The Kingdom of Tardos (Tardic: Reyno de Tardos, Dumian: Regnum Tardum), was a Middle Human Age monarchy in northwestern Aels, being one of the Five Kingdoms of the weseuros (see: The Five Kingdoms of the Northwest) that were founded by the successors of Aleks I of the Weseuros after the repartition of the Weseringian Empire. It was in existence from the 1743 a.a.H to the 2726 a.a.H.
Tardos originated as Southern Weseuria, the southern half of the Weseurian Empire, with the Treaty of Karentia, 1743 a.a.H, after 32 years of squabble between the sons of Aleks I of the Weseuros. A branch of the Weseringian dynasty continued to rule until 1881 a.a.H.
Tardos was created as a separate kingdom with the Treaty of Karentia, being the first king Karl I of Tardos -later known as Carlos I-. (1743-1746). His successor was Pechoño II of Tardos (1746-1756), who moved the capital of the Kingdom of Lusaria to Tardos. Pechoño II was also a military leader who brought military expeditions from Tardos to El Yermo and Gorbegea, in the heart of Kanov and Giants territory.
After a few years of civil wars during the reign of Fresia II, Carlos Feraz and Alonzo IV, Francisco II (1766-1780) assumed the throne and brought stability to the kingdom. A brave chief who defeated the Arraseos and Kanov armies in their own territory, Francisco's expeditions turned the lower valley of the Osorio into a no-man's land that separated the human Christian kingdoms of the northwest from the Kanov pagan lands of the southeastern bank. Francisco was nicknamed "Pancho el Malo" for his punitive actions.
As the Tardonic troops advanced they were followed by a process of settlement, from which will come to be the County of Botania.
During the XVIII and XIX century, Tardos expanded to the south and east, securing territories that will be the County of Lusaria.
The Kingdom of Tardos will reach their peak between the 1800's to the 1980's
Due wars with La Cruz, Sargos and Degoland, aside the permanent conflicts with the Kanovs of El Yermo, they will began their decline, having important territorial losses, as the County of Botania, that went to Sargos at the 2006 a.a.H
First War of the PowerEdit
Second War of the PowerEdit
Holy Sargonic EmpireEdit
Botania will become part of the Holy Sargonic Empire at the 2501 a.a.H.
After Camilo VI died, Camilo VIII the apostate will become the new Emperor at the 2585 a.a.H. He will try to reform the Sargonic Christian church at the 2586, causing irreconcilable divisions amongst the church. Due to the critics, Camilo VIII the apostate kill the Pope and the main members of the Church, beginning the crisis. At the 2587 a.a.H the Bishop of Breims is elected as Pope, meanwhile Camilo VIII choose an anti-pope. Camilo VIII it's excommunicated, branded as heretic and an apostate, which will be the beginning of the Sargonic religious wars and Carlos Alfonso IV of Botania is crowned as emperor by the Pope, which will become known as the War of the Three Emperors, conflict within the Sargonic religious wars as the Apostate, Sergei II and Carlos Alfonso fought for the throne. Tardos supported the claim of Carlos Alfonso IV of Botania.
During the Third War of the Power The Kingdom of Tardos coexisted as a personal union under the Crown of Botania, with Tardos possessing separate institutions, such as its own cortes, the Real Adelantamiento of the Kingdom of Tardos, The Merino Mayor of Tardos, among others, many of which lasted until the Anglasecuarnian conquest.
Cataclysm, Early Modern Period, Anglasecuarnian conquestEdit
2726, Anglasecuarnian Conquest
Government: Municipal councils and parliamentsEdit
As with all the Five Kingdoms, supreme power was understood to reside in the monarch "by the grace of God", as the legal formula explained. Nevertheless, rural and urban communities began to form assemblies to issue regulations to deal with everyday problems. Over time, these assemblies evolved into municipal councils, known as variously as cabildos, in which some of the inhabitants, the property-owning heads of households, represented the rest. By the 26th century these councils had gained more powers, such as the right to elect municipal magistrates and officers (alcaldes, speal, speakers, clerks, etc.) and representatives to the parliaments (Cortes).
Due to the increasing power of the municipal councils and the need for communication between these and the King, cortes were established in the Kingdom of Tardos 2388. In the earliest Tardic Cortes, the inhabitants of the cities formed a small group of the representatives and had no legislative powers, but they were a link between the king and the general population, something that was pioneered by the kingdoms of Tardos and Botania. Eventually the representatives of the cities gained the right to vote in the Cortes, often allying with the monarchs against the great noble lords.