Emperor of the Known World
Note, that due to the divine status of the Most Holy Emperor, nothing named after Lord Kordaava should bear the exact same spelling as the Emperor himself. When referring to anything named after Kordaava, but not the man himself, the second “a” is omitted. For example, Lord Kordaava was born in the city of Kordava.
Born in Kordava as Marcosta Kordaava. His father, Siron Kordaava, was a military officer and is now a baron near the city of Kordava. His Mother, Leshka Kordaava, is a manipulative, power-hungry baroness who has actively exploited her son’s rise to power. Kordaava was born prematurely at sea, just a few miles from the city of Kordava, sailing home from Tanai.
Kordaava earned his stripes adventuring in the Garnon Forest, farming lotus poison and wrestling swamp demons. His adventuring companion was Thulsa Doom, a priest of Set. Ambitious for power these two colluded, schemed, and traveled the world over seeking glory, magic, and power. Every adventuring group needs a powerful wizard friend – enter Lalfroth.
Rise to Prominance
After gaining reputation as an adventurer Kordaava took an unusual turn. He joined the army of King Ptolemy, who ruled a thriving country based in Saratov roughly 45 years ago. Over the next 10 years Kordaava rose to prominence. He became Head of the Army about 35 years ago. From there Kordaava led many successful military campaigns of conquest against Ptolemy’s neighbors.
Thirty years ago the demons showed up and with a show of military strength Kordaava declared himself emperor. King Ptolemy gracefully stepped aside, apparently content to allow Kordaava the glory, and over the next ten years Kordaava conquored the world, establishing Saratov as his Imperial Capitol.
The Imperial Family
Kordaava’s father, Siron Kordaava, was a military officer and is now a baron near the city of Kordava. He is content to live the good life. Generally good natured, it’s easy to see how Kordaava inherited his depth of spirit and wisdom. Siron spends his days administering his small barony as cleverly as possible, desiring always to be a good example for his son.
Kordaava’s Mother, Leshka Kordaava, is a manipulative, power-hungry baroness who has actively exploited her son’s rise to power. Technically still married to Siron, the two are estranged. She has been granted a separate barony just outside Saratov and is regularly in Court.
Kordaava has of course taken many consorts, some human, some otherwise. Most are bastards but a few have been recognized as having standing in the royal family. The titles are granted, but actual chain of succession has been left ambiguous.
Princess Lian. Mother is Tinielle. Tall, blond, striking, athletic, perfectly proportioned. Perhaps the most beautiful woman in the empire. Bred for beauty.