Tyrian royalty family tree

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The following is a family tree of the Tyrian Royalty, showing all the known descendants of King Doric.
Please note that a few of the relationships as well as some of the dates (marked with ?) may be based on "best guess". Wherever this is the case, it has been specified within the annotations.

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King Doric
First king of the united human kingdoms of Tyria, and father of all modern royalty. Died when he "sacrificed his blood" to seal the bloodstones.
Approx. 21 monarchs, based upon avg. 50 years per reign. Ended with the Cataclysm.
Approx. 23 monarchs, based upon avg. 50 years per reign. Ended with the Foefire.
Mazdak the Accursed
A prince of Orr (most likely one of King Doric's sons). Left Orr and established Kryta, and became its first king/lord.
Colonized by Elona in 300AE, and gained its independence in 358AE. Approx. 23 monarchs, based upon avg. 50 years per reign.
Prince Alhazred
Prince Ellasal
Prince Nekandezzar
Oswald Thorn's Uncle
Unnamed King
Ewan and Oswald Thorn's father. His reign ended when he was murdered by his own son, Oswald, who succeeded his rule.[1]
Unnamed King
Oswald Thorn's cousin, took over after Oswald's death.[2]
Prince Ewan Thorn
Oswald Thorn's elder brother and original heir to the throne. Murdered by his brother, Oswald, who stole from him both his betrothed Lady Lyrica, and later the throne.
King Oswald Thorn
Murdered from ambush and killed with a carving knife, during or shortly after the mob attack on Castle Thorn. His killers hid his body parts in boxes and buried them in locations scattered across Tyria, obscuring their locations with magical seals.[2]
Unnamed wife
Edrick Thorn's mother. Beheaded by King Oswald Thorn on his birthday.[3]
Lady Lyrica
1st wife. Initially betrothed to Ewan Thorn, but Oswald killed his brother, and took Lyrica for his own. Assassinated by brigands, by King Oswald Thorn's command.
Killed by King Oswald Thorn when he put her in a coffin full of rats and dumped it into the sea.[3]
Killed by her stepson, Edrick, during a game of "Pin the Tail on the Drake".[3]
King Cyrus the Unremarkable
Details unknown. In-game placement may indicate that he was one of the last three kings of Orr, and possibly King Zoran's father.
Queen Bahar
Details unknown. Likely to have been King Cyrus's wife, based upon clothing.
Queen Doran the Cheerful
Details unknown. Placement in family tree subject to change.
Prince Edrick Thorn
During the mob attack on Castle Thorn, he was locked away inside the Shell of Insanity by his father to starve to death.[6]
Princess Zola
5th wife. Said to have been Oswald Thorn's favorite wife. Burned alive, by King Oswald Thorn's command, which led to a war between Kryta and Istan. Appeared later as a ghost who swore to have her revenge on Oswald.[4]
Likely killed or assassinated by King Oswald Thorn's command, potentially involving fire. Claimed by Oswald to have been his favorite wife.[5]
Unnamed wife
Likely killed or assassinated by King Oswald Thorn's command.
Unnamed wife
Oswald's 8th wife. Killed during the mob attack on Castle Thorn.[2]
King Zoran
Known to have been a seafarer, guiding Orr's navy to prominence.
Queen Yasamin
Details unknown. Likely to have been King Zoran's wife, based upon clothing.
Unnamed King
King prior to Adelbern (and the elder brother of Duke Barradin).
Duke Barradin
Duchess Adelaide's husband and Althea's father. Died during the Foefire. His ghost now haunts the ruins of the Barradin Estate.
Duchess Adelaide Barradin
Duke Barradin's wife and Althea's mother. Served as a diplomat to both Kryta and Orr during the Third Guild War.[7] One of the first to discover mursaat ties to the White Mantle.[8] One of the founders of the Mesmer Collective.[9]
King Adelbern
Died in Ascalon City during the Foefire, haunting Ascalon City and its catacombs thereafter.
Priestess Berea
King Jadon's lover.
King Jadon
Fled Kryta and abandoned the throne to the White Mantle during the charr invasion in 1070 AE. While it is possible that the royal family may have survived, no word of it has come down into the present time.[10]
Unnamed wife
King Jadon's wife. While it is possible that the royal family may have survived, no word of it has come down into the present time.[10]
King Reza
Last king of Orr. Died in Arah, in the Catacalysm.
Queen Mahtab
Details unknown. Likely to have been King Reza's wife, based upon clothing and dialogue in The Flow of Magic.
Lady Althea Barradin
Bethrothed to Prince Rurik prior to her death. Captured and sacrificed by the charr during the charr invasion. Died in the Flame Temple Corridor.
Prince Rurik
Born in Drascir. Bethrothed to Lady Althea prior to her death. Killed by Dagnar Stonepate near the Frost Gate. Raised as undead by Vizier Khilbron and put to rest in the Ring of Fire.
Queen Salma "the Good"
King Jadon's bastard daughter from an extramarital affair. Retook the Krytan throne from the White Mantle and was crowned Queen in 1079AE.
Unnamed child(ren)
King Jadon's child(ren). While it is possible that the royal family may have survived, no word of it has come down into the present time.[10]
King Baede
Last king to rule from Lion's Arch before the Rising of Orr. Established the Krytan Ministry; a system of government (w:constitutional monarchy) to give all humans a voice. In his later years the Ministry gained more influence over Kryta. Died of an illness.[11]
King Roderick
Succeded the throne within 10 years after Baede's death, and said to have built the garden of the Upper City in Divinity's Reach around 1265AE.[12] Therefore, it is possible that he was King Baede's unnamed eldest son, and was crowned king instead of, or shortly after, Prince Edair.
Unnamed eldest son
Known to have been a scholar and elementalist. He could possibly have been King Roderick.[11]
Prince Edair
Named as his father's successor upon his death in 1256AE. But it has not been confirmed whether or not he actually became king.[11]
Unnamed child
Known to have been a mesmer.
Princess Emilane
Known to have been a ranger trained by the Tyrian Explorers Society. Roamed the Woodland Cascades with her giant hound.[11]
Unnamed King
(Queen Jennah's father)
Died before Jennah was old enough to take the crown.
The Krytan Ministry
(regency council)
The Krytan Ministry rules Tyria, while waiting for Jennah to get old enough to take her father's place. During this period, friction between the Ministry and the crown starts to rise.
Wade Samuelsson
*1280AE?- (NB: disputed!)
Commander of the Ebon Vanguard and Duke of Ebonhawke. According to himself; "my forefathers were kings of Ascalon". Whether this is just figuratively speaking, or if he is a true descendant is not known.
Queen Jennah
Crowned as the Queen of Kryta in 1316AE,[13] and brought a truce to the war between humans and charr in 1324AE.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lord Humphrey Faren
  2. ^ a b c Wynn
  3. ^ a b c Mad King's Labyrinth historical ambient dialogue
  4. ^ Til Death Do Us Part...
    Emissary of King Thorn of Kryta: I have agreed to do my part to aid in this ceremony. The first task I must accomplish is locating the spirit of the great king's fifth wife, who hailed from Vabbi. It's probably better you don't ask what happened to the first four, or the last three, for that matter, and just rest assured that this one was always his favorite! [...]
    Zola: Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to head to Kryta.
    Zola: If that screwy, delinquent husband of mine is coming back as a mortal, I want to be the first in line to send him right back into Grenth's waiting arms!
  5. ^ Mad King's Labyrinth ambient dialogue
  6. ^ The Family Business
  7. ^ A Collective History Vol. 1
  8. ^ A Collective History Vol. 3
  9. ^ A Collective History Vol. 5
  10. ^ a b c Lore Interview with Jeff Grubb in GuildMag Issue 5, GuildMag.com
    Jeff Grubb: The tides of history have closed over King Jadon and the rest of the royal family. While it is possible that his family may have survived, no word of it has come down into the present time.
  11. ^ a b c d "Chapter 24", Sea of Sorrows by Ree Soesbee:
    Baede, King of Kryta, once the king of Lion’s Arch...before the Orrian wave destroyed the city. The aged dignitary was renowned throughout the continent. Cobiah'd even dealt with him once or twice, though only through intermediaries and ambassadors. There was a tense peace between Kryta and Lion's Arch, broken on occasion by skirmishes or trade embargos, but generally respected. "We knew that was going to happen eventually. Baede'd been sick for years. Hell, the ministry's been ruling things while he degraded. Still...this could change the tenor of our treaty negotiations. He had four kids—who'd the old man of the mountain name as heir to the throne?" [...]
    "Three fine sons and daughters to choose from, and Baede chooses Edair? That...that..." Words failed him. [...]
    "I suppose those 'victories on the field of battle' earned his father's approval...or made Baede believe that Edair would be able to defend Kryta. None of the others ever joined the service as far as I know."
    "They're scholars. The oldest boy's an elementalist... What's the princess? The girl with the really curly hair?"
    Sykox concentrated. "Emilane. She's a ranger. Trained by the Tyrian Explorer’s Society. Spends most of her time in the northern forests, I think."
    "Oh, yeah, now I remember her. She's the one with the big hound."
  12. ^ Divinity Guide
  13. ^ The Queen's Jubilee celebrated Jennah's tenth anniversary as queen and was set in 1326AE.