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Galaghard I was the 53rd, 54th, and 55th Obarskyr monarch and a king of Cormyr from 480 DR to 875 DR, the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the kingdom. It is said that a particular moonstone chess set in the royal palace has a good likeness of him.[1]

He was Duar Obarskyr's only son and heir from his second wife. His father remarried after his first wife's family betrayed the country.

HistoryEdit

Galaghard I ruled Cormyr for 34 years; from Year of the Winter Sphinx, 480 DR to Year of the Elk, 514 DR. When his only son died quite late into his reign. Amedahast extended Galaghard's life with longevity magics. This allowed him to assume the identity of his dead heir.

As King Galaghard II "the Father of Dark Princes" he ruled for an additional 40 years; from 514 DR to Year of the Waving Wheat, 554 DR and had three more sons. All of them rebelled against him, however, and he had them all slain. Again, with Amedahast's aid, he lengthened his own life further and took the identity of his third son, claiming that was the only one still loyal to his father and the crown.

As King Draxius "the Neverdying" he ruled Cormyr for 321 years from 554 DR to Year of the Stricken Star, 875 DR. He developed a dislike of cats as they lacked devotion to their owners, compared to dogs.[2] He also passed laws to prevent logging in the King's Forest and quelled a rebellion in Arabel.[3]

In 629 DR, Draxius survived an assassination attempt by a magical near-invisible beast from the ruins of Netheril. The perpetrators were Luthax and Elmariel Emmarask. The king was only marginally given enough warning by Thanderahast and managed to slay the beast himself.[4] He had been in bed with a blonde-haired woman (not the Queen) at the time, and asked Thanderahast, as the only other person to know this, to keep this to himself.[5]

In 875 DR, Amedahast died, thus ending the longevity magics and Galaghard's life, passing the throne to his son, Bryntarth I.[6]

Possessions Edit

Draxius possessed the war shield Undying Gaze.[7]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 282. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  2. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 271–272. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  3. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 274. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  4. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 277–279. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  5. Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb (April 1998). Cormyr: A Novel (Paperback). (Wizards of the Coast), p. 281. ISBN ISBN 0-7869-0710-X.
  6. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 77. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  7. Steven E. Schend (1999). Sea of Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 0-7869-1393-2.

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