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The Kingdom of Equitaine is a faction within the 9th Age game.

Equitaine is also a human nation in Vetia [1]. It is ruled by King Henry [2] [3] [4], from the capital Guênac. [5]

History Edit

Equitaine was one of few, if not the only, nation in Vetia that wasn't conquered by the vermin after the fall of Avras. The king at the time was Gilles de Raux, who is rumoured to have possessed a lifespan that stretched far beyond that of a mortal. [6]

The World Hymn, whilst telling about Seventh Age, makes a passing which might refer to Gilles de Raux and the early history of Equitaine: [7]

"A dark King rules the last free men"

The next King was Uther of Gasconne [8]. Who together with his companions founded the knightly orders and turned the nation back to the Lady. [6]

Some consider Uther to be the founder of Equitaine. [9]
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The royal family of Equitaine. A section of the same family tree - but with entirely different coats of arms - was published in the 9th Scroll #5.

Magic Use Edit

The following is a quote used to describe the magic use of the Kingdom of Equitaine: [10]

"The lands of Equitaine contain mystery and magic at every turn. Sacred locations, mythical sites – every castle, hill, ancient tree, stone bridge; they all have legends and stories attached to them. This connection with the land, and the Lady who symbolises it, permeates every part of Equitan culture, including their magic. Enacted only by the purest hearts, due to fables of magic misused and the disastrous consequences; magic calls upon the purity of others, and brings their intentions to bear upon the world, shaping it into a more noble version of itself."

Religion Edit

The Lady is worshipped in Equitaine [4]. She serves as both deity and a mysterious power that protects the land [9].

The Equitan crusades are made in the name of the Lady and have seek to spread the worship of her around the word [5].

Women in Equitaine are venerated for their supposed connection with the Lady. [9]

Geography Edit

Equitaine is know for the following cities: [11]

  • Gasconne
  • Guenac
  • Cantemont

The kingdom of Equitaine hold a colony, Port Reynaud, in northern Taphria. [1] [11] [12]

In addition to Port Reynaud, much of northern Taphria is under the sway of Equitaine [9]. Recently they have assisted the sultan of Amharaq, Qassar, in a civil war against rebels of the land [13].

Crusades Edit

The kingdom of Equitaine is known for its crusades [5]. The purpose of the crusades is the spread the belief of the Lady [5], and to find the lost grail [9].

Monarchs Edit

The Kingdom of Equitaine is a monarchy.

Early monarchs of Equitaine Edit

Few monarchs from before the 9th century A.S. of the 9th age are known.

Name Approximate reign Notes
Gilles de Raux Late 8th age Reported to have had an unnaturally long life. [6]
Uther of Gasconne Early 9th age Some consider him the true founder of Equitiane. [6] [8]
Guillaume Early 5th century of the 9th age Perished while leading the lost crusade to Naptesh. [14]

Late monarchs of Equitaine Edit

Since at least the mid 9th century A.S, i.e. during the last 100 years, Equitaine has been ruled by members of the same royal family.[2]

Name Coat of arms Birth Marriages Death Reign* Notes
Luis
Luis (early 9th century)
819 unknown 863
Charles
Charles (9th century)
838 unknown 864 863-864 (1 year) Succeeded by his younger sister
Catherine
Catherine
842 Adelard and Rodrigo 892 864-892 (28 years)
Luis
Luis (late 9th century)
866 Consuela 903 892-903 (11 years)
Charles
Charles of Equitaine
884 Lyuba (until 922) and Amalia (until 948) 952 903-952 (49 years)
Luis
Luis (10th century)
918 unknown 960 952-960 (8 years)
Henry
Henry of Equitaine
943 unknown / none From 960 Nothing is known of Henry's mother.

*Calculated.

Sources Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Johannes Strabo, A New Atlas for the Ninth Age (Main Rulebook)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Royal Family Tree (The 9th Scroll issue #5)
  3. Letter from Duchess Mathilde to Henry of Equitaine, 962 A.S. (Main Rulebook)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Interview with Sigmund Selig, the Great Sage (The 9th Scroll issue #3)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Informative text about the Kingdom of Equitaine (The 9th Scroll issue #5)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Historical note (The 9th Scroll issue #5)
  7. The World Hymn, a reproduction of an Equitan tapestry, itself believed to be a copy of an ancient dwarven carving and poem dating from the first century AS. (Main Rulebook)
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Book of the Askar, Chapter Fourteen, taken from the Sunna Cycle. (Main Rulebook)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Jorge Zamoran; An account of the peoples, nations and monsters which inhabit the world. Prepared for Prince Estaban (Main Rulebook)
  10. On races and their magic (The 9th Scroll, issue #5)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Map of the Lands and People of the 9th Age, by Meradus Gercator, 962 A.S. (Main Rulebook)
  12. Beatrix von Ueblingen (962 A.S.) My travels in Naptesh: Entry from the 27th of Acrober (Undying Dynasties armybook, p13-18)
  13. Letter from Tania Féret, King Henry’s Minister of War, to the Duke of Ussel (The 9th Scroll, issue #8)
  14. The Lost Crusade (Undying Dynasties armybook)