The Crown of Drawnwyn, Part 4: The Crown after the Fall of Samron

I will continue with my very short summary of the history of the Crown of Drawnwyn: what happened to the Crown after Samron’s defeat, and the death of Drawnwyn herself. — Robbuach Shova, ushen Scholar of the Third Degree, Fell Academy of the Flow of History, on the 55th day of the month of Sula, SP~5,013

As I mentioned in my previous essay, once Drawnwyn was presented with the Crown she trained herself to wield its power, and then used it to defeat her grandfather Samron in one of the great battles of the last several millennia.

Once Samron had been defeated, Drawnwyn established the Council of the Tamarran Continent (widely known as the Council of Drawnwyn), a federation of most nations of the Continent. Her goal was to protect, for years to come, the freedom that had been wrestled away during Samron’s tyranny.

General Maszzik Szaskar

Drawnwyn continued to use the Crown after Samron’s defeat, establishing a new kind of rulership over Tamarra.  More importantly, she used the Crown in her fight against the First Nulentian Invasion (SP~3,743 – 3,760).  When Drawnwyn died, the Nulentians had not yet been defeated.  She had anticipated this, and had arranged for her greatest general, Maszzik Szaskar,the crawn master of war, to take possession of the Crown and to use it to complete the destruction of the Nulentian invaders.

Once the Nulentians had been defeated, another war began – this one to determine the rightful owner of the Crown of Drawnwyn. Each grasping ruler hoped to become the next leader of the Council of Tamarra, and perhaps the next despot to rule over the continent.  However, Maszzik and Drawnwyn had foreseen this and put a plan in place.

Soon after the victory celebrations were done, Maszzik declared himself to be the interim head of the Council.  This position would last three months, during which a new leader of the Council would be determined. Three months to the day after that announcement, it was discovered that Maszzik was gone  – as was the Crown.  The uproar was immediate and ferocious.  However, with the position of Leader of the Council vacant, and the most powerful artifact on the Continent no longer a factor, the wrangling was relatively short-lived. The Council carried on in the form it has today, as the governing body over a loose confederation of states and kingdoms with shared interests. It is still not known where Maszzik spent his final years.

The Crown itself remained out of sight for the next seven centuries, allowing the Council to grow in stature and trust among its members. Then, in the year SP~4,486, the Crown was was re-discovered almost by chance, in the possession of a wandering kamari bard in the Quay city of Qua Enna. The Crown, which was intact, was quickly wrested from the bard, and over the years it was passed from one avaricious owner to the next.  The fight over this precious object had begun again, although no owner was ever able to use it:  the knowledge of how to control the Crown had been lost. However, even its mere display was sufficient to make opponents fear the current owner.

In the year SP~4,525 the Crown was broken during a battle in the Great Western Forest.  Though none of the seven Eyes or the base were destroyed, they were each separated from the Crown itself.  It would take a powerful Energetic force to break apart these elements and it is not entirely clear what this force was.  However, there were a number of credible accounts that a fire beast* made a sudden entrance during the course of the battle.  Ignoring the armies on both sides, it went straight for the Crown, snatched it up into its mouth and in a fierce blaze of fire exhaled it in pieces and scattered it for miles around.

The accounts are clear that the base of the Crown and each of the seven Eyes survived the breath of the fire beast (no small feat in itself), but they have remained scattered, and separated, since then.

* Could it have been a flamen?

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