High Queen Brahm
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Brahm raza Alexandros XVI
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Date of Birth 1299
Date of Death
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1351
Alexandria
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Race Human
Gender Female
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Family Information
House / Clan House of Alexandros
Family Members High King Angen (husband)
High King Donovan (father)
High Prince Burton (brother)
Garnet XVII (daughter)
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"In this fray we must win by any means, fair or foul!"
High Queen Brahm

Brahm raza Alexandros XVI (born 1299 - 1351 NS) was a High Queen of Nora from 1331 until her death in 1351. Brahm was a daughter of High King Donovan ab Alexandros and was born during his reign. At the age of eleven, Brahm became the heir to the throne when her older brother, High Prince Burton died.

High Queen Brahm has been described by many scholars as an insane tyrant. As an individual, Brahm was short and homely, though intelligent. She seemed to have suffered from certain personality disorders, especially towards the end of her reign. She cultivated a courtly atmosphere where the queen was an elevated figure, and art and culture were at the center, in contrast to the fraternal, martial court of her father.

Brahm's posthumous reputation has to a large extent been shaped by playwrights, who portray Brahm's misrule as responsible for the grim state of the land during her rule. Most authorities agree that, even though her policies were not unprecedented or entirely unrealistic, the way in which she carried them out was unacceptable to the political establishment, and this led to her downfall.

Biography


Early life

1299 - Born

The Death of High Prince Burton

1310 - Burton Drowns

Marriage to Prince Angen

1314 - Marries Angen

Rise to the throne

1331 - King Donovan dies and Brahm takes Queen

Early reign

Inner Sea Flood of 1335

The elves called it the Dwrysgethrin. Brahm had given birth to Garnet not long before the flood. Many complained about Brahm's apparent uncaring nature towards the disaster.

Later reign

Assassinations of the patrons of the Houses of Book, Edwards, and Waryk

1339 - Execution of Duke; rather than pardon.
1340 - Discovery and elimination of the Trident.

Lords Yophren Book, Urias Edwards, and Kalan Waryk.

Changing of policy and the Swan Uprising

High Queen Brahm places a number of unpopular edicts, including a raising of taxes and greater rights given to the nobility. This is seen by many as a violation of the Countryman Decree.

A rebellion along the Blue Regal is formed by william-swann. 1345 - Swan Uprising begins

"Fair or foul"

1347 - Fair or Foul. All stops are pulled in order to put down the rebellion. Allowance of torture, kidnapping, property seizure and on-site executions.

Condemnation of Ilefain and House d'Chantfeu

Assassination attempt

1349 - Assination attempt in Anhela

While visiting Anhela, a wizard attempted to assassinate High Queen Brahm and Vathroni King Beornin who was nearby. The attempt failed due to royal abjurers. The assassin was arrested, his fate afterwards remains unknown.

Occupation of Ilefain and death

1351 - Seige of Lindblum and Death

The Whispering Court


Due to the culture of paranoia High Queen Brahm's informants' cultivated, the culture of court life under Brahm was riddled with intrigue and secrets. The court was highly factionalized and secret alliances and betrayals were common.

Reign


Brahm's Last Laugh


High Queen Brahm set up a number of "dead man switches" to go off should she ever die before what she believed to be her natural death. Through secret contracts, special instructions and even alliances which were specifically designed to fail without her intervention, she sought to set up an elaborate string of vengeances from beyond her grave.

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