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Kings and leaders of Balticonia

House of Mazore

King Vltam I
Regarded as the great uniter of the scattered Balti tribes

King Mazo I
A great king who stabilized the government and firmly established hereditary rule in Balticonia. Died fighting the Sasts

King Saszo I
Established peace in Balticonia by settling disputes with neighbors

King Vltam II
Greatly improved infrastructure, biggest mistake was appointing a young Wolifo General named Clamta to Supreme Commander and Chief Advisor

House of Wolifo

Emperor Clamta I
Assassinated Vltam II, established military dictatorship. Tried to invade Tooco to take advantage of their War of Succession

Emperor Clamta II
Shortest ruling king, highly incapable, deposed.

House of Mar

King Slacto I
A great hero, killed in a war with Pondel, united with the Duchy of the Sea, conquered North Sast, drove back the Pondels

Regent Rocmi
Slacto I's son Slacto II was a boy of seven, Rocmi ruled in interim. Peacefully stepped down.

King Slacto II
One of the longest ruling kings as well as one of the greatest. Expanded borders. Never had a son.

Queen Dhoma
Poor ruler, killed by the grandson of Rocmi, who then seized the throne.

House of Roc

King Rocimo I
Grandson of Rocmi, assassinated Dhoma, seized power, chaotic reign.

King Rocal
Claimed the throne, son of Rocimo, fought his sister in the Great War of Succession, won the war and executed his sister, then was defeated by Mato grossonia, losing the kingdom to a foreign power.

Queen Rolea
Eldest child of Rocimo. Claimed the throne. Captured and executed by her brother

Great Exile

King Shtoka I
Son of Rolea. Hid in Pondel

King Rocav
Son of Rocal. Hid in Sasta

King Bmaco
Son of Shtoka. Sent support to Balti rebels.

King Rocaam
Son of Rocav. Moved to Tooco

King Rocelm
Son of Rocaam. Became king of Tooco. Invaded Mato Grossonia and led to downfall of Tooco.

King Vltam III
Son of Bmaco. Ran a semi-Balticonian state as Duke of Clarto in the mountainous Clart Plateau of Pondel

King Rocisi
Son of Rocelm. tried to save Tooco, but was executed with his son and heir by Allanian rebels.

King Slacto III
Son of Vltam III. Killed after he tried to stage an uprising in Pondel from the Duchy of Clarto.

King Rocimo II
Nephew of Rocisi. Carried on the male line of Rocimo I. Fled to Sasta after the collapse of Tooco. Harbored Balticonian refugees planning revolts and acts of terror against the Mato Grossonians. Executed by Sasta to keep good relations with the Mato Grossonians.

King Slacto IV
Hid in Balticonia. Son of Slacto III. Fought the Revolutionary Balti Wars against the Shtokans.

King Rocimo III
Son of Rocimo II. Fought the Revolutionary Balti Wars against the Roleans

House of Calobo

King Calobo I
King of Marprovia. Considered the greatest king of Balticonia and the first king of united Balticonia. Led the Marprovi against the Mato Grossonians. defeated them at the battle of the Upper Winador. Conquered a collapsing state of Mato Grossonia struggling to defeat Balti rebels. Managed to unite the two sides of the Revolutionary Balti Wars under his banner to celebrate Balti culture together. Defeated the Tooc rebels and gained that country while conquering much of Drextopia. Died when his empire consisted of the Balti Valley, Tooco, Drextopia, the Psunami Archipelago, and much of Sasta as well as several other colonies in the South Lezran Sea, Micronesia, and in Ivorica.

King Calobo II (Pope Baltus I)
Expanded Ivorican colonies. Continued fighting Sasta. Died at the Battle of Nuban, a decisive victory for the Balti

King Calobo III (Pope Baltus II)
Established peace with neighbors. Conquered Quarto Hamain and completed the rule of Psunam. Finished off the Blue Vipers as this was their last base. Killed all Mato Grossonians still keeping the culture alive. Forced the rest to integrate into Baltis.

King Calobo IV
Went to war against Old Utopia in 1248 in the War of Trade, lost at the battle of Pandonus in 1249. Ceded Drextopia.

King Calobo V
Lost the Ivorican colonies to Korania.

King Vltam IV
Fought Sasta. Gained expansion into the entire Nuban Peninsula. Lost the Clart Plateau. Made raids against against Old Utopia during Old Utopia's wars with Allan Land and Korania. Made significant territorial gains there.

King Brmi I
Fought Pondel with Sasta. Marched into Pondela in 1350, but the Great Pondel Rebellion retook the city and surprised Brmi. Brmi was killed in the battle of Pont Pondela and the Balti withdrew from Pondel. Married his daughter Falanda to a Sastan prince named Lauwasga. His only other child, Brmi II was killed with him at the battle of Pont Pondela and Falanda became queen.

1353- 1379
Queen Falanda
Was married by her father to Lauwasga of Sasta as a peace offering to end the Sastan-Balti Wars. Became queen when her father and brother died at Pont Pondela.

House of Sasta (Union of Southeast Lezra)

King Lauwasga I
Third son of King Lumanka IV of Sasta. Considered and inferior and young son who was forced to remain home during the Pondel Wars. Became king of Sasta when his father and two brothers died at the battle of Pont Pondela. Fought Pondel with a passion after having his family die at their hands. Captured Clarto, significantly reducing the size of Pondel. He allowed many Baltis into his court, treating them well.

King Shtaugalsat (Pope Justis IV)
Was king during the first Balti uprising of 1398. Easily put down the rebellion, but was assassinated by a Balti nationalist. Ejected all Balti from the royal court.

King Fltagasasg
Brother of Shtaugalsat. Began the Great Oppression, a series of laws that oppressed the Balti. Reinstated the Goricano in the Balticonian Valley. Killed all revolters with ruthlessness. Forced Balti to fight in the Coalition against Korania. Instituted unbearable taxes to pay for the war.

King Lauwasga II
Continued the Great Oppression, worsening it. Was traveling through Puto Vicorrio after declaring a law requiring all Balti to preform ten years military service when he was captured by a massive mob of enraged Balti. Beheaded in a public demonstration the next day, igniting the Third War of Balti Independence.

House of Cilca

King Smakal
Fourth-Great Grandson of Calobo V. Led the mob that captured Lauwasga II and then beheaded the king with his own hand. Declared himself king. Traded Tetrarium with Old Utopia; at the height, about 30% went to Old Utopia. The deal said 75%, but the miners managed to cheat the Old Utopians and keep the invaluable metal in their homeland.

King Slacto V
Continued the Pondel Wars. Pondels captured Mazore, and Slacto was killed at the Battle of Platom. The Balti were forced to retreat and were defeated. Balticonia was completely subdued by Pondel.

King Shtoka II
King in exile until 1513. Led the Balti uprisings of that year. Managed to recapture Cintornia and Baltornia with the help of Pondel Tyrellians(Carsonists/Carlanists) as well as Baltis, but was killed in the Battle of Borrikunda. Left an independent Balticonia without an heir.

House of Hockol

Emperor Clamta III
Overthrew Shtoka III at his coronation by flipping the crown used in the coronation and stabbing the new king with the sharp points. Declared the Empire of Balticonia. Outlawed Catholicism in Balticonia in 1532. A cruel ruler who had a policy throughout his reign of killing one Balti Catholic for each Tyrellian killed by Pondel. Fought against a united Catholic front of Sasta and Pondel, but managed to hold their ground, losing only small amounts of territory. Put down multiple Catholic rebellions with excessive force.

Emperor Clamta IV
Converted to Catholicism on the day of his coronation. Continued the policies of his father, but with a reversal. Now, it was Tyrellians being killed en masse. Invaded Old Utopia during the War of Old Utopian succession as part of a land grab, and conquered most of the country, but was betrayed by his army who were almost all Tyrellians. Clamta was executed in a public show in Cintornia in 1577. Old Utopia occupied the country for the next ten years because there was no claim to the throne until 1587.

House of Mazore

King Mazo II
Stepped up to the throne when Old Utopia renounced their claim. Began the tradition of using a dull-edged crown during the coronation. Declared war on Austronta and successfully made territorial gains, annexing the port of Josefspoort.

King Vltam V
Was frequently insulted by the warmongering Joseph I of Allan Land. In 1651, Vltam mobilized his forces on the border. Allanian forces occupy Vendia and Zveggara and claim these territories for their own. This is too much for Vltam and he declares war on Allan Land. Old Utopia joins the war against Allan land because the two countries had a defensive alliance. Balti forces reached the outskirts of Nokombo and appeared to be winning, but Old Utopia dropped out of the war and Allanian forces rushed to the front and drove the Balti back. The Balti still held strong, retaining possession of Vendia and Zveggara. In 1652, Vltam was killed at the Battle of the Broken Bridges and Balti forces panicked. Allan Land slowly advanced and in 1654, they captured Cintornia and induced the surrender of the Balti.

King Saszo II
The king led the Balti after his father died at broken bridges, but he was forced to flee Cintornia just days before the Allanian forces reached the city. He fought in the war and suffered a wound that was thought mortal at the time. He survived, however, and fled to Pondel. He explained to the Pondels for years the similarities between the two people groups and necessity to unite in the dangerous world of superpowers surrounding Balticonia. After lobbying for years, in 1670, King Podola of Pondel died without an heir, and, believing in Saszo's plan, named Saszo as his heir. Saszo managed to reach the consent of the Pondel Council to allow him to become king of a united Balticonia. He was told he had two years to capture Cintornia and fulfill this goal or he would be deposed and executed. At first, all went well. He captured Baltornia and Puto Vicorrio, but the Allanians drove him back some and forced a stalemate, trying to hold out for the designated two years. nevertheless, the Balti drove on and with ten days remaining, were within 25 miles. In the famous Battle of Platom, an outnumbered army of Balti and Pondels stormed the heavily defended city of Platom, the gateway to Cintornia knowing they had little time in a last gasp maneuver. Almost all died, but the Balti flag was lifted above Platom. Baltis flooded into Platom, hoping to win Balti independence, and with two days left, a final assault was made. street to street fighting ensued, but on the last day, a Balti named Suamel Yosit hoisted the Balti colors over the national capital building. Tears of joy flooded the Balti and the capital was completely taken three days later. The Allanians now fled back to Allan Land, leaving Balticonia unguarded, and the Balti quickly reunited their countrymen. After the war, Saszo attempted to keep the Balti out of the War of Velnaz. Married his son into Pondel.

Mazo III
Stabilized the united government. Declared war on Korania in the War of Velnaz after the Old Utopians promise money. Balticonia is successful, but the Old Utopians lose and the Balti are forced to return Vendia and Zveggara to Tooco, a new country that arose out of the ashes of Allan Land. Mazo then participates in the War of Trade, a war that ends in a stalemate with an armistice line giving Balticonia most of Vendia and Zveggara. Mazo then fights in the Eleven Year's War, playing a major part by capturing Nokombo, overthrowing the government, and forcing the new government to join the coalition against Korania. Balticonia also gains Vestil. Though these wars are very successful, the Balti people think that they were perpetrated by the Pondel advisers of the king, and he is accused of being too friendly to Pondel. This end the Era of Good faith.

King Podola
Named for King Podola of Pondel who had been so influential in the merge of the countries. In 1719, Sasta claimed the Pondel territories of Balticonia saying that the Pondel and Balti had been divided between each other and that the merger of the two had failed. The Sastans then invaded Pondel and captured much of it. The Balti than fought back and drove the Sasts almost back to the border by 1724, only losing Nod Sast. In 1727, Sasta again tried to invaded, this time sweeping wide up the coast, making much progress and conquering Puto Vicorrio and Puto Jockol. The Balti invaded this Sastan land across the Balt Mountains and the battles were hard fought. In 1729, the Balti reached the sea and in late 1730, they captured Puto Vicorrio. In 1731, the Balti launched an attack into Sastan territories, but in 1732, the Balti had been driven back to the border. In 1736, the Balti launched an assault on the Sastan border fortifications, but they were driven back.

King Soloko
In 1747, Soloko invaded Allan Land, still recovering from the Third Coalition. The war was a great success, and Balti soldiers soon had captured the capital. In the following treaty in 1750, the Balti annexed much of eastern Allan Land, far beyond the former claim of Vendia and Zveggara. Austronta now threatened Balticonia's Sastan territories, and Balticonia realized it must fight Austronta before it had to do so alone. In 1753, Balticonia joined the fourth coalition against Austronta. Balticonia won the Battle of the Frightened Coast, a great naval victory over Austronta, and soon Balti soldiers were pouring into Frihomptia to stop the Austrontan advance. At Lamanza, Austronta won a Pyrrhic victory, as Balticonia suffered far fewer casualties. Lamanza was then besieged by the Balti, and after a long siege, Frederick was forced to retreat. Balticonia then offered Sastan rebels most of their land back except for much of Nod Sast in exchange for rebelling against Austronta. The Sastans did so, but the Balti were crushed at Sasadon, and the Sastan rebellion ended, what is more, Austronta captured the Balti parts of Sasta, inflicting a great defeat on the Balti. Finally, in 1755, Allan Land began their long-awaited invasion of Old Utopia, controlled by Austronta, and the pressure on Balticonia was relieved. Balticonia then mustered the strength to invade Sastaville, hoping to reach the port of Liy Ghoortbas and cut off Frederick's return to Austronta. After several hard fought battles, this heroic march was successful. Frederick suffered many casualties picking his way through the heavily defended Sastaville to return home. But, when he did, he gathered his largest army yet, to invade Balticonia. Frederick's overwhelming strength pushed Balticonia out of Sastaville and contained the Balti in the Nuban Peninsula of the Fright Republic. At the Battle of Nuban, Frederick lost tremendous casualties defeating the rocky fortifications of the Balti, but after a victory, Balti soldiers were slaughtered on the beaches swimming out to any ship they could find, hoping to reach home. In 1756, Frederick invaded Balticonia itself, pushing the Balti from Sastaville, and capturing Pondela. At the Battle of Blackwoods, within sight of Baltornia, Balti troops heroically trapped Austrontan soldiers, crippling Frederick's army and forcing him to withdraw to the Sastan border. In 1757, Frederick again mustered another massive army and invaded Balticonia again. This invasion would decide the war, if Frederick won, all of eastern Lezra would be easy pickings and it was on Balticonia that the entire might of the Austrontan Empire fell. With naval invasions in South Coast, Frederick reached the Balt Mountains and prepared for an invasion of the valley. But Balti guerrillas repeatedly harassed the Austrontan troops and the advance was halted 27 miles from Cintornia. Frederick then set out on a campaign of destruction back to the Sastan border, burning Baltornia and Borrikunda on his way and destroying whatever he found. He then invaded up the Grand Balticonian River from Batombia. His men became lost on the Clart Plateau, however, and the devilish shrieks and attacks of Balticonian Sasts brought morale in the Austrontan army to an all time low. Austronta withdrew to Batombia and yet again launched an attack, this time from Nod Sast. By now the Balticonian army had peaked and at the battle of Tupova, the Austrontans were decisively crushed. Frederick once again withdrew, never to return. Frederick then focused on Allan Land, but by 1764, Balticonia was again strong enough to fight Austronta. The Balti invaded Sasta, but were slowed by the border forts built by the Austrontans in the seven years since the Austrontans gave up an invasion of Balticonia. Soloko defeated Frederick at Lutuoka and Frederick was forced to chase the Balti around Sasta the whole summer, watching as the Balti army waxed with Sastan recruits. At the Battle of Fulic, Balticonian cavalry routed Frederick, and Sastaville was taken until Frederick came with another horde and drove the Balti back into Balticonia. After the Second Treaty of Guimone was signed in 1765, Soloko enjoyed peace for the rest of his reign.

Calobo VI
An ingenious leader in international policy, a master in infrastructure and very adept in stabilizing a government. In 1781, the Balti again invaded Sastaville, passing through the border forts with ease. Instead of blundering around Sastaville as Soloko had in the Fourth Coalition, Calobo instead pivoted and drove into Old Utopia, attempting to free that country. At the Battle of Leondar, Austronta was outmaneuvered, and it was disastrous for Frederick. Old Utopia was liberated, and at the Second Battle of the Tenabro River, the river between Sasta and Austronta, Frederick fought for his life in an attempt to reach the safety of Austronta. Balticonian forces outnumbered Frederick 3 to 1, but Frederick managed to cross the river and bombard the Balti, inflicted many casualties. At Lepirberg, Frederick was again defeated as the Balti drove further into Austronta. At the Battle of Guimone, Frederick again lost, now controlling only small part of Austronta. Frederick was killed in battle and a treaty was signed by his son. The war was finally over. Calobo's rule then focused on industrializing Balticonia, improving almost every aspect of the country. In 1803 the Pondels and Sasts in every corner of the kingdom rose up against the government. Cintornia held out however, relieved by reinforcements from Old Utopia, and the threat was neutralized with heavy casualties to all sides. The incident did lead to the Constitution of Balticonia being benevolently gifted by Calobo to the people. When the government of Sastaville collapsed, Calobo met with Old Utopian leader Biel of Kanton Inu to discuss the possibility of a partition. As a result of the agreement, Balticonia gained a small section of Sastaville and the opening up of the port of Liy Ghoutbas to Balticonian trade. After defeating several Sastan revolts, the Balticonians liberated the region of Frihomptia at the citizens request, remembering Balticonia's liberation of the country in the Fifth Coalition. After invading and annexing the Empire of Austronta, the Balticonians sparked the Austrontan Civil Wars, a series of wars whose end result was the puppeting of Austronta by Balticonia and Old Utopia and the restoration of Frederick VI until the outbreak of the Second Austrontan Civil War in which the Austrontans lost millions of soldiers, including many at the particularly deadly battles of Clamar and Comai. After these wars, the Balticonian forces withdrew to the northern border of Austronta, allowing the Austrontans to rule themselves. In 1806, the Pondel minority, with the assistance of the Sasts in Balticonia's new territory, promised a democracy if they were in power and began the Balticonian Civil War. By making promises to support Technocracy, Pondel gained much needed support from Ivorica and from Psunam. Thought the Pondels lost far more troops, they encroached on the Balticonian valley, and smothered the Balti government, resulting in the Pondel seizure of power. However, the promised democracy was not to be. After the razing of Cintornia, a terrible fire that destroyed one of the world's most glorious cities, Ghyab Hustan declared himself supreme dictator of Balticonia in a rousing speech. Calobo VI was soon captured and executed, however, the Old Utopians remarkably rescued his son, Calobo VIII.

Supreme Dictator Ghyab Hustan
Upon ascension to power, Hustan began an oppression of the Baltis, and approximately 4 million were massacred by the bitter Pondels. The warmongering Pondels then invaded the nation of Touco with great success, conquering most of the country. In response to this holocaust, the Pact of Leondar alliance declared war on the Pondels, but never mounted a significant invasion. Santec forces captured coastal Balti towns, but the Pondels murdered the inhabitants before they could be liberated. When peace was finally made, Pondel agreed to stop murdering Baltis and to end their invasion of Touco. In early 1811, Ghyab Hustan was murdered by an unknown assassin.

Supreme Dictator Mazkyo Mumta
Mumta succeeded Hustan as leader and supreme dictator, cracking down further on the Balti and Frihompts still living in Balticonia. In 1812, when the Turkish Koranians invaded the Bakkan territories of Old Utopia through Indyk, the Pondel government participated in the attack with Psunami and Brotherhood for Life assistance. The invasion was unsuccessful, however, and the Pondels were forced to limit their military and relinquish power to Calobo VII in May 1816 when he turned 21. However, a Pondel nationalist assassinated the prince, and a succession crisis arose. Mumta concluded his reign in relative peace, although violent riots between the Balti and Pondels arose near the end of his reign.

King Vlamo Suzsa
A Balti-Marprovi from Tuolee, and a political resistance figure who claims to trace his lineage back to Calobo I who was chosen as the next king. He is politically Isolationist and Protectionist, and was arrested by the Pondels during the occupation, but escaped prison the night before his execution. The violence between Balti and Pondel led to the return of Rimardo Luiza, a leader who is as anti-Pondel as they come returning to Balticonia to vie for possible leadership and to assist the mobs in their fight against Pondel. Rednedonian peacekeepers were sent to Balticonia to help settle the disagreements, but also to bring grain which is scarce after many wildfires destroyed a large portion of the harvest. These peacekeepers produced mixed results, but the conflict seems quieter now. Ghyard Tlatza then arrived from Nov Marprovia, staging a coup to become king.

King Ghyard Tlatza
Tlatza returned to Balticonia from Nov Marprovia, vowing to become king or die trying. His short reign has been quite so far.

The Monarchy of Balticonia