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Spraki Krumsson

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Spraki Krumsson
Full name Spraki Krumsson Lla'i-Ašura
AKA Prince of Evari
Physical information
Species Human
Gender Male
Hair color and style Short grey to white
Eye color Brown
Skin color White
Biographical information
Father Krumr Leifsson
Mother Sita Ragnardottir
Date of birth 1505
Place of birth Haraldsborg
Date of death 1592, first time; 1601 second time
Place of death Shirekeep (1st), Jingdao (2nd)
Nationality Stormark
Allegiance(s) Elwynn, Shireroth, Safiria, Jingdao
Occupation cleric, lawyer, scholar, diplomat, prince

Spraki Krumsson (1505–1601; dead 1592–1596) was a Storish-born Ásatrú cleric, lawyer, scholar and diplomat with allegiances, at various times, to Elwynn, Shireroth, Safiria and Jingdao.

Spraki was born in 1505 in Haraldsborg. The son of Krumr Leifsson and Sita Ragnarsdóttir, Spraki grew up in a lower Ásatrú middle-class home of Hurmu parentage.

In 1523, he enrolled to Humlebæk Academy to study law (with a minor in pantheology), which he graduated in 1528 with a licence to practise. Not wishing to go into legal practice, Spraki enrolled in a doctorate programme as a researcher in pantheology at Kaupang University (in Hurmu). He achieved his PhD in 1532 with the dissertation titled "Awake my memories! A journey in the rites of the royal circuits of Stormark in memory restoration" (Væk mine minder! En rejse i Stormarks kongelige kredses ritualer i mindesgenskabelse) which explored the religious rites in restoring suppressed or faded memories.

In 1535, while a lecturer in pantheology at Kaupang University, he married the medical doctor Katrín Bisladóttir from Hurmu. Despite trying for several years, the couple only had a son, Krumr Sprakason, in 1542. The wife, however, died during childbirth. Feeling distraught, Spraki wanted a change of direction in his life. Accordingly, he enrolled in another doctorate programme, this time in the philosophy of law. In 1545, he published his dissertation on Kaiser Hasan I ("Aureonixon: the rise and fall of Kaiser Hasan from a legalistic point of view in the Shirerithian tradition"; Aureonixon: byrjanen ok enden á keisar Hasans stjornarfarne ur sirulenzk rættasið).

Spraki continued lecturing in canonical law, philosophy of law, and pantheology at Kaupang (with exchanges to Haraldsborg). In 1575, Spraki retired, and decided to focus the next few years on missionary work together with his son. He travelled to Geneva (in Alexandria) and Shirekeep and established congregations in Ásatrú. These congregations differed somewhat from the standard Storish Old Ways as they had rites that were toned down from Stormark and made more appropriate for the local audience. The congregations had a lack of success, while, meanwhile he found opposition to his anti-Vanic theology in Stormark (as he was Ásatrú in opposition to Vanatrú). Spraki moved to Shirekeep, founded the Centre for Shirerithian Justice, a law firm in Shirekeep and Eliria with the intent to reform Shirerithian law and jurisprudence. Spraki applied for Shirerithian citizenship for himself and his children, which Kaiser Loki IV confirmed by decree in 1585. The Kaiser also granted to Spraki the County of Amarr. As Count of Amarr, Spraki took part in the deliberations of the Landsraad. Later the same year, the Landsraad elected him Prætor. He held that position until his first death in 1592.

Spraki's legal work continued, and he represented the Kingdom of Babkha in the extradition trial of Assieh Ifai in 1585.

Along with Malliki Tosha of Lakhesis and Anthrazita Leijchwittchen von Rossheim-Maltenstein of Overdolor, Spraki was instrumental in reestablishing the Duchy of Brookshire in 1587. As part of the deal of reestablishment, Spraki and Anthrazita married, and became Duke and Duchess of Brookshire respectively, with equal right to the duchy. The duchy would last until 1590 when Anthrazita unilaterally declared the Duchy superseded by Lichbrook. During his marriage with Anthrazita, Spraki's personal name was Spraki Maltenstein.

With the lack of carnal relations with his wife, Spraki was surprised by the "birth" of a daughter, Marie Dolores, in 1584. Despite that, he loved his child. His relationship with his wife deteriorated, however, as he began distrusting her. Spraki began spending more time Elwynn as a visiting lecturer at the People's Academy of Elwynn in Eliria, but was soon recruited by Prince Elijah Ayreon (the former kaiser who had defected to Elwynn) as a diplomat. The Prince appointed him ambassador to Alexandria and to both his birth country of Stormark and to Alexandria in 1590.

The distrust of his wife led Spraki, in 1591, to request an annulment of the marriage at the Kaiser's Court on the basis. His wife did not oppose a dissolution of marriage but opposed the annulment on legal grounds. As the matter went on in the Court, Spraki continued his work in Shirekeep and abroad. He began using the name Spraki Krumsson Lla'i (Lla'i: "of the island" in Sanillan, referring to his fief Azarea)

On 5 Silnuai 1592, Spraki was killed in a car-bomb incident in Shirekeep. The perpetrators were never caught. Spraki's body was kept under investigation until two years later, when his daughter successfully achieved custody of the body through a raid of the Company of Bodysnatchers. While kept in Lichbrook – it is unknown by whom and with what methods – treatments to Spraki's body led to reanimation in 1596.

To a start, the reanimated Spraki seemed just as before, however people in his vicinity began doubting his sanity when he in 1597 married the Safirian empress Keita V. By Keita V, he was appointed Prince of Evari. Spraki adopted the name Spraki Krumsson Lla'i-Ašura (after the imperial Safirian house of Ašura). They had a son, Baldr Ašura, in 1600 AN.

The worries of Spraki's health grew stronger when he relocated to Jingdao. He formed a close masochistic-submissive relationship with Sisera, who made him her ambassador to Stormark in 1599. When Sisera grew tired of Spraki, she ordered him to kill himself. Spraki duly obliged, and killed himself on the last day of the year, 1601.


He was married three times, from 1535 to 1575 with Katrín Bisladóttir (1508–1542), from 1587 until his first death in 1592 with Anthrazita Leijchwittchen von Rossheim-Maltenstein, and, following his reanimation, from 1597 until his second death with Empress Keita V of Firnerámnen. All three marriages produced children, Krumr Sprakason (1542–1625), Marie Dolores (later known as Kaiseress Mira Raynora Minor), born in 1589, and Baldr Ašura (a safir–human hybrid) in 1600.

Spraki's son Krumr Sprakason remained in Shireroth, in Azarea, until dying in 1625. Krumr had married a local lady (Lamina Akati'i) in 1580, with whom he had four children, Vide (1582–1662), Jókar (1585– ), Mismi (1587– ) and Moteli (1589–1603). Due to their limited Storish blood contents and high levels of Shirerithianness, the family was not considered Froyalanish during the Auspicious Occasion.

Spraki's great grandson Kartan Arvidsson was an agent during the Auspicious Occasion and was later promoted to diplomat in the Ministry of the Exterior. Kartan Arvidsson then chose to join the foreign ministry of Sanama after the establishment of the Sanaman state.