Carolus IV Zoar
Summer, 9 AC
Spring of 10 AC
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Carolus IV was the second son of Rex Septentrionis Carolus III and a noblewoman by the name of Christina Fairfax, and a descendent of King Tristam. Carolus IV was a timid ruler according to the Historia Sarovianorum, the first purported history of the Sarovian peoples. As such, not much is known about the monarchs it portrays especially in regards to their early lives, and some information is criticised by modern Graal historians.
History[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Not much is known about the early life of Carolus IV. The Historia Sarovianorum, which chronicles all the ethnically Sarovian monarchs of antiquity, is worn - where his early life was written is now destroyed, much like his portrait which is heavily damaged.
Reign[edit | edit source]
Carolus IV was middle aged when he inherited his throne, and is one of the shortest reigning monarchs. This time is known in Sarovian history as the Stefanic Succession Crisis of 10 AC, when all an argument sparked where or not Carolus IV was the rightful monarch or his nephew, the future Carolus V. At first, the nobles rallied behind Carolus IV, as he was a skilled fighter. According to the Historia Sarovianorum the King led a cavalry charge in the battle of York which broke the Statees before divine intervention caused the battle to end.
The King is also the first to slowly begin the transition to Sarovianisation, renaming his office from Rex Septentrionis to Rex Roisa, an old version of the word Reuss, named after the mountain range that surrounded the old missing city of Sars and the north of Graal. The support was not long lived however. Some policies regarding army reform and social structure led to the nobility overthrowing the King in favour of his nephew, Carolus V.
Carolus IV and his guards were ambushed by noble levies and the mob, and was murdered - tossed into the North Sea, and never given a proper funeral.