King Eduard Orsini

Eduard Orsini was a brutal monarch of Erindar, whose cruelty toward the Duchy of Herrondale sparked the Halberon Uprising of 404/6. King Eduard was the most infamous member of the House of Orsini.

It was King Eduard who ordered Duke Harkon Halberon executed, his son Heremmer arrested, and all lands of the Duchy of Herrondale seized; causing the Halberon Uprising.

This uprising eventually destroyed the Orsini Dynasty and caused the kingdom of Erindar to be overthrown.

Eduard was slain in 415/6 at the Battle of Demerest. Legend has it, he was killed by his own soldiers.


In the year 408/6, As a political maneuver, King Eduard arranged with Queen Astrid Kilräen of Amar for an alliance thru marriage. Eduard's niece, Lady Antonia Orsini; who was first cousin to his own son Estris, was married to Prince Rodrik of Amar.

Eduard believed this blood alliance would assist him in quelling the rebellion that was then growing within his own kingdom, but the Amari never openly declared for him and ultimately their assistance was not enough to change the outcome.