John Hilding Waffel-Paine

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John Hilding Waffel-Paine

Full Name: John Hilding Waffel-Paine of Drak
Alias Prince John


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Physical Description

Gender: Male
Species: Human
Race: Flaventian
Hair Color and Style: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Skin Color: White
Other:


Biographical Information

Father: Nathan II
Mother: None
Date of Birth: 25 Blumuar 1671
Place of Birth: Anmutstadt, Natopia
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Residence(s): Lindstrom
Nationality: Natopian
Allegiance(s): Natopia
Occupation: former king of Drak-Modan


John Hilding Waffel-Paine, or Prince John as he is referred to by the Drak-Modani media, is the son of Nathan II and is the heir-designate to the throne of the Bovic Kingdom of Drak-Modan. He was sent to live in Drakorda in 1673 and celebrated his second birthday there. His older brother, Nathan III is the heir to the throne of Natopia. He was the fourth to be birthed from his artificial womb, technically making him the youngest of the quadruplets. His older sisters, Vadoma and Leonora Noor Waffel-Paine, split their time visiting him and Nathan III, alternating visits so no more than two of the quadruplets are ever in the same city. He now lives in Lindstrom, Natopia, with his father, older sisters, and brother.

Early Life

Very soon after John was born, the Kalirion Fracture erupted on the Benacian continent, which took the life of his step-father, Ayreon IV. John's father, Nathan II quickly founded the kingdom of Drak-Modan to protect Natopian interests on Benacia. The Natopian emperor wanted the new Bovic kingdom to be closely, and permanently, aligned with Natopia but robust and distinct enough to flourish independently. Thus, the decision was made very early on to send John to live in Drakorda, where he would grow up and become a naturalized Drak-Modani, which would help ease tensions between the ruling Natopian class and the native Modanese.

King for a Day

The Bovinist Schism of 1676 saw John's future drastically changed. Nativist and anti-Dozan Bovic pressures forced his father to promise to abdicate by 1679. The kingdom came under control of the Benacian Bovic Church and John dutifully attended Benacian Herds, increasing his popularity in Drak-Modan but quickly diminished his popularity in Natopia, where he was still considered a member of the Imperial Family and a potential successor to the Natopian throne. After Nathan passed the throne to John, a series of political crises occurred that culminated in the Drak-Modani Abdication Crisis. John found himself without power and his aunt, Clara Sundara, could only protect him physically, not politically. John was barely king for three months before his father recalled him to Natopia.

Life in Natopia

John has had difficulty adapting to Natopian life. He does not appear in public with his brother and sisters and has reportedly fallen into a deep depression, resenting the loss of his kingdom, resenting his father for using him as a pawn, resenting his aunt for allowing it, and resenting his brother Nathan III for being the favored child and future emperor. He finds the Dozan Bovic Church archaic and decadent, and prefers to drink goat's milk at dinner. Natopian tabloids write frequent editorials insisting that the Emperor send him to a Dozan Bovic monastery in Athlon, or enroll him in military school, before his temperament sours public opinion on the entire Imperial Family.

New Kingdom

In 1682, an unsanctioned convention on the island of Nel Modan, in So-Sara, Drak-Modan, voted to invite John back and become King of the Draconians and to establish an autonomous kingdom within the Republic of Drak-Modan for the Draconian diaspora to resettle as a homeland. John's father, Nathan II, expressly forbade John from commenting on the situation in public before the Drak-Modani government could sort out the situation. John, already deeply upset and depressed since being kicked out of Drak-Modan and without his father putting up a fight, clandestinely traveled to Nel Modan with the intention to accept the island's offer of a new crown.

Full Titles

  • 1671-1673 His Imperial Highness, John Hilding Waffel-Paine of Drak, Count of Rostock, Viscount Glenfiddich, Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Marquis of Lükanburg, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lord in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak
  • 1673-present His Bovic Highness, John Hilding Waffel-Paine of Drak, Crown Prince of Drak-Modan, Heir-Designate to the Kaisers of the Imperial Line of Drak, Count of Rostock, Viscount Glenfiddich, Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Marquis of Lükanburg, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lord in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak
  • 1679 His Bovic Majesty, John Hilding Waffel-Paine of Drak, King of Drak-Modan, Heir to the Kaisers of the Imperial Line of Drak, Count of Rostock, Viscount Glenfiddich, Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Marquis of Lükanburg, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lord in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak
  • 1679-pres. His Imperial Highness, John Hilding Waffel-Paine of Drak, Count of Rostock, Viscount Glenfiddich, Scion of the Three Peoples, Vessel of Dual Natures, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Marquis of Lükanburg, Transcendence of the Dhury, Lord in Jorvik, Heir to the Line of Drak
Preceded by:
Nathan II
King of Drak-Modan
1679-1679
Succeeded by
Clara Sundara
as Supreme Judge