David Ayreon-Kalirion

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David Ayreon-Kalirion
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Full name David Raion Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed al-Osman bin Sathrati of Waffel-Paine
AKA David Raion, David Kalirion
Physical information
Species Human
Gender Male
Skin color White
Other
Biographical information
Father Prince Zahir al Din
Mother Li Naomiai Avon-El
Date of birth 1657
Place of birth Lindström, Natopia
Date of death 12.V.1721
Place of death Kaupang
Residence(s) Chateau of Vinandy, Batavia (former)
Nationality Shirerithian, Hurmudan, Natopian
Allegiance(s) Ayreon-Kalirion, Order of the Holy Lakes
Occupation Prince of Shireroth

David Raion Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed al-Osman bin Sathrati of Waffel-Paine (born in Lindström, 1657; presently aged 72) was the oldest child of Prince Zahir al Din and his wife Li Naomiai. He was a cousin of Kaiser Ayreon IV and a grandchild of Kaiseress Noor and Emperor Nathaniel. In 1664 AN rumours started to spread that David was chosen by the majority of the royalist movement in Batavia to become King of the Batavians. Joseph Bartholomeus des Vinandy-Windsor, Duke of Davignon and another potential claimant of the Throne, acted as his biggest proponent and advocated in the Lagerhuis and among his fellow peers that the young prince would "unite the masses, improve ties with Shireroth thanks to his bloodline and could marry into the Jingdaoese Heavenly Household to avoid their displeasure". The Batavian Ultraroyalists named him Arkadius IV. After the establishment of a Batavian monarchy in 1669, David acquiesced to the new king Arkadius IV (who is, obviously not, David).

Although he continued to officially reside in Kasteel Vinandy until 1678, he spent most his time in Elwynn and Natopia where his parents and sister live. However, in 1678, after Batavia repudiated its treaty with Natopia, David departed Batavia for self-imposed exile, promising only ever to return when the circumstances were conducive for the restoration of constitutional monarchy and the ending of what he termed the present "Vinandist tyranny". Since then, he divides his time between Triegón, Lindström, Shirekeep and Eliria.

On 1.I.1682, Kaiseress Salome announced his engagement with Princess Mariette of San Martín. They married on 9.VI.1682 in Shirekeep, with a ceremony of blessing later planned in Triegón. Their son, Utas Enrique Naian Ayreon-Kalirion de Waffel-Paine y Carrillo, was born in Shirekeep on 9.II.1683.

Among the Ultraroyalists, David enjoyed the support of a large group of nobles, despite the ascension of Salome to the Throne as Staatshouder (regent), and later, even after Batavia's reunion with Shireroth.

He was found hanged in his apartment in Kaupang on 12.V.1721, after having sacked his retinue from Hurmu Fyrð two days earlier. The coroner ruled his death a suicide. A note was found in his pocket, where he asked the forgiveness of his family for being a failure. His fist had clutched a poem ripped out from Rai Avon-El's Droymar om i gaar – the coroner refused to say which poem for fear of romanticising David's death.

A private family service was performed in the Bovic Chapel of the Ancient Lakes in Kaupang on the grounds of which he was buried. His mother, dying the year after, was interred in the same grave.

Family

He had a younger sister, Abigail, born in 1662, who married Sinchi Roca, King of Nouvelle Alexandrie, when he was still Prince of Rimarima.

Retinue

  • Steward: Joseph Bartholomeus des Vinandy-Windsor (appointed 1664)
  • Aide-de-Camp: Salbnan Alatheus Saphrax (appointed 1664)

Titles

His style was His Serenity Lord David Raion, Prince of Shireroth

The title bestowed upon him by Batavian Ultraroyalist was:

  • 1664–1668: His Majesty the King of the Batavians

Quotes

Quotes about David Raion

"If he's competent, we have ourselves a military savant. If not, he's seven, what did you expect? Besides, it's only Batavia."
- Reaction of the King of Goldshire to the news that a seven year-old had been granted command of an entire legion.