King of Acheron
Tassan Ardec was born in the northern land of Kalmor, but was exiled at the age of sixteen, after an affair with the king’s youngest daughter. He left with nothing but a horse and rations for the neighboring nation of Cavor. After eight years in his new home, Ardec was arrested and tried for the murder of an innkeeper. Midway through the trial, Ardec escaped and fled across the continent to an unsettled region far to the south of his troubles.
A natural leader (though the trait never had occasion to be realized earlier), Ardec quickly began to attract other people of the wilderness, forming a small village in only a couple of years. This village, which began as a defense mechanism for a band of outcasts in a dangerous, wild land, soon grew into a town as more and more became attracted to the idea of a safe place of their own to live. After a few short years, a blossoming economy sat right at the center of unclaimed land, there for the taking. The idea to form his own government had long since occurred to Tassan, but the time to implement his plans had not yet come.
With complete confidence that he would be the only choice, Ardec proposed that the people of the burgeoning city vote on someone to lead them to their full potential—as a nation. He was justified in his confidence, as a unanimous vote was cast to implement a government, under the direction of King Tassan Ardec.