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The Sultan

Sultan Ori al-Karim, Sultan of Kafair

The Sultan at his coronation (please imagine he has an eye patch on in this for the sake of his IC story)

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Official full title: Sovereign of The Sublime House of Karim, Sultan es Selatin, Khakhan, Commander of the faithful and Successor of the Prophet of the lord of the Universe, Custodian of the Holy Cities of Mecca, Medina and Kouds, Kayser-i Rum, Padishah of The Three Cities of Istanbul, Edirne and Bursa, and of the Cities of Châm and Cairo, of all Azerbaijan, of the Maghreb, of Barkah, of Kairouan, of Alep, of the Arab and Persian Iraq, of Basra, of El Hasa strip, of Raqqa, of Mosul, of Parthia, of Diyâr-ı Bekr, of Cilicia, of the provinces of Erzurum, of Sivas, of Adana, of Karaman, of Van, of Barbaria, of Habech , of Tunisia, of Tripoli, of Châm, of Cyprus, of Rhodes, of Crete, of the province of Morea, of Bahr-i Sefid, of Bahr-i Siyah, of Anatolia, of Rumelia, of Bagdad, of Kurdistan, of Greece, of Turkestan, of Tartary, of Circassia, of the two regions of Kabarda, of Gorjestan, of the steppe of Kipchaks, of the whole country of the Tatars, of Kefa and of all the neighbouring regions, of Bosnia, of the City and Fort of Belgrade, of the province of Sirbistan, with all the castles and cities, of all Arnaut, of all Eflak and Bogdania, as well as all the dependencies and borders, and many others countries and cities, Ruler of the Plane of the Sun, Goddess/God of Terra, King of the 7th House, Owner of the Great Blade, the Vizier of Israel, Vizier of Egypt, Vizier of Syria, Vizier of Sudan, Vizier of Jordan, Vizier of Lebanon, Vizier of Syria, Vizier of Iran, Vizier of Iraq, Vizier of Turkey, Vizier of Armenia, Vizier of Azerbaijan, Vizier of Turkmenistan, Vizier of Uzbekistan, Vizier of Kyrgyzstan, Vizier of Tajikistan, Vizier of Afghanistan, Vizier of Pakistan, Vizier of all territories, of which these shall become, that most Holy Majesty, Head of the Temple of the Sun and Moons, Uniter of the East and West, Holder of the Sun, Holder of the Moon, Wielder of the Crimson Blade, Wielder of the Dagger of Moon, Bearer of the Torch, Guardian of the 7 borders, Savior of the Sultanate, Bulwark of the Seasons, Holder of the Divine Scimitar, True Bloodbourne, His Sun Blessed Majesty, Long may he rein, Forever may he live, the Fresh Sultan of Kafair, Guardian of the Endless Desert, Lord of the Sand, Protector of the Middle East, Warden of the East

In office:
2019 - Current

Preceded by: Sultan Adil al-Karim
Succeeded by: N/A

Holder of the Jerusalem Cross, a gift from the now dead Kaiser of the 2nd Imperial German Reich

Personal Details


September 12, 1992 (age 27)
Jerusalem, Kafair



Political Party:

Kafairian Monarchist Party(KMP)






Mira al-Karim, Anzeir al-Karim (Brother, Killed in the bombing of Central Rift Command), Oran al-Karim (Brother, Usurper to the Throne, Presumed dead after being taken by the Confederation Secret Police), 5 more nameless brothers


Royal Kafairian University, Royal Education, Royal Kafairian Military Academy
- Degrees in Politics, Mathematics, History (Masters)


Suniezren, The Woreship of the Deities of the Sun and Moon


"When the Sun shall set, and when the world will go dark, only then will Kafair fall, and only then will I abandon this nation, and its' peoples."
- Sultan Ori al-Karim, at his inauguration speech after the death of his father

Early Life

The sultan spent significant amount of time at his early age jumping between a mess of tutors and instructors, the finest Kafair could find. He was a quiet boy when he was younger, and was nicknamed by his siblings as Tchofeh (Watcher), because he always seemed to just watch quietly at events. At age 14 his father finally took it upon himself to open Ori from his shell, and succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, thrusting him into poltics.

Rise in Politics

Ori spent his first few years tagging along with his older siblings or ambassadors to different nations, learning to mingle and work with nobles. He grew a love of both warfare and diplomacy through this, but got bored. Eventually, he went higher up in the food chain at age 16, being sent off on his very first 'solo' assignment to a vassal nation of Kafair (which has since been annexed fully), spending 6 months there. He did have two experienced advisers with him, but he quickly outgrew his need of them, becoming a popular diplomat. Seeing his aptitude for diplomacy, he was named his father heir, over his two older siblings. Both were angry, naturally, and plotted to have Ori killed.

Ori would eventually be alerted by one of his younger brothers as to the plot when one of the older siblings let part of it slip, and he confronted them. While both were older and stronger physically, Ori had prepared, and once he gloated them into telling him their plan, he dropped a coin to the ground, a sign for a group of 6 Royal Guards who had been around the corner to run out and arrest the pair, who'd be executed for treason.

Upon the death of his 76 year old Father by one of his bodyguards at a speech, he rose to the throne. Quickly becoming popular, he would sustain the deaths of two of his three remaining siblings, that being, Anzeir (Younger by a Year), and Oran (his other triplet). In order of their deaths, it was:

Anzeir, who died in the destruction of the Rift Bunker
Oran, who was taken off by Confederation Secret Police after imprisoning, couping, imitating, and committing war crimes, under the guise of Ori.


He has, as of now, passed a large number of rather famous policies, but has generally worked, like his father, to improve quality of life for his people. He has been named, even if he is a popular leader, as a brutal man, which is a fair description of him. He is directly responsible for the deaths of all his siblings (aside from Anzeir, he was killed by accident at the destruction of the bunker, and Mira, who is still alive and very close to Ori), and these have been brutal at times, with anything from beheading, burning alive, or, for his two older brothers, suffocation by burying them alive.


  • Executive Order 824
    Order which brought about the immediate end to the many prison camps around Kafair, and the relocating of their inmates to rehabilitation centers.

  • Repeal: The Cleanse Policy
    The Cleanse Policy was a 132 year old Policy, stating that anyone not following the traditions and religion of Kafair was to be, well, cleansed. This was repealed, but was really more of a name change, as he then made it so those not following the Temple, similar to those who opt out of mandatory military service, are placed lower on the priority list for anything from getting a job, getting into higher education, or even getting a loan or car.

For & Against

  • For: Monarchy, Theocratic Monarchy, Religion, Military Expansion, Colonization, the use of Swords, Space Exploration

  • Neutral: Democracy, Dictatorships

  • Against: Dishonorable Conduct, Pacifism, Atheism, Isolationism, lack of Scientific Advancement, Communism, Fascism, Socialism, Matriarchy, Slavery

Personal Information

The sultan spends many hours per day, when not in meetings, either practicing his swordplay, or playing board based War Games. He is also a trained cartographer, and enjoys making maps for these war games in his free time. A avid believer in the benefits of good company, his inner circle of nobles are all close to him, and on particularly quiet days they can be found in various quiet parts of the royal palace playing these war games, many of which they created themselves, to keep their minds sharp.

Personal Trivia

  • The Sultan is a avid swordfighter. He is well known in the world as a master swordfighter, and always carries a sword with him.

  • The Sultan, while he may look young, is a hardened warrior. A veteran of the Royal Airforce, the Army, and the Royal Navy, he was a total of 10 years of active service.

  • After the coup by his now MIA brother, the Sultan's body is covered in cuts and scars. Visible from his face to his feet, his body is a patchwork of injuries.

  • The Sultan has, his father aside, brought the most change to Kafair, both in policies and economics.

  • The Sultan was the Chairman of the Civil Congress of the Confederation of Corrupt Dictators (Under the Justice Party (JP) ticket, and then under the combined Greener Justice Party (GJP), though his term was prematurely cut short by the outbreak of the Jocospite Civil War (you can find a comprehensive overview, put together by the Archivists at the Royal Library here).

  • There exists a fully fledged song around the title of Fresh Sultan of Kafair, made by a composer from Alpes a Septentrionali Imperium.

    Now, this is a story all about how
    My life got all turned around
    And I'd like to take a minute
    Just sit right there
    I'll tell you how I became the Sultan of a realm called Kafair
    In west Damascus born and raised
    Out in courtyard was where I spent most of my days
    Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
    And all shootin some b-ball outside the palace
    When a couple of guys who were up to no good
    Started making trouble in my palatial crib
    I got in one little duel and my mom got scared
    She said 'You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Kafair'
    I begged and pleaded with her day after day
    But she packed my things and sent me on my way
    She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
    I put my turban on and said, 'I might as well kick it'.
    Royal life, yo this is bad
    Drinking Limonana out of a champagne flute.
    Is this what the people of Kafair living like?
    Hmm this might be alright.
    But wait I hear they're fancy, sultanic, all that
    Is this the type of place that they just send this cool cat?
    I don't think so
    I'll see when I get there
    I hope they're prepared for the Fresh Sultan of Kafair
    Well, the plane landed and when I came out
    There was a dude who looked like a soldier standing there with my name out
    I ain't trying to get enlisted yet
    I just got here
    I sprang with the quickness like the sun, disappeared
    I whistled for a elephant and when it came near
    The armor plate said fresh and it had dice on the tusk
    If anything I could say that this mount was rare
    But I thought 'Nah, forget it' - 'Yo, homes to Kafair'
    I pulled up to the palace about seven or eigth
    And I yelled to the driver 'Yo see ya later'
    I looked at my Sultanate
    I was finally there
    To sit on my throne as the Fresh Sultan of Kafair


“This world has 3 types of rulers. Those who simply are, that meaning, they rule, they died, and are written as yet another name in a dusty old book. There are those who are ruled, if that be by corporations, their court, or even their own greed. And then there are those who shape the world, who challenge your views, who inspire reverence from their people, whos people give their lives for your cause. You can guess which one I am.” -The Sultan

“There are few scum as low as fascists and communists. Those who follow these ideologies are buffoons and idiots who have yet to understand the history behind what they preach.” -The Sultan

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