Edward I Vasa

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Royo y Imperad, Edward I

Unfinished portrait of Edward I as King of the Sarovians.


Royo eui do Sarovians, Imperad eui lan Comune Saroviana, Bennenroyo eui tel Etaso, Paziètella eui do Vasas, Nassaus, Makos y Zors, Bennenprînzip eui Carolusburg y Protegésse eun Fé.


258 AS


William I Vasa-Oxeria


Brianna I Vasa-Nassau




250 AS



Edward Charles Arthur Zor-Mako-Vasa (regnal name: Edward I Zor-Mako-Vasa-Oxeria) was the King of the Sarovians and Grand King of the State from his reign beginning and ending in 258 AS. Edward I was thrust onto the throne unready and unprepared to solve the disaster unfolding in front of him, and was neither trained nor mentored adequately. He served in the Imperial Sarovian Army as a Field Marshal commanding the 1st Imperial Sarovian Corps and is widely considered a talented military commander prior to obtaining the throne. In his lifetime, he held the titles Baron of Narva and Archduke of Vurgos. Scholars call Edward with the epithet of "the Unready" or "the Unfortunate" for his lacklustre reign.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Edward was the son of King William. In his teenage years, he showed considerable interest in military service, frequently visiting local barracks to immerse himself in military life. In 234 AS, he enlisted in the Imperial Sarovian Army. Edward who had innate qualities of a soldier was able to distinguish himself among his peers in the 1st Infantry Division. He fought in the Great War where he experienced the lifestyle of an infantryman and where he witnessed the nearly complete annihilation of the 1st Infantry Division. Before the Great Northern War, Edward underwent formal officer training at the Kiev Staff College and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the 1st Royal Infantry Division. His expertise and experience in frontline combat, earned him the position of Captain of the newly created Life Guards unit. Edward, who trained guards personally, placed standards on the guards that persist today with the Life Guards' successors.

In 237 AS, Edward quickly replaced the commander of the 2nd Foot Guards Division who had an untimely death. He commanded the 2nd Foot Guard throughout the Great Northern War. After the change of command in the 2nd Foot Guard, Edward continue to serve the Life Guards until it was decommissioned in 240 AS and replaced with the 3rd Life Guards Division. In 243 AS, was knighted by Constantine VI and was given command of the 1st Imperial Sarovian Corps. He served as its Field Marshal until his ascension to the throne in 258 AS.

Sovereign[edit | edit source]

In the constant battles against Aurea and Imperia, William's son Andrey left Graal for good, and was declared dead, leaving the succession uncertain. As such, Edward was now the heir presumptive. As William began to age, he fell sick and needed a week or two off.

During this, a joint Auro-Imperian attack overran Sarovian defences in all points. The Privy Council begged the Emperor for his decision of an heir, in which William appointed the more martially talented Edward as his heir in the hope the Sarovians would win the war, and William would then leave Graal for good.

Edward began building defensives and preparing for a defensive campaign at Sarholm when news broke of an Auro-Imperian army in Kiev. Edward fought one last defensive pitched battle, decisively losing a majority of his forces despite the better maneuvering and better skill of his forces. He was captured and forced to sign a surrender treaty.

Skillfully, Edward convinced his captors he needed to return to Sarholm to ratify it with the legislative assembly. He argued they would not do so if he went in chains, so he went to pretend he had never been captured in the first place. Upon arriving, Edward immediately summoned his sister and in the presence of her and a few others, abdicated, urging her to reject the treaty and continue to fight.

Death and Succession[edit | edit source]

Edward I would go on to abdicate to his elder sister Brianna I Vasa-Nassau. He would then be briefly placed under house arrest by the Empress to protect him from the violent crowds who considered him a traitor. He would leave and be declared dead one month later.

Honours[edit | edit source]

Throughout his life, Edward I has received many different honours, decorations and titles.

  • Crowns
    • Imperial Crown
    • Crown of the Grand State Kingdom
  • Honours
    • Sovereign of the Order of the New Sarovian Empire
    • Star of Carolus
    • Star of Constantine
    • Imperial Vasa Star
  • Decorations
    • Sarovian Cross
    • Order of the Sarovian Crown
    • Order of the Lion
    • Order of the King
    • Victory Cross
Crowns, honours and decorations of Edward I

Coat of arms[edit | edit source]

As the son of William I, Edward I'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. However, he was not granted these until he was formally invested as the Prince of Kiev. When he ascended the throne, through the virtue of being the King of the Sarovians and the Emperor of the New Sarovian Empire, Edward I was the source of all heraldry and symbols through during his reign and bore the arms of New Sarovia.

Arms of Edward I as Prince of Kiev. Arms of Edward I as sovereign.