The seventeenth King of D'ni.


Born in 2919, Rakeri was the oldest son of a brother of King Needrah. He took the throne in 3000 at the age of 81. That year, Tevahr was born.

Rakeri, at first, was infuriated at Tevahr's speeches and his apparent disapproval of the culture. He denounced Tevahr and his teachings, and even threatened to have him imprisoned.

In 3081, Rakeri supposedly attended one of his speeches in an effort to ridicule it and give the other side to the public. Instead he ended up in a public debate with Tevahr, and at times had no response to his words, ending up bringing quite a bit of ridicule upon himself. Rakeri returned to his palace and thought about what he had heard. The Prophetess Shama noted that Rakeri was greatly affected by the words and refused to speak to anyone for two days.

Five days later, Rakeri personally invited Tevahr to the palace and later announced that he chose Tevahr as his main prophet. Though women usually took the roles of Prophets, no one argued with the choice; Shama herself was thrilled that Tevahr's wisdom was being sought. Rakeri asked forgiveness from his people for the wrongs of himself and his predecessors. Those who personally witnessed the speech left transformed, something which changed the entire culture.

The people were again unified and much work was done to join the D'ni classes of rich and poor that by that time, had already begun to separate. There was major renovation of deteriorating districts (mostly poor) and construction of a new Theater Company and Concert Hall in the Belari District, one of the poorer districts.

In 3112, Rakeri announced, with Tevahr by his side, plans for grand renovations (an almost complete reconstruction) of the Great Temple. He also announced that the old line of the Great Zero was accurate and should be honored again.

For the remaining years of his reign expansion continued both outside and inside the Cavern, along with almost annual announcements of new mining technology from the Miners.

Tevahr passed away in 3218. Rakeri was so greatly disturbed that he ordered five days of national sadness (followed by minor protests from a few of the remaining sects). Rakeri died the next year, in 3219 at the age of 300, leaving the throne to his first-born son Tejara.