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- Republic of Acorn redirects here. For the royal family, see House of Acorn.
The Kingdom of Acorn is the largest of the free Mobian kingdoms on Mobius, and the last effective bastion of freedom and resistance for those fleeing the Eggman Empire. The Kingdom has endured for hundreds of years, surviving the Great War, Dr. Ivo Robotnik's coup d'état, the destruction of Mobotropolis, the Destruction of Knothole and all-out-war with Dr. Eggman. For many years it was ruled solely by the heirs of the House of Acorn, the latest being Maximillian Acorn. However, after he was forced to retire due to poor health, his son Elias Acorn ruled as a member of the Council of Acorn, which formed due to the efforts of the revolution started by Royal Army General Amadeus Prower. This effectively turned the Kingdom into the Republic of Acorn, which continued even after Elias abdicated the throne to Ixis Naugus at the behest of his fearful citizens.
The Kingdom of Acorn formed under Alexander Acorn early in Mobius' history, after the insightful Mobian conceived of combining the talents of all Mobius' inhabitants for the betterment of all. Virtually all the intelligent species on Mobius agreed, the notable exceptions being the Echidnas-who were the most advanced race of Mobius and feared that sharing their knowledge would harm the other races-and the Overlanders-whose violent tendencies didn't sit well with the peaceful Mobians. Because of his inspired idea, the new nation was named the Kingdom of Acorn after Alexander's family, and Alexander himself was made the first king. The kingdom remained at peace through his reign and that of Theodore Acorn though the his reign would be stained with the death of his son Emerson Acorn due to a mishap involving the Overlander Paladin, leading to the Kingdom's ban on guns. (StH: #71, #72, #148 KtE: #12)
Theodore was succeeded by his second son Raphael Acorn, whose heir Julius Acorn discovered the mystical Source of All. Romulus Acorn relocated the city of Mobotropolis to the site of this pool, and both he and his father regarded the substance with a reverence that they encouraged among their subjects. Unfortunately, King George Acorn led his people into war against the Overlanders, a conflict that became known as King George's Folly after it decimated the kingdom's knights. George was replaced by the wiser Abraham Acorn, who set about seeking to rebuild the kingdom and reestablish trust in the royal family, creating the Southern Baronies in the process. His son Reginald led the kingdom in a time of renaissance, while the succeeding King Silvanus Acorn was forced to take military action against the increasingly rebellious Southern Baronies. Sebastian Acorn proved to be a great diplomat, establishing strong ties with Mercia and Downunda. (CSE)
King Frederick's Reign
The Great War Years
Maximillian's reign saw the kingdom enter into conflict with the neighboring Overland, a conflict that became known as the Great War. By 3220 the kingdom's enemy had begun a siege that would last until the Mobians surrendered. The remaining Mobians either fled the city or hid out in the sewers, where they continued to fight a guerilla war against the invaders. Things changed however when Julian Kintobor (a.k.a Dr Robotnik) an scientist from Megaopolis fled from prison in which he had been put by his brother Colin Kintobor, but somehow Julian escaped captivity and fled. He was then found by Charles and Jules who brought him before Max. Julian convinced them the only way they could get rid of his people, was if they agreed to that Julian could produce weapons of mass destruction, and let him be a part of the battle tactics. Because of this, the Overlanders siege was drawn back- as Julian's tactics and weapons, were a big part of the thing that made them retreat- and things started to look brighter for the kingdom. Soon with Julians aid all of the Overlanders military was destroyed and finally after five gruesome years the kingdom had won. However so shortly there after Julian renamed himself Dr Ivo Robotnik began a coup and seized control of Mobotropolis.
The Rule of King Max
Kingdom of Knothole
The Kingdom of Knothole was the reformed kingdom created after Robo Robotnik came to Mobius Prime and captured the rechristened Mobotropolis. Having had Mobotropolis' citizens all flee to the safety of Knothole and realizing it would be near impossible to retake Mobotropolis from Robo Robotnik, King Maximillian Acorn announced the formation of the Kingdom of Knothole to act as a safe haven for those opposed to the tyranny of Robo Robotnik. (StH: #75, #76, #78)
Following Sonic the Hedgehog's disappearance and presumed death after the Xorda's attack on Mobius, the newly created Eggman Empire declared war on the Kingdom of Knothole and the Republic of Station Square. (StH: #125, #130)
The Kingdom of Knothole was completely destroyed during the Destruction of Knothole by the Eggman Empire's Egg Fleet. However, its citizens were rescued shortly thereafter and moved to New Mobotropolis, which became the new capital and home of the Kingdom of Acorn. (StH: #175, #176, #177)
Reform Through Civil Unrest
Following Knothole's Destruction at the hands of the Eggman Empire, Amadeus Prower became disappointed in the Kingdom of Acorn failing in its war with Dr. Eggman, while the Freedom Fighters appear to be the ones making real progress in defeating him. Deciding it was time for political change, the Prowers began to conspire to have the Acorns removed from power and institute a democracy. (StH: #175, #177)
Amadeus gave a speech which allowed him to gain the support of half of New Mobotropolis. However, his public speech also resulted in him being incarcerated. When Elias confronted him about his actions, Amadeus was quick to point out how the kingdom had been faltering in their war against Eggman, adding in how under the Kingdom of Acorn, they lost their original home (Mobotropolis), and then Knothole, and how living on Argentium showed him what a government by and for the people could truly do. Amadeus's words cause Elias to regain his old doubts about his ability to rule over his people. Later that day though, Maximillian Acorn comes to Elias, assuring him that the Acorn family has ruled for a long time, and is to stay that way. That night, Miles and Rosemary broke Amadeus out of prison, intending to obtain their demands by force. As they tried to escape, Sonic came in and tried to stop them. Despite his own opinion to the contrary, Tails sided with his parents against Sonic, battling him while Amadeus and Rosemary headed to the palace. (StH: #178)
Once there, Amadeus and Rosemary confronted Elias, demanding that he step down as king and meet their demands. However, Elias, fueled by his father's words, refused, leading him to duel Amadeus for the fate of the kingdom. Their duel was ultimately and mercifully ended when Princess Sally intervened and reprimanded them both for instigating a civil war. Realizing she was right, Elias and Amadeus made up and, together, reworked the Kingdom of Acorn into the Republic of Acorn, where Elias retained his position as king, but had the help of six other people elected by the people of the city as the Council of Acorn. Maximillion Acorn was the only person who wasn't pleased with this change, as he refused to speak to Elias after the news of the kingdom's reformation became public. (StH: #179)
War with Outside Forces
The Republic of Acorn continued in the Second Robotnik War it had entered as the Kingdom of Acorn and fought as the Kingdom of Knothole. In the first instance of this, they came under attack from Eggman in his Egg Nautilus, only for his attack to be defeated by Sonic. Unfortunately, the Republic would then face the menace of Enerjak, who arrived in New Mobotropolis and became engaged in battle with Sonic and other defenders before being transported away by the Egg Fleet. After Enerjak's devastation of New Megaopolis, the Republic quickly moved to press the war in hopes of ending it, sending in the Chaotix. However, the presence of the Dark Egg Legion, coupled with the Knothole Freedom Fighters being tied up in battle with the invading Suppression Squad, prevented an early end to the conflict. The Republic thus lost control over Freedom HQ, though the Freedom Fighters eventually managed to reclaim it while defying the orders of the Council of Acorn. (StH: #180, #181, #182, #183, #189, #190, #191, #196, #197)
With the Suppression Squad sent back to Moebius, the Freedom Fighters joined the Chaotix in pressing the attack on New Megaopolis over the course of two days. Shadow the Hedgehog and Rouge the Bat, agents of GUN, aided in the assault by recruiting Sonic to help them take out the Doom Laser weapon, which might have spelled disaster for the invasion. After defeating the Egg Phoenix, Dark Egg Legion, and Egg Tarantula, the Freedom Fighters found Dr. Eggman rendered completely insane, thus apparently ending the war. The citizens of the Republic were quick to celebrate, but Monkey Khan of the Dragon Kingdom arrived with disheartening news: the Iron Dominion had assumed control of the Eggman Empire, making them the newest enemies of the Republic. The Iron Queen would make the first move, forcing Freedom Fighter Bunnie Rabbot to attack her comrades and then sending Monkey Khan against them as well using her Magitek abilities. The Dominion later came after an escaped Dr. Eggman, only for the Freedom Fighters to bring him safely inside the borders of New Mobotropolis. An attempt by the Iron King to bring down the city's defenses by destroying the power siphon at Robotropolis was thwarted as well, though not before he destroyed Fort Acorn and handily defeated Mes Braves Battalion. Unfortunately, the victory was short-lived, as the Iron Queen took control of NICOLE and by extension the city, enabling her to trap the Council of Acorn along with most of the citizens. (StH: #198, #199, #200, #201, #202, #203, #204, #205, #206, #207, #208; SU: #2)
Thanks to the P.L.O.T. device, Sally and Sonic managed to get NICOLE back to her original self. Before Sally left the digital world, she strategized with NICOLE about how to take down the Iron Dominion. They soon realized that NICOLE could play double-agent while Sally, Sonic, Tails and Monkey Khan take on the Iron Dominion's forces overseas. After they convinced each clan to break ties with the dominion, the four returned home and helped take down the dominion in one last battle. (StH: #209, #210, #211; SU: #13, #14, #15, #16)