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 <fs smaller>​For an explanation of dates used, please see the [[Calendar]]. See also the [[Imperial timeline|timeline]] for a partial list of Aesedra'​s rulers.</​fs>​ <fs smaller>​For an explanation of dates used, please see the [[Calendar]]. See also the [[Imperial timeline|timeline]] for a partial list of Aesedra'​s rulers.</​fs>​
  
-**[[Bielana]] III [[Rolle]]** was murdered at the age of fourteen in her private rooms in the [[Palace of the Empire]], 20 Icehigh, 11154. Who murdered her and for what reason remain issues of speculation as the perpetrator was swiftly punished and executed that very day, and record of him (it is known he was male) was expunged from the record ​by the [[Green Hand]]. Subsequent [[Emperor]]s have never made it public who it was, and the [[Council of Prefects]] are similarly silent.+**[[Bielana]] III [[Rolle]]** was murdered at the age of fourteen in her private rooms in the [[Palace of the Empire]], 20 Icehigh, 11154. Who murdered her and for what reason remain issues of speculation as the perpetrator was swiftly punished and executed that very day, and record of him (it is known he was male) was expunged from the annals ​by the [[Green Hand]]. Subsequent [[Emperor]]s have never made it public who it was, and the [[Council of Prefects]] are similarly silent.
  
-As with the demise of her similarly ​named ancestor in 11135, ​her death left the [[Aesedra|Empire]] in a perilous state. **Bielana** was a member of the [[Nither]]ese line who had ascended to the [[Throne]] and was a descendant of **[[Jortonis]] IV Rolle** who was given the Throne over the arguably stronger claim of **[[Alasmina V Rolle]]** in 11135. This brought the Empire to the edge of civil war until the [[Compromise of 11135]] was agreed upon.+As with the demise of her like-named ancestor in 11135, ​**Bielana'​s** ​death left the [[Aesedra|Empire]] in a perilous state. **Bielana** was a member of the [[Nither]]ese line who had ascended to the [[Throne]] and was a descendant of **[[Jortonis]] IV Rolle** who was given the Throne over the arguably stronger claim of **[[Alasmina V Rolle]]** in 11135. This brought the Empire to the edge of civil war until the [[Compromise of 11135]] was agreed upon.
  
 The reigns of all subsequent Emperors were brief, with none lasting more than seven years. One reign, that of **[[Ospertine]]** was particularly damaging to the Empire due to his unruly and morally lax attitude to governing. The reigns of all subsequent Emperors were brief, with none lasting more than seven years. One reign, that of **[[Ospertine]]** was particularly damaging to the Empire due to his unruly and morally lax attitude to governing.
  
-**Alasmina**'​s also brief reign disturbed the good working order of the Empire, but for vastly different reasons. Her actions are still felt 800 years later.+**Alasmina**'​s also short reign disturbed the good working order of the Empire, but for vastly different reasons. Her actions are still felt 800 years later.
  
 So when **Bielana III** was murdered, the people of Aesedra were weary of the succession of leaders. Unfortunately,​ they weren'​t to get an easy solution. The line of succession was not clear (it was hoped Bielana would marry and bear children to rectify this). [[Kenerte Rolle]], the then duke of [[Iron Gates]] had precedence, being a cousin of [[Lasildra Rolle]], but he forswore it, feeling the role of Emperor was tainted. So when **Bielana III** was murdered, the people of Aesedra were weary of the succession of leaders. Unfortunately,​ they weren'​t to get an easy solution. The line of succession was not clear (it was hoped Bielana would marry and bear children to rectify this). [[Kenerte Rolle]], the then duke of [[Iron Gates]] had precedence, being a cousin of [[Lasildra Rolle]], but he forswore it, feeling the role of Emperor was tainted.
  
-The next in line was duke [[Charlan Rolle]] of [[Senei]], ​both old and childless, but his claim was disputed by both the duke of Nither, [[Sulbard Rolle]] and his distant cousin, the lady [[Uloria]], each of whom were descended from **Jortonis IV**. Uloria was descended from duke [[Yespir]] (**Jortonis IV**'s father) and Sulbard came from [[Lailie]], Yespir'​s wife, from another Nitherese branch of the Rolles. Sulbard argued that because he was the sitting duke, he had precedence over Uloria. This also was precedented before in Aesedran history.+The next in line was duke [[Charlan Rolle]] of [[Senei]], old and childless, but his claim was disputed by both the duke of Nither, [[Sulbard Rolle]] and his distant cousin, the lady [[Uloria]], each of whom were descended from **Jortonis IV**. Uloria was descended from duke [[Yespir]] (**Jortonis IV**'s father) and Sulbard came from [[Lailie]], Yespir'​s wife, from another Nitherese branch of the Rolles. Sulbard argued that because he was the sitting duke, he had precedence over Uloria. This also was precedented before in Aesedran history.
  
 The Council decided to hear their claims and ruled the Empire as proxies for nearly six months while the various parties squabbled, then made their way to Kyne to present their case. While on a ceremonial boat on [[Seling Deep]] in Heatrick of 11154, Charlan, Sulbard and his family, and Uloria all died instantly after it was blown up by saboteurs. The Council decided to hear their claims and ruled the Empire as proxies for nearly six months while the various parties squabbled, then made their way to Kyne to present their case. While on a ceremonial boat on [[Seling Deep]] in Heatrick of 11154, Charlan, Sulbard and his family, and Uloria all died instantly after it was blown up by saboteurs.
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