King Gayorg Gwynnett (the Mad-King)

King Gayorg Gwynnett; commonly known as "the Mad-King," was the only monarch of the Gwynnett Dynasty of Rhodara. Gayorg is infamous for starting the War of Annexation, which led to the destruction of his kingdom.

Gayorg was a member of House Gwynnett, a noble family with a thirst for power and glory.

In the year 1264/4, Gayorg succeeded King Radovan Mallistäer II, after his death during the Battle of Flint Harbor. Gayorg ruled from the Granite Throne 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 upon 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 Orel, 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 Elanthir 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 Gwynnett Dynasty of Rhodara.

After Gayorg’s death, his nephew: Lord Gavin Gwynnett, assumed ruler-ship of the former eastern regions of Rhodara in 1289/4 and renamed the new kingdom