Duke Beglidere

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Duke Beglidere (born 1335, Norad, Garlis, died 1386, St. Richards, Pretany) was a Grand Duke from Norad in modern day Garlis. He led the opposition in the Egyt war of 1357 when Duke Beglidere united the working poor in the Petty Kingdom of Inara and overthrew the monarchy and aristocracy, taking Petty Kingdom of Inara king Treston the V's place on the throne after the Raid of Port Emporia in 1370. The peoples of Pretany were united for the first time in unison against a tyrannical king , the Federal Monarchy of Pretany came into power in 1372, and the first Constitution of Freedom was drafted in 1378 after the economy and social hierarchy was united in catholic faith and the capital moved to the newly formed Duchy of St. Richards and they formed the catholic papacy there. The Kingdom of Pretany officially drew it's international borders in 1402 after land dealing with neighboring nations and placing the remaining peoples faithful to the Inaran nation on a prison reservation on their original island in the center of Pretanic Lake. King Beglidere, who was ironically from Norad, argued for the ethnic rights of the "pretanic people" living in neighboring kingdoms in 1423. He spent nearly the entire royal treasury on a massive public works project called the Walls of Pretany that involved building 20 foot high walls for miles in the wilderness, on the northern and western borders of Pretany to keep the kings of Garlis from challenging his reign and takeover from the tribes of Mazan. The new king handed all rights of the Port Emporia to his son, Bredalt, Prince of Pretany, who became the first Duke of Port Emporia, then later the second king of Pretany.