King Jarot ir’Wynarn (? – 894 YK)
The last ruler of Galifar, King Jarot was driven to paranoia by dreams that troubled him of threats to his rule. Jarot suspected every power, both foreign and internal, of conspiring to overthrow his beloved kingdom. Everyone from the dragonmarked houses to the elves of Aerenal to the dragons of Argonnessen were plotting to depose him. Because of this paranoia, he began secret military projects to reinforce the infrastructure of Galifar. These projects included the warforged, and the floating fortresses in Breland. He also began a massive military buildup in each of the Five Nations.
Sadly, his madness became a self-fulfilling prophecy, and when he died, it began the looming conflict that King Jarot had so diligently prepared for. After his death, the crown should have passed to Mishann of Cyre, his eldest daughter. Instead, Kaius, Thalin, and Wroann rejected the appointment of Mishann. Though Wrogar, Jarot’s fifth child and leader over the nation of Aundair supported his sister, it was not enough, and soon the Five Nations used the armies King Jarot had amassed – along with the new technologies, to wage war against one another. This bloody conflict became known as The Last War thanks in part to the Korranberg Chronicle.