||The first King and Queen from the "Lost Barony" of NorthWoods, Irial and Morna's reign coincided with the first real of development of the Dark Horde, an openly anti-Kingdom household in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A rift in personal relations between Irial and Morna as Tanist and Princess never fully healed. It was exacerbated by Morna's bout with illness as Queen which prevented her from carrying out several of the duties of the Queen.
The bad feelings resulting from this induced several residents of NorthWoods, including Queen Morna, to throw in their lot with the Dark Horde and refuse further participation in the Kingdom. This left Kingdon politics in disarray and resulted in long-held disapprobation toward the Horde, particularly in NorthWoods, a phenomenon that no one in the Horde was at any pains to change.