Halleck IV
Titles Emperor of Cheliax
Race/Species Human (Chelaxian)
Gender Male
Homeland Cheliax
Died 4437 AR

Source: Guide to Korvosa, pg(s).

Emperor Halleck IV was ruler of the Chelaxian Empire at the end of the 44th, and the early part of the 45th century AR.[1] He is best known for ordering Field Marshal Korvosa to found what would turn out to be the last Chelish colony of the Everwar: the city of Korvosa in Varisia. [2]

Founding of KorvosaEdit

In 4404 AR Emperor Halleck IV signed a charter, commanding Field Marshal Jakthion Korvosa to lead a small group of soldiers and hearty colonists to found a settlement in what were then the unexplored wilds of Varisia. The Field Marshal's main political rival, the Admiral Mercatio Kiameleu, would not be outdone, and petitioned for a similar charter. Due to the Admiral's influence, the Emperor eventually granted his wishes later that year.[2]

On the 3rd day of Sarenrith 4406 AR, Halleck IV signed the charter for the newly christened Fort Korvosa, establishing the basic legal framework that continues to serve the city to this day. The day is still celebrated as a holiday by the inhabitants of Korvosa, who have named it the Day of Destiny Festival.[3][4]

After Kiameleu returned back to Cheliax in disgrace in 4408 AR after loosing most of his expedition due to poor command, the Admiral petitioned to have his failures blamed on one of his captains, Keyra Palin. Both Korvosa and the commander of Fort Korvosa, Waydon Endrin, petitioned heavily against this court-martial. They succeeded and the Emperor demoted Kiameleu instead, passing his command to his first mate, Veldraine.[2]

Private LifeEdit

Emperor Halleck was known to have been a personal friend of the Immortal Lord of Korvosa, Volshyenek Ornelos, when he still resided in Cheliax. Upon the Emperor's death in 4437 AR, his crown passed to his son, who named himself Fane II.[5]