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Vanquisher was a title used by a dragonborn ruler of Tymanther, equivalent to both a monarch and a general. The Vanquisher were also the leaders of the Adjudicators, Tymanther's secret police.[1] A Vanquisher governed for a period of ten years, after which a new Vanquisher was elected.[2]

BackgroundEdit

The Vanquisher was always a dragonborn who had been determined to be fit to rule by rising in the ranks of the Lance Defenders over a period of twenty years.[2] Dragonborn who became the patriarchs or matriarchs of a clan lose their right to be elegible as the Vanquisher. The power of the Vanquisher was not absolute, however, as he or she served most of the time as a arbiter for the conclave of elders, made up by all the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Tymantheran clans.[3]

Although Thymari rarely chose to became spellcasters,[4] the Vanquisher had a few dragonborn spellcasters under his or her direct command.[5]

Vanquishers used piercings different to those of the clans of Thymari society. Theirs were square bits of gold under their eyes like teardrops.[4][6]

HistoryEdit

Around 1446 DR, it was necessary to chose an interim Vanquisher.[7]

In the 1458-1468 DR decade, the position of Vanquisher was held by Ophinshtalajiir Shaushka, who won the elections over Verthisathurgiesh Pandjed thanks to her successful military campaigns against the ash giants.[8]

In the 1468-1478 DR decade, the position was held by Churirajachi Versengethor. The military won great prominence during his period.[9]

Kepeshkmolik Tarhun held the position of from 1478 DR until his death in 1486 DR.[2][10]

As Tarhun was killed before its mandate ended, and the need of a new Vanquisher became urgent when Gilgeam began to led the Untherite forces against Tymanther, in 1487 DR Yrjixtilex Kallan was elected as the interim Vanquisher until the next official elections, that were expected to be held in Kythorn of 1488 DR.[11]

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