(urth) Urth Digest, Vol 73, Issue 45

DAVID STOCKHOFF dstockhoff at verizon.net
Thu Sep 23 14:04:31 PDT 2010

You're right---but his place in a chain of Monarchs doesn't mean he didn't make himself Monarch by brute force. 
Monarchs do not always inherit, and their territories can change dramatically---greater or smaller---while their titles grow ever longer. Again, the Romans and Byzantines are a model.

--- On Thu, 9/23/10, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes <danldo at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Dan'l Danehy-Oakes <danldo at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) Urth Digest, Vol 73, Issue 45
To: "The Urth Mailing List" <urth at lists.urth.net>
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 4:07 PM

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Andrew Mason
<andrew.mason53 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> I has assumed that Typhon created the Empire - that seems to be
> Cyriaca's view (or that he tried to); that the ruler she's talking
> about is Typhon is supported by his bringing the books to the Citadel,
> which is explicitly ascribed to Typhon in _Urth_.


Typhon is the _last_ Monarch. That there were more than one is
evidenced by the chain of mountains carved into the likenesses of
Monarchs; that he is the last is evidenced by his being succeeded by
the first Autarch.

Ergo, I don't believe he built the Empire.

Dan'l Danehy-Oakes
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