Dirk V and Chamayn II

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Dirk V and Chamayn II
Sovereign: Dirk Ivanovich
Consort: Chamayn of Castile
Caid Crown #: 56
Preceded by: Dietrich III and Adriana II
Succeeded by: Sven and Kolfinna

Their Majesties, Dirk V and Chamayn, fifty-sixth King and Queen of Caid, reigned 11/12/2005-06/03/2006.


Harken back, all ye good gentles of Caid to a time of Myth and Legend, an Age of Heroes, when a Greek King won a Persian Bride and brought peace to warring lands. Well did They rule for a time; but there were those in His kingdom that resented a Persian ruler and those in Her kingdom that saw Her ascension to the throne as little more than a decorative captivity. Though they distrusted each the other, the two factions found common ground in their desire to dissolve this union.

The Greek dissenters smuggled the Persian insurgents into the capital and, under cover of dark night, the Persians stole into the palace and kidnapped the Queen. The King, who had been away on campaign, returned mere days later and his wrath was terrible to behold. Though tired from campaigning, His army shared the King's affront and they prepared to march once more.

The King would need to move quickly to try and intercept the foul brigands that had stolen His Queen, so He took with Him only 100 of his best Hoplites. They chased the insurgents to a walled city at the edge of the desert. The King knew he was ill-equipped to lay siege to the city but he had a plan. During Their reign, They had accumulated more baskets than the King could easily count. He sent for the baskets and disguised Himself and His men as a merchant caravan selling baskets, blue glass and dried herbs.

Once inside, the King and His men secreted themselves until after nightfall. Under cover of darkness, they stole inside the building where the Queen was being held and slew many of the conspirators. The rest, however, escaped to join the desert tribes where they continue to hide out. The King, now united with His Queen, returned home and, together, They swore that They would hunt down the rest of the conspirators though it may mean declaring war on the desert tribes.

In the interim, They rested their army until the desert sun would not beat down quite so hard and the time was right for war.



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