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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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Bomberhead67 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Anyone else wish MLP was a little more like Game of Thrones?
Not like shitloads of sex and violence but a little more grim and action-y.
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Furrynation13 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

What does y.a.b stand for?

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GhostNinjaART Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GRIFFONS RULE!!! XD
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PrinceUniversa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Writer
For the House Ironclaw, is that a reference for Final Fantasy Tactics where certain guilds gives themselves names that represent them perfectly because that's about the only game I can think of with titles like that :D
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Centaur71 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Let's all pray he's more genteel than his Brother was...
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Trainwrekcomics Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Huh, this is pretty much my headcanon for the griffons as well. Except in my headcanon, the ENTIRE griffon kingdom is like this, not just the north. Also, the ENTIRE GRIFFON species is Brutal, and I mean BRUTAL.
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idislikecake Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Writers need to go and explore the Griffons more!
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NightshadeTheRanger Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student Writer
I'm writing a fic (currently just a short story until I have more time to dedicate to it) centering on the Griffin Kingdom and various characters. It's going to be told from the POV of a young Sphinx pony I came up with. 
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idislikecake Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HU'DAYUM
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Looks great!  :+fav:
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