Stephen I & II
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|Stephen I & II|
|Common depiction of Freayth.|
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire;
King of Alenshka
|Third reign||24 March 2015 – 24 March 2018|
|Coronation||24 March 2016|
|Second reign||25 December 2014 – 6 March 2015|
|First reign||6 June 2014 – 24 September 2014|
|Coronation||8 June 2014|
27 June 2018 – 7 January 2019
Stephen I & II OTE OSP OSB EPCEP OM ORL IO (Stephen Freayth); is the Emperor of the Abeldane Empire and King of Alenshka and the Legatian Emperor and King. He is one of the three designated, both constitutionally and de facto, founders of Abelden alongside Rachel I, Empress of Abelden and Donald, Emperor of Abelden. He is known as Andres II in Andrestan and hence the name Stephen I & II. Formerly, he was the Emperor of Militarmia.
A liberal conservative and later conservative, Stephen was previously a staunch left-wing supporter during the beginning of his career. He started his early micronational career back in late 2010, with him joining the community in 2012. Since then, he has established several micronations during his early career and has now maintained Abelden as his primary micronation since 2014, expanding it and continuously improving it. His reign in Abelden saw a major increase in size and population and an active interest from several members of the community in the Reichsversammlung, the legislature of Abelden. Stephen has also been a citizen to other several well-known micronations such as Mercia, Paravia, Mcarthia and etc.
Stephen is currently the Prime Minister of Legabelden and Generalmememarschall and was formerly the Minister of Media and Public Affairs. In addition to that, he was also the head of government of several micronations and has held several offices including Prime Minister of Pacem, Lord Regent of Esse, First Minister of Mcarthia, Riksminister of Paravia, Chief Executive of Edenopolis, Chief Minister of Beacon City, and Lord Vice President of the Democratic Union of British States.
The breakup of the union of the Abeldane Empire and the Kingdom of Alenshka was a decision made by him and Kaushik Legata to protect the independence of the Empire. The Commonwealth was then established in order to protect the interests of Abelden in Alenshka.
Stephen became the Emperor on 6 June 2014 after signing the declaration of establishment and Donald West became the first Vorsitzender of Abelden. Under his first reign, he continuously improved the Empire and increased the amount of citizens from 8 to 15. As Emperor, he wielded several powers under his absolute authority and mostly made decisions by himself. During his reign, several institutions and companies were established such as the Imperial Central Bank, Abelden PrintWorks and the Abeldane College of Arms. By September 2014, signs of inactivity were showing and citizens alike were either leaving or have ignored issues in the Empire.
Stephen abdicated on 24 September 2014 on 6:30 AM (UTC +04:00) in favour of the throne to HI&RH Princess Rachel, who was now Empress Rachel. Reasons that he cited for his abdication was reducing his time in the micronational community and focusing on his studies.
By this time, Abelden was in a deep inactivity and so after deciding on returning to micronational affairs once more, he persuaded Emperor Donald, who was now Emperor after Empress Rachel abdicated on 16 December 2016, to abdicate and give way to a new and reformed Empire. On 25 December 2014, Emperor Donald abdicated and Stephen became the Monarch for the second time and was crowned for the first time on the same day.
Second reign and crisis
His second reign saw a major reform in the Empire, mostly in the government. Ministries were being established and a nobility system was established, with Andrew Janiszewski the first being granted a title by Stephen as Duke of Nayhemia. Several micronationalists, such as Brooklyn Hewitt and Levi Newman came in to join the Empire and at this point, Abelden reached its peak of activity and citizenship in terms of numbers and applications. He also established the American Micronational Co-operation, which aimed for micronations in the Americas for a joint collaboration and sharing of ideas, and became its first and only Secretary-General.
As Emperor, he also participated in the affairs of the government and therefore on 10 January 2015, he formed the Conservative Party of Abelden with Damian Billbrough and became one of its original members. The Reichsversammlung was also established on the same day in order to facilitate the need for the democratization of the Empire. On the same day, the first general election was held and which was won by the New Democratic Party and Janiszewski continued his term as Vorsitzender. Stephen's powers as Emperor was reduced and decisions made by him were either required to be approved by a plebiscite or a referendum.
On 22 February 2015, the second general election was held and was the turning point of party politics in the Empire. A crisis started after Michael Thomas Brazeau was elected as Stellvertreter. Brazeau was during this time well-known for his outspoken views and normally critised the New Democratic Party. Janiszewski called for the impeachment of Brazeau and received the majority support of most Abeldanes. Vaughan Smith was appointed by the Emperor to replace Brazeau and took office on 2 March 2015. By this time, Stephen could not stop the ongoing crisis and decided to replace Janiszewski with Smith and expelling Brazeau from the Empire. Smith's term did not last for more than a day and he was again replaced by Paweł Sadowski and was again appointed to become the Stellvertreter. The appointment of Sadowski was controversial and he defended his appointment by saying that it 'would improve [his] skills and [his] fluency in English'.
After making appointments to the government for the last time, Stephen abdicated for the second time but this time in favour of Prince Donald, who became Emperor Donald once again, on 6 March 2015. He left the Empire to become the new Emperor of Munkkia, but soon left after realising he still held several micronational citizenships which was not allowed for becoming the Emperor. He returned to Abelden and Donald once again abdicated after citing personal reasons and retiring from the community. He became Emperor for the third time on 24 March 2015 and was crowned for the second time on the same day.
After becoming Emperor, he appointed Former Empress Rachel I to become the Vorsitzender. The crisis saw several citizens leave and relinquish their citizenship and further decreased inactivity once more in the Empire. In an effort to combat the ongoing process of inactivity, a general election in July was held which was won by the Conservatives. Less than a month into office, Damian Billbrough resigned as Vorsitzender and Llewelyn Lawton succeeded him. A long period of inactivity happened during Lawton's term as Vorsitzender, but two general elections were held during his term and was reelected twice.
Desperate on reviving the Empire, he decided to federalise the Empire with the help of Patrick Renwick, Emiel Hardy and Mike Lewis. The idea of federalisation in the community revived and nations like Paravia and Nedland became federal entities following Abelden's federalisation. On 30 June 2016, a joint referendum was held between those nations joining the Empire, who were mostly members of the Abeldane Commonwealth and had Stephen as their Monarch, and the referendum received almost 90% of the citizens voting in favour for the federalisation and annexation of the states. Mike Lewis became Vorsitzender and Lawton became Stellvertreter on 12 July 2016. A new constitution was created in order to reflect the new status of Abelden as a federal state.
His current reign oversaw Abelden join organisations such as the Grand Unified Micronational, Micronational Cooperation Group (which he himself was the Secretary), International Agricultural Development Pact and Union Against Micronational War. Abelden also left organisations such as American Micronational Co-operation and Micronational Cooperation Group due to inactivity.
In March 2016, he celebrate his first year on the throne from his third reign and became the first Abeldane Monarch to reach the first year. In March 2017, he celebrated his Cotton Jubilee, being the first to do so.
Legatia and other Commonwealth realms
He became the King of Legatia on 28 August 2014 following an agreement with Kauhsik Legata, the Prime Minister of Legatia, to turn Legatia into a Monarchy. The following day, it joined the Abeldane Commonwealth as its second member. Legabelden, a condominium state of Abelden and Legatia, became the third member of the Commonwealth and adopted Stephen as head of state on the same day. On 24 March 2016, Stephen changed the title of the Monarch of Legatia from King of Legatia to Legatian Emperor and King, in commemoration of his first year on the throne. Legabelden joined Abelden on 30 June 2014 as a federal state and he was succeeded by Harry of Legabelden as King.
Stephen is also presently the King of Alenshka since 6 June 2014, the same day Abelden was established. Alenshka was an independent nation and entity from Abelden and maintained their own separate foreign relations and heads of government, although the King mostly did his decrees alongside Abeldane decrees. On 30 June 2016, Alenshka became one of the federal states of Abelden and became the seat of the federal monarchy and all cities of Abelden became a part of Alenshka.
Besides Alenshka and Legabelden, Stephen was also the King of Dolangrad, Sinoland, Bosmansk and Emperor of Demirelia before all of them joined Abelden and he was succeeded by their respective appointed monarchs.
Role in other nations
Stephen joined Paravia in 2016 and was one of the figures present for the process of Paravian federalisation. Through Nedland, he became a citizen of Paravia and a member of the Chamber of Delegates, the lower house of the Riksting, the legislature of Paravia. Previously, he was the Riksminister from 9 December 2016, after being elected by the Chamber of Delegates to succeed Mikael Bokmann, the interim Riksminister, until 10 August 2017 when he resigned. He also is the Tsar of Viselander, a federal state in Paravia.
Through him, Abelden and Paravia maintain close relations and have usually cooperated in different occasions. Patrick Renwick, who is the Emperor of Paravia, is currently the Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and former Vorsitzender of Abelden. He and Patrick maintain a close friendship and have worked together in other micronations.
As shared citizens continued to increase to most micronations active in Skype, Stephen was invited to join Nedland by NG in 2016. Here, he became the Deputy Prime Minister of Nedland until he resigned in July 2016. He was a member of the Great Kurultay and headed the Conservative Party of Nedland. Stephen was Deputy Advisor of Nedland from 28 September until its dissolution and was also the Khan of Terstegnia, a province in Nedland.
Under an agreement between Nedland and Abelden, Abeldane Nedland became a crown dependency of Abelden until it became a federal state on 30 June 2016 and became the Principality of East Nedland, headed by NG. After NG's resignation on September 2016 as Vorsitzender, he illegally seceded East Nedland from Abelden and transferred the land to Nedland where it became a province. On March 2017, Nedland was dissolved and Abeldane Nedland became a crown dependency of Abelden; Stephen became the Lord of Nedland. After a decree on the 26 March 2017, Abeldane Nedland ceased to be a crown dependency of Abelden, but Stephen retained the title.
Relations between Stephen and NG became sour after NG insulted him on the Chamber of the Nedlandic Commonwealth in Skype, therefore cutting off any further relations with Nedland or NG and the result of the dispute previously between Abeldane Nedland. NG was a citizen of Abelden previously until Stephen banned him from entering Abelden after the illegal secession of East Nedland from the Empire. He was allowed to enter Abelden again once more in March 2017 when he was banned again by the Emperor because of the insults he threw to the Emperor in Skype.
Stephen joined Aarbaro after being invited by Artemis Langford to become a citizen and has chosen to take part in the politics of the Kingdom of Pacem, with Nick Kaos who is the present King. He was appointed as Prime Minister of Pacem by King Nicholas and was made Duke of Indo on 9 July 2017 for his services to the community.
With his position as Prime Minister of Pacem, not to mention his close friendship with both Empress Artemis and King Nicholas, Stephen is a respected and an influential figure in Aarbarian politics independent of his position as Emperor of Abelden (with which Aarbaro maintains a close personal friendship with).
Titles, syles, honours and arms
|Imperial Styles of|
Stephen, Emperor of the Abeldane Empire and King of Alenshka
|Reference style||His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty|
|Imperial and Royal Styles of|
Stephen, Legatian Emperor and King
|Reference style||His Imperial and Royal Majesty|
|Spoken style||Your Imperial and Royal Majesty|
Throughout his years within the community, Stephen has accumulated several titles, honours and offices.
- 24 March 2015 – 24 March 2018: His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty, the Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
- 24 March 2018 – present: His Imperial and Royal Highness, the Grand Prince Stephen
- 15 June 2018 – present: His Imperial and Royal Highness, the Duke of Claret
- 15 June 2018 – 19 November 2019: His Imperial and Royal Highness, the Ervecysarich and Duke of Alexton
- 19 November 2019 – present: His Imperial and Royal Highness, the Duke of Pleston
Stephen, by the Grace of the Lord our Almighty God and Saviour, Forever August, Emperor of the Abeldane Empire and Exalted King of Alenshka, Legatian Emperor and King, Emperor of Andrestan, King of Huma, Burkland, Kobylgrad, Khadarstan, Protector of Suania; Founder of Abelden, Archduke of Legatia, Prince of Abelden and Alenshka, Legabelden, Dolangrad; Elector Prince of Andrestan; Grand Duke of Darmania; Duke of Glaciania, Leganisberg, Deoter; Margrave of Nirapēkṣa, Ovižava, Northern Legatia, Southern Legatia; Prince of Othal, Carsvile, Gluttersberg, Carlston, Orlanta, Pristala, Grostynien, Zseravetsky, Trostia, Niechale, Earl of Mochlyn;
Tsar of Viserlanderien, Khan of Terstegnia, Grand Duke of Imvrassia, Earl of St. Clemens, Baron Freayth of Mercia, Marquis of Wheshtampton, Duke of Shorewell, Freiherr of Gehemort, Count of Ahro, Protector of the Sceptre,
Sovereign of the Order of St. Philip the Apostle, Sovereign of the Order of St. Bartholomew, Emperor Penguin Commander of the Order of the Emperor Penguin, Sovereign of the Order of Memery, Sovereign of the Order of the Rampant Lion, Sovereign of the Order of Imperium Abludum, Sovereign of the Order of Holy Angels and Saints, Sovereign of the Order of the Empress and Queen, Sovereign of the Order of Legatia, Sovereign of the Order of Orange, Knight of the Order of the Black Griffin of the Principality of Lomellina, The Royal Order of the Lundian Kingdom, Knight of the Order of St. Stephen, Knight of the Order of St. Peter, Knight of the Order of St. Paul, Lieutenant of the Most Gracious Order of the Marquis, Royal Knight of the Latitudian Grand Order of Excellence, Grand Officer of the Order of the Royal House of Ruthenia, Knight of the Order of Urcheon, Knight of the Royal Order of Bravia, Sovereign of all territories and dependencies of his Imperial and Royal Empire and Protector, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.
- Sovereign of the Order of the Two Eagles
- Sovereign of the Order of St. Philip the Apostle
- Sovereign of the Order of St. Bartholomew
- Emperor Penguin Commander of the Order of the Emperor Penguin
- Sovereign of the Order of Memery
- Sovereign of the Order of the Rampant Lion
- Sovereign of the Order of Imperium Abludum
- Southern Cross Batumbirá
- Grand Duke of Imvrassia - 9 February 2016
- Baron - September 2016
- Duke of Shorewell - March 2017
- Freiherr of Gehemort - May 2017
- Count of Ahro - 25 June 2017
- Lord of Oakley by the Sea - 20 July 2017
- Duke of Indo - 9 July 2017
- The Royal order of the Lundian Kingdom - 9 September 2013
- Member of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George of the House of Looby - 26 June 2013
- Member of the Most Excellent order of the House of Looby - 18 June 2012
- Knight of the Order of the Black Griffin - 27 August 2014
- First Class of the Order of the Golden Cross - 21 January 2015
- Knight of the Order of the Waving Flag - 21 February 2015
- Order of Bosmansk - 10 March 2015
- Knight of the Order of St. Stephen - 11 March 2015
- Knight of the Order of St. Peter - 11 March 2015
- Knight of the Order of St. Paul - 11 March 2015
- Great Knight of the Order of the Imperial Star - 1 August 2015
- Knight of the Imperial Order of the Riksguard - 2 August 2015
- Danubian Stripe 17 August 2015
- Order of Heroes of Newgrad - 18 September 2015
- Grand Officer of the Order of the Royal House of Ruthenia - 20 November 2015
- Knight of the Order of the Colour - 25 November 2015
- Royal Knight of the Latitudian Grand Order of Excellence - 9 January 2016
- Lieutenant of the Most Gracious Order of the Marquis - 16 January 2016
- Great Knight of the Star and Rose - 25 May 2016
- Knight Lieutenant of the Order of the November Star - 1 July 2016
- Knight of the Order of the Urcheon - 9 July 2016
- Knight of the Royal Order of Bravia - 26 September 2016
- King's Day List of Honour - 27 September 2016
- Knight of the Order of the Shorewellese Crown - 18 January 2017
- Constable of the Order of the Uber-Ritter - 29 June 2017
- Knight of the Order of the Imperial feathers - 5 July 2017
- Companion of the Order of the Needle - 24 August 2017
- Knight of the Order of the Kapurthalan Elephant - 31 December 2017
- Officer of the Order of the Baphomet - 20 October 2018
- First Minister of Mcarthia - 13 October 2016
- Chief Executive of the Board of Royal Advisors (Edenopolis) - 6 November 2016
- Riksminister - 9 December 2016
- Chief Minister of Beacon City - 10 March 2017
- Lord Vice President of the Democratic Union of British States - 15 April 2017
- Chancellor of the Desi Empire - 21 April
Stephen uses one Imperial Standard for both Abelden and Legatia. He also has an Imperial Monogram and uses it in his capacity as Emperor and King.
The Imperial Standard of the Abeldane Empire, adopted on 26 August 2014.
Stephen I & IIBorn: 7 January
|Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
Legatian Emperor and King
King of Alenshka
24 March 2015 - 24 March 2018