House of Alstion

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House of Alstion
HouseOfAlstion.png
Alstion coat of arms
Country:

Savoy.png Savoy
new sedan2 .png Sedan

Previous Name: House of Horen
Title(s):
Holy Orenian Emperor
Prince of Alstion
Duke of Alba
Duke of Furnestock
Duke of Corazon
Duke of Balemena
Count Palatine of Jrent
Count of Enswerp
Count of Thesmer
Count of Yves (Held by Leopold Alstion)
Founder: John I, Holy Orenian Emperor
Current Head: Leopold Alstion
Ethnicity: Heartlander
Cadet Branches:
marna2.png House of Marna
Pruvia.png House of Pruvia
housedanpalais.png House d’Anpalais

The House of Alstion (Common: Alstion; High Imperial: Johannes) is a Human house formed upon the dissolution of the House of Horen.

History

As House of Horen

While the House of Horen was founded by Horen himself and can be traced back to the first realms of Man, the House of Alstion is traced back only to the oft-quoted founder of the Fifth Empire, John I. Born in exile in Pronce, Aeldin, and living within the court of the Chivay governor there for much of his younger years, his sailing to Oren would change the course of Human history for generations, leading to a span of over a hundred years of Johannian dominance.

The Horen Restoration of 1526, orchestrated by Charles Henry, known as the Polycarp, would see the assassination of King Guy of Oren and coronation of John I as Holy Orenian Emperor. His reign was marked by a series of scandals, wars, and plots against the Imperial Crown, though doubling the size of the Empire in his time. His untimely death would be noted by many as a chief reason for The Anarchy, a time of massive instability within the Empire. His succession laws, however, and the titleage afforded his line, continue to be used by his descendants to modernity.

John II would not fare so well. Under him, the nobility grew in power, and his incendiary nature, which garnered him the moniker 'the Quarreler' among opponents, would eventually be his undoing. His eccentricities and oft strange behaviors discomforted his vassals, and on the 16th of Sigismund's End, 1568, after eight long years of incapability and a regency headed by his son, which saw such events as the Riga War, he abdicated and retired to the countryside.

John III's reign is remembered for his closing of John I's many attempted conquests. His victories in the Riga War, the Axis War, and his subjugation of the War Uzg solidified the Empire's place on the global stage as the preeminent power, but whilst he was lauded as a war hero within the Empire, foreign states and recently subjugated vassals had deep-seated hatred of both him and his nation.

With John III's assassination and the beginning of the Year of Four Emperors, this hatred surfaced - his first son was slain by King Andrew II just two months after his coronation. His second son, Robert II, abdicated to John III's thirdborn, Philip Frederick. Just fourteen on the day of his coronation and eighteen in the first battles of the Coalition War, his loss at the Siege of Johannesburg, and his infamous thanhium-bomb explosion that destroyed the city and landscape for leagues in any direction, would mark the end of the Fifth Empire.

The Sixth Empire founded just under twenty years later would only see glimpses of the zenith reached by the Fifth Empire - John V's rule was marred by internal turmoil, external losses, and a succession nearly usurped by a returned Robert II (called in his later years Robert of Marna and styling himself Lord Protector). John V's heir, Peter II, fared little better; while he defeated the House of Romstun, he lost the War of the Beards in the tenth year of his reign, leading to his abdication. His son, John VI, would be assassinated in his throne room by forces of Canonius Horen, ending the Sixth Empire and with it, Johannian rule. In the coming years, the vast majority of Johannians would either be executed or die mysteriously, leaving only the line of Charles Elliot alive, descending as the fifth child of Peter II

Charles Elliot as last of the Johannians worked with the line of Pertinax, securing his and his family's survival into modernity. His statesmanship and close relations with the various Emperors of Man would gain for his family the ear of the Throne, and his work in orchestrating the rise of the new empire solidified their place in the new nobility. He is the last patriarch of the Johannian lines not to be included in the Dissolution of Horen in 1721.

As House of Alstion

On the eve of Godfrey II’s edict declaring the dissolution of House Horen in 1720, the dynasty had expanded to encompass several distinct branches. Bloated, tired from war, and mourning the spilt blood in the War of Two Emperors, the patriarchs of each offshoot acquiesced and four mutually independent Houses were formed. House Alstion was left the sole survivor of the Johannian inheritance by the dissolution, being granted suzerainty over its cadet houses of Marna, d'Anpalais, Rothesay, Pruvia, Joannes, Wett, Balain, and Beaufort - with those born out of wedlock commonly referred to as Jrent. Upon the conclusion of the War and the passing of Prince John, the House began its slow descent from influence within the empire.

The Alstionite cause saw a brief resurgence in 1725 as Charles Edward made a bid for the Imperial Throne of Oren following the abrupt abdication of John VII, ruling the Capital of Helena as an uncrowned emperor for a month. However, the claim never saw fruition, as promises made were never fulfilled, and Charles instead abdicated his efforts to his uncle, Alexander de Joannes, who would become the emperor proper. Disillusioned by the Orenian ideals during this failed effort, Charles pledged his services elsewhere, Morsgrad notably, further compounding the House of Alstion into obscurity.

House Alstion formally departed the Orenian Empire when its patriarch at the time, Henry Alstion, was killed by Imperial State Troopers in his efforts to save Robert Helvets in Providence. His son, James, fled the Empire and settled down with a small band of Daelish attendants in some ruins later called Alba. Upon his deathbed, he granted the Duchy of Corazon to Olivier de Savoie, who would later become the Serene Prince of Savoy.

James’ sons, Leopold John and William Corwin formally reunited the Alstion family once again, though they remained dormant within the Principality of Savoy. While William went on to become the Chancellor of Savoy, Leopold remained within cloisters in lay-servitude to the Church of Canon - later emerging as the Prince of Alstion, and asserting his claim to the Holy Orenian Empire.

Historical Coats of Arms

As House of Horen

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Whilst ruling the Holy Orenian Empire and in the years between the dissolution of the Sixth Empire and the dissolution of the House of Horen, the Johannians took up the sigil of the three-headed dragon, holding in each arm clockwise a scepter, a globus cruciger, an olive branch, and a blade.

As House of Alstion

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Whilst the House of Alstion, the Johannians took up the sigil of the Aeldinic dragon, gold upon a party per pale field of purpure and white, within its mouth a red Marnan serpent.

Notable Members

John I, Holy Orenian Emperor
John II, Holy Orenian Emperor
High Pontiff Daniel III
John III, Holy Orenian Emperor
Philip I, Holy Orenian Emperor
John V, Holy Orenian Emperor
Peter II, Holy Orenian Emperor
Prince Charles of Alstion
John Alexander, Prince of Alstion
William, Lord of Jrent
Adeline of Alstion

Patriarchs of Alstion

Name Portrait Birth
Parentage
Marriage(s)
Issue
Death Coat of Arms Title(s)
In the Fifth Empire
John I
Johannes Fridericus Orenii
john I.jpg 10 Horen's Calling 1498
Pronce, Agathor

First son of Charles Henry Horen
Adelheid de Sola
John Sigismund
Alexander Louis
Philippa Maria
Charles Francis
12 Tobias' Bounty, 1547
Eroch River, Vandoria
aged 49
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
John II
Johannes Sigismundus Orenii
maximilina.jpg 1 Owyn's Flame, 1521
Dour Watch, Istria

First son of John I and Adelheid of Istria
Amelie Staunton

Arielle Horen-Rothesay
John Owyn
Alexander Sigismund
Madeleine Francesca
Eleanore Theresa
Joseph Frederick
Alexandra Maria
25 Owyn's Flame, 1595
Johannesburg, Oren
aged 74
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
John III
Johannes Ovenius Orenii
JOHNIII.jpg 2 Sun's Smile, 1549
Anpalais, Felsen

First son of John II and Arielle of Leone
Julia Adelheid Horen
John Augustus
Robert Henry
Philip Frederick
Charlotte Sophia Marie
18 Sun's Smile, 1585
Johannesburg, Oren
aged 36
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
John IV
Johannes Augustus Orenii
JohnIV2.jpg 14 Sigismund's End, 1568
Johannesburg, Oren

First son of John III and Julia of Furnestock
16 Sigismund's End, 1585
Johannesburg, Oren
aged 17
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
Robert II
Robertus Henricus Orenii
RobertII.jpg 11 Sun's Smile, 1570
Johannesburg, Oren

Second son of John III and Julia of Furnestock
Unknown, 1622
Alban, Haense
aged 52
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
Philip I
Philippus Fridericus Orenii
philipf.jpg 26 Harren's Folly, 1571
Johannesburg, Oren

Third son of John III and Julia of Furnestock
Adelina Augusta de Savoie
John Frederick
Augusta Maria
Peter Sigismund
Philip Charles
25 Owyn's Flame, 1595
Johannesburg, Oren
aged 24
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Haense
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
In the Sixth Empire
John V
Johannes Fridericus Orenii
johnv.jpg 3 Sun's Smile, 1590
Johannesburg, Oren

First son of Philip I and Adeline of Savoy
Claude d'Amaury
John Peter
8 Tobias' Bounty, 1619
Trier, Evreux
aged 29
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
King of Seventis
King of Vandoria
King of Aesterwald
King of Telemar
Peter II
Petrus Sigismundus Orenii
peterii.jpg 21 Sigismund's End, 1591
Johannesburg, Oren

First son of Philip I and Adeline of Savoy
Elisabeth Christine de Morvelyn
John Maximillian
John Renault
Elizabeth Adelina
Margaret Louisa
Charles Elliot
Unknown, 1651
aged 60
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
King of Seventis
King of Vandoria
King of Aesterwald
King of Telemar
John VI
Johannes Maximilianus Orenii
JohnVI.png 17th of Owyn's Flame, 1625
Adelburg, Oren

First son of Peter II and Elisabeth of Alba
14th of Horen's Calling, 1638
Adelburg, Oren
aged 13
imperialorenia.png Holy Orenian Emperor
King in Oren
King of Savoy
King of Kaedrin
King of Renatus
King of Salvus
King of Seventis
King of Vandoria
King of Aesterwald
King of Telemar
Post-Sixth Empire
Charles Elliot
Carolus Ellios Orenii
charles-elliot.jpg 22 Godfrey's Triumph, 1633
Adelburg, Oren

Third son of Peter II and Elizabeth of Alba
Aloisia-Seia Horen
Alexander Frederick
Amelia Philippa
Thomas Elliot
Jamie Oliver

Livia Vladov
William

Yanalia Kavietsby
Anne
13 Harren's Folly, 1721
Pronce, Aeldin
aged 88
imperialorenia.png Prince of Alstion
Duke of Alba
Alexander Frederick
Alexander Fredericus Orenii
alexander.PNG 17 Horen's Calling, 1654
Nova Horos, Aeldin

First son of Charles Elliot and Aloisia-Seia
Analiese Barbanov
John Alexander

Ailsa Gromach
Joanna Jrent
Anthony Jrent

Mariya Barbanov
Adrian of Alba

Cesarina of Marna
Alexander II
Francis of Ponce
Robert of Ponce
14th Owyn's Light, 1754 imperialorenia.png Duke of Furnestock
As House of Alstion
Amelia Philippa
Aemiliana Philippe Johannes
Amelia uh.jpg 2 Sun's Smile, 1674
Nova Horos, Aeldin

First daughter of Charles Elliot and Aloisia-Seia Horen
Cassius Horen
Hadrian Leviticus

Kaiser Horen
Owyn Alexander
Eleanor Helena
Unknown HouseOfAlstion.png Princess of Alstion
Duchess of Alba
John Alexander
Johannes Alexander Johannes
john alexander.jpg 13 Horen's Calling, 1688
Carolustadt, Empire of Man

First son of Alexander Frederick and Analiese Barbanov
Vivienne d'Amaury
Adeline Margaret
Henry Stephen
Charles Edward
Julia Adelaide
Dead HouseOfAlstion.png Prince of Alstion
Duke of Alba
Duke of Balemena
Charles Edward
Carolus Eduardus Johannes
72ee6c4cfb8895cecf5ba53f9ed5eec6.jpg 13 Horen's Calling, 1705
Walden, Alba, Aeldin

First son of John Alexander and Vivienne d'Amaury
Magdalena Helane
Henrietta Karenina
Heidemarie Jane
Missing HouseOfAlstion.png Prince of Alstion
Duke of Corazon
Duke of Balemena
Duke of Alba
Henrietta Karenina
Henrica Catharina Johannes
princess henrietta.jpg 7 Sigismund's End, 1735
Nova Horos, Alba, Aeldin

First daughter of Charles Edward and Magdalena Helane
George de Sarkozy
Peter Amadeus
George Ulysses
Philippa Casimira
14th Deep Cold, 1758 HouseOfAlstion.png Princess of Alstion
Duchess of Furnestock
Duchess of Alba
Duchess of Balamena
Countess of Enswerp
Henry Stephen
Henri Stephanus Johannes
princess henrietta.jpg 13th Horen's Calling, 1705
Walden, Alba, Aeldin

Second son of John Alexander and Vivienne d'Amaury
Aileen d'Anpalais
James Francis
Elisanna Mary
10th Sigismund's End, 1812 HouseOfAlstion.png Prince of Alstion
Duke of Furnestock
Duke of Alba
Duke of Balamena
Count of Enswerp
James Francis
James Franciscus Johannes
jamesfrancis.jpg 20th Tobias' Bounty, 1766
Walden, Alba, Aeldin

Second child of Henry Stephen and Aileen d'Anpalais
Mairi Adelheid Gromach
Leopold John
William Corwin
Joan Catherine

Apollina Drăghicescu
Caitlin Béitris
17th Sun's Smile, 1833 HouseOfAlstion.png Lord of Alba
Leopold John
Leopoldus Ioannes Johannes
LeopoldJohnAlstion.jpg 12 Sun's Smile, 1820
Alba, Almaris

First child of James Francis and Mairi Gromach
Victoria Elisabeth de Ravensburg
Charles Leopold Alstion
Sophia Adeline Alstion
Ferdinand Francis Alstion
Alive HouseOfAlstion.png Prince of Alstion
Count of Yves
Lord of Alba