The Kingdom of Lagod was established around 1500 BP, by the powerful Chieftain, Gethmere. Gethmere held vast lands in Lower Lagod and made the other Chieftains in the region pay homage to him. Those that opposed him were brutally suppressed. The Chieftains that accepted Gethmere's rule were given lands and became Counts of Lagod.
Rise of LagodEdit
By 1400 BP the Kingdom of Lagod had risen to become one of the most powerful Angal Kingdoms. During the Ingalish raids around the 1350's, the King's of Eldermere and Arendelle had sought support from Lagod. King Rygun reluctantly sent a token force to support the Kingdom of Eldermere, he did this only to protect Lagodian trade routes to the eastern coast.
When Renley Andermere conquered Eldermere in 1330 BP, he sought peace with the Ingallish invaders, once again to protect his trade routes and agreed to the marriage of his son, Prince Hadian, to Evelyn, daughter of King Renley.
Spread of Cruisianity and the Cruisian War of LagodEdit
King Rygun had allowed Ingallish Cruisian Priests to settle in Lagod, but remained a believer of Argylism. His son, Hadian, however converted to Cruisianity under the persuasion of his Ingallish wife. When Hadian was crowned King of Lagod, he encouraged the establishment of religious institutions and financed the construction of many churches.
Hadian became so devout, a number of Argylist Lagodian nobles began to plot against the King. A number of assassination attempts on Hadian were foiled and the nobles found responsible had the lands of their families removed and executed.
King Hadian died in 1286 BP. Hadian had been a popular King and had ruled his Kingdom with efficiency and had been good to the peasant population. The Lagodian Churches had become a source of shelter for the poor and provided food for many. Hadian had two sons by Evelyn, who both died prior to his death. Two claimants made a claim for the Lagodian throne. Magius, the brother of Hadian and Drustian, who had married Hadian's only daughter.
The Lagodian Council of Nobles was split between Magius and Drustian. Magius was the favoured claimant amongst the majority, receiving support from those loyal to the House of Balion and Argylist nobles. Drustian on the other hand had the support of the Cruisian nobles and the Cruisian peasants.
Magius had a number of high ranking Cruisian nobles executed and seized the crown for himself. In retaliation Drustian rallied an army and met Magius at the Battle of Trion, where Drustian suffered defeat.
After the battle of Trion, Drustian was forced into exile in Eldermere and Magius led a ruthless campaign of revenge on those nobles that had supported Drustian. Cruisian peasants also suffered the wrath of King Magius and thousands were executed in a purge against Cruisians.
Whilst Drustian formed a new army in exile, a peasant revolt erupted across Lagod and an Ingallish priest, Victor Hallingbury led the Cruisian revolt. Magius crushed a peasant army at the Batte of Nymesbury in 1284 BP, but suffered large losses.
Drustian returned to Lagod in 1283 BP at the head of a large army and supported by the Kingdom of Eldermere and Arendelle. Drustian joied with the Cruisian peasant army and besieged the city of Lagod.
The siege of Lagod lasted four months, before Magius left the safety of his walls, forced by famine, to meet Drustian on the battlefield. Magius' army was comprehensively beaten and Magius was killed attempting to flee the battlefield. The triumphant Drustian marched into Lagod where he was crowned King.
Lagodian Civil WarEdit
Around 1200 BP the Kingdom saw much infighting between the Counts of Upper and Lower Lagod. The death of King Argo without an heir in 1204 BP led to a war, with the Upper Lagodian Counts supporting Gondora and Lower Lagodian Counts supporting Davgun. Gondora defeated Davgun and united the Lagodian Counts once more. Gondora was crowned King of Lagod in 1204 BP.
Gondora agreed to support the Angal kingdoms in the west, who were at war with the Kylos. His reputation as a powerful leader was enough to unite all of the Angal kingdoms and successfully repel the Kylos invasion.
Upon Gondora's death, his eldest son, Gathdora was crowned King of Lagod. But with Gondora's death, the alliance of Angal Kingdoms fell and war once again erupted.
Kings of LagodEdit
House of BalionEdit
- Gethmere I, 1504 BP - 1482 BP
- Lendal, 1482 BP - 1468 BP
- Baston, 1468 BP - 1464 BP
- Hanora, 1464 BP - 1463 BP
- Gethmere II, 1463 BP - 1460 BP
- Salgon I, 1460 BP - 1427 BP
- Ledal II, 1427 BP - 1414 BP
- Nazgil, 1414 BP - 1411 BP
- Alfen, 1411 BP - 1402 BP
- Gethmere III, 1402 BP - 1393 BP
- Salgon II, 1393 BP - 1384 BP
- Tigon, 1384 BP - 1367 BP
- Lendal III, 1367 BP - 1349 BP
- Rygun, 1349 BP - 1322 BP
- Hadian, 1322 BP - 1286 BP
- Magius, 1286 BP - 1283 BP
House of UmberEdit
- Drustian I, 1283 - 1231 BP
- Argo, 1231 BP - 1204 BP
- Gondora, 1204 BP - 1181 BP
- Gathdora, 1181 BP - 1153 BP
- Hargun, 1153 BP -