Crowns have always served as the symbol of a monarch’s authority for thousands of years. In my fantasy series, crowns also serve the same purpose. Every king, queen, emperor, and empress in Gradaia’s Empire wears one, each in their own unique style. So far I have depicted three crowns in Numen the Slayer, but as the series progresses, you will see the other crowns of the other monarchs in the Empire. The Sylvas’ Imperial crown is made of red gold, decorated with rubies and points that resemble curved horns. King Robar Baal wore a crown that was a circlet of black iron with a single ruby at its center. Numen’s crown is reforged from the Ferruman (meteorite metal) falchion of King Robar. Because it is forged from Ferruman, Numen’s crown is silvery-black and decorated with dark gemstones and five spikes that resemble thick sword blades. In future works, I will feature a crown that will shame all the rest.

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