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The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus is one of three nations on the continent of Fódlan.

Faerghus crest

Banner of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus

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The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus lies in the frigid north of Fódlan, ruled by the royal family and its knights. The nation was founded by Loog, the "King of Lions," and commemorates its independence every 23rd of the Red Wolf Moon. Its capital city is Fhirdiad, which is also home to a notable school of sorcery.

Garreg Mach Monastery in central Fódlan organizes its students into three houses, with each house representing a different nation. Students from the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus are members of the Blue Lions.

HistoryEdit

Originally, the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus was part of the Adrestian Empire. In Imperial Year 747, Loog of House Blaiddyd, a direct descendant of one of the Ten Elites of the War of Heroes, led Faerghus in rebellion against the Adrestian Empire in the War of the Eagle and Lion. Loog claimed victory in 751. The Church of Seiros mediated between Faerghus and the Empire, resulting in the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus securing its independence and Loog being crowned its first king.

In 801, the Leicester region also rebelled against the Empire, which found itself unable to reassert control. The Kingdom saw an opportunity to increase its political power and invaded, occupying and annexing Leicester. In 861, the three sons of the late King Klaus I divided the Kingdom between themselves, and in 881, upon the death of their ruling archduke, the nobles of Leicester launched a second bid for independence. The Crescent Moon War ended in 901 with the nobles of Leicester seceding from the Kingdom to form the Leicester Alliance.

In 1101, the Kingdom cooperated with the Empire and the Alliance to construct Fódlan's Locket, a fortress in the mountains of Fódlan's Throat designed to counter further invasions from Almyra.

Around 1160, the Queen Consort died due to a plague and Cornelia gained influence within the royal court after stopping the outbreak. Around 1168, King Lambert invaded Sreng, annexing the southern half of the region. In 1176, numerous nobles and royals, including King Lambert and Glenn, the son of Rodrigue, were assassinated; the people of Duscur were blamed for the attack and persecuted for regicide in what became known as the Tragedy of Duscur. The late king's brother, Grand Duke Rufus of Itha, assumed regency over the Kingdom in the stead of the young Crown Prince Dimitri, who had been the sole survivor of the attack that killed his father. In 1178, Dimitri distinguished himself by quelling a rebellion in the Kingdom's west.

LocationsEdit

  • Arianrhod
  • Blaiddyd
  • Charon
  • Conand
  • Fhirdiad (capital)
  • Fraldarius
  • Galatea
  • Gaspard
  • Gautier
  • Gideon
  • Itha
  • Kleiman
  • Magdred
  • Mateus
  • Rhodos Coast
  • Rome
  • Sacred Gwenhmyvar
  • Tailtean Plains
  • Teutates
  • Western Church

Notable People from FaerghusEdit

RoyaltyEdit

  • Loog - Founder and first Ruler of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus.
  • Klaus I - Annexing Leicester region to Faerghus. His sons divided the Kingdom into three Archdukedoms after his death.
  • Lambert Egitte Blaiddyd - Ruler of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus until his death in 1176.
  • Rufus - Older brother of Lambert.
  • Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd - Crown prince of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus. Known for his chivalry, it seems a darkness may lurk beneath the surface. House leader of the Blue Lions.

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EtymologyEdit

Faerghus is a variation of the name Fergus; an Irish, Manx and Scottish name meaning "man strength" or "virility". Likely from Fergus mac Róich of the Ulster Cycle.

The locations in Faerghus are likely to reference the Irish Ulster Cycle, Welsh Mabinogion and Arthurian folklore from England. Ferdiad is Cú Chulainn's foster brother from the Ulster Cycle, Arianrhod and Gwydion are siblings from the Mabinogion and Gwenhwyfar is Welsh for Guinivere, the queen of Camelot. Teutates was a Celtic god, now mainly known from the Asterix comics by Goscinny and Uderzo.

Blaiddyd was a legendary Brittonic king whose son Leir was the basis for Shakespeare's King Lear. Leir founded Cair Lerion, now known as the City of Leicester.

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