|Full name||Eki Aholibamah Verion|
|AKA||The Queen in the North|
|Hair color and style||Blonde|
|Other||Scar on her left side|
|Date of birth||1625|
|Place of birth||Icepeak Castle, Crowsilver|
|Allegiance(s)||House of Verion, Holy Church of the Divine Icebear|
Eki Aholibamah Verion (known for government purposes 1664–1665 as Eki Aholibamah Esposito) is a controversial Elwynnese noblewoman of Crowsilverian birth, Princess of Free Elwynn since 1697. Member of the House of Verion. She served as the current Princess of the Elwynnese Republic until its disintegration, and then ruled over the Northern Counties that were united in the Holy Realm of the Faithful Tribes of the Great North. Eki was considered the matriarch of the Imperial House of Verion until she was de-nobilitised in 1664 by Kaiser Ayreon IV following an open rebellion against the legitimacy of Shireroth's government. Restored to the nobility in 1665, when she was recognized as Queen in the North and head of the imperial state of The Holy Realm of the Faithful Tribes of the Great North until 1668. Confined in house arrest to her palace in Wolfraven from 1676 to 1692. Thereafter known as the Countess of Cimmeria. In 1697, elected Princess of Free Elwynn.
Eki Verion was born the eldest daughter of Layla Verion. She was born in 1625 while her mother was serving as the Countess of Crowsilver. Her mother chose not to reveal the identity of her father, which lead to a fraction in the Verion family when her cousin, Ludovic Verion, denounced the decision of his aunt. As a young girl, Eki showed courage by going on missions with the Crowsilverian forces to counter the evil forces that had emerged from outside the Wall of Aegir. During one of these missions, whe was attacked by a monster, who she managed to frighten by singing the Verion Hymn as loud as she could. However, she was injured and to this day has a large scar on the left side of her body.
After the Auspicious Occasion, Eki assumed the throne of Illumination and Cimmeria, as the niece of the deceased Alix Verion, former count of Cimmeria. Her first deeds as Countess were to erase all remnants of the Froyalanish government, which had removed all ancient Cimmerian and Verionist symbols from the County. She published a decree named "Woe Upon the Evildoers" which condemned all those who had supported the Froyalanish rule to death, and she ordered the local militias as well as the Imperial Marshals to execute this command. Eki earned the trust and the support of the local population of the North, most notably the Elfinshi population and the Icebearian cultists.
Eki Verion sided openly with Northern seperatists during the civil war in Elwynn. This lead to the establishment of the Holy Realm of the Faithful Tribes of the Great North under her supervision. However, it was not the intention of Eki to split Elwynn, but merely to ensure the survival of the unique cultures of Cimmeria and Illumination against the perceived threats of the Southern League and bland Ayreonism. Following a much desired truce in the Elwynnese Civil War, Eki was crowned Princess of Elwynn.
Princess of Elwynn
Eki served as Princess of Elwynn from 1662 until 1664, and again as Princess of Free Elwynn from 1697 onward. She thus became the first ruler of Elwynn to serve two non-consecutive terms since Elijah Ayreon. She holds the record for longest period of time between tenures as Head of State of Elwynn, with 32 years and 10 months.
- 1651–1664: Countess of Cimmeria and Illumination
- 1662–1664: Princess of the Elwynnese Republic
- 1665–1668: Queen in the North (de jure)
- 1665–1672: Countess of Cimmeria and Illumination
- 1668–1669: Queen in the North (pretender)
- 1672–1692: Countess of Cimmeria and Illumination(pretender)
- 1692–1697: Countess of Cimmeria (de jure in Free Elwynn)
- 1697–present: Princess of Elwynn, Countess of Cimmeria
|Ancestors of Eki Verion|
|Princess of the Elwynnese Republic
|Princess of the Elwynnese Republic (Free Area)