|Leaders of the Empire|
|Full Name: Emperor Hawthorne III|
Hawthorne III was crowned Emperor in 791 IE. He is most known for continuing and extending his predecessor's use of Exile as a prison, and banishing huge numbers of misfits and dissidents. He reigned until 817 when he was assassinated by a group of Avernite adventurers in the employ of Erika Redmark. His death precipitated the Empire-Avernum War.