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Lore:Brazollus Dor

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Emperor Brazollus Dor
Race Imperial Gender Male
Born 1E 2815
Died 1E 2877
Reign 1E 2843-
1E 2877
Previous Ruler Reman II
Next Ruler Reman III
Resided in Imperial City
Skingrad
Leyawiin

Brazollus Dor was the fourth emperor of the Reman Dynasty. He was born in 1E 2815, and he was the illegitimate son of Emperor Reman II and a common-born maid named Irinia Dor.[1] Brazollus is described as powerful and handsome in his youth.[1] He is also described as strongly resembling his illustrious forefather, Reman I.[1] Since it was expected that Reman II would produce a legitimate heir, Brazollus settled into the life of a minor lord, not an Imperial scion.[1] He spent his days looking after his vineyard, hunting, and entertaining friends.[1]

In 1E 2843, Reman II was killed in battle against the Dunmer during the Four-Score War, so Brazollus succeeded his father as emperor.[1][2] He decided to keep his mother's surname when he ascended the Ruby Throne.[1] At the beginning of his reign, Brazollus did his best to fulfill his new responsibilities.[1] He resumed his father's campaign in Morrowind, fighting valiantly enough and even personally leading the vanguard into battle.[1][3] The administrative and diplomatic duties at the White-Gold Tower burdened Brazollus with duties he was ill-suited to handle.[1]

Unhappy in the Imperial City, he soon retreated to his estate in the Colovian countryside, and he began spending more and more time away from the capital.[1] Eventually, the Emperor became uninterested in matters of state, so he delegated nearly all issues of policy and politics to his potentate, Sidri-Ashak.[1][4][5] This was Brazollus' one wise decision during his reign, for Sidri-Ashak proved to be both a skilled administrator and a man of integrity.[4]

With Sidri-Ashak administering the Empire, Brazollus busied himself with the construction of Villa Doria, a palatial estate in the hills west of Skingrad.[1] Brazollus preferred to spend most of his time at his estate, and he returned to the White-Gold Tower less and less frequently as his reign progressed, until eventually he stopped bothering to return at all.[1][4] From 1E 2857 onwards, Villa Doria served as the Imperial Court, although little official business was actually conducted there.[1] Instead, it was a place of entertainment and diversions.[1]

Freed from his burden of duty, Emperor Brazollus is credited with advancing the arts of feasting, idleness, and debauchery to a level unrivaled until the reign of the Longhouse Emperors.[5] Brazollus spent his time partaking in libertine activities, games, and revels, many of which turned into orgies.[1][5] The Emperor even slept with the wife of Minister Arnus Demnevanni.[6]

One notable event of his reign was the extravagant Feast of Saint Coellicia to honor a minor martyr of the Alessian Slave Rebellion, which was held at the Emperor's autumnal estate in Leyawiin.[5] Saint Coellicia is traditionally honored in the closing days of Last Seed with a fast, but to try and rekindle the adoration of his subjects, Brazollus instead sought to turn the fasting day into a feasting day.[5] Brazollus' feast was composed of forty dishes, arranged in eight courses of five dishes each.[5]

Brazollus had a brother-in-law named Anwentende, who was captured by pirates and castrated shortly before Brazollus held his Feast of Saint Coellicia.[7] Brazollus had a paramour named Lady Tusks-Not-Seen.[8]

In 1E 2877, Emperor Brazollus died suddenly, and he was succeeded by Reman III.[1][9][4] Some suspected foul play in Brazollus' death.[1] It was rumored that factions unhappy with Sidri-Ashak's growing power decided to neutralize the potentate by bringing a vigorous new emperor to the Ruby Throne.[1] Reman III quickly moved to return the Imperial Court to the Imperial City and exercise power in his own name.[1] Despite not being a particularly capable ruler or much interested in matters of state, the Empire flourished during Brazollus' reign.[1][4]

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