Seti was born in Sais, as the second child, and only son of Prince, later Pharaoh, Horemheb, and he was educated privately at home. When his father ascended as Pharaoh Horemheb XII, Seti became Crown Prince, and Heir Apparent of the Egyptian Empire. When his father was assassinated, Seti was crowned Pharaoh Seti XIV. In 2012, he married Chinese-Egyptian Lien Xang, who took the name Queen Sakhmet, a marriage that caused controversy due to her not being a native Egyptian.
Seti ruled the empire during the Second World War, and was noted for taking a proactive stance in the war. While he often deferred to the judgement of his generals, he regularly visisted military bases both at home and overseas, and pushed a series of budgets through the Council. His reign also saw the collapse of two of Egypt's regional rivals: the United Islamic Republic and the Free African Union. After the war, Seti has worked to strengthen relations with the Roman Republic, and Aztec Hegemony, and has approached the Kingdom of Persia multiple times.
Points of personal significance, aside from his marriage, include the birth of his son and heir, Sesostris, as well as the marriage of his sister. Seti is the world's youngest reigning monarch, and holds the distinction as being the second youngest prince to ascend the Egyptian throne (after his ancient predecessor, Tutankhamun).
Seti was born in the Egyptian Imperial Hospital on October 12, 1991, at 15:21, and blessed in the name of the god, Set. According to aids of Prince Horemheb, the name was chosen deliberately in honor of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt. He was the second child, and first and only son of Prince Horemheb (later Pharaoh Horemheb XII), and Princess Husun (later Queen Husun). His father was the eldest son of Pharaoh Ahmose VIII, and Queen Amonet. His mother was the daughter of an Egyptian noble family, of Greek ancestry. Seti's younger twin sister, Suhad was born ten minutes after her brother. Both were very close, and were described as crying when separated from each other for long periods of time.
The two were educated in the palace together by the Imperial tutors, under the supervision of their father, and mother. Lessons included history, language, science, literature, and mathematics. Seti took to language very well, and by the age 12, was considered fluent in Latin. Councilor and pharonic adviser, Martin Luther King described Seti as a "bright young boy, who was eager to see the world around him".
During the reign of his grandfather, Seti was the second in line to inherent the throne, after his father. When Seti was two, his grandfather, Ahmose VIII died of surgery complications, and his father ascended the throne as Horemheb XII. Seti then became Crown Prince of the Empire, and the first-in-line to inherit the throne. Under the recommendation of psycologists, as a young boy, Seti was allowed to socialize with children his own age, though he remained closest with his twin.
While he was still too young to travel, his parents would leave him in the care of his elder sister, Princess Sehent. When Seti came of age, he regularly toured with his parents. When he was eight, he attended his first public ceremony, where he stood by his father who delivered a speech to soldiers stationed in Malagasy. He made his first solo appearance on his request at the age of 17, where he addresed the Council of Commoners on foreign policy; his speech received a standing ovation. In the year 2005, Husun, who suffered from heart complications from a young age, had a major heart attack. She slipped into a coma, and died the following week on January 7, 2005. She was entombed in the Egyptian Imperial Tomb Complex. According to some palace aides, Seti, who was very close with his mother, did not interact with many people beyond Suhad in the succeeding months. When Seti turned 16, he enrolled in the Academy of Psamtik XV in New Thebes, in Australia, where he studied world history. He also studied herpetology, specializing in snakes. While there, he also became fluent in Chinese, and would spend extended periods at the Chinese military base in New Thebes. It would be in the academy that he would meet his future wife, Queen Sakhmet.
Accession and Coronation
In May of 2010, Seti returned with his father to Sais from a trip to the Egyptian colonies in South America. As they arrived at the Imperial Palace, and were stepping out of the limousine, Horemheb was shot by the Islamist extremist, Mahmoud Abbas, and died on the spot. Prince Seti was promptly proclaimed Pharaoh Seti XIV to mass support across the Empire. He oversaw the trial of Abbas, and sentenced the man to execution by firing squad, unopposed by the Council of Commoners. Seti XIV personally attended the execution, and had it filmed, and publicly broadcast across the Empire, though he did not issue a statement requesting that people view it.
In the Egyptian temple complex of Karnak, the Egyptian religious capital, he was formally crowned Pharaoh Seti XIV. He was dressed in traditional Egyptian garb consisting of a gold embrodered tunic, with a bronze armor. For the occasion, he had his head shaved. His coronation was broadcasted across the Egyptian Empire to mass support. After his accession, his sister approached him with a request to marry Norse immigrant, Harald Carson, which Seti approved.
As pharaoh, Seti XIV voiced his support for the power of the Imperial Family. However, he also declared a pro-rights policy.
Seti, like most members of his dynasty, is a vocal supporter for LGBT right. In his first month on the throne, he passed a law that ensured renewed civil rights, and declared it illegal to deny a person a job based on gender or sexual orientation. He is quoted as having said, "one should never doubt one's loyalty to the Empire based upon who they love, and which gender they identify as". Seti, in his monthly "Imperial Address", called on LGBT individuals to come out publicly.
Seti's foreign policy is noted for being very direct, and described as "uncompromising". He focused on strengthening alliances with the Chinese Empire, and the Norse Kingdom, as well as trying to improve relations with the Roman Republic, and Russian Tsardom. However, during his reign, relations with the Ghanese Kingdom, and United Islamic Republic deteriorated. Seti also was a strong advocate for Egypt's neutrality in the Aztec-Incan War.
United Islamic Republic
Early on into his reign, Seti publicly condemned the UIR as a den for "liars" and "murderers". After the assassination of his father, Seti accused the UIR for funding Abbas in his conspiracy to kill him. He placed, as well supported, sanctions against the UIR. After the dissolution of the UIR, he voice his support for the independence of the other states.
Like his father, Seti was opposed to Egyptian involvement in the Aztec-Incan war. He twice vetoed a petition submitted by the Council of Commoners to condemn either side, and maintained relations with both. When the Aztec's relations with the Grand Powers became public, Seti condemned the action, and placed an embargo on the Aztec Hegemony.
After the end of the war, Seti later voiced his regrets for not taking action sooner against the Aztecs, sighting their atrocities against the Comanche Empire, Plain Federation, and Tribal Confederacy. He went on record to say, "If I had acted sooner, perhaps the war could have gone differently." Seti worked to repair relations with the Aztecs, with the more recent effort being signing a mutual trade agreement between the two countries.
Kingdom of Ghana
Relations between Seti and Abiyoe, the King of Ghana, did not get off to a good start. When commenting on the assassination of Horemheb, Abiyoe controversially said "should the world mourn when a beast is slain?". Seti responded with a strongly worded statement to Abiyoe saying "What kind of man insults a father straight to the face of his mourning son?".
Over time, relations deteriorated further. Seti and Abiyoe never met, making the Ghanese monarch the only world leader the young Pharaoh did not meet with. Heover, Seti made numerous offers to Abioye, all of which the king rejected.
Seti has expressed his support for open relations with Rome, but is not in support of military relations. He described Rome and Egypt's relationship as being one forged on "distrust and conflict", saying that Rome and Egypt share a past of war. However, Seti also continued his dynasty's policy of free trade with Rome, and went on record to say "Egypt's door is always open for the Romans".
Seti is noted for having a wide range of personal interests, including history, and herpetology, owning a herpetology lab in Sais that specializes in snakes. Seti owns a pet cobra, which he is occasionally seen carrying around his neck. He is also very involved in the history of the Egyptian Empire, commissioning several restoration projects for the Pyramids of Giza, and the Sphinx. An avid film viewer, Seti is a fan of the animated films of Khare Studios. He helped fund the production of an animated musical about the Book of Exodus.
Family and Religious Views
Seti has two siblings, his older sister Sehent, and his younger twin sister Suhad. When they were children, Seti and Suhad were very close, as were Seti and Sehent.
Like most of his family, the patron deity of Seti is the god of deserts and storms, Set, which the name Seti is derived from. Despite his religious convictions, Seti is shown to have a level of interest in religions such as Zoroastrianism and Hellinism.
Initially into his reign, Seti is unmarried, and there is no knowledge of him being betrothed with anyone at the time. That said, rumors persisted of him being in a relationship with a Chinese-Egyptian woman (whom he attended school with) named Lien Xang. When presented with the question, the Pharaoh declined to comment, though he later confirmed his relationship with Xang.
The two got formally engaged, and were married in the sacred city of Karnak at the Temple of Set. The wedding was attended by multiple foreign delegations, including the Emperor of China, and the King of the Norse.
On January 3, 2012, Sakhmet was formally announced to be pregnant. The couple had an ultrasound, but did not release the gender of the baby. Their son was born on September 12, 2012, and was named Sesostris, who was also given an honorary Chinese name, He-ping Jin. The news was released to mass jubilation across the Empire.