The Great One
Christian Claude vi Britannia
20 July 1995 |
The Great One (Latin: magnum; from Greek: μεγάλος megalos) is the Archbishop of Orlais, Herald of Andraste and the leader of the worldwide Andrastian Chantry. The primacy of the Orlesian archbishop is largely derived from his role as the traditional successor to Kordillus Drakon I, who founded the religious organization and served as the first emperor of Orlais. Traditionally, it is believed that the great one has achieved apotheosis called Right of Annulment through divine intervention by acquiring favor from the Maker. The current the great one is Christian Claude vi Britannia who had received the Right of Annulment at the age of 14, consequently becoming the youngest to date to hold the title.
Born in Val Royeaux to Dres Vanian parents, Claude is the first the great one with non-Orlesian ethnicity. Prior to veneration, he served as the youngest faculty member of the University of Orlais teaching mathematics, logic and philosophy. He completed his doctorate degree in theology and law at the age of 16 and has been appointed as the First Enchanter of the First Circle of Magi, the highest governing body that regulates all circle of magi across Thedas.