Richard Mercton

In office
August 25, 2016 – January 25, 2032
Preceded by Adrik Annan
Succeeded by Roger Ahmadinejad

In office
January 14, 2057 – July 3, 2057
Preceded by Stephanie
Succeeded by Katherine

In office
October 12, 2002 – January 1, 2032
Succeeded by Larry

In office
August 7, 2052 – January 14, 2057
Succeeded by Alfred

Born October 12, 2002
Endor Cuidad, J Andres
Died February 19, 2064(2064-02-19) (aged 73)
Mercton Cuidad, J Andres
Political party Nationalist
Royal House House of Mercton
Spouse Princess Madeleine
Issue Benjamin
Religion Catholic

Richard Charles Mercton, or Emperor Richard is the son of King Josef I and Ambrielle Lanier.

Early LifeEdit

Richard was the second member born into royalty in J Andres, and was born the Prince of Endor Cuidad. He was born into the GENESIS Project[1], a Project designed by JTech, which shortened gestation time to 3 months, and later, was placed into a chamber in which he experienced an accelerated childhood, which was terminated on May 9, 2003, in which he was aged to the age of 12. He was the second child to go through the GENESIS Project, following his older sister, Stephanie Mercton. The accelerated childhood was even more accelerated for Richard in comparison to Stephanie.

Diplomat to TransvaalEdit

Once Adrik Annan was elected President of J Andres, this left a vacancy for the Minister of Foreign Affairs. This vacancy was filled by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mickey Bethesda. Mickey Bethesda could then no longer maintain his post in Transvaal, so Prince Richard was selected to take over as the diplomat to Transvaal.


Richard Mercton's Presidency was one characterized by aggression. Originally he sought to wipe New England off the map, and later came to rule a larger empire than his father did, before it's eventual collapse. Where his father was wise, and did not accept too much power, he was the opposite, always seeking to gain more power and return J Andres to a powerful empire.

Later LifeEdit

After Stephanie's ascension to the throne, Richard lost his title as Prince of Endor Cuidad. In 2052 he was given the title, Earl of Providence.

Imperial PeriodEdit

In 2057, as a result of Richard's Rebellion and the death of Queen Stephanie, Richard declared himself the Emperor of J Andres.



Patrilineality, descent as reckoned from father to son, has historically been the principle determining membership in reigning families. By the paternal line, Richard belongs to the House of Mercton.

House of Mercton
  1. Manuel Mercton of Porto Georgiaville
  2. Josef I, King of J Andres
  3. Richard, Emperor of J Andres

Royal HouseEdit

In J Andres, the descendants of a non-royal male are not required to take the name of his house as decreed by Queen Stephanie in 2052. In this manner, all royals should be able to trace their ancestry to Josef I or one of heads of the Dukedoms of bestowed peerage. As such, by Royal Lineage, Richard belongs to the House of Mercton.

House of Mercton
  1. Josef I, King of J Andres
  2. Richard, Emperor of J Andres


  • October 12, 2002 - January 1, 2032 - His Royal Highness Richard, Prince of Endor Cuidad
  • January 1, 2032 - August 7, 2052 - His Royal Highness Prince Richard of the Maritime Republic
  • August 7, 2052 - January 14, 2057 - The Honorable Richard, Earl of Providence
  • January 14, 2057 - July 3, 2057 - His Imperial Majesty By the Grace of God, The Emperor Richard, Emperor of J Andres and it's Empire


  1. Project GENESIS Declassified. (2009, August 10) The Anchor Times
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