Queen of Irrisen (since 4713 AR)
|Homeland||Irrisen (formerly Petrograd, Russia)|
|Organization||House of Romanov|
|Images of Anastasia Romanova|
Source: Rasputin Must Die!, pg(s). 36
As of 4713 AR, Anastasia Nikolaevna is the fifteenth and current queen of Irrisen and the first non-winter witch to have held this office. She has adapted well to her new role as Irrisen's leader, despite hailing from a planet where magic is almost non-existent.
Anastasia is the secret daughter of Tsarina Alexandra and Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, and through her father, the granddaughter of Baba Yaga. Only her father knows the truth of Anastasia's parentage; historians of Earth record her as the legitimate daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Alexandra's husband, and Anastasia herself only knew Rasputin as a 'holy friend'. As a member of the Russian royal family, she is also known as Anastasia Romanova, Anastasia Romanov, or more fully as Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova.
In the Earth year AD 1918, after Anastasia and her family were executed by Russia's new Bolshevik government, Rasputin resurrected her from a lock of her hair to serve as a fail-safe in case he or his sister Elvanna failed in their plan to usurp their mother. He put Anastasia in a monastery within the Akuvskaya prison camp, from which she was later rescued by a band of adventurers from Golarion who sought to thwart Elvanna and Rasputin's plan.
After these adventurers were successful, Baba Yaga accepted their request to crown Anastasia as Irrisen's new queen. The life of the common people of Irrisen knew a marked improvement in her first years of rule, yet many winter witches are resentful and regard her as the "Fraud Queen".
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- Tanya DePass, James Jacobs, Lyz Liddell, et al. (2019). World Guide, p. 111–112. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-172-6
- Brandon Hodge. (2013). Rasputin Must Die!. Rasputin Must Die!, p. 37. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-496-2
- Brandon Hodge. (2013). Rasputin Must Die!. Rasputin Must Die!, p. 36. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-496-2
- Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (real-world person) on Wikipedia