Full Name: Salome Ylva Octavia
Father: Kaiser Ayreon IV
Salome (Salome Ylva Octavia Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed al-Osman bin Sathrati of Waffel-Paine, born b. 17.VII.1665 in Raynor's Keep) is the current kaiseress of Shireroth since the Kalirion Fracture of 1671, Queen of Ransenar, Emira of Sathrati, and Sardar of Talenore. Daughter of Kaiser Ayreon IV and his concubine Lady Isidora IV of Octavius-Teleni, she became kaiseress at the age of 6 after her father was murdered. Due to her young age, regents governed in her place until she came of age at 15 in mid-1680. Her regent in Shireroth was Lady Mira III Octavius-Aryani, Countess of Shirekeep, a relative through the House of Octavius. In Talenore, the Speaker of the National Assembly Leila Merhaban served concurrently as regent.
Upon her birth, she was given the surname Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed al-Osman bin Sathrati of Waffel-Paine which speaks of her genealogy. With the rank of her mother (despite belonging to an imperial bloodline herself) not being sufficient enough, as the mother was not an imperial consort but a concubine, the Imperial Court deemed that the House of Octavius needed not be considered a dynastic surname of the young kaiseress-to-be. Kaiser Ayreon IV, however, decided to honour that house by giving Salome the third given name Octavia.
The given name Salome is intended to honour her father's predecessor and grandmother, Kaiseress Noor, who took on the epithet as-Salaam ("of the peace" in Baatharzi). Salome is also an Elw given name, taken from the shared Ashkenatzi-Elw mythology, and is related to as-Salaam. By tradition, many members of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion have at least one Elw name taken from the Ashkenatzi holy book. Ylva (Norse for wolfess) honours her father's mother, Liv Djupvik, who was brave as a wolf during her life.
Family and genealogy
Her father is the late Kaiser Ayreon IV. He had three more children, the twins Prince Kir and Princess Kian (b. 1667) and the posthumously born Prince Rubin (b. 1671). Her mother is Lady Isidora IV of Octavius-Teleni, her father's concubine. Her father had also a husband, Emperor Nathan II of Natopia, who is the Dowager Imperial Consort of Shireroth, and one courtesan, Jaap van Pijpervale. Nathan II acts as a stepfather for her, while Jaap was denied all contact with her since her ascension to the throne in 1671.
Her father is the late Kaiser Ayreon IV (1645–1671, reigned 1650–1671), none of whose parents are still alive. Ayreon IV was the son of Prince Adam of Shireroth (1630–1650) and his wife Liv Djupvik (1615–1663) (later known as Liv Dravot). His father, Adam, had a twin brother, Aldin (b. 1630), who is still alive and who has two children together with his wife Lady Li Naomiai (b. 1627), Prince David (b. 1657) and Princess Abigail (b. 1662). His mother Liv Djupvik descends paternally from Hurmu and maternally from Normark.
Salome's paternal grandfather Adam is the eldest son of Kaiseress Noor of Shireroth (1604–1650; reigned 1644–1650). Noor was married twice, first with the former Natopian emperor, Prince Nathaniel (1686–1632), with whom she had four quadruplets, Princes Adam, Aldin, Rostam and Arn. Adam murdered his brothers Rostam and Arn 1639 as well as his mother in 1650. Noor's second marriage was with King Noah of Elwynn, with whom she had two children, Prince Vilhjalm of Amokolia (1635– ) and Princess Esther of Anglia (b. 1638). The marriage with Noah was posthumoustly annulled, and Vilhjalm and Esther lost their noble and imperial titles in Shireroth. Vilhjalm, now known as Villy, underwent castration and contracted loyal subjecthood in Shireroth in what many people outside Shireroth term the Froyalanish genocide. Esther of Anglia currently lives in Stormark in exile.
On Kaiseress Noor's paternal side, Kaiseress Salome is a direct descendant of Prince Daniel Simrani (1574–1571, who ruled Elwynn 1607–1613) and Rashid Arsalani-Kalirion (Kaiser Ayreon I) (1450–1544, who ruled as Shahanshah of Babkha 1529-1541 and Kaiser of Shireroth 1542–1544). It is through Rashid's mother Tuuler Kalirion (1420–1512), daughter of Prince Paul of Brookshire, that Salome traces her primary lineage back to Kaiser Raynor I.
Among her ancestors are five Kaisers (Ayreon, Aurangzeb, Ayreon II, Noor, Ayreon IV), four Babkhan shahanshahs (Ardashir, Tahmaseb, Rashid, Osman), and two Natopian emperors (Nathan, Nathaniel), as well as from rulers from Elwynn (6), Brookshire (2), and Goldshire (2).
The first six years of Salome's life were spent between Raynor's Keep and the Montran Estate, under the watchful eye of her mother, Isidora IV of Octavius-Teleni, who had been elevated to Chamberlain of the Imperial Household in 1667 AN. During the fateful days that began the Kalirion Fracture, the Imperial Family were in the County Palatine of Kezan. On 12.VII.1671 AN, Salome inherited the Golden Mango Throne upon the announced death of her father. The decision is made by the Chamberlain and Imperial Mother for the child Kaiseress to temporarily remain in Kezan for her safety. Salome spends the next three and a half years there.
On 8.II.1675 AN, the Kaiseress finally returned to Benacia, the political landscape having radically changed, in order to participate in her coronation as Queen of Ransenar, one of the post-Shirerithian states that had developed in what had been Goldshire. A month later, she returned with the Imperial Court to Raynor's Keep, where she lived for the last five years of her regency.
In preparation for her coronation, Salome spent three days of strict fasting and prayer at the Holodomatic nome at Raynor's Keep, ritually purified and initiated into the school as a syndomate. On 17.VII.1680, Salome reached the age of majority in accordance with the Charter, and was invested in the full authority of the Golden Mango Throne. As part of her coronation, she appointed three new members to the Landsraad and named Chrysostom Wythe the first Steward of her reign proper.
|Steward||1680–||Chrysostom Wythe||Viscount Holly-Wythe|
|Minister of State||1672-||Caleb Sarrick||Lord Sarrick|
|Commissioner for the Fiscus||1678-||Ms Naïs Szodarvs||Zir Hælsans|
|Commissioner for Defence||1672-||Heinz Łatþig-Sur||Zir Hælsans|
|Commissioner for Rites and Citizenship||1672-||Iddo Neriui||Patrician|
|Commissioner for Public Works||1680-||Evgeniya Sotnikova||Viscountess of Hope|
|Minister of the Exterior||1672-||Chrysostom Wythe||Viscount Holly-Wythe||position held concurrently with Office of Steward|
|Commissioner for International Trade||1670-||Aloys Serratus||Patrician|
|Commissioner for the Raspur Pact||1675-||Aes Bonna||Laeszus u Zir Hælsans|
|Commissioner for International Cooperation||1670-||Daniel Mortis du Grifos||Lord Mortis du Grifos|
|Chamberlain of the Household||1667–||Isidora of Octavius-Teleni||The Imperial Mother||Mother of the Kaiseress|
|Master of Pages||1667-||Sintsza Aneï||Seniormost Adept|
|Master of Endowments||1680-||Mari Eiskar||Senior Adept|
|Dean of the Dirâsat-an-Nûr||1680-||Alejian Kaukainen||Frainan Uihmanzis (retired)|
|Commissioner for the Crypteia||1658-||Qadesh Marozzi||Salbnan (retired)|
|Short Title||Issue Date||Content|
|Imperial Circles||22.VIII.1680||Creation of Imperial Circles for Brookshire, appointment of Lord Lieutenants|
|Wythe Government||23.VIII.1680||Appointment of senior government positions for Wythe Stewardship|
|Treason of Isenbury||18.IX.1680||Address to the city leaders of Isenbury|
offers amnesty for the crime of resisting Imperial authority in the body of Lord Lieutenant Ameunin
Ultimatum to submit to Imperial authority by 1.X.1680
|Of Much Mercy||10.XIII.1681||Address to those who have received mercy and those who have scorned it|
Grants to loyal Laqs
|Approval of Marriage||1.I.1682||Approval for the marriage between David Raion and Mariette, Princess of San Martín|
|Dispensation for Entry||8.II.1682||Dispensation from the regular order to permit members of the Imperial Expedition to Crestfall to pass through the Bâb-an-Nûr during the triumphal procession irrespective of rank|
1665–present: Emira of Sathrati, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Lady of the Holy Lakes, Scion of the King of Kings
1671–present: Kaiseress of Shireroth, Rani of Tas Neemia, Duchess of Brookshire, Duchess of Chestnut, Princess of Hurmu, Princess among the Lakes, Duchess of New Aquitane, Marchioness of Zy-Rodun, Khanum of Caer Lum'ruush, Countess of Upper Macon, Countess of Andiopolis, Countess of Dracoheim, Countess of Istvan, Baroness of Port Mills, Lady of Zauberförde/Senkyōwan, Lady in Jorvik, Progeny of the Once-Living God, Scion of the King of Kings, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Sovereign of the Golden Mango Throne, Lord Mayor of the City of Vladagrad
1673–present: Queen of Ransenar
1674-present: Sardar of Talenore
- 1665–1671: Lady of the Holy Lakes
- 1665–1671: Imperial Princess of Shireroth
- 1671–1678: Queen of Normark
|Ancestors of Salome|