Rupen of Etchmiadzin
Fictional Character
"The Castle of the Sparrowhawk"
Type of Appearance: Direct POV
Nationality: Etchmiadzin
Religion: Christianity
Date of Birth: 13th century
Occupation: Prince, Explorer, Rebel, Bandit Chieftain
Parents: Unnamed powerful prince

Rupen was the reigning Prince of Etchmiadzin in Armenia. Having grown up in his father's shadow, with feelings of inadequacy as a man himself. he determined to go on a bizarre quest, to find the Castle of the Sparrowhawk in Faerie, and harness the powers of the magical bird therein.

John Mandeville wrote an account of Rupen's travels, but altered the truth to suit his readers' appeal. Among other details, Mandeville chose to refer to him as a King rather than a Prince, to make the story more romantic.


Royal offices
(Fictional Work)
Preceded by
Unnamed father
Prince of Etchmiadzin
("The Castle of the Sparrowhawk")

Late 13th century
Succeeded by
Unnamed usurper