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Belharza the Man-Bull was the son of the Empress Alessia and her consort, Morihaus, and one of the first minotaurs. He succeeded his mother as ruler of the Alessian Empire upon her death in 1E 266. Little is known about the emperor's life and reign as most records of the period were destroyed following the rise of the Alessian Order. Private correspondence between Belharza and Alessia is held in the Library of Dusk in Coldharbour, though its contents are unspecified. A surviving document from an Alessian Order sect indirectly implies that Belharza was troubled by large Ayleid hordes. One controversial interpretation of an ancient tablet fragment called the Belharza Stone asserts that the precursors of the xenophobic Order may have openly clashed with Belharza, and violently purged the minotaurs from the Empire. Ancestor moths that served under Belharza during their corporeal stage were still in use at the end of the Third Era.[UOL 1]
- On Minotaurs — Nonus Caprenius, Temporarily Unaffiliated Scholar of Imperial Antiquities
- The Library of Dusk: Rare Books
- Cleansing of the Fane
Note: the following references are not from official sources. They are included to provide a rounder background to this article, but may not reflect established lore.