Emperor Christian Victor I

Emperor Christian Victor I

Monday, 23 March 2015

Memory Monday (The Throne of the United Empire of Scot-Britania)

The discovery in 2014 of the walled up secret vault in Reichenthal was a pleasant surprise of international value. Amongst the many historic and intrinsic treasures was the Imperial Throne of the United Empire of Scot-Britania that was thought destroyed during the 1996 Revolution. However a twist of fate lead to it being saved and secretly stored in Reichenthal. Today we will feature the history of this cultural artifact which has already been featured in several official portraits and events since its return to the Cathedral of the Lionheart.

Here we see the throne as it was found inside the hidden vault. Historians suppose that the throne was in Riechenthal at the time of the revolution for general maintenance. As the revolution gained momentum it must have been hidden to try and save it from destruction due to its political symbolism. Thus it and many other historic treasures were spared the ravages of the revolution and ensuing civil war in Syldavia.

Ironically the very region that saved the throne, Reichenthal, was also responsible for its creation. It was commissioned in 1992 in advance of the establishment of what was to be the United Empire of Scot-Britania. Reichenthal artisans and craftsman are world renowned and for centuries have supplied the courts of Europa with carriages, furniture, art and wine. For the Imperial coronation that officially established the new Empire a new throne was needed. It was to symbolize the unification of the two separate Kingdoms of Scotney and Britania into one Empire. 

The original design sketch for the throne survived in the Reichenthal archives to this day. Here we clearly see the cathedral like concept design that is to imbue a spiritual air to what was to be a symbol of unity and aspiration. The style was deliberately chosen to look medieval whilst being a modern throne to also link the past to the present.

The Three Headed Eagle of the Imperial House of Aldarian shown here on the Imperial flag was included on the back rest of the throne as symbol of the supreme authority of the Aldarian Imperial Family. 

The individual ancient thrones of the Kingdom of Britania (left) and Scotney (right) were symbolically dismantled to show the dissolution of the two separate Kindoms. The wood was then combined with new Oak in the manufacture of the new throne in order to join the two thrones and nations symbolically into one. 

The restored throne as it is today after its rediscovery in Reichenthal finds itself in its old home, the Chapel of the King in the Cathedral of the Lion Heart. It was intended originally that the throne would be permanently housed and displayed there for the public only to be taken out  for coronations of which the combined coronation of Emperor Christian and Empress Crystobel was the first and only. The cathedral is open to the public at set times and as such the throne can again be seen there on display.

The world is truly glad that this icon of Europan history survived the 1996 Revolution and can again be appreciated by the public and serve as a testament of our collective past and the lessons learnt. 


  1. Fantastic crafting! I love the chair and the rest of the dio as well.