The Exalted Marches
House Valmont has ruled Orlais since the end of the Exalted Age.
Emperor Abelard I Valmont = Empress Colette I Valmont
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Freyan = Donata d’Antiva Cyril = Lienne 3) Jeanne = Stefan de Ghislain
- Charlotte de Chalons* | |
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Melisande Alphonse 4) Laurent
1) Etienne 5) Uillard
Note: In the family tree above, deceased characters are italicized, and current rulers are bolded. The numbers next to certain names indicate the current order of succession.
* = Freyan and Charlotte de Chalons were not married; their daughter Melisande is illegitimate and not included in the order of succession.
Freyan I Valmont
Emperor Freyan ascended to the throne of Orlais in 7:44. One of his first acts was to abolish the law that prevented women from becoming chevaliers. Freyan and his empress were childless, although Freyan did have an illegitimate daughter, Melisande, with his childhood sweetheart Charlotte de Chalons. Freyan also took Giroud l'Aulaire, Choue's late husband, as his lover for most of his adult life; Giroud even named his daughter Freyenne after the emperor.
Freyan died in early 7:54, presumably from a wasting fever, though many people still suspect foul play.
Dowager Empress of Orlais.