Con-crownism is a movement defined by the desire for a lack of absolute monarchy/autocracy, and feudalism. A con-crownist is someone who would rather see monarchies and titles of power being inherited by claim of birthright or heritage gone, and would rather see the people having a voice in their own rule. They reached the peak of their membership and power during the reign of Aeganar IV Dragomárus, and later garnered a modest level of support from peasantry and a few nobles, most notably in Thyllanor, during the Farmers' Revolution in 326 AC.
HistoryAncient con-crownism probably emerged sometime in ancient Drakonia, possibly as soon as the first king took up the throne; more than likely, during Aenarion Dragomárus's reign. The first major con-crownist was Varen Diomadron, better known as the second of the Five Paragons, Nyule. The practice was largely viewed as a mundane and humorous one that would stain a noble's reputation, for the public opinion was at the time (and still largely is) was that the king should always rule, and his subjects should always serve. There was no "exchange of power" or "removal of corrupt kings". Con-crownists may have even been targeted or eliminated by kings, believing them to be a threat to their rule. The first true beliefs of con-crownism emerged with the writings of Haerys of Eukylon that he published in 187 BC. He wrote:
However, con-crownists have experienced a gradual increase in popularity. It arrived in Andoras by way of travelers in the 170s AC, and reached its main home today, Thyllanor, in the 180s AC, primarily due to the efforts of Tyno Greeves. By far, the most notable group of con-crownists was the Farrowhalt Freehold, who declared independence during the 326 AC rebellion and established a con-crownist government, in which the rulers were elected to power and removed after six years (although they never reached that point). They were deposed on January 19th, 331 AC and the con-crownists Veddel Markwell and Michael Avleston were executed after the war ended, along with the resulting death of Dalan I Karthmere, their closest ally and highest general in their armies.
The practice of con-crownism is still somewhat frowned upon, as a rebellion to bring it about failed, and few are willing to speak up to support it aside from those in the principalities of southern Thyllanor. During the 346 AC rebellion, con-crownists were common, and many people claimed their support for them. They did not partake in that rebellion; though as history shows, it would have been the perfect time for them to declare their independence, as the Kingdom of Andoras was destroyed just two years later with the deposition of Aegor IV. Most con-crownists have migrated to Doras Edrossi, content with republicanism.
The de facto leader of organized con-crownism today is Alfrod Bridenbecker, the ruler of the Principality of Colburgh, the more powerful of the two principalities that still remain (the other being the Principality of Voyatia).