Grand Prince Mstislav
The second Grand Prince, and the oldest son of Vladimir. He fought against the Cumans, and conquered Smolensk in the north overthrowing the Novgorod-friendly council. He was a skilled politician and determined leader with a vision to expand toward the Baltic Sea. He established the Rus as a major power, although at the end of his reign he had difficulties with his brothers who wanted to have their separate ways. He died peacefully in Kiev.
Grand Prince GostislavYaropolk
The third Grand Prince, Mstislav's oldest son, the governor of Pereyaslav. Quite unremarkable as a child, he still has a lot to prove, which he mostly wants to do against Novgorod. However, he seems overwhelmed administering a large empire. He had difficulties to contain his uncles, especially Yurii, who set up his own principality around Azaq.
Faction heir, Gostislav's first son. His marriage to a Venetian princess was supposed to build good connections to Catholics, but the alliance was short-lived.
Mstislav's second son, the governor of Ryazan in the east. He is leading the royal troops the Caucasus campaign. He took Baku and Gorgan from Khwarezm.
Mstislav's third son, the governor of Kiev. Although talented, he is a quite member of the family, satisfied with administering Kiev and helping his brother, Gostislav in his rule.
The second son of Vladimir. Veteran commander, hero of many wars, and the conqueror of Lithuania where he acquired territories for his sons. His personal tragedy that only his youngest son, Volodislav loves him.
Yaropolk's oldest son, the governor of Vilnius. A violent and unpredictable character, he is fighting in Poland to revenge his brother's death. He hates Catholics and pagans alike.
Yaropolk's second son, governor of Mensk - anything but a field commander.
Yaropolk's third son, former governor of Smolensk. He died in battle against Poland at Mensk.
Yaropolk's youngest son, the governor of Riga.
The third and youngest son of Vladimir, the Grand Duke of Azaq, the prcipality he declared independent from Kiev. It was difficult for him to be in the shadow of his two brothers. He made an alliance with the Patrikeev clan and married the clan leader's daughter, Natalia to start building his own princedom in the east, including his attack on the Caucasus. The main conspirator, constantly plotting to get closer to power.
Yurii's oldest son, governor of Caffa. An unremarkable person.
Yurii's second son, governor of Sarkel, commander of the Caucasus campaign. He is talented in both politics and war.