Great Arcan is one of the kingdoms of Iranese, and was founded by refugees from Enroth who managed to flee the cataclysmic Reckoning. Arriving in Axeoth by means of magical portals, they established a country.
Great Arcan was founded not long after the Reckoning by the mage Emilia, who was nicknamed "Nighthaven" after her coronation. Tired of being pushed around by thugs, she dreamed of a nation where chaos and destruction was replaced by order and justice. She defeated the marauding forces of Lord Lorne and the Barbarians Gurt and Joklut Jawbreaker, constructing her new nation from their territories.
Shortly after the kingdom was formed, the new nation came under attack from the forces of King Gavin Magnus of Bracada, as Gavin Magnus felt he was better suited to rule. When the might of his armies proved inadequate to conquer Emilia's forces, King Magnus hired the Red Dwarves to construct dragon golems, but most of them were lost in one of the dwarves' drunken brawls.
With the aid of the Mind Shield, queen Emilia and Solmyr the genie managed to face Gavin Magnus on the battlefield, and the Crystal Pendulum was destroyed, as was King Magnus' mind. Queen Emilia had her spine severed in the battle, and was told she would never walk again, but the nation was once again free.
Notable individuals Edit
|Personnel and benefactors|
|Bozilast · Companions of Emilia · Daeraphena · Eddwil· Emilia Nighthaven · Gavin Magnus · Tharj Orcsplitter · Holman · Koelox · Lady Miranda · Lord Bloth · Lord Oliver · Lord Landrew · Mazellian · Old King Dreggar · Reed · Sir Mardor · Solmyr ibn Wali Barad · The Sapper Brothers|
|Notable territories and cities|
|Asp Isle · Arcania · Brookside|
|Armor of Order · Black Dragon Graveyard · Crystal Pendulum · Dragon golem · Dwarf · Gold golem · Mind Shield · Red dwarf · Sword of the Gods · The Rainbow Crystal|
|Heroes of Might and Magic IV|