Emperor Xion Kharata VII

Ninety-sixth and last Eloysian Emperor; more commonly known as ‘Xion the Mad.’ Emperor Xion VII 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.

By the time of his suicide at age 72, the Emperor had completely destroyed the Empire, had hundreds of thousands murdered, and ordered whole regions burned to ash. Xion the Mad is given much credit for destroying in 60 years what it took 2,000 to build. After his suicide in 575/6, the Eloysian Empire completely collapsed, breaking into dozens of competing factions and enclaves.