Carolus V Zoar

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Carolus V Zoar

A portrait of either Carolus V or VI.


Winter, 9 AC


Spring of 10 AC to Summer of 10 AC


Rex Roisa


Legitimist Zoar branch

Carolus V was the only son of Gustavus and Ulkina Zoar and a descendent of King Tristam. Carolus V was very young when he ascended to the throne 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, especially Carolus V to VII, as the pages were worn and damaged. As such, the portrait above could be from Carolus V or VI.

History[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Carolus V was young 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. Carolus V accepted this fact, and never pushed for secession, and preferred to live a quiet lifestyle as a patron of the arts, funding plays, literature and more with his aristocratic cash. According to the Historia Sarovianorum the King was an avid writer himself, and began writing an epic detailing the campaigns of his ancestors, but the work was either unfinished or is missing.

Reign[edit | edit source]

His uncle, Carolus IV, had become greatly unpopular. Some policies regarding army reform and social structure led to the nobility overthrowing the King in favour of his nephew. Carolus V was forced to become the next Rex Roisa much against his wishes and was crowned in spring, according to the Historia Sarovianorum. He began to usher in a golden age of Sarovian literature at just the wrong time - people in the temporary settlement up north wished to reclaim their old lands from the State, and Carolus V refused to go to war.

After four months of refusing to fight, he was publicly challenged by his cousin - the son of Adolf Zor and Maria of Atlas (brother and sister-in-law of Carolus IV) - Iohannes Carolus Zoar. After just days of debate, Carolus V abdicated in favour of Iohannes who became Carolus VI.

Carolus V died of old age without any heir in 10 AC, cause of death unknown.