Archive:House of Azud

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Azud
Ashud
Imperial house
Country Asota
EstatesSeveral worldwide
Parent houseHouse of Ovan
Titles
  • Lord of the Sebn
  • Emperor of Transmiraria
  • Mouthpiece of Akal
  • Conqueror of the West
  • Saviour of the Asotans
Foundedc.1049 (1049)
FounderA-Shūd Mirem
Final rulerAshud Mira
Dissolution1614
EthnicityTransmirarian
Vaniuan

The House of Azud was a royal dynasty in modern-day Asota from the 11th century CE until 1614 CE. The dynasty primarily ruled the countries surrounding the Sebn River.

Etymology

The name Azud comes from the name of its founder, A-Shūd Mirem

History

The House of Azud was founded around 1049 CE when A-Shūd Mirem, the only remaining legitimate descent of Ovan, founder of Limve, was crowned Lord of the Sebn. He ruled until 1071 and was succeeded by his son. Following the tradition at the time, A-Shūd's son adopted his father's name as a surname, becoming Mel A-Shūd.

Crisis of the Sebenese Succession

After ruling for 28 years King Ashud Mira died of natural causes on the 8th of October, 1614. His reputation as the "Virgin King" sparked a succession crisis. The closest relative to the late Mira was Meun Grivas of Masina, heir-apparent to the Batan dynasty in Liosol. However, the Council of Limve, a group of elders and advisors to the royal court, made attempts to find other replacements. Their reasoning for this was that they wanted to maintain their independence as a member of the Alotol Confederation and knew that that would not be possible were they a subject of Setole. The Council tentatively elected Darem Samet, a high-ranking nobleman from the region of Palea, as the next king.

In response to this snub, Grivas, with permission from White Meranth, the king of Setole, launched an invasion of Asota. This brief invasion shocked other members of the Alotol Confederation and, according to scholars, was one event that contributed to its eventual dissolution. After two weeks of minor skirmishes along the borders, the Sedelic forces located in Solama took command of the region and blocked off Asota's access to the sea. With an economic crisis in sight, the Council of Limve held an emergency meeting and soon after sued for peace. Meun Grivas assumed control over Asota and disbanded the Council of Limve. He also carved up the Solama Region and made it a possession of Setole as a preventative measure against any rebellion toward his rule.

Modern claims

Since Asota gained its independence in the 19th century there have been many claims to the defunct Sebenese throne. The most credible claims have been made by descendants of Darem Samet. They reason that the endorsement by the Council of Limve gives them a legitimate path to the throne and a continuation of the Azud dynasty. However, the Court of Batan, which currently has limited rule over Asota, refutes this logic by delegitimizing the role of the Council of Limve in the process of choosing the monarch.