacity, youth or absence, he would appoint a trusted regent to rule in his stead with a similar level of power and authority. If this regent was also a prince, he would be entitled with the position of Prince Regent.

The consort of the Holy Orenian Emperor is known as the Empress-Consort.

The title has belonged to members of House Horen, Carrion, Chivay, Marna, Cascadia, Joannes, Helane and Novellen.

Excerpt Upon the Nature of Imperial Authority

It is the crown of piety that adorns the Emperor above all other ornaments of kingship. Wealth vanishes; glory perishes, but the gift of God-given government is eternal, and it sets its possessors beyond the reach of oblivion.

By the hand of Holy Pontiffs, the Emperor is bestowed a dignity beyond all honors, for it is a dignity bestowed by God. His soul is rendered pure upon ascent and thenceforth reflects the state of his dominions; if sallow be his domain, his spirit languishes in its equal. He weighs the sins of men, and is thus burdened to toil towards a realm kin to the heavens.

By the nature of his body, the Emperor is alike to other men--but by his authority, he is above all others, and no man can claim greater jurisdiction. The Imperial Office is that of the Lord’s vice-regent in this world, and is wholly unbound by common or temporal law. He is inalienable and indomitable, as he must be so as to govern justly and fairly.

In receiving this dignity, the Emperor is compelled to emulate He who granted it, for though all men serve him, he is servant to God. Earthly pomp degrades the majesty of his office, as do wickedness and laxity. To afford wisdom and mercy akin to the Lord’s is the Emperor’s greatest faculty; he is credited with greater capacity than any other to work justice.

Yet no man is his judge, and God his only confessor. the Emperor is eminent in all things; he is above the sun that retreats before darkness, and the seas which accede to the ravings of the stars. He is greater than the winds which toss without abandon, and the earth that lays indolent still despite calamity. The Emperor is Oren manifest: successor to its prophets and master to the world, the sovereign of all humanity who provides that esteemed folk with just governance.

- Prince-Father Charles Polycarp, Metropolitan of Felsen, 1527

Imperial Relics

- The Sword of Owyn: A symbol of the blade that would guide the Empire by battle and brawn.

- The Scepter of Godfrey: A symbol of the sovereignty and command that would guide the Empire by conscious reason.

- The Orbis of Sigismund: A symbol of the Emperor's God given divine right to preside over the Lord's faithful followers.

- The Crown of Godfrey: A symbol of the Emperor's sovereignty over all Mankind.

Current Emperor

The Holy Orenian Empire is currently in an Interimperium following the death of Peter IV in the Brothers' War.

Past Emperors

House of Horen (1379 - 1420)

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Godfrey I
Godfrey
1379-1414
godfrey.jpg Sometime before 1351
Somewhere in Aegis

Firstborn son of Edgar Horen.

(1) Atriana Tarus
Arethor, Oren
1 child

(2) Rose Amedaius
Arethor, Oren
4 children

13th of Malin's Welcome, 1414
Abresi, Oren
oldhoren-oren.png Founder of the Empire
Horen I
Horen V
1414-1420
HorenV.jpg Unknown
Arethor, Oren

Son of Emperor Godfrey I
and Atriana Tarus

Ari Hightower
Abresi, Oren
5 children
Unknown oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of Emperor Godfrey I
William I
William
1420-1420
WilliamHoren.jpg 11th of the Amber Cold, 1402
Abresi, Oren

Son of Emperor Horen I
and Ari Hightower

Unwed 13th of the Deep Cold, 1459
(aged 57)
Kaledonia, Oren
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of Emperor Horen I

House of Carrion (1431 - 1447)

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Sigismund I
Siegmund
1431-1447
sigismund epiphany.png 4th of Snow's Maiden, 1372
Castle Carrion, Plintz, Duchy of Raev

Son of Boris Carrion
and Julia Towers

Helaine de Sarkozy
Abresi, Oren
4 children(and 1 legitimised bastard)
1st The Deep Cold, 1447
(aged 75)
The Krelmstad, Raev, Oren
CarrionCOA.png Founder of the Empire

House of Chivay (1456 - 1467)

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Peter I
Peter
1456-1462
peterchivay.jpg 1st of Malin's Welcome, 1360
Gaekrin, Aeldin

Son of Henry Chivay
and Catherine Quinn

Aelf Omalin
Abresi, Oren
1 child
10th Snow's Maiden, 1462
(aged 101)
Petrus, Oren
chivay.png Founder of the Empire
Robert I
Robert
1462-1467
robertchivay.png 5th of Malin's Welcome, 1424
Oren

Son of Thomas Chivay
and Lynesse Hightower

(1) Vittoria Horen
Aeldin
3 children

(2) Constance Briarwood
Kaledonia, Oren
No children

Unknown chivay.png Nephew of Emperor Peter I

House of Carrion (1467 - 1482)

After the Vibian Coup, Boris III of Ruska was elected amongst the nobility as Emperor; however, with his death to the plague his father became Emperor, dominating the majority of the time Carrion sat on the throne.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Boris I
Boris Tuvic
1467
boris.jpg 12th of Snow's Maiden, 1441
Abresi, Oren

Son of Tobias I, Holy Orenian Emperor
Mary of Carpathia

Unwed 6th of the Deep Cold, 1467
Petrus, Oren
(aged 26)
CarrionCOA.png Grandson of Exalted Sigismund
Tobias I
Tuvya Sigismundic
1467 – 1480
tuvya.jpg 19th of the Sun's Smile, 1408
Kralta, Hanseti

Son of Exalted Sigismund
and Lorin of Kaedrin

Mary of Carpathia
Kingston, Salvus
8 children
13th of the Grand Harvest, 1501
Karovia, Akovia
(aged 93)
CarrionCOA.png Father of Boris I, Holy Orenian Emperor
Alexander I
Alekander Tuvic
1480 – 1482
AlexanderI.jpg 4th of the Amber Cold, 1457
Vekaro, Ruska

Son of Tobias I, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Mary of Carpathia

(1) Lynn of Vanderfell
Vanderfell, Hanseti
No children

(2)Arabella of Aesterwald
Petrus, Oren
2 children

11th of the Sun's Smile, 1490
Nova Horas, Aeldinic Empire
(aged 33)
CarrionCOA.png Son of Tobias I, Holy Orenian Emperor

House of Horen (1526 - 1595; 1613 - 1619)

The House of Horen reclaimed the Imperial Throne during the Horen Restoration, which saw King Guy of Oren assassinated and the throne of Oren elevated once more to the Imperial rank.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
John I
John Frederick
1526 – 1547
JohnIEffigy.png 10th of Snow’s Maiden, 1498
Agathor, Aeldinic Empire

Son of Charles Henry, Prince of Alstion
and Clara de Sola

Adelheid of Istria
Dour Watch, Istria
7 children
12th of Grand Harvest, 1547
Vandoria, Oren
(aged 49)
oldhoren-oren.png Great-grandson of Horen I, Holy Orenian Emperor through his second son John Henry, Duke of Marna
John II
John Sigismund
1547 – 1568
maximilina.jpg 1st of Malin's Welcome, 1521
Dour Watch, Istria

Son of John I, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Adelheid of Istria

(1) Amelie of Courland
Riga, Courland
No children

(2) Ari of Leone
Anpalais, Felsen
6 children

25th of Malin's Welcome, 1595
Johannesburg, Oren
(aged 74)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of John I, Holy Orenian Emperor
John III
John Owyn
1568 – 1585
JOHNIII.jpg 2nd of the Sun's Smile, 1549
Anpalais, Felsen

Son of John II, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Ari of Leone

Julia of Furnestock
Anpalais, Felsen
4 children
18th of the Sun's Smile, 1585
Johannesburg, Oren
(aged 36)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of John II, Holy Orenian Emperor
John IV
John Augustus
1585
JohnIV.jpg 14th of the Deep Cold, 1568
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Julia of Furnestock

Unwed 16th of the Deep Cold, 1585
Johannesburg, Oren
(aged 17)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
Robert II
Robert Henry
1585
RobertII.jpg 11th of Sun's Smile, 1570
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Julia of Furnestock

Unwed 17th of the Sun's Smile, 1622
The Ruined Citadel of Bastion, Westerlands
(aged 52)
oldhoren-oren.png Brother of John IV, Holy Orenian Emperor and secondborn son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
Philip I
Philip Frederick
1585 – 1595
philipf.jpg 26th of the Amber Cold, 1571
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Julia of Furnestock

Adeline of Savoy
Palace of Saint Adrian, Johannesburg
4 children
25th of Malin's Welcome, 1595
Johannesburg, Oren
(aged 24)
oldhoren-oren.png Brother of Robert II, Holy Orenian Emperor and thirdborn son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
John V
John Godwin
1613 – 1619
johnv.jpg 3rd of the Sun's Smile, 1590
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Adeline of Savoy

Claude of Lotharingia
Mardon
1 child
8th of the Grand Harvest, 1619
Trier, Evreux
(aged 29)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor

First Protectorate (1619)

Robert of Marna, the second and last surviving son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor, seized the title of Lord Protector of Oren and established a stable government in the wake of John V's death. The Lord Protector was overthrown by the scheming of the King of Hanseti-Ruska, Stephen I and other powerful vassals. His other nephew, Peter II, ascended to the throne upon his resignation, continuing the Sixth Empire as it had begun.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Robert of Marna
Robert Henry
1619
RobertII.jpg 11 Sun's Smile 1570 , Johannesburg, Oren

Son of John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Julia of Furnestock

Unwed 17th of the Sun's Smile, 1622
Bastion
(aged: 52)
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House of Horen (1619 - 1638)

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Peter II
Peter Sigismund
1619-1636
peterii.jpg 21st of the Deep Cold, 1591
Johannesburg, Oren

Son of Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Adeline of Savoy

Elizabeth of Alba
Saint Owyn's Palace, Adelburg, Oren
7 children
13th of Malin's Welcome, 1651
Aeldin
(aged: 60)
oldhoren-oren.png Brother of John V, Holy Orenian Emperor and second-born son of Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor
John VI
John Maximillian
1636-1638
JohnVI.png 17th of Malin's Welcome, 1625
Saint Owyn's Palace, Adelburg, Oren

Son of Peter II, Holy Orenian Emperor
and Elizabeth of Alba

Unwed 14th of Snow's Maiden, 1638
Adelburg, Oren
(aged 12)
oldhoren-oren.png Firstborn son of Peter II, Holy Orenian Emperor

House of Pertinaxi (1678 - 1715)

Following the aftermath of the Coup of Adelburg, with the assassination of John VI, Holy Orenian Emperor in the throne room at the hands of Aurelius Horen-Pertinax, the Reformed Kingdom of Renatus was declared, led by Aurelius Horen-Pertinax as its King. Immediately after, the imperial loyalists gathered their forces in the Kingdom of Marna, before eventually surrendering their lands and titles to Aurelius, including the title of King of Marna, leading to the formation of the Crown of Renatus-Marna. Years later, after the vassalization of the Kingdom of Haense under the Crown of Renatus-Marna, Aurelius proclaimed the Seventh Empire and styled himself as Emperor of Man, a title historically equivalent to the one of a Holy Orenian Emperor.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Aurelius I
Canonius Horen
1678-1694
OldAurelius.jpg 6th of The Amber Cold, 1603
Doggersden

Son of Carolus Horen and Larissa Romstun
Theodosia Horen
Renatus, Man
3 children
Unknown;Deceased Empire of Man.png Title Created
Augustus I
Augustus Horen
1694–1706
1Augustus.png 1666
Senntisten, Renatus

Son of Prince Antonius Horen and Maria Viktoria of Ruska
Helen Horen
Aeldin
6 children
Deceased Empire of Man.png Son of Prince Antonious Horen
Antonius I
Antonius
1706–1714
EmperorAntonius.jpg 1691
Carolustadt, Man

Son of Augustus I and Helen Horen
Karenina of Alban
Haense
6 Children
Deceased Empire of Man.png Son of Augustus I

House of Marna (1715 - 1718)

The House of Horen-Marna proclaimed their right and ascension Imperial throne after Antonius I, Emperor of Man's much-contested dissolution of the Empire of Man in the prelude to the War of Two Emperors. They would, however, lose the civil war after the siege of Helena, failing to achieve recognition for their claim.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Joseph I
Joseph Leopold
1715 – 1718
JosephI.jpg 12th of Malin's Welcome, 1668
Shafei, Khalestine

Son of John Horen-Marna
and Maragrita Ashford de Falstaff

Annunziata of Marna
Marna, Oren
5 children
Missing, presumed deceased
c. 1728
(aged 60)
marna2.png 5 times grandson of John I, Holy Orenian Emperor

House of Cascadia (1720 - 1725)

The House of Cascadia was a branch of the dissolved House of Horen, led by Godfrey II of Cascadia. The reign of Godfrey II began upon the triumphant end of the War of Two Emperors, where he was declared the true Holy Orenian Emperor soon after his victory. Under his rule, the eighth imperium was established. After his reign his younger brother John VII ascended the imperial throne but only ruled for a year before declaring the empire a democracy and abdicating the throne.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Godfrey II
Remus Godfrey
1720 – 1724
godfreyIII.jpg 11th of The Deep Cold, 1709
Helena, Empire of Man

Son of Romulus I, Duke of Cascadia
and Anabel of Curonia

Adeline of Alstion
Aeldin
Unknown HouseOfCascadia.png Great-grandson of Aurelius I
John VII
John Achilles
1724 – 1725
achilius.png 13th of Malin's Welcome, 1714
Helena, Empire of Man

Son of Romulus I, Duke of Cascadia
and Anabel of Curonia

Unwed Missing, c. 1752 (Aged 38) HouseOfCascadia.png Brother of Godfrey II

House of Joannes (1725 - 1731)

Selected as compromise candidates for the throne by High Pontiff, Daniel VI, the House of Joannes were ostensibly an off-shoot of the Houses of Alstion and Marna. However, after the death of their only monarch, the family were alleged to be bastards of Cesarina Louise and Laertes de Falstaff. However, the opposing argument contends that these claims by Laertes de Falstaff were likely encouraged by the new Lord Protector, Adrian de Sarkozy, as a way of asserting his nascent government's legitimacy.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Alexander II
Alexander Stephen
1725 – 1731
AlexanderIITest?.jpg 8th of The First Seed, 1711, Helena, Oren

Son of Alexander, Duke of Furnestock
and Cesarina of Marna

Lucille of Leuven
(betrothed)
3rd of Sun's Smile, 1731
Helena, Oren
(aged 20)
Yoppl6.png Elected with support from Daniel VI

Second Protectorate (1731 - 1737)

Adrian de Sarkozy was granted the title "Lord Protector of Oren" following the death of the previous Emperor, Alexander II. After six years, the Lord Protector fell ill, leading to his untimely death. However, before he passed, he decreed in his will that his rightful successor and next Emperor was Peter III.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Adrian de Sarkozy
Adrian Leopold
1731 – 1737
!Adrian.png 10th of the First Seed, 1693, Belvitz, Adria, Man

Son of Joseph, Duke of Adria and Victoria of Adria

Maria of Haense
Reza, Haense
4 children
12 The Amber Cold, 1737
Helena, Oren
(aged 44)
sarkozic.png ---

House of Helane (1737 - 1784)

Emperor Peter III Sigismundic was declared the rightful Holy Orenian Emperor in the Instrument of Coronation, proclaimed by the then-ruler of Oren, Lord Protector Adrian de Sarkozy.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Peter III
Peter Anthony
1737 – 1784
Peter3.jpg 1704, Carolustadt, Man

Son of Emperor Antonius I
and Karenina of Alban

Lorena of Cascadia
Ves, Kaedrin
2 children
1784
Helena, Holy Orenian Empire
(Aged 80)
Empire of Alty.png Firstborn son of Emperor Antonius I

House of Novellen (1784 - 1868)

Empress Anne I was elevated to the Imperial throne upon the death of her father, Emperor Peter III. Co ruling with the Emperor 'jure uxoris', Joseph II, together they formed the House of Novellen.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Anne I
Anne Augusta
14th of Sun’s Smile, 1784 - 20th of Snow's Maiden, 1800.
anne screenshot.png 12th of Malin's Welcome, 1735
Helena

Daughter of Emperor Peter III and Lorena of Cascadia

Joseph II, Holy Orenian Emperor
Helena
6 children
20th of Snow's Maiden, 1800
(Aged 65)
DreamEmpire.png Firstborn daughter of Emperor Peter III
Joseph II
Joseph Clement
14th of Sun’s Smile, 1784 - 12th of Sun's Smile 1814
JosephII.jpg 1st of Malin's Welcome 1731
Adria

Son of Adrian de Sarkozy, Duke of Adria
and Mariya Angelika of Reza

Anne I, Holy Orenian Empress
Helena
6 children
12th of Sun's Smile 1814
(Aged 83)
sarkozic.png
DreamEmpire.png
Crowned as Co-Emperor alongside Anne I
John VIII
John Charles
10th of Grand Harvest 1815 - 12th of Owyn's Flame, 1837
kosheremp.jpg 1754
Helena

Son of Anne I and Joseph II

Wilhelmina of Cathalon (divorced in 1814)
Helena
No children
12th of Owyn's Flame, 1837
(Aged 80)
KosherEmpire.png Firstborn son of Empress Anne I and Emperor Joseph II
Philip II
Philip Augustus
12th of Owyn's Flame, 1837 - 16th of Tobias' Bounty, 1849
philipii.jpg 1759
Helena

Son of Anne I and Joseph II

Judith Alice of Rochefort (died in 1815)
Helena
5 children
16th of Tobias' Bounty, 1849
(Aged 90)
KosherEmpire.png Brother of John VIII
Philip III
Philip Amadeus
19th of Tobias' Bounty, 1849 - 1868
PhilipNoBorderPNG.png 15th of Horen's Calling, 1815
Providence

Son of Prince Philip, Duke of Adria and Amadea of Pompourelia

Anastasia of Kositz
Providence, Oren
8 children
Malin's Welcome, 1868 KosherEmpire.png Grandson of Philip II.
Anastasia I
Anastasya Viktoria
11th of Horen's Folly, 1853 - Malin's Welcome, 1868
anakositz.png 15th of Horen's Calling, 1815
Providence

Daughter of Viktor Siguine Ruthern and Princess Helen Antonia of Crestfall

Philip III
Providence, Oren
8 children
Malin's Welcome, 1868 vidaus.png
KosherEmpire.png
Crowned as Co-ruler alongside Philip III.

House of Novellen (1868 - 1868)

Following the sudden deaths of Emperor Philip III and Empress Anastasia I, their youngest son Frederick Novellen declared the dissolution of the Holy Orenian Empire, on grounds that it was the final will of his parents, and reformed it into the Kingdom of Oren and the independent Grandmarch of Westfall. Peter Novellen, the eldest son of the deceased Imperial rulers, rejected his younger brother's dissolution of the Empire and was proclaimed Emperor Peter IV. From there, he would go on to fight a four-month civil war to establish himself as Emperor in the Brothers' War, but would be ultimately killed when his followers attempted to storm New Providence during the Battle for New Providence.

Name
Reign
Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Succession right
Peter IV
Peter Augustus
5th of Malin's Welcome, 1868 - 14th of the Sun's Smile, 1869.
PeterIVTemporary.png 14th of the Sun's Smile, 1842
Free City of Ulyssa

Son of Emperor Philip III and Empress Anastasia I

Lucia of Azor
Vuillermoz
0 children
14th of the Sun's Smile, 1868
(Aged 26)
DreamEmpire.png Firstborn Son of Emperor Philip III