Reference:DRC research notebooks/King Hinash

King Hinash
DRC notebook king hinash.jpeg
Location Hall of Kings, Ae'Gura

Hinash took the throne in 2533 at the age of 66.

Hinash's first major accomplishment was the ordering of the construction of the new Guild of Miners' facility. The construction marked the first use of extrusion in construction and work, begun in 2577 and finished in 2580 marked a much faster and more efficient means of building.

Hinash had been a member of the Guild of Stone Masons before his coronation. As such, records point to him being extremely interested in the mining and construction technologies that were being pursued. As well Hinash was one of the strongest proponents for expansion within the cave system.

Though Hinash's push for expansion was not met with much enthusiasm, at the time, it set the foundation for great expansion that would occur under the reign of his son Needrah, with the sculptor Lahkeer leading the charge.

Hinash was apparently also very interested in pursuing better relationships with other cultures; often pushing for further interaction and increased trade. He not only opened up the rules on trade[1] and but also pushed the cultural "rules" concerning relationships with those of non-D'ni blood[2]. In 2709, five years after the death of his first wife who had died giving birth to his fourth son, Hinash married a woman of non-D'ni blood.

The fact that the marriage was met with little opposition was a sign in itself of the relaxing attitude of the people toward the "outsiders".

The effect of such actions upon the culture was grand. Foreign materials were used much more in construction, as well as clothing and jewelry and foreign music and art influence began to show itself in the D'ni art of the day.

It was apparently with some thankfulness that Hinash's second wife did not bear him a son. Though the culture had relaxed, it is rather clear that the public did not want to even have to deal with the possibility of non-D'ni blood in the throne. In fact, one author went so far as to say "...even had they bore a child, it would have made for a very uneasy public...to have such a being living with the palace perhaps taking the public's acceptance to far"[3].

Hinash died in 2779 at the age of 312 leaving his fourth son to rule.
  1. There had been strict regulations up to that point concerning imported goods and travel between Ages
  2. Up to that point, no one, most of all a King dared to marry and outsider
  3. From How they Came; A Detailed Look at what started the Mee-Dis War by Jamen. Written in 7201