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Royo y Imperad, Carolus XIII

Official coronation portrait of Carolus XIII, 2024.


Säintos Rozirre eui Lauterra, Royo eui do Sarovians, Imperad eui lan Comune Saroviana, Bennenroyo eui tel Etaso, Royo eui Reuss, eui Nassau, eui Philippia, eui Metternau, eui Carolusburg y do Oxerians, Paziètella eui do Vasas, Nassaus, Makos y Zors, Protegésse eun Fé.


311 AS to present


Constantine IX Vasa

Heir Apparent:





306 AS



Emperor Carolus XIII (birth name: Carolus Ioan Fridaros Alffo Albaros Consteynnos eui Zor-Mako-Vasa-Nassau), often nicknamed Carolus the Young, is the current Royo eui do Sarovians y Imperad eui lan Comune Saroviana. Born in 306 AS, Carolus XIII is the grandson of Emperor Constantine IX who reigned from 275 AS to 311 AS. Carolus was second in line to the throne but, upon a private meeting of the Privy Council, his father John Vasa, Prînzip eui Kiev renounced his rights in favour of his son. Carolus gained a legal degree with a specialisation in Sarovian constitutional law from Falkenholm College, and in late 310/311 AS, gained a commission from his grandfather as an Honourary Major of the Imperial Guard Infantry Regiment (No.3 Grenadier Guards) and Honourary Field Marshal of the Imperial Sarovian Army.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

According to longstanding Sarovian traditions and customs, Charles was named after three relatives - Charles after Constantine IX Vasa, John after his father, and Frederick after Constantine VI & I Vasa. He inherited his title of Duke of Sorrel from his mother. In 308 and 309, he was given further names as per Sarovian traditions. His full name is Carolus Ioan Fridaros Alffo Albaros Consteynnos eui Vasa (Charles John Frederick Alfonso Albert Constantine of Vasa). In 311, his grandfather Constantine IX was declared dead, and his father the Prince of Kiev had renounced his right to the Sarovian throne, resulting in Charles becoming the King of the Sarovians and Emperor of the Sarovian Commonwealth. He is not yet the age of majority, leaving his father to act as Prince Regent.

Falkenholm College[edit | edit source]

Charles obtained his degree at Falkenholm College in 310 AS and took another exam for the Bar to become an official lawyer specialising in Constitutional Law. He served as an Honourary Officer of the Blue Guard Corps while in school, and upon graduating, commissioned as a Sarovian Field Marshal. The Prince of Kiev has indicated previously Charles was never intended to obtain a martial degree, preferring him to be a civilian King, something that Constantine IX had also wished for him.

Reign[edit | edit source]

Ascension[edit | edit source]

Constantine IX, the Emperor whose reign symbolized an era of transformative reforms, passed away on November 28th, 311 AS at Stenhammer Palace. He had gone to Stenhammer Palace on the 26th of November intending to take a break, but his deteriorating health, evident from early November, prompted Chief Herald Loggail to urgently summon members of the House of Vasa and the Prime Minister to the palace on the 28th of November around 6PM EST. Alongside his father and his grandmother, Charles rushed to the scene. By the time Charles had arrived on the 28th around 6:30PM EST, Constantine had already succumbed to his condition at 6:44 PM EST, prior to their presence. The House of Vasa officially declared his passing at 7:11 PM EST on the same day by a press release in all Realms through Sarovian Pathe.

Charles had already known that his father had renounced his right to the throne, after long and lengthy conversations with the Empress-Consort, the Emperor, and the Prince and Princess of Kiev. Upon the demise of Constantine IX, Charles immediately became the King of the Sarovians and Emperor of the Sarovian Commonwealth. On the 30th of November, Charles was proclaimed to His Imperial Majesty's Privy Council as Carolus XIII. On the 1st and 2nd of December, he was proclaimed as Carolus II and Carolus I in Carolusburg and Philippia and Metternau in their respective Privy Councils.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit | edit source]

Titles and styles[edit | edit source]

Carolus XIII has gone by many different titles and styles depending on the realms in which he was part of. In each of his realms, colonies and dominions, Carolus had a distinct title that follows a similar formula that includes the realm's title, such as King of Carolusburg, Philippia, etc. In his Sarovian style, all titles Carolus possesses within member states of the Sarovian Commonwealth were featured. Carolus has many more titles than that throughout his life, which are often "reduced" out of his official title and style into auxiliary positions to keep it much simpler. The Imperial Styles Act mandated that his predecessor's title would be:

His Imperial, Royal, and Most Stefanic Majesty, by the Grace of Stefan, the Holy Graalian Emperor, King of the Sarovians and Emperor of the Sarovian Commonwealth, Grand King of the State, King of Reuss, of Nassau, of Philippia, of Metternau, of Carolusburg and of the Oxerians, Patriarch of the Vasas, Nassaus, Makos and Zors, and Defender of the Faith.

Coat of arms[edit | edit source]

As the Duke of Sorrel, Carolus XIII' arms were that of the House of Vasa, differenced by a white label befitting an heir and three Vasa roses. They were granted to him by his grandfather and his godfather, Constantine IX Vasa. Through the virtue of being the King of the Sarovians and the Emperor of the New Sarovian Empire, Carolus XIII was the source of all heraldry and symbols through during his reign and bears the arms of New Sarovia. However, depending on the Sarovian Dominion or other united country he finds himself, his arms will reflect the country in which he represents at any given time. In matters of cross-country importance, Carolus XIII uses his personal arms which are those of the New Sarovian Empire and are defaced by the arms of Mako-Zor.

Arms of Carolus XIII as the Duke of Sorrel. Arms of Carolus XIII as sovereign. Arms of Carolus XIII as sovereign of the Dominion of Philippia. Arms of Carolus XIII as sovereign of the Dominion of Metternau. Arms of Carolus XIII as sovereign of the Dominion of Carolusburg. Arms of Carolus XIII as sovereign of the Grand Kingdom of the State. Arms of Carolus XIII as sovereign, defaced with the arms of Mako-Zor.

Banners, flags and standards[edit | edit source]

Carolus XIII used the various royal and imperial standards that are used to represent his various titles, both within and outside of the countries on foreign visits. The Imperial Standard of New Sarovia takes precedent over all others, and is to only be used when the Emperor is attending an event personally. This convention is followed for all other banners and standards as well based on his capacity: for example, Carolus attending a meeting as the King of Carolusburg would fly the Carodian Royal Standard rather than the Imperial Standard.

Royal Standard of Carolus II of Carolusburg. Royal Standard of Carolus I of Metternau. Royal Standard of Carolus I of Philippia. Banner of Carolus XIII of Emperor of the Sarovian Commonwealth. Imperial Standard of Carolus XIII of King of the Sarovians.

Cyphers and monograms[edit | edit source]

Carolus XIII has only had one monogram. There are examples of Carolus XIII's monogram with both the Imperial Crown and the St. Charles Crown, but Leda Palace has made it clear that only the St. Charles Crown is to be worn when in New Sarovia or within the Sarovian Colonies or Dominions.

Carolus XIII's monogram with the St. Charles Crown.
Carolus XIII's monogram with the St. Charles Crown.

Honours and decorations[edit | edit source]

Throughout his life, Carolus XIII has received many different honours and decorations, as well as crowns of many Realms.

Crowns, honours and decorations of Carolus XIII.