Emperor Xion Kharata III; "Xion the Mad"

Xion Kharata III; commonly known as "Xion the Mad," was the ninety-sixth and last Eloysian Emperor and the final ruler of the Kharata Dynasty.

Emperor Xion III reigned over the empire between the years AR 2018 and AR 2079, but unfortunately for his subjects, he was completely insane and had a well-deserved reputation for paranoia, cruelty, and sadism never before seen on the Continent of Avokhar.

Xion became Emperor at the tender age eleven when his father choked to death on a piece of fruit. His 61-year rule of the Eloysian Empire witnessed a series of bizarre events, political disasters, and finally, utter chaos. In one of his more famous bizarre and cruel decisions, he ordered all 600 of his senior Myrmidon officers executed because he believed that they were plotting against him. But the Myrmidons were invaluable military officers, and their loss meant that the Imperial armies had absolutely no competent leadership and the real enemies of the Empire began waging wars and winning tremendous victories because of this foolish decision.

Emperor Xion also foolishly removed almost all of his loyal Hamanids; his most valuable senior administrative officials. Most were either executed or forced into exile. But after their humiliation, these powerful political figures and governors then began to plot against the emperor, and nearly a dozen revolts, uprising, and outright rebellions broke out all over the Empire during his troubled reign. The last and most successful of these plots resulted in the murder of Emperor Xion at the hands of his "trusted" inner circle of advisors; who surrounded him and stabbed him to death.

Eloysian legend has it that while their daggers fell during the act of murder, the seven conspirators chanted: "for the realm!, for the realm!, for the realm!"

By the time of his murder at age 72, the Emperor had completely destroyed the Empire, had hundreds of thousands murdered, and ordered whole regions of Avokhar burned to ash. Xion the Mad is given much credit for destroying in 60 years what it took over 2,000 to build. After his suicide in AR 2079, the Eloysian Empire completely collapsed, breaking into dozens of competing factions and enclaves. Within weeks of his death, the capitol city of Sanjakar was burned to the ground and never rebuilt.

In the centuries after the collapse of the Eloysian Empire, there were a series of conflicts that devastated the conflicts. These were the four Hamanid Wars, later followed by the seven Jade Wars.