Norax Dynasty

The Norax Dynasty is the current Royal House of Marundi, and the line of descendants of King Berand, who assumed the Bearclaw Throne in the year 989/6, after the death of King Morland Uzren II during a failed expedition to Sol-Kathad.

The House of Norax has ruled Marundi for 258 years and a total of eleven monarchs have sat on the Throne at Castle Obsidian. The Norax family is bitterly hated by the barbarian tribes of the Hüornen, by whom they have been persecuted and butchered for many years. The Norax family has had a short but bloody history. King Berand was slain by orcs in 995/6, King Roland was killed by Hüornen raiders in 1069/6, and King Morland was slain in the Battle of the Frozen Ford in 1230/6. In 1111/6, King Weyand ordered annual raids into Hüornen territory, and in 1167/6, King Cerland started the disastrous Border War against Ammarind, for which he is called the Mad-king of Marundi.

The Ancient House of Norax hails from the powerful southern Marundian Duchy of Damaris, and has long been influential in Thalari politics. The eleventh and current Norax monarch of Marundi is King Briand II.

The eleven Norax monarchs of Marundi are listed below:

Berand 989-995/6 †
Edgerd 995-1016/6
Briand 1016-1042/6
Roland 1042-1069/6 †
Eldard 1069-1102/6
Weyand 1102-1126/6 †
Durand 1126-1158/6
Cerland 1158-1187/6
Berand II 1187-1209/6
Morland 1209-1230/6 †
Briand II 1230/6-present