Azara IV

Azara IV
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Princess Azara in 1775, five years before becoming queen
Queen of Trellin and Empress of Hysera
Reign15 August 1780 – 3 May 1811
Coronation3 and 14 September 1780, respectively
PredecessorElcmar IV
SuccessorTovelindra III
Queen of the Isles of Velar
Reign15 August 1780 – 3 May 1811
Coronation1 October 1780
PredecessorElcmar IV
SuccessorTovelindra III
Born17 July 1732
Mar'theqa, Trellin
Died3 May 1811(1811-05-03) (aged 78)
Mar'theqa
ConsortTaraúz, Prince of Elori
IssueTovelindra III
Sumarhez, Prince of Elori
HouseHouse Palægos
FatherElcmar IV
MotherÍcanta Evdar, Duchess of Emla
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Azara IV (17 July 1732 – 3 May 1811) was the eldest daughter of Elcmar IV of Trellin and the only child of his marriage to Ícanta Evdar, Duchess of Emla. Azara. She was Queen of Trellin, Empress of Hysera and Queen of the Isles of Velar from 1780 until her death. Her marriage, in 1765, to Prince Taraúz of Elori produced two children, Tovelindra III and Sumarhez, Prince of Elori.

Azara's right to inherit the throne of the Kingdom of the Isles of Velar was challenged by Prince Miró of Txir in 1769, when her father claimed its throne on the death of her stepmother and his second wife Queen Tarien. This led to the War of the Velaran Succession, which ultimately secured her claim.

Reign

In Velar

When Azara rose to the three imperial thrones, the threat of rebellion in Velar still lingered, threatening the fragile peace instituted by her father. Azara immediately took an active interest in Velaran constitutional affairs and worked with the Velaran legislature to establish the kingdom's status within the Trellinese dominions. She granted a general amnesty to large numbers of Miróists, "formerly engaged in honourable defense" of their kingdom's rights, who had previously been in hiding. Though the wording was careful, and many remained imprisoned for crimes committed during the war, the amnesty won Azara considerable goodwill in Velar.

The chief legacy of Azara's constitutional labours was the decision that laws promulgated by the Sidereal Crown would have no presumed force in Velar, except "by the express consent of its people" through their representatives or where "such laws derived logically from and accorded with natural law." The natural law provision in particular was controversial and not fully worked out until the reign of Karindos III. Ultimately, its effect was that all laws had to be presented before the legislature and, whereas most such translated laws were subject to majority approval, the so-called 'natural laws' were subject to majority veto.