Penrose Dynasty
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The Penrose Dynasty was the line of rulers descended from King Elroth; who founded the kingdom of Adar in the year 232/4.


The House of Penrose ruled Adar for 1,065 years and a total of forty-five monarchs sat on the Platinum Throne at the royal palaces in Sirilath and later Adarond. For many years the royal family of Adar maintained close ties with its sister-kingdom of Amar, but the family soon came under the sinister influence of Alokkair the Sorcerer and turned to evil.

The Penrose Dynasty came to an end when King Koroth II was slain in the Battle of the Dawn in 1297/4. A second Penrose Dynasty began when Koroth’s descendants later founded the eastern barbarian kingdom of Drakhara in the Fifth Age. Little is known of this lineage, except that the last monarch of Drakhara, who was also named King Koroth, became the first of Sorimmar’s Zûl. Not all members of this noble family were evil. In 585/4 of the Fourth Age, Adleroth Penrose left the royal court of Adar with his family and wealth and moved to what is now Derianor. Once there, he founded the city of Donareth, and Lord Tetragon Penrose founded the Silver Ravens.

The forty-five Penrose monarchs of Adar are listed below:

Elroth 232-271/4
Markov 271-297/4
Nastasia 297-325/4†
Varoth 325-350/4
Rodion 350-379/4 †
Elroth II 379-428/4
Genadi 428-462/4 †
Arkadi 462-489/4
Markov II 489-531/4
Tamryn 531-574/4
Elroth III 574-595/4 †
Aleksei 595-619/4 †
Varoth II 619-646/4
Markov II 646-680/4
Arkadi II 680-711/4
Amroth II 711-755/4
Rodion II 755-782/4 †
Ezroth 782-806/4
Markov III 806-837/4
Elroth IV 837-878/4
Arkasha 878-913/4
Renkov 913-944/4 †
Aleksei II 944-948/4
Varoth II 948-972/4
Markov IV 972-1010/4
Elroth V 1010-1044/4
Ezroth II 1044-1089/4
Nastasia II 1089-1126/4
Genadi II 1126-1149/4 †
Vladymir 1149-1157/4
Zhorov 1157-1183/4
Renkov II 1183-1221/4
Elroth VI 1221-1247/4 †
Arkov II 1247-1270/4
Koroth II 1270-1297/4 †