Tsavellas of Yanina
Fictional Character
Appearance(s): Into the Darkness;
Out of the Darkness
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Yanina
Occupation: Monarch

Tsavellas was the king of Yanina during the Derlavaian War. He initially sought to keep his country neutral, but his decision to give King Penda of Forthweg sanctuary angered Swemmel of Unkerlant.[1] Tsavellas refused to turn Penda over to Unkerlant, further provoking Swemmel.[2] Ultimately, the decision was made for Tsavellas: the Kingdom of Lagoas sent an agent to carry Penda away.[3] However, the damage was done: Unkerlant seemed determined to punish Yanina.[4] In response, Yanina allied itself to Algarve, and declared war on Lagoas, attacking Lagoan claims in the austral continent.[5] Not long after, Yanina joined Algarve's war against Unkerlant.[6]

Yanina fought on both the austral continent and Unkerlant for the next year.[7] However, Yanina brought very little in value; Algarve had to expend resources to help its ally out more often than not.[8] As the war turned against Algarve and Yanina, Tsavellas's resolve weakened. When Unkerlant's forces drove into Yanina proper, Tsavellas brokered a peace and a new alliance with Unkerlant, and declared war on Algarve.[9] Thus, he survived the war, but his country was firmly in Unkerlant's thrall.[10]


  1. Into the Darkness, pg. 121.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 142-145.
  3. Ibid., pgs. 292-295.
  4. Ibid., pg. 360.
  5. Ibid., pg. 501.
  6. Ibid., pgs. 669-670.
  7. Darkness Descending, generally.
  8. Through the Darkness, generally.
  9. Jaws of Darkness, pg. 534.
  10. Out of the Darkness, generally.