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King Yableshan

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Took the throne in 4843 at the age of 109.

Though most commentaries say that he held to the same beliefs of his father, it seems he was not nearly as strong and thus, did not carry the level of respect that his father had; a character trait that some of the more violent factions played upon.

Demath had managed to re-focus the D'ni to a large part. However, the few factions who still desired to make their case were able to make Yableshan's reign an unpleasant one.

In 4865, the Blood of Yahvo kidnapped Yableshan's first son from the Guild of Chemists. In a letter the faction stated they would kill the King's son if one of their own leaders was not released1. Yableshan ordered the Relyimah to find his son, but they were apparently unable to do so (later it was discovered that a key member of the Relyimah had joined the Blood of Yahvo and was aiding them).

Feeling forced, Yableshan gave into the demands and released the prisoner they had asked for. The body of his son appeared on the steps of the palace a few days later.

The death of Yableshan's son, along with newfound evidences of a mole within the Relyimah, further separated D'ni into two sides. Those who wished to end outside intervention were becoming stronger, publicly raising their cause, almost daily. Those who followed the majority were growing angrier and less tolerable of those who did not. As a result, there is little doubt that there were very few D'ni left who fell into the middle ground. There were even less, including Yableshan, who could bridge the two sides2.

Yableshan, in an apparent attempt to divert his people's attention from the brewing wars, decided in 4889 to announce remodels for all of the 18 Major Guilds. It was the first of its kind since the D'ni had been founded and warmly embraced by the Guilds. Under the announcement, Yableshan changed some of the restrictions on Ri'neref, offering the Guilds more liberty in the structures they could build.

In 4901, Yableshan stated his plans for a new Common Library, located directly within the Vamen District of D'ni (a middle-class district). In 4910 he announced plans for a new park to be built on Neref Island. In 4914, three new "Recreation" Ages were placed within the park as gifts from the Guild of Writers in order to celebrate the completion of their new Guild.

The diversions seemed to do their job until 4954 when an explosion occurred on the Age of Meanas3, killing 400 outsiders and 78 D'ni. It was apparently the result of a bad combination of gasses: one, the D'ni had brought with them and the other, already in existence on Meanas. Another push was begun to seal themselves from outside influence.

The Relyimah (who were usually counted on in these situations) apparently had no information as to the facts of the explosion. They were still apparently in the midst of their own chaos, trying to discover the mole. There were some who thought the explosion had been a set-up, but it could not be proven4.

In 5043 Yableshan placed a man by the name of Faresh in charge of the Guild of Illusionists, His first mission, was to find whoever was destroying the Relyimah's ability to gain knowledge.

Though most believed that Faresh had been more interested in actual illusions than the Unseen, he was also known as an extremely intelligent man and immediately put into action a plan to clean up the Relyimah. He also began construction of a "house" on one of the private islands of the cavern that blatantly demonstrated his love for illusions.

Yableshan died in 5081 at the age of 347. He never had any other children after his son was killed and left the throne to his younger brother-in-law (his younger sister's husband).

1 Goshen had been imprisoned in a prison Book fifty years earlier by Demath
2 From "How They Came; A Detailed Look at what started the Mee-Dis War" by Jamen. Written in 7201
3 Meanas was well known for its production of mining machinery
4 From "Revealing the Unseen" written by Besharen in 5999

This post has been edited by J'iim: May 20 2010, 03:57 PM

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