Lord Edward dan Brock was one of the wealthiest Lords in Falconcrest. His knowledge and experience as an Akeronian Merchant Lord had been put to great use by both King Aleric Falconcrest and King Galathule ever since he swore fealty in the spring of 212. King Aleric granted Lord dan Brock rulership over territories in Northern Falconcrest which rest along the shared border of the King’s Lands and Ebrus.
Lord Edward dan Brock was born a noble in Akeron during the reign of High Queen Octavia. At the age of 14 he assumed the responsibilities as the head of the house after his father died. He proved to be resourceful and incredibly intelligent. Over the years he brought the house from being an average merchant family to one of the wealthiest of all Akeron nobles. When The Seer of Akeron rose to power and divided the kingdom, Lord dan Brock backed the Sons of Akeronin the fight, though after the first year it became apparent with no real leadership or cohesion that the rebel faction had very little chance of defeating the usurper.
This caused Lord dan Brock to investigate the possibility of withdrawing his wealth and throwing his support to another Kingdom.
Akeron had all but collapsed when the Draconic Domination was immediately followed by the chaos and tyranny that accompanied the rise of The Seer.
The Kingdom of Falconcrest had opposed The Seer directly, and had offered aid and refuge to those Akeronians who fled eastward. In order to extend this protection, frustrate The Seer, and expand their own borders, Falconcrest laid claim to territory which had long been a part of Akeron. After meeting with King Aleric and other Falconcrest nobles, Lord dan Brock declared that, with the disappearance of the Akeronian Royal family and in accordance with the draconic breaking of ties, he was no longer bound by oath or fealty to now fallen kingdom of Akeron.
He then swore fealty to Falconcrest and threw his full support behind the kingdom. Near the end of his first year as a citizen of Falconcrest, he was granted lands by the King and steadily began moving his holdings into Falconcrest. Even though he was no longer a noble in Akeron, he continued to support the Sons of Akeron throughout the war and he had played a key role in rebuilding the fallen kingdom once The Seer had been defeated.
Lord dan Brock was killed in August of 218 while fighting an undead warlord called the Prince of Wights. He died disrupting a ritual that was targeting the Falconcrest capital city of Citidel. Had this ritual succeeded, the city would have been the victim of an earth shattering quake that would have claimed thousands of lives. In recognition of his sacrifice, King Galathule granted him the posthumus title of High Lord of Falconcrest. Below is a copy of the announcement made by the King in September of 218:
People of Falconcrest,
One month ago our Kingdom was attacked by the villainous, self-proclaimed Prince of Wights. An undead creature whose strength was seconded only to its hatred of the living. Many of our brave brothers and sisters fell during its attack, sacrificing themselves in order to protect us.
Among them, fell Lord Edward dan Brock and Baron Marcus Deveroux. Baron Deveroux fell while attempting to disrupt the ritual that was used on the town of Adwine’s Crossing. Though he was not fully successful, many lives were saved by his sacrifice.
Lord dan Brock fell after disrupting a similar ritual that would have targeted Citadel. Both of these men were heroes, and both were worthy of the title High Lord. So I, King Gilrandir Galathule, hereby grant Edward dan Brock and Marcus Deveroux the posthumus title of High Lord of Falconcrest.
Let their sacrifice not be forgotten and let them stand as examples of what it is we seek to become. With their passing, many have worried what the future holds for our Kingdom. For now, out of respect for their sacrifice I shall not name a High Lord. They have left large shoes to fill, and though we still keenly feel the voids left, we must continue to move forward.
I hereby grant the lands that were formally under the stewardship of High Lord Deveroux, including Rune Tower Castle, to Lady Lily Giselle. With this increased stewardship, I grant her the title of Duchess.
I raise Orrin Tycho to the nobility and grant him the title of Lord. I grant him stewardship over the lands that formerly were under the stewardship of High Lord dan Brock. This includes the adventuring outpost of Northwatch, and the pass into Ku’Vahl.
Honor Above All,
King Gilrandir Galathule