Abridged History of the 10th Age
Orvius Kavalson, Conclave Mage
“Just because you cannot imagine a man who does not want power for its own sake does not mean that man does not exist.”
Tamerin III Galoen, Ardon Ry Ymheron of Miles
Thyrnesse no longer exists. The land that formerly filled its borders is now known as the Third Milean Empire, or simply the Third Empire. The Ardon Ry Tamerin III Galoen declared himself Emperor after a failed assassination attempt (which took the life of his supporter and bodyguard, Cornus Radcliffe) outside of Tourons. The wars he has launched have in short order produced sworn allegiance of the so-called Avarine Colonies, which are now part of the Empire.
Even the High Lawkeeper and High Priest of Haeron, Elarent Pellan, has recognized the new Emperor. After being held in the temple-complex at Miles for several weeks by Hearthland knights, Pellan had a religious epiphany, causing him to declare the Hiereans in Byrne and Meirenia to be “blasphemers, in violation of cannon oath to the Emperor of Miles.”
Old Thyrnessan Territories:
- The Hearthland
- The South Hamlets
- The Lonely Lands
Newly Acquired Territories:
- The Coast of Scythes
- The Southmarch
Thyrnessian scholars are also responsible for the coming of the Tenth Age, as it was due to the murder-suicide of Ry Hedrion and Rys Morrigau, the last two members of the Elsoín dynasty which was the only noble line in Thyrnesse that can be directly traced back to the First Men that the Age-change was called for.
The men of Thyrnesse were once long-ago known as Avars, as preserved in the elvish name for the First Men, the Avarië. Thus, the adjective describing Thyrnessians is frequently Avar or Varan. It is believed that this is where the name of their current language (High Varan) comes from.
More information on Avar politics can be found at Nobility of Thyrnesse.