Old Abyss Empire

AbyssThe Old Abyss Empire predates the rest of Creation as we know it. It was comprised a number of rocks of creation in the Abyss, some of which provided the foundations of the five Great Powers, while others have only recently been rediscovered.

Succession

The Succession of the Old Abyss Empire followed in an unbroken line from Father to Son as follows:

Justin the Stern, who set up the succession and demanded sons be the successors only.

his son,

Theodosius the Clever, who maintained the succession but allowed the succession of second generation sons through the female line like France instead of the Holy Roman Empire.

his son,

Valentinian the Conquerer, who was too busy conquering everything he could find to work on much else. He had a habit of throwing lavish triumphs. During his reign, the twenty-six large Rocks of  Creation of the ‘Brownwater’ Empire were on verge of collapse, was he was looking at ‘Bluewater’ abyss conquests.

his son,

Cornelius the Elder or Consolidator, who ended up too busy consolidating the twenty-six major Rocks, and tens of thousands of minor ones, to ensure that there was a government that had common elements while respecting local traditions and autonomy.

his son,

Cornelius the Younger (Cornelius the Great), began the transition to ‘solidify the abyss space’ between major rocks. Died with the work half-finished. Thirteen of the twenty-six rocks were incorporated into “Shadow”. He moved his capital to Thelbane, and separated the thrones of Thelbane and the Old Empire. The thirteen territories in the abyss were depopulated and subject to repeated calamity.

his son,

Swayville the Great, who holds the twin titles of King of Thelbane and Emperor of the Black Zone; and titular Emperor of the Old Abyss Empire.