Nek'var Barshem

King Nek'var Barshem was the last ruler of Kerathos. He was slain in the fall of Jareesh.

For many years, Nek'var had ruled the Kratheri peoples of the Kratheri Peninsula. Under his reign, the kingdom of Kerathos had been both prosperous and peaceful.

That peaceful period ended in the year 179/4, when King Aron Del Vecchio of Eldara ordered his son; Prince Daghon to invade the peninsula. This devastating invasion came to be known as the "Glorious Conquest."

At first, King Nek'var marshaled his forces and was able to successfully resist the Thannish invaders. But over time, his inferior forces were slowly overwhelmed by Thannish superiority in numbers, tactics, and magical power.

By the year 185/4, King Nek'var was besieged within the walls of Jareesh, the capital city. For eight bloody years, the King led a heroic defense of the city; costing the Thannish thousands of lives. Sadly, in the year 194/4, King Nek'var was slain when the city finally fell. It is said that the King and his warriors fought the Thannish invaders to the very last man.

Upon his death, the kingdom of Kerathos collapsed and within 5 years, all organized resistance had ended. However, it would take another thirty years of brutal guerrilla warfare before the entire Kratheri Peninsula was completely conquered.

Afterward, the once-proud Kratheri people became enslaved by their cruel Thannish masters.