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Lystasia Steerswick

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Lystasia Steerswick
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Lystasia in 1706 AN
Full name Lystasia Rossheim-Etzeterra-Steerswick
AKA Stasie
Physical information
Species Lich-adepta
Race Prætaic/Akhidian
Gender Female
Hair color and style None
Eye color Blue
Skin color Pale
Biographical information
Father Mondo Etzeterra
Mother Anastasia
Date of birth 19.II.1702 AN
Nationality Steerish
Northbloomian
Etzelandic
Riskaian
Hurmudan
Allegiance(s) Mondo
Herself
Occupation Head of State

Lystasia Rossheim-Etzeterra-Steerswick, Grand Duchess of Steerswick (Cibolan Saxon: Lystasia von und zu Rossheim-Etzeland-Stierschweig, Grossherzogin zu Stierschweig), is a lich-adepta and the sovereign of Steerswick.

Early life

Lystasia Steerswick, a few months after her birth

Lystasia is the daughter of Mondo Etzeterra and his wife, Anastasia of Akhidia. Her birth, occurring just over six months after her parent's marriage, was announced to Micras on 19.II.1703 AN. via a brief social media communication by Mondo:

Mondo welcomes a new friend, daughter Lystasia. Mondo thinks she is pretty but not as pretty as the Catmonster. She will complete final assembly herself.

Commentators were initially divided over the reference to assembly. While many dismissed the phrase as typical "Mondospeak", to others it was evidence that the princess was partly mechanical, like her enigmatic parent. The debate was eventually settled some weeks later, when Fort Ermingander released a picture showing the young child with obvious cybernetic implants.

She was formally recognised as Grand Duchess of Steerswick by the local estates on 22.II.1703 AN.

Personal rule

On 1706.VIII.6 AN, Lystasia unexpectedly announced that she was terminating the regency of her father and assuming direct rule over Steerswick. Despite her age- she was only four years and seven months old at the time- the declaration enjoyed the support of the Steerish Estates and was not contested by Mondo, who sent a message of congratulations to his daughter.

Cultural impact

Lystasia is celebrated in the lyrics of the Steerish national anthem, "The Song of the Steerish Folk".

Titles and heraldry

  • 19.II.1703-22.II.1703: Her Royal Highness Princess Lystasia of Riskai and Etzeland
  • 22.II.1703-present: Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Steerswick, Princess of Riskai and Etzeland

Heraldic symbols

Image Description Comment
Lystasia seal.svg Official seal A stylised representation of Lystasia within a Minarborian wreath
Coat of arms of Steerswick.svg Coat of arms Heraldic achievement as Grand Duchess of Steerswick

Ancestry

Preceded by:
New creation
Grand Duchess of Steerswick
22.II.1703-present
Succeeded by
incumbent