HIGH KING MICKEAL III of ANDORIA, ruler 507-
Full Name: Mickeal Ryahin T'erianl Jerin Liesnez Verrel Dehlainz III, King of
Andor. Born in the year 479 to Rylian and his first wife, Leini, a full-blooded
elf from Alfhame.
Mickeal (often called Micky) is 5'7", with tightly curly brown hair with
russet highlights; he wears it pushed up into a sort of crest, leaving the sides
of his head free; long in the back (over the collar); wears sideburns. Eyes are
slanted, brilliant moss-green, very narrow; can often look truly demonic (the
eyes betray his elven blood). His face is flattish, almost comical, but rather
handsome in an odd way. Nose is broad, face very expressive. Is slender but
muscular, broad shoulders, narrow waist, built very compactly (swimmer's
physique). While he inherited his mother's delicate appearance and build, his
ears aren't pointed, and other than his eyes, there's really no indication that
he's elf-blooded at all.
Micky is overall cheerful and friendly, particularly when in Andor. He can be
cunning, sly, and devious when he wants to be. Seems often a contradiction of
himself. Wants to be a good and kindly benevolent sort but is hampered by his
reckless nature and fierce need to protect and serve the Andorian League. He's
still rather young and daring, but takes his duties seriously now as he couldn't
when he was a boy (as a child he ran away from home more than once, and is now
even more afraid of accepting his background, as he doesn't want to be
King--accepting the position thrust upon him was one sign of his really growing
up). Micky is almost constantly in motion; slightly hyperactive, he often speaks
before thinking and is moving again before he can be pinned down.
He gained from his father his quick wit and intelligence, but he lacks his
father's far-sightedness. Mickeal is more a king like Priam was: headstrong and
stubborn and much more willing to take on anyone who disagrees with what he
thinks is RIGHT. He admires his father for bring so much peace to the land, but
he knows you can't force people to be good. Much more of a "let 'em fight and
sort out the winners, later" sort. He is, however, deeply and passionately
Andorian, a patriot to the core, and will stand for no insult to his nation.
When he was born, Mickeal was not very close in line for the throne, for King
Priam IX (Rylian's brother) was at that time the High King of the Andorian
League, and it was assumed the King would marry and have sons and daughters of
When Micky was six, his mother died in childbirth, taking her child with her.
The boy was devastated, and he ran away for the first time. He was brought back
several days later, but by then he'd made his way to Kati-Tei (the nearest city)
and seen his first duel (this was a duel for personal honour, as there were no
formal arenas at that time). When his father married again, to Tahrriena, Micky
ran away again, and this time made his way all the way down to Ardivent, where,
at the age of sixteen, he signed on to a dueling team. Not long afterwards, he
got into an argument with his manager, and the angry youth threw the old man out
the window (they were on the third floor). Now, while the murder of a manager is
considered in Ardivent to be at times a great service, in this case the manager
landed on the Ardivent Baron's prize stallion, which had been tied up below.
Micky was immediately put under arrest for the killing of the horse, and he
hurriedly made his escape. He took on a pseudonym and roamed for a few years,
managing teams himself. When he turned twenty, word came to him that his uncle
Priam had been assassinated. This assassination took place at the time of the
founding of the Andorian Arena on the Isle of the Eye--Rylian was crowned king,
for Priam was childless, and Micky was called home to accept his duties as the
new Crown Prince. Micky rebelled, angry at the murder of his uncle and not
wanting the new responsibilities, so he went to the Isle of the Eye and took on
the job of Spy Master for the new Andorian Arena, which granted him immortality
and took him neatly out of the reckoning, for an immortal king would be
In the year 496, Mickeal met Lady Samarra of Ardivent and began wooing her.
She moved with him to the Isle and they married some time later. In 501, Samarra
and Mickeal became the proud parents of triplets: Mickeal IV, Vraal, and Leina.
However, the ideal family was shattered in the year 504 when, during the Rirorni
attack on Alastari, Mickeal was killed by a Shaman's devastating spell. There
would be no resurrection, for the spell left no soul to be summoned from beyond.
However, what they did not know then, was in the future a Chaos Lord name of
Rabah Kal chose, for his own reasons, to reach into the past where he snagged
Mickeal off the battlefield and brought him forward in time, to 506, just to see
what he would do when he found out that, as part of the treaty with the Karnhorn
Empire, Samarra was to be married to Prince Zarhed of Jurine. Mickeal,
disoriented at the loss of two years of his life, and unwilling to cast Andoria
into war with Karnhorn, turned down returning to his life and took a disguise,
working in Andorak as Mischa, a valet. When Queen Ieashia, his father's beloved
wife, died as a result of illness, Mischa went to Ahringol to bargain for her
life, trading himself--after all, technically, he wasn't alive at all! However,
Ahringol tricked him, and when Rylian died, Micky was returned to Andor, in full
view of the entire cabinet and his younger brother, and there proclaimed King by
the will of the gods and to the extreme relief of thirteen-year-old Priam. Two
months after his return, Samarra divorced him (although there was some question
as to whether the marriage was still legal at this point).
CHANCELLOR ARRION BOHR
The Chancellor Arrion was his late Majesty Ryllian's tutor (and his brother
Priam's), and has known both since childhood. He honestly prefers Rylian's
methods of government, but never spoke out against Priam's more aggressive rule.
Is uncertain, at this juncture, as to how he feels about Mickeal, but will, as
always, remain loyal to crown and country.
Queen Tahrriena once worshipped her husband and often wondered how she got so
lucky as to actually marry him; but she also felt in constant competition with
his dead wife, Leini. In 504, lonely and feeling neglected due to Rylian's
involvement with the war with the Rirorni, Tahrriena began an affair with Lord
Nulndrathen, who involved her in a plot to assassinate the children of Leini's
dead son, thereby ensuring that the succession would fall upon Priam rather than
the descendants of Rylian's first wife. Nuldrathen intended to assassinate
Rylian as well and set himself up as Regent for the young Priam; when Tahrriena
discovered this the plot collapsed; she refused to cooperate and Nuldrathen
informed the King of her treachery, having saved incriminating documents with
her signature. As the only evidence against Nuldrathen himself was Tahrriena's
(highly suspect) accusations, he got emerged from the scandal relatively
unscathed; Tahrriena was divorced and imprisoned in 505, then banished from
Andoria. She was captured and sold into slavery in the Karnhorn Empire, where
she was found, purchased, and freed by the Moryan Ambassador to Andoria, Baron
Taliesin. She currently lives on his estates in Morya.
Despite her hatred for Leini's descendants, her loyalties and affections for
the League are never questioned; she would gladly die in its cause, should she
have to, and she would certainly fight to protect her son.
Priam X is an idealistic boy. Shocked by his mother's affair and its
denouement, he is torn between both parents and his sense of duty; he was
remarkably relieved when Micky was returned to them by the gods, and gives
prayers of thanks daily that he wasn't suddenly forced to become king over a
Priam breeds dogs, and has a kennel full of 'em. He's happier working with
his hands than trying to think about ruling a country. He was ecstatic at the
sudden return of his older brother and is fiercely loyal to him.
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