Æthelwine Heardesunu

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Æthelwine Heardesunu
ᚫᚦᛖᛚᚹᛁᚾᛖ ᚻᛠᚱᛞᛋᚢᚾᚢ
Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Novaris
Assumed office
June 27, 2023 (2023-06-27)
Serving with Bob Peare
Secretary-GeneralShano Tuvria
Chairman of the Foreign Office of the League of Novaris
Assumed office
June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
Secretary-GeneralThomas Lind
Shano Tuvria
Secretary-General of the League of Novaris
In office
June 14, 2020 (2020-06-14) – June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25)
Succeeded byThomas Lind
1st Tretrid Ambassador to the League of Novaris
In office
June 13, 2017 (2017-06-13) – June 14, 2020 (2020-06-14)
Prime MinisterEoforwine Æthelstanesunu
Succeeded byBeorhtsige Wulfricesunu
Ambassador-at-Large to Novaris
In office
December 17, 2016 (2016-12-17) – June 14, 2020 (2020-06-14)
Prime MinisterEoforwine Æthelstanesunu
Succeeded byBeorhtsige Wulfricesunu
Tretrid Ambassador to Hustreache
In office
January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) – December 17, 2016 (2016-12-17)
Prime MinisterSæflæd Ealdheresdohter
Æthelred Wulfricesunu
Eoforwine Æthelstanesunu
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
July 21, 2003 (2003-07-21) – April 3, 2009 (2009-04-03)
Prime MinisterOsbeorn Cynricesunu
Member of the Witenagemot
In office
October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06) – February 29, 2012 (2012-02-29)
Tretrid Ambassador to Celanora
In office
May 10, 1996 (1996-05-10) – September 21, 2001 (2001-09-21)
Prime MinisterEcgswið Eohbeornesdohter
Personal details
Born (1961-12-04) December 4, 1961 (age 62)
Sigested, Tretrid
SpouseCuðþryð Wynstansdohter (m. 1987)
Alma materUniversity of Cynebury (BA)

Æthelwine Heardesunu is a Tretridian politician and diplomat who is one of the Deputy Secretary-Generals of the League of Novaris, is Chairman of the LN Foreign Office, and served Secretary-General of the League from 2020 to 2022.

Heardesunu spent most of his career serving in the Tretridian foreign service, and rose to prominence during his tenure while Ambassador to Celanora, during which Tretridio-Celanoran relations improved substantially. Heardesunu was elected to the Witenagemot in 2001. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003-2009, and was instrumental in implementing the foreign policy of Osbeorn Cynricesunu's government.

In his role as Ambassador-at-Large to Novaris from 2017 to 2019, he served as chief advisor to Eoforwine Æthelstanesunu regarding Novaran affairs, most visibly with his role in the creation of the League of Novaris. He would concurrently serve as Ambassador-at-Large and as the Permanent Representative to the League of Novaris until his election to the position of LN Secretary-General in 2020

As Secretary-General, Heardesunu lead the League through a series of major international incidents, including the Rodenian invasion of Puntalia and the Correvan crisis. His denunciation of Eoforwine Æthelstanesunu at the start of his second term as Secretary-General marked a significant turn in relations between Tretrid and the League.

After stepping down from his position as Secretary-General at the end of his second term in June 2022, Heardesunu was invited to serve as the Chair of the LN's Foreign Office by Thomas Lind, and was named Deputy Secretary-General along with Bob Peare by Shano Tuvria, becoming the first former Secreatry-General to serve as Deputy, as well as being one of the first Deputies to serve alongside another Deputy.

Early life and education

Heardesunu was born on December 4, 1961, and grew up in Sigested.

He attended the University of Cynebury from 1980 to 1984, where he majored in international relations. While he scored high-marks, people around him later recalled that he was "a heavy partier" who "played as hard as he worked." Heardesunu would later express his "regrets" about the way he acted as a university student, stating that "that past version of [him] almost seems like a completely different person." Heardesunu also competed on the University of Cynebury's varsity skeet shooting team. He graduated with a BA magna cum laude in June 1984.

Early career

Heardesunu joined the Royal Diplomatic Service immediately after graduating in 1984 and initially served as an attaché to the Embassy of Tretrid, Solevia, in Solevera. Upon his recommendation to the position by the Tretridian Ambassador to Solevera, in 1990, Heardesunu was appointed as Consul of the Tretridian consulate in Cilèmonte, Celanora.

Ambassador to Celanora

The Ambassador-at-Large to Novaris submitted his intent to retire from the Royal Diplomatic Service in late 1996, leading Prime Minister Ecgswið Eohbeornesdohter to appoint the Ambassador to Celanora to fulfill the position. The Ambassador to Celanora recommended Heardesunu to the position of Ambassador, noting that his "due diligence in effecting Tretridian foreign policy in his consular assignment" made him an "exemplary" candidate for the assignment. Eohbeornesdohter chose to follow the recommendation and nominated Heardesunu to be the next Ambassador to Celanora, and he was confirmed by the Witenagemot on April 26, 1996. He delivered his letter of credence to the three Celanoran Triarchs on May 10, and took office upon the acceptance of his diplomatic credentials.

Political career

Election to the Witenagemot

Foreign Minister


Return to diplomacy

Ambassador to Hustreache

Ambasador-at-Large to Novaris


Personal life

Heardesunu met Cuðþryð Wynstansdohter when the two were undergraduate students at the University of Cynebury in 1981. The two started dating about a year after Heardesunu joined the Royal Diplomatic Service, and the two became engaged in 1986, after Wynstansdohter received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cynebury. They married in 1987.

Heardesunu has two children, Ceolswið Æthelwinesdohter and Eadwine Æthelwinesunu.