Emperor Tidus

Ethnicity: Imperial

Tidus Aticus, the third emperor and renowned re-builder the northern Wall, was born in Peregoth in the 70s Y.E. He joined the Imperial Army in his youth and, over the course of many years, moved up the ranks as he helped subdue Anthania. He became the leader of his century (a centurion). During the Anthanian conquest, he so distinguished himself as a leader that he was appointed legate over the Second Anthanian Legion.

At age 40, Tidus Aticus received honors from the Imperial Council and, upon the death of the emperor Rexus in 111 Y.E., he was unanimously voted emperor. He used his tenure as emperor to explore Gad, following the famous road that led from Anthania up through the densely forested region. To his surprise, he found a half-ruined wall which stretched from the sea in the west all the way to mountains in the east. He followed the road which bypassed the wall and found himself in the Kingdom of Zarubain, at that point in time a far more developed land than the Empire. He became friends with the king Jourdain Hernaut (Hernattus) and opened a trade route with the kingdom. The road, which led from Imperial City to Zarubad, was thereafter named the Path of Tidus.

He spent the remainder of his life rebuilding the ruined wall. He stationed two legions on the Wall to guard the self-governing province of Gad.

More than six-hundred years later, the High Priest of the Imperial Cult deified Tidus Aticus, proclaiming him the “god of new ventures and beginnings, of protection and surprising allies.” By that time, the Atici knightly family had been extinguished in the male line, with no one bearing its name. The name Tidus, however, remains popular to this day.

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