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Queen Florence

Florence (Florency Yarney) was queen (called King during her reign in an overdose of political correctness) was Queen Regnant of Talossa from 24 August 1987 until 27 February 1988.

Life Before the Throne

Florence was an English teacher at Riverside High School in Benito Province, and became aware of and interested in Talossa while teaching King Robert I and other Talossans during their time at the high school (1980-1983). She became a citizen of Talossa on 1 February 1985, but relinquished her citizenship on 14 April 1986.

When a wave of anti-monarchism swept the nation in 1986-7, led by the People United for No King political party, Robert I abdicated in favour of a named successor Robert II, in hopes of saving the monarchy by enthroning a more affable sovereign. However, Robert II failed to gain the confidence of the people, and the PUNK-led government "legislatively decapitated" the King, declaring Talossa a Republic. The Republic soon failed and the nation called for a return of the monarchy.

Robert I, however, declined the throne, and it was offered to Florence, who, despite her no longer holding Talossan citizenship, accepted. She is one of two Talossan Sovereigns to reign without being Talossan citizens.


The crowning of Florence on 24 August 1987 in Coronation Park is commemorated by a national holiday, Monarchy Day.

Under Florence, the constitutional monarchy flourished. Florence and her advisors are credited with establishing the firm basis of Talossa's parliamentary system. The Clark was first established, and the Cosa began to meet regularly and exercise more authority over the affairs of the Kingdom than it had during the reign of Robert I. Talossa began to grow and flourish through the stability that Florence's brief reign established.

After six months on the throne, with Robert I ready to return to the throne and reign over the Kingdom he had founded, Florence graciously abdicated in his favour, leaving to Robert a Kingdom no longer calling for an abolition of the monarchy, but rather firmly in control of its own destiny through the power of its citizenry.

Following her abdication, Florence returned to private life, and now enjoys a quiet retirement from her faculty position at Riverside High School.

Preceded by
Interregnum (1987)
King of Talossa
August 24th, 1987/VIII - February 27th, 1988/IX
Succeeded by
Robert I
Preceded by
Ián von Metáiriâ
June 5th, 1985/VI - December 26th, 1985/VI
Succeeded by
Frédéric Maugey