King Forigata of Nox came to power under unfortunate circumstances. King Xorius was killed during the githyanki invasion of Cimmeria. Forigata succeeded his brother during the githyanki occupation of Cimmeria and spent the first fifteen years of his rule following the dictates of the Lich-queen. The iron fist of the githyanki was eventually loosened due to the heroic work of Tracy and the Gish Trio. The Draco-Gith War and the banishment of the Lich-queen opened up a hole for Forigata to act. He led a revolution in Nox that took back the city for the humans.
Forigata had never been a friend of the Nox Senate. Prior to becoming King, he made several statements about the Senate being an unnecessary institution. The Senate feared with power finally in Forigata’s hands that another civil war would be required to secure their republic. King Forigata surprised them by swearing that he would respect the Senate and abide by their decisions.
After ten years of King Forigata’s rule without githyanki influence it became clear that his oath to respect the Senate was two-faced. Over two dozen Senators had died since his ascension, but Forigata had replaced none of them. The Senate was slowly dying out. A cabal of Senators and their allies formed to force the king to appoint new Senators. King Forigata discovered the Senators plotting against him. He arrested and executed them. The Nox Senate roll call became that much shorter.
King Forigata appointed members of the aristocratic families to important administrative positions within the kingdom. These positions functioned as bribes to keep those families from trying to attain Senate appointments. The threat of Amazon pillages kept the common people pacified as they looked to their King for protection.
Finally, King Forigata passed away. At his death only three Senators remained in office. Forigata’s son, Cristonton, ascended to the throne of Nox. King Cristonton continued his father’s policy towards the Senate which died out a few years later.