Royal Charter

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Royal charters were written by the Fellowship and define the existence of High Kingdoms of Men on Athera.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from Curse of the Mistwraith.

Third Age 5638: When Arithon reviews the roll of condemned prisoners in Etarra, he finds that two-thirds of them were wrongfully tried and convicted by the tenets of the royal charter.


  • The royal charter of Rathain was written by Ciladis.
  • Under Melhalla's founding charter, royalty must not bow to the sovereign power of another kingdom.[1]


  1. © Janny Wurts, Ships of Merior, p. 432 (US-Hardback)