BREAKING NEWS! Emperor Strephon killed! Second Ilelishi Rebellion Begins!
358-1112 : TAS News Service – Capital / Core
On 358-1112 Archduke Dulinor Astrin Ilethian shot and killed the Emperor in the Iridium Throne-room on Capital. After also killing Empress Iolanthe and Grand Princess Ciencia Iphagenea, Dulinor declared himself Emperor by “right of assassination” (a method of succession not invoked since the civil wars of the Emperors of the Flag). Then, shortly after publicly announcing his claim to the throne to the public of Capital, Dulinor was himself killed by Strephon’s nephew, Lucan Alkhalikoi. Lucan’s twin brother, Varian, was also killed during the fighting between Capital Security Forces and the Ilelishi Imperial Guard Units, loyal to Dulinor, who were doing their assigned monthly rotation as the Emperor’s personal guard. Prince Lucan secured the palace, ensuring that any rebel forces had been killed or apprehended, before then announcing himself as the new Emperor of the Third Imperium of Man.
It is unknown at this time how extensive the plot against he Imperium may be. Many have already begun to refer to this event as the Second Ilelishi Rebellion. The first Ilelishi Rebellion, lasting from 418 to 435, resulted in the forced evacuation, then orbital bombardment of the planet Ilelish to the point of Sterilization. Calls to similarly sterilize Dlan, the current capital of Ilelish, have already been heard in the Moot.
Lucan Irritated with “Obstrutionist Moot”
363-1112 : TAS News Service – Capital / Core
Lucan Alkhalikoi Alkhalikoi, claimant to the Iridium Throne by right both of inheritance (via Strephon) and assassination (via Dulinor), has yet to be proclaimed by the Imperial Moot. Lucan claims that the Moot is “assisting in the treachery of Dulinor” by refraining from granting him legitimacy in office. Lucan insists that the Imperium should be focusing on rooting out any further plots against it rather than endlessly debating the proper terminology for Dulinor’s usurpation.
Imperial Proclamations for Holiday 1113
001-1113 : TAS News Service – Capital / Core
Emperor Lucan I, 45th Emperor of the Third Imperium of Man, today proclaimed the dissolution of the Imperial Moot. In following proclamations Lucan also dissolved the Imperial Domain structure, including the office of Archduke. All those holding Archducal rank are now reduced to that of Duke, leaving Sector Duke as the highest Imperial rank of nobility below the Emperor and the Imperial Family.