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Chrysostom Wythe

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Chrysostom Wythe
Full name Chrysostom Wythe
AKA Lord Woodshire
Physical information
Species Human
Race Goldshiran
Gender Male
Hair color and style white
Eye color blue
Skin color white
Biographical information
Father Prince Alexander of Shireroth
Mother Lady Kaja Grengaezj-Swar
  • Violet Claire Northhampton (m. 1630–1671, her death)
  • Winona Tomchin (m. 1673–1701, divorced)
  • Teddie Lettice (m. 1701, div. 1712)
  • Catherine Fish (m. 1713)
  • Caspar Chrysostom Wythe
  • Jeremiah Benjamin Wythe
  • Edan Naftali Wythe
  • Dina Niit n Taag, Countess of Highpass
  • Matilda Clarice Wythe
  • Alexandra Stephanie Wythe
  • Leander Halibut Wythe
  • Stella Sturgeon Wythe
Date of birth 1607 AN (aged 113 years)
Place of birth Harèd Wythe Estate, Goldshire Hamlet
Residence(s) Embassy of Hurmu in Shirekeep
Nationality Shirerithian, Hurmu
Allegiance(s) The Golden Mango Throne
Occupation Ambassador

Chrysostom Wythe, Count of Woodshire, Viscount Holly-Wythe, born in Goldshire Hamlet Goldshire (now Ransenar), 1607, is a Shirerithian nobleman and statesman, who served as Steward (head of the executive) of Shireroth for 38 years (1680–1718). Regent of Shireroth during the illness of the Kaiseress, 1682–1683. He belongs to the Wythe family and bloodline, and to the Order of the Holy Lakes through his fourth wife. Following his retirement from Steward, he was appointed by the Senate of the Lakes Hurmu's ambassador to Shireroth.

A grandchild of Kaiser Wythe (reigning 1589–1591), Lord Chrysostom Wythe, as he was then known, grew up in a lush estate outside Goldshire Hamlet. Studied law at Metzler University 1616–1625, graduating with a doctorate, after which he joined the Shirerithian Ministry of the Exterior as a lawyer in international law. Headed the international law division until his retirement in 1660, whereupon he joined politics in the Imperial Democratic Party, elected to the Adelsraad in the same year. Appointed Commissioner of Representation (deputy Minister of the Exterior) in Shireroth later the same year. Promoted to Imperial Minister of the Exterior in 1672. Appointed to the peerage as Viscount Holly-Wythe and to the Landsraad in 1674. Appointed Steward in 1680. In 1682, due to a period of prolonged sickness, Salome directed the IAC to appoint him as Regent.

He led Shireroth steadily for 38 years, handing over the reins of government to Louis Thuylemans, after having reached 111 years of age. During his stewardship, Shireroth regained much of its honour that was lost during the Kalirion Fracture. He oversaw the reintegration of Guttuli, Modan, Greater Kildare, and Batavia to Shireroth, and helped liberalize the classist structure, by, for example, doing away with the worst evils of slavery. Thuylemans honored him during his inauguration speech as a "one of the great men who has ever aided the Mango Throne, and a captain who guided the Shirerithian ship to safe havens in times of chaos."


His father, Prince Alexander, is the second child in a group of triplets born to Abigail Margaret Smith and Kaiser Wythe (reigned 1589–1591). Alexander's elder sibling was his brother Prince Montgomery and his younger sibling was Princess Charlotte of Shireroth.

Prince Alexander married Lady Kaja Grengaezj-Swar. They had two children, Chrysostom and Alexandra Désirée. Both Alexander and Kaja died in the Oustfest Massacre of 1644.

Chrysostom married Violet Claire Northhampton (b. 1609, d. 1671) in 1630. Their descendants are:

  • Caspar Chrysostom Wythe (born 1633; died 1671 during the Kalirion Fracture), married Lady Celeste Adeur (b. 1639) in 1659
    • Lord Cassian Caspar Chrysostom Wythe, Viscount of Solaris (b. 1660) married Lady Amalþuïnta Æmman (b. 1667) in 1692.
      • Lord Caspian Cassander Wythe (b. 1693) married Maria Viktorovna Abramova (1692– ) in 1715
      • Lady Cassiopeia Cassidia Wythe (born 1695)
    • Lady Elizabeth Celeste Wythe (born 1662) married Alexandrian Monsieur Patrice de Coster (b. 1653)
      • Lady Mélanie Claire de Coster (born 1682)
      • Lady Jeanne Isabelle de Coster (born 1682)
      • Lady Celestine Élisabeth de Coster (born 1684)
  • Lord Jeremiah Benjamin Wythe (born 1635) married Lady Emelie Brightwell (b. 1640)
    • Lord Patrick Montgomery Wythe (born 1664)
    • Lady Carola Amanda Wythe (born 1667)

Chrysostom remarried two years after after the death of his first wife, to longstanding mistress Winona Tomchin (b. 1645). Their descendants are:

  • Lord Edan Naftali Wythe (b. 1673)
  • Lady Dina Ephrata Wythe (b. 1679) married Count Oze IV of Highpass
    • Ozymandias Jaas Peet Niit n Taag (born 1704)
    • Isabella Novichoka Dina Niit n Taag (born 1707)
    • Kaja Alexandra Sepp Niit n Taag (born 1711)

In early 1701, Chrysostom filed for a divorce from his wife, Winona, which was finalized on 5.II.1701. He subsequently married Teddie Lettice, a former coursemate of his daughter Dina, and later employee of his in the Ministry of State, on 16.II.1701. Together they had two daughters:

  • Lady Matilda Clarice Wythe (b. 5.XIV.1701)
  • Lady Alexandra Stephanie Wythe (b. 15.III.1703)

By 1712, Chrysostom had discovered that his wife Teddie Lettice had in fact had a decade-long affair with his son (by his ex-wife Winona), Edan Naftali Wythe. He invited his wife to file for divorce and live out their lives in peaceful cohabitation, but banned the couple from ever marrying with one another. Teddie and Edan agreed. Teddie subsequently filed for divorce, which was finalized by court order on 10.XIII.1712.

On 20.XV.1713, he married Catherine Fish, a male-line descendant of Kaisers Fish XII and Reynardine I, in a private ceremony in Shirekeep. A son was born in 1714, and a daughter in 1716:

  • Lord Leander Halibut Wythe (b. 8.VI.1714)
  • Lady Stella Sturgeon Wythe (b. 3.XII.1716)

Political offices

Legislative offices

  • 1660–1674: Member of the Adelsraad
  • 1674–present: Member of the Landsraad

Executive offices

  • 1660–1671: Commissioner of Representation, Ministry of the Exterior
  • 1671–1672: Ambassador to Alduria
  • 1672–1680: Imperial Minister of the Exterior
  • 1682–1683: Regent of the Imperial Republic
  • 1680–present: Steward of the Imperial Republic

Styles and titles

Coat of arms of His Serenity the Count of Woodshire, since 1710
  • 1607–1660: Lord Chrysostom Wythe
  • 1660–1671: The Honourable Lord Chrysostom Wythe
  • 1671–1672: His Excellency The Honourable Lord Chrysostom Wythe
  • 1672–1674: His Excellency The Right Honourable Lord Chysostom Wythe
  • 1674–1688: His Excellency The Right Honourable The Viscount Holly-Wythe
  • 1688-1704: His Excellency The Right Honourable Chrysostom, The Count of Woodshire, The Viscount Holly-Wythe
  • 1704–1713: His Serenity Chrysostom Wythe, Steward of the Imperial Republic, The Count of Woodshire, The Viscount Holly-Wythe
  • 1713–pres: His Serenity Chrysostom Wythe, Steward of the Imperial Republic, The Count of Woodshire, The Viscount Holly-Wythe, Knight of the Holy Lakes



Preceded by:
Soraya II of Octavius-Parini
Steward of Shireroth
Succeeded by
Louis Thuylemans