Les Archons furent les chefs de l'Ancien Royaume. The first Archon was William Black, who rose to power after freeing Albion from the tyrannical rule of The Court. William Black was also the first recorded Will User, which gave rise to a bloodline full of powerful Heroes, who would go on to change and shape the world many times over.

Under William's reign, Albion entered a golden age of peace and prosperity, but his fight with The Court and his time in the The Void had weakened his body and infected him with a wasting illness. Faced with this decay, he vanished from the world, leaving his children, who without enemy to vanquish, had grown petty, selfish and cruel -- which began the corruption of the Old Kingdom.

The Archons – as a ruling class – came to end on the day the Spire was first activated. The Archon who ordered the construction of the spire made the first wish, which destroyed the entire Old Kingdom; whether this was accidental or deliberate remains a mystery.

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  • All Archons, and their succeeding blood relatives, are said to be immortal, though, as seen in Fable II with Rose, and possibly with the Hero of Bowerstone in Fable III, they can be killed.
  • The Archons were the executive rulers of Ancient Athens.
  • In the Legacy of Kain series, Archons are soul devourers.
  • In The Elder Scrolls series Archon is a city in the province of Black Marsh

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