King Kren Alaghon

Kren Alaghon was a Ravinian knight who founded the northern kingdom of Marundi in the early Fifth Age.

Ever since the devastating Storm of the North had destroyed the kingdom of Thalar, Corwyn's Northern Peninsula had collapsed into several small fiefdoms constantly at war with one another.

The petty bickering between the Thaldain nobles resulted in over 500 years of chaos and misery for the peoples of the North.

When Empress Ravinia ascended the Raven Throne and founded the Ravinian Empire, the situation in the North changed drastically.

Ravinia soon called upon Kren Alaghon, a powerful northern Lord who had previously served her in the Unification Wars, and shown both his loyalty and character.

Ravinia gave Kren the monumental task of restoring order to the war-torn Northern Peninsula, which had been in a state of chaos for over five centuries. She chose Kren because he was already a capable, and battle-proven knight.

When Ravinia called upon him, Kren already controlled much of the southern region of the Peninsula, which at that time was called "Mar-Ruendi," meaning "Lands of the Ruendi."

Kren set out upon his quest, assisted by several Imperial Legions sent by Empress Ravinia. His 20-year military campaign to conquer the North became known as the War of the Frozen Snow.

In the year 97/5, at the epic battle of Skåaven, Kren defeated Lord Vorland Drax, and soon after, captured Derilath and Castle Obsidian.

With the end of the conflict, Kren was able to re-unite the Thaldain people under a single banner for the first time since the fall of Thalar.

As a conciliatory gesture, He pardoned all the defeated vassal Lords who had fought against him and all rival houses were allowed to keep their estates. Afterward, peace and prosperity came to the North for many long years.

In the year 98/5, Kren was anointed by Empress Ravinia as the first King of Marundi. He assumed the Bearclaw Throne of Castle Obsidian that same year, and his descendants became known as the Alaghon Dynasty.

Kren ruled over Marundi for 24 years. Unfortunately, he was slain during a doomed military expedition to the fortress of Sol-Kathad. The fortress never fell and the expedition's only survivor was Kren’s son; Beren.

Today; the Krensway road, Kren’s Keep, and Kren’s Crossing are all named for this heroic figure.