King Gayorg Gwyharë

(the Mad-King) first monarch of Rhodara to succeed the Mallistäer Dynasty, after the death of King Radovan II during the Battle of Flint Harbor. Gayorg assumed the Granite Throne in 1264/4 and ruled for a brief but infamous twenty-five-year period.

Gayorg was the final ruler of the kingdom of Rhodara and the the only monarch of his family to sit on the Granite Throne. Although unknown at the time, King Gayorg had been seduced by the power of Alokkair and began worshiping sorcery and the black arts. He saw the opportunity to enlarge his own kingdom and capture the riches of the ailing kingdom of Eldara, which had been wracked by two civil wars and several Vilzari invasions.

In 1283/4, King Gayorg simultaneously invaded the kingdoms of Eldara and Orel; both of which had been severely weakened because of the earlier War of Annexation. Gayorg's Rhodaran armies were supplemented with huge numbers of orcish mercenaries and Thulians. Eventually, Gayorg was defeated by an Alliance of Eldara, Orel, Alveron, and Melinarë. Gayorg himself was slain in the years 1289/4 at the Battle of Keslyn and his Melanthir captured and given to Eldara as a war-prize. Gayorg was commonly called the ‘Mad-King’ by his people for his many barbarous acts. Gayorg was the only king of the short-lived Gwyharë Dynasty of Rhodara.

Gayorg’s nephew, Lord Grenn Gwyharë, took over ruler-ship of the former eastern regions of Rhodara in 1289/4 and renamed the new kingdom Gwynne.