The Reign of Darkness
High-King Maramet, the last monarch of Pellioh, had led his armies into the north in a campaign against the Koros and Norven, never to be heard from again. Though his son Prince Thendel remained at the Great Keep, he could not reign without the Sorona crown and thus set out upon a quest to retrieve the remains of the presumed dead high-king.
That quest ultimately failed, resulting in the death of Thendel and the apparent end of the monarchy. A Council of Regents has since been established to restore the monarchy and rule Pellioh in the meantime, but its influence continues to erode year after year.