|“||A mighty man was he, tall and broad and thewed as a great hero—and coarse, fire-tempered, and brawling to boot. He took his throne by force of arms and held it for many long years….||”|
|— A noted storyteller of the North|
Mhoaran was a thick and tall man and a powerful warrior.
King Mhoaran was known for his powerful temper, but he was also a shrewd ruler.
Because of so many assassination attempts on his family, Mhoaran lost three wives and was the father of more than 40 children, as he attempted to produce an heir.
He and his father, Prince Atann, believed him to have a more legitimate claim to the throne, as Atann should have been the male heir of Sybille rather than the line having passed through Queen Cyriana to Queen Teresa the Great as it did. For this reason, Mhoaran built up an army and staged a military coup to take the throne from King Teremir, Teresa's son. When Teremir refused to step down from the throne, Mhoaran's army attacked, and Mhoaran himself slew King Teremir. The year was 959 DR.
King Mhoaran's reign was an unstable time, where the nobles of the land sought to assassinate him and his family to restore the Bormul Dynasty. Mhoaran tried to protect his children by hiding them at birth and having them raised in secret. Even so, the first sixteen sons of Mhoaran died before they could reach adulthood.
- ↑ Lands of Intrigue Book 3: Erlkazar and Folk of Intrigue conflicts with Book 1: Tethyr in claiming that Mhoaran was the son of Cyriana's third sister instead of her only brother. On the other hand, Book 1 also claims that Mhoaran was a grandson of Sybille, not a great-grandson.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 32. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book Three: Erlkazar & Folk of Intrigue. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Steven E. Schend (1997). Lands of Intrigue: Book One: Tethyr. (TSR, Inc.), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.