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The House Korvini

The House of Korvini is associated with the history of the Republic of Mantella and the Kingdom of Cristina.

The Korvinis descend from Korvino Valdo, a Mantellan statesman that became a consul of the Republica of Modena at the age of 30. His numerous descendants led maritime expeditions throughout all Europan seas. They quickly became one of the most powerful families of Mantella.



Korvino Valdo (circa 1030).

The Korvini feared that the head of the rival family, the House of Pomarola, could break the fragile balance of power in a political coup and become lords of most Mantellan cities. They entered into an alliance with the Valentini family and defended their interests with the sword. But the Valentinis were banned from the Kingdom, and the Korvinis took refuge in their castles in Skrovja. They signed a treaty with King Drogan II of Skrovja to take control of the Mantellan port city of Saint Christ, and generally to provide mutual assistance. Not all the Korvinis chose to return to Mantella, as they preferred to settle in their fiefdoms, where they could raise armies.



Count Andreas Korvini the "Silver Crow" (1665).


Decades later, the Korvinis and their allies launched a few galleys to attack the port of Saint Christ before taking refuge on the Bay of Mandi in Western Mantella. During the following years, the Korvinis entered into different alliances that would allow them to return to power in Saint Christ. This time, it was the turn of their rivals, the Pomarola family, to be exiled from Mantella. During this period, both the Valentini and the Korvini took and abandoned the castle of Monardi, which was ideally located to launch political and military operations against Saint Christ.


Queen Maxima Valentini Korvini (1716).


Centuries later, the Skrovjans raided the shores of Mantella, challenging the Korvinis. A combined fleet of eighty Mantellan galleys gathered to meet the fleet of sixty galleys under the command of Andreas Korvini to fight the Skrovjans. Only nine of the assembled vessels survived the battle. Fearing an invasion, the Korvini rushed to request the protection of the Holy Empire.


Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini the Unbeaten (1780).

Several of the oldest feudal branches of the House of Korvini appeared during these conflicts, such as the branches of Tatiani and Cecilia. Decades later, the King of Mantella and the Korvini took advantage of the death of the Skrovjan King Goran in the aftermath of the bloody Skrovjan Revolution to retake possession of Saint Christ, which they then ruled as a condominium. This the origin of the today’s kingdom (1714).



Korvini flag until 1714.

In the following decades, when Mantella became a part of Emakera, the region came under Skrovjan influence again but Skrovjan king Petrus Mandic allowed the Kingdom of Saint Christ to remain independent in a truce with Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini after the Battle of Sabatini (1780). In 1847 the Korvini family and the National Council renamed the free city to City of Cristina and the kingdom to Kingdom of Cristina (Regna Cristina) after the Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini, the greatest and most popular of the Korvini queens. In 1937, The Kingdom of Cristina was over-run by foreign powers during the War of Mantella and for a short time it was administered by Emakera and then Mantella, before finally self-declare it's independence in 2001 under the leadership of the then Prince Rober Mantegni Korvini and Princess Nova Korvini. Since then Cristina has been independent and has taken some steps towards integration with the rest of Europa.



King Leandro Korvini (1850).


As was customary in the old Kingdom of Mantella the Korvinis organised their family ties within a corporation called albergo. In the political reform led by King Danic II Iof Mantella, the Korvini became one of the 18 alberghi of the Kingdom of Mantella, which included the Valentini and Pomarola families, and to which other families were formally invited to join. The House of Korvini provided several doges, cardinals, cabinet ministers, and military officers of historical note.



King Fernandi Korvini (1928).

By convention, the Mantellan houses are reckoned in the male line. Therefore it has been determined genealogically that it was in fact the noble House of Giordi that ruled as Kings of Cristina until the conquest of the city in the Great War, circa 82 years ago. However, one of the terms of Fernando Valentini becoming Prince of Cristina jure uxoris was that he adopt the name and arms of Korvini so that the house would be preserved on the throne, and the right of succession was through his wife Diana Maxima Korvini, who abdicated in her husband's favour. Similarly, when princess Carla Louisagna was legitimised as queen and made successor to her mother Cristina Maxima Korvini, her husband, Count Pietri Giordi, adopted, as a condition of the marriage, the name and arms of Korvini. In this way the "Korvini" name and arms were continued.



King Rober Mantegni Korvini II (2005).

Until Cristina Independence from eighteen years ago, a treaty between Cristina and Mantella stated that if the reigning King ever failed to leave dynastic offspring, then sovereignty over the Korvini realm would revert to Mantella. The 2010 Modena agreement modified this to expand the pool of potential heirs to dynastic collaterals of the reigning King (excluding adoptive heirs, hitherto allowed, e.g. Queen Nova Maxima and her descendants), guaranteeing Cristina's independence. Article I of Cristina's house law requires that the reigning King or Queen bear the surname of Korvini. Additionally the Queens of Cristina traditionally bear the title "Maxima" following their given names, after the Queen Maxima Korvini, the first Korvini queen.



Queen Nova Maxima Korvini (2017).

The current reigning monarch of Cristina is the Queen Nova Maxima Korvini who is the country's head of state after the death of her husband, King Rober II of Cristina, thirteen years ago. As a Princess, she led the country towards it’s independence war from the Mantella, in wich Cristina claimed victory after ten years of heavy armed conflict. Seventeen years ago she unilaterally proclaimed Kingdom of Cristina independent.

The coat of arms of the House of Korvini is described simply as a black crowned crow with opened wings.

Korvini Sigil

List of Korvini Monarchs

• 1714-1716: King Teodoro Korvini (Queen Maxima Korvini)
• 1716-1721: Queen Maxima Korvini

Union with House Valentini:

• 1721-1743: King Fernando Valentini Korvini (Queen Diana Maxima Korvini)
• 1743-1759: King Luigi Valentini Korvini (Queen Isabella Maxima Korvini)
• 1759-1778: King Carlo Valentini Korvini (Queen Carolina Maxima Korvini)
• 1778-1781: Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini

Union with Mandic Dynasty of Skrovja:

• 1781-1798: King Goran Mandic Korvini (Queen Cristina Maxima Korvini)
• 1798: Queen Carla Maxima Korvini (a.k.a. Duchess Carla of Louisagna)

Union with House Giordi:

• 1798-1815: Petri Giordi Korvini (Queen Carla Maxima Korvini)
• 1815-1848: King Francesco Giordi Korvini (Queen Carolina Maxima Korvini II)
• 1848-1874: King Leandro Giordi Korvini (Queen Alessandra Maxima Korvini)
• 1874-1928: King Petri Giordi Korvini II (Queen Francini Maxima Korvini)
• 1928-1937: King Fernando Giordi Korvini (Queen Carolina Maxima Korvini III)
• 1937: Princess Carina Korvini

Union with House Mantegni

In exile:
• 1937-1962: King Tito Mantegni Korvini (Queen Carina Maxima Korvini)
• 1962-2001: King Rober Mantegni Korvini I (Queen Catarina Maxima Korvini)

Free Port of Cristina:
• 2001-2005: King Rober Mantegni Korvini II (Queen Nova Maxima Korvini)
• 2005-today: Queen Nova Maxima Korvini

Select list of Non-monarch Korvinis:

• Korvino Valdo (969-1038): Seafarer merchant, consul of the Republic of Modena, founder of this House.
• Alberto Korvini (1028-1065): First to bear the Korvini patronymic name, seafarer.
• Luigi Korvini (1042-1098) Troubadour and podestΰ of Modena and Corolla.
• Rainaldi I (1117-1196): First lord of Saint Christ, admiral of Mantella.


Rainaldi I (1147).


• Rainaldi II (1138-1205): Lord of Saint Christ, Carini, and Matovia, seafarer.
• Antonio Korvini (1170-1238): Lord of Saint Christ, admiral of Modena.
• Lucas Korvini (1177-1250): Lord of Matovia, Corolla and Carini.
• Marco Korvini (1179-1253): Lord of Matovia, Corolla and Carini.
• Langberto Korvini (1181-1258): Seafarer merchant, admiral.
• Claudia of Modena (1182-1260): Duchess of Modena.
• Sabini (?-1267): Orthodox patriiarch.
• Nicola I (1200-1267): Prince of Skrovja.
• Nicola II (1200-1275): Lord of Saint Christ.
• Giliard Korvini (died 1300). Created a Cardinal in 1257. He married Francesca Catinari of Modena and had five children. After her death he entered holy orders. He was a Senator of Modena.
• Luca Korvini (1319-1375): Lord of Saint Christ, seafarer explorer.


Luca Korvini (1357).


• Luis de Modena (1354-1445): Lord of Saint Christ, doge of Modena.
• Domician (1355-1447): Archbishop of Saint Christ and uncle of Carlo Korvini-Cavalleri.
• Carlo Korvini-Cavalleri (1376–1463): Cardinal and Archbishop of Corolla.
• Danele Korvini (1385-1460): Lord of Saint Christ, seafarer.
• Eleuteri Korvini (1422-1504): Created a Cardinal in 1491.
• Carlo I (1423-1494): Lord of Saint Christ
• Alexandre Korvini (1458-1516): doge of Modena.
• Carlo II (1458-1510): Lord of Saint Christ
• Jon Baptista Korvini (1490-1554): doge of Modena, seafarer merchant, admiral
• Petri Francis Korvini (1527-1588): Doge of Corolla.
• LinkValerio the "Black" (1549-1588): Pirate.
• Horacio Korvini (1597-1662): Lord of Saint Christ.
• Andreas Korvini (1627-1689): Lord of Saint Christ, admiral of Mantella (from 1665 to 1667) and father of Teodoro Korvini, first Korvini King.
• Cristiana Korvini (1692-1753) Princess of Saint Christ.


Princess Adriana Korvini (1725).


• Nicola Korvini (1692–1757): Created cardinal deacon in the consistory of May 17, 1723
• Adriana Korvini (1695-1754): Princess of Saint Christ.
• Francis the "Sea Crow" (1695-1755): Pirate.
• Altiva Korvini (1723-1795) Princess of Cristina, younger sister of King Luigi Valentini Korvini.
• Carla Campesini (1730-1808): Niece of King Luigi Valentini Korvini, landowner in Corolla.
• Eliani Korvini (1758-1819): Princess of Cristina, younger sister of King Carlo Korvini.
• Heleno Korvini (1778-1841): Prince of Cristina, nephew of King Carlo Korvini.
• Filipi I (1785-1856): Prince of Cristina, younger brother of Heleno Korvini.


Prince Filipi I (1840).


• Carlo III (1818-1889): Prince of Cristina.
• Albertino I (1848-1922): Prince of Cristina.
• Fernanda Korvini (1870-1949): Princess of Cristina, nurse
• Piero Korvini (1881-1964): Prince of Cristina. Count of Modena, Admiral of the Royal Cristina Navy from 1935 to 1937.
• Rainieri Korvini (1923-2005): Count of Roca, actor.
• Roberto Alexandre Korvini, General of Royal Cristina Army (born 1958).
• Caroline Louise Korvini (born 1961), entrepreneur.


Caroline Louise Korvini, President of the Korvini Corporation (2015).


• Anna Maria Elisabeti Korvini (born 1965), physician.
• Carolina Korvini, Princess of Cristina, Duchess of Aline, actress and singer (born 2002).
Anthem

Harmony of Forever

All we see floats with the wind
- All the miracles of the water
Are the miracles never seen

Somehow our lives now begin
- This music that's been played through time
Now starts to reach our feet

Feels like the flood of our needs
- From the harmony of forever
Sound the melodies of the sea

And you will know on the way
- We're coming back to our enemies
We're turning around
We'll be just coming back to our last days
We're coming back to the sea!

- Jon Baptista Korvini (1490-1554), doge of Modena


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