Vla'akith

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Typegithyanki lore

Vla'akith is a name taken by those who ascend to rule over various githyanki empires. Normally, as part of their coronation, they embrace lichdom. Vla'akith CXV, better known today as Lady Hunger, is the only empress to break this tradition, instead choosing vampire.

To-date, only githyanki woman have taken the title Vla'akith. Some strive for an even greater title, turning the masses to worship them like a god. A few have become gods during these periods of pseudo-theocracy where the populace worships a mortal.

This pseudo-theocracy is a system unique to Githyanki culture, a way for the githyanki to promote one of their own to godhood. A Vla'akith, always a githyanki empress, try to acquire divine power from their people, hoping to join the ranks of the Higher Powers as the representative among peers for Githyanki mortal interests.

- Golvix, 6th Order Housecarl under House Vrankalli - "Pseudo-Theocracy, the Old Way"

Vla'akith Line
True NameCoronation NameReignNotes
Zylashe Vla'akithVla'akith I1555 HE - 1568 HEassassinated her predecessor Gith
Lady HungerVla'akith CXV720 - presentvampire empress of the B'lailleth Empire
Ta'keen Gel'i'cVla'akith CXVI820 - 838start of the Har'kish Empire
Seh'kresh Kir'museVla'akith CLVI1269 - 1301slain by Pivix Cari'lith
Pivix Cari'lithVla'akith CLVII1301 - 1510 became a god
Tha'tira Vu'tiroVla'akith CLVIII1510 - currentcurrent ruler of Har'kish
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