The Stormcrown Interregnum was a seven-year period that occurred during the early Fourth Era in which the Elder Council fractured, thus leading into years of ruthless fighting, scandalous plots, and betrayal. It all began with the murder of Potentate Ocato, leading many to make claims of the Ruby Throne.
Most of these were pretenders to the crown, a few had legitimate claims, though just seeking fame and power. Others still were little more than brutal dullards who thought mere strength of arms was all the entitlement they needed. The Stormcrown Interregnum was finally ended when a Colovian warlord by the name of Titus Mede seized the crown. This began the Mede Dynasty in the year 4E 17.