Arthur I of Ebenthal

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Arthur I
Duke of Gallar
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King of Ebenthal
Reign11 August 2014 – 24 June 2019
PredecessorThrone established
SuccessorMateus I
Steward of Harram
In office
17 April 2012 – 9 February 2014
MonarchHassan I to Omar III
Preceded byVinicius Tayyb
Succeeded byAlecsandro Costa
High Comissioner of Gros Morne
In office
9 February 2014 – 1 August 2014
MonarchArthur I
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byReinaldo Monteiro
President of Gallar
In office
11 August 2014 – 11 August 2014
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born20 April 1996 (1996-04-20) (age 26)
Paysandú, Uruguay
ConsortLarissa, 1st Duchess of Montana
Full name
Arthur Beato Santoro de Sousa
HouseBeato
FatherJorge Beato
MotherValéria Beato
ReligionCatholicism

Arthur I, nicknamed The Greater, (Paysandú, Uruguay, 20 April 1996) was the founder and first King of Ebenthal. Previously he served as Steward of Harram and High Commissioner to the Department of Gros Morne in Roschfallen, where he held the title of Duke of Gallar. Born in Uruguay during a family trip to that country, he grew in Brazil and holds dual Brazilian and Uruguayan citizenship.

In 2012 Arthur was appointed Steward, the Head of Government of Harram by Sultan Hassan I, holding the office until 2014 when he renounced upon being invited to become the feudal ruler of one of Roschfallen's departments by his namesake King Arthur I of Roschfallen, being appointed High Commissioner of Gros Morne. That same year, after a few months, along with other prominent noble leaders, in disagreement with the autocratic Roschfallenian monarch, Arthur led a rebellion and ultimatelly problaimed his lands sovereign under the Most Serene Republic of Gallar, which he ruled as President for a few hours before agreeing in merge said lands with other nobles's to create the Kingdom of Ebenthal, of which he was acclaimed King.

During his reign, Ebenthal emerged victorious from the Ebenthali Independence War through the Treaty of Botafogo and consolidsted its borders. Arthur took the path of moving away the Ebenthali micronational activity from the NationStates simulationism and the country's diplomacy flourished, gaining relatively wide intermicronational recognition. Supported by Antônio I, Prince of New Switzerland, of whom he was suzerain, Ebenthal was able to not only maintain but expand its territory facing the Ebenthali-Brazilian War and later, in 2017, Arthur avoided deposition when a group of unsatisfied nobles tried to overthrown him at the Ebenthali Civil War. Despite his success and dedication, his reign came to an unusual end with his abdication in June 2019, in order to join the University of Coimbra in Portugal. He reigned for almost 5 years and was succeeded by his young brother Mateus I. The Government of Ebenthal allowed him to retain all his titles and refused his citizenship resignation.

Biography

Early life

Arthue Beato was born in 20 April 1996 in Paysandú, Uruguay, being the older son of the Brazilian couple Jorge Beato da Silva and Valéria Santoro de Sousa. The couple was in travel through Southern Brazil and decided to visit Uruguay as well. By the time, Valéria was pregnant for seven months, so his birth was unexpected. He was registered both as an Uruguayn and Brazilian citizen.

Following his birth, the family soon returned to Rio de Janeiro where they lived and worked, Jorge as a civil engineer and Valéria as a realtor. At the age of three Arthur gained his only sibling, the future King Mateus I.

Education

In 1999 Arthur joined the Nosso Lar School, and in 2002 he entered the Santa Mônica School, graduating at high school in 2013. In 2015 he started the law course at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and would soon graduate in late 2019 when, by the middle of the year, he received the news of his admission at the University of Coimbra in Portugal where he finished his law course and started his post-graduation and masters.

Micronational politics

Harram and Roschfallen

Arthur firstly engaged in micronationalism in 2010, participating on the creation of the then proto-micronational simulationist project called Sultanate of Harram, an imaginative effort of a half-Portuguese half-Arab island-sultanate in the Mediterranean. Inspired by Sealand, the project soon evolved into an actual micronation, although it kept in touch with participants of simulationist projects at the NationStates platform which didn't wanted to leave it. Under Sultan Hassan the Great, Arthur was made the country's fourth Steward in 2012, acting as de facto head of government. During his tenure Harram's political activity was clearly divided into secessionism and simulationism via the NationStates platform. On the secessionist side, Harram took a rather isolationist approach, mostly due to the lack of know-how of the nation's government members but specially thanks to Arthur who convinced the Sutlan and other members of the court to act on that way.

In 2013, as Harram went through lots of changes on leadership due to a succession crisis, Arthur moved away as some of his friends left. He eventually followed them to a new micronation which had just been created in early 2014: the Kingdom of Roschfallen, founded by King Arthur I of Roschfallen. Upon joining the new micronation and helping it to get out of the NationStates platform into becoming an actual secessionist micronation, the King asked Arthur to formally cede sovereignity over his family's properties to the Kingdom, which he did (it was the birth of the Nomadic Micronation Theory). In recognition for his acts, he was made Duke of Gallar and was put in charge of his family's properties integrated into the Department of Gros Morne as High Commissioner, equivalent to a governor, and pledged his alligeance to the Roschfallenian monarch.

From June to August 2014, Arthur Beato, 1st Duke of Gallar, was caught on the middle of a national crisis regarding the structure of the micronational government. He and a few other nobles clashed with the King on decision-making several times, as the monarch refused to follow what the Council of Fools, the national parliament, commanded, regarding the councils, laws and the system of government. Constantly ignored by the King, pushed to the verge of a civil war, the Duke gathered support from the Count of Myrvallar and the Marquis of Acquitane, seized back the sovereignity over his properties and, together with the two aforementioned nobles, proclaimed the independence of their lands from Roschfallen. Initially Arthur intended to create the Most Serene Republic of Gallar out of Gros Morne, but ultimatelly he agreed to merge his properties with the other nobles's and formed the and the Kingdom of Ebenthal, sparking the Ebenthali Independence War.

Ebenthali monarch

Early reign

As King of Ebenthal, Arthur, now known as Arthur I, sought to create a defined structure to the country and its institutions. The first step he took was to create the Constitution of Ebenthal, mostly based on the Roschfallenian Constitutional Project which hadn't yet come in force (even though the constitution was only enforced in 2015, a provisional project was made available a month following Ebenthal's independence in 2014). Following this, the Conclave of Ebenthal, the country's first and unicameral parliament, was created and offices were distributed through appointment by the monarch. Inspired by Harram's turkic-arabic features, Arthur established the office of Grand Vizier of Ebenthal to serve as the country's co-head of government and, as soon as the basis structure was established, he turned his attention to the conflict with Roschfallen. To counter the Roschfallenian claims on Ebenthali land, Arthur I sought help from his facebook friend Rubens Barbosa, reigning Duke of Axvalley, who lended Ebenthal its first international recognition and tried to mediate between Ebenthal and Roschfallen. The result was the Treaty of Botafogo putting an end to the Ebenthali Independence War. From then on, Arthur dedicated to develop the country's foreign relations.

Troubled biennium

Despite the Ebenthali-Brazilian War, to which he paid little attention as he couldn't do much, his reign remained fairly calm until 2017 when Nícollas Reis, 1st Duke of Novaes, as Lord in the Conclave, uncovered a plot by the First Lord Nilo Moreira, 1st Count of the Hidden Mound, to overthrown King Arthur. Lord Nilo, assisted by at least a dozen of other Ebenthali nobles, claimed the Ebenthali State couldn't be ruled by "someone so passive and little enrolled in the country's affairs". They proclaimed Nilo as King of Ebenthal in opposition to Arthur and started the Ebenthali Civil War. On the course of the war, King Arthur decided to make a speech in parliament with all its members present, even the rebels, who agreed to participate. There, he demoralized Nilo and was able to recover some supporters. To counter-balance his lost, Lord Nilo fount support in the Arabic Empire, and to balance the situation, Schneeblutig (acting as a proxy for Roschfallen, of which Ebenthal turned out becoming an ally), Harram and Rubrayev joined the war efforts in support for Ebenthal. Under Arthur's command, they launched a critical DDoS and hack attack on Nilo's forum and social media which ultimately led him to give up on his attempt to dethrone Arthur. As a result of the war, Nilo and his faithful supporters were condemned to death by drowning in acid but were ultimatelly banished, as their penalty couldn't be carried out by the Ebenthali State and would end up creating troubles with the neighbouring Brazil (as the Tribune of Truth recommended), and Ebenthal cut ties with the Arabic Empire.

Abdication

Following the war, Arthur I strenghtened his position and became more active in the country's politics. During this period, sometimes referred as a golden age, Ebenthal experienced an economic imput with the arrival of immigrant workers to the agricultural sector, but it the success lasted little, as the country soon descended into an economic crisis, pushed by Brazil's one. By the beggining of 2019, the King already showed signs that he would abdicate soon as the expectation for Coimbra's letter was high. He began to prepare his brother and heir Mateus, Prince of Arturia, to assume the throne. He travelled with a couple of friends for two weeks and left Prince Mateus as regent on his behalf. When he was admitted into the University of Coimbra, Arthur I abdicated the Ebenthali throne in 24 June 2019. Since then, his official title in Ebenthal is "His Majesty King Arthur I", instead of "His Majesty The King of Ebenthal", and both the former country's monarchical title and styles were kept.

Titles, styles and honours

Styles of
Arthur I of Ebenthal
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Reference styleHis Illustrious Majesty
Spoken styleYour Illustrious Majesty
Alternative styleSire

Titles and styles

  • 28 January 2014 – 11 August 2014: His Excellency The Duke of Gallar
  • 11 August 2014 – 24 June 2019: His Majesty The King of Ebenthal

As King of Ebenthal his full style and title is: "By Grace of God and Popular Devotion, His Majesty Arthur I, King of the Ebenthali Federation either side of the Mountain Range, Defender of the Independence, Lord of the Northern Hills."

Honours

National honors

As High King of Ebenthal, Arthur was Grand Master of the following orders:

Foreign honors

References

Arthur I of Ebenthal
Born: 20 April 1996
Royal titles
Preceded by
New title
King of Ebenthal
11 August 2014 – 24 June 2019
Succeeded by
Mateus I
Noble titles
Preceded by
New creation
Duke of Gallar
in Roschfallen and Ebenthal

16 February 2014 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Vinicius Tayyb
Steward of Harram
17 April 2012 – 9 February 2014
Succeeded by
Alecsandro Costa
Preceded by
Office established
High Commissioner of Gros Morne
9 February 2014 – 11 August 2014
Succeeded by
Reinaldo Monteiro
Preceded by
Office established
President of Gallar
11 August 2014 – 11 August 2014
Succeeded by
Office abolished