Kingpriests of Istar
Article written by Kranar Drogin & Chris Pierson
The Kingpriest of Istar is the ruler of the Holy Empire of Istar. First created in 280 PC, the position holds power over both the city of Istar and the nation as a whole. The Kingpriest is usually a cleric or priest of Paladine first and foremost, though there have been exceptions.
The term Kingpriest often seems to refer to a single person, though in truth there have been many Kingpriests.
Past Kingpriests of Istar
Ardosean I (216 PC - 198 PC) deposed Theorollyn II for involvement in Theorollyn I's death. He ruled from Istar while Theorollyn II established a rival church in Losarcum. This was called the first schism, but would end in 192 PC with his death.
Vasari II (121 PC - 101 PC) became the next Kingpriest after much contraversy. Pradian claimed to have been named heir without witnesses, while the church named Vasari II. Pradian took the Crown of Power and hid it, and a rival faction was formed. They fight the Three-Thrones War.
Pradian (118 PC - 105 PC) was expelled from Istar and crowned himself Kingpriest in Govinna. Hid the Crown of power in the catacombs beneath the dity. This resulted in the Manifest Virtue, and the two factions split the Empire.
Kurnos the Usurper (Autumn, 40 PC) was crowned following the death of Symeon IV. He quickly was corrupted and fell to evil.
Beldinas Pilofiro (Autumn, 40 PC - 0 PC) was the final, and most powerful Kingpriest to ever have led the Holy Empire of Istar. He is the one to have brought down the Cataclysm upon Ansalon that led to the deaths of thousands of people.
In Chosen of the Gods, it actually states that Ardosean IV beheaded Vasari II, and not Vasar III. This was later changed in Legends of the Twins.
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