King Furion Whitacre
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King Furion was the first monarch of the Whitacre Dynasty of Elyria. In the year 1036/6, Furion succeeded King Corbray II, after he was killed during the Tunston Uprising, ending his line. Furion's rise to the Darkwood Throne was largely due to treachery.

ROLE IN TUNSTON UPRISING


Furion was a cunning and ruthless Elyrian noble, who secretly backed Viscount Silas Tunston of Grüenwald, when he rose up against King Corbray II. Secretly, Furion played both sides; assuring both Corbray and Silas of his loyalty, while planning all along to take the Darkwood Throne for himself. In 1036/6 at the Battle of Wendonford, Furion tricked Corbray into leading his army into a trap, where his loyalist army was defeated and he was subsequently killed by the victors.

THE NIGHT OF THE RED-KNIVES


During the late days of the Uprising, Silas' soldiers captured the fortress of Erôn-Kelerath; a loyalist stronghold in central Elyria, located near the crossroads. Several days later, Furion planned a victory feast for him at the castle. Furion then invited Silas, his children, and his most loyal vassals to this lavish banquet. During the night after the feast, Furion had all of them murdered in their sleep. This horrid act of treachery became known as the Night of the Red Knives. With all his rivals eliminated, Furion then proclaimed himself the new, unopposed king of Elyria.

Furion was the first monarch of the Whitacre Dynasty, which rules Elyria to this day.