All is not quiet amongst the Unicorn people
either. Since the switch from a Republic to a Monarchy,
a strong movement has arisen from the people who dislike
this new type of government. Their actions so far have
involved poisoning and kidnapping.
The Republicans history is a short one.
In 1099 AF the Unicorn faction was still a Republic, controlled
by Lady General Adelena. When the Shadowkin King, Eldrazar,
decided that they would hand over the lands of Mauritanja
and the defences to Lady Adelena on condition that she
would become Queen, many Unicorns backed her. However
at that time a dissention grew elsewhere in Unicorn lands
that was against the idea.
The Republican Movement was born somewhere
on North or South Isle, no-one is entirely sure. Their
first impact was in spreading leaflets that spoke out
against the Unicorn Crown, stating that to put the power
of the nation into one person's hands was to the detriment
of all Unicorns. At first the Crown and its supporters
clamped down heavily on those giving out leaflets. Then
they decided that the Republicans should be allowed free
speech and allowed the leaflets to be distributed.
However, the Republicans were not happy
with just sitting and discussing the situation. After
making demands that the Unicorns should revert to being
a Republic, several poisonings and kidnappings took place
and demands, on the lives of the victims, were made. The
Unicorns managed to recover those kidnapped, but the kidnappers
were never caught. The Unicorn Crown asked the Republicans
to come and talk to the faction, rather than threaten
So the Republicans sent their representative,
Mallor, to talk to the Unicorn people. He gave out further
information pertaining to the Republicans views that having
a Supreme Ruler whose word was Law was against the best
interests of the Unicorn people. He gave speeches at musters
and discussed long into the night the pros and cons of
government. He acted as a spokesperson for the Republicans
and, so far, has gone unmolested.
The Leader of the Republicans though
continued to push the Unicorn people. The Republican Leader
(his name still unknown) stated that the will of the people
was on his side. He had the goods on several trade carvans
poisons and made threats that eventually forced the Unicorns
to listen to what he had to say. But still no second vote
on the Monarchy has happened.
Then the Vipers invaded North Isle along
with the Skathen. The Republicans, proclaiming themselves
true Unicorns, made a peace pact with the Crown and said
that they would hold off hostilities until after the threat
to Mauritanja was removed. The war on North Isle laster
many months, but eventually the Vipers and Skathen were
Since then the Republicans have decided
to go to war against the Imperial Family when they didn't
not get their way. This culminated in repeated attacks
at the Mauritanjan Winter Parliament of 1102 AF, where
their leader was tracked down and killed in the southern
forests of Quetal, on North Isle. Since then the Republican
cause has fragmented and all but disappeared.