The Kingdom of Graycastle is one of the four human countries on the mainland. It is also the largest kingdom among the four. On its banner is represented as a tower and pike.
400 years, the Four Kingdoms didn't exist. There were only exiled criminals and scattered villages. After the loss of the Second Battle of Divine Will, humans retreated to this barren land. Hundred of years later the first cities appeared from villages and were united under the banner of four newly established kingdoms.
Royal Decree on the Selection of Crown Prince Edit
Under the pretense of choosing suitable heir false Wimbledon III announced Royal Decree on the Selection of Crown Prince. According to this, every potential inheritor would be given territory to rule for five years. After five years the most prominent candidate would inherit the crown and would be declared next King or Queen of the Graycastle. The territories were distributed as follows:
- Gerald Wimbledon, Coldwind Ridge of Northern Region.
- Timothy Wimbledon, Valencia City of Eastern Region.
- Garcia Wimbledon, Port of Clearwater of Southern Region.
- Roland Wimbledon, Border Town of Western Region.
- Tilly Wimbledon, Silver City of Central Region.
The reason behind the Decree was to turn royal candidates against each other and unleash an internecine war to weaken the kingdom before it could be absorbed by Church.
The first action was taken by Garcia five years before the Decree, when she started to build Blacksail Fleet in secret. After her arriving at the Port of Clearwater she ordered her spy to poison Roland.
Meanwhile, Timothy sent his man to instigate Gerald in convincing the king to cancel the Decree and declare him the heir. After several months Gerald returned to the capital and was captured by Timothy's knights. Timothy hastily accused him of Wimbledon III's assassination and hanged. This event became the spark that flamed the war between Garcia, Timothy and Roland and devastated all regions, except the Western.
War for the Crown Edit
After the coronation Timothy announced the end of the Decree and ordered all royal siblings to go back to King's City. None of them obeyed: Garcia ignored the letter, Roland noted he wasn't able to leave Border Town during Months of Demons because he was busy protecting the town, Tilly disappeared without a trace. He was dissatisfied with this and pondered to write letter to Duke of Southern Region, but got the news of fall of Eagle City by Garcia and her coronation as Queen of Clearwater.
Timothy gathered combined forces of his guards, King's City knightage and Eastern Region's Duke Frances Chlett, consisting of 6000 men in total, 1000 of whom were trained knights. After one and half months he reached Eagle City. Garcia didn't bother to defend vulnerable city from the beginning, under her orders all ditches were flooded with oil and castle's riches were taken out beforehand. When infantry under Frances's command entered the gates, the oil was ignited and staged a strong fire which engulfed the entire city. Meanwhile, knights led by Timothy rushed to chase her, but were killed by drug-crazed warriors of the Sand Nation. Timothy had to retreat to the north with his remaining 300 men.
When news of Battle of Eagle City reached Duke Ryan, he decided to establish his own kingdom consisting of Western and Northern Regions after capturing Border Town. However, he had to flee under bombardment of new kind of weapon — 12-pound field artillery. On his way back to Longsong Stronghold he was ambushed and killed.
- Taquilla (No population, military stronghold)
Wimbledon Royal Family Edit
Wimbledon Family is a ruling dynasty of the kingdom which reigns since its establishment The first ancestor was Monde Wimbledon, the first king was Taraq Wimbledon. Unlike Kingdom of Dawn it doesn't rely on limited number of high noble families, preferring wide number of high nobles at their services. Though usually the heir is first son, he could be overtaken by the other contender for the throne. Previous king Wimbledon III took the throne that way by killing his brother.
Current Royal Family includes:
- Wimbledon III, the deceased King
- The unnamed Queen, deceased five years before the Crown Prince Decree.
- Gerald Wimbledon, First Prince
- Timothy Wimbledon, Second Prince
- Garcia Wimbledon, Third Princess
- Roland Wimbledon, Fourth Prince
- Tilly Wimbledon, Fifth Princess