The Twelfth Relic
Principality of Pekal
Until 107 years ago, the Principality of Pekal (population 1,275,000) was one of the Vast Empire’s largest holdings. The people of Pekal, having enough of the oppressive Kalamaran Empire, revolted. The leader of the revolution, Lamnian Endremin, was a half-elf with both elven (Cilorean) and Brandobian (Mendarn) royal blood. Aid from Cilorea assured a successful revolution in less than a fortnight. However, Lamnian was slain in battle while his troops were capturing the Imperial command. His son, Kafen, was to be crowned King by the people, but he refused, accepting rulership as prince only. He believed that his father alone deserved to be king and Prince Kafen’s first official ruling was that Pekal shall have no king, and forevermore shall only be ruled by princes. Kafen’s elven heritage has given him a long life, and even today, the venerable Kafen still holds the throne of Pekal.