Unixah Kal Hobtla Mag’ol stood in the throne room of the Emperor Hobtla Mag’ol. Her glorious eye looked upon her king, the tiny ancient Olgog despot. The despot was tiny in size, and even compared to his Queen Unixah looked almost slight.
Over a year ago, she had arrived in this frozen land, thinking it a frozen wasteland of savages. She thought her Sea Kings society far more civilized, far more worldly.
Then she watched as Sir Stout, the gross and gluttinous Quall Avatar of Warmonger, had forced her people to follow a false faith in Morgothianism. Then he watched her greatest soldiers be reduced to fawning honor-bound pawns of Warmonger’s Avatar.
And the pride of the Quall Avatar of Warmonger had been grand and foolish, and he had not even utilized his greatest allies.
Unixah had not been shocked when Tiordane had tried to revolt against the Warmonger, and she had happily sold him out and turned Tiordane over to the Illuminated authorities. He and his co-conspirators were punished, while the Quall Avatar had grown fat and prideful.
Thinking he could claim the End of Worlds and use its power, the Quall Avatar risked everything, and lost everything as a result.
The demonic armies had been banished. The Sea Kings leadership killed off and the intercedent strife that followed had left her family in turmoil and their power structure shattered.
But Unixah was cunning and saw an opportunity. Rather than commit her forces to the battle on Warmonger’s side, she had held them in reserve.
Her personal army had survived while most of the Sea Kings who had come did not. She consolidated power over the penninsula, and her joining with King Hobtla Mag’ol had raised the Olgog to the rank Emperor and herself to his empress. But she was no fool.
She knew both the old Warmonger Cult and the other Illuminated Pharoahs would hate her and want her destroyed. She knew the EEF and the Northern Kingdoms would each see her as a rogue ruler. And so instead she retained a title of Queen, leaving Empress as a title for a future figurehead of the nation she was building.