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- April 16, 2013
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| Videssos |
|Appearance(s):|| Videssos Cycle (as Avshar);|
The Tale of Krispos (as Harvas Black Robe);
The Time of Troubles;
Bridge of the Separator (as Rhavas)
|Nationality:||Empire of Videssos|
Rhavas was born in Videssos the city to a well connected family (his grandmother was sister to the grandfather of the Avtokrator Maleinos II). This helped him quickly rise in the hierarchy of the church of Phos but he also was a brilliant theologian who was widely respected among the senior clergy. While in his mid-twenties, he was appointed prelate of Skopentzana which he reluctantly accepted.
Fifteen years later, while still prelate, a civil war broke out in Videssos. The border and town garrisons of Skopentzana were withdrawn by the warring factions, forcing the city to fend for itself. Rhavas played an important role in preparing the city for the onslaught of the Khamorth raiders from beyond the borders, but they were eventually able to take over the city. During the preparations, he casually cursed the militia commander during an argument. Rhavas dismissed this occurrence as coincidence, but was worried. Because of the violence of the Khamorth in the countryside, Rhavas had argued that Skopentzana should take in the peasants from the outlying farms; the militia thought this unwise, viewing the peasants both as sources of crime and disorder but as potential security threats. During another argument with the replacement militia commander, Rhavas said "on my head be it" should the peasants help the Khamorth into the city.
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