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North Griffonia by Equestria-Prevails North Griffonia by Equestria-Prevails
Ironclaws, 1011 y.a.b.; Left to right: Darius II, Alex I, Rhosus II, Cassandra I

In the northern regions of Griffonia, clans of griffons eke out a tough existence amongst the frigid crags, far removed from their more peaceful relatives to the south of the continent. Here the right to the throne belongs to the House which proves themselves most powerful, and matters of succession are often unsavory affairs.

The late King Gryphus III of House Ironclaw rose to power as a popular figure but grew increasingly megalomaniacal in his later years, seeking to expand his rule by establishing a vast empire. Gryphus looked to magical artifacts as a means to fulfill his ambitions and in 1006 y.a.b. he invaded eastern Equestria, sweeping through the kingdom towards its capital. He was defeated in the single day Siege of Canterlot.

Gryphus' younger brother Rhosus claimed the throne after his death. Gryphus was also survived by his three children (eldest to youngest): Darius, Cassandra, and Alex.

The capital city of North Griffonia is Twistspire.
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MLPegasis4898 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to see a Griffon empire or land on the show so badly!!! It would ROCK!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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thegriffin88 Apr 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gosh, I love this whole story you've put together. 
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sakimura123 Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job on the art. now I had to remake my pegasus pony into a griffin, hahaha
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honeyOdew Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.
Why am I getting Ducktales vibes, haha
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Katiethelegendary Feb 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
To put it simply, i absolutely LOVE this concept of a major region of Equestria (or beyond) being Griffon Kingdom(s), especially put into your amazing art concept. Well done, and bravo to every one of your art pieces.
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Is King Gryphus III the villain of that New Royal Guard comic?
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:iconsmackup911:
For some reason, this reminds me of Whiterun, Dragonhold, and the Jarl. 
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:icontheexhorsecist:

We need a strong prince to direct our resistance--
Heroic, impartial, of noble degree.
My brother's wife's fourth cousin's foster-son, Gruffydd
Is best for the job as I'm sure you'll agree.
  What matter that Glynda's old prince's daughter?
  She's exiled to Ponyville and won't return--
  I know this for every time airships she's building
  I send my spies money to see that they burn.

 

Adapted very freely from Heather Rose Jones, Welsh History 101

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soldier2333 Oct 2, 2013   Digital Artist
No queen? WTF
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