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Micheaux the Magnificent
Unknown; likely 4526 AR
Source: Tomb of the Iron Medusa, pg(s). 31

Grand Prince Micheaux the Magnificent was Grand Prince of Taldor from 4499 AR to 4526 AR. He succeeded the childless Beldam II, who adopted Micheaux a year before dying in 4499 AR.1 Before his adoption, Micheaux had been a powerful Taldan nobleman.2

Micheaux was married to Euphemi Finara and until 4718 AR were believed to have had a son, Stavian, on 5th Lamashan, 4497 AR. Stavian I would succeed Micheaux as Grand Prince in 4526 AR.1

Disputed bloodline

During the War for the Crown in 4718 AR, agents of Micheaux's once-presumed descendant Eutropia Stavian linked High Strategos Maxillar Pythareus to a false-flag plot stoking war with Qadira and discredited him.3 In response, agents of Pythareus published records indicating that Stavian I was an illegitimate heir born of the disgraced House Adella. This in turn invalidated the Stavians' bloodline claim to the crown. The records were subsequently confirmed by multiple academics.4


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Shel. Tomb of the Iron Medusa, 31. Paizo Inc., 2011
  2. Mike Shel. Tomb of the Iron Medusa, 4. Paizo Inc., 2011
  3. This refers to the events of City in the Lion's Eye, which are presumed to be canon by subsequent events being made canon.
  4. John Compton. “The Reaper's Right Hand” in The Reaper's Right Hand, 6. Paizo Inc., 2018