There in the lands of the Sirius Dynasty once lived tribes of men and women that worshiped pagan gods and adhered to social structures well below our feudalism. We call them the Gaul, warriors who combated the great Julius Caesar of Rome.

Little is known of the Gauls. They were a pagan people that lived in ancient France. Today, their last-known cousins are the Bretons from Bretonia, they are the remnants of the lost civilization, but now following the word of our Lord. The Gauls were primitive and were easily destroyed by the Legions of Caesar whose Empire established the first settlements in the region. Those same settlements and fortifications would become the groundwork for the Kingdom of France’s many towns and cities. The Gauls left many tombs and artifacts within the Kingdom, and their culture survived well into the VI century.

The name France comes from the Franks. A tribe that descended onto the dying Roman Empire. Like wolves onto a flock of sheep, they came and destroyed the Romanitas, establishing barbarian kingdoms across Gaul, before they accepted Christianity and forsook their pagan rites. The Franks were many in number and their kingdoms such as well. No one was to unify them before the Merovingians.

Those were lords of noble stature, true kings of Christ, and men to rival all others. So strong was their rule, that once the Merovingian Empire crumbled, another rose overnight. The Carolingians, masters of Europa fashioned the greatest Empire since the fall of Rome. Charlemagne was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas day 800. The subsequent dark age and the coming of the Northmen worked to shatter the carefully constructed milieu which was the great successor of Rome. The Viking scourge helped unify the Anglo-Saxons of England under one flag and one king, soon to become the Emperor of the Empire of Britannia. The Normans who settled in the northern part of Frankia (once Gaul) were of Viking descent and managed to shatter what remained of Charlemagne’s Imperium.

Thankfully, the Normans were conquered by the English shortly after the Viking Age had ended. What followed was a century of English rule where thousands of settlers arrived from Britannia to settle the fertile lands of Frankia. The nobility abandoned the Latinized Frankish tongue in favor of Common English and then spread it among the common folk. So Anglo-Saxon, or rather, a form of Anglo-Frankish, replaced the Franco-Gaulic vernacular, just before the establishment of Charlemagne’s successors.

The Sirius Dynasty is the last known branch of the Carolingian Family, which in and of itself is part of the Merovingian dynasty. Therefore, let all bear witness to the testament of the ages: Torrino’s seed is rich in ancient blood. The blood of the Kings of Christ which conquered the Roman Imperium that held dominion over the world of yore. Shattering the yoke of tyranny, the Merovingians established the foundation to what would become Frankia, Carolingia, Siria, and finally, France. By right of the Holy Lord, the Sirius dynasty hold absolute claim to the lands of the Gauls and the Franks, as theirs is a lineage founded on honor, fraternity, and devotion.

Once the Sirius Empire rose from the ashes of the fractured world, it took on the mantle of the Successor of Rome. That honor would be contested by the Holy Roman Empire and would eventually lead to the Fifty Years’ War which brought an end to the Second Carolingian Empire and marks the final epoch in the story of the Franks. No longer were they the lost Germanic tribe, but rather the people of France, unified under one flag, one God, one King. They called themselves the French. Wise fathers, kind mothers, and good lords. Men of Christ and speakers of Common. No one was to invade their lands anymore, as long as the King remained of Sirius descent. God favors him, the chosen, Rex Francorum.

Categories: History

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