Constantine IV Mako

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Royo y Imperad, Constantine IV

Coronation portrait of Constantine IV.


King of the Sarovians, Sarovian Emperor, Patriarch of the Zors, Makos, Vasas, Grand Prince of Carolusburg, Defender of the Faith, Protector of the Realm.


223 to 227 AS


Constantine III Mako


Constantine V Mako-Vasa




220 AS



Charles Johann Constans Zor-Mako (regal name: Constantine IV Zor-Mako) was King of the Sarovians from 223 AS to 227 AS. Constantine IV was the only son and heir of Constantine III the Conquerer and Queen Theodora of Roisa, and inherited the New Sarovian Empire very quickly due to his father's premature disappearance from Graal. Constantine IV was an exceptional administrator and economist, and reigned over Estos through hearts-and-minds programs intended to capture the wallets of his subjects.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Charles Johann joined his father during the May 21st Revolution when Constantine III was desperate for manpower to continue the attack against Malum. Charles Johann quickly made enemies with other members of the fledgling New Sarovian government such as Chancellor Xiao and Colonels Dimitri and Carter. Charles Johann was not a soldier first, he was a playboy and a leech on the country's government. He married Elizabeth of Preuze and had two sons: Prince Kory Otto and Prince John, but frequently flirted and dated other women such as Sophie of Vasa. He was given a commission in the Royal Guard, but slacked off and was disciplined frequently by Constantine III and Tyrell, the Guard commander. Charles Johann missed the Autumnwood Offensive and the Battle of Les Deux Fronts due to laziness and inactivity, but shortly after, a stern talk was allegedly had between Constantine III and his son. This smartened him up and, mere weeks later, Constantine III would be banned from Graal and disappear.

Sovereign[edit | edit source]

As the only son, Charles Johann ascended the throne at the old Sarovian capital of Sarvium in Vurgos province. His coronation was lavish for the time. He took the name Constantine IV in honour of his father, and as such, began to finally flourish in ideas that he himself enjoyed. Constantine IV and his nobles turned to the government and its administration with a fervour unseen of in Sarovian history. Nicknamed by his ministers as the Sarovian Bear, he set to establishing new institution such as the War Bonds program, which funded uniforms and gear to increase their campaigns against enemy insurgents. This raised over thirty thousand gralats in three weeks, most of which would go to his soldiers in an attempt to win their praise and loyalty, which worked effectively. Shortly later, Constantine IV would separate from Elizabeth of Preuze, but did not marry anyone else until later.

Colonial Expeditions and the United Forces[edit | edit source]

Constantine IV also planned an Expeditionary Corps to travel to the west, which was a decent success. He personally went to Ostos and was the first New Sarovian monarch to do so, and while there recruited an officer staff and formed a Navy there. There resided the so-called “Dragon of the West”, Kevlar Vaughn. The two forces never had a full blown battle, but Rear Admiral Crockett skirmished with Kevlar and won. Kevlar Vaughn and Constantine IV knew one another from Constantine's grandfather's campaigns many years prior, and disliked him as an individual. The Expeditionary Corps and the Navy were given the order to return home when the Emperor focused all forces on an upcoming campaign against the United Forces, led by Auelist loyalists who were disgruntled Sarovian prosecution of Statees. This culminated in the United Forces seizing Big City and sent probing attacks to all Sarovian territories, which were promptly defeated by the garrisons there. Soon after, an official war declaration was sent from Auel to Sarovia.

The United Forces were knocked out of the war insanely early with a decisive victory in Modena which led to Auel and his court fleeing into obscurity. The two nations resolved peace by arranging a wedding between Prince John of Sarovia and Princess Ryn of the United Forces. However, the marriage was an ambush, and the United Forces forces were slaughtered. With Logan in captivity, he formally surrendered the next day. In exchange for the full surrender of the United Forces, a Senate was created to appease their democratic nature.

Succession and Civil War[edit | edit source]

Constantine IV grew sick of Graal, and announced he wished to abdicate. When the ailing Emperor Constantine IV met with the Imperial Senate however, he found a governing body incapable of long term thought. Bound by the laws against him and badgered on by his friends in court, he relented and allowed them to debate the Imperial succession. In the Senate, the predecessor to the current Privy Council, sat two Princes and four Senators. Constantine IV dictated to his Senate that either Prince Kory Otto or Prince John must be elected to become the next Emperor of the New Sarovian Empire. The debate raged on for half an hour as the Emperor, distraught with illness, sat outside with the Imperial Guard. Due to trickery, instead of a clearcut victory for Prince John, the vote came back it was a slim majority and Prince Kory Otto had won the election 3 against 2.

Constantine IV accepted this, but within weeks both of his sons would plunge New Sarovia into civil war. When Kory Otto and John proclaimed themselves as Emperor Oliver and John respectively, Constantine's wife left Sarovia and then Graal due to the immaturity of their children and most of the Sarovian nobility fled or were banned in battle. Both Oliver and John would leave Graal for good, and as such, Constantine IV was distraught and terrified due to the fact his nation was in ruins. With the remainder of the Imperial Guard, he fled into exile into Northern Wilderness and, with no remaining heirs, begrudglingly accepted the title of Emperor again. Here, he finally married Sophie of Vasa and combined their surnames in an attempt to seize more territory from Sophie's homeland. Here, he had two sons: Joseph Charles Constantine Zor-Mako-Vasa and Arthur Louis Zor-Mako-Vasa. He reigned for another month or so, before leaving due to the frustration of being unable to repair the ruins of his country from his two eldest sons.

Honours[edit | edit source]

Throughout his life, Constantine IV has received many different honours, decorations and titles.

  • Crowns
    • Crown of Carolus XI
  • Honours
    • Sovereign of the Order of the New Sarovian Empire
Crowns, honours and decorations of Constantine IV.

Coat of arms[edit | edit source]

As the son of Constantine III, Constantine IV's arms were the imperial arms of New Sarovia differenced with a label of three points argent, the usual arms for the heir apparent of the throne. When he ascended the throne, through the virtue of being the King of the Sarovians and the Emperor of the New Sarovian Empire, Constantine IV was the source of all heraldry and symbols through during his reign and bore the arms of New Sarovia.

Arms of Constantine IV as heir apparent. Arms of Constantine IV as sovereign.