Kaiser Ayreon III
|Mirza Jonathan Merlingsson Ayreon-Kalirion|
|Former Kaiser of Shireroth|
|Predecessor||Kaiseress Isa IV Cassandrae|
|Hair color and style||Blond|
|Father||Merling Karlsson (died 1570–1603)|
|Mother||Esther Ayreon-Kalirion (1565–1618)|
|Date of birth||1603|
|Place of birth||Hurmu|
|Date of death||1629, aged 26.|
|Place of death||Light (murdered)|
Mirza Jonathan Merlingsson Ayreon-Kalirion (Мирза Йоонатан Мерлингссон Аериоон-Калирион; born in Hurmu in 1603, died 1629 in Light) was a member of the Imperial Bloodline of Ayreon-Kalirion and a member of the royal family of Vanic Elwynn. He was Kaiser of Shireroth, as Kaiser Ayreon III (1620–1623), and also served as Prince of Elwynn (1618-1623) and High Justiciar of Stormark.
Prince Jonathan was born from the marriage between Merling Karlsson (who died in the Hurmu genocide in 1603) and Lady Esther Maryam Amirdokhtar Ayreon-Kalirion. Following his mother's remarriage to Hallbjörn Haraldsson, that man became his stepfather.
The late Prince Jonathan had two half brothers: the twins King Noah of Elwynn and Prince Audun Joel of Elwynn (born in 1616) and a stepsister, Princess Fjǫrleif of Elwynn.
Jonathan, on apparent divine command, adopted two persons. The first one was the orphan Benjamin (born in 1622, died in 1625). The second, and more confusing decision, was the adoption of Ludwig Blutwasser of Walstadt, a descendant of Sisera (the Siseran genocide in Hurmu killed Jonathan's father).
Never married, Jonathan was betrothed to Aoife the Celt, former Queen of Hurmu and first in line in the succession to the Storish throne.
In an attempt to clean up the legal mess his predecessors had left behind, Ayreon tried to gather a list of all decrees which were still active during his reign. He succeeded and the Realm saw a period of order and justice it had never seen before, but his successors were not as enthusiastic as him. The Tower of Bureaucratic Despair was constructed in his honour almost 350 years after his death.
Much of the fireworks in Ayreon's reign came from Steward Jacob Darylion-Verion who issued decrees that made growing a beard compulsory, banned several people from the Imperial Republic, and enforced the Charter to take away the Imperial Statehood of Neridia, which was extremely controversial and the source of much debate.
As with many Ayreon-Kalirions, Jonathan suffered from mental illness which often manifested itself with impulsivity and bad guilt (his adoptions may by non-Bovics be seen as an example of this). Although securing a career in Stormark as its High Justiciar, he stayed much of the time trying to reconcile and guide the Jingdaoese to more "humane" practices. This ultimate led to his assaassination in Light in 1629, where he died aged 26.
|Emir of Sathrati
|Prince of Elwynn
|Prince among the Lakes
Line of Daniel Kalirion
Noah of Elwynn
|Kaiser of Shireroth
|Steward of the Imperial Republic