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Declan I, II & V
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Declan I, II & V
|King of New Wessex; Kaiser of Ctoria;|
King of Wilcsland, Taklamacan and Corran;
King of Thebes; King of Erauqs;
Prince in Von Stergel
|Reign||1 May 2002 - present|
|Preceded by||Throne established|
|Reign||19 December 2010 - 20 January 2013|
(with Esmond III to 20 Sep 2011)
|Preceeded by||HIM Emperor Esmond III|
|Succeeded by||HIM Emperor Jonathan I|
|Reign||14 January 2012 - present|
|Preceeded by||Himself (as King of Wilcsland and Tsar of Orly)|
|Reign||16 December 2010 - 20 January 2013|
|Preceeded by||Midget Fuhrer Thomas IV|
|Succeeded by||Midget Master Jonathan II & VI|
|Born||20 May 1994 (age 18)|
Wrythe Genocide Memorial (unveiled),
His Majesty King-Kaiser Declan I & II (formerly known as Chief Nectombetec II, King Lion and King Tanwetamani, and currently known as King Ptolemy I Helios in Wilcsland and King William II in Erephisia), (born Declan Christopher Blayney, 20 May 1994) is the head and founder of the House of Mac Donnchadha-Houghton, the first and current absolute monarch of the United Kingdom of New Wessex, and was Emperor of Austenasia between 2010 and 2013. Also Fifth Midget Master while holding the Austenasian Throne, he became known as Declan I, II & V - despite losing the third monarchical ordinal after losing the title of Midget Master, Declan is still known by all three ordinals in common usage.
Declan I & II is also the current King of Wilcsland, and since 2002 he has at various times been the ruler of South Bank, Atlantis, Corran, the Midget Nation, Rushymia Nineger, Copan, Saqqara, Domanglia, Etarnia and Ctoria, New Balland, Southern Burkland and Saint Luke and Amager.
Declan I is known for having held a large number of thrones and titles, very few of which were self bestowed. He is currently monarch only of New Wessex (holding King of Erauqs as a titular honour), but during 2012 he held a large number of thrones throughout the world, peaking at eleven (New Wessex, Wilcsland, Orly, Thebes, Austenasia, Rushymia, the Midgets, Southern Burkland, Amager, Erauqs, and New Balland) in the period between 26 April and 15 May. The thrones of New Balland and Southern Burkland were abolished mere months after being formed, and with his abdication from the Throne of Austenasia in January 2013 he also lost the thrones of Rushymia, the Midgets and Amager. Out of his four remaining thrones, three are subnational monarchies under the sovereign throne of New Wessex.
Declan I, II & V is the son of Queen Michelle the Queen Mother and grandson of Princess Marjorie, Duchess of Corran. His reign has seen many attacks throughout the past years, sometimes resulting in injury to some of his subjects. He is also famous for a number of building projects ordered in his Kingdoms.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Interests
- 3 Reign
- 4 Gallery of artwork
- 5 Titles, styles and arms
- 6 Ancestry
- 7 Awards and decorations
- 8 References
Declan I was born at 02:40 on 20 May 1994 at Salisbury District Hospital in Salisbury, England, as the son of Michelle MacDonagh and John Gray. He had a fairly upsetting first few years, marked by such events as the death of his grandfather, which happened in front of him when he was three. He also sliced his head open when he was two after falling through glass, after which he was rushed to Salisbury District Hospital. When he was four, he gained an interest in the RMS Titanic and its sinking.
As he was growing up he became interested in history and art. He continued to have problems with horrific outcomes, such as nearly drowning in the sea off of the south coast of England. He attended two first schools and then Wilton Middle School, where he started to learn about buildings and bridges. He also suffered several physical attacks - in one case someone took a plunge at him with a screwdriver, which luckily missed.
Declan I has a very deep interest in the ancient world and different cultures. His first really deep interest was in the RMS Titanic, which later evolved into ocean liners and air liners. His Majesty has also developed a interest in physics. He finds the way the universe works fantastic, and is deeply interested by things like pulsars, magnetars, and other "freaks" of space. He is also deeply interested in realistic space travel.
He is known to be seen reading through books on all of these subjects, and many of the projects of Wilcsland have been inspired by physics, art, and the ancient world. His Majesty has even started up a program to use physics to better Wilcsland.
In 1999, Declan was a member of the Chiefdom of the Sun, one of many small local tribes. When Chief Temecbo abdicated, Declan (as the next-highest ranking member of the tribe) became the new Chieften. Taking the regnal name of Chieften Nectombetec II, he led the Chiefdom of the Sun in conquering and subduing all the neighbouring tribes, most notably the Chiefdom of the Moon and the Eastern Chiefdom. By the end of the year, each of the neighbouring chiefdoms had been conquered by Nectombetec II, and he assumed the title of Great Chieften (which had only been held once before, roughly four years ago by the namesake of Nectombetec II).
By 2002 the conquered chiefdoms had presumably been integrated into the Chiefdom of the Sun securely enough for Nectombetec II to declare a full and equal political union. On 1 May 2002, all of the chiefdoms were united into the Kingdom of South Bank, and Nectombetec II was proclaimed King Declan I and given a simple flail as a symbol of royal power.
The month after Declan I was proclaimed King of South Bank, an usurper took over the northern half of South Bank. Olcut III (leader of the Chiefdom of the Moon when Declan I had conquered it) declared himself King Barry I, the new leader of South Bank, and started a civil war against King Declan I. The usurpation only lasted a few days before Declan I retook the north of South Bank and defeated Barry I.
With a greater hold on power, Declan I began to send out expeditions to other local groups of people, collectively known as the "Kingdom of North Bank", and after inviting their leaders to South Bank (one of which even claimed the rank of King) sent them back to set up South Bankian outposts in their own lands.
In 2003, South Bank was forced to move from its original location. Most of the nation moved with Declan I to the Forgotten Realms, where he founded the Kingdom of Atlantis on 20 September as the successor state to South Bank.
A month after this, King Declan I also founded the Kingdom of Saqqara as a client state to Atlantis, and installed John I of Saqqara a vassal king. Around the same time as this, the Kingdom of Thebes was founded nearby by King Kieran I, a rival of Declan I. Conflicts broke out between Saqqara and Thebes, and Declan I personally took over the throne of Saqqara to more closely oversee the war. While Declan I was in Saqqara however, Kieran I invaded Atlantis and occupied the capital, Atlantos. Declan I retook the capital and two days later led a combined Saqqaran and Atlantean army against the forces of Thebes. After personally defeating Kieran I in direct combat, Declan I defeated the Theban army. Kieran I & I was deposed, and Declan became King Declan I & II of Thebes. All three kingdoms were now in personal union under Declan I.
When Declan I was unwell for a week in 2004, he left control of Atlantis to the head of the military, Daniel Penny, who unofficially reigned as King Daniel I until Declan I returned and peacefully retook power. 2004 also saw Declan I being proclaimed President of the shortlived nation of Nineger, which dissolved the following year. Another notable incident to occur in 2004 was when a large storm hit the Forgotten Realms and the personal safety of Declan I was placed in danger as a tree in Thebes nearly fell on him.
The Forgotten Realms were abandoned in 2005, and the nations moved again, to a new location. Here, the Kingdom of Atlantis transitioned into the Kingdom of the Taklamacan.
Since the kingdoms moved, Declan I has twice given away the throne of Thebes. In March 2010, he crowned his brother King Ciaran II & III of Thebes before taking back the throne for himself in May of that year, and in December he appointed another monarch, King James I & IV of Thebes, who reigned until February 2011 until Declan I once more took back the throne for himself.
In October 2005, Declan I moved with the kingdoms away from the Forgotten Realms and to a new location, where Atlantis was re-founded as the Kingdom of the Taklamacan. For its first few months, the Kingdom of the Taklamacan was a thriving centre of art and creation, despite having to fight off attacks from a nearby people (referred to as "barbarians") from its very beginning. The Papacy of the Proto-Cults was established by Declan I, and the Taklamacan prospered.
However, before long a civil war broke out when Alexander I of the Taklamacan declared himself King in opposition to Declan I. Alexander I was defeated, but the brief civil conflict resulted in a large decrease in the cultural art of the Taklamacan being produced, and foreshadowed a long period of political instability. Near to the end of 2005, Pope Alexander I plotted to seize the throne from Declan I and crown himself Alexander II & I - his plot failed when Declan I was shown a letter from Pope Alexander I written to another conspirator, which detailed the plot. Declan I deposed Alexander and appointed Pope Marcus I in his place.
The cultural decline of the Taklamacan and the barbarian attacks continued, and in the summer of 2006, Joshua I of the Taklamacan seized the throne and deposed Declan I by bribing citizens and exploiting their fears about the current turmoil.
The incompetent leadership of Joshua I during a time of such crisis led to the Taklamacanian outposts declaring independence and the northern part of the Kingdom being conquered by barbarians. With the main sources of the Kingdom's resources cut off, the societal and cultural decline of the Taklamacan greatly accelerated.
Declan I had gone into exile to the southern, sandy regions of the Taklamacan and had been leading an insurgency against Joshua I, indirectly aiding the barbarian attackers as Joshua's army was stretched to breaking point trying to deal with both threats to his throne. Declan I and his supporters constructed a weapon that catapaulted large quantities of dust and sand at the capital of the Taklamacan, making things even more difficult for Joshua I. By the end of a single week of his rule, the Taklamacanian people overthrew Joshua I and invited back Declan I, re-enthroning him as King of the Taklamacan. By this point however, the Taklamacan had all but collapsed, and the authority of the King was incredibly weak.
It was thought impossible that the situation could get worse, but it did - yet another usurper, Joshua II, managed to seize power over half of the kingdom and a civil war began between himself and King Declan. After a brief period of warfare, Joshua II abdicated and the entire kingdom once more fell under the rule of Declan I - by now however, the damage done to the Taklamacan was irreparable, and the kingdom fell into a dark age.
In late 2007, Declan I was re-crowned King of the Taklamacan, and immediately began a renewed attempt at restoring the former greatness of the kingdom. Outposts and military bases were established, the full authority of the monarch was restored, and the Taklamacan began to thrive again. After a few years, in 2009, the Kingdom of Moylurg was created by Declan I, and the Taklamacan became a Moylurgian Commonwealth Realm along with the Kingdom of Corran. On 7 March 2010, Declan I united the Taklamacan with Moylurg and Corran into the Empire of Moylurg, and is therefore now part of the present-day Kingdom of Wilcsland.
Moylurg and Corran
On 11 June 2009, Declan I founded the Kingdom of Moylurg. This was also known as the Kingdom of Deleckshum at the time, and Declan I held both Emperor of Deleckshum and King of Moylurg as his titles. On 10 July 2009, Declan I appointed for the first time a co-monarch to rule alongside him. He gave Frances I the title Empress of Deleckshum, and she became his co-ruler. On 11 September 2009, she was given another title, Queen-Regent of Moylurg. She ruled alongside Declan I until 13 October 2009, when she left Moylurg and Declan I removed her from power. It was also on this date that the separate throne of Deleckshum was abolished and merged into that of Moylurg.
Around this time, Declan I assumed the throne of Corran. This was one of the outposts originally founded by Declan I in 2005 to supply the Taklamacan with resources, but had declared independence during the reign of Joshua I or in the chaos that the kingdom suffered for about a year after his reign. Declan I sent a vassal monarch to retake Corran, and the sending of resources began again, helping to build the resurgent Taklamacan. In October 2009, Declan I deposed the vassal monarch and became King of Corran.
Around this time, the Kingdom of the Taklamacan and the Kingdom of Corran became Moylurgian Commonwealth Realms - instead of ruling from Taklamacan, the direct successor state of South Bank, Declan I now ruled from his new realm of Moylurg. Along with Saqqara and Thebes, Declan I gave Corran and the Taklamacan the status of "subkingdoms", further establishing that all of his lands were subservient to the Kingdom of Moylurg.
Some time in early 2010, the throne of Declan I was threatened by the former Pope Alexander I - now just a normal citizen of the kingdom, he once more planned to install himself as King Alexander II & I, but his plot again failed. Little is known of this incident, but it is not known to have caused much, if any, political turmoil - the last act of treason within the present-day Kingdom of Wilcsland to date.
On 9 February 2010, Declan I appointed another co-ruler. Laura I was proclaimed Queen-Regent of Moylurg and Corran, and ruled alongside Declan I until 1 May, when she was deposed for speaking to him in a manner that he deemed inappropriate. A month later, on 7 March 2010, Declan I united the Taklamacan and Corran with Moylurg, founding the Empire of Moylurg as a political union between his three main kingdoms and assuming the title Emperor of Moylurg and the regnal name of King Tanwetamani. The Empire of Moylurg was renamed back to the Kingdom of Moylurg the following month, but the Taklamacan and Corran still remained inferior to and politically united with Moylurg. Tanwetamani changed his regnal name back to Declan I, and his title Emperor of Moylurg to King of Moylurg, Taklamacan and Corran.
Starting at roughly the same time that Laura I was removed from power, Moylurg entered its Fourth Intermediate Period. Declan I began to focus more on foreign than on domestic affairs, and started to become inactive in governing Moylurg itself. The population began to decrease, and King Declan's power with it. Declan I raised taxes to get materials for a new capital of Moylurg, and ordered a pottery to be built to create new objects for the kingdom. The population began to rise again but the nation was still not as stable as it had been before.
On 19 October 2010, Declan I appointed his former Prince Consort, Crown Prince Jonathan of Austenasia, the latest co-ruler of Moylurg. Unlike all previous and subsequent co-rulers however, who have and had always had the title Queen-Regent or King-Regent, the title of Jonathan I was simply King, implying full and equal power alongside Declan I (although in practise, the title of Jonathan I was merely ceremonial). On 10 November, a large meeting of the Moylurgian population was gathered, almost a national assembly. The people voted for several changes to Moylurg - the most notable were that Jonathan I as a foreigner would be removed from the throne (Declan I compensated him with the title Duke of Atlantos), and that the Kingdom of Moylurg would be re-founded into the Kingdom of Wilcsland.
On 10 November 2010, the Moylurgian people gathered and declared the founding of a new successor nation, the Kingdom of Wilcsland. Declan I took the throne as sole King of Wilcsland, Taklamacan and Corran, and a week later appointed Frances I again to the position of Queen-Regent.
Declan I has recently began to make the Kingdom of Wilcsland more and more similar to Ptolemaic Egypt. Although Moylurg and its predecessor states were always heavily influenced by ancient Egyptian culture, on 15 February 2011 a proclamation was made by Declan I that he would from then on rule in Wilcsland as King Ptolemy I Helios, and that Frances I would assume the new regnal name of Arsinoe I Selene. Since then, the throne of Wilcsland has claimed the rank of Pharaoh, although the official title of its monarch has remained King or Queen.
Later on the same day that Ptolemy I decreed his change in regnal name, he deposed Arsinoe I from the position of Queen-Regent, and replaced her with his brother, giving him the regnal name of Ptolemy II Alexander II and so appointing a King-Regent for the first time in Wilcsland's history (although King Jonathan I had been titular co-ruler over Moylurg, he was never referred to as holding any other title than that of a full King).
The Kingdom of Wilcsland would see three more co-rulers appointed within the space of a week. The day after Ptolemy II took the throne, he was deposed and Berenice I was appointed Queen-Regent in his place. Her reign as Queen-Regent of Wilcsland was one of the shortest of any monarch in history, as within a few hours she herself had been deposed by Ptolemy I, who appointed Arsinoe II Cleopatra the new Queen-Regent. Her reign lasted a little longer, five days, before she in turn was deposed and replaced as co-ruler by Ptolemy III Helios II. This new King-Regent was deposed on 12 March 2011, and since then no co-ruler has been appointed for Wilcsland by Ptolemy I.
Copan and Orly
On 4 May 2010, it was announced that Declan I had entered into a long-distance relationship with Crown Prince Jonathan, Prime Minister and Heir to the Throne of the Empire of Austenasia. Declan I appointed Jonathan the Prince Consort of Moylurg, and was in turn (after the relevant legislation was eventually passed) appointed Prince Companion of the Austenasian Heir to the Throne.
In July 2010, the Caesarship of Orly was founded. A Declaration of Independence was written by some frequent users of a British park near Austenasia, who asked Esmond III, Emperor of Austenasia, to appoint a leader for them. He chose HIH Caesar Calum as the leader of Orly, who later that month decided to split Orly in two - the Kingdom of the Grove and the Kingdom of Copan, two separate Kingdoms. If the throne of either became empty, the other King would act as Regent until the Emperor of Austenasia could appoint a new King. Calum I became King of the Grove, and looked for a leader for Copan. Crown Prince Consort Jonathan suggested that Declan I be made King of Copan, and Calum I agreed, Declan I being declared King of Copan on 19 July and Crown Prince Consort Jonathan ruling as Viceroy in his absence.
A few weeks after this, Declan I met his Prince Consort in person. Crown Prince Consort Jonathan visited Moylurg on a state visit, having been given ambassadorial powers by the other nations in the Carshalton Sector - he represented Austenasia, the Grove, and the Midget Nation-in-Exile. Declan I (representing Moylurg and Copan) signed the Treaty of Wilton with him, promising mutual recognition and non-aggression between all five nations, allying Moylurg with Austenasia, and allying Copan with the Grove and the Midget Nation.
Another meeting between the two national leaders was held on 25 September 2010 in the British town of Basingstoke, further strengthening the alliance between Moylurg and Austenasia. Just over three weeks later they ended their relationship, but announced their personal and national friendship to not be adversely affected.
On 12 November 2010, Emperor Esmond III of Austenasia deposed Calum I from the throne of the Grove (the Grove by this point had become an unofficial vassal of Austenasia, and Copan a client state of Wilcsland). Esmond III appointed Crown Prince Jonathan in his place, naming him Lord Regent of the Grove. Crown Prince Jonathan abdicated from this position on 8 December 2010, allowing Declan I to become Regent of the Grove until the Emperor could appoint a new ruler. Declan I did not give Esmond III a chance to, however - after a mere four minutes as Regent, Declan I decreed that the Grove and Copan were henceforth reunified, creating the Tsardom of Orly. Making the whole of Orly a vassal state of Wilcsland, he named himself Tsar and gave his Wilcslandian co-ruler Frances I the position of Tsarina.
War of the Orlian Reunification
|Royal Family of Wilcsland|
Once the Emperor learned that Orly had re-unified, on 9 December he demanded to be allowed to carry out his right to choose a new leader for the Grove, as a Copanese regency over the Grove was intended to be temporary. The Tsar refused, and rejected the Emperor's claim to suzerainty over Orly which had been maintained in the Grove under King Calum. The Emperor, as King of Rushymia, declared a symbolic state of war between Rushymia and Orly as a sign of his displeasure, Rushymia being a completely titular nation with no population.
Later that day however, the Midget Nation-in-Exile (who had been allied with Copan and the Grove and were therefore allied with the newly re-unified Orly) declared war on Rushymia in defence of Orly. Midget Fuhrer Thomas IV surprisingly also threatened Austenasia - since March 2010 the Midget Nation had been practically an Austenasian vassal. In light of these threats, and due to the fact that as Rushymia has no sovereign land, Austenasia would most likely be attacked in the event of an Orlian or Midget invasion, the Empire declared war on Orly and the Midget Nation on 10 December. The Midget Army, once it became aware that Thomas IV was subordinate to Declan I in the Orlian side of belligerents, decided to depose Thomas IV and proclaimed Declan I to be the Fifth Midget Master on 16 December. Declan I, II & V kept Thomas as Midget Fuhrer, to act as his viceroy over the Midget Army.
On 19 December, Crown Prince Jonathan surrendered Wrythe, the capital of Austenasia, to the threat of a Midget invasion and wrote up an Act of Parliament ending the war and declaring Declan I, II & V to be joint Emperor of Austenasia and joint King of Rushymia (the titular throne of Rushymia is held by the Emperor of Austenasia). Since Austenasia had been under a State of Emergency since the war was declared, the signatures of three Counsellors of State were all that were needed to make the Act law - Vicereine Margaret and Princess Caroline of Austenasia both signed the Act along with Crown Prince Jonathan, and HIM Emperor Declan I became co-Monarch.
After the War of the Orlian Reunification, it was made clear that Orly was a mere vassal state of Wilcsland. As Arsinoe I was deposed from the Wilcslandian throne and replaced by Ptolemy II Alexander II, the same thing happened to the throne of Orly. Co-rulers of Wilcsland were automatically made co-rulers of Orly, although the system of regnal numbering is slightly different. For example, Declan I only declared that he would be known as Ptolemy I Helios in Wilcsland - Orly still regards him as Declan I, and Orly never had an Alexander I, so Ptolemy II Alexander II was known as Ptolemy I Alexander in Orly - Ptolemy III Helios II was therefore known as Ptolemy II Helios. The Orlians only use one monarchical ordinal (after the first regnal name of the monarch), and as with the regnal name of Declan I, regarded Arsinoe I Selene of Wilcsland to be Frances I of Orly, therefore meaning that Arsinoe II Cleopatra I was known as Arsinoe I Cleopatra in Orly.
In Austenasia, Declan I ordered that the Austenasian Army be reformed - this it was, into a fighting force based more on ancient Roman legions than on modern British regiments and battalions. On 31 March 2011, the Parliament of Austenasia voted to remove Esmond III from all his powers with a Vote of No Confidence, leaving Declan I as the only Emperor of Austenasia with any powers. On 9 April 2011, Declan I, II & V gave Imperial Consent to an Austenasian Act of Parliament that unified the Midget Nation-in-Exile into the Empire of Austenasia. The title and office of Midget Master was unified with the Austenasian Throne, the Midget Army became a military unit in the Austenasian Army, and the independent government of the Nation-in-Exile was dissolved. On 20 September, the Austenasian Constitution of 2011 came into force. This removed Esmond III from the position of Monarch, leaving Declan I as sole Emperor of Austenasia. The new constitution also significantly increased the powers of the Monarch. On 12 May the following year, he formally recognised his position as overlord of the Carshalton Sector by proclaiming himself Shahanshah of the Carshalton Realms to signify his position as Emperor of Austenasia, King of Orly, King of Rushymia and Midget Master, and on 22 July became the longest reigning Emperor of Austenasia, beating the previous record of 581 days reigned by Esmond III.
Declan I abdicated from the Throne of Austenasia on 20 January 2013, and was succeeded by the Crown Prince, who ascended the Throne as HIM Emperor Jonathan I later that day. Due to the titles King of Rushymia and Midget Master having been unified with the Austenasian Throne, these also passed to Jonathan I upon Declan's abdication from Austenasia.
On 14 January 2012, Declan I entered the Kingdom of Wilcsland and Tsardom of Orly into political union with each other as the United Kingdom of New Wessex. This followed several persistent calls from various national leaders such as James Puchowski for the nations of Declan I to be unified - Orly had already been in de facto real union with Wilcsland since its founding, as its monarchs were automatically the same as Wilcsland’s.
The monarch of Orly was restyled from Tsar to King, as while the Tsar of Orly had been a vassal of the King of Wilcsland, it was considered inappropriate that a Tsar should be fully subordinate to a King as part of New Wessex. The Kingdom of Thebes was also abolished as a subkingdom and fully merged into Wilcsland, with its royal title being retained purely ceremonially.
Nine days after the founding of New Wessex, on 23 January, Declan I renamed the House of MacDonagh to the House of Mac Donnchadha-Houghton, utilising the Irish spelling of his mother's house and affixing the maiden name of his grandmother Princess Marjorie, Houghton, to the end.
In September later that year, New Wessex acquired its first colony, New Wiltshire, in North America. In November, a second colony by the name of New South Scotland was also annexed - situated in Australasia, this gave Declan I an empire on which the sun never sets until January 2013 when he ceded the latter to Austenasia.
On 22 July 2010, Declan I was contacted by the leader of Etarnia, a nation of which little was (and is) known, and was offered the Etarnian throne. Declan I accepted and became King of Etarnia, but roughly two months later rumours reached the King of some sort of revolution - Etarnia appeared to have transitioned into a Grand Duchy and deposed Declan. His Majesty sent a message asking for more information, but a reply was never received.
In early May of 2011, Declan I was again contacted - this time, by the monarch of Ctoria, the successor state of Etarnia. Negotiations began concerning the claim of Declan I to the now defunct throne of Etarnia. On 8 May, Declan I was declared joint monarch of Ctoria, ruling alongside Julianne IV, and on 12 May the Ctorian title of Declan I was decided to be Kaiser. This nation turned out to be very weak, and collapsed on 2 October later that year, after Julianne IV unilaterally declared an ineffective transition into a "Victorian Confederation". Declan I still claims the title Kaiser of Ctoria.
On 29 January 2012, Declan I was given the throne of the Domanglian Federation after the former monarch, Ciprian of Juclandia, was deposed after the failure of a Theodorist revolution. He was removed (with his consent) from this throne on 14 February a few weeks later as Domanglia underwent numerous reforms.
On 22 April 2012, Declan I was made both Doge of Amager and King of Southern Burkland, within the space of a few minutes - he continues to hold the former throne in a mostly ceremonial capacity, but lost the latter throne when Southern Burkland was dissolved on 5 August 2012. On 24 April, he was made titular King of Erauqs and Prince in Von Stergel by Erephisian founder Billy Neil, adopting the regnal name of William II for use in that nation. Another two days after that, he became King of New Balland as the nation became an Austenasian Protectorate and adopted the Austenasian Monarch as its head of state, but lost this throne when the nation transitioned into Dakrit the following month. His Amatine position was renamed from Doge to Amaşemé on 17 November 2012, to Person of the Nation on 6 January 2013, and then to Steward of the Confederatin on 12 January before being lost on 20 January when he abdicated from the Austenasian Throne, the Amagerian government having considered the two positions to be in real union.
Gallery of artwork
Declan I, II & V has created a number of pieces of art, many of them portraits. His artistic skills have often been praised by fellow national leaders.
Titles, styles and arms
A note on ordinals - Declan I, II & V is the second monarch to have ruled over Thebes (not counting subsequent non-consecutive reigns) and was the fifth to have ruled over the Midget Nation-in-Exile. In keeping with the customs of these two nations, he therefore used the ordinals of II and V along with that of I (which is used for the obvious reason of being the first of his name to rule over his nations). That of II is also used due to his titular throne of Erauqs, having taken the regnal name of William II. Despite no longer being Midget Master, he is still commonly referred to with the ordinal of V, although not in official or legal usage.
Used in international relations
- 1999 - 1 May 2002: HM Chieften Nectombetec II
- 1 May 2002 - 7 March 2010: HM King Declan I
- 7 March 2010 - April 2010: HIM King Tanwetamani
- April 2010 - 8 December 2010: HM King Declan I
- 8 December 2010 - 16 December 2010: HR&IM King-Tsar Declan I
- 16 December 2010 - 19 December 2010: HR&IM King-Tsar Declan I & V
- 19 December 2010 - 14 January 2012: HR&IM King-Tsar-Emperor Declan I, II & V
- 14 January 2012 - 20 January 2013: HR&IM King-Kaiser-Emperor Declan I, II & V
- 20 January 2013 - present: HM King-Kaiser Declan I & II
Used in Wilcsland and its immediate predecessor states
- 1999 - 1 May 2002: HM Chieften Nectombetec II
- 1 May 2002 - 7 March 2010: HM King Declan I
- 2009 - 2010: King Lion (alternative Corranese regnal name)
- 7 March 2010 - April 2010: HIM King Tanwetamani
- April 2010 - 15 February 2011: HM King Declan I
- 15 February 2011 - present: HM King Ptolemy I Helios
Used in Orly and Copan
- 19 July 2010 - 8 December 2010: HM King Declan I
- 8 December 2010 - 14 January 2012: HIM Tsar Declan I
- 14 January 2012 - present: HM King Declan I
Used in New Wessex
- 14 January 2012 - present: HM King Declan I
Used in Austenasia
- 7 June 2010 - 10 September 2010: HSM King Declan I
- 10 September 2010 - 19 December 2010: HR&SM King Declan I
- 19 December 2010 - 20 January 2013: HIM Emperor Declan I
His Most Exellent Majesty Declan I, King of New Wessex, King of Orly, King of Wilcsland, Taklamacan, the Midway Hills, Frozen Alters and Corran, King of Thebes, King of Erauqs and Prince in Von Stergel, Great Chieften, Chieften of the Sun, Kaiser of Ctoria, Chancellor of Ctorian Councils, Duke of South Bank, Count of Borken, Lord of the Land, Sovereign Autocratic Lord of Wilcsland, Lord of the Two Lands, Commander of the Quiet Area, Knight Protector of the Order of the Crown Prince, Knight of the Order of the Sovereign Eagle.
Declan I uses the Royal Standard of New Wessex (and formerly the Imperial Standard of Austenasia) as his personal heraldic banner. He also had a royal and imperial cypher representing him as an individual, used when he was both King and Emperor.
|Ancestors of Declan I, II & V|
Awards and decorations
Knight Protector of the Crown Prince - 4/5/2010
Knight of the Order of the Sovereign Eagle, Second Class - 9/9/2010
Knight of Honour in the Glorious Order of St. John - 18/9/2010
Lord of the Royal Order of St. Christopher - 20/12/2010
Ribbon of Flora - 21/4/2011
Companion of the Community of Landashir - 3/1/2012
Order of Plum Flower - 4/5/2012
Order of the Trout - 30/12/2012
| Longest reigned Monarch of Austenasia
22 July 2012 - present
Incumbent record holder