Sigismund III of Haense

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Sigismund III
King of Hanseti-Ruska
Reign: 7th Deep Cold, 1837 - Present
Coronation: N/A
Predecessor: Henry II
Palatine(s) of the Realm: Adrian Colborn (1837 - 1841)
Kaustantin Baruch (1841 - 1849)
Eirik Baruch (1849 - Present)
Born: 9th of the Deep Cold, 1813
Karosgrad, Haense
Spouse: Emma of Jerovitz
House: Barbanov
Father: Henry II
Mother: Mariya of Aurveldt

Sigismund Charles Barbanov (Common: Sigismund Charles; New Marian: Sigmund Karl), (9th of the Deep Cold, 1813-present), regally known as Sigismund III, is the nineteenth King of Hanseti and Ruska. Sigismund was born the eldest child of Henry II and Mariya of Aurveldt, thus making him the Grand Prince of Kusoraev. He would inherit the throne upon the abdication of his Father, and ascended to the crown at the age of twenty.

Early Life



By the time he had reached the age of twenty, his father King Henry II announced his Edict of Abdication. This meant that Sigismund was to be the new reigning monarch effective immediately, and the former King went into retirement as the Count of Markev.

The Haelun'orian War

Despite not yet being coronated, the young King immediately set off to establish a new strategy to face the Silver State of Haelun'or. It had been years since the Brotherhood of Saint Karl had seen any action against the Silver State, and many began to wonder how they were to fight the Haelun'orians if they would not come out to face them. As a result, Sigismund called upon the Duma of Haense to assemble and come together with a new strategy to continue the fight against Haelun'or in a meaningful matter.

While the assembled Duma did not come to an immediate conclusion about the exact strategy to take against the Haelun'orians, the new King was fully aware that the war with Haelun'or needed to be ended in a Haeseni victory. Grim news reached the court of the King, as word had arrived that the Principality of Savoy, a dominant power in the south of Almaris, had just vassalized the Silver State of Haelun'or. While this did not immediately mean war between Savoy and Haense, it made the new King more determined to find a way to win the war sooner than later, and hopefully before Savoyard intervention.

Eventually, following a series of peace negotiations between Haense, Urguan, and Savoy, the Silver State of Haelun'or would surrender to the Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska and the Grand Kingdom of Urguan. Haelun'or would concede the sum of 10,000 minas to Haense, and the land containing and surrounding the Haelun'orian vassal of ando Alur to Urguan, along with a formal apology for past insults against the two victorious states.

The Northern War

The Northern War, called by most as the Nyrheim Northern War, had already been raging on since before Sigismund had ascended to the Crown. The previous administration under his Father had began to take steps to try and prevent the Svarling advance, but now Sigismund directly ordered his Meyster Knight Reinhardt Barclay to lead a detachment of Knights and BSK soldiers north to defend the Fennic Remnant from an imminent Svarling attack. This effort would come to fruition, as the Haeseni force arrived just in time to support the Norlandic and Fennic forces.

The Urguani-Orenian War


Titles, Styles and Honors

Titles and Styles

  • 1813-1837: His Royal Highness The Grand Prince of Kusoraev
  • 1837-Present: His Royal Majesty The King of Hanseti and Ruska

Full title as King of Hanseti-Ruska

The official title of Sigismund III is: His Royal Majesty Sigismund III, by the Grace of Godan King of Hanseti and Ruska, Defender of the Faith, Grand Hetman of the Army, Prince of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duke of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margrave of Korstadt, Rothswald and Vasiland, Count of Alban, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Kvasz, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, and Toruv, Viscount of Varna, Baron of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, Thurant, Venzia and Astfield, Lord of the Westfolk, Protector of the Highlanders, etcetera.


Name Birth Death Marriage
Edward Adrian, Grand Prince of Kusoraev 10th of the Sun’s Smile 1841 10th of the Sun’s Smile 1841 Unmarried Firstborn son of Sigismund III and Emma of Jerovitz. Died 7 minutes after his birth
Prinzenas Klara Elizaveta, Duchess of Baranya 3rd of the Deep Cold, 1843 Alive Unmarried Secondborn of Sigismund III and Emma of Jerovitz.
Karl Sigmar, Grand Prince of Kusoraev 1846 Alive Unmarried Thirdborn of Sigismund III and Emma of Jerovitz.
Sergei Aleksandr, Duke of Rothswald 1846 Alive Unmarried Fourthborn of Sigismund III and Emma of Jerovitz.
Josef Frederik, Duke of Schattenburg 1849 Alive Unmarried Fifthborn of Sigismund III and Emma of Jerovitz.