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THE VLANDIAN LAWS
I. Alaric's Edict
The most noble Alaric, king of the Vlandians, together with his principal judges, issues this lawbook in the name of the Maker. In the name of the Maker, I, the most noble Alaric, thirteenth king of the Vlandians, [issue this lawbook) with the aid of the Maker in the eighth year of my reign and in the thirty-second year of my life, in the second indiction, and in the one-hundred and ninety-third year after the happy arrival of the Vlandians in the land of Vlandia, led there by divine providence in the time of Lethuc the Gallant. Issued from the palace at Pravend. The collection which follows makes evident how great was and is our care and solicitude for the welfare of our subjects; for we recognize that it is not only the numerous demands of the wealthy which should carry weight, but also the burdensome trials of the poor are important. Therefore, trusting in the mercy of Almighty Maker, we have perceived it necessary to improve and to reaffirm the present law, amending all earlier laws by adding that which is lacking and eliminating that which is superfluous. We desire that these laws be brought together in one volume so that everyone may lead a secure life in accordance with law and justice, and in confidence thereof will willingly set himself against his enemies and defend himself and his homeland. In these matters our concern for the future assures us that what we do here is useful and so we have ordered the names of the Vlandian kings, our predecessors, and from what family they came, to be noted down here insofar as we have ascertained them from the older men of the nation.
The first king was Agilmund, from the family of the Gugings. The second was Lamisio. Leth was third. Gildioch, son of Leth, was fourth. Godioch, son of Gildioch, was fifth. Sixth was Klaffo, son of Godioch. Seventh was Tato, son of Klaffo. Tato and Winigis were sons of Klaffo. Eighth was Wacho, son of Winigis, nephew of Taw. Ninth was Walthari. Tenth was Audoin, from the Gaugus family. Eleventh was Wilund, son of Audoin, who led the people in the foundation of Vlandia. Twelfth was Eboric, son of Wilund. Thirteenth was Alaric, son of Eboric. In the name of God, I, Alaric, son of Eboric, from the family of the Wiluding, am the thirteenth king, as stated above.
HERE END THE NAMES OF THE KINGS